Teen Wolf: Season 5 (2015 - 2016)


Season 5
Teen Wolf

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Teen Wolf rebounds from a case of the narrative shakes by doubling down on the absurdity in a season that goes for broke with narrative irreverence and campy thrills.



Critic Ratings: 12


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Air date: Jun 29, 2015
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Air date: Aug 10, 2015
Air date: Aug 17, 2015
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Season 5 sees Scott (Tyler Posey) and friends begin senior year, as they start to look to the future, and maybe life without each other. However outside forces are planning to break up the pack permanently. Scott faces his biggest threat yet, as new villains use both science and the supernatural in order to execute their mysterious plan.


Tyler Posey
as Scott McCall
Dylan O'Brien (II)
as Stiles Stilinski
Holland Roden
as Lydia Martin
Linden Ashby
as Sheriff Stilinski
Melissa Ponzio
as Melissa McCall
Shelley Hennig
as Malia Tate
Arden Cho
as Kira Yukimura
Colton Haynes
as Jackson Whittemore
Cody Christian
as Theo Raeken
Ryan Kelley
as Deputy Jordan Parrish
Ian Bohen
as Peter Hale
Tyler Hoechlin
as Derek Hale
Crystal Reed
as Allison Argent
Townsend Coleman
as Scott Howard
JR Bourne
as Chris Argent
June Foray
as Grandma Howard
James Hampton
as Harold Howard
Steven Brand
as Dr. Valack
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Critic Reviews for Teen Wolf Season 5

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

There's nothing worse than stagnant plot lines, but luckily we won't have to worry about that here.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

I really do love all of the girl power in this show... The women and girls are just dope, and they do dope things.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

I would love to see a more focused Teen Wolf next season, but I'm fairly sure that won't be happen. So long as the show remains reliably crazy, then I'm all for it.

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Even after all the dramatic, friendship-centric speeches Stiles has delivered over the years, that one hit me right in the blood-pumper.

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

At one point or another, everyone was either injured, dead, or presumed to be dead. It was insanity. This hour could have definitely benefited from being split into two hours.

Nov 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This season of Teen Wolf has been full of ups and downs, new creatures, Doctors who mumble, and more disturbing images than I could've been prepared for. Yet, I really enjoyed this finale.

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

What I'm saying is, the old rules about what constitutes good TV need to be reconsidered. And fortunately for those of us still paying attention, Teen Wolf has never followed rules.

Jun 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Like most Teen Wolf season premieres, I have no idea what is happening or what to expect this season, but the episode was certainly entertaining.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…

There's a problem at Teen Wolf's core, and "It's just Teen Wolf" isn't going to fix that.

Jun 30, 2015 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

This season signifies the start of a transition away from what fans have become comfortable with, and it appears that the writers have that journey well under control.

Jun 30, 2015 | Rating: 7 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Teen Wolf: Season 5

