'Teen Wolf' Season 3's Tyler Posey: Scott's leadership and the Stiles threat

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"Teen Wolf" Season 3 has thrust Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) into leadership in a life-or-death situation. Trouble from the nogitsune and the Oni mean that even Scott's normal support, Stiles (Dylan O'Brien), may be lost.

Posey talks about the challenges and triumphs -- plus a new romance with Kira -- for Scott in the second half of the current season.

Zap2it: How is Scott handling his growing position of leadership?
Posey: I think this is what Scott was made for, and I think he's starting to realize that -- which makes it that much easier to be that leader. Scott realizes that, like, "I think this is my job, I'm really good at it. I'm not cocky about it -- it just makes sense to me.'

It's always fun to play that aspect where before, Scott wanted to be the leader but he didn't know how. But now, finally, it's like second nature pretty much. It's really fun to play that dynamic, because I've never done that before with Scott. It's just like a deep confidence but it carries with power and leadership and it's just great.

Is Stiles really evil at this point?
He's 100 percent evil.

Can Scott believe this of his best friend?
He's evil now but he still might be Stiles on the inside -- Scott's his best friend, he wouldn't do anything to Scott and he does. And now it's like there is no sign of Stiles anymore.

Deep down inside, I think Scott always hopes that Stiles is still in there, but he's kind of second guessing that now. Really just trying to figure out what the h*** to do because he has no idea what to do, you know, how to get him out of there. He's really lost because Stiles is his rock.

Now Scott's growing up a lot and he really has great instincts on things and doesn't really need the second hand from Stiles, but he's his best friend overall so it's definitely a huge impact on him so it's going to be awkward.

Is Scott going to be able to face the idea that he might have to kill Stiles?
He doesn't believe it. In the world of 'Teen Wolf' and especially in Scott's world he always sees a second option. Death is never the first option for Scott at least, and he can always, always find and trust in himself that he will always find a second outcome. Because first of all, killing Stiles is not an option for Scott ... There's no way. He will never be able to live with himself.

On a happier note, what's going on in Scott's relationship with Kira?
It's so fun to watch. I love it so much because it's so slow paced. They take it so slow, they're building their friendship before their actual relationship, which is absolutely necessary in any relationship. They connect on so many levels: They're both supernatural, they're both kind of awkward dorky kids, they both care a lot and they're both good-looking teenagers.

Will Scott and his dad ever repair their relationship?
Scott is still reeling from his dad leaving him, his family and his mom. He doesn't really understand it. He gets it, he's old enough to understand why things happen and why people get divorced, but he's definitely hurt by it and his dad really hasn't apologized.

"Teen Wolf" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV.
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