"Teen Wolf" is heading into its final season, which means the pack will finally (finally!) graduate from high school by the end of it all.
With Scott (Tyler Posey), Stiles (Dylan O'Brien) and Lydia (Holland Roden) presumably leaving for college, there will be a bit of a power vacuum left in the pack, as they lose their Alpha. In his place, we should expect Liam (Dylan Sprayberry) to step up to the plate, but we're not so sure he's ready to make the step up from Beta to Alpha.
First of all, didn't we learn early on in the series that the only way to become an Alpha is to kill your previous one? Not for nothing, but we don't expect "Teen Wolf" to end with Liam murdering Scott. Unless he's a "true Alpha" like Scott, he'll never really be the leader of the pack in the same way Scott is now.
More importantly, we're also a little wary about Liam's decision-making skills.
In the past, he's been tricked, misled and even weaponized with only a few gentle nudges in the wrong direction. Add that naivety onto his pretty intense anger issues, and you've got a recipe for a disastrous pack leader.
Honestly, when you add it all up, we're wondering if Hayden (Victoria Moroles) might not make a better leader when all is said and done.
Then again, Liam does have the heart and the commitment to protect his friends and lead the pack, so there's potential there.
Whatever the case, there's a lot of time left with a full Season 6 of "Teen Wolf" headed our way, and Liam could make good use of this time perfecting his rough edges and learning what it means to be a leader. Let's just hope Scott's training includes some anger management classes and common sense pointers on avoiding obvious traps.
"Teen Wolf" premieres November 15, 2016 on MTV.