  • Jun 05, 2017
    This one on DVD rather than i-Tunes download. Adding to the disgusting trend this season is issued in two parts to boost revenue at the viewer’s expense. For your money you get very few extras. This may be Scott’s starring role but it is the friendship shared between Styles and Scott and the love between Styles and his father that grounds the show. Like so many relationships involving single parents the line between adult and child is often blurred here, the same goes for Scott and his mother. And although he is definitely part of the pack Styles is not a werewolf. The show has gone through a considerable amount of eye-candy. The bodybuilding Carver twins who morphed into an incredible hulk have departed as has much of the old lacross team. The solid and dependable gay Danny no longer flexes in the change room and the dimpled chinned Colton Haynes whom Scott described as a pretty boy is gone. As Deputy Parish Ryan Kelley spends more screen time flexing his naked chest than he does stretching his tightly taylored uniform. By contrast save for lifting his shirt to show off his latest wounds Tyler Perry has been keeping his clothes on.
  • Aug 08, 2016
    A slow, boring season with a few upsides to it yet a confusing storyline surrounding the new characters like Theo.
  • Jul 22, 2016
    Teen Wolf started out as a modern campy tv show with way too much teen sex and far too few good story lines. The only largely talented presence on the show is Dylan O'Brien, who far outclasses his co-stars by the start of season 3. By season 5, it's evident that while Holland Roden manages to keep the viewer's interest while she's on screen, the same cannot be said for the so-called 'star' of the show, the Teen Wolf himself, Tyler Posey. At season 5, we see the plot holes digging themselves deeper and deeper, contradictions in the lore are rampant, and the turnover rate for actors in a supporting role are indefensibly high. This show is awful. Period.
  • Jul 12, 2016
    I love this show its so amazing
  • Jun 26, 2016
    Easily one of my favorite shows on TV.
  • Mar 30, 2016
    Collect and focus vast amounts of electricity. During a lifetime of watching thousands of television series and movies funded understandably difficult to be pleasantly surprised. The supernatural young adult drama, ‘Teen Wolf’ continues to defy the odds. It shares a name with a cult classic comedy although it is very much a drama. It is hosted on MTV, a basic cable network that is gradually moving from music videos to so-called reality series that can be considered insipid by anyone postpubescent. Teen Wolf also manages to pull horror back from the brink of disaster resulting from the trend to overly romanticize monsters previously reserved for creature features. Teen Wolf has discovered a way to retain the frightening aspects of supernatural beings or setting them against the backdrop modern teenage romance, rivalry academic stress. It is managed to grow over the last five seasons to be one of the best supernatural series currently found in any format of entertainment. This series consistently showcases remarkable acting both the junk asked in the more established actors charge replaying the adults. That brings us into another positive factor of the series; the adults are not complete idiots. In the majority of shows depending on supernatural young people the parents, teachers and other adults are the either completely unaware of all these strange and frequently deadly things going on but they are barely present. The writers of the series had enough respect for the audience to arrange for the adults most closely involved with the supernatural in on what is going on. In many cases they are proactively helping their children in their paranormal battles. After surviving attacks from some of the most esoteric paranormal creatures the alpha werewolf, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and the rest of his eclectic pact have to face senior year in high school. While many teens considers this time one of constant celebration featuring excesses and libation and lustful behavior, Scott and his friends are more seriously minded and after facing down the seemingly endless stream of incredibly evil and powerful creatures, they are still concerned with the of future including getting into a reasonably good college. Certainly Scott can put on his applications captain of the lacrosse team but will be difficult to explain all the time he spent as a werewolf. His best friend, Stiles Stilinski (Dylan O'Brien) is also concerned with how to keep everyone together after graduation. In an unusual turn of events both the hero and the sidekick have beautiful girlfriends. Scott is finally gotten over the death of his first love; Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) has become involved with Kira Yukimura (Arden Cho). Kira is not only the daughter of the new history teacher but she is a young Kitsune, the supernatural creatures mostly of Japanese mythology were evil to concentrate and focus the power of nature and frequently represents as a fox. In Kira case she is a thunder Kitsune. She is also a deadly sword woman especially with her katana. The young woman that Stiles is involved with, Malia Tate (Shelley Hennig) was a Werecoyote and is very socially naïve as a result of living in a feral state for much of her childhood. Stiles is trying to help Malia find her biological mother will hopefully allow her to get a better understanding of origins and abilities. All is also facing the very real promise of not graduating with her friends. While she was living alone in the woods he lost a lot of academic schooling in favor of survival training. In the previous season Scott was forced to bite a younger student turning him into a werewolf. Since this is how he acquired his lycanthropic status he swore he would never inflict that upon the individual. Unfortunately it seemed that circumstances conspired against that noble attitude. The younger student in question was Liam Dunbar (Dylan Sprayberry) was attacked by a Wendigo; Scott had to bite him in order to assure the survival. The reason why so many supernatural