Stop reading if you haven’t watched the ‘Teen Wolf’ season finale. It’s spoiler time!
The saga of the Kanima finally came to an end on the Aug. 13 season finale of Teen Wolf, but not quite how anyone predicted. By the time the dust settled, a villain’s twisted plan was revealed, a blue-eyed werewolf was born, and a fan-favorite couple called it quits. Wolves these days… so dramatic.
I guess I’ll start by congratulating Jackson (Colton Haynes) on finally getting his wish. After being brought to the brink of death by a pissed-off Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) and Peter (Ian Bohen), Jackson was revived by Lydia (Holland Roden) — but instead of reverting to his human form, he became a giant werewolf with dreamy blue eyes. It was just as executive producer Jeff Davis foretold on Twitter!
Still on the topic of Lydia, this episode was a parade of disappointments for Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) and his sham of a love life. It was bad enough that she went over to Stiles’ house just to whine about not being able to see Jackson, but to have to watch Lydia heal Jackson with her love was the icing on Stiles’ angsty teenage cake.
Before the birth of Jackson’s sexy new werewolf self, the gang squared off against Grandpappy Argent, who revealed he was dying of cancer. Not one to miss an opportunity for sneaky murder, Scott switched Gerard’s pills with mountain ash, thus treating the viewers to a grotesque scene in which Gerard basically black-vomited out all of his innards. It was as gross (and awesome) as it sounds. Of course, the question remains: Is he really dead? Where did he slither off to?
And then came the breakup: Allison (Crystal Reed) once again explained to Scott that they can’t be together, cuing a tearful goodbye and — I assume — a whole lot of angry fans. Seriously, why can’t anyone on this show make a stable relationship last?
Of course, the finale didn’t just wrap up the loose ends of season two; it also set the stage for a super-sized season three! First, Peter informed his werewolf pals Derek and Isaac (Daniel Sharman) that a new gang of Alphas are on their way to Beacon Hills. No, wait … they’re already there! Gasp! Also, Ms. Morrell (Bianca Lawson) and her DAD, the veterinarian, proved to know a lot more about werewolves than they’ve been letting on. Between the leather get-ups and the ambiguous banter, I’m going to assume we’ll see them next season as well.
Give me your review of the Teen Wolf season finale: Are you glad Jackson is finally a werewolf? Do you think Gerard is still alive? And who do you think Lydia belongs with, Jackson or Stiles? Drop me a comment with your reactions and your hopes for season three!
— Andy Swift
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