Our first few teasers about “Teen Wolf” Season 6 have begun to trickle in, and the info about Scott McCall is the most surprising — and most welcome — news we could have hoped for.
With Kira (Arden Cho) not returning for “Teen Wolf’s” sixth season, Scott’s (Tyler Posey) love life has been thrown for a loop. They certainly didn’t break up in the finale, but are they really together now that she’s gone to train with the skin-walkers in the desert — possibly to never return?
Honestly, since we first found out about Kira’s kitsune identity, we’ve been waiting for this relationship to implode. Kira is immortal. Scott is not.
She could be training out in that desert for who knows how long, and it’s not optimal to build the foundation for a romantic relationship on the chance that your soulmate will return in 50 years still looking 17-years-old, while you’ve grown all old and wrinkly.
However, if you were hoping for Scott to turn to a new girl to mend his heartbreak, you’re about to be sorely disappointed. In the newest, upcoming season of “Teen Wolf,” Scott will apparently be taking some time to himself to figure out who he is … without a girlfriend.
“When we realized that the show wasn’t going to have Kira Yukimura this season, we wanted to ask ourselves, ‘Does Scott always need to have romance in his life to be a compelling character?’” Showrunner Jeff Davis tells Entertainment Weekly, “This season sees Scott as a single guy just trying to graduate and be there for his friends while facing yet another supernatural crisis.”
As for Tyler Posey, the actor behind everyone’s favorite alpha, he could not be more excited for a single Scott.
“It was something I’ve always been interested in because from the very first episode of ‘Teen Wolf,‘ he falls in love with Allison and then they break up and he immediately meets Kira so there wasn’t really much single time for Scott,” says Posey. “I thought it was something that every person has to go through in their life, grow on their own and really figure out who they are. That’s kind of what’s going on with Scott.”
While some “Teen Wolf” fans might be upset that Scott will no longer be with Kira — or maybe you’re still pining for the Scalison days — we honestly think this development may be for the best.
MTV has a passionate, young audience of teens and 20-somethings who deserve to see their heroes as more than just one half of a whole.
While it’s obviously much juicier to see all the werewolves and banshees of Beacon Hills fall in and out and back in love with each other, there’s also something to be said for Posey’s approach. Figuring out who you are alone is a necessary and healthy part of growing up.
Scott — as a single protagonist that don’t need no woman — may be able to convey that message better than most.
We actually wish a few other teen-driven dramas would follow suit. Maybe it’s time to let their perpetually in-love characters take a breather and figure out what life looks like when you’re not jumping from one romantic partner to the next.
“Teen Wolf” returns in the fall of 2016 on MTV.