“Teen Wolf” fans were shocked when, at the end of the Season 3 finale, Derek Hale got a blast (literally) from his past in the form of Kate Argent. The presumed dead werewolf hunter was back, but she was a little different this time.
Crazy Aunt Kate wasn’t exactly human this time — she was a strange beast with bluish skin, fangs and glowing eyes. According to actress Jill Wagner, this is because Kate is now a were-jaguar.
Wagner made this clear on Tuesday (March 25) when she tweeted about her altered role in the MTV series:
Enter the were jaguar@MTVteenwolf
— Jill Wagner (@JillWagner) March 25, 2014
How did this happen? How did the hunter become the hunted? Based on hints given by “Teen Wolf” and the show’s own rules, it seems that Kate was changed all the way back in Season 1 when Peter Hale (Ian Bohen) slashed her throat with his claws. It’s not the normal route, but even a deep clawing of a person can change them.
One important question: How did Peter, a werewolf, create a were-jaguar? While this question has not yet received any sort of “Teen Wolf” answer, there may be a precedent. Peter’s illegitimate daughter, Malia, is after all a were-coyote instead of a werewolf like her dad.
And then there are the cases of Lydia — who got banshee powers after being mauled by Peter Hale — and Jackson — only a werewolf after dealing with kanima-dom for a season.
It may be that a bite from this man has an even more unusual effect than that of most werewolves.
Hopefully, fans will find out when “Teen Wolf” Season 4 premieres Monday, June 23 on MTV.