The first time I saw this scene - and the second and the third - I didn’t realize just HOW disturbing it was. But the cinematography, the lighting… the way Peter touches Stiles… when you realize he’s being much more gentle with Stiles than he was with Lydia…
Ian Bohen is so incredibly creepy here. And this is why I like Peter, no, LOVE him: he’s a genuinely creepy, disturbing villain yet we as viewers tend to forget about it because he’s also sassy and a lot of fun. But gosh, sometimes, he gives me the willies… O.o
Oh god yes. This scene is SO disturbing. The cinematography gives me the chills because everything about this practically screams //rape// to me. The way Stiles kneels before him (begging for Lydia’s life, telling him “just kill me, I don’t even care anymore …”, basically offering himself up to save her) and the way Peter gently strokes his chin and forces him to get up … that was actually one of the most disturbing moments of the whole show for me.
I mean this is the guy who killed his nurse and put her body in his trunk. The guy who mind-controlled and practially raped Lydia.
Who killed his own niece. Who attacked Scott.
And when he kidnapped Stiles and brought him to the parking garage - Stiles MUST have thought he was going to die. I mean Peter showed him a dead body - he showed him one of his victims! He made him find Derek. So why would he let Stiles go? Stiles is a witness.
Stiles had no reason to think Peter would let him go at all…
And it kills me that this was never adressed properly in the show, because Stiles witnessed the girl he loves getting torn apart and he was forced to help the same psycho to find his best friend .. and the whole time he was aware of the fact that this guy drove around with a corpse in his trunk.
He must have thought he would die that night. Because there was absolutely no telling what Peter would do or not do at any given moment.
Agreed! Though I didn’t mind that much that it wasn’t addressed in the show itself because it adds another layer to Stiles’ character: he never tells when it’s about him. He keeps all the fear and horror hidden, he keeps quiet. Always. Oh, he does tell when it’s necessary for others to know something, but only bare details, never anything that affected him personally, his safety…
I wonder, do Stiles’ friends and his father even suspect how many times he tried to commit suicide (at least twice in S3B) or offered his life for another, genuinely prepared to die? I think they, especially Scott and his father, would be genuinely disturbed if they knew just how many times Stiles almost died in the last two years and never said anything.