creatures can be found in the environments around the small town can be found in its name, Beacon Hill. On its outskirts there’s a very large stump of a mystical tree that literally acts as a beacon to the supernatural. Even before being beaten the had very severe anger management issues but now with enhanced speed, strength, fangs and claws Liam is more dangerous than ever. As the pact’s alpha Scott is able to exert some control over him and has been diligently working on helping him gain control. What are the central themes to this season revolves around Lidia Martin (Holland Roden) exceptionally intelligent and fashion forward woman was also a banshee. This provides her with a special affinity towards death and allows her to issue a scream of such intensity that it can disorient any attacker. At the beginning of this season Lidia had a strange premonition of being in an abandoned mental health facility and knowing that her friends were going to die. Although she can be manipulative Lidia has a basically good heart and is helpful to her friends. In this season she attempts to help the fellow student suffering from night terrors only to be led to another murder scene. Banshees have an affinity towards death are often drawn to it. She is aided in this by a deputy sheriff, Jordan Parrish (Ryan Kelley) but as it turns out he is also supernatural, a hellhound. Was exceptionally well done in this series is that despite the belongs of supernatural mythology borrowing creatures from folklore and superstitions around the globe, the writers have never disappointed in maintaining a strong central narrative that serves to both storylines together and provided excellent platform to showcase the meticulously planned character development. The major reasons why this series remain so consistently well done that the supernatural events are kept in check by a number of stabilizing influences. The greatest among these is Beacon Hill’s veterinarian, Dr. Deaton (Seth Gilliam). This work is a veterinarian provides an excellent cover is true identity as a Druid emissary. His age-old calling is one of supporting and advising werewolf packs, steering them away from general carnage. Scott has apprenticed on with him in hopes of becoming a veterinarian himself. Dr. Deaton is exceptionally wise and skilled in many forms of elemental magic is a font of wisdom to Scott and the others. This also allows them to serve as both a rational adult a major source of supernatural exposition. In this fifth season Deaton help Scott unravel this such as the giant talon creature that is able to deplete his power. Since Scott is a natural alpha, in stark contrast to the normal way of achieving out for status by killing, no supernatural creatures should be able to subsume Scott’s power and status. Deaton’s objectivity as a Druid allows them to discern patterns and picked up on very subtle clues. In this season the clues lead him to a startling and horrifying conclusion; something is altering the control and bind supernatural. Consistent with the current paradigm for television shows this season is split into two parts. This allows for dramatic cliffhanger midway through the season that was carefully built by intensifying several plot threads and masterfully reading them together. From a storytelling point of view a two-part season allows for the characters be placed into an inexorable set of circumstances, threatening their very existence.
  • Mar 15, 2016
    At first this season was perfect for the 1st 10 episodes with new interesting character dynamics and some great psychological elements as well as a very compelling villain however the 2nd half tarnished pretty much everything great about the new elements and made things way too convoluted and rushed to make the season satisfying however did include some great performances and some very impressive effects but came across as very half assed and underwhelming but did provide a hopeful tone going into Season 6. Overall Grade of the Season: B
  • Mar 15, 2016
    Ugh....another nosedive in writing quality is what Season 5 is. Yes both sections A and B have been abysmal. Rapid succession of quickly and seemingly desperately introduced characters with absolutely no precedent or character development. Teen wolf has since its 3rd season, become nothing more than lazy writing while grasping at every cliche and trope while doing its characters a great disservice. The character of Stiles perhaps is done the greatest disservice, as he went from the key source of the show's humor as well as one of the smartest characters to being an irrational and relatively stupid character, having killed someone in self defense, actually tries to hide it and lies about it, something his character would never have done previously. (yes if you viewed the circumstances of the death in question, your guilt wouldn't have been that significant). Worst is probably the rapidly introduced character of Theo who miraculously appears at the first moment the villains show up, these "Dread Doctors" who's entire purpose is dragged out at a snail's pace over the course of these very desperately padded 20 episodes. Teen Wolf's good writing has sunk to the typical MTV tropes, pretty cast, high turnover, and hunky 1-shot guest stars. And of course, with the loss of Tyler Hoechlin its fan base has also dropped significantly, making it one of the most serious losses of character and actors since Colton Haynes back in Season 2, and Daniel Sharman. Crystal Reed makes a guest appearance but overall aside from backstory and though her effort is commendable, the accent she had to sport, wasn't. And long time Teen Wolf alumni like Ian Bohen (Peter hale) and Keahu Kahuanui (Danny) make no appearance at all. The character of Ducaelion appears again, but little more as just exposition. Sadly the writers have learned that to make their messiah character Scott McCall look virtuous, they have to dumb down everyone else.
  • Mar 02, 2016
    Brilliant. Funny, great acting and relatable. Can't wait for next season.
  • Feb 26, 2016
    The best season ever, but we miss Tyler Hoechlin very muchh. ?

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