Remember when Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis said that there were multiple Argents coming to season 5B? Well, he wasn’t kidding. (And we’re not just talking about Gerard.)
EW has confirmed that Crystal Reed will appear in the show’s Feb. 23 episode, though she won’t be playing the late Allison Argent. As was first reported by BuzzFeed, Reed is set to play Marie-Jeanne Valet, an Argent ancestor.
As Davis recently told EW, the flashback-heavy episode will give fans some background on The Beast. Specifically, episode 518 will take fans back to 18th Century France, where, Davis said, “We definitely learn more about [The Beast]. There’s plenty of research and literature out there about the myth of The Beast and what it actually was. Was it a prehistoric animal that somehow survived? Was it actually a pack of wolves? We delve into that and we try to tell the true story, and our Argents intersect with that.”
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Specifically, Marie-Jeanne Valet intersects with that story, and it seems she might have a few things in common with Allison. As Reed told BuzzFeed, “There are little things I got to do with the character that Allison might have done — a little look or a gesture or the way she walks; I sort of made sure they were a little bit the same because they’re family after all.”
And like Allison, Reed says that Valet is “fighting for justice and for what’s right.” (And yes, she has a bow and arrow.)
As for what this means for Reed, she told BuzzFeed that there have been “some little chats” about a possible Argent family spin-off. In other words, if things were to work out, there could be many more Argents coming our way.
For a first look at Reed as Valet, head to BuzzFeed. And for a behind-the-scenes look at the episode, MTV has released a video of Reed’s return. Check it out below:
Teen Wolf airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.