So far, Teen Wolf Season 6 has been a season that's hit us right in the feels, especially if you're a fan of Stiles and Lydia. For almost half a year fans have been speculating about how the studio were going to get around Dylan O'Brien's injuries that he sustained while filming Maze Runner sequel The Death Cure back in May. The producers had been hinting that the relationship between Stiles and Lydia would play an essential role this season, but following the accident, the prospect seemed rather bleak.
With Stiles not only missing from the episodes but from our memories (you've got to see the new season to catch the reference) fans are on the collective edge of our seats as we wait to see what's in store for he and Lydia. So to commemorate the duo, here is a list of the greatest and most memorable Stydia moments.
10. The Ice Skating Date
Back in Season 2, Episode 3, Stiles and Lydia were forced to tag along on Scott and Allison's date. While Stiles may have lost points for his clash of blue and orange, he redeemed himself to Lydia with the simple offering of a Reese's bar. And while the rest of the scene was meant to be focused on Allison and Scott's brewing romance, audiences couldn't help cheer as Lydia attempted to teach Stiles to walk on the ice. Then, when Lydia's banshee intuition pretty much spoiled the atmosphere, it is Stiles who stayed there holding her on the ice as she screamed in terror.
9. The 'I'd Be Devastated' Speech
Season 2 of #TeenWolf proved to be a rather trying time for the pair, with Lydia having to deal with feelings she'd rather not deal with. With her ex-boyfriend transforming into a murdering #kanima, Lydia is dead-set on helping him. Stiles, being the adorable and good friend he is (yes, I can't be objective about this), fears that Lydia may not survive an encounter with the Kanima and he spouts out one of the deepest and most meaningful speeches ever to grace the small screen:
"I’ll be devastated and if you die I will literally go out of my freaking mind. You see, death doesn’t happen to you Lydia. It happens to everyone around you. Okay? (It happens) to all the people left standing around at your funeral trying to figure out how they’re going to live the rest of their lives now without you in it."
Although this may also be an after effect of losing his mother, Stiles doesn't want to be left behind by someone he loves — again. This is one of his most heartbreaking speeches as he declared his love to Lydia.
8. Lydia Is Beautiful
For much of the first few seasons, Lydia was quite the crying wreck, especially when Jackson was involved. However, whether Lydia wanted it or not, Stiles was always there with a shoulder to cry on. When he stumbled upon her crying in her car, Stiles, being the madly in love teenager he is, tells her that he thinks she's really beautiful when she cries. Although #Stiles often confesses such things to Lydia, this is an important lesson for the young banshee — with Stiles she doesn't need to wear any masks.
7. Cracking The 'Ariel' Code
Now let's fast forward to Season 4, Episode 9. With assassins targeting Scott's pack, who better to solve the unsolvable Ariel code than these two brainiacs? Not only was this proof of how well they work together, but it was totally amazing to see them unravel the riddle. And the episode didn't end there. When Stiles and Lydia get locked in Eichen House, Stiles was Lydia's rock while she freaked out, soothing her through the horrible ordeal.
6. Lydia Protects Stiles
Lydia is usually the damsel in distress. However, we cannot forget that sometimes she does save Stiles. We have come to assume that Stiles will always protect Lydia but for Lydia to risk her life to save him is really something. Back in Season 3, after Stiles gives an amazing speech to Scott and stops him from committing suicide, by some bizarre mishap an explosion still occurs. But while Stiles is taking care of Scott, Lydia jumps in to protect the former. She may deny it, but we all know that Lydia was falling for him, even then.
5. He Never Left Her Side
Stiles has never been one to hide his feelings, especially when it concerns Lydia, and the "Condition Terminal" ep was no exception, when he sees her bleeding on the floor. What was really heartbreaking was that moment she smiled at him, even though she was in so much pain. She just couldn't stand to see him so worried.
4. Lydia Is Stiles' Tether
A tether is someone that keeps a person on Earth during a near-death experience. Although most of us were preoccupied with the tension resonating between Scott, Allison and Isaac, we couldn't forget that Deacon insisted Lydia be Stiles' tether. So much meaning behind that!
3. Stiles Tells Lydia He Loves Her
After six seasons, Stiles finally musters up the courage to tell her he loves her. Sadly, that moment, along with everything Stiles-related, has been erased from her mind. Fans were hyped for Season 6's hinted Stydia moments, but I don't think us shippers ever expected such raw emotion from the get-go. In a twisted and dark turn of events, Stiles has been given a fate worse than death — to be totally forgotten. But it appears the blossoming love between the two teenagers cannot be forgotten, no matter how much the Ghost Riders may try to erase it.
2. Lydia Kisses Stiles
Although it may have taken six years to say those three little words, the two did lock lips way back in Season 3. It wasn't for conventional reasons, though. Due to a whirlwind of horrible events, Stiles has a severe panic attack and the only way to calm him down is to make him hold his breath. Using her noggin, Lydia does the one thing that would make either of them (and us viewers) hold their breath — she kisses him. The moment fans had been waiting for for three years had finally arrived, and it was perfect. Stiles was stunned, Lydia was confused and fans were loving every minute of it.
1. THAT Moment
If you haven't caught up with Teen Wolf Season 6, you are really missing out. The No. 1 moment on my list happened not so long ago. Lydia was going mad, trying to find the mysterious Stiles, a person who doesn't exist but she is certain she loves. There was that one moment when, in tears, she collapses with her back to the mysterious wall in the #Stilinski family home. In perfect sync, on the other side of that wall, we see Stiles in the Ghost Riders' prison. It was a heartbreaking moment, yet it was so amazing to watch. I don't think fans have ever seen such a brilliant so-close-but-yet-so-far moment since the separation of Rose Tyler and the Tenth doctor (I don't have enough tissues for all this emotion).
From an awkward and nonexistent friendship to a blossoming romance that all fans are rooting for, Stiles and Lydia have proven that even through the toughest of times they will always, and I mean always, find each other. From mental asylums to memory-erasing cowboys, nothing could stop them from being together.
Teen Wolf Season 6, Episode 6 airs on MTV December 20. What was your favorite Stiles and Lydia moment? Tell us in the comments below!