Commentary: Teen Wolf Season 4 Finale Review

By Ameerah Holliday

The original article by H. Shaw-Williams can be found here.

I hope that as the next season airs we are left with less time to question the writer’s decisions and simply enjoy the adventurous Beacon Hills lifestyle.

The popular television show Teen Wolf aired its latest season this summer and much like reviewer H. Shaw-Williams, many fans were left with more questions than answers as season four came to a close. With unnecessary plot twists and the sporadic introduction of new storylines, many people were left feeling as Williams did: that as the season progressed it lacked the action and excitement that the first episode seemed to promise the fans of this popular MTV show. Although Williams seems a little harsh in suggesting that this show should come to a close, the points presented in this review do hold some merit and I do agree.

Teen WolfAs a fan of the show, I, much like Williams, was a bit disappointed in the presentation of this past season. With the introduction of Derrek Hale being magically transformed back into a teenager, to the unexpected disappearance of main characters. this season contained a continuous disruption of storylines. As Scott McCall -werewolf high school senior and lacrosse star- attempts to train new werewolf Liam, he and his friend face a possible death as a dead pool emerges with their names at the top of the list. Storylines regarding Derrek, Malia, the mysterious dead pool Benefactor and many of the other characters remain unresolved, and ultimately caused fans to continuously stumble through the season. It seems as though these unanswered questions stumped more than Williams and myself, with the ratings constantly dropping as the season progressed. As new storylines were being introduced and past storylines and characters were simply wiped from the show altogether, and I found myself losing interest. With the shocking death of Allison and Ethan still looming and yet completely ignored by the characters, there was an extreme disconnect from the audience. This season was filled with what I’m assuming were surprises and yet I agree with the claims Williams makes, I hope that as the next season airs we are left with less time to question the writer’s decisions and simply enjoy the adventurous Beacon Hills lifestyle.

Teen Wolf returns with season five June 29th. on MTV.

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