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09 May 2015 @ 06:11 am
6.21 - 'I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime' (The Vampire Diaries)  
Oh my goodness! I actually got it up before the weekend officialy started for most of you, huzzuh!!!

Once again, I totes loved it. So, so, good. Well, of course, except for Jo. And on that note: YES! Halleluja! Do I hear a chorus of angels?! Nah, not quite, because I'm not sure she's dead-dead. But still when she was suddenly invisibly stabbed from behind and then Kai appeared I literally shouted "YES!" I kid you not. (And when Kai asked if he was missed, I said: "Yes!")

I'm not sure that was the response they were hoping for, but it's sure what they got from me. So freaking happy! But seriously how could I not be? I mean, was I supposed to find Jo's anxiety about her shoes and dress, etc. amusing? I did not. I found it annoying. I find her annoying. So can she please to be being dead, pretty please?!? If she is not, oh, my precious Kai, you will have failed me! You were supposed to be like Raid and have killed her dead!

Pretty dress, though. Also pretty dress? Elena's. Damon had that right. It was quite lovely. I did not *like* the straightened hair, though. Boo! Especially when it was so, so pretty earlier when she woke Bonnie up from her prophetic dreams. (So nice to see those coming back, uh huh! And, aww, Matty believing in her. Luff him!) Oh, yeah, speaking of Elena, let's get to her and Damon. Gonna bullet-point a bunch of thoughts.

- At first I was upset that Elena was the one behind Stefan pushing Damon to not take the cure but then I realized it was because Elena loves Damon so much and she believes that he truly doesn't want it and she is sacrificing what she wants for him because she loves him that much. Awww!

- OH MY WORD! When Damon was about to tell Elena his decision and then he flashed back to seeing that cool car driving up, of course, we all thought it was ‘Ooh, I'm a vampire, I have all of these cool tricks up my sleeve, I can just compel a cool car, etc.' But then it turns out that he saw this older couple who have been together for 40 years and they're still in love. And that's what he wants. He wants the possibility of that with Elena and my heart just turned to utter mush. When he told her "I want to be your husband, your partner, the father of your children," and then the kiss and the lighting and the setting and the camera pullback and all of it and I was AHHHHHHH!!!!!

Before we got to their next scene with their clothes dropped all over a hayloft and there they were sexing it up in a pile of hay! BWAHAHAHAHA! I love it! I love them! And you know, I *am* happy with what we've gotten with them this season, dangit! I had whined a few episodes back about how we hadn't had enough Damon/Elena, but then I told myself (well, all of you, telling myself) that maybe good stuff was coming. Boy, was that the case. Think of it! We've had since then:

- Adorable bathroom-in-towels stuffies.
- Their first ‘I love you's' without her memories with the lovely kisses by the fountain.
- Elena opening up to him about what she wanted as a future with them if they were both human. More sexy, sweet kisses.
- Elena not getting upset with Damon about the cure, but being totally understanding. Her deciding not to take the cure to be with him, and then him telling her that he'd take the cure with her. Which was basically a proposal. And it was so awesome and amazing.
- Damon and Elena on the clock-tower.
- The recreation of the Gilbert Porch. We got another freaking Gilbert Porch scene for goodness' sake! And it was awesome and beautiful and I LUFFED it!
- Damon talking about the first time he kissed her.
- Elena getting her memories back. And I don't care what anyone says, it was freaking awesomely done!
- Including us seeing a part of their first date (which we never saw before). And it was soooo cute!
- Another hero-carry!
- Elena's first reaction to being human wanting to passionately kiss Damon. Which she did. And you know what it was? It was awesome!
- Damon telling Elena he wants to be her husband, be the father of her children while they're standing at (literally) a wedding altar.
- A hilarious, sexy quickie in a hayloft!
- Making goo-goo eyes at each other across a bride and groom during wedding vows.

All of this in FOUR freaking episodes! Seriously! All of this stuff and this, I tell ya, was the true, absolute definition of epic. DUDES! Freaking awesome. If we did not know that Nina Dobrev was leaving, every single Damon/Elena fan would licking all of this up with a spoon and swooning with delight because it is freaking awesome. Stupid, stupid, stupid crewmember—and no Julie Plec did *not* want us to know. :RME: What she is saying now in interviews is what the industry refers to as “damage control." However, I refuse to NOT enjoy all of this Damon/Elena delicious awesomeness because that is exactly what it is... awesome spoon-licking delicious awesomeness!

- So I still think that I'm possibly right and that someone else is gonna have to drink Elena's blood, but now I'm thinking it's Bonnie (or, ugh, Jo! Because, yeah, alas, I don't think she's dead-dead, please let me wrong, please let Kai have done the job right)... unless, they killed Elena. But I really, really, really doubt they did. Cuz that's just stupid. And I really, really, really don't think these showrunners are stupid; I think they are awesome-sauce.

I still think that she'll be trapped in an alternate universe or maybe kidnapped somewhere, etc. and we only see her every now and then or towards the end. We'll see the other characters still mention her, talk about her and she's a driving force for Damon and her friends. That will work... but actually killing her off? Nah. Viewers won't accept Damon with another love interest and you don't have someone like Ian Somerhalder/Damon Salvatore and not have him without a love interest, you just don't... but a love interest that he's pining for, desperate for his love who is separated from him, yeah, that works.

- Speaking of Ian Somerhalder... he killed it, I mean, he JUST KILLED IT in the scenario where Elena was killed. No dialogue, just Damon walking around that empty room, but the emptiness and desolation just radiated from him. So, so good. I love that the show knows they can trust him to do something like that, no dialogue, no emo song playing, just the tight direction and his wonderful performance.

- And speaking of those scenarios, oh, my heart. Damon bought a place for him and Elena in New York, a loft over a bar—just like Elena wanted. He DID think it through. *sigh* My heart is all aflutter!

- I liked Elena and Alaric's talk, but in retrospect, the whole "I feel alive" sounded like very doomed foreshadowing. But, eh, it's just a tease.

Moving along from Elena to Caroline—who looked SO gorgeous at the wedding. Her dress, her hair! So pretty! But let's move away from the shallow, shall we? Oh, Caroline, my baby girl, I'm so proud of you! As much as I want my Stefan and Caroline together, she was so, so, so right and she was so, so, so strong and I'm so very proud of her. She put herself first and what was smart and right and best for her and, honestly, for them in the long run. She does need to get herself in order and that means being in control and she is at her least in control when she's in a relationship, especially in the early stages. So good call, Caroline, as heartbreaking as it was.

- Hah! Stefan/Elena are soooooooooo beyond over that Stefan could actually *joke* about a brother swap to her. BWAHAHAHA!

- Aha! What I said about Damon and Stefan, and Stefan and Caroline all played into my theory about what I said last for the episode that I foresee happening next season. Hmm..... We will see. We will see, indeed!

- So, I said above that maybe Bonnie or Jo (ugh) might wind up drinking Elena's blood… and I so could see Elena and Damon deciding doing that for Jo and Alaric if they have to use vampire blood to save her and she gets turned or something because the show has been trying to act like they're some great love story we should care about. (Spoiler alert: We don't.) But I have another theory that was prompted by one Mr. Stefan Salvatore!

Or Damon *does* drink Elena's blood and he *does* become human and *then* to punish him for lying to her and keeping her "family" from her, Lily with the help of Kai traps Elena in 1903 to separate them. Uh huh. Then we would get a season of human!Damon without Elena. I had honestly never considered the idea that we would get a human!Damon next season, but that certainly would be a surprising twist.

That might have been the very reason we got that comment from Stefan describing what Damon was like as a human and then comparing it to before he found himself as a vampire. So maybe we'll see what human Damon (the sweet guy that he was) is like now that he's "found himself" and what that combination will be like.

And you know when you think about it, Damon would probably be better as a human than one would imagine. Because as a vampire, the human characteristic that seemed to have been magnified was his lack of self-worth, and that made him pretty awful as a vampire because he had an "I don't give a fuck" attitude. If he didn't care, you couldn't hurt him. On the other hand, Stefan's whole schtick of 'the world revolves around me' was magnified as this act of martyrdom which made him want to be better as a vampire.

So Stefan actually is a better person as a vampire while Damon is worse. Sure, he has better control, but he's an asshole. Yes, we all love him, but he is an unrepentant dick. He's mean to everyone except Elena. He treats everyone with disdain and mockery, even his best friends. Whereas Stefan tries to be good, tries to be a good person (even if he fails at times), he still tries. So I think that as a human, now that he's found himself, his self-worth, does have friends, does have the love of his life, Damon would be a pretty damn awesome human.

- You know what really struck me in this episode. I believe I was wrong about Matt's arc. I had a sadz when Matt basically said that he and Bonnie can't trust Damon (not trusting Stefan I didn't care about, because duh!). But Matt was right, and that's when I realized that I was probably wrong when I was saying that Matt was seeing the vampires in black and white. Because he does see the shades of gray since he hasn't cut out Caroline, Damon, Stefan, etc. from his life. He's just smart enough now not to completely trust any of them because he sees them for what they truly are... monsters who can flip on a dime and kill him and anyone he loves if the flip is switched.

I guess it's not just Damon now who is the show's truth-teller; Matt Donovan is as well.

Vampires are monsters which this season has gone to great pains to remind us. Caroline, Lily, Stefan have all shown us the dark side. For some it's just a flip of a switch and you're killing people or even just coming this close to doing so, even those you love. For others, it's just a few more drops of blood, a loss of control and people are dead. Yes, Damon and Elena could have eternity together, but something happens, something goes wrong, a flip gets switched and one or both can easily become that monster again. Vampires are monsters. They aren't the good guys. Even if we love them, vampires are the bad guys. That's a pretty heady message for a show where most of its leads are vampires. (Have I mentioned how much I love this show?)

- Liv cut her hair! It is not… very flattering. She looks better with more hair. The dress is cute though. Speaking of Liv…

- Tyler is an asshole! The sky is blue!

So, great episode. I loved it. I have loved this season. My only complaints are Bonnie could have been used more. I was disappointed in how Damon and Bonnie's friendship was shown once she came back and what was the freaking point of bringing Alaric back if they weren't going to write Alaric Saltzman? (Who knows? We still have one more episode left to explain him.) And, of course, ugh! Jo!) Other than that, I love it all, everything else. One more episode to go! Woohoo!! Awesome-sauce!
 
 
 
Bogwitch: TVD - Damon Won't Tellbogwitch on May 9th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)
I am with you about Jo. I don’t really care if she is alive or not. She’s clearly little more than a vehicle for metaphor anyway. I can’t even feel for Alaric, because who is Alaric these days anyway?

I don’t believe Elena is dead either. I did for moment, that ‘Til death do us part’ in the last ep gave me a chill and then this, but it is all too obvious. There is a theory on Tumblr that makes a lot of sense and I am buying into that, but it fits the promos and I don’t think you’ve seen them.

I really liked this one too, even if it was a bit shippy romantic for me. My only gripe really though is since when can’t Damon cook? That’s one of the first things we discover about him (and Stefan). Plus, if Damon becomes human all the Salvatore money disappears all of a sudden???
Arabian: Stefan03arabian on May 10th, 2015 07:59 am (UTC)
I am with you about Jo. I don’t really care if she is alive or not. She’s clearly little more than a vehicle for metaphor anyway. I can’t even feel for Alaric, because who is Alaric these days anyway?

Hah, you thinking she's a metaphor, if you putting more thought into her than I have. Alaric is not Alaric Saltzman, that's all I know. Seriously, they could have just brought on some random actor to play the Occult Studies teacher because this dude ain't Alaric Saltzman. Like I said after the last episode, seriously, what was the point of bringing him back if they weren't going to write in all of the things (ie, EVERYTHING) we love about him?

