The strange and exciting first season of Teen Wolf ended with a finale equally as strange and even more exciting.
"Code Breaker" was filled with suspense, action, some romance and a few unlikely heroes. It answered a bunch of questions, but left us asking twice as many by the time everything was said and done. As we await next summer, here are a few of my burning questions:
1. Did Derek put any real thought into letting Scott kill the Alpha? If not, is this still the same guy that we all grew to love throughout the season? Even if he becomes less sincere as the new Alpha, Derek will always be the coolest dude on the block. I mean, did you see him channel his inner Rufio as he staked his claim as the new Alpha?2. Does Derek killing the Alpha truly mean that Scott has no chance of being cured? Is the point of the show simply going to be that Scott can make in this world as a werewolf? Or will we soon find out that there is another way to un-wolf yourself? If Allison is willing to love him and all of his hairy face, what's the difference really?
3. What will happen to Jackson after Derek ate his face off? I don't see him dying as a likely outcome, but who knows if Derek can control himself now that he has all of those Alpha powers? I'm sure he will just become part of the pack with Alpha Derek and Scotty. That should create some interesting dynamics.
4. Now what about little miss Lydia? She's not a werewolf, but she's not dying from the bite... interesting. I have no guesses as to what that means, but I'm sure it will be something exciting for season two.
While the finale left us with plenty of questions, it also answered a few, and brought some interesting closure to the first season.
Stiles is a wimpy nerd, but he is also a pretty big stud. When placed face to face with the alpha, and given every reason in the world to accept "the bite," he stone cold turned it down. Now that is a kid who doesn't need to worry about peers pressuring him into drinking or drugs. On top of all that, he came in and helped take down the Alpha with those fire bombs. He never once surfed on top of a van, but he certainly had a great season.
There was a method to the Alpha's madness, as he was killing everyone who had something to do with burning his family six years ago. I was even almost ready to be okay with his actions, and certainly was excited when he destroyed Kate like that... but when he went after Allison for no reason? He lost all credibility.
Kate deserved it, but who would have thought that Chris was going to be the one to save the day? I pegged him as the main villain at the beginning, so it was a pleasant surprise to watch him come to his senses and criticize his sister for breaking "the code." It definitely helps the series at this point to find out that these hunters do in fact have some sort of code. If they were just killing any and every werewolf they found, it would get increasingly more difficult to have a show.
Season two could go in a number of ways, but with Derek as the Alpha, Jackson and Lydia with possible supernatural futures, Allison finally knowing Scott's deal, and Chris's final discussion with his wife, we may all be in for a whole lot of fun. I'll be looking forward to the next installment of this MTV series. How about all of you?
Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.