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24 April 2015 @ 01:41 am
6.19 - 'Because' (The Vampire Diaries)  
Barely Friday morning and I already have my write-up here, what is this world, right? Anyhoo, thoughts behind the cut, not many gifs.

I continue to be very numbly bummed but still overall positive with what will be the final outcome, but this episode had some issues that allowed me to express a frustration that has been growing. Which will be expressed forthwith at the top and comes out of my dislike with what was one of my favorite relationships on the show. So let's get on with it.

I don't like what they've done with Damon/Bonnie, there I said it. The relationship that I loved so much when they were trapped together on the prison world and then seemed to still exist when she returned has seemingly evaporated. Even though, they made up so quickly after that first fight, it seems that the closeness is just gone period. The friendship is gone. But, hell, isn't that pretty much the case for *every* friendship this season? Damon/Alaric? Bonnie/Elena? Bonnie/Caroline? Caroline/Elena? Matt/Elena? Matt/Tyler? Damon/Enzo? Damon/Jeremy? Damon/Matt? Matt/Jeremy? Any permutation you can think of… it's gone… Well, other than Damon and Liz in the episode or two before she died, but that was before she died. And sure we saw Stefan and Caroline's “friendship” given a lot of attention, but that was all about taking them to next level. What happened to paying attention to the friendships and their importance on this show? It's really, really disappointing.

Also disappointing is how the whole cure discovery and the scenes leading up to it played out. I am sorry, but I'm not buying that Damon wouldn't have given her cure. Not for this long, not keeping that information for her for days. I just don't buy it. Damon loves Elena more than anything; he always puts HER wants first. For a little bit of time, yes, he'd swing back and forth over the thought of it… but not for this long and not walking away from the ascendant like that.

It's just so frustrating because the whole thing could and should have been played out differently in a way that would have led us to the same point and had everyone in character and been awesome. But as it was... it was just SO WRONG! All of it, Damon, Bonnie, Elena, all of it was wrong. Damon should have told Elena about the cure, she's upset, yes, that he didn't tell her sooner, but they don't have time to talk about it now because of Lily's blackmail so they go to Bonnie. Then the three of them could have discussed it together, all of them concerned about the situation and trying to figure out what to do. Then Elena would have said, no, I don't want the cure, basically what she said at the end to Damon, and then added... especially not at the risk of these Heretics coming back.

Cut to… Damon comes back to the mansion and the final scene plays out as it did. Elena goes upstairs and what do you know, the cure is still there, surprise, surprise. Lily is a beeyotch. Final Damon/Elena scene, then they hash out him not telling her about the cure beforehand and the rest of the scene plays out as it did on the show. And we get the same result. Isn't that all SO MUCH MORE in character? All around? Yes! Yes, it is. And it doesn't screw up Damon and Bonnie. It doesn't make Damon once again betraying their friendship. It doesn't make Bonnie so mean to him and not even try and see his point of view. Plus, it puts freaking Bonnie and Elena in the same damn scene together. Again, disappointing and frustrating, because they didn't do what I suggested, they did, well, what they did. And Damon and Bonnie are once again in an awful place. But at least Damon and Elena are not. Small favors, right?

I did like their scenes, I did. I just can't care right now and be all excited because I know that Elena won't be here next season and so… yeah. I want more now, and I'm getting to the point that I know others are feeling where I'm angry because they knew it was the last full season with Damon and Elena, so why didn't we get more with them. Why not? I want more. And I'm really, really pissed off because I really, really feel like if I *didn't* know that Nina Dobrev was leaving that I would be loving these scenes because they are confirming everything that I believe and have been saying about their story. But it's not enough right now.

Still that last scene was great and totally unexpected. I thought we'd get another quasi-break-up, honestly. I really did. But Elena was understanding, and not only that, I was totes completely wrong. Even with her memories gone, even with the cure right in her hand, she said let's give it to someone else because I would prefer to be with you than not. And just like that, Damon automatically said, ‘no, you are going to take the cure” because it's what she wants but that he'd take it with her.

It also proves once again that Damon just has to lose his insecurity when it comes to her because Elena does love him as much as he loves her and she's going to choose him. It's just especially hard for him right now with Lily there, reminding him of yet another immensely important woman in his life who didn't choose him. However, Elena *did* choose Damon unconditionally again, even without her memories. So maybe this time it will stick. And whatever happens, even without Nina Dobrev as a full-time participant next season, Damon will finally be fully confident in her love at least.

