If last week’s episode of Teen Wolf taught us anything, it’s that virgins are not welcome in Beacon Hills.
Unfortunately, that’s bad news for poor Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), whose best option for shredding his V-card fell victim to a mysterious killer. Lydia (Holland Roden), ahem, has been busy.
But she’s not the only one getting busy on the show. Danny (Keahu Kahuanui), one of the show’s few openly gay characters, will see his own romantic storyline unfold this season.
“Love is in the air,” Kahuanui tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Danny’s definitely on track for another love interest, and I think it’s possibly a dangerous one. … We don’t know what his intentions are, whether he is genuinely interested or whether there’s an ulterior motive.”
In the show’s “Fireflys” episode last week, a lesbian relationship was explored — and promptly destroyed. But GLAAD should be pleased to know that creator Jeff Davis, an openly gay man himself, will continue to shine a light on same-sex relationships in the show’s current season including, as he previously told E! News, Stiles’ potential bisexuality.
In reference to the fans’ rabid interest in Stiles’ chemistry with Derek (Tyler Hoechlin), Davis said: “We’ve certainly made some hints to the possibility of Stiles being bisexual. As to the psychology of why ‘girls like boys who like boys,’ I haven’t asked enough questions or heard enough to really understand the psychology behind it.”
While we doubt Derek is going to enter the series’ romantic chaos anytime soon, Stiles is determined to lose his virginity in a clip from Monday’s episode, obtained exclusively by THR. Watch above for a new perspective on locker room talk.
[WARNING: Spoilers ahead if you did not watch the video above.]
“Danny is always willing to help out the crew, solving their problems,” Kahuanui says with a laugh, after his character offers to take Stiles’ virginity. We’ll have to wait and see if Stiles takes him up on the offer.
With watchdog groups keeping an eye on the portrayal of LGBT characters in media – now, arguably, more than ever – Kahuanui says it’s been “motivating” to have his character become more involved in the show’s romantic elements.
“It is very motivating to see the feedback we’ve gotten on the same-sex couples,” he says. “It’s been so positive, and when you have support behind you … if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
But when it comes to Danny, something might just break anyway. Kahuanui says his character will be taking a trip to the hospital soon – and not as a visitor. (Seriously, they are giving that hospital set a run for its money this season.)
“He gets pulled into a little bit of the trouble that’s going on with the Alpha pack, but not in the way you’d think he does,” Kahuanui says. “He has another trip to the hospital … he’s had a couple of trips to the hospital [already], you’d think he’d figure out that maybe Beacon Hills isn’t the best place for him.
“But Danny’s a survivor,” he adds. “So far.”
Teen Wolf airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV.