Angela Harvey during the Writers Panel at Bite Con
And this will be one of the many things fandom universally ignores because it MAKES NO SENSE.
Because of course he was. Before all the truly terrible attempts at retconning that shit in S3, Derek was definitely a minor when Kate got at him.
Hell, they had to age him up from 19 in the pilot because that would have made Derek 13 when Kate seduced him. So we already know Jeff hadn’t thought this through.
So, yeah, he was definitely a minor.
Jeff Davis knows shit about his own show.
Other than that being a big load of horse-shit that is just bound to happen when you can’t keep your own timelines straight (which I really, REALLY don’t get, because the Teen Wolf universe definitely isn’t all that complicated, it wouldn’t be that hard to just straighten it out and then stick to it), it doesn’t really change anything. At all. Because age difference - or lack thereof - certainly is the least problematic part of that “relationship”. So I really don’t get what ageing Derek up in retrospect would be good for.
And if there’s something else to it (remember Cora/Peter talking about age and measuring it “in human years”, hinting that there might be something different to it for werewolves?), I wish Jeff would either SPILL, or just STFU about it till it becomes important on the actual show. Because the way it is right now, he’s just pissing people off for no reason.
the only reason that i can think of that it would even be necessary for jeff to attempt to retcon derek being a minor when kate seduced him is because jeff is going to try to make her sympathetic and give her something related to a redemption arc via malia and/or whatever caused her to become a were-jaguar—which don’t even get me started on that with the incongruity of were-creature healing where kate gets her throat ripped out and then becomes a were-jaguar and victoria was already turning/turned when she stabbed herself—and he feels like he needs to remove the stigma of abuse from Kate’s list of previous actions.
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