Ugh, if only they hadn't done the earlier scene with Bonnie like that and instead done something more like I'd lain out. It would have been SO MUCH BETTER. I think. *sigh* Or it's just me being upset. I'm trying not to be bitter and complain; I'm trying to find the positive and focus on just the episodes and the here and now, but it's so hard. There's a part of me that doesn't even want to write these until the season is over and I feel better about this because I don't think I'm being fair to the episodes, and the individual scenes. I don't know.

I do know that I still think they're going the route with Matt that I described in the last episode write-up. We'll see if I'm right or not. Nothing more to say there. However I will say that I had a bit of a scare at the end that it was Matt who was in the car at first who came up upon Lily and that she was going to kill him. I was never so happy to see a random person before on this show before. Phew!

Speaking of Lily! Well, my dislike of Annie Wersching as an actress is starting to come through a little bit, but my utter and complete loathing that I felt for her during her stint on 24 hasn't yet, so as long as we're only in a mild state of dislike in moments here and there, we're good, I suppose. And I don't think we're supposed to like Lily so in that case, we're really good. Because, yeah, I do not like her.

However, I do like how this story with her is playing out. I like this discord she is sowing with Damon, the little shades of Damon and Stefan both that we're seeing in her and it's clear now where they get those aspects of their personalities from... that's a cool little bit of writing. I like that even though Enzo clearly understood and forgave her for the non-abandonment, he still immediately tried to get her to see the Salvatores as her family now and saw that she's not quite all there.

Yet, at the end—because he does believe in loyalty—he came when she called him. So, we'll see if his loyalties wind up becoming divided at some point in the next few episodes. And, of course, what will happen with the beginning return of Ripper!Lily. And how it will affect her sons… especially the one she infected with the ripper gene.

Ah, yes, Stefan. First of all, I can't believe Elena was stupid enough to actually give Caroline the letter, I mean… really? Wow! And speaking of stupid… why did they vampire-proof the bed and breakfast? After they'd knocked her out, why didn't they just nab her and Stefan and take them back to Mystic Falls and throw them in cellar and remove their rings? I mean, really, why not? I mean, compelling a whole staff, putting up iron bars and setting up watches and stuff… why go to all that trouble? I do not understand at all. Can someone explain that to me? Did I miss something? To be fair, my hockey team is in the playoffs and there was a game on at the same time that I was watching in between commercials so my head wasn't on there.

Moving on… I did enjoy the Stefan and Caroline scenes, as always. I liked that Stefan didn't want to be with her when she wasn't herself and that's how Caroline figured out that his switch was back on. I didn't like that Stefan didn't go after Caroline in the end because he so should have. She really doesn't need to be alone right now.

And that's really all I've got. I guess I'm still numb. I just can't fully enjoy the show yet. And that gives me a sad. :( (Stupid crewmember, and yes, florencia7, it was a crewmember. This news was *not* supposed to come out yet.)

- Jo and Alaric, still boring as ever. And, I finally give, maybe I'm wrong and Alaric is just supposed to be an asshole to everyone except Jo this season and we're supposed to love it. I don't; I don't know anyone who does and haven't heard of many who do.

- Again, Ian Somerhalder looked really, really good. And Nina Dobrev's hair looked fabulous.

- The hallucination and especially the flashback of Liz broke my heart. But the worst, guh, the part that just gutted me dead was when Caroline told Stefan to show her the vision again and he showed her the ending when he was walking out and Caroline ran up to the door as Liz was walking away. Caroline was calling out for her and then in the present she cried to Stefan to bring her back, bring her back and her told her that he couldn't. Just heartbreaking.

- Also, what I particularly liked was how we didn't actually *see* Caroline's switch come back on. No close-up of her eyes with the blinking. Rather we just heard that plaintive cry for her mother as Stefan was showing her the vision and that's how we knew that her switch had been flipped.

- I also liked how Stefan knew she wasn't going to take his hand, but was playing him by pretending to do it, but he knew she would stab him and he used *that* physical touch between them to get into her head and show her the memory of her mother. Smart Stefan.

- Oh, it wasn't said, but obviously they're gonna get that 1903 cure. That will be the plan. Uh huh! Or, they are both gonna drink this cure... but I thought that the cure was just one dose for one person, so, who knows?

