On Caitlin’s bisexuality in the episode:
- I personally thought it was handled well. It wasn’t played for laughs. Stiles didn’t react with disbelief or scorn.
- Her going out and getting fucked up so soon after her girlfriend’s death is believable, though I, personally, would have liked more emphasis on her behaviour being a coping mechanism. Her shutting down Stiles when he tries to talk about the death might have worked?
On Stiles’ “bisexuality” in the episode:
- Again, I liked it. Stiles’ response to the question showed genuine contemplation and absolutely zero scorn. It fit well into a long line of hints we’ve been given that Stiles isn’t only into girls.
Now, on a critical level (YOU LOVE ME):
- The fact I think the writing represented Caitlin’s bisexuality well, does not negate the fire breathing anger I still have over the circumstances under which it was written. Jeff Davis wanted brownie points for bisexual representation so he, in his own words, took a lesbian and brought her back as bisexual.
I can appreciate Caitlin’s bisexual representation to the moon and back, but I’m not forgiving the shows backflipping on one form of minority representation for another.
- Stiles’ non-answer didn’t upset me, because as many have pointed out, a slow-burn realisation of ones sexuality is an entirely valid experience and I can 100% get behind that.
In saying that, I am side eyeing the absolute fuck out of it.
Because, if Stiles now never comes out as queer, this is going to be the most queer-baiting-est, queer-baiting that ever queer baited. The show has crossed that line for me, and by fucking god, they’d better start galloping off into a rainbow sunset soon or I will flip all the tables.