More than anything, this episode reminds me of "To Love Is To Bury," thematically, because we've reached that halfway point, in the season, where things are breaking open -- last year it was Gran's funeral, which pretty much rewrote the entire direction of things -- and this time it's not about grieving and inaction and eating pie, but about action and passion and giving in, one way or the other. So another name for Maryann is Werewolf Boyfriend, if you look at it from that angle. It can't be Vampire Boyfriend all the time. Werewolf Boyfriend is just as scary, if you do it right. And can be just as beautiful.