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Jun. 05, 2011
60 min.
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Teen Wolf

The series revolves around social outcast Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills. Scott's life drastically changes when he is bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. Now he must learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day teenage life. The following characters are instrumental to his struggle: Stiles, his best friend; Allison, his love interest who comes from a family of werewolf hunters; and Derek, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past.

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Derek Hale was born into a family of werewolves. His mother, Talia, was much respected within the werewolf community meaning Young Derek came into contact with members of a number of other packs. He and his family lived in Hale House in Beacon Hills, California and he attended Beacon Hills High School.

Peter Hale claims a 15-year-old Derek conspired with an Alpha (Ennis) to have Derek's girlfriend (Paige) bitten in hopes of turning her into a werewolf. The process didn't take and, to end her suffering, Derek killed her. Having taken an innocent life, his eyes changed from yellow to blue.

Sometime later, Derek entered into a relationship with werewolf hunter Kate Argent. She used him to gather information on his family making him an unwitting accomplice to the arson fire at Hale House that killed most of his family.

After his Uncle Peter killed the conspirators involved in the fire, Derek killed him and took the status of Alpha Werewolf.

In order to save the life of his sister Cora, long thought dead in the fire, Derek gave up the spark that made him an Alpha. His eyes turned from red back to blue.

Scott McCall initially blames Derek for biting him and turning him into a werewolf. Derek claims he was not responsible, and that another werewolf The Alpha is the one who bit Scott. Derek assumes the role of a mentor to Scott, explaining what it means to be a werewolf and how to control his new instincts and nature. He also attempts to keep Scott away from The Alpha, explaining that the beast wants Scott to kill with him and join his pack. Derek tells Scott that if The Alpha finds him, Scott will have to kill with him or be killed.

Kate Argent returns to Beacon Hills seeking the Alpha in Magic Bullet. She is part of a family of werewolf Hunters and shoots Derek in the arm on her first night back in town. The bullet was tipped with Nordic Blue Monkshood (wolfsbane). The bullet poisoned him, bringing him near to death. Scott helped to save his life by stealing another of the bullets from Kate’s bag during dinner with the Argent family. Derek cured himself by burning the wolfsbane from the bullet and putting the ashes on his wound.

Lead hunter, Chris Argent, believed Derek knew the identity of the Alpha and ordered that he be tracked in hopes he would lead the hunters to The Alpha, but when Derek revealed to Kate that he did not know, she tried to kill him (contrary to the hunter’s moral code to not kill any werewolf not proven to have spilled human blood). In Heart Monitor, Derek was attacked by The Alpha at Beacon Hills High School. The Alpha attacked from behind and lifted him off the ground as gouts of blood poured from his mouth. There was much speculation that Derek was dead after this attack but he returned two episodes later.

At the end of Lunatic, on the night of the full moon, Derek seemed fully recovered and stopped Scott from attacking Jackson and Allison. Then, the two werewolves fought in the woods until Scott regained control of himself. Scott asks if there is a cure and Derek says he has heard of one, killing the Alpha responsible for the bite, but that he doesn’t know if it is true.

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06x17 - Werewolves of London
Season 6, Episode 17
01x04 - Magic Bullet
Season 1, Episode 04
04x10 - Monstrous
Season 4, Episode 10
06x14 - Face-to-Faceless
Season 6, Episode 14
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