Executive producer Jeff Davis explains how they’ve been building to this moment for so long.
“This was the relationship that we’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 might’ve gone down a different path. It might’ve been Scott (Tyler Posey) and Stiles’ friendship that had broken through; it might’ve been Stilinski’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 hadn’t yet explored. It also felt right. The relationship has always been so meaningful as well; they’ve grown together so much.”
“We knew we didn’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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