Executive producer Jeff Davis explains how they’ve been building to this moment for so long.
“This was the relationship that weâ€™d been building to for a long time,” Jeff told EW. “Knowing that it was the final season we discussed: Where do we want to focus the drama, where do we want to focus the character revelations? If it had been another season, we mightâ€™ve gone down a different path. It mightâ€™ve been Scott (Tyler Posey) and Stilesâ€™ friendship that had broken through; it mightâ€™ve been Stilinskiâ€™s love for his son that had broken through, but this was the season we really wanted to get into Stiles and Lydia. This was the path we hadnâ€™t yet explored. It also felt right. The relationship has always been so meaningful as well; theyâ€™ve grown together so much.”
“We knew we didnâ€™t want Stiles to just pop in and out of the season,” Jeff also said. “We wanted him to be a real focus of the season and this gave us an opportunity to show how much we treasure the character. It felt like a good way to honor his character.”
Teen Wolf airs TONIGHT, January 31 @ 9/8c on MTV.
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