While everyone is freaking out over the shipping aspect of Jennifer, let’s go back to plot for a second.
I firmly believe she’s going to end up being involved with the Darach or the Darach itself.
So I began doing research to help prove my rather loosely based lack of a theory that was merely gut feeling than anything else.
Let’s start off from the first moment we see Ms. Blake, she walks into a classroom after having texted all of her students THIS excerpt from ‘A book they will be reading’
"The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness"
This excerpt is from a Joseph Conrad book and it’s called Heart of Darkness.
Seems a little bit ominous don’t you think?
So is the story the excerpt is from.
The story itself is about a man that tells his story of his visit to Africa as an agent for the trading firm he’s working for. The natives hate the Pilgrims and are essentially at war with each other and the story goes into the brutalities witnessed by the main character but he meets a man that the Africans have held prisoner but also consider a god of sorts and is ‘rescued’ but alas Kurtz falls ill and goes mad and dies.
That’s pretty much the small gist of the story.
Doesn’t sound too related does it?
In retrospect it isn’t but there’s some interesting subtext that could either come to light in Teen Wolf or just be interesting coincidence.
I mean honestly Heart of Darkness is a widely taught story so it’s not like Ms. Blake chose a random story out of the blue.
But again let’s go with the theory that Heart of Darkness is foreshadowing Teen Wolf in certain ways unknown to us.
Before we go into this quote let’s discuss The Threefold Death first and foremost.
The Threefold Death has different meanings but the one Teen Wolf seems to be using is of Norse Mythology and you can take it however you’d like but basically The Threefold Death is a sacrifice to ‘deities’
Teen Wolf specifically stated that sometimes sacrifices were in preparation for great battle.
Hold on boys and girls cause now shit starts to get interesting.
What if the great battle they’re talking about is Ragnarok?
Ragnarok as many know is basically end of the world and then Adam and Eve story of Norse mythology except Norse came first and it’s way cooler.
In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie was said to have the duty of sending souls of warriors to Odin’s Valhalla in preparation for the coming final battle of Ragnarok
Now we’re getting somewhere.
Could Valkyries be involved somehow? Druid Valkyries?
The quote Jennifer gave from Heart of Darkness during class is pretty reminiscent of a possible foreshadowing of Ragnarok.
Oh you forgot about Heart of Darkness didn’t you?
How about we head on over to that story.
“The word ‘ivory’ rang in the air, was whispered, was sighed. You would think they were praying to it. A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse. By Jove! I’ve never seen anything so unreal in my life. And outside, the silent wilderness surrounding this cleared speck on the earth struck me as something great and invincible, like evil or truth, waiting patiently for the passing away of this fantastic invasion.”
Ivory was typically used by Vikings to create caskets and once more this excerpt could easily be talking about Odin and Ragnarok if applied to Teen Wolf.
Oddly enough the meaning of it in the story itself is actually related to racism as is most of the story as it tackles the constant theme.
“It was unearthly, and the men were—No, they were not inhuman. Well, you know, that was the worst of it—the suspicion of their not being inhuman. It would come slowly to one. They howled and leaped, and spun, and made horrid faces; but what thrilled you was just the thought of their humanity—like yours—the thought of your remote kinship with this wild and passionate uproar. Ugly. Yes, it was ugly enough; but if you were man enough you would admit to yourself that there was in you just the faintest trace of a response to the terrible frankness of that noise, a dim suspicion of there being a meaning in it which you—you so remote from the night of first ages—could comprehend. And why not?”
Again the meaning in the story of this quote is a tackling of the race theme but relate it to Teen Wolf?
It’s like he’s describing Werewolves and…something else?
I’m not sure if this is all intentional but these parallels are one hell of a coincidence.
But let’s change gears to Druids because it’s clearly a theme with the Norse theme which kind of go hand in hand.
Here’s a site that described something interesting
"There is also archaeological evidence of female Druids who led their tribes or clans through the many feasts and the holy days throughout the year. Their ceremonies and rites were performed in groves of oak trees and in the presences of mistletoe. The Druids held oak and mistletoe very sacred, according to Pliny. The word Druid comes from the Gaelic word “darach” and the Greek word “drus” both which mean “oak.”
This stood out to me, sounds pretty damn familiar right?
Yep, sure does.
So women performed these ceremonies too.
Also doesn’t this imply that Deaton is probably a druid or has been taught the ways of a druid in some form or another?
He implied he knew what is coming so does this mean he knows that Ragnarok is coming?
Is Morrell a Druidess? Could she be the Darach? Is it implying that Morrell is the one who’s magic went evil and Ms Blake is an accomplice along with Harris who could possibly have been a Druid too?
Did Deaton take the high road and refuse to help them bring about Ragnarok but realize there’s nothing he can do to stop it?
Is Ms. Blake even involved at all?
Is SHE the darach?
What do the werewolves have to do with Ragnarok?
Why the Alpha’s?
Is it really all Norse based or is the Threefold death all actually Merlin’s doing?
Now that would be a twist.