Teen Wolf Crystal Reed

Teen Wolf's Crystal Reed Maps Out Her 'Perfect' Return, Reflects on Scott and Allison's Ill-Fated Romance

The day has finally arrived, Teen Wolf fans: Crystal Reed returns to the MTV drama tonight (9/8c) as Allison’s Beast-slaying ancestor Marie-Jeanne Valet, and Reed tells TVLine that the two characters share more than just a kind face and an affinity for bows.

“It was really important for me to interject Allison’s strength into Marie,” Reed says. “That was such a big part of her makeup, and it was something the fans really loved about her. So I wanted to make sure there was a through line there.”

Below, Reed reveals more behind-the-scenes secrets about her big return and weighs in on a few lingering questions — including whether or not Allison is really gone for good.

TVLINE | The fans have been rallying for you to come back from the moment Allison was killed. What did that mean to you?
It feels so good. Teen Wolf has such loyal fans. It never ceases to amaze me, just the level of loyalty and kindness and passion that they have. It’s really crazy. I’ve been traveling a lot since I’ve been off the show, and even in the most random countries, it’s the same level. It makes me feel loved and special. It’s a great ego boost.

TVLINE | And how did this return finally come about?
Jeff [Davis] approached me with this idea of the legend of the Maid of Gévaudan and how he wanted to intertwine it in the story. At the end, he said, “and this is the beginning of the Argent family,” and my heart sank. I was like, “Oh, this makes complete sense. And yes, I will do it, whatever it takes.” I knew how important it was for the fans to see her origin, and not a lot of actors get to do this, so it was absolutely perfect.

TVLINE | Can you believe how much has changed since you left?
We had a screening of the episode this past Saturday, and I was talking to Holland [Roden] about how much Lydia has changed, and in such a good way. What I’ve always loved about Teen Wolf is that the women are written so well with such great traits, and I love what’s happening with her character. It’s great to see, but I’m also like, “Oh man… everybody’s changing!” [Laughs]

TVLINE | When you watch the show now, are you able to follow what’s going on? I always have to turn to Jeff for answers.
There are a few basics that always stay the same on Teen Wolf, and then there are things that just are so crazy that I need to get clarification from Jeff. I listen to him talk and wonder how his brain works. I can see the cogs moving, and I just want to be inside there for five minutes just to get a glimpse of his brilliance.

TVLINE | Did you get a chance to walk through the old sets when you were filming this episode?
I did! Even pulling up to the stages was such a shock to me; it felt like deja vu all over again. They keep the structure of the rooms, but they change the interiors, so I walked by Allison’s room and I think they turned it into the sheriff’s office. My heart sank. Like, womp womp, she’s gone. [Laughs]

TVLINE | How difficult was it for you to nail Marie’s French accent?
I had about two weeks to prepare with a French accent coach, who really was my saving grace. She’s phenomenal, and she’s really great at working on nuances specific to the time period. She was also on set, so whenever I needed help with a pronunciation, we’d go over the line. That probably was the biggest challenge for me, which is also why I wanted to do it.

Teen Wolf Allison DeathTVLINE | Time for a thinker: If Allison had survived the Oni attack, do you think she and Scott would have eventually found their way back to each other?
Oh, man, these are the questions that get me haters; I know there are people out there who are Team Allison and Team Kira. Really, in my heart, I believe that they would have.

TVLINE | While we’re on the subject, can you confirm that Allison is dead? The fans are hoping she’s still out there in the ether.
I can give no confirmation that Allison is dead. [Laughs] I can never say never, so who knows? The world of Teen Wolf is so crazy.

TVLINE | Did you take anything from the set when you first left?
Yes, I took Allison’s Chinese ring dagger! I was meaning to take her necklace, but wardrobe still has it. I did take loads of her clothes, though, to wear in secret.

Teen Wolf fans, are you pumped to see Reed back on your screens? And what are your theories, re: Allison’s fate? Drop ’em all in a comment below.

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  1. SassyAF28 says:

    “teen wolf writes woman so well” oh dear how much did MTV pay you to say that crystal haha

    • John036 says:

      LOL I was about to say the same thing! I don’t think Crystal’s been watching this season, cause Lydia has been reduced to a supporting role to Deputy Burnt Toast, despite the fact Lydia is an “important” part of this season.

      • SassyAF28 says:

        deputy burnt toast nice one haha i call him pointless parrish or floppish because he’s a flop as a deputy and a character haha

      • Dude says:

        The women are written so well as character, they’re just underutilized. How they’re written and how they’re used are two separate issues. If you want to see poorly written female characters, watch Arrow.

    • Television says:

      All Lydia does is scream and stare in every episode. I can’t stand her screaming scenes.

  2. Michelle says:

    Oh how I miss her! Loved that she said Allison and Scott would get back together. And that liiiiiitle tidbit how she wont confirm shes dead. I SEE YOU CRYSTAL, GIVING ME HOPE! They need to make Allison the beast. Or resurrect her. We need her back. Its a supernatural show. Lets do this, Jeff. Ill forgive you for everything!

  3. Maryann says:

    Allison was always my favorite Teen Wolf character. I hope really they will find a way to let her stay longer.

  4. Scott-Robert Shenkman says:

    Melissa McCall will always rock the world enough for all of Beacon Hills. She is a goddess. :)

    And, hey, don’t be mean to Deputy Devil Dog!

  5. Tara says:

    I am coming back just to see Crystal!! I loved Allison and Scallison.

  6. Ella says:

    Let’s be honest, Teen Wolf and Jeff’s brain are hardly the intricate, intelligent canvases they pretend to be. The show is my guilty pleasure but the writing is mostly jumbled rubbish that piles plotline on top of plotline without explaining or resolving anything whatsoever. Most viewers don’t understand what’s going on half the time and never will because frankly, it doesn’t make sense, nor will it ever be explained before the next bizarre mystery replaces it.

  7. Kaitlynn says:

    She keeps saying that her heart sank, so she obviously misses the show. The reason she refuses to confirm Allison’s death is because she wants to come back. However, the actress chose to leave and to bring her back would cheapen Allison’s story. Crystal wanted to do other things and returning to a show she quit will do her no favors in her career.

  8. Sofie Banderas says:

    I think they’re going to bring her back from the dead…much to my despise.

  9. Sara says:

    There’s actually Team Kira fans out there?! That’s shocking to me.

    • AllisonForever says:

      She probably said that just to be nice… Kira is a real pain and I don’t understand why anyone could like her. Just like she probably lied about Jeff Davis having a “genius mind” — don’t get me wrong, I love the show, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see how ridiculous the story lines are XD

  10. Television says:

    She wanted off the show. She should have stayed off the show. I hate it when actors can’t make up their mind and think that they are too good for the show that made them.

  11. juno says:

    so she could return yesssss woo

  12. Hayden says:

    Alison pleasse come back ! One of the reason i watched this series is because of you !!

  13. Caio says:

    I hope she comes back from the dead and starts to be scotts girlfriend again.

  14. Enisia rester says:

    OMG YESSS and hopefully she comes BACK

  15. THe show was great when Scott and Allison was togerther but when the two broke up wasn’t anymore,since it’s a supernatural show Allison should be in the show back again with scott because they made a sweet romance

  16. THe show was great when Scott and Allison was togerther but when the two broke up wasn’t anymore,since it’s a supernatural show,Allison should be in the show back again with scott because they made a sweet romance

  17. THe show was great when Scott and Allison was togerther but when the two broke up it wasn’t anymore,since it’s a supernatural show,Allison should be in the show back again with scott because they made a sweet romance