Crystal Reed made a triumphant return to Teen Wolfon Tuesday's episode after almost three seasons of fans mourning the death of her original character, Allison Argent. Reed's reappearance on the series as Marie-Jeanne Valet, the first werewolf hunter and Allison's 18th century ancestor, served not only to show Lydia (Holland Roden) and the McCall pack how to take down the Beast, but also as an origin story for the Argent family.
The back-story was just a taste of the Argent family's history of supernatural creature hunting, as executive producer Jeff Davis told Buzzfeed in January. "If I had all the time in the world, this would have been a two-parter and we would have delved even deeper," he said. "It almost feels like we didn't get to tell enough of her story."
That begs the question - could the Teen Wolf's take on the Maid of Gévaudan serve as a potential pilot for an Argent prequel spinoff?
Why it could work
The most obvious reason that a Maid of Gévaudan series could work is Reed herself. Her tenure as Allison Argent created an intense fan attachment to the character and the actress. While Marie-Jeanne is definitely her own woman, Reed explains there are definite parallels between the first Argent hunter and her descendant.
"[Marie-Jeanne] holds honor really high in her book. She's not one who suffers fools lightly. She's very particular about what she believes and what she doesn't believe. When she does believe it she's steadfast in moving forward with that information," Reed tells TVGuide.com in regards to her characters' similarities. "[Marie also] loves her family, which is something that I always really admired about Allison."
The second reason is that there's so much rich Argent history present in Teen Wolf that could be explored in a more in-depth way in a Maid of Gévaudan series. The show could explore how the hunter rules of living came to be and chronicle Marie-Jeanne creating the Bestiary. It could not only be the Argent origin story, but also give a deeper background to the creatures that Scott and his friends have had to face.
Reed agrees that if the material was there she would be on board to return to MTV and the Teen Wolf universe. "Never say never...I saw a screening of [this episode] on Saturday and it was just phenomenal. The story was brilliant and I was really happy with everything," she says. "There would just have to be a great overall storyline [for the spinoff]. I would definitely up for doing something like that. I'd love to come back."
Why it could fail
There's only one big drawback to the idea. It's true that Teen Wolf fans miss Allison Argent dearly, but they miss her in large part because of her relationship with Scott (Tyler Posey) and her role in the McCall pack. For a Maid of Gévaudan series to maintain integrity, it would have to keep the Argent history separate from the current happenings with Allison's ex and the friends she left behind in Beacon Hills.
Reed remains adamant that she doesn't want Allison's death tarnished with cliche tricks or supernatural rule-bending. In fact, she may not have agreed to return for her special guest appearance if an interaction between Marie-Jeanne and Scott had been forced into the episode. "I don't think there was any way for it to come into [the modern storyline] without it being hokey and obvious. I don't think there's any way you could put the two stories together without opening a whole other can of worms as to what actually happens in the supernatural world of Teen Wolf," she says. "I'm really happy [it was separate] because otherwise that might have deterred me from coming back."
Would you watch a Reed lead spinoff if there was still no chance of a "Scallison" reunion?
Teen Wolf 's hunt for the Beast of Gévaudan continues Tuesdays at 9/8c on MTV.
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