You’ll be happy to know that, although Roden admits she enjoyed some aspects of life at Eichen House (“Insane-Asylum Lydia gets to wear sweatpants!”), she’s just as glad as you are that the time jump-y show is finally catching up to itself.
“I can’t tell you how many times I had to repeat the same scenes in different sequences from different angles over and over and over,” she tells TVLine. “I was like, ‘If I’m not trained for a David Fincher movie right now, I don’t know what will train me for it.’ I did that scene for over a year, the one where I’m in the bed with Valack.”
And before you judge Lydia’s mom too harshly for shipping her off to a facility fit for American Horror Story, Roden clarifies that Mrs. Martin’s portrayer, Susan Walters, also takes issue with her character’s ignorance.
Recalls Roden, “Susan was saying, ‘This place needs cleaning! I would never leave her here!’ But we needed someone to get her back to Eichen House. And she’s not like Stilinski; she doesn’t know what’s really going on in her child’s life.”
So, what’s next for Lydia after her pals bust her out? A lot, apparently.
“Lydia’s definitely one of the main probes that concludes the season,” Roden teases. “She’s going to be one of the main causes of bringing all of these big villains together.”
But first: Get pumped, “Stydia” ‘shippers! Though Stiles’ schoolboy crush on Lydia has fizzled out, Roden says the two “grow closer this season. hey learn to appreciate each other, and what they’ve been through. There are some key moments that I think will make people happy.”
Are you glad Lydia is finally breaking free? And are you excited to see her (platonic) reunion with Stiles? Drop a comment with all of your thoughts below.