The latest Teen Wolf episode seems to have just set up what’s going to go down in the rest of the second half of Season 5. But first, Scott and Stiles need to reassemble their pack, which isn’t exactly going to be easy.
The Beast has now shown its big self – and has been caught on camera – after its attack in the last Teen Wolf. Originally, they think it’s just another chimera, that they need to look into a missing kid, but it’s not. It’s an old creature that the Dread Doctors have brought back, one that means that the two packs (Scott and Theo’s) have a bigger problem on their hands than each other. It’s also one that means that they need help (or, at least, information) from someone who knows what it is, in this case, Gerard (thanks to a visit from Argent to get him back on his feet).
It was recently revealed that Crystal Reed is returning to Teen Wolf, but she’s not coming back as Allison. Instead, she’s playing Marie-Jeanne Valet, who encountered the Beast in France in the 1700s in the February 23 episode, “The Maid of Gévaudan.” That same episode will see Gilles Marini and Lachlan Buchanan guest starring in the flashbacks, playing, according to TVLine, a French soldier, whose return home is marred by the fact that this beast has been attacking those he knows, and Henri, a “wise but guarded” “recluse from the Argent family line” who “knows quite a bit about the supernatural world,” respectively.
As for the Beast, showrunner Jeff Davis told Entertainment Weekly that they wanted it “huge” and “very fast.”
“[The Beast] partially comes out of the myths that have always fascinated me about shadow creatures. It’s inspired a little bit by them, inspired a little bit by comic books — by beasts as huge as the Hulk or the Abomination or Venom. He’s got oily black skin kind of like Venom, and then there are the teeth that we wanted to make razor sharp and huge. We knew that we wanted to make something that looked massive and muscular and just powerful.”
As Gerard has shared – he’ll reveal more about it in the 14th episode of Teen Wolf Season 5 – the Beast has one purpose: to kill. That seems to have factored into the eye color choice, according to Davis.
“That sort of goes to the moral compass of The Beast. It’s all black and white, and the Beast is purely evil.”
Elsewhere, Lydia is in Eichen House, which is an obstacle in the pack getting back together, but fortunately, it seems that this may be the best place for her to learn more about what she can do. In the last episode, during an out-of-body experience, to her surprise, she reunited with Meredith, who told her she was going to teach her what she can do and how she can use her voice as a weapon.
“Her finding her power is critical to the season,” Davis has told EW.
In fact, he’s called the two-parter coming up – the 15th and 16th episodes of the season – “the breaking-Lydia-out-of-Eichen episode.”
But it sounds like they’re going to be getting the rest of the pack together first because this seems to be something that’s going to be an all-hands-on-deck rescue. There’s Kira, who’s currently dealing with skinwalkers in the desert, Malia, who’s dealing with her own family drama, and Liam, who doesn’t quite know how to say “I’m sorry.” At least, Davis has set a timetable of sorts on getting everyone back together.
“Episode 13, they journey out to the desert to get Kira back. Episode 14 is trying to pull Malia back into the pack, and by then, Scott has found that one of the most important ones to him is Liam.”
“Teen Wolf” Season 5B airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on MTV.
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