^wow...too much to comment on it all but I will agree with you that the Hale family is probably the most interesting aspect of Teen Wolf for me right now...and I do think it has better spinoff potential that the kistune. DIdn't really like the Romeo/Derek Kate/Juliet idea...I'm kind of tired with the romance thing (been done to death recently)...but I absolutely love your idea about finding out how they were trained and how they pass the alpha torch.
And off the subject...your comment about them being able to perhpas add memories (or false memories) to a person makes me wonder if Peter inserted himself into Lydia's mind when he attacked her and that she was having visions of him that he implanted into her rather than him communicating to her from the dead (which is what I thought previously)...or perhaps it was a combination of both. Just a little speculation on my part...anyway an interesting post and a lot of food for thought.
If you were the one that made the really long post then it was probably removed because this area is for threads not an entire blog. A long thread is one thing, but you had written a post that was as long as most essays.
To do a prequel spinoff while a show that is set in the present is currently on would be stupid. Maybe if they gave Derek his own spinoff now and showed his "journey" (one of redemption perhaps?) that might be worth some merit. But to be honest, as much as I love the whole werewolf as a hero thing, it's being done on Teen Wolf. I think a spinoff about something different like the Kitsune would be cool, it could be like how Angel was a spinoff from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, (esp how Davis said in the article that he wanted to do "their own version of Buffy").
Also I kinda hope Jennifer doesn't come back, because it seems that the "big bad" in each season of TW never stays dad (Peter, Gerard (who never actually died)). Why can't we just have a villain that stays dead? Although, color me insane but I was thinking what if Jennifer does come back but not as an antagonist of any kind, what if she seeks redemption (I know she was wronged by the alpha pack and all and she considered the sacrifices she made to be justified, but lets face it she MURDERED people) and a spinoff was used with her character instead? Something like he "helping the helpless" (ala Angel) or something like that?
Sorry this is so long, and I hope it doesn't get deleted, would love to hear peoples opinions.
I believe based on things Jeff has said that it is an artifact of sorts. Perhaps a book or some other family antiquity. If we take a look at the bigger picture here then I believe that Peter has been looking for this same artifact and maybe gave the location to Derek. Peter has immersed himself in his own "library" of sorts. He is gaining knowledge. Knowledge itself is power. Derek may be retrieving an old book that tells of rituals that will give him back the Alpha spark. OR it may be some other thing. I highly doubt it is a person though. Oh well it's just IMO. We will see soon enough I hope!