- I know I said above about Damon and Elena scenes that “I did like their scenes, I did. I just can't care right now…” well, that's a lie. I so lied like a rug. I do care. I did smile and enjoy their scenes and when gif-ing that first scene (the final scene was surprisingly not gif-worthy… it was really all about the words and what those words meant, and of course, the delivery), I was just struck by the uber-cuteness and touchy-feely-ness and adorableness and it was really just aww!! See!

 
 

*sigh* So adorable and precious and I do love them so!

So there were definitely things I really liked, nay, loved! in this episode, but those two huge-ass glaring things really bothered me (the logistical and, more importantly, character-related one). Still, I did love the Damon/Elena scenes and I do look forward to see what happens. And I have faith that things are going to work out for the best.

I just want the friendships back, and I want more Damon and Elena and I want an explanation for Ric--which I am beginning to fear won't come and that they've brought the character back just to ruin him :( So I don't know. As always, this writer, Melinda Hsu Taylor, is kinda hit and miss with me. She can do some great stuff, especially when she has a co-writer, but on her own... she has some big character miswrites. This one did it again. Still... look at those two and how precious and adorable they are?!
 
 
 
Mattghidorah15 on April 24th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
OOC moments in an episode penned by Melinda Hsu Taylor? Say it isn't so! ;) I kid, I kid. I think you're worrying too much - she's the exception, not the rule. I choose to have hope that the best is yet to come for Damon and Elena.

And yes, Caroline when her humanity came back was just heartbreaking. That word pretty well sums it up.
Arabian: Caroline05arabian on April 26th, 2015 06:55 am (UTC)
OOC moments in an episode penned by Melinda Hsu Taylor? Say it isn't so! ;) I kid, I kid.

Shocking, right? You'd think by now they'd learn that she needs a co-writer, sigh.

I think you're worrying too much - she's the exception, not the rule.

She is, true, but the friendships is not an exception, sadly, this season.

I choose to have hope that the best is yet to come for Damon and Elena.

Yes, but, again, sadly, it doesn't take away that we only have three episodes left and this whole season has been lacking in what could (and should) have been a boatload of Damon and Elena knowing that Nina was leaving. :(

And yes, Caroline when her humanity came back was just heartbreaking. That word pretty well sums it up.

Agreed!
k_stjamesk_stjames on April 24th, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC)
I completely echo your frustrations with the Bonnie/Damon friendship and in general all friendship on this show. I don't understand the point of establishing both Alaric and Enzo as Damon's BFFs and then not doing anything with them or having them (Ric) act so out of character that it turns me against him. And not only do I feel robbed of what could have be legit Damon/Bonnie friendship but the lost opportunity to have other characters see / understand Damon better through his unique friendship with Bonnie. I just don't get where the writers are going and why they are so determined to constantly destroy / tear-down the Bonnie character.

I get that they are settling Lily up as the big bad but right now all her drama and craziness is just reminding me that there is limited DE time left and it's getting sucked up by someone that I don't care about on levels that are approaching Jo-apathy. I find it very difficult to watch now that I know Elena won't be around next season and that an further investment in DE just highlights for me how much I feel shortchanged by the way things are playing out. I hate that they tried to say that Damon is selfish with her and I don't like that suddenly Elena and her agency are being overridden because it's convenient to the plot. I liked your point about Damon needing to lose his insecurities about Elena loving him but it's hard to do when the payoff seems so short given that Elena won't be around next year and she still doesn't have her memories as so it seems that what she wants now counts less then if she was fully Elena.

ETA: I get why everyone wants Elena to get the cure but how come it hasn't come up that maybe being a vampire isn't all that bad given that other vampires don't want to be cured; vampires she knows / is friends with and yet all these other vampires passing on the cure doesn't seem to register or count with anyone on the show. Maybe this is too much to expect but it should give everyone a pause about why they are so insistent that Elena get cured when others are willingly passing on the opportunity.

Thanks for posting,

Edited at 2015-04-24 03:44 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Damon & Elena(PR)01arabian on April 27th, 2015 10:16 am (UTC)
I get that they are settling Lily up as the big bad but right now all her drama and craziness is just reminding me that there is limited DE time left and it's getting sucked up by someone that I don't care about on levels that are approaching Jo-apathy.

