3:01pm PT by Sydney Bucksbaum
Dylan O'Brien Makes Surprise Return as 'Teen Wolf' Bids Comic-Con Farewell
The Teen Wolf pack has reunited for its final run.
MTV's supernatural drama is about to debut its final 10 episodes, and almost every original castmember is back for the swan song. Even fan favorite Dylan O'Brien made a surprise appearance on Thursday at the show's final Comic-Con panel, joining series stars Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry, Shelley Hennig, Cody Christian, Khylin Rhambo, Melissa Ponzio, Linden Ashby, returning star Charlie Carver and executive producer Jeff Davis. Fans of the MTV drama, which made its debut in Comic-Con's biggest venue, Hall H, went nuts after being rewarded with Scott McCall's pack all together one final time with missing link Stiles.
"It's nothing but emotional now that it's over," O'Brien said of finishing the 100th and final episode. "For me, this will always be such a special thing. This was my first part ever. I still remember getting the call from my manager that I got the part of Stiles. The fact that it's seven years later, it's just amazing. It's been a family and it will always be a family. I'll always miss this character and this show. It's sad. It makes me super-emotional. I'm getting shaky just talking about it right now."
O'Brien left the MTV series to shoot the Maze Runner films before he suffered an accident on the movie set, and only returned to Teen Wolf to film a few scenes in the first half of season six. It was unclear how much he would be involved in the second half and final 10 episodes, but based on his return to the Comic-Con panel, Stiles will be playing a much bigger role than previously anticipated. (Watch the trailer for the final run, released at Comic-Con, below.)
"For me, it was never a job, especially from the beginning," said O'Brien. "I was a kid out of high school who had never acted before. I got this part and met Tyler. It was all new to me. I was just winging it. This show became my entire school that I went to every day to learn what I was doing on set, being in front of the camera and learning about the whole process I was in love with. This show started that way, and it became home even when I did another thing — I couldn't wait to return home. I would get so excited to come back to Stiles. I'll always look back at Stiles being my ultimate favorite."
Unfortunately, Tyler Hoechlin and Ian Bohen, who are also returning for the final 10 episodes, could not make it to San Diego for the panel, so they recorded a video to play for the fans, apologizing for their absence. They made up for it by debuting the scene of Derek's big return to the series, with Argent (JR Bourne) finding out that Derek is gunning for his family once more. The clip was classic Teen Wolf, with action, slow-mo entrances and one cool car. The fans were also treated to a real walk down memory lane later during the panel, moderated by Ponzio and Ashby, with footage of every castmember's original audition tape.
Holland Roden and returning star Colton Haynes also recorded videos apologizing for their absence, and debuted Jackson's return scene to Beacon Hills High, which played to thunderous applause and screams from the audience. It's clear that Teen Wolf's final run is going to be a true treat for longtime fans.
And though the series may be ending — at least this incarnation — this isn't the last you'll see of Posey at Comic-Con. "I'm going to come to Comic-Con every year as a fan," he said to cheers. "Get drunk with you guys."
Teen Wolf returns with the first of its final 10 episodes on Sunday, July 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.