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Season 5 of MTV's Teen Wolf premiered on Monday, June 29, 2015. The premiere episode, Creatures of the Night had an estimated 1.527 million viewers on Monday, June 29, 2015, while the midseason premiere, The Last Chimera, had an estimated 1.11 million viewers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. This season was filmed in Northridge, California.

The fifth season of Teen Wolf received an order of twenty episodes during San Diego Comic Con in July 2014. Like the previous super-sized season, Season 3, Season 5 was broken up into two parts, but unlike Season 3, this season had an overarching story-line instead of two separate plots. In this case, Part A covered the arrival of the Dread Doctors and the creation of their Chimeras, while Part B moved on to the goal of the Dread Doctors' Chimeras, which was in service of the resurrection of the Beast of Gevaudan. This led to the unintentional release of the Doctors' captive, Garrett Douglas, also known as Der Soldat, which leads Season 5 into Season 6. The cast and crew began filming for Season 5A in early February 2015 and ended in late May; filming for Season 5B started back up in August of 2015 and ended in December.

Season Summary

On the eve of their senior year, Scott McCall and his friends find themselves facing the possibility of a future without one another, a next phase of their lives that might take them in different directions despite their best intentions. Little do they know that outside forces are already plotting to break the pack apart long before they ever see graduation. New villains use a combination of science and the supernatural for a malevolent and mysterious purpose that will eventually pit Scott and his friends against their greatest enemy yet.

Cast

Main Cast

Returning Cast

New Cast

Episode List

Image Title Airdate Episode # in Season Episode # in Series
Creatures of the night mccall pack Creatures of the Night June 29, 2015 1 61
The Season 5 premiere opens on the eve of senior year: Scott and his pack deal with the arrival of a new enemy and the return of an old friend.
Tracy stewart werewolf Parasomnia June 30, 2015 2 62
Stiles is suspicious of a new classmate, and Lydia helps a student with night terrors.
5x03 Dreamcatchers Scott alpha wolf eyes Dreamcatchers July 6, 2015 3 63
Scott tracks a new shapeshifter that's threatening Stilinski, and Malia receives information about her mother.
Condition terminal scira Condition Terminal July 13, 2015 4 64
Stiles tracks a fugitive and Liam plays wingman for Mason at a nightclub.
Desert wolf shooting A Novel Approach July 20, 2015 5 65
The pack enters Eichen House in order to learn more about the Dread Doctors.
Theo killinh Josh Required Reading July 27, 2015 6 66
Scott and his friends follow Dr. Valack's advice and experience strange effects as a result.
5x07 Strange Frequencies Kira fox eyes Strange Frequencies August 3, 2015 7 67
Scott tries to trap one of the Dread Doctors. Meanwhile, Stiles and Theo try to figure out who is taking the dead bodies.
5x08 Oroubros Stiles ID Ouroboros August 10, 2015 8 68
Scott and Malia set out to rescue their captured friends, and Deaton makes a horrific discovery about the Dread Doctors.
5x09 dead stiles Lies of Omission August 17, 2015 9 69
Scott turns to an unlikely ally for help, and Stiles and Lydia seek the truth about Parrish.
5x10 dread doctors painting Status Asthmaticus August 24, 2015 10 70
Scott and the pack face what may be their biggest threat yet.
The.Last.Chimera-Screenshot The Last Chimera January 5, 2016 11 71
In spite of the deep rift in their friendship, Scott and Stiles must strive to figure out what's behind the mysterious infection that's killing Sheriff Stilinski.
Damnatio-Memoriae.Episode Damnatio Memoriae January 12, 2016 12 72
Without the support of his pack, Scott confronts what the Dread Doctors' deadly success means for Beacon Hills.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 13 Codominance The fox spirit emerges Codominance January 19, 2016 13 73
Noshiko Yukimura and her daughter travel to New Mexico and take extreme measures to help Kira deal with her dark side. Lydia is surprised at Eichen House.
5x14 The Sword and the Spirit dead people The Sword and the Spirit January 26, 2016 14 74
As Scott tries to put his pack back together, Malia and a new ally set out to rescue Deaton from The Desert Wolf.
5x15 Amplification Kira's face Amplification February 2, 2016 15 75
Upon learning that Lydia is danger, Stiles makes a plan to break her out of Eichen House. Theo has his own plans.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 16 Lie Ability Lydia screaming Lie Ability February 9, 2016 16 76
Trapped in Eichen House with Theo and his Chimera Pack, Scott must try to rescue Lydia before it's too late.
Liam vss beats A Credible Threat February 16, 2016 17 77
Scott and his pack use a charity lacrosse game in a deadly gambit to figure out the identity of The Beast.
The maid of gevaudan Maid of Gévaudan February 23, 2016 18 78
Hoping to align with a familiar ally, the Argents reveal a key clue to the mystery of the The Beast of Gevaudan. Meanwhile, Scott tries to take on the Beast himself.
5x20 Mason possesed by The Beast The Beast of Beacon Hills March 1, 2016 19 79
With the identity of the Beast finally revealed, Scott and his friends are in a race against time to stop the Dread Doctors from implementing their final plan.
Apotheosis theo Apotheosis March 8, 2016 20 80
In the Season 5 finale, Scott and his friends try to stop the Beast before Beacon Hills is razed to the ground.