I don't see it that way. I do think that Lily serves a purpose. She is a good storytelling device, and a good character I think right now and is fitting in nicely and connecting characters nicely and getting good character stuff (with Damon, Stefan, Damon/Elena and Enzo). I could do without all the Jo scenes for D/E scenes in her place though happily.

I find it very difficult to watch now that I know Elena won't be around next season

See, I don't feel that way. I just have wanted more Damon/Elena sprinkled throughout the season.

I hate that they tried to say that Damon is selfish with her

But "they" didn't say it, Damon did. And Damon has ALWAYS claimed to be selfish with her, going back to "Rose."

I don't like that suddenly Elena and her agency are being overridden because it's convenient to the plot.

I don't see that at all. We actually had Elena's agency VERY MUCH forefront and in the center. Damon flat-out asked Elena what it was she wanted. And then, Damon, Bonnie and Lily played with the cure, but that wasn't about Elena's agency since she knew nothing about it, therefore it was about the poor choices that they were making. It had to do with their characters, not Elena's at all. Once Elena came into the picture, she thought about it and came to her final choice. Yes, Damon then overrode her, but it was because of what she had said earlier, and only because he was going to give her what she had JUST said she wanted: the two of them TOGETHER. So she would take the cure, because he would take it too.

Elena's agency was never overridden. And there was no "convenience to the plot," it was all about character choices and the plot--which IS necessary because we need plot for the story--meeting in a logical, well-played way.

I liked your point about Damon needing to lose his insecurities about Elena loving him but it's hard to do when the payoff seems so short given that Elena won't be around next year

But you're assuming that the way this season ends will not give us a long game payoff. We don't know that it won't set it up in a way that is good long-term for Damon and Elena even without her mostly gone next season. They've spent this whole season setting Damon and Elena up as absolutely true love soulmates. I can't see them just throwing that out the window because Nina Dobrev won't be locked in for every episode.

she still doesn't have her memories as so it seems that what she wants now counts less then if she was fully Elena.

That was my fear too, but the final scene showed that when it comes to her love for Damon, she is fully Elena. Even without her memories, she still chooses forever with Damon over a human lifetime without him human as well.

ETA: I get why everyone wants Elena to get the cure but how come it hasn't come up that maybe being a vampire isn't all that bad [...] Maybe this is too much to expect but it should give everyone a pause about why they are so insistent that Elena get cured when others are willingly passing on the opportunity.

But it has, time and time again. THat may be the case for others, but not Elena. Elena does NOT like being a vampire. They are insistent about Elena getting cured because ELENA wants to be cured. That's been the case since the moment she became a vampire. She hates being a vampire. Even in 6.01 she discussed with Ric that she pretty much hates it and the ONLY thing that makes it bearable is that at least she gets to spend eternity with Damon, but, oh, right, Damon's gone now. The fact that she can lose it and kill people, or even has that urge makes her feel awful and sick. All the vampires we know don't dislike it like Elena does. She deals with it because there's no option, but she really, really does think that being a vampire is "all that bad." This aspect of other vampires not having an issue with it, but Elena does and that's why she's the one they want to give the cure to has been discussed on the show more than a few times.
emiv: to | klausemiv on April 24th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
I swear, if I had to sum up my entire comment to this in one word, it would be a resounding "AGREED."

For one, I totally agree on Damon/Bonnie friendship disappointment. In fact, I agree on the overall 'Where have the friendships gone?" sentiment; it feels like there's just something missing lately in much of that character interactions that aren't, you know, straight-up romantic. Even the family stuff is toned down far more than I'd like (I so wanted more between the brothers last episode once Stefan's switch was back on, but also, no. And don't get me started on Lily's whole 'not-a-mother' BS.)

Jo/Ric: Bored, so bored with them. I don't get them, I don't buy them, it feels super rushed and just...bored now. Also, the continued inability of television to accurately portray pregnancy, namely early pregnancy, never fails to piss me off. One brief episode of plot-convenience!morning sickness then POOF it's gone? If-freaking-only.

I am sorry, but I'm not buying that Damon wouldn't have given her cure....

Agreed with all of this. For the past few episodes, EVERY scene I've been WAITING for him to tell her, and the longer it went, the more OOC it felt. This is not the 'I love you so I can't be selfish with you' Damon.

Plus, it puts freaking Bonnie and Elena in the same damn scene together.