I don’t believe Elena is dead either. I did for moment, that ‘Til death do us part’ in the last ep gave me a chill and then this, but it is all too obvious. There is a theory on Tumblr that makes a lot of sense and I am buying into that, but it fits the promos and I don’t think you’ve seen them.

Well, a friend kept telling me things from the extended promo which I hadn't watched so I'm guessing that my whole coma idea which I mentioned a few times kinda may play into it with Kai put some kinda sleeping beauty spell on her, maybe? Who knows? But I don't want to speculate any further.

I really liked this one too, even if it was a bit shippy romantic for me.

Like I have ANY problem with that at all!!! HAH!

My only gripe really though is since when can’t Damon cook?

Yeah, really?!?!?! I was like, shut up, Stefan! BUT... it was Stefan saying that about Damon. And there are seriously a lot of little things about Damon that Stefan just does not seem to know. So I can sort of buy that Stefan would not know that. Because, you know, it doesn't pertain to Stefan, LOL!

That’s one of the first things we discover about him (and Stefan).

No, we learned that about Stefan, not Damon. Stefan cooked for Elena, so we knew that about him, not Damon. I don't recall specifically knowing that Damon can cook actually. I think it's more of an 'of course, he can cook thing' that fandom thinks, isn't it? Unless I'm misremembering something? He did have to practice to make those pancakes. :shrugs:

Plus, if Damon becomes human all the Salvatore money disappears all of a sudden???

No, Stefan was being a dick basically saying that he would keep all of the Salvatore money and not let Damon have any because Damon's enemies would somehow track him down if he had money. Yeah, Stefan was just being stupid.
Bogwitchbogwitch on May 10th, 2015 08:24 am (UTC)
I don't think Jo is a metaphor as such, but there to hang their parallels from so they can do things like marry Damon and Elena without actually marrying Damon and Elena. Though why they don't just marry Damon and Elena, I don't know. I totally agree about Alaric.

Yes, it is the coma idea, but with an added extra bit I won't go into.

Good point about Stefan not knowing Damon that well, I hadn't thought of it like that. Though Damon cooking isn't just a fanon thing, he was cooking with Jenna in 1x13 and helping Elena with the chilli in 3x04 (though how much he was actually helping, is debatable). I knew we learnt this about Stefan first, which is why I amended my statement.
Arabian: Damon09arabian on May 10th, 2015 09:05 am (UTC)
I don't think Jo is a metaphor as such, but there to hang their parallels from so they can do things like marry Damon and Elena without actually marrying Damon and Elena. Though why they don't just marry Damon and Elena, I don't know. I totally agree about Alaric.

Ah, yeah, good point. I think because the idea is that they'd marry as humans? I dunno.

Yes, it is the coma idea, but with an added extra bit I won't go into.

Ah, gotcha, and thank you.

Good point about Stefan not knowing Damon that well, I hadn't thought of it like that. Though Damon cooking isn't just a fanon thing, he was cooking with Jenna in 1x13 and helping Elena with the chilli in 3x04 (though how much he was actually helping, is debatable). I knew we learnt this about Stefan first, which is why I amended my statement.

How could I forget about 1.13?!?! My weird Damon/Jenna shipping!! Yes, see, it's just Stefan not knowing Damon then. Typical!
Mattghidorah15 on May 9th, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
Leave it to you to chase away the niggling doubts I was starting to have. :) Yeah, there's no way they're stupid enough to kill Elena off for real. It's not as if Nina is dying - she's in good health by all indications, and she's on good terms with everyone. So I do think your theory could be how she and Damon get separated, since this show is too intelligent to light-switch them into willingly parting after everything they've said and shared. (Finally, a love scene with him as a vampire and her as a human, however short it was - suck it, haters! Haha!) Lily and Kai (he really is a great villain - stabbing Jo in the back while he was invisible, at the altar no less, was almost beautiful in how cold it was) tear them apart as punishment, and the next season is all about Damon and company fighting to derail their plans and rescue Elena.

