I checked the replies to that ship poll and someone mentions that "the most iconic sterek scenes happened in the beginning of s5". I haven't watched s5, could you pls explain? Thank you very much! <3
I haven’t watched s5 either but I think I can explain! Although let me just point out I don’t agree they’re “the most iconic” sterek scenes, by far, not when abomination, magic bullet, the hospital sequence, the dream scene, derek’s death scene, etc exist. But they’re still good!
S5 STEREK SCENE NUMBER ONE:
Episode 501 - Creatures of the Night. The “pack” (lol) is at the library and there’s this shelf (?) where the high school seniors write their initials as like, a rite of passage or something? (I really did not care about tw at this point) So everyone takes their turn writing their initials and then Stiles Stilinski goes to that motherfucking shelf and he manages to single out the D.H. initials and this happens:
Now, I don’t think Derek wrote that - he wasn’t in Beacon Hills for his senior year, so that was probably a random person with the same initials. BUT what counts here is that no one in the pack reacted to those big ass initials at all, so we can assume they didn’t notice, while Stiles quickly zoomed in on them and then gave that fond smile, which clearly shows us he’s thinking about Derek in this scene
(he’s always thinking about Derek), and the thought of him brings a soft, private smile to Stiles’ face. This was totally bait to try to keep the Stereks around BUT I’LL TAKE IT.
STEREK IS CANON
S5 STEREK SCENE NUMBER TWO:
Episode 502 - Parasomnia. I have no idea what’s happening, but Liam fell into a hole? Shit is happening? Theo came back to annoy Stiles’ ass? Anyway, it’s not a good night for Stiles, he doesn’t trust Theo and his jeep isn’t turning on. The convo goes like this:
Scott: You’re not even gonna try to at least give him [Theo] the benefit of the doubt?
Stiles: (..) I’ve given a lot of benefit, to a lot of people.
Scott: Like Derek?
And sure, Scott keeps going with other names, but between “Derek” and the others there’s a very noticeable pause and here’s the gif because you need to visualize what happened here at just the mention of Derek’s name:
Look at Scott’s face! He’s like “I’m about to broach a sensitive topic but you gotta talk about it someday, dude” and Stiles is like “DID YOU JUST REALLY? Did you just mention the love of my life, who I’ve been trying really hard not to think of because he left and I’m stuck in this shitty town, hurting and without him?! Why did you have to mention him, Scott?! Can’t you see I’m busy trying to fix my jeep because now that Derek isn’t here this car is the only good thing I have left?! FUCK YOU, SCOTT”
(I once read some good meta on this, I think it was someone’s tags on a gifset? If anyone knows what I’m talking about I’d appreciate a link!)
Anyway, I think this is it for season 5? I hope this helps!