oh god what a horrible edit

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Josh: I would, with great frequency, find my way into Brad’s trailer when he wasn’t there, just to see what I could do. He’d keep weird, life-affirming post-its on his mirror and I’d change them into horrible insults. Janel came to me one day and said, “We should send some sort of bouquet from Brad to Jimmy for Valentine’s Day,” and I thought, “Oh my god, that’s brilliant. Plus, I have personalized stationary, which will certainly add artistic verisimilitude.” We bought something ridiculous like three dozen roses to be delivered to Jimmy.
Bradley: I remember I had a check written for $3,000 to the guy who was editing the In Memoriam reel at the SAG Awards because I thought “How great, let’s kill Josh.” But the guy chickened out. So when I wrote my second West Wing script, Josh had to say several times on national TV, “I’m a terrible actor. I can’t act.”

Sentence Starters - CRIES FOR HELP! Edition
  • "Help me!"
  • "Help! Help! Is anyone out there?"
  • "I need you! Oh, god I need you!"
  • "Call me back! It's desperate!"
  • "Pick up the phone, pick up the phone!"
  • "You have to come over! It's urgent!"
  • "Help, I'm scared!"
  • "You have to come and get me!"
  • "I've done something horrible!"
  • "It's an emergency!"
  • "They're going to kill me!"
  • "I need your help, right now!"
  • "Send help!"
  • "I need help!"
  • "Can anyone help me??"
  • "Can anyone hear me?!"
  • "Something bad happened! I need help!"
  • "I don't know what to do!"
  • "Call 9-1-1!"
  • "Please, please help me."
  • "I really need someone right now."
  • "HELP!!"

I just had a perfectly horrible idea. I don’t think any of this will actually happen, but the Sheriff’s current inner crisis over legality got me thinking… we know Theo was there when Donovan died, and he could very well have been there earlier than he told Stiles, right? 

What if he recorded some of what happened, and anonymously drops it at the sheriff’s station? Only it’s edited, so all the Sheriff sees is: 

making Stiles just look guilty af. The Sheriff knows Stiles and Donovan got into it at the station. He knows how unreasonably obsessive and intense his son can get when it comes to trying to protect him from any and all threats, real or imagined. He wants to believe there’s a a good explanation, of course he does, but Stiles has lied to him so much he wonders if he can believe anything he tells him now.

But then, Stiles doesn’t even deny it. He confronts Stiles, saying he knows what happened, because he thinks he does, and Stiles assumes that that means he actually does know everything, and he already feels so guilty, he doesn’t try to defend himself, doesn’t say it wasn’t his fault because he thinks it is

So Stiles is trying not to shake apart because his dad is looking at him like a murderer and seriously, this is his worst nightmare, and he’s just like “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, Dad … I - I didn’t know what to do,” and he’s talking about the way he left without telling anyone and lied about it afterwards, but his dad thinks they’re talking about him actually killing someone so his reaction is not appropriate to the confession, only, it’s unfortunately entirely appropriate to what Stiles expects, because this is what he’s been afraid of all along.