i had one job
don’t make the vampire your favorite character
a futile, futile job. horst is everything
I AM SO FUCKING TIRED OF SEEING LYDIA MARTIN SCREAMING IN TERROR
I WANT HER SHOUTING WITH RAGE
I WANT HER CHER-SLAPPING PEOPLE AND TELLING THEM TO SNAP OUT OF IT
I WANT HER ROLLING HER EYES AND TOSSING HER HAIR AND THEN STABBING MOTHERFUCKERS IN THE FACE WITH A PENCIL
Me escaping from the patriarchy
See the other fandoms here
omg a conversation where someone gets educated on feminism that doesnt make me want to cry
why isn’t it this easy all the time??
this how all people should interact about differences
I honestly don’t think they’re ever going to delve into Derek’s “trauma.” He doesn’t seem like the type to care.
I too, sadly, suspect that they’re never going to delve into Derek’s trauma. I’m not sure why that word is in scare quotes, though. Is the trauma of what he went through really in question here?
Let’s talk about this ep, misstep by misstep.
It begins with a little boy and his older sister, but dodges drawing any useful parallels, because that would require character development. Then we get a meager and unsatisfying flashback of Scott explaining to Allison that her mother was trying to kill him the night Derek bit her. This is a devastating, world-rocking revelation, so you’d think we’d have a little time to focus on Allison’s reaction, but no. You might even think that she’d learn something from it, like how one shouldn’t rashly resort to unsupervised violence when one doesn’t have all the facts. But no, the opposite. The actual opposite.
And don’t even get me started on the brush-off with Erica. Derek buried her at the Hale house. That’s my headcanon and I’ll fight you.
Lydia finds a dead body and screams, because lately, the writers have focused on traumatizing her.
We get a cute lesbian couple making out in a tent, but because this is Teen Wolf, one of them ends up traumatized, the other dead. Then Isaac shows up, which is lovely, because he’s a cherub, but the writers don’t bother explaining why he’s part of the Stop Cora and Boyd operation when he wasn’t part of the Save Boyd (and Possibly Erica) operation earlier that same night.
Derek’s idea is that they might have to kill Cora and Boyd. Really? Really? His little sister is alive. He has a living family member who isn’t Peter, and his first instinct is to kill her?
And then, when Peter shows up, Derek’s busy defending their plan not to kill them. Why wasn’t this his perspective the whole time? I genuinely cannot make myself believe that Derek would be the first to say, “Meh, let’s just kill them. Better safe than sorry.” Not when it comes to family.
Then we’ve got Chris Argent speechifying about how he doesn’t care about Derek or his family (which, what is the Argents’ obsession with him? This isn’t about him, or even his family, not really. It’s about half-rabid werewolves running around being bloodthirsty), and later about how they need to remember that werewolves aren’t just mindless animals.
Yeah, no shit. They know that. The only ones who didn’t seem to be clear on that is your family. JFC, what’s with the monologuing?
Elsewhere in Beacon Hills, Stiles catches up with Lydia at the site of the dead body and generally acts like a creep toward her. Lydia does call him out on it, though, so that’s a silver lining.
Back in the woods, Peter rolls up to Derek, out of fucking nowhere, and tells him he should probably just wash his hands of the whole situation.
They finally manage to trap Cora and Boyd in the Beacon Hills High boiler room, but, le gasp, the English teacher’s in there. Which— why? It’s the first week of school. Why are you here all night? In the boiler room of all places?
So Derek essentially has Scott lock him in there with the wild wolves and the one weird teacher. In the only in-character move of the night, Derek decides to be Boyd and Cora’s scratching post until further notice. Self-flagellation is his baseline response to problems.
The episode ends when Stiles reveals that the deaths so far (Heather’s included) are actually the ritualistic sacrifice of virgins. That, and there’s a ridiculous and incredibly forced moment of awkwardly sustained eye contact between Derek and the schoolteacher, because apparently that’s going to be a thing. A horrible, horrible thing.
Actually, can we just take a moment to contemplate what a horrible thing that is? The first few episodes this season— especially the first and third— have been, for lack of a better term, clusterfucks. Do we really need to add a love interest into the mix? Not to mention the fact that we’re giving said love interest to an emotionally traumatized character whose issues with love and sex are not even things we’ve fully dealt with yet. And let’s not forget the added bonus that she’s a Beacon Hills teacher. Even if you didn’t read “On Fire” and/or don’t consider it canon (in it, Kate Argent is a substitute at the Beacon Hills High School pool), the implications are there.
Well, we’re apparently in the business of ignoring the emotional repercussions of sexual/emotional abuse, so maybe that’s just par for the course at this point. But the season’s not over, not by a long shot; so please, please, writers, deal with this. MTV might be into piling on love interests to the detriment of everything else, but… woman up, would you?
“Blood is thicker than water”, when used in the context of family over friends, is in fact a wildly incorrect bastardisation.
The true, full quote is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb,” and refers to relationships forged by choice holding deeper meaning than those of mere biology.
syrup is thicker than both so relationships forged by waffles are the strongest
dude have you guys seen away we go? because there’s straight-up a part where the couple’s friends are talking about relationships and the guy builds a little home out of waffles and then pours tons of syrup on it and says that the syrup is ~love~