You know, with the rumor (I refuse to believe that it’s a spoiler) that Isaac Lahey is going to die, it feels like/is like the writers/JD are trying to go back to Season One, where the main cast was just Scott, Stiles, Lydia, Allison, Derek, Melissa and Sheriff. It’s like they’re saying “We tried to add more cast members to the show, didn’t turn out so well, so we’re going to eliminate them”.
And if that’s not true, then WHY THE HELL DO YOU WANT TO CAUSE DEREK MORE PAIN? MY GOD, KILLING OFF HIS ENTIRE PACK IN SEASON 3? (although technically, Erica was killed between Season 2 and 3).
Also, in Season 2, the show goes into how being in a pack makes you stronger. Derek rambles on and on about it for the most part in that season. But now Scott has a pack: Isaac and the twins (counting only the wolves, not the kitsune and the humans). Was he stronger? Could be just his inexperience with fighting, but he got sort of pummeled by the hunter’s werewolf (and that werewolf was a Beta!) The twins were the only ones who actually beat down the enemy - again, could be evidence of combat experience or a lingering aftereffect of their Alpha-ness.
Bottom line is, I’m TIRED of seeing a wolf on its own. I want to see more wolves. I want to see a PACK (meaning more than five, meaning Erica and Boyd shouldn’t have been killed off). I want to see the real difference between wolves on their own and wolves in a unified, acknowledged pack.
Also, what was the POINT of the Alpha pack? Background on Derek? Heh, we got CONFUSION, especially since Peter narrated the damn thing. More wolves? Well…two of them died, and rumor has the twins leaving by the end of the season, and Deucalion was only given a passing word. There’s a chance to have more wolves on the show, but they were thrown at us in a rushed manner. Season 3A: what’s the big bad? Oohh, Alpha pack! Ooh, Druid!
There’s just so much f—-ing potential for Teen Wolf to be an awesome show (and I’m thinking along the lines of Buffy), but no one’s having any amount of decent character development. Derek’s just given more pain, and we see him go from tough biker-dude persona to puppy dog I-can’t-deal-with-more-pain-leave-me-alone personality. Scott’s just Scott. Stiles…well, it looks like he’s on the way to something new. Lydia…well, she’s a banshee, but what about her parents? Is her mother a banshee? Does her father have banshee blood that his mother passed onto him and then he to his daughter? Or are they both humans and both unsuspecting of their daughter’s banshee-ness? Allison’s character evolved somewhat - an unsuspecting teenager who morphs into a steely huntress. Her elevator scene w/ the sheriff shows that she’s not all that tough, that she has moments of weakness, but let’s expand on that, shall we?