10. Real wolves.
We knew Laura could turn into a real wolf when she transformed, so it was only a matter of time before they popped up on the show. And we can’t even begin to contain our excitement, especially after the teaser that showed one of them snarling in the background while Scott drowned himself (!).
Seeing wolves in action in any TV show or movie is always something to be excited about. They’re beautiful and majestic animals, and their inclusion in Teen Wolf is going to be a great asset. They’ll add something wonderful to every scene they’re in, but it’s also proof that we’ll be getting more answers about the transformations this season.
9. Dylan O’Brien, co-writer.
Okay, well, technically he just wrote one scene, but we can dream, right?
In all seriousness, Dylan O’Brien writing a scene for Teen Wolf is like a stranger walking up to you and handing you a puppy for free. They didn’t have to do it, but now that they have, there’s no way you’re giving it back. We’re sure that O’Brien’s comic genius is going to be infused into every line of that wonderful scene, and if fans were excited about more Scott and Stiles bromance, they’ll be even more rabid for it now that they know who penned one of those scenes.
8. Scott and Derek working together.
Because it’s about damn time.
Scott and Derek have been going back and forth in their relationship for two seasons. Derek’s all like, “I’m not going to tell you anything, even though you need this information and it could probably save your life.” And Scott’s like, “Dude, you’re so not my Alpha. I’m not trusting you.”
But season 3 might end all of that. Even though the Alpha Pack will be trying to divide the two of them, we think it’s high time they both put what’s in the past behind them and realize they can accomplish so much more if they stick together.
7. Stiles and Lydia getting closer.
While quite a few fans are still pulling for Stydia to happen, we think a lot are glad they’re going to become friends first this season. Lydia probably didn’t even know Stiles’ name at the beginning of season 1, and now they’ve been thrown together into the supernatural world. They’re sure to start bonding.
But don’t get your hopes up for some romance. Lydia is still in love with Jackson, even though he skipped town, and Stiles is determined to move on from Lydia in season 3. While that is a bit disappointing on both fronts, it’ll be nice to see them on the same level this year.
6. Derek gets a real place to live.
Because burnt down houses and abandoned train yards are so last season.
It’s nice that Derek will be getting an apartment with, like, furniture and stuff. He deserves a nice place to park his car. And sleep. And not worry about a building falling on top of him. Still, we’re sure his new abode will suffer some damage, as there’s been talk that the Alpha Pack will be visiting him at his new place. Having grown up living quarters could prove troublesome, as it’ll sure make finding him a lot easier.
5. Mama McCall has accepted her son for what he is.
Which is a werewolf, and that’s no easy task. Granted, she did lock herself in her room for a while. But once she got over that, Melissa took things in stride and told her son that if he could do something to help his friends and stop Gerard, he should do it.
And she didn’t exactly sit around and do nothing herself, did she? She followed Jackson to the hospital and tried to figure out exactly what was going on with him. She knew she could help too, and that spurred her on, despite the fact she was seeing a boy that had been dead a minute ago twitching and covered in venomous gloop.
4. Daniel Sharman is a series regular.
Because we seriously need more Isaac.
We saw the biggest change in character in Isaac out of the three newly bitten werewolves. When he was bitten, he was hopped up on werewolf juice much like Erica was, walking around skirting the law and being all cocky. In an organic turn of events, though, he came to realize that Scott was a good guy and that he wanted to be more like him.
And, hopefully, we’ll get to see him make good on that desire in season 3.
3. More about Lydia’s immunity.
It’s driving the whole fandom crazy that we still don’t know what’s going on with Lydia. Not only was she seeing a dead Peter Hale last year, but there’s still that whole thing about her being bitten by an Alpha and not turning into a werewolf. Because that shouldn’t have happened.
Lydia is a huge mystery still, and her importance seems to be growing every season. Season 3 will prove to be a big one for her, we’re sure, and hopefully we’ll be getting some answers. Is she the cure that Scott so desperately wants? Or is the fact that she’s immune the side effect of something else entirely?
2. A real Danny/Ethan relationship?
We’ve already professed our love for Danny, but did we mention that we also love the idea that his relationship with Ethan could be real? We don’t know for sure yet, as Ethan has been described as being pretty manipulative (also, a velociraptor), and so we can’t trust anything about him just yet.
But imagine how wonderful that could be. Ethan goes after Danny to get close to one of Scott’s friends, but then he starts really caring about him. Will he cross Deucalion to save Danny’s life? What will his brother think? Will Ethan change sides and become an ally to Scott and Derek?
One can dream…
1. 24 whole episodes for season 3.
Although these reasons for being excited about season 3 were in no particular order, we probably still would’ve put this one in first place if they were. Season 3 will have 24 episodes. That means we’ll be getting twice as many as the last two seasons. Inevitably that means more plotlines, more character developments, more death (*sob*), and more shocking twists and turns.
With everything we already know about season 3, we’re sure it’s going to be a great one. There’s only 30 days left until the premiere, Wolf Pack! Grab your mountain ash, befriend a wolf, and get ready for a wild ride, because we’ve been told this season might just hurt.