What, like they are best friends or something? :)

Seriously, what is this show doing with Bonnie Bennett. She not even one of my favs, but even I'm getting annoyed at the yo-yo-ing.

Knowing Nina Dobrev is leaving colors every scene with her, along with any scene remotely about Elena, and it's really REALLY unfortunate. It definitely takes away from the storytelling and makes me kinda BLEH on scenes I might have otherwise been intrigued by. This is why God made non-disclosure agreements. *grumbles*

The only thing I quasi-like about Lily at this point is her connection to Enzo. I enjoyed their interactions this week and their connection is making him more interesting. Or at least giving him some semblance of a plot/character development. Which, after a season of near-pointlessness? Huzzah.

First of all, I can't believe Elena was stupid enough to actually give Caroline the letter, I mean… really?

Amen. I was hoping that was a fake or something, because yeah, not smart. Who uses their so called "ace in the hole" on the first attempt? Kinda defeats the purpose and goes against the whole meaning of the term.

I just want the friendships back, and I want more Damon and Elena and I want an explanation for Ric...

AGREED. Number one is still possible, two is certainly possible but I'm not overly optimistic, and I'm afraid that three, in the end, will end up a dead end. I'm just not seeing anything yet that can or will explain Ric's character this season other than as just plain bad writing.
Arabian: Alaric03arabian on April 27th, 2015 10:22 am (UTC)
Jo/Ric: Bored, so bored with them. I don't get them, I don't buy them, it feels super rushed and just...bored now.

I don't understand the point of them. I don't understand why they exist. I don't understand how the show can't see how lame they are. I don't understand they can't see that Ric should be with Damon and Enzo and being awesomely bad-ass and not with... her.

Agreed with all of this. For the past few episodes, EVERY scene I've been WAITING for him to tell her, and the longer it went, the more OOC it felt. This is not the 'I love you so I can't be selfish with you' Damon.

I KNOW!!!

Seriously, what is this show doing with Bonnie Bennett. She not even one of my favs, but even I'm getting annoyed at the yo-yo-ing.

Maybe this is supposed to be a sign of PTSD?

Knowing Nina Dobrev is leaving colors every scene with her, along with any scene remotely about Elena, and it's really REALLY unfortunate. It definitely takes away from the storytelling and makes me kinda BLEH on scenes I might have otherwise been intrigued by. This is why God made non-disclosure agreements. *grumbles*

Stupid, stupid, STUPID crewmember!!!!

I was hoping that was a fake or something, because yeah, not smart. Who uses their so called "ace in the hole" on the first attempt? Kinda defeats the purpose and goes against the whole meaning of the term.

I was so frustrated with that. Elena is not stupid, writer person who always has these glaring OOC moments in her solo efforts. Elena (after Damon) is the smartest among the group. She would not be this stupid. Stefan? Yes. Matt? Yeah, maybe. Tyler? faster than Stefan. Jeremy? Probably. Bonnie, not likely. Elena? NO! Damon? Not even a chance. He'd have multiple copies made just in case.

re:I just want the friendships back, and I want more Damon and Elena and I want an explanation for Ric...

AGREED. Number one is still possible, two is certainly possible but I'm not overly optimistic, and I'm afraid that three, in the end, will end up a dead end. I'm just not seeing anything yet that can or will explain Ric's character this season other than as just plain bad writing.


No, no, no... we can still get something damnit!!
jairem08jairem08 on April 25th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
Still haven't watched even the previous episode. Still trying to find strength to do so. Though I really appreciate your write ups and at least get an idea. I agree that not knowing would make watching the final stretch so much better. Still i have hope. They would have it tied up by end of season 6 - At least I want to believe that.
Arabian: Damon05arabian on April 27th, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
Still haven't watched even the previous episode. Still trying to find strength to do so. Though I really appreciate your write ups and at least get an idea. I agree that not knowing would make watching the final stretch so much better. Still i have hope. They would have it tied up by end of season 6 - At least I want to believe that.

