I realize that at this point, talking about the TVD season finale and the countless things that went wrong with it would be a bit repetitive.
To be sure, the episode had some good parts, too. I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy some aspects of it that were handled well, namely, Matt and Rebekah’s adventures, the Klaroline resolution and the Stefan/Silas subplot.
But the bad outweighed the good by a landslide.
For a while, I thought the bitter taste in my mouth was left by Bonnie Bennett’s rushed and underwhelming departure. I thought my vitriol was caused only by the disregard shown to her character.
Then, slowly, I realized why I was still angry.
but you know what the weird thing is?
if silas isn’t trolling again
that means that eons ago
there was a triangle between him, a witch who probably looked like bonnie and i guess another petrova doppelganger (because who are we kidding here, who else would silas’ love be in this context)
lol what if this is the secret triangle we never noticed
i’m laughing even though i hate everything right now)
Should I go back to being the scared little girl? (Elena 4x16)
no, Elena, go back to being the strong, brave young woman you used to be.
True, he made a big mistake but he realized how wrong that would have been. In many other cases, he always tried to protect her brother as well as most of her loved ones. Stefan definitely makes some bad choices, but at the end of the day he is more aware of why they are bad. I wish Damon could see that too.
Hey, remember how Elena said she loved Stefan but was no longer in love with him?
Well, let me put it this way; Damon is in love with Elena, but he doesn’t love her.
Being in love with someone is easy. The mere phrasing of it; you’re in something, which means you can get out at any point.
Loving is a bit harder and takes more effort.
It would certainly make Damon understand that sacrificing Jeremy to get Elena the cure is not the way to go about it. It would also make him treasure Elena’s trust and not lie to her that Jeremy is fine under his care.
It would finally make him see that loving someone doesn’t mean doing “things they won’t like” for their sake.
But I guess the writers think lying and making up excuses is romantic.
And it’s STILL not real.
What Damon and Elena have now is a lot worse than what they had when she was human.
It’s only by accident - the fact she got his blood in her system - that she likes him more now. She could’ve just as well drunk Stefan’s blood and the same thing would have happened, because she obviously had feelings for Stefan, much stronger feelings. Imagine that getting magnified.
So the only reason Elena seems to “love” Damon more is a random accident.
That is sad.
Okay here’s how I see it:
Elena does have romantic feelings for Damon, that much is clear and it has been for more than a season. What is different now, after the sire bond, is the fact that she is willing to fight to preserve those feelings to an uncharacteristic extent.
If you recall, in Season 3, she came to terms with the fact that she cared a lot about Damon, but she wasn’t willing to risk the stronger love she had for Stefan to explore what she had with the other brother.
And now, all of a sudden, she is. She is willing to take that risk. In fact, she went ahead and did it. Tyler was right; her feelings haven’t changed - she still cares very deeply for Damon and loves Stefan - but her actions have, which is exactly what the sire bond does.