I know comic con left a lot of stydia fans confused, but y’all have to think like writers ! Look at the grand scheme !
First look at the characters and where they are in their lives:
Jeff has said this is a “lydia centric” season. This season so far we’ve seen a lot of personal growth and reckoning for Lydia. She’s lost her best friend her ex boyfriend, and other remnants of her much more light hearted life now that she’s learned she’s a banshee. She’s learning to navigate all of this on her own. In a season dedicated to her personal growth, only natural that includes her realization in feelings for people in her life.
Stiles went through a lot already last season. That’s when he kind of grew up, towards the end of last season, and now he’s exploring a relationship with malia.
So while stiles has come into himself, lydia is taking that journey now.
Now we have to read between the lines, pick up the hints.
Lydia in the first episode of this season showed some jealousy towards stiles treatment of malia.
As a writer, I’m not going to put in subtle things like that without it meaning something later on.
Also, stiles had two seasons of riding solo while lydia explored relationships with other guys. This is the first time we see a role reversal, which I think is only fair. Stiles shouldn’t be waiting around for her. holland pretty much said that lydia will be single this season. But holland also said that there will be a love interest at some point, just not a relationship.
I think the writers are setting this up for lydia to realize her feelings for stiles by the season 4 finale. And then next season I think at some point stydia will finally get together and be endgame.
As a writer, I’m not going to invest so much character development and growth in the relationship of these two characters and just suddenly change my mind. The only threat to this is if an actor wants out, but holland practically confirmed she’s back for s5. Jackson, Aiden, Malia, despite the cuteness of each relationship, are unfortunately just stepping stones to the master plan.
So keep on keeping on stydia shippers. Just enjoy the journey, because I don’t doubt an endgame at all 😎✌️