Warning: This article contains spoilers for Teen Wolf: The Movie
From alpha to omega.
Teen Wolf: The Movie marked the much-anticipated return of the MTV series more than five years after it went off the air. But unfortunately, not every member of the pack survived the reunion.
While many characters experienced temporary fake out death scenes in the Paramount+ movie, a few really are dead and buried—the most notable, of course, being Tyler Hoechlin‘s Derek. The death scene hit particularly hard for the actor behind the series’ main character, Scott.
“It’s super emotional. Tyler Hoechlin is somebody that I really love and as much as I am an actor and I know that there’s separateness from our characters and our human selves, it’s emotional reading that,” Tyler Posey exclusively told E! News ahead of the Jan. 26 premiere. “Plus, I’ve grown to love Derek over the years. It redeemed Derek from any bad quality, any grumpy cat quality that he had over the past 12 years.”
But the actor noted it was a story decision that made a lot of sense practically.
“I think it’s something that’s necessary for us to have in terms of storytelling,” he continued. “We as humans deal with loss of a loved one constantly, and the fans have dealt with that over the years. It’s another way that we can be relatable to the fans and to anybody watching. I think it’s beautiful the way that we did it. He turns into a true alpha right before he dies, his eyes glow red and it’s just chills.”