The "withheld" name (name nerd spoilers - Teen Wolf)
Have you ever watched a TV show where one of the running gags is "nobody knows this character's real name" and the series ends with the big reveal? I've seen it before (a character from Greek who goes by Cappie for 4 seasons before we find out his name is actually Captain John Paul Jones--a reference which was total lost on me, to be honest), but this time around, the reveal delighted me:
"Stiles" Stilinski made it through all six seasons of the show without viewers finding out his first name. His nickname, which everyone including teachers calls him--after multiple scenes over the years of people doing double takes while looking at class rosters or his ID--is obviously based on his last name, as well as being a family nickname. But, we found out in the series finale that his actual first name is... <drum roll, please>... Mieczysław. And, if that weren't awesome enough, he couldn't pronounce when he was small, leading to him coining the extremely appropriate nickname of "Mischief" for himself.
I think that's amazing! So, kudos to the writers of Teen Wolf (whatever you may think of the teenybopper supernatural genre) for an awesome reveal of the main thing that this name nerd cared about as the show wrapped!
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:38pm