It might be better yeah to just watch 'em after the season is over. Yeah. :) I can't wait, though.
Florencia: DE (Wedding)florencia7 on April 25th, 2015 10:18 pm (UTC)
part I
I'll try not to rant too much while commenting, but I really didn't like this episode lol

”I continue to be very numbly bummed but still overall positive with what will be the final outcome” - I envy you. Guess what my newest fear is. Matt/Elena as endgame. I'm not even kidding. But if you have a better explanation for Matt's arc this season + the “you have everything mapped out” callback, do share with me lol

”I don't like what they've done with Damon/Bonnie, there I said it.” - Me either, but I didn't say it lol I quit my ep recaps for now, because I just feel like alternatively crying and screaming and the gifs that could properly express the extent of my sadness don't exist.

” The friendship is gone. But, hell, isn't that pretty much the case for *every* friendship this season?” - THIS This is terrible and it hit me last episode when Matt and Tyler were acting toward Caroline not like she was Caroline, their ex-girlfriend, their FRIEND, but just some random vampire threatening them. They were 1000% cold toward her. It was disheartening. And completely OOC for TVD as a whole. TVD was always, so much, so deeply about friendships. And now almost ALL of them are gone or unrecognizable. I don't understand what's happening anymore.

”I am sorry, but I'm not buying that Damon wouldn't have given her cure.” - Me either. Like you said, not for that long.

”but not for this long and not walking away from the ascendant like that.” - It felt like 2x12 all over again. OK, maybe a mini-version, BUT STILL. It felt like such a regress. And an unfair one at that, because that's NOT the place Damon is in right now.

”And Damon and Bonnie are once again in an awful place.” - Yes, they are, and I don't even know how it happened. WHY. WHEN. And why they made Bonnie such a hypocrite in this episode? Didn't she tell Damon a mere couple of episodes ago that it was up to him to tell or not to tell Elena about the cure? So why was she guilt-tripping Damon so harshly about not giving Elena the cure yet?? As you may remember I wasn't even a fan of Bonnie leaving that choice to Damon in the first place, but since Bonnie DID leave it to him she had no right to behave the way she did now.

”I'm getting to the point that I know others are feeling where I'm angry because they knew it was the last full season with Damon and Elena, so why didn't we get more with them. Why not?” - THAT is my biggest problem, the main thing I'm sad about. They knew it was Elena's last season and yet they chose to give us less DE scenes than in any season before. How does that even make sense???

” There's a part of me that doesn't even want to write these until the season is over and I feel better about this because I don't think I'm being fair to the episodes, and the individual scenes. I don't know.” - I totally get that *hugs* I also feel like I'm disproportionately bitter about certain things just because I know Nina's leaving :[ Guess there's no way around that for now. Maybe if the finale turns out surprisingly satisfying I'll be able to re-watch and appreciate.

”the little shades of Damon and Stefan both that we're seeing in her and it's clear now where they get those aspects of their personalities from... that's a cool little bit of writing.” - Yes, it is. Nevertheless, it's still also a little sad that Lily turned out to be yet another disappointment in Damon's life.

”especially the one she infected with the ripper gene.” - I can't help but laugh that three seasons after people were sarcastically speculating about it, the show has indeed found a way to tell us that Stefan is not responsible for being a ripper AT ALL. The poor guy was just born that way.
Florencia: DE (In Silence)florencia7 on April 25th, 2015 10:18 pm (UTC)
part II
” First of all, I can't believe Elena was stupid enough to actually give Caroline the letter, I mean… really?” - I actually thought Bonnie created an enchanted copy or something like that. Silly me for thinking Bonnie could be bothered about Caroline issues right now. It's a miracle Alaric found a moment to help out, even if he continues looking emotionally detached from all non-Jo things and people. And I'm telling you. Quit waiting for a magical explanation for that, because it's not coming. (Can you tell I'm at my bitterest ever today? And it's not even my job's fault. It's really just TVD alone that's making me feel that way lol Sad times.)

” I mean, really, why not? I mean, compelling a whole staff, putting up iron bars and setting up watches and stuff… why go to all that trouble? I do not understand at all. Can someone explain that to me? ” - Um, because we needed the honeymoon to pop out in the conversation, so Damon and Elena could play the Most Annoying Job Interview Questions game, so it could remind us that Elena doesn't remember what she said in 5x22 about her future?

