Ever since Allison Argent died heroically at the end of Teen Wolf’s third season, fans have been clamoring for the actor who played her, Crystal Reed, to return.
And finally, the wait is over.
BuzzFeed News can exclusively reveal that Reed will guest star on the Feb. 23 episode of Teen Wolf, titled “The Maid of Gévaudan.” But there’s a twist: She won’t be playing Allison Argent. Instead, she’ll breathe life into the progenitor of the Argent family line, Marie-Jeanne Valet, in the flashback-heavy episode, written by executive producer Jeff Davis.
Before talk of this episode emerged, Reed had been reluctant to return to Teen Wolf. “Allison had such an amazing end to her life, I feel like bringing her back in any way might tarnish that beautiful story,” she told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview.
But when Davis called her to talk about the seedlings of what would become “The Maid of Gévaudan,” she couldn’t resist.
“Basically, Jeff just said, ‘France in the 1700s,’ and I was in,” Reed said of the call that reeled her back. “He was definitely playing into my emotions. He knows that I have been dying to do a period piece and I love getting my head around different accents and different cultures. He didn’t even have much of a character worked out other than it was based on the Maid of Gévaudan. And I knew the legend, so before really knowing anything further, I said yes.”
Davis created a storyline that not only allowed Reed to return to Teen Wolf, but also informed the present-day plot: Scott (Tyler Posey), Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), Lydia (Holland Roden), Malia (Shelley Hennig), and Liam (Dylan Sprayberry) are trying to figure out how to defeat the Beast of Gévaudan, a supernatural creature that’s …read more