I want to talk about this scene.
In this episode, we’ve seen Stiles right after his dad was stabbed and then kidnapped. He’s been literally crying, desperate to find him. And then, at the end, he realizes Guardians = Parents, and he needs to find her, he needs to make sure his dad is still alive, he can’t let her disappear without knowing where his dad is, because he’s probably going to be the next sacrifice if Stiles doesn’t do something.
And as he’s approaching the elevator, he sees Scott. Scott, who realized Jennifer went up through the rooftop (where his mom is) and who left yelling after her. And Stiles saw it because he was right behind him, he even called after Scott. And even then, he stops. He stops and looks at Derek and pauses.You can see him thinking, hesitating.
Of course, in the end his dad has priority. And I mean, I wouldn’t want that any other way. Stiles’ father could very well be dead by now for all he knows. Derek looks unconscious but not hurt. Stiles knows Jennifer did it to escape, he knows Scott is probably after her. And yet, he stops to look at Derek, to- consider the possibility of helping him? Whatever it is, he’s wasting precious time. And even though he leaves in the end, that hesitation, the fact that he stopped, is enough for me.
Knowing that he’ll go back to help Derek next episode, that in a show where a lot of important scenes get skipped, they chose to show us that, I’m just so in love with all this. I swear, their relationship development is the perfect slow build.