”I didn't like that Stefan didn't go after Caroline in the end because he so should have.” - Come on. Let's appreciate the only one truly in-character moment of the entire episode! (Yes, yes, I'm exaggerating. But I'm IN TEARS HERE and I'm going to be grumpy all the way until May14th... and then probably FOREVER lol)

”Stupid crewmember, and yes, florencia7, it was a crewmember. This news was *not* supposed to come out yet.” - lol Oh, OK, then. I hope that person will burn in hell got fired! ;)

”the part that just gutted me dead was when Caroline told Stefan to show her the vision again and he showed her the ending when he was walking out and Caroline ran up to the door as Liz was walking away.” - Yes, that was absolutely devastating. But very beautifully done.

”but I thought that the cure was just one dose for one person, so, who knows?” - Those who were paying attention in S5 (because I clearly wasn't lol) said that Damon could just drink Elena's blood after she takes the cure, like Silas drank Katherine's. Of course that caused Katherine to start aging rapidly, but in case of Elena she'd just transition from being 18 to being 20 in one day or something, so... not a big deal, I guess.

”Still... look at those two and how precious and adorable they are?!” - I'm going to stare at your gifs and cry all summer, I just know it :[

It's so good to know that you're still optimistic about the finale! I'm really really really trying to be more positive, but as you might have noticed so far I'm failing something terrible *sigh*

♥!
Frust-sheep: sheep: from sheep to teddyfrust_sheep on April 25th, 2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
Re: part II
I think we had the same thought with a copy. *lol* I just had not thought that Bonnie could have made something with a spell. I just thought maybe Elena/they found a copying machine. *lol* ;)

Anyway I hope with you, that we have not to cry the whole summer and next season, too. *hugs*
Florencia: DE (How Did You Find Me)florencia7 on April 25th, 2015 10:56 pm (UTC)
Re: part II
hahaha Yes, I guess just a copying machine would do just as nicely! ^^

I really hope they won't leave us in tears :[

*huggles*
Frust-sheep: misc: Fandom-We know dramafrust_sheep on April 25th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh this epi was so emotional again. *cry sigh cry* This tv-show is really torture for the viewer. *lol*

I know, I always write the same. Sorry about that, but again I have to agree with so much.
For example:
I was so sad to see Damon and Bonnie's friends progress status suffered a setback. :( But I'm sure they can overcome it soon. At least I hope it.

Also in bold letters, I have so to agree, that Damon's silence about the cure to Elena was really not good writing. I like your scenario so much more.
And omg I so hope, that in the end of the series both have a cure or whatever and can be human again. *sigh* At least to me it is hard and I can not really imagine an other ending for them.

And no I really do not like Lily! *lol* Oh which wonder. *lol*

"Damon will finally be fully confident in her love at least" I hope this too for the next season, that he has no doubt again and is sure about Elena's love for him.

"I was never so happy to see a random person before on this show before. Phew!"
*nods* :D

"First of all, I can't believe Elena was stupid enough to actually give Caroline the letter, I mean… really? Wow! And speaking of stupid… why did they vampire-proof the bed and breakfast?"
I thought about that too .... so can you imagine, that Elena just used the real envelope from Liz? I mean Caroline saw not the letter in that envelope just her mothers handwriting on the envelope if I remember correctly...maybe it was just a sheet of paper or a copy of the real letter. I think we will see. *lol*
Oh yep Caroline and Stefan... I really loved all of their scenes and I loved especially Candice excellent heartbreaking acting and how the writers "showed" us her switch on.
But to the question about the vampire-proof bed and breakfast...I really have no idea. *lol*

Oh god I still hope for the best in this last episodes for this season. The uncertainty is really torture.

Anyway thank you so much again for your insights.
tj2013tj2013 on April 26th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your insights, as always! I agree overall with what you said.

Hm... the Bonnie and Damon friendship... I still don't think they are back to square one, after yelling at each other one could still see they really care about each other. But Damon is not thinking straight when it comes to Elena and her wish of being human.

Anyway, Bonnie is the only one understanding Damon right now. (Well, maybe Ric would IF they had one or more drinks an a decent conversation, hmph)

And completely unrelated - can Damon please stop hiding things? He is a very talented schemer, but his hiding spots are outright terrible, LOL.

I would love to see more of the Elena-Bonnie friendship again, but maybe that's on the sidelines because Elena still hasn't gotten her memories back and therefore her connection to Bonnie is not that important to her?

Geez, only 3 episodes left. I want a wonderfuld, epic, yes epic DE-love scene. Not just little pecks on the lips, you know? The real thing. The EPIC thing. Sorry. Got carried away.

Thanks again for your post!!