So, who needs a nap and maybe a nice hot shower and some hugs after that non-stop Teen Wolf finale? Warning, spoilers ahead about the season three finale, "The Divine Move," which aired on Monday, March 26.
Stiles (Dylan O'Brien) is finally safe and the Nogitsune is dead, but it was not easy to get to that point. First, we had to take a moment to process the devastating death of Allison (Crystal Reed). It may have happened a week ago for us, but for the characters of Beacon Hills, only a few moments had passed. His daughter had barely been gone a few minutes before Chris Argent (JR Bourne) went to work, making sure all the teenagers knew what to say to the police to pass off her death as a random mugging and not the work of supernatural ninjas. (Side-note: We. Hate. Ninjas.) Our hearts broke all over again as Scott (Tyler Posey) wondered how Chris could keep himself together enough to think so practically. "It's what we do," he said.
In a series of awesome sequences, the Oni tore through the sheriff's station, the hospital and the animal clinic, leaving the sheriff, the deputy, Melissa, and Deaton all with probably fatal injuries.
While Chris and Isaac (Daniel Sharman) realized that Allison had figured out how to kill Oni with silver arrowheads, Stiles, Kira (Arden Cho) and Lydia (Holland Roden) had a plan to meet Derek (Tyler Hoechlin)—who was bringing the box made of nemeton wood—to the school, but when they opened the doors, it was no longer a school and was instead a snowy garden. The Oni appeared and Scott and Kira were ready to fight until the Nogitsune, back in its bandaged form, revealed itself and told Stiles that everyone he loved was in danger if he didn't allow Scott, his best friend, to stab him. Stiles almost did it, but realized at the last minute that it was all an illusion. Scott and Kira fought their way through swords and Scott tackled the Nogitsune through a doorway and into the school. The snowy garden was nowhere to be found.
However, the Void Stiles fighting Derek and the twins outside was not an illusion. While Chris and Isaac showed up with the silver arrows just in time, Aiden (Max Carver) essentially sacrificed himself to kill one of the Oni, getting fatally stabbed in the stomach in the process. He died in Ethan's (Charlie Carver) arms, while Derek promised he would tell Lydia that he was one of the good guys.
RIP, Aiden. We'll miss you and all six of your abs a lot.
Back in the school, Stiles reminded his evil twin that there was one way to kill a Nogitsune—to change it. Scott bit Void Stiles on the arm, changing him into a werewolf, while Kira stabbed him with her sword. The nogitsune turned to stone and fell to the ground and one last fly was trapped in the nemeton box.
And everything was fine—Stiles got better. Scott taught Malia (Shelley Hennig) how to control her animal tendencies.
Then, in a scene that was sure to send the fandom into a complete freakout, Derek was talking to Stiles in a locker room, telling him the story of some men who came looking for a she-wolf, and a rumor that you can become a werewolf through a scratch. We get a flashback to Kate (Jill Wagner), Allison's believed-to-be-dead aunt with a thirst for murder, being scratched across the throat by Peter (Ian Bohen). Derek realizes he's dreaming. In real life, someone shoots Derek with a pretty big gun. It's Kate Argent, back from the dead. And she's a werewolf, but unlike any other werewolf we've ever seen before.
As Danny would say: "Dude, it's Beacon Hills." (How awesome was it to learn that Danny's known all about the supernatural craziness this entire time?!)
What did you think of Teen Wolf's season finale? Were you devastated by Aiden's death? Shocked by Kate's return? Hit us up in the comments! Plus, leave your questions for showrunner Jeff Davis, who we're chatting with tomorrow!