really want to talk about that scene with lydia and stiles in his bedroom in the finale
and how stiles somehow manages to make everything about him
and i want to light things on fire
I think the worst part of that scene (and there are so many *worsts*) is how MUCH fandom/the audience jumped on the “poor stiles and his pain” train. HELLO HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT LYDIA’S BEEN THROUGH??
And after she storms out, we’re never shown the scene where he runs after and apologizes and says “I’ll drive you”. Because he must have! (i hope there was an apology in there) since we next see them together, charging in to save the day.
I really really wanted that scene.
It’s like for all that Stiles thinks that since he knows so much about her that he’s the one that deserves her affections, yet she doesn’t even deserve an apology after being yelled at for wanting to save Jackson instead of waiting on the sidelines? Not respectful.
Stiles was face to face with “lydia the ideal” (girl i’ve had a crush on for a long time! in my bedroom!) and “lydia the person” (….wants to save another guy.) and instead of having THAT realization be the focus of the scene, the writers went with “Stiles is still in denial, lydia’s problems are all about him! because he *cares* about her! LOOK AT HIS FEELINGS!”
If we could get 2 minutes of Peter wincing as he watched a fight scene (so lame and superfluous!) we could definitely have had Stiles show some character growth and be seen ACTUALLY apologizing to Lydia the person?
(but no, his acceptance of lydia-is-not-mine seems to come only when he sees her as the *magical soul mate of another guy*, and even then not at all.)
fuck stiles getting ‘character growth’, the scene should have been about lydia and stiles can go idk fall in a hole or something
that’s kind of the point: the scene was about him and it shouldn’t have been at all. it should have been about lydia and her pain and her trauma bc newsflash she’s got a fuckton of it