This doesn’t really seem like queerbaiting. Out of all of his
friends, Stiles was the only one who noticed Derek’s name out of the thousand
initials that were on the scribe. This has to mean something. The fact that the
camera actually depicts this whole situation, gives us a clear shot of Stiles’
focus and reaction to Derek’s name, must mean something. The parallel of Stiles
and Derek to Scott and Allison is also extremely obvious.
That isn’t something that was meant to be fanservice; it was
obvious, and it was clear to those who don’t even ship Sterek; Derek means
something special to Stiles in a way his friends, even Malia, doesn’t.
Lydia chooses a empty space to write her name. Away from
Stiles’. I don’t know if this is supposed to symbolize or foreshadow separation
between Stiles and the pack, but really? If it were me and my friends, I would
definitely want our names together. That should be what Stiles wants, with his
whole rant about wanting to stay together and whatnot.
Also, Malia writes her name down next to Lydia’s, and therefore
away from Stiles. A girlfriend would want their name next to their boyfriend,
right? This could hint at Malia’s development; Malia has opened up and views
herself as a part of the pack instead of a lone wolf. However, as Stiles’
girlfriend, I would assume that Malia would want her name next to his. Unless
Malia and Stiles are not as serious as we thought they were…?
Does this mean that Stiles chose to write his name next to
Derek’s? No. Definitely not. There’s no hundred percent, and I guess that we
will never know. However, I do think this might bring more substantial Sterek
moments to the table.
Homophobia is so ingrained into society that even with this kind
of evidence, Sterek is not actually viewed as canon. Hell, Jordan and Lydia had
less screen time and chemistry, and there was a scene where they almost kissed.
If Sterek was a heterosexual pairing, they would’ve been going strong since
Even if Davis has his fair share of mistakes; the level of
detail and subtle hints he puts into scenes are detailed and beautiful.
Rewatching old episodes have allowed me to see things in a new light, and
things that I have dissed as ‘errors’ or ‘faults’ in the canon in season 2 have
turned out to be hinting at the season 3 and 4 finale.
People who are willing to
write the Sterek scribe moment off as a fluke are welcome to, but ‘flukes’
aren’t Davis’ style. In the past, many important hints towards the endgame have
been written off as inconsistent writing, but it turned out to be heading along
that path all along. Sterek is going to be endgame. I can fucking taste it.