|“||Can't Go Back||”|
— Seasonal Quote
|Season 4 | Number of Episodes: 12|
|Premiere Airdate||June 23, 2014|
|Finale Airdate||September 8, 2014|
|Slogan||Can't Go Back|
Season Four of MTV's Teen Wolf contains twelve episodes which aired over the course of four months, beginning on June 23rd, 2014 and ending on September 8, 2014. It is the first season not to star Crystal Reed as Allison Argent and the first to star Shelly Hennig as Malia Hale and Arden Cho as Kira Yukimura.
Two months later and still healing from tragic losses, Scott, Stiles, Lydia, and Kira return to a new semester of school with more human worries than the supernatural, while also trying to help their new friend Malia integrate back into society. But Kate Argent's surprising resurrection brings a new threat to Beacon Hills along with the emergence of another mysterious enemy known simply as The Benefactor.
Scott, still grieving over the loss of his first love, finds it hard to begin a relationship with Kira and eventually gains the confidence to pursue a romantic relationship with her. Following countless deaths as a result of a hitlist put forth by The Benefactor, Scott takes it upon himself to protect everyone written on the list.
Stiles teaches Malia how to integrate back into society with varied results. While initially hesitant about telling her about her familial ties, Malia discovers the truth when reading her name on the hitlist.
Following an abduction by Kate, Derek briefly reverted back to his teenage self yet a fight with Berserkers returns him to his proper age. However, following this, Derek begins losing significant werewolf prowess as noted by the change of color in his eyes. Coping with this, he finds himself romantically attracted to Braeden.
Further developing her Banshee abilities and their overall randomness puts strain on Lydia as she struggles to learn more about her gifts in order to help her friends.
Malia slowly begins to integrate back into society through the help of Stiles, but with limited results. While initially oblivious to her ties to the Hale family, she discovers the truth and seeks out Peter to learn more about her past.
Kira is initially unable to begin a relationship with Scott due to him still grieving Allison's death yet the two ultimately begin dating. An incident at practice has her joining the lacrosse team despite her family's contemplating to move.