What a difference a 15-year time jump can make.
The Beacon Hills of Teen Wolf: The Movie was markedly different from the one we left when Teen Wolf wrapped its run on MTV, and not just because the teenagers are suddenly (gasp!) adults.
Almost none of the relationships we rooted for remain in tact, save for Jackson (Colton Haynes) and Ethan (Charlie Carver), who are apparently still living their best life together. And we’re very happy for them.
But we’re honestly not sure how to feel about some of the movie’s other romantic revelations, and the cast members we spoke with — Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden and Shelley Hennig — aren’t quite sure how to feel about some of them either.
Read on to find out what the Teen Wolf cast told TVLine about the latest developments in their characters’ love lives (for better or worse), then drop a comment with your own take on the state of love in Beacon Hills.
SCOTT & ALLISON
#Scallison was Teen Wolf‘s original it couple, and while Allison’s death in Season 3 appeared to eliminate any chance of her getting back together with Scott, her resurrection in the movie very much allowed them to reunite — and you won’t hear either actor complaining about it.
Reed tells TVLine that she was “so happy” to work with Posey again, acknowledging their “innocent chemistry” they seem to have on screen.
“Scott is in this troubled, depressed, chaotic world, so Allison really brings him down, back to this innocent puppy, which I love playing so much,” Posey says. “It’s so nice to have Crystal back and to be working together in this capacity. Things get better when you’re older.”
Posey adds that Scott never really got over Allison after her death. “You grieve and mourn and accept it, but there’s this element in you that’s never going to be the same,” he says. “It’s dark and sad and depressing, but it’s almost beautiful at the same time. That’s how life is. You lose a loved one and they leave a stain on your heart — a void. That’s what Scott was always missing in his life. It’s something I’ve always played with. I’ve always loved that he’ll never be complete after that happened, after Allison died.”
SCOTT & MALIA
The final season of Teen Wolf established Scott and Malia as a couple worth rooting for, yet the movie picked up with them apart and provided absolutely no explanation why.
“I would have been more surprised if they were together,” Posey tells TVLine. “I think they were really cute and fun and sweet, and they complemented each other well. But Scott is a hopeless romantic, and he couldn’t fully move on to someone else [after Allison]. I’m sure that got in the way of he and Malia’s relationship.”
Hennig also says she wasn’t surprised, given the massive time jump between the show and the movie.
“What I can tell you is that Scott and Malia moved to Los Angeles together and Malia found that she wasn’t cut out to be a city girl,” Davis reveals. “She’s a little too wild for that.”
MALIA & PARRISH
While Hennig wasn’t surprised to learn that Malia and Scott had broken up, she tells TVLine that she was surprised to see Malia “with” Parrish (Ryan Kelley).
“In real life, he’s like my freaking brother,” Hennig says of Kelley. “We definitely had to bring our professional selves to be able to complete that [sex] scene.
So, how did those two end up together? It all started when Davis apparently asked Hennig what she wanted Malia to do in the movie, and she had one request.
“I was like, ‘I want her to be naked.'” Hennig says. “For me, that gets me back in the gym, it gets me to eat right and put the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos away. Ryan had said the same thing, so Jeff’s thinking, ‘Oh, I’ll put them together.’ But I didn’t say I wanted a love interest. I didn’t say I wanted to have sex on camera. I didn’t want to be naked with someone else. I just wanted to be naked alone in the woods!”
LYDIA & STILES
Dylan O’Brien may not have returned for the Teen Wolf movie, but Stiles was well-represented — and not just in the form of Roscoe the Jeep.
Towards the end of the movie, Lydia revealed that a recurring nightmare (or possibly a premonition) of Stiles’ death led to her putting some distance between them.
“I felt really possessive of that scene,” Roden tells TVLine. “We actually shot it a couple times. There was one that was level-10 hurt, and another holding back. I thought it was really important for how much fans love Lydia and Stiles. You would feel a hole in Lydia if we didn’t address it in the movie. It made sense to me why she did have to walk away.”
The question is: Did she go back to him after the movie?
“I don’t know, if there’s a budget for a sequel!” Roden jokes. “Time will tell.”
DEREK & ELI'S MOTHER
Despite introducing Derek’s 15-year-old son out of absolutely nowhere, Teen Wolf: The Movie felt no need to reveal the identity of the young wolf’s mother. More specifically, Davis felt no need.
“The decision to not reveal is that it’s a story for another time,” Davis tells TVLine. “I’m a child of single parents, and I really gravitate towards telling single-parent stories because I know that struggle personally.”
If you wish Davis decided to clue us in, you’re not alone.
“I asked Jeff as he writing, assuming that the mom was going to be in this, and he was like, I don’t know,'” Posey recalls. “I was like, ‘How do you not know?’ That would have been such a cool storyline to add to this, but it also would have made the movie another hour in length.”
Unless we get our answer in the inevitable Teen Wolf continuation series, this ‘ship will be left up to our imaginations. Who do you think Eli’s mom is, and what were your favorite/least favorite couplings in the movie? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.