Teen Wolf is the kind of show that not only gives its adult characters purpose, it also suggests that there are real-life consequences to being overly focused on epic supernatural problems. Like how Scott’s failing his classes. Stiles’ dad just got fired. The town’s leaders get regularly overthrown by a powerful upperclass (in this case, Jackson’s attorney father seemed to be the orchestrator of the Sheriff’s dismissal.) All these bummers not only ring true, they raise the stakes while simultaneously keeping things grounded. See what I’m saying? The writerly decisions this show makes have become downright refreshing.