TEEN WOLF 3B THEORY/SPECULATION: Is that a bite mark on Stiles’ wrist?
Is Stiles having hallucinations where he “turns into a giant monster with red eyes and fangs”? The very monster that nearly tempted him to give in to his dark side at the end of season 1?
Peter is back to his insane alpha ways now, and we know Peter knows how to do the alpha mind whammy. A new alpha would want to establish a strong pack filled with betas he likes. And Peter likes Stiles.
But the problem back when Peter turned Scott is that Scott was turned without consent, so Scott never displayed any loyalty for Peter; thus, Peter was never really able to build a pack. Also, in 1x12, Peter basically shows us he knows how to suss out Stiles’ darker desires. And at this point, he’s had over a year to vet Stiles and figure out what makes him tick.
So, what if Peter is using the alpha mind whammy to give Stiles a taste of what it might be like to be a werewolf? (Because this is a rational way to woo someone if you’re Peter Hale and your sanity has been burned out of you—twice.)
This season is all about the man vs. beast theme. Perhaps Stiles will learn he’s had a wolf in him all along, clawing at the darkest recesses of his mind. The darkness from the Nemeton has brought it to the surface, so he’s either going to be consumed by this wolf (dark!Stiles, anyone?), or he’s going to figure out how to tame it. Because you’ve got to tame the wolf before you let it out of its cage (i.e. BAMF!STILES ENDGAME WITH SPARK ACTION ALL AROUND KTHX).