I'm sure even if Derek will not be delighted to meet Jennifer, in the end he'll be the winner here. The theme of the season is fears, and I think they all will face their personal fears and Jennifer is Derek's fear.
So… is she some magically constructed fake Jennifer, then? A boggart, taking the shape of Jennifer? Because that’s the only thing that makes sense. She’s supposed to be dead, how many times can this happen, this is literally a rehash of season four with Kate coming back out of nowhere. (And let’s not forget about Peter, Derek’s other tormentor from season one who came back from the dead later. He can seriously not get a fucking break.)
Not to mention that Kate will also be there this season. So Derek has to deal with both of them at the same time?? After having already defeated both of them and tried to move on?
And is that seriously Derek’s entire identity in Jeff’s eyes? The women who’ve abused him? He has nothing else to offer to the story, nothing to contribute or resolve?
Jennifer better not actually be alive, ok, because not only is that just bad, unbelievably lazy writing, but Derek doesn’t deserve that. If it’s a nightmare, or some supernatural being taking her shape… maybe that could work. But I doubt the writers will manage that. She’ll just be… alive, for no reason, fucking up his life again.
I’m so fucking upset, anon.