There isn’t always room for everyone.
Arden Cho trying to justify why she’s having to leave the show.
I’m sorry, but they could include Kira much more if they stopped focusing on Stiles as much as they do. I know he’s a main character. I know he’s been here since season 1, but he’s gotten so much focus that I feel like there’s nothing I need to learn about him, so they could cut down his screentime so they could use it to show other characters and their arcs that we don’t get to see as often, such as Kira Yukimura.
Kira is the most interesting supernatural character on this show. We know next to nothing about the kitsune mythology because they only show it in times where it’s useful to the plot and then forget about it, or they only bring it in when it pertains to Stiles, which is a shame because I’d like to know just how powerful Kira can be.
The fact that they’ve said that season 6 will focus on Stydia, but they act as if they have nowhere to go with Kira’s storyline is appalling. They never wrapped up her storyline from season 5; they just sent her away with the Skinwalkers. That is an arc that is worth its own season. Don’t just use the Skinwalkers mythology to craft a poor excuse for writing one of your main characters off of the show.
Also, please tell me why Peter Hale is coming back, yet they apparently don’t have enough room for people’s stories. Peter was an interesting villain back in seasons 1 and 2, possibly a bit of 3, but since then’s just become boring and a stereotypical power hungry man. Ian Bohen has publically disrespected Arden, yet he is allowed to come back to the show while she’s forced to leave. What could the show possibly need to tell me about Peter Hale that would keep me from scrolling through twitter or tumblr during his scenes? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. What could the show tell me about Kira’s journey that would me interested? So much. Show me what she’s doing while with the Skinwalkers. Show me how she’s coming to terms with her powers. Show me how she gets back to save the pack. There is so much these writers could do with her that they’re not going to.
I don’t care about a ship. I don’t care about that one little tidbit of information we may learn about a character who I’ve grown sick of. I don’t care about that one villain whose character arc has been wrapped up and has become so stereotypical, it’s not even fun to watch anymore. I care about good storytelling. I care that they’re writing off one of the best characters and letting a really good actress go because they can’t think of a way to write a good arc. The writers have not given us a proper end to her story.
I feel like what they’re doing is sacrificing what could potentially be a beautiful story arc about a young lady learning that she is a mythological creature whose powers she doesn’t know how to control who inevitably learns control and becomes one of the most powerful characters on the show. The saddest part is that I feel as if they’re going to sacrifice it all for a ship.