This season is great and all, but no matter what happens, I will never get over the fact that Jeff has wasted so much potential.
Just to go through a few examples:
He tossed Kira away, a useful and powerful sweetheart who’s story wasn’t over yet…
And gave us an evil piece of trash cannibal teacher who’s only good quality is his looks.
We lost Isaac…
And got Liam…. (I mean no hate against Liam but… seriously?)
The McCall pack is not what it used to be. We had all of these amazing characters…
And now three nearly useless freshmen have all of his unnecessary screentime which takes away from the screentime of the people who are actually relevant.
We had two pairings who developed enough for viewers to love…
And that was all snatched away within an episode, and in return, Jeff Davis gave the viewers, well… y’know.
And do not even get me started on the fact that Jeff baited at Scisaac an Sterek for so long…
And instead of getting Scisaac and Sterek, we got Morey. And like okay, they’re kinda cute or whatever, but that’s not what was built up on and that’s not even close to being what viewers wanted.
We asked for the Sheriff and Melissa who could’ve been together since the series fucking started…
And instead we got Claudia, like are you fucking kidding me? (And yes I lowkey ship Melissa and Chris but potential down the drain on the Sheriff and Melissa. They were the pairing that everyone wanted to see together. It’s the last season, why are they not a thing yet?)
I’ll end here, but point is, wasted potential, always. And that’s why I’ll never be 100% satisfied with what Jeff has left to give, because all he does is throw away some of the best development.
→ Academically, Lydia’s one of the finest students I’ve ever had. Her A.P. classes push her G.P.A. above a 5.0. I’d actually like to have her I.Q. tested. And socially she displays outstanding leadership qualities. I mean, she’s a real leader. (happy belated birthday, @banshee-lydia!)
Tumblr Username:@tattooedkira Recipient’s Tumblr Username:@hug-a-mermaid Rating: T Main Ship: Kira/Lydia/Malia Warnings: None Caption: In which Kira owns a flower shop, Lydia owns a book shop, and Malia owns a bakery. Also they’re girlfriends.
Lydia Martin swore this was the year she was going to swear off highschool boys. it was the simple fact that she was tired of highschool boys being well, exactly like highschool boys. It was an endless game and Lydia grew tired of playing. But enter a new player into the game, Isaac Lahey. He’s not exactly new but go through a grow sprut and have a couple brushes with the law and be marginally decent at lacrosse. It gains you some new attention. Isaac definitely caught the eye of Lydia Martin. It’s not long before they start the first level of the never ending game of love. Where some things get a little complicated but there’s always a happy ending.
summary: role reversal (kinda). Stiles is the popular guy at school, and his best friend Scott has recently moved to Beacon Hills, and for the first time they’re going to school together. Lydia prefers to stay away from most social interaction, her best and only friend being Allison. Allison and Scott hit it off, and knowing that their best friends like each other, decide that they’re going to set them up. Which leads to Allison forcing Lydia to go to the dance with Stiles (cause Stiles obviously needs no encouragement.)
notes: whilst i planned this as a role reversal, I couldn’t have Stiles not be totally in love with Lydia, so i haven’t just flipped the scene on it’s head. Also, there are two times where the dialogue comes straight out of Teen Wolf, so obviously I don’t own it. (you’ll be able to tell where.) also, thank you to Hazel ( @kirasscott ) for letting me bounce ideas off of her and for proof reading this before i posted it
“Him. Oh, don’t frown, Lydia. Someone could be falling in love with your smile!”
Us: Scott McCall has been best friends with Stiles Stilinski since birth, and is probably the one who knows him best after Sheriff Stilinski (and probably more at the moment, since the Sheriff is not as involved in the Supernatural as they are); Lydia Martin, on the other side, hasn’t known of him for long, she might never have crossed path with him ever if it wasn’t for what happened with Peter Hale in sophomore year. Scott McCall, who also is the lead of the show, should, by logic be the one to remember Stiles. Why would Lydia be the one?
Jeff D.: she’s a banshee… yeah
Us: you’ve had heavily implied that banshees are involved with deaths and can sense deaths, it doesn’t say anything about memories, so how would Ly-
Once Upon a fucking Time, there was Season 1 Lydia Martin who didn’t care about her friends feelings and went after the guy her friend still deeply cared about. Now this Lydia, pardon my Australian, was a cunt. But that Lydia went away, and what we got in return was strong character who broke out of a comatose state in order to save her friend. But, sadly, Season 1 Lydia Martin is returning. It doesn’t matter that her friend still loves - cares deeply about Stiles. Now that the guy who’s been obsessed with her for over a decade has finally moved on she finally “likes” him… she’ll just move on to Stiles like she doesn’t care what her friend feels. Reflecting Season 1 Lydia Martin: going after Scott and noting caring about what her friend feels. #CharacterDevelopmentDestruction
Then there’s this Fandoms favourite jar of stale mayonnaise… Stiles. Those that ship Stydia just love to say that Stiles never stopped loving Lydia throughout Stalia… Stiles “still loved” Lydia all the while dating Malia. So basically Stiles used Malia because he couldn’t have Lydia. He stayed with her knowing her feelings towards him; played with her feelings and then threw her away like she was nothing to him. So let’s break this down… Stiles used a girl for his own needs; played with her feelings because he couldn’t have another. And when there’s a sign he could get with the one he couldn’t have he just throws the one he played away…. so basically Stiles is the worst kind of person…. Stiles is a fuck boy.
So in order to fan service a ship Teen Wolf has had to destroy one characters amazing development and turn another into a fuck boy who treats girls like shit. WELL DONE, TEEN WOLF. WELL DONE! You won’t go out being remembered as the great werewolf show it once was. You’ll go out being remembered as the show that destroyed itself by ruining two characters in order to fan service a ship.