If there was one thing you could count on during Teen Wolf‘s original run, it’s that each episode would leave you with more questions than answers.
So it should come as no surprise that Teen Wolf: The Movie, a feature-length follow-up now streaming on Paramount+, concludes without filling in every last blank. In fact, by the time we finished watching it, we had amassed a collection of burning questions longer than the Benefactor’s hit list.
Fortunately, Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis was (mostly) willing to field some of those questions, which covered everything from the real reason behind Scott and Malia’s off-screen split to what Sheriff Stilinski really meant when he said that Derek had “complicated feelings” about Stiles’ Jeep.
We also asked him for the story behind a certain character’s death in the final battle. (Click here for that.)
Read on for our Q&A with Davis, then grade the movie and drop a comment with your own burning questions.
Who is Eli's mother?
“That remains to be seen, although some part of the fandom would say he doesn’t have a mother,” Davis says.
Why keep her identity a secret?
“The decision to not reveal is that it’s a story for another time,” Davis says. “I’m a child of single parents, and I really gravitate towards telling single-parent stories because I know that struggle personally.”
'Another time'? Does this mean you're thinking about continuing Teen Wolf?
“I can tell you several other people are thinking about it, the cast especially,” Davis says. “When they came back, it was amazing to see how excited they were to do more. They didn’t just come back to do a job, or because the fans made them do it. They came back because they loved it. Whether there are more stories in my head to tell remains to be seen. Maybe I could find some new writers who have interesting stories and I could just oversee it all.”
What led to Scott and Malia's split?
“I know exactly what led to that split, but I don’t know if I should tell it,” Davis teases. “Shelley Hennig and I discussed it. Maybe that’s for another day, but 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. She’s a little too wild for that.”
If Allison hadn't died, would she and Scott have ended up together?
“It’s hard for me to say, because if I look back on the show I’m still surprised we killed off Allison,” Davis says. “At a certain point on a TV series, you feel like you’ve done everything, so you have to start thinking of the craziest ideas. What I do love about this movie is that we had a chance to tell that story again, and we gave them the chance to get that proper ending. I think I did always see them coming back together.”
Will Lydia go back to Stiles after all of this?
“I don’t know,” Davis says. “We had debated writing one of those scenes where she had has phone out, the contact card for Stiles is up, and it’s like — does she hit ‘call’ or not? I guess that story remains for another day.”
When Sheriff Stilinski refers to Derek's 'complicated feelings' about the Jeep, is he really just talking about Stiles? What's he saying there?
“That’s open to interpretation, and I wouldn’t want to ruin anyone else’s interpretation,” Davis says. “For me, the complicated feelings are that he had great feelings toward Stiles but Stiles also caused a lot of trouble in his life. Every great relationship has those complications.”
And what is Eli's obsession with stealing Stiles' Jeep?
“He knows that it pisses his dad off, and every teenager wants to piss their parent off,” Davis says. “He also knows [Derek] has an interesting connection to it.”
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