s01e01 - his sister is murdered.
s01e02 - suspected of murdering his own sister as her grave is dug up.
s01e03 - helps one of the people who dug up his sister’s body and accused him of murder.
s01e04 - shot by kate argent, the most terrible ex in the world. spends the episode in agonizing pain, willing to cut off his arm to survive
s01e05 - attacked by his ex girlfriend, who killed his entire family. except for his sister. who is now dead.
s01e06 - killed by his uncle
s01e07 - once again accused of murder. because people thought he was dead so “why not".
s01e08 - argents figure out that derek is not the only werewolf in town, when he’s been trying to keep scott safe from them the entire season
s01e09 - he finds out his uncle, now his last remaining family member, is the person who killed his sister.
s01e10 - captured by kate argent and tortured
s01e11 - reminded by kate argent that he is the reason his family’s dead
s01e12 - kills his last remaining family member.
s02e01 - finds out that the first thing he tried to do as an alpha, turning a fucking teenager because he needs a pack, is going horribly wrong.
s02e02 - the first person he actually manages to turn is arrested for murder, forcing him to break him out.
s02e03 - derek gives the bite to erica. epileptic with terrible seizures, but alive, erica.
s02e04 - paralyzed and thrown into a pool, forced to rely on a scrawny 16 year old to survive
s02e05 - tries to kill who he believes is a murderous lizard-person. turns out it isn’t who he thinks it is; it’s actually the first person he tried to turn. it’s just gone horribly wrong.
s02e06 - derek spends the episode trying to take down the kanima while other people talk about what a tool he is.
s02e07 - erica has a seizure, despite being a fucking werewolf. derek is fucking terrified and visibly sad.
s02e08 - trying to save an innocent 16 year old boy he’s forced to give the bite, which he considers to be a fucking gift, to one of the argents.
s02e09 - attacked and used to resurrect his uncle, the who killed his sister, who he killed in return.
s02e10 - almost killed by the girlfriend of the 16 year old boy he tried to save, because she doesn’t fucking know why he bit victoria. her boyfriend doesn’t tell her that it was to save his fucking life.
s02e11 - two thirds of his pack leave him.
s02e12 - once again forced to give the bite an argent against his will. used as a weapon.
s03e01 - searches desperately for his missing pack members, forced to rely on peter hale for help.
s03e02 - finds out that his sister, cora, is alive. she is completely feral and tries to kill him.
s03e03 - finds out that erica is dead. carries her corpse out of the vault.
s03e04 - spends the episode with a pipe shoved through his torso while his sister is forced to watch as he’s ordered to kill one of his pack members.
s03e05 - oh look he’s dead again
s03e06 - derek falls in lurve! wow this is going to end so well
s03e07 - inadvertently forced to kill boyd, one of his last remaining pack members.
s03e08 - flashback episode! we see exactly where derek’s life went wrong. forced to kill the girl he loves.
peter hale is a dickbag. the argents suck. derek’s life is forever shit and he is used by everyone he ever fucking meets.