Trivia

  • This season was dedicated to the memory of Cyndi Garcia Posey, Tyler Posey (who plays Scott McCall in the series)'s mother, who died of breast cancer during the filming of this season.
  • Dylan Sprayberry (who plays Liam Dunbar) was promoted to the main cast in this season, and Tyler Posey was promoted to co-producer of the series.
  • Tyler Hoechlin (who played Derek Hale) left the series at the end of Season 4 and was not in this season.
  • Crystal Reed (who played Allison Argent), returned to the series for one episode to portray Marie-Jeanne Valet, the progenitor of the Argent bloodline of Hunters in flashbacks to the 18th century.
  • The Teen Wolf team held a contest on Tumblr in which it invited fans to participate in a contest to create a new supernatural creature (one who already existed in mythology or a completely fictional creature) who would appear in this season. The creature ended up being the Sluagh, which appeared in Season 5A's episode A Novel Approach as an Eichen House prisoner.
  • In 2015 and 2016, during the airing of Season 5, Teen Wolf was nominated for and won several awards:
    • Saturn Awards' Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series (Tyler Posey) (nominated)
    • Saturn Awards' Best Youth-Oriented Television Series (Teen Wolf) (nominated)
    • Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Villain (the Dread Doctors) (nominated)
    • Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Scene Stealer (Dylan O'Brien) (won)
    • Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Summer Star - Male (Tyler Posey) (nominated)
    • Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Summer Show (Teen Wolf) (won)
    • People's Choice Awards' Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show (Teen Wolf) (nominated)

Media

Teen Wolf Season 5 Opening Titles MTV-0

Teen Wolf Season 5 Opening Titles MTV-0

Teen Wolf 'Villain' Official Teaser (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf 'Villain' Official Teaser (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf Official Trailer (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf Official Trailer (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf Season 5B Official New Trailer

Teen Wolf Season 5B Official New Trailer

Teen Wolf (Season 5) First Look Still to Come on TeenWolfSeason5 Comic-Con 2015

Teen Wolf (Season 5) First Look Still to Come on TeenWolfSeason5 Comic-Con 2015

                 
Teen Wolf (Season 5) Exclusive Look at What’s to Come in Season 5B MTV

Teen Wolf (Season 5) Exclusive Look at What’s to Come in Season 5B MTV

Teen Wolf 'Operating Table' Official Promo (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf 'Operating Table' Official Promo (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf The Official FIRST Scene of Season 5 MTV-0

Teen Wolf The Official FIRST Scene of Season 5 MTV-0

Teen Wolf 'They’re Coming for All Of Us' Official Promo (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf 'They’re Coming for All Of Us' Official Promo (Season 5) MTV

Teen Wolf NYCC Official Trailer MTV

Teen Wolf NYCC Official Trailer MTV

Teen Wolf (Season 5B) Official Trailer MTV

Teen Wolf (Season 5B) Official Trailer MTV

Teen Wolf Season 5B Promo "Give Them Hope"

Teen Wolf Season 5B Promo "Give Them Hope"

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