Part of me went away from this finale feeling disappointed; initially I thought that a lot of this season felt like it was of very little consequence in the end. After a bit of thought I’m a lot happier with it, and I can see that it definitely finished this season with a few changes.
Maybe I was being harsh by likening it to last season which changed the show so dramatically. With Allison’s death and the departure of a few others there was a massive shift in the dynamics and tone of the series between this season and last, but there’s a definitely a lot of baggage that’s going to feed into next year.
I was starting to feel a bit disappointed that Kate ending up being a pawn in Peter’s game, and I was even more let down when I thought she was about to be offed after just one season of her being set loose in all her panther glory. I’m glad she’s still out there, and that Chris let her go. Maybe there’s a slight, teeny chance she could turn it all around. I’d like to see that. I’d also be happy with her continuing to play the super bitch too. Either way I’m just happy she’ll be back.
As for Derek, I’m not sure. The fact that he’s evolved is nice, but I felt like his place in the series had been seriously undermined. Maybe this transformation could be good for him. He’s shown a different side to himself this season, and I think it’s something that desperately needed to be done for him to stay relevant. His old grumpy brooding shtick was wearing thin with me.
I’m a little upset that Peter will be done with the series for a while. I don’t think his relationship with Malia was explored half as well as it could have been, and his chemistry with the cast will be missed a lot; even more than his v-necks, but he got great send-off.
What did get decent exploration are Lydia’s abilities, with them becoming incredibly important in this seasons major arc. It’s just a shame that Lydia herself isn’t getting as much attention as she should. I like to think of her as Teen Wolf’s major heroine now that Allison’s gone, and when she’s on screen she certainly commands attention. It’s telling that she can just float in and out and still have that kind of presence in the show, but I really would like to see more of her next season, whether it’s watching her lead another mystery, or shouldering the investigation into another with Jordan.
As for Scott, I think he still becomes more and more of a leader every week, and this episode culminated his transformation into daddy wolf perfectly. I’m not looking forward to Liam continuing on into season five all that much, but I am looking forward to watching Scott continue to develop in that same direction.
There was plenty of action in this one, enough to satisfy me until next season arrives (whenever that is), and after a little reflection I think it did end the season well. I just hope that we see what really works for the show being recognised, and what doesn’t being taken out of the picture because there’s a lot of untapped potential still and it would be a shame if it was drowned out by characters overstaying their welcome, and others fading into obscurity.
Kira is started to develop her powers a lot more by tapping into her healing abilities.
We still don’t know what Deputy Parrish is, but I think that he might be a big part of season five.
He Said, She Said
Scott: “You were never an Alpha Peter, but you were always a monster.”
Originally posted at PandaTV.