4:00 pm EST, May 4, 2013

‘Teen Wolf’ season 3: Thirty reasons why we can’t wait another day

By Karen Rought | Edited by Brandi Delhagen

With Teen Wolf season 3 just 30 days away, every moment seems like an eternity. So what better way to get through the remainder of the hiatus than by listing some of the reasons why we’re looking forward to the new season?

We’re feeling excitement and dread in equal measures (how could we not with a tagline like “This Might Hurt”?), and with so many intriguing tidbits and clues already having been released, we figured a list like this might just be able to hold us over until June 3.

The keyword here being might.

Don’t read this if you’re trying to avoid spoilers!

30. Epic Scott and Isaac bromance.

Isaac Teen Wolf Season 3

In season 3, Scott and Isaac will be getting closer than ever, truly cementing the friendship that started to bloom at the end of season 2. Scott finally has someone he can talk to about being a werewolf that really knows what it’s like, and Isaac may have found the friend he was probably hoping for in Derek.

It’ll be nice to see the softer side of Isaac that we’ve only gotten glimpses of in the previous season, and even though we all love Scott’s relationship with Stiles, it’ll be nice to see Stiles not having to bear the pressure of being Scott’s confidant all by himself.

29. More mythology.

Alpha Pack Symbol

Teen Wolf has always done a great job throwing in bits of mythology and not turning the show into a research-fest (which can be overwhelming and, frankly, a bit boring). A little mountain ash here. A triskele there. And, hey, look out for that wolfsbane! But fans want more answers, and the writers have obliged. In season 3 we’ll be learning more about everything is seems like — werewolf eye colors, the transformation process, and even a bit about what started the war between the Argents and the werewolves.

We say, bring it on!

28. Twins.

Teen Wolf Alpha Pack Twins

One word, that’s all you need. Twins. Because, seriously. They’re going to be twice as scary and twice as badass. Ethan and Aiden are pretty cool all on their own. Ethan is the brainy, manipulative one, and quick as lightning. Aiden is the muscle, and someone you probably don’t want to meet down a dark alley on the full moon. But together? Supposedly they think and fight like one, making them truly formidable opponents.

And let’s not forget they’ve got their sights set on some of our Beacon Hills favorites. Who knows what could happen.

27. Sassy Uncle Peter.

Teen Wolf Sassy Uncle Peter

Considering he was the Big Bad of season 1, it’s kind of ironic that the majority of the fanbase is kind of totally in love with Uncle Peter.

And how could we not be? Okay, so he did kill Laura. And he bit Scott. And he did threaten the lives of all of Scott’s friends on more than one occasion. But he’s back from the dead and slightly less crazy and he honestly doesn’t want to be Alpha right now. And, okay, okay. Maybe he probably has an endgame. But with his dignified mannerisms and his snarky one-liners, we can over look that for now.

Either way, we can expect more of him in season 3.

26. Badass Kali.

Teen Wolf Season 3 Badass Kali

Intelligent and fierce females have always had a strong presence on Teen Wolf, but we have a feeling Kali is going to have no problem taking the lead in that category in season 3. She’s beautiful and deadly, likened to a Bond villain, and will prove to be another serious opponent for Scott & Co.

If the video shown at Wondercon is anything to go by, we’re sure she’s going to be dishing out pain in equal measure all around. But will she go one step further and end the life of a beloved character? We wouldn’t put it past her — or the writers — to play with our heartstrings like that.

25. A new and improved Scott.

Teen Wolf Seaosn 3 Scott Portrait

Despite being the main character of the show, Scott’s always sort of come in second place. His grades were never the best, he only managed to be co-captain of the lacrosse team, and he’s had to constantly struggle with his new life as a werewolf.

But that’s the old Scott. Scott in season 3 is getting an upgrade. He’s going to become a better student, a better friend, and a better son. And to that we say, it’s about time! Not that there was anything wrong with the old Scott, but a static character is uninteresting. It’s about time he came into his own.

24. Lots of mystery.

Teen Wolf Stiles Detective

There are so many questions that still need answered from the previous two seasons, let alone what they’re inevitably going to introduce in the third season. But we wouldn’t have it any other way.

It seems like Stiles in particular is going to be pulling some extra weight. It’s been mentioned that he’s going to be a pseudo-detective in season 3, and that he may even be working more closely with his father this year. His room is set up with boards full of clues and a web of information connected every which way. Episodes 2 and 3 in particular will send him into his major arc this year.

23. Stiles spending more time with his dad.

Teen Wolf Season 3 Papa Stilinski

Speaking of Stiles and his father, we’ve also heard that we’ll be getting more father-son moment this season. Sheriff Stilinski is certainly a fan-favorite character. He’s a great dad, a good officer, and just an all around funny guy. With no one else but each other, it’s going to be nice seeing him and Stiles bonding.

But will that bonding include being let in on the hairy elephant in the room with the big teeth and pointy claws? Who knows. Many fans hope Papa Stilinski will be trusted with that information soon, but that also invariably puts him in more danger. And no one wants to see him killed off, leaving Stiles completely parentless.

22. A less broody Derek.

Teen Wolf Derek Hale Smile

Hey, we love a brooding Derek Hale as much as anyone else, but the dude needs a break. You can only watch him be a sad little puppy for so long before you just can’t take it anymore.

This season, Derek may be finding some happiness. Let’s face it, though, it isn’t going to be a pleasant season. But now that Peter isn’t roaming around Beacon Hills trying to kill people, and Gerard is (somewhat) out of the way, Derek may just be able to relax. And, okay, there’s a rogue Alpha Pack wandering around town, but Derek might just be learning to deal with things in stride and actually loosen up a little.

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