The final season of MTV’s Teen Wolf has already seen plenty of returns and reunions but one is seeminly more unexpected than the others.

Colton Haynes‘ Jackson Whittemore and Charlie Carver‘s Ethan Stiener have both returned to the show, but this time, as a couple.

It is the first time either character has been revealed as gay.

“It makes total sense,” said Haynes about his character’s acceptance of his sexuality. “That’s why Jackson carried around that angst.”

The news, first reported by Entertainment Weekly, won’t be revealed until the episode airing September 10, but an early clip, released by EW shows the couple fighting off the enemy together in London.

While Jackson’s return wasn’t always a given, his relationship status was.

Said showrunner Jeff Davis, “I thought, if Jackson comes back, he’s coming back in a relationship with a guy. Whether that means he’s bisexual or gay, that’s how he’s returning. I just felt like he went off to London and found himself.”

The two actors also spoke about the characters’ relationship.

“We’re an odd couple,” Carver told EW. “His character’s always been kind of an arrogant prick, so I’m the one who tones him down.”

Haynes, who came out as gay in 2016, expressed a similar sentiment with a slightly more positive tone. “They compliment each other perfectly. They have a really beautiful relationship.”

Only four episodes remain in Teen Wolf‘s seventh and final season. The show airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV, with the exception of this Sunday, August 27, the night of the Video Music Awards.

Watch the first clip of Jackson and Ethan together as a couple below.

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