If you have one of these serial soap opera watchers in your life who miss an episode, you can tease them with your knowledge and playfully get them worked up in a friendly game of threatening to spoil the suspense and surprise.
You mean tease him.
They obviously sensed that it would be perilous to tease Brandon.
Then why did you tease him?
Julia and Rachel never missed a chance to tease her about her nonexistent relationship with Brandon.