Teen Wolf season 5 airs in just one week! We break down what you can expect from episode 1 with our spoiler-free review.
As has become the norm, Teen Wolf will be heading in a new direction when season 5 airs. Though that doesn’t always sit well with audiences, it’s a good idea to keep a show fresh. There’s nothing worse than stagnant plot lines, but luckily we won’t have to worry about that here.
As seen in the opening moments, things are already looking differently for Lydia. She’s trapped in Eichen House, and as she attempts to escape, we see she’s been picking up quite a few new tricks. Holland Roden has stated that much of this season will be told in retrospect, so hopefully we can see how Lydia’s abilities developed.
The tone of the show is dark right from the very beginning. There are many scenes taking place at night while it’s pouring rain, and we can’t help but wonder if things will just get darker from here. By the end of the premiere, blood as already been spilled and there’s even a couple spine-tingling moment where one character suffers some pretty disgusting injuries. Let’s just say that bird from the beginning comes back at the end in a gruesome way. And he brings his friends.
The premiere also sets up the rest of the season fairly clearly. We are introduced to the main villains, we see how brutal they can be, we hear of the fears Stiles and Scott will be facing as they go into senior year, and we get a glimpse at rising tensions and their consequences as the final few minutes play out.
Best yet, the episode plays homage to several former characters. If you watched the first six minutes of the show, you’ll know an old character returns, if only momentarily. Beyond that, however, there are some sweet moments as current characters remember the past.
Already this season is dark in tone and playing into the mysteries of these Dread Doctors. The premiere will leave you with a lot of questions, so we’re glad the second episode will be airing the following day.
Teen Wolf season 5, episode 1, “Creatures of the Night,” will air Monday, June 29, at 10 p.m. ET on MTV. Episode 2, “Parasomnia,” will air Tuesday, June 30, at 9 p.m. ET ahead of the Scream series premiere.