A decision Davis regrets in retrospect? Killing Allison in the season three finale after Reed expressed her desire to leave the show.
“I don’t know if I would have done it now, but it was the time of the Game of Thrones’ great death and it was all about what character could you kill to shock the audience?” Thought Davis. “There was a lot of pressure to kill a main character. I remember the network saying you have to kill someone. And I say, ‘I don’t want to kill anyone, they’re like my kids!'”
Reed wasn’t the only cast member to leave the show with Colton Haynes shocking fans with his exit in season two and Daniel Sharman Decision not to return for season four. Tyler Hoechlin eventually decided to step back from the show in season five because, as Davis joked, “He decided he was sick of brooding and staring in the woods for which I can’t blame him!”
Davis admitted, however, that it was “hard” to adjust the storylines after each exits, and went on to explain how the writers ultimately dealt with the comings and goings of actors.
“You’re trying to tell the best story we can tell first,” he explained. “And the second is recognizing and remembering who the main characters on the show are. I remember saying, ‘Look guys, the show is called Teen Wolf.
Davis also had to find a creative way to write Stiles from season three episodes after O’Brien booked the lead role in The Maze Runner.
“We had to do the old trick of knocking him out so he’s in a coma,” he said with a laugh. “It’s the old trick of putting the character into a coma trick!”