I didn't mind any of the hairstyles, even Elena's old straight style (it's just a throwback to the earlier seasons) or Liv's shorter style (then again, I may be biased by her other charms). Speaking of Liv, she really was the factor that made Tyler seem likable, wasn't she? And of course he lashed out at Caroline instead of taking her advice, because he's a jerk like that. I'm beyond glad that Caroline has found a better guy - yes, Stefan, even with the cruel scenarios you put Damon through, I can give you credit for being a better guy. And I hope it doesn't take all of next season for Caroline to get her head together so she can trust herself to let go around him.

Bonnie and my name twin...ouch. I hope they make it out okay. And if Damon does become human for Season Seven, I'm going to really look forward to their reactions in particular. And Caroline's, just because she's so used to seeing Damon in a negative light - it'll be priceless. :D

Hmm...did I miss anything? Enzo didn't have much to do here, though I do hope he realizes Lily is going overboard.

OH! Of course - Alaric. His reactions to Damon becoming human would be the best of the bunch. Make it happen, writers. Make. It. Happen.
Arabian: Damon&Alaric03arabian on May 10th, 2015 09:03 am (UTC)
Leave it to you to chase away the niggling doubts I was starting to have. :) Yeah, there's no way they're stupid enough to kill Elena off for real.

That's really where it came down to it for me. Only stupid showrunners would do that. This show is not run by stupid showrunners. Ergo, no dead!Elena, LOL! I just simply can't fathom they would do that. Just, nope.

So I do think your theory could be how she and Damon get separated, since this show is too intelligent to light-switch them into willingly parting after everything they've said and shared.

Yeah, either that or a coma or some sleeping beauty spell or something supernatural-driven that separates them. It will happen, but we'll get them together at the end of next season. Uh huh!

(Finally, a love scene with him as a vampire and her as a human, however short it was - suck it, haters! Haha!)

Uh huh! :D :D :D

Lily and Kai (he really is a great villain - stabbing Jo in the back while he was invisible, at the altar no less, was almost beautiful in how cold it was) tear them apart as punishment, and the next season is all about Damon and company fighting to derail their plans and rescue Elena.

Yup, yup, yup... on all accounts!

I didn't mind any of the hairstyles, even Elena's old straight style (it's just a throwback to the earlier seasons)

True and it did tie-in to her being human, I guess.

or Liv's shorter style (then again, I may be biased by her other charms).

You're such a guy, LOL!

Speaking of Liv, she really was the factor that made Tyler seem likable, wasn't she?

Truly.

And of course he lashed out at Caroline instead of taking her advice, because he's a jerk like that.

I could've written more beyond "Tyler is an asshole. The sky is blue." But I figured that covered it enough. I just didn't have it in me to into how much of a jerk he was with Liv and Caroline. Good lord, Tyler!

I'm beyond glad that Caroline has found a better guy - yes, Stefan, even with the cruel scenarios you put Damon through, I can give you credit for being a better guy. And I hope it doesn't take all of next season for Caroline to get her head together so she can trust herself to let go around him.

This!

Bonnie and my name twin...ouch. I hope they make it out okay.

THIS!

And if Damon does become human for Season Seven, I'm going to really look forward to their reactions in particular. And Caroline's, just because she's so used to seeing Damon in a negative light - it'll be priceless. :D

Oh, lordy! I didn't even think of that! You're so right. That would be so priceless. Hee!

Hmm...did I miss anything? Enzo didn't have much to do here, though I do hope he realizes Lily is going overboard.

Yeah, I didn't mention Enzo because I just had the same thoughts. He's a real boy, I'm happy... uhm, OK.

OH! Of course - Alaric. His reactions to Damon becoming human would be the best of the bunch. Make it happen, writers. Make. It. Happen.

