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INT. CECILE’S APARTMENT – DAWN
*muffled sobbing in the background as she clutches a copy of the Teen Wolf Season 3B DVD in her hand, red nail polish splayed over the cover like droplets of blood. Ghost by Sir Sly plays.*
If you know me at all you’ll recall how much I’ve missed Allison Argent, and by extension, Crystal Reed ever since she left Teen Wolf in one of the most devastating scenes the show has created so far.
Sure, I might insist from time to time (i.e. every two articles) that Daniel Sharman needs to come back, but that’s because his character is still alive! With Allison it’s so much more complicated, unless it’s in a dream sequence, or some kind of zombified state (hey, if the Chimeras can come back to life, so can our favorite archer!), or … a flashback!
So when I woke up to the news that Crystal was actually coming back (stupid timezones! Stupid need for sleep!), let’s just say there was a fair bit of tearing up, jumping around, and high-pitched squealing for an hour. Or ten.
YOU GUYS. This is not a drill!! Thanks to Jarett Wieselman from Buzzfeed we have confirmation that Crystal Reed is heading back to Teen Wolf as Marie-Jeanne Valet, from the beast of Gévaudan era. Crystal will guest-star during a flasback episode airing on February 23rd! Check out this gorgeous behind the scenes picture.
According to Jeff Davis, Marie-Jeanne Vallet was the first person to face the Beast of Gévaudan back in the 1700s:
“She was a peasant girl who had fashioned a bayonet onto a spear and was supposedly one of the first to survive an attack by the beast. Valet is another female warrior, and I think one of the great things Crystal does is she gives our viewers, especially our young female viewers, someone to look up to. Plus, we also get to see her wielding a crossbow again.”
Honestly at this point, I would’ve taken any excuse for Crystal to come back, but this is actually going to help the story as the pack struggles to defeat yet another foe.
Coming back wasn’t an easy decsion for Crystal, but the fact that she’s playing someone who isn’t Allison but shares her lineage convinced her.
“Basically, Jeff just said, ‘France in the 1700s,’ and I was in. He was definitely playing into my emotions. He knows that I have been dying to do a period piece and I love getting my head around different accents and different cultures. He didn’t even have much of a character worked out other than it was based on the Maid of Gévaudan. And I knew the legend, so before really knowing anything further, I said yes.”
She also mentions the fans and their passion for how she played Allison being an important factor. So now, if you’ll excuse me I need to go somewhere quiet to process this while I stare at Allison Argent GIFs for the rest of the day.
Crystal Reed thanks you for your time.