Oddly enough, everything I said about Derek and Ms Blake last week still holds true. Derek clearly cares about her wellbeing, and she is the only “good thing” that’s happened to him in recent memory. Also, their interactions are very reminiscent of classic supernatural romance tropes — ie, a mysterious sexy stranger rescues the girl from attack, and introduces her to a world of weirdness and danger. Buffy/Angel, Edward/Bella… you get the picture. The difference is that this time, we’re seeing it from the guy’s perspective, so everything seems wayyyy more creepy.
When you only ever see this type of romance from the girl’s perspective, it seems romantic because the guy is nice and mysterious and heroic (hello, Angel), and his ~dark and scary background~ is just that: background. But in Teen Wolf, we get to see all the scary, terrible bullshit Derek Hale does during the 99% of the time when he isn’t with Ms Blake. — Teen Wolf: “Unleashed”, at HelloTailor.