Only five episodes remain for Scott McCall's pack in Teen Wolf, and Season 6 has introduced new characters and new evils at a lightning-fast pace, sometimes to the point of confusion. With all of the wheels in motion, fans have to wonder if there will be time to conclude every plot, answer questions that are still hanging in the air, and resolve character arcs before the finale airs.
Perhaps many of these points of contention won't be buttoned up until the podcast or the revival of the series, which is already beginning to be discussed. But it doesn't seem fair to leave viewers hanging when they've spent the last six years devoted to this series. Let's take a look at the characters and the issues that need resolution before we say goodbye to the residents of Beacon Hills.
Kate Argent Needs To Be Found And Destroyed
Presumably Kate will return in the last five episodes, but she had a fairly large arc previously, so having her pop in for one episode won't do the character justice. On top of that, she was difficult to kill the first time around, so ending her life too easily will seem like a cop-out. If there is any justice, she'll end her father, Gerard's, life for Scott McCall's pack, saving them some trouble.
Will We See Peter Hale again?
Derek's uncle has been conspicuously missing from Beacon Hills this season even though he played a fairly substantial role in Season 6a. As Malia's father, he wanted to protect her when she was in danger, and now that his daughter is being hunted, shouldn't he be present? It's a little disconcerting that he hasn't shown up before now, and it will be disappointing if he isn't present for a significant portion of the final episodes.
The Creature From The Wild Hunt Needs To Be Destroyed
Now that the town's supernatural beings know they are being hunted by Gerard Argent's team, their focus will shift to staying alive. Yet, there is a creature that needs to be dealt with, the one that is causing fears to escalate in Beacon Hills.
So along with fighting Argent, McCall's pack will need to squeeze in time to eliminate this entity, and since this thing is a new introduction this season, it shouldn't be disposed of too quickly or easily.
Who Will Be The Major Character To Die?
The death of Brent came as a surprise, but executive producer Jeff Davis said one more thing is coming. Usually, when a major death occurs we have time to process it, to grieve for the character. But that may not be the case, and this one death could very well obliterate everything else taking place this season.
Why Is Derek Hale Being Hunted By The FBI?
The character arc began in the first episode of this season, and we've yet to discover why Derek is wanted by the FBI. The way this was presented, it seemed like it would be a major plot point; however, it has fallen to the wayside since.
Will Beacon Hill Accept The Supernatural?
This is asking a lot out of five remaining episodes, but somehow, the students at Beacon Hill High School and the residents of the town are either going to have to learn to accept the supernatural beings, or their memories are going to have to be erased. Either way, it's going to take a lot more than a few hours to resolve this plot point, but Teen Wolf doesn't have that much time.
Along with all of these issues, McCall's pack still has to eliminate the threat of Gerard Argent, which, according to EP Jeff Davis, will include a war. Also, Scott and Malia will begin a romance, and Jackson, Derek, Stiles, and Ethan are also returning within the next few episodes, presumably to help with the final battle.
While I don't doubt a plan is in motion, there is a lot of ground to cover, and some of it might end up being rushed even with a 50-minute finale. Teen Wolf has always delivered with strong season finales, but they always had another season to fix whatever was left behind. When the 100th episode airs, they are out of time.
Davis has promised, though, that the finale will leave viewers satisfied. That's a big promise to keep, but we're going to have to trust him.
Do you think Teen Wolf has bitten off more than it can chew?