“Teen Wolf” Season 5A didn’t show Scott as much of a hero. After losing all of his friends and being attacked by Liam (Dylan Sprayberry) and Theo (Cody Christian), Scott (Tyler Posey) died for 15 minutes, showing him at his lowest point ever. However, the wolf’s return to the land of the living will make him stronger than ever before in Season 5B of the MTV drama. During a press event at New York Comic-Con, Posey told reporters that Scott would grow as an alpha.
“He was literally ready to end his life and be okay with it because maybe Beacon Hills would be better without him,” Posey explained. “So he’s coming back wiser, more bada--, he’s got an edge to him. So we’re going to see a different Scott, definitely. He’s going to be confident again. He’s going to find his confidence, but it’s a different kind of confidence. It’s gonna be dope, bada--.”
However, Scott will need his friends on his side before he can truly feel like a confident leader. The alpha’s first concern will be getting the pack together again. “First and foremost, he’s got to get the pack back,” the 23-year-old stated. “Well first, he’s gotta analyze everything. He just got killed. He’s alive now and he’s got to think back to what happened and figure out his plan of action, and then he attacks and tries to get the group back and everything. But then there’s all these villains, but first he’s got to get the group back. That’s the main goal.”
Executive producer Jeff Davis revealed that Scott won’t get his friends back right away in the Jan. 5 premiere, but he'll start by making amends with Stiles (Dylan O’Brien). “He’s a different person, definitely,” Davis confirmed. “He is got to find his leadership role again. He’s got to find his ‘Eye of the Tiger’ again, but it really is all about making things right with Stiles. That’s the first thing he has to do.”
After getting his best friend back, he’ll work on getting the rest of the group together. Still, it’ll take time for the alpha to make things right with everyone in “Teen Wolf” Season 5B. “The beginning — first four, five episodes — is rebuilding the pack,” Davis said. “One episode is all about getting Kira [Arden Cho] back. One episode is all about getting Malia [Shelley Hennig] back. And one episode is all about, two episodes, actually, are about rescuing Lydia [Holland Roden] from Eichen House. I think those kind of things are fun. It’s rebuilding the team. You snatch them apart and then you put them back together. And there’s a lot of joy in that and you remind people of why they’re such good friends and it can be fun storytelling."
The pack won’t be Scott’s only personal issue though. Aside from the villains like Theo and the Dread Doctors, he’ll have some mental challenges to overcome as well. “What you saw in the trailer as well is those claw marks when he’s at the sink. Those are from Theo,” Davis noted. “And those don’t heal very fast and you’ll see why he isn’t healing fast. It’s always a psychological reason why they don’t heal. That’s something for him to get over as well.”
See Scott's injury around the 48-second mark in the trailer below:
Last time Scott couldn’t heal was in Season 3A when he blamed himself for Derek’s supposed death. Will Scott feel guilty for another person’s injury again? Or is this related to something else? Viewers will have to wait until January to find out.
“Teen Wolf” Season 5B premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m. EDT on MTV.