The Ending of Teen Wolf: The Movie Has Been Explained

The Ending of Teen Wolf: The Movie Has Been Explained ...

This article contains spoilers for Teen Wolf: The Movie.

Nowadays, television cancellations are even more frequent than a full moon, so there's something to be said for Teen Wolf's almost animalistic tenacity. MTV's soft reboot of the ‘80s film was canceled after a staggering 100 episodes in 2017.

Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and his pack are back with the first of what could be many Teen Wolf films, but like people always say, you can't keep a good lycanthrope down.

According to the end of Teen Wolf: The Movie, the creator Jeff Davis is relying on it.

What Happens to Crystal Return?

In Teen Wolf: The Movie, Scott is no longer a "Teen Wolf" because the film goes back 16 years. McCall's still an Alpha, but he's now in his mid-thirties, and his pack is scattered. It's not long before everyone returns to Beacon Hills to help Allison return to the land of the living.

Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) is back after she died so many years ago at the end of season three. Scott, Lydia Martin (Holland Roden), Jackson Whittemore (Colton Haynes) and others reunite to save their lost friend. Except, various supernatural maneuvers backfire on the group, and instead bring Allison back to life. But this isn't our Allison, right?

Without her memories, the deceased hunter becomes easy prey for Nogitsune, who turns her against the others. Cue a lot more wolfsbane and a lot more battling. Eventually, Allison realizes the truth when Scott reminds her of what they once shared: "Remember the Winter Formal? It was the first time I told you that I love you..."

Allison begins to trust Scott, despite her past being a bit hazy.

What's Nogitsune Up To?

Nogitsune has spent the majority of the film imprisoning Scott's pack in a shadow dimension that happens to share the same space as Beacon Hills High School Stadium.

Derek "Daddy" Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) and Eli (Vince Mattis) are among those caught. Until Nogitsune throws Eli straight into the stadium during a lacrosse game, it's a biggie, but gladly Eli escapes the game in time to tell Scott what's going on with his dad and the others.

Adrian R. Harris (Adam Fristoe) is returning close by to exploit all of this supernatural chaos for his own sinister gains. After a brief confrontation, he shoots Jackson more than once and effectively holds Lydia hostage, preventing her from saving anyone else.

A force field has also been constructed around the stadium, allowing ten thousand spectators to enter. Scott has an idea.

Scott's Big Game Plan

Thousands of people might die if the game isn't ended, so Scott devises a clever strategy to wear a lacrosse shirt and join the game. Without his skills, the game might go into sudden death, keeping the players on the field longer. "Teen Wolf," the school's new resident, also pitches in, wearing the same number jersey as Scott used to wear when he was growing up...

Eli is wary of changing because of Daddy Hale, Lydia left Stiles Stilinski (Dylan O'Brien) because she feared he would die in a car accident with her, and the others topside end up joining Nogitsune in the realm below.

Lydia saves Allison with her banshee scream, the one she had refused to use until this point. Upon hearing her name screamed out LOUD, Allison suddenly remembers everything. Cue sweet flashbacks to Scott's life from seasons 1-3.

Does Scott Perish?

Nogitsune holds a knife to Eli and offers Allison a deal. If she kills Scott, all others may be free. A bit petty, as you ask, but Allison accepts, shooting three arrows into her ex's heart.

Allison shoots an arrow into Nogitsune's head, which is a ruse! The arrows burn away due to the fox fire that was concealed inside of Scott. The battle continues!

Jordan "Hellhound" Parrish (Ryan Kelley) breaks through the force field and sends reinforcements down below. Eli frees Derek and the others who have been tied up this whole time too. Together, father and son face off against Nogitsune with Scott's help. But there's a new twist!

Who Dies in the Teen Wolf Film?

Nogitsune confines each wolf in a separate, color-coded room, allowing everyone to see through the illusion, thanks to a well-timed wolf howl that reconnects everyone.

Parrish holds Nogitsune down, ready to put him down for good. So Derek joins the pack, sacrificing himself to bring this conflict to an end. “Eli is in your pack now,” he assures Scott, and with that, both Derek and the mean riddle guy turn on fire.

Derek almost died a lot in this film, but he was definitely dead this time around. We're almost certain of it. There's even a memorial for him, and everything.

What Happens After Scott's Story?

Scott leads Derek's service by describing their very first meeting: "Derek Hale was the first person to teach me that you don't just get the family you were born with," says the speaker.

Sheriff Noah Stilinski (Linden Ashby) gives Eli the keys to his son's jeep with a heartfelt speech about his resilience: "All you have to do is keep it going."

Teen Wolf brings us back to life in a happy conclusion for Scott and Allison, where they reconcile and embark on a new beginning together. It's all that #Scallison shippers could hope for.

Wait, there's more!

The Teen Wolf Movie's Sequel Sets Up a Sequel

Just when you thought Teen Wolf: The Movie was getting to its last scene, the film reimagines Adrian Harris, who is being detained in the dark of night. Except, he's not going to prison, per se. Dr. Conrad Fenris (John Posey) appears to inform Adrian that he'll be placed at a "far more suitable detention facility" rather than the Eichen House psychiatric hospital where Fenris is the Chief Medical Officer.

If you thought the good doctor was dead, you would be mistaken. If or when another film is made, expect to see more of him and the supernatural creatures held captive in his hospital moving forward.

Fenris himself hints at the possibility when he tells Adrian that he's heard plenty of stories about teenage werewolves in the past. He then adds to Eli looking over Beacon Hills with his beady yellow eyes. Scott's time as Alpha may soon come to an end.

Teen Wolf: The Movie is now available on Paramount+ in the United States, and will launch on Paramount+ on Friday, January 27 in the United Kingdom.