Stiles is literally only there because he’s the only person Derek knows who came up with a system for differentiating between hallucinations and reality. If they could afford the Inception cast then he’d probably just dream about Leonardo DiCaprio reminding him of the goddamn totems, like, Jesus
Derek was not dreaming. Derek was so terrified in that moment that his brain temporarily shut down. His subconscious supplied Stiles to confide in and help him sort everything out, before his brain came back online and he could attempt to face what he knew to be true. That the woman who took advantage of him, abused him, tortured him, and killed most of his family was back.
but like, i’m not saying i think derek would necessarily kill himself straight up, but i AM saying that there’s a lot of ways to seek your own death, sometimes without even realizing how fucked up you’ve become, and it’s like, the instant you say that you always get someone like “how DARE you” and it’s like “damn! calm down tho”
what i mean is, i hope derek martyrs himself in s4 and dies alone
speaking of shit nobody else brought up, why is it so unthinkable for some people that derek might be read as suicidal? like, for real, what mental baggage do you have with #suicide that makes you think he’s “too strong” for that kind of shit? damn
Dylan O’Brien spoke with TVLine about Stiles’ dark turn in Season 3B, the affects of Allison’s death — on himself as well as his character — and what the future might hold for Stiles’ love life.
TVLINE | Stiles has been unrecognizable this season. How have you handled that huge shift?
It’s been incredible. I mean, I still can’t get over the fact that I’ve gotten to be on a show for a few years now — my whole acting career, literally — and that I’ve gotten to play a character that provides so much humor. And then to get an arc like this, and to do it with my family — I’ve been working with these people for the last four years of my life, and [they’re] really close to my heart — has been the best experience I could ask for as an actor.
TVLINE | Is this something you asked for, or did they just kind of throw it at you?
I wouldn’t say they threw it at me, but there was never really a discussion. The first time it came up was this one night when I sent an e-mail to [executive producer Jeff Davis] with some random thought like, “Hey, it could be really cool to go evil with Scott.” And he e-mailed me back immediately, saying, “It’s funny that you said that, because we were already planning to go evil with you.” My immediate thought was, “Whoa, really?” I was sort of nervous and not sure what to expect, but also so game to do it.
TVLINE | I have to say, you carried it well. I think everybody was really impressed.
I really cared about it. It was a huge challenge for me, and I was scared at first. I’ve never even tried something like this. But you have to just go for it, and that’s why I love acting; it’s made me face my fears and try things I’d normally be too uncomfortable to try. It’s therapeutic.