Now that the show is coming to an end, watching teen wolf marathon, this question popped into my head recently because I have not seen this up on debate or talked/written about.
I know that Scott is the Alpha, head of the pack, but watching the marathon, I think Lydia is second in command and actualy I noticed in some episodes like the show runners were pointing out that Scott does not make the final big decisions without Lydia's full backing and her opinions matter to Scott than any other member.
I think they are bonded in so many ways as the heads of the pack apart from just being packmates. I might be wrong with this but here are some reasons that link them both.
Bitten by the same Alpha "Peter" / both had the strongest connection to Allison and her death brought them closer than any member even Stiles / They both have the most enduring friendship / They both are alike and have the same character taking in the burdens so the others do not experiance it / They both believe it is thier responsibility to protect / I also think when both Lydia and Scott swore to each other to protect the innocent in Season 3A, that was when the pack officialy became a pack. it was not because of Stiles and Allison but mostly cause of Lydia. / I also remembered, Scott only healed after they got Lydia out of Eichen house. / And the dead pool.
What are your thoughts?