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Teen Wolf Season 4: Can’t Go Back (aka the Transition Season) (SPOILERS)


Season four of “Teen Wolf” was okay.  It wasn’t as exciting as the previous season.  It served as a transition season; there was a large shift in the members of the pack.  I don’t like the new characters as much as the ones we had lost (Allison, Isaac, even Danny).  There was also less character development in season four.  The focus was on action, which just isn’t as interesting to me.

Season four did resolve some of the plot holes from season three, such as who attacked the twins, Ethan and Aiden, and the truth about Peter.  It was satisfying to see these plotlines resolved.

The two characters with the most character development in season four were newcomers, Malia and Liam.  I didn’t like either of them at first, but they’ve started to grow on me.  Malia was a lost, misunderstood girl, who focused her energy on creating a better life for herself.  And Liam was an arrogant, angry boy, who learned to rely on others for support.  I’m curious to see how they continue to grow within the pack.

I loved the dynamic between Scott and Liam.  It reminded me of a big/little relationship in a sorority or fraternity.  Scott took on the role of a mentor.  It was also fascinating to see another character be turned into a werewolf.  This time, we were on the other side.  We knew what to expect and were able to experience the transformation from a new perspective.

It was pretty epic to see everyone working together in the season finale.  Scott’s pack, Derek, Braeden, Parish, and the hunters all joined forces to defeat Kate and Peter.

Season four had some great cinematography.  All around, I was impressed with the set and lighting. Even the action scenes were impressive.  The directors used different angles and slow motion to emphasize certain movements.  It was big screen quality.

My favorite eye candy on “Teen Wolf” disappeared.  Where’s Isaac?  He was not in a single episode, and the writers didn’t provide any explanation for his absence.  Yes, the London excuse for Jackson was lame, but at least it provided us some closure.  To make things worse, the characters acted as if Isaac never existed.  Last time we saw him, he finally found his place in the pack and was even living with Scott’s family.  Where did he go?  And why does no one seem to care?

What happened to Scott’s father?  I thought a focus on this season was going to be on this father/son relationship.  The last time we saw Scott’s father, he told Scott that he was going to have to tell him everything that was going on with him and his friends.  I was preparing myself for that big reveal; yet, we never saw Scott’s father again…

I’m still not a fan of Kira.  She is dull, and she is awkward– to the point where it’s uncomfortable to watch.  The writers really need to make her more interesting.

Alright, season five, what do you have in store?

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