Teen Wolf Series Finale Thoughts: About Theo's Growth
I went into this already disappointed and with my expectations in the negative, and I’ve seen so many posts of people being disappointed and really sad that this was the finale we got but surprisingly, I absolutely loved it. I thought it was a fitting end to the season and to the series and even though some things didn’t play out the way we expected it to, I thought they did it justice and in the end they wrapped everything up as well as we could have hoped.
About Theo and Thiam. The early review promised 9/10 on the Thiam scale, but even though it really didn’t reach that point, I would still give it a solid 7/10 because of the elevator scene and the fact that Theo did go back to save Liam and inevitably, Liam did officially accept Theo as part of his pack especially.
On the other hand, I’d rate Theo’s personal character development a sold 9/10. This episode wasn’t going to be Theo heavy, I knew that, inevitably that’s what happens with cast ensemble shows like this and especially because Theo isn’t a main. But having said that, I thought that for guest starring role in a show this big, Jeff, the writers and Cody did such a good job writing and portraying Theo’s growth as a person, his character development and his compassion.
Sure we all wanted Theo to heal Liam and get that last bit of Thiam in before the end, but I feel like Theo healing Gabe was important to Theo’s story, as opposed to the ship, because it showed his growth not just to Liam or concerning Liam, but also to Melissa and Corey and especially Mason who said those words to him in the first place. Having it be Gabe was just a way to move the story forward just so that everyone could be there to see that Theo has changed, he did become a better person and it was done is such a beautiful and touching manner too. It wasn’t about Gabe then, it was about Theo seeing a dying boy in pain and he cared because he understood what it was like to be used and manipulated into doing terrible things and then slowly dying a horrible painful death - as he did in hell with his sister.
In the end, it showed that Theo does care, he has compassion and not necessarily only when the situation is beneficial to him, because obviously, he doesn’t benefit at all from this and Gabe died anyway. But at the end, he wasn’t in pain, and that was all because of Theo.
Sure my shipper heart would have soared if Theo had healed Liam instead, but I feel like him healing a person other than Liam, not just that, an enemy who had just tried to kill them both, that made him even stronger as character and it showed that he didn’t just do things for and because of Liam or because he cared about only Liam. It showed that he’s a strong character all on his own. He cares because he grew as a character and he became someone who genuinely wanted to be a better person, if not someone who is genuinely good.
Ultimately did I expect something different? Yes. Would I have liked to see something different? Yes. But was i disappointed by what I got? I wasn’t. I genuinely loved it and I thought Jeff and Cody did an absolutely great job showing Theo’s growth as a person and I truly am sad that we won’t be seeing more of it.
I’ll get to a more general thought post after this because this Theo one got slightly out of hand.