Season 4 of ‘Teen Wolf’ premieres June 23, and a LOT happened in Season 3B. See below for five things to know before we dive in!
Season 4 of Teen Wolf is finally upon us, and after the action and sorrow-packed season that was 3B, we thought you might need a refresher course. For those of you who need to be caught up, or for those who simply can’t wait and need all the Teen Wolf they can get, check out the top five things to know before the premiere, from cold hard facts to our best guesses. Careful – SPOILERS are below!
‘Teen Wolf’ Season 4 Spoilers — New Characters, Kate Argent, The Benefactor & More
Season 4 spoiler roundup below!
1. New Characters Ahoy!
1a. Liam (Dylan Sprayberry), a handsome (obviously), cocky transfer student to Beacon Hills High. A freshman — played by an actual 15-year-old — Liam is rumored to be a bit of a troublemaker, who (SPOILER!!) becomes Scott’s first-ever beta. And we thought Derek liked ‘em young.
1b. Mason (Khylin Rambo) brings the representation as a gay athlete who is rumored to be recreating the Danny-and-Jackson friendship from Season 1 and 2 (shut up, you’re crying) and will be besties with Garrett (Mason Dye). He will also be involved with the supernatural element.
1c. Not much is known about Garrett, but we do know that he’s Mason’s best friend, and that he’ll be on the lacrosse team.
1d. The character of Brett (Cody Saintgue) was only announced on June 16, and so not much is known as of yet. All we know so far is that he was Liam’s rival at the school that Liam transferred away from. Looks like Liam and Brett will be rivals again for Rivals 2: The Rivalry! (Not apologizing for that.)
There are a few other characters that have been announced, but we don’t know who’s playing them yet, so, moving on!
2. Kate Argent Is A Werejaguar
Remember Kate Argent (Jill Wagner)? Yeah, she’s a werejaguar, and her machinations have led to Derek being captured and tortured in some mysterious way — again. All Derek does is get captured. We’d applaud Teen Wolf‘s subversion of the damsel in distress trope, but we’re not so sure that’s their goal.
Anyway, we don’t know how Kate being a werejaguar is a thing, but we can probably assume that it won’t be explained other than the fact that she was scratched, not bitten — in our interview with Shelley Hennig, she revealed to HollywoodLife.com that Season 4 won’t delve into the explanation for the fact that she, despite being Peter’s daughter, is a werecoyote.
My proposed tagline for Season 5? Teen Wolf: Not Really Interested In The Finer Details Of Its Own Mythology.
3. Allison Is Dead, JR Bourne Is In Paris, And He Probably Left Isaac There
Not to reopen old wounds or anything, but, Allison (Crystal Reed) is still dead. Whomp. After her death, Chris (JR Bourne) and Isaac (Daniel Sharman) took off to Paris to get rid of the triskelion box which had the evil nogitsune fly (I DON’T KNOW) trapped inside. Daniel Sharman has left Teen Wolf in favor of The CW’s The Originals, and we can only assume that, hilariously, Chris left Isaac in Paris.
JR revealed in an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife.com that Chris will get called back to Beacon Hills after Scott asks for his help in dealing with The Benefactor and other related supernatural mayhem. Allison’s loss will be deeply felt throughout the season, as will the new code — “We protect those who cannot protect themselves.”
4. Stalia Is A Thing — Sorry ‘Bout It
In Season 3B’s “Echo House,” Malia and Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) hooked up in the basement of the psychiatric institution they were both staying in. Not super romantic, not super healthy. But it waaaas sexy. Fight me about it. Dylan revealed at Alpha Con in Vienna that sex between the two was indeed implied, but that he wasn’t really down with filming anything more explicit than what ended up making it to air. That said, many Teen Wolf loyalists are unhappy with how their relationship has developed, and all sides have their very valid points.
However, their relationship continues in Season 4, as Malia considers Stiles to be her “mate,” and both creator Jeff Davis and the cast are enthusiastic about their relationship. Having seen the premiere, I can almost guarantee that even the Stalia haters will be down with Malia and her expanded role for the season, independent from her relationship with Stiles! Or they won’t, and they are free to come after me in the night.
5. The Big Bad For The Season Is The Benefactor
Finally, just to prepare you for the season arc, the Big Bad for Teen Wolf‘s fourth season is The Benefactor. He or she is behind a dead pool of assassins who have been hired to take out the supernatural residents of Beacon Hills. So… everybody, then? Every single person? We see a couple of baddies in the trailer above, including that scary mouthless thing and the floaty zombie thing — are they the supernaturals that are being taken out, or are they The Benefactor’s assassins?
As for The Benefactor, I’m thinking it’s an Argent. Gerard is still alive, after all, and we never saw a body after Chris stabbed Victoria (Eaddy Mays) in Season 2. To refresh your memory, she was bitten by Derek and it was the hunter code at the time to basically euthanize any hunter who had been bitten by an Alpha. However, as Chris’ knife went in, her eyes had turned yellow, and the change had already begun. Who’s to say she didn’t survive? If anybody has a grudge, it’s her. Furthermore, Eaddy is also still a huge part of Teen Wolf, appearing at many fan conventions.
Chris, too, may have gone off the deep end after Allison’s death — in our interview with JR, he mentioned that Chris is feeling very vengeful when he returns to Beacon Hills, and he used the same word to describe The Benefactor’s motivations. Coincidence?!?! Well, OK — very possibly.
So, HollywoodLifers, tell us: what are you most looking forward to this season? If it’s world-building, you might find yourself very disappointed. Do you see yourself sailing any new ships this season? Are you looking forward to Stalia, or will you be retreating into fanworks? Which new character are you most looking forward to meeting? Tell me all your thoughts below!
– Amanda Michelle Steiner