With the reshuffle we have the following:
Dr. Deaton: Was the emissary for the Hale pack. Retired. Now appears to be the emissary for the McCall pack.
Ms Morrell: Emissary for Deucalion’s pack, now the emissary for the Alpha pack.
So, that leaves a spot open for the emissary to the Hale pack, doesn’t it?
I mentioned earlier in a reblog, but let’s ask a few questions. What does an emissary do?
Gives the pack advice
Creates a link to the pack’s human side
Works with magic* to help defend the pack
I think at this point you should see where I am going. We all agree Stiles is Scott’s #1 man, but how much advice does he really give Scott after season 1? It appears as if Scott has been going to Dr. Deaton, and not Stiles, first. In general, Stiles’ main source of tension in this season has been the fact that people don’t come to him first.
But who does ask for his advice? Or at least, who listens to it? The Hales.
People always comment on Stiles remaining human, even when every one else seems to have some supernatural role. Alison is a hunter. Lydia is a banshee. Who is Stiles?
Stiles is stiles. Stiles is a human. Stiles is a spark. Stiles is their information guru, head analysis person, thinker of thoughts. As he matures and grows, what role would use those skills?
I think at this point Stiles is pulling for either the McCall pack or the Hale Pack, but Scott already has someone. Derek does not.
Ultimate theory: Stiles is being set up to be the eventual emissary for the combined Hale/McCall pack once Deaton evenutally retires and/or is killed. Sterek fans, even if Jeff decides to never have those two together, if Stiles ends up in this role, just imagine it happening after the curtain closes. I know I will.
*Edit: There have been a few notes that I agree with that state that magic isn’t really the right word here. Stiles is a spark and therefore is able to do things using mountain ash because of his force of will. Someone pointed out very smartly that after Dr. Deaton stopped Kali from wolfing out in his office by just telling her to stop and that Stiles did the exact same thing to Cora when she was threatening Lydia. <3