'Teen Wolf' Shocker: Why Allison Had to Die
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After weeks of rumors about an impending death on MTV’s Teen Wolf, the March 17 episode put chatter to rest when Scott’s (Tyler Posey) former love, bow-and-arrow master Allison Argent (Crystal Reed), met a sad end while saving her friends during a confrontation with an Oni. “It’s one of those great heroic deaths that I love,” says exec producer Jeff Davis. Reed’s departure, though an onscreen tragedy, was a mutual decision between the actress, 29, and Davis. “There was something inside of me that needed to move to a different space,” explains Reed. “That’s really terrifying for me, and exciting at the same time.”
Allison’s sacrifice won’t soon be forgotten, promises Posey. “[Scott] has no idea where to turn,” he says of the season finale (airing March 24 at 10 p.m.). “He prides himself on being this Alpha and this caretaker and protector, and he lost one of the people he cares about the most.” The group’s grief must be put on hold, though, so they can deal with the mounting threat from the Japanese spirit that has toyed with their lives throughout the second half of the season. “It’s sort of all-out war in the last episode,” Davis says. “We also leave on a pretty big cliff-hanger.” Above all, Davis sees Reed’s exit as a way to “shake things up” — a necessity for any series going into its fourth year. “You don’t want to keep doing the same things,” he says. “It [also] raises the stakes for the show; it says, ‘You’re not safe,’ and it creates a feeling in the audience that you should care about these people, because you might not see them again.”
Fans hoping for a reunion between Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Aiden (Barry Sloane) may be in luck, says Revenge EP Sunil Nayar. Upcoming episodes will delve deeper into Aiden’s backstory and reveal a surprising link between the two that “blows Emily and Aiden away and brings them together,” Nayar teases.
A “war is coming.” Or so Red (James Spader) declared. What does that mean? The last bit of season 1 will explore the answer, and show his less omniscient side. “I think what is most interesting is what Red does not know,” exec producer Jon Bokenkamp says.