Are we not gonna talk about Isaac’s being out of the board?
3x09 the girl who knew too much // 3x21 the fox and the wolf
people have been added (isaac, ethan and aiden as pawns) but derek’s the only piece to make an upgrade.
kate - bishop
allison - knight
chris - knight
deaton - rook
jackson - rook
peter - knight
scott - pawn
ethan & aiden - pawns
isaac - pawn
derek was a knight previously and now i
t’s allison’s piece that’ll put the king in check mate.
after looking again at the board — derek is pretty much in stalemate. even if the white bishop takes the queen or if allison’s rook takes aiden’s pawn he has no move to make.
If want to defeat your enemy, you don't take away their courage.
You take away their hope.
#god this scene always sticks out in my brain as one of the most important derek hale moments of s1 #because in this tiny moment we get so much insight into derek #up until this point everyone thinks he’s evil or rude or a jerk or whatever #or at the very least cranky all the time #but god no derek didn’t fucking want any of it #deep down he’s a scared boy who lost his entire family and recently his sister #and everyone in the town thinks /he/ murdered her #meanwhile he’s trying to find her actual killer and not get himself hunted down #and juggling scott’s problems #AND HE’S SCARED #HE PUTS ON THE BRAVEST FACE BECAUSE HE HAS SO MUCH HE TRIES TO HANDLE BUT FUCK #HE GETS SCARED TOO #I mean look at his terrified face in that first gif and doesn’t it just break your heart #no one thinks of derek like this#so vulnerable and nervous #but he has so much that he hides beneath a frown#and it was so nice to see a moment of pure instinct #something he couldn’t cover up #and I still see derek like this more than anything #a scared boy who lost his family #who was forced to grow up too fast