tw 4x11

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I know some people have been disappointed with the blink-and-you’d-miss-it sterek scene in 4x11. Fret not my friends, more is coming in 4x12, of that i am certain. But short as this scene was it was actually a thing of beauty..

Now strap on your shipper goggles! Enter Stiles - look at Derek and how he hesitantly turns towards them. And not just Derek - also his reflection - it also moves towards stiles and and moves “out of the frame” towards him. And above Derek’s head a single light bulb is shining - Derek’s getting a clue. He’s seen the light. Actually ryvetted4 has a much better gif of this - check it out.

Next Stiles asks what happened here. Check out his body language. He does his best to act cool under the circumstances - i mean his dad is right there with him for christ sake! He looks to Derek for answers.

Derek looks hesitant. Uncertain. His whole body screams of awkwardness. He’s also looking at stiles. Notice how Braeden is blocking them and how we never get them in the same shot for close-ups. She’s cock blocking :) And that is not a happy face!

Braeden continues to act standoffish and hostile. Derek is still awkward and shifty-eyed. The light bulb is still by his head.

Stiles fumbles, acting like a spaz. The phone rings, breaking the weird mood. Scott has been taken - they have other shit to think about - feelings will have to wait.

Shipper goggles off. Okay, even without the sterek lenses on, i still find this scene very interesting. Primarily because of Braeden. She’s very defensive, she’s looks geniunely pissed when the stilinskis walk in. Why?

Is it because she’s something and stiles has a very finely tuned spidey sense that can spot that easily. Is it because he’s the only one Derek ever really listens to? I don’t know - but i do know that Braeden does not look happy with this new development.

And if i remember correctly the only other time they have interracted was in Mexico.

anonymous asked:

To keep thinking back to s4 particularly the loft scene between Braedon derek and the Stilinski's. I know that derek has feeling for stiles and it's so god damn obvious. But what I didn't understand is why in the loft scene derek was acting all shady-awkward and his body language was screaming awkward! What the hell?

I posted some gifs and some initial reactions to that scene just after it aired. Here’s a link. 

What I try to ask myself when I look a scene are the following: a) what is the purpose of the scene? Why is it included? and b) what is the relevance of the people present - why them?

The first question is obvious. The scene is included to clue our gang into Scott and Kira’s kidnapping. It’s the culmination of three parties zeroing in on the same conclusion - Stiles and Liam have noticed that Scott is missing from the Lacrosse game and are starting to worry when they can’t get hold of him. Deaton has been poking around at Eichen House and getting Dr Valack to show him stuff with his eye, and Lydia saved him. Derek and Braeden arrive back to the loft to find it in shambles after Derek let Scott use it for a date. 

So the primary purpose is clear. But this could’ve been shown us in a myriad of ways. Yet Jeff & co chose this one.

Stiles: What the hell happened? 
Derek: It was supposed to be a date. 
Sheriff: They were both here? 
Braeden: And they’re both gone.

First of all - Stiles did not know that Scott and Kira had been at the loft for a date. He clearly knew they were going on a date. Kira had even borrowed Star Wars from Stiles, but it’s clear by his confusion and the sheriff’s question that he wasn’t aware of the location. 

So why did they go to Derek’s loft? One guess is that both Stiles and the sheriff agreed to ask for help from someone they by now both trust - Derek. 

Derek is acting awkward. Even Stiles is a bit shifty. The sheriff is in fact the only one acting more or less normal, because Braeden is looking hostile and a bit standoffish. 

The upcoming episode, 4x12, has a lot of sterek. Both in the van and after when Derek is mortally wounded and it all ends with this heartbreaking moment

So why did Jeff decide that this scene should be about Stiles, sheriff, Derek and Braeden? Why this combo? What did this scene achieve aside from learning that Kira and Scott was taken?

To me the answer is: sterek

Stiles and Derek have  not crossed paths much this season. The only other interaction at the time of the loft scene was at Deaton’s when they were holding down Brett. 

This is the first time Stiles sees Derek with Braeden. He probably doesn’t know that they’re seeing each other. Scott has seen them together, but only in situations where guns were blazing. Lydia has been to the loft in the middle of the night in banshee mode and screamed at them. Neither is likely to have told Stiles about this. Lydia seldom remembers her fugue states at any rate, and Scott probably didn’t pick up on anything “romantic” in those situations.

Assuming that Derek has feelings for Stiles, and Stiles then comes running into the loft while Braeden is there, acting as if she owns the place, it’s bound to be a bit awkward. Anyone who’s ever been in a situation like that, knows how utterly embarrassing it is. 

If you haven’t yet read cupid’s summary of how Derek came to have Stiles as his anchor and realize he cared, then you should definitely set aside some time to do so. Here’s a handy link. Derek spent all of 3b running around making sure no one killed Stiles even if he was out of his mind at the time. 

Stiles is also a bit shifty in the scene and they keep looking at each other out of the corner of their eyes when talking. The sheriff is the only one acting more or less normal. Including him here sends a message of him trusting Derek since he’s agreed to come here with Stiles. Derek and the sheriff has worked together a lot the last couple of seasons. 

Now let’s look at some screen caps and some gifs. 

The stilinskis enter and remember Derek doesn’t have his usually werewolfy senses, so he’s probably taken aback by their arrival. But he turns around, both he and his mirror image, spins around to fully face Stiles. 

Braeden is crouching down, stands up and takes a deliberate step back. She completely blocks out Stiles. 

We get our first closeup of Stiles, looking a bit confused. But he’s addressing Derek, wondering what’s up

Then we get a shot from Stiles’ POV and Braeden is deliberately obscuring his view of Derek. 

She turns around reluctantly, arms crossed, pout in place. She’s got a very sour expression the entire scene. 

I view the light right above Derek’s head as they enter and right next to him in the shots above as a sign that he’s “seen the light”, he knows what he feels. Since the light is between him and Braeden when she’s looking a bit annoyed might mean that she’s seen the light too…

Stiles however is still in the dark. All the light bulbs around him are dark.

There you have it - my very stereky interpretation of this scene and their reactions :)