Season 3 is so yesterday, it’s all about Season 4 now, especially after the final gave us such an enticing cliffhanger. But enough about the past – that’s in the past – let’s look forward to the future as we sit in that beautiful moment when anything is possible before all our dreams are dashed by spoilers and promos. I figured why not dream big while we can, so here’s my ultimate wish list for next season. The ten things I REALLY want see in Teen Wolf Season 4.
WARNING: Spoilers for Teen Wolf Season 4 discussed below.
This is kind of a cheat because we already know that lacrosse is coming back, but I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I re-watched Season 1 recently. It’s been almost four years and I still have no idea how this game works, but that doesn’t stop me from being damn invested in the games when they’re actually happening (I’ve yelled at the screen more than once). The added bonus of lacrosse is that it creates a kind of structure to the timeline that makes it easier to follow.
9. Malia Tate as More Than a Plot Device
Poor Malia Tate (Shelley Hennig) didn’t get a fair go in 3B – she was a plot device then she was a random love interest for a fan favorite that also happens to be part of the two most popular ships… it’s like they wanted the audience to hate her (I do not condone this but it happens). But we shouldn’t judge her on what we saw in 3B, especially considering “Echo House” was the worst episode of the season. Now that we know she’s going to be regular for Season 4, I’m interested to see what they do with her. I just hope she has something more than her interactions with Stiles and Peter.
8. More Girls!
We’ve got Malia joining the team but there can never be enough more ladies. Exciting news is that it looks like we’ll get it because a number of old faves are returning in including the deliciously evil Kate Argent (Jill Wagner) and the just plain delicious Braeden (Meagan Tandy). But if we’re making requests I’d love to see more of banshee Meredith (Maya Eshet) – Malia got out of Eichen House surely Meredith can too – and Stiles’ party hook-up Caitlin (Zelda Williams). I can make do with sixteen-year-old Violet and the new, possibly evil, teacher Ms Fleming.
7. Stiles and Derek Interacting
We get it, there is no homo happening here but by keeping these characters apart Teen Wolf is missing out of a seriously awesome dynamic. Season 3B lacked their humorous banter and I missed it. It’s time for these two to start working together again, I’m not saying they have to spend two hours holding each other in a pool but a conversation or two would nice. Don’t deprive the audience of something awesome because you’re afraid of homoerotic subtext – besides shippers will find that even you don’t put them in the same room. That ship has sailed (pun intended).
6. Alpha Scott
Don’t get me wrong, I loved Stiles’ storyline in 3B but by the end I was missing the focus on Beacon Hills friendly neighborhood True Alpha. I want to see more of him as an Alpha, how is he dealing with that? I want to know how he really feels about his father being back in town. I want to see him struggle a little because I’m masochistic like that. We missed a lot of Scott’s development because we were so focused on Stiles in 3B, it’s time to catch up. Whatever, I just want Scott McCall to be the protagonist now that he’s got his trusty sidekick back.
5. Teen Berserkers
Chris Argent mentioned them 3 times and you know that means Berserkers are going to turn up in Beacon Hills. I am all for it, but the story Chris told was about some kids that took things a little too far as lost themselves to the beast. So, if they’re bring in Berserkers I would love it if the three new dudes (Liam, Garrett and Mason) they’re introducing decided to channel Norse warriors because they really want to make first line or something.
4. Melissa McCall and Sheriff Stilinski in Love
This is the only ship that pretty much everyone watching can agree with, and if anyone deserves a little happiness it’s these two. Plus, it would be so funny if they were sneaking around, trying to hide it from Scott and Stiles. That’s like a license to print hilarious hijinks. Come on, the teenage romance is getting boring and repetitive. Let’s do something a little different this time. Parents need love, too, and it’s high time that the Sheriff and Melissa moved on from their losses and found love again.
3. Lydia Mourning Allison
All of the characters are going to affected by Allison’s death, but they’re teenagers, they’re resilient and I know the show doesn’t want to spend too much time dwelling on the sadness. But at the same time, it would be a waste not to use Allison’s death to further the emotional journey of at least one character. If there’s anyone that’s not going to let go of Allison’s death (apart from Chris), it’s Lydia. I REALLY want a significant part of Lydia’s narrative in Season 4 to be motivated by the loss of her best friend. That seems like a fitting tribute to such a fantastic character.
2. New Female Friendships
Allison’s death didn’t just mean the loss of an awesome character but it also heralded the loss of the ONLY female friendship on this show. That’s a situation that needs to be rectified. But why stop at one? There are A LOT of male friendships, let’s see the ladies get in on the platonic action. Lydia might decide to take Malia under her wing like she did with Allison. Malia, Lydia, and Kira could be ladies with superpowers together. Maybe Melissa McCall and Noshiko Yukimura start a mother’s of supernatural teens club? Let’s just get these women talking to each other!
Season 3 was intense – and that was cool, but at times I think it took itself a little bit too seriously. Not that I don’t think Teen Wolf is capable of being serious, but during Season 1 and 2 it was also pretty silly and I liked that. While I love the pain – I’m kinky like that – I miss when this show was fun. Teen Wolf is better than you think, but it’s still a silly MTV show about werewolves and that’s not a bad thing, it’s actually one of the reasons I fell in love with it. So I would like to see them lower the intensity levels – a tiny bit – just enough to remind the audience that this show is supposed to be fun.
What about you guys? What do you want out of Season 4? Let us know in the comments. You never know, some of our wishes might come true.
Author: Undie Girl
Undie Girl (aka Von) has a BA (Hons) Major in Cultural Studies. The title of her honours thesis was “It’s just gay and porn”: Power, Identity and the Fangirl’s Gaze. She’s currently pursuing a Masters of Media Practice at University of Sydney. Von’s a former contributor The Backlot’s column The Shipping News and a current co-host of The Geekiary’s monthly webcast FEELINGS… with The Geekiary.
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