I was trying to figure out characterization for a fic today and I just realized.
Almost all the werewolves got some measure of closure last season – Isaac discovering the ability to take away pain when he’s been dealt so much himself, Derek settling into his role as an alpha, Scott realizing he doesn’t want to be part of Derek’s pack, and of course Jackson, who finally became a werewolf period. While there’s still room for development, we’re all pretty sure of where each of these character’s arcs are going, Erica and Boyd aside.
But think of where we left the humans. Stiles is still drowning. Allison is still trying to figure out who she is. And Lydia. Oh Lydia. Lydia still doesn’t know what’s going on, not completely, and she’s still dealing with the fallout of an entire season of not being in complete control of herself, a situation that’s been rectified with Jackson already. She’s been ignored and pushed to the side and can’t trust her friends and has had her agency taken away and oh baby, darling, let me just hug you.
So season three is basically going to be the season where the main plot is supposedly about the alpha pack, which is as werewolf-y as you can get, and yet the entire emotional arc will be centered completely around the humans.
Holy shit Davis.