My dog really is the best. I have one of my dead mornings, where I am not awake, as in capable of anything that involves doing more than rolling over, until the afternoon, and he just kept sleeping, even though it was daylight, so he naturally wanted to be fed, since that’s always a ‘first thing after getting out of bed’ thing. And this was with the day going on as usual outside my room.
Of course, when I’m not at my aunt’s house, when I’m back home with my mom and her dog, that’s not an option. Rocky is okay with waiting. Buddy has never understood the concept of anything other than immediate satisfaction, so he’s bouncing around, which gets Rocky going…
I love Derek and his character evolution, but yeah, I kinda have to agree, I would miss him if he were killed off, but I wouldn’t be broken up about it, in large part because I think he’s fulfilled his purpose on the show. I mean, when they were talking about someone leaving at the end of 3B, I had him at the top of the list of characters who were likely to be killed. Since they’re doing the same for 4, he’s there again. And it’s mostly for that reason - his purpose in the narrative has predominantly been in his relationship with Scott, going from grudging mentor, affable rival, reluctant ally, and now we’re seeing that they both have grown to where they genuinely respect one another for who they are. I can see his story ending and being resolved sooner than the other characters, in large part because I don’t know how much of the natural character evolution he has left.
I mean, there’s always something that CAN be done, of course, but Derek’s come full circle by this point. He’s gone from beta to alpha back to beta, and has learned the whole way through. And given all the other werewolves on the show, I think in general, the Hale family has mostly become an artifact of the show’s earliest days, and that the Hales in general (and this is including Peter, though not Malia, as she may be biologically a Hale but she doesn’t know about the connection) have reached a point in the narrative where if they weren’t main and recurring characters, the show is not impaired in what it does. If the storylines involving Derek and Peter were to be resolved this season, by death or ‘trip to South America,’ I don’t think it would have a negative impact on the show.
Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.