Kate Argent wakes up in a car, seeming confused as to why she’s there (tequila, tequila will do it to you every time). There’s a cassette in the radio (a cassette? Is this a flashback?) labelled play me – she does and hears a history of the Hale family and how they used the triskelion to control their wolfiness
Outside the car, Kate and her berserkers have massacred a whole pack of assassins (presumably who got a copy of the list) and she wants to know, from one of the very very very few survivors, who is paying them. Unfortunately, none of them knows who the Benefactor is, which is so very pesky. Kate finds this all very tiresome that people only whine about the agonising pain and dying rather than giving her useful answers (kind of like trying to get any help from my bank). She has a new question about the tape and one of the not-quite-dead assassins tells her someone else got one, kids (or apparently kids) called “The Orphans”
Another assassin shoots Kate non-lethally with his last bullet which was… unwise. She tries to shoot him but completely loses control and werejaguars all over him which is much much messier
To the school! The fallout of last episodes events are still apparent, Coach is not happy about Garrett who is missing and wanted by the police and Scott and his dad have a whole moment (alas, this is a “I’m trying to be a better father” moment rather than a “rawr I’m going to kill you you awful character” moment.) Amusingly, Rafe thinks he needs to be around so Melissa can pick up double shifts at the hospital – as if Melissa doesn’t live at the hospital already!. Violet is arrested by Parrish and she realises his name is on the LIST OF DEATH.
Rafe, as an FBI agent (who is not dead) realises that Violet’s weapon of choice, a thermal cut wire, is very very unusual and she may be behind rather a few murders he has on file. Garrett and Violet are the “Oprhans” because they don’t have parents. Well, as far as nifty nicknames goes it kind of fails when it’s just a literal descriptor.
Scott and Liam search The Orphan’s locker to find a whole wadge of money. Scott tells Liam he’s found nothing
At the vet’s office, someone has pulled Dr. Deaton out of his plot box because he’s useful! They’re trying to cure the now frothing and seizing Brett since he’s been infected with yellow wolfsbane by The Orphans (wolfsbane now comes in colours. Kind of like kryptonite). Unfortunately, they have to hold him down so Deaton can cut him which leads to lots of snark, stiles being thrown across the room and Peter applying a fist full of anaesthetic. Well, a fist acting as anaesthetic anyway.
While Deaton saves Brett, Derek and Peter share significant looks about the claw marks on Derek’s arm – that insta heal after a brief delay, and Peter’s super strength. On the floor, Brett keeps chanting the same chant the other wolves have used to hold control: Three things cannot long be hidden, the sun, the moon, the truth.” Which Deaton recognises as Buddhist and the music department recognises as Significant. Derek and Peter recognise the chant and we have a brief flashback of an Asian werewolf, Peter calls Satomi.
Over to chez McCall and Melissa is on the phone with the electricity company that has cut off their power – she’s three months overdue (hence the double shifts, I guess, though she has always worked them). Scott hears everything with his wolfy hearing. Under his bed is the money from The Orphans’ locker.