Yeah. Sigh.
jairem08jairem08 on May 9th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, how I love your Icon for your post : ) )))))
Arabian: Damon & Elena51arabian on May 10th, 2015 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. :) I knew I was gonna my icon of that scene. ;)
jairem08jairem08 on May 9th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
I think they basically married DE in this episode. I agree completely and i have been saying it in my few previous comments on your previous episodes - i just wish i didn't know about the departure. this would be such a different experience. And even more beautiful. I have no clue what will happen from here on but am bracing myself for the worst.

I think the following might happen but i might be completely wrong with either of the options. Because we can still get surprised:


A. Elena dies - I really hope not but i'm bracing myself for this option. If that happens I think Damon will just deal with all the current drama. Try to get rid of heretics and Kai or whatever next season will be happening. And then might choose to die. To be with Elena. There might be some emotional wrap up about this at the end of the season
B. Elena ends up in prison world - Just like you mentioned few times. She might find herself there and could be back towards the end of the season and might bring cure back for Damon (provided he doesn't become human next episode. I somehow doubt it though)
C. Elena leaves (willingly or not willingly; compelled or not compelled) - She might be made to leave for her safety. Not sure she would leave willingly though. She would never leave people she loves. Then there might be re union later.
D. Elena will be in coma - after the last shot on her in this episode this might be an option. She might be in coma and wake up later...

Other than that i really cannot think of anything else.
As much as you wish for Jo to die it is still sad. Specially because she is carrying children. But i do not care for her. I also don't think they will let her die. I think it is more likely for Elena to die. I'm thinking's they will try to save Jo with Elena's blood and something will happen and Elena might die because of that. This is just wild speculation that probably doesn't even make sense.

I loved DE interactions but i just hope all this beautiful stuff was not the closure for us DE viewers. They are IT, they would marry, Damon would become human and they would have children and hopefully HEA. They did it beautifully in the Altar to give us quasi wedding union for them...I just know that I will be emotional mess next week. During watching and at the end. Hoping for open ending that will give us some hope for next season.

I have a feeling that due to the ending of this episode the next one will be crazy.

You are right. Ian just killed it. So beautiful. So raw.

Thank you for the fast write up!
Arabian: Damon & Elena48arabian on May 10th, 2015 08:58 am (UTC)
I think they basically married DE in this episode. I agree completely and i have been saying it in my few previous comments on your previous episodes - i just wish i didn't know about the departure. this would be such a different experience. And even more beautiful. I have no clue what will happen from here on but am bracing myself for the worst.

Yup, they totally did marry them pretty much. :D Yeah, I wish we didn't know either. (Stupid crewmember!) But it doesn't take away from how awesome all of this great DE stuff is we are getting. Nah, no worst for me. I'm still positive.

RE: Your options. I just don't see Elena dying. Nope. That would be the height of stupidity and these showrunners are NOT stupid. B. Possible. C. Don't see it. D. Possible. Yeah, I'm not thinking that some variation on a supernatural thingie is the ticket here. Kai is back in town after all. WOOHOO!!

Specially because she is carrying children.

Whether she is dead or not, the kiddies are. Kai stabbed her in the stomach, a couple of times. They are gone. I don't see them having survived.

I also don't think they will let her die.

Don't destroy my dream!

I think it is more likely for Elena to die.

HAH! No.

Thank you for the fast write up!

You're too kind, this was not fast, fast would have been getting this up the evening of the show. I still dawdled a bit, but yeah, much better than the previous episode, LOL!
tj2013tj2013 on May 10th, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
Hey - you were very fast this time - congrats!

Anyway, I don't have much to add. Agree overall to your post.

I only want to add a heartfelt "Please don't let Elena die". Whatever they plan with her, whatever Nina's schedule or intentions are, just, dear show, dont't let Elena die. And I mean die like in dead dead. After all the characters (and we, the fans) have been through, all the despair, the love, the growth, all the development