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Teen Wolf Season Finale Review: Want The Bite?

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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:

Derek vs. Scott

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?

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I think my mouth was hanging open I was so into this episode. Loved Stiles asking the Alpha- You still want him in your pack?-after the Alpha finds out Scott's id and password are both Allison. And why are so many villains like the Alpha effeminate? Why yes I do have examples. The devil in Constantine, the King Russell Edgington in True Blood, the vampire Lestat, thought Tom Cruise definitely gave him a softer touch. Back to this great show, will be glad to see it again next year but I have a life. I can wait. Derek makes me wanna call him Daddy.

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Can somebody explain the deal with Derek's sister? What had the picture of the deer to do with it all?

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AWESOME FINALE! Answered all our questions but opened some new ones to explore next season. Lydia is definetly a smart girl, maybe shes a new breed of Wolf? Or some kind of epic species of her own? The rest of the wolf hunters are definetly gonna be after the wolves supposedly based on what Allisons father said at the end of the episode.. I have a feeling the new pack will face alot of tension & problems with Jackson being the newest member. I sense either Jackson will get power hungry, or he will be extremely selfish, and something bad will happen to him. I still think he has something genetically "warewolf" in him, and it will soon be discovered. (He is adopted, remember).I stand by the theory that he is an Alpha by birth. Cant wait until season two. Its a shame we have to wait so long. Stiles definitely wins the character of the Season award. Hes comic relief but he still moves the show along. Derek is still the hottest though :)

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AWESOME FINALE! Answered all our questions but opened some new ones to explore next season. Lydia is definetly a smart girl, maybe shes a new breed of Wolf? Or some kind of epic species of her own? The rest of the wolf hunters are definetly gonna be after the wolves supposedly based on what Allisons father said at the end of the episode.. I have a feeling the new pack will face alot of tension & problems with Jackson being the newest member. I sense either Jackson will get power hungry, or he will be extremely selfish, and something bad will happen to him. I still think he has something genetically "warewolf" in him, and it will soon be discovered. (He is adopted, remember).I stand by the theory that he is an Alpha by birth. Cant wait until season two. Its a shame we have to wait so long. Stiles definitely wins the character of the Season award. Hes comic relief but he still moves the show along. Derek is still the hottest though :)

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Wow....What a great ending,And Derek one sexy alpha,What did jackson mean when he told Derek.I helped you? So many questions,Can,t wait untill next summer.....

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The finale was great, Derek becoming the Alpha was a pleasant suprise just hope he doesn't become pure evil to the point he'd have to be Taken down. The guy that plays Jackson has the busiest schedule out of the Teen wolf cast so i believe that ending for him is open so if he can return he'd live and if he can't he'll die..gonna be along year folks..

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i think it should have ended when Derek said that he was the Alpha. That would have been just AMAZING

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That season finale was SOOOO EPIC!!!!! I watched it twice cause it was that good .. I'm actually shocked that Derek is the Alpha I didn't see that coming at all he didn't think at all he just killed him, Kate I'm glad she's gone I knew she was bad from the first moment I saw her, Jackson I want to know what's going to happen to him now and Lydia werid I want to know what she's going to be, now for Scott and Allison I'm glad that their in love and she stayed with him their love is so strong that's what I love about them it's great, now I want to know what's going to happen to him now that Derek is that Alpha.. CAN WAIT TELL NEXT YEAR!

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The writers of the show said they're one rule was 'No vampires!', so I don't think we have to worry about that with Lydia. They did say that they would bring other supernatural things in to the show though. Guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm anxious to see what the deal with the vet is.
I'm SOOO glad Kate is gone. She was just a psychopath. I kind of had a feeling she would die. Let's give Derek a love interest that doesn't want to kill him.

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I don't know whether anyone else put this theory forward with regards to Lydia, but maybe because the one who turned her was killed within a certain amount of time of turning her, then it stopped her from becoming a wolf? just a theory. Grr, love Derek ;) And Stiles, gosh he's adorable. I wonder if the Mifi AT & T people are trying to reach a target audience, specifically those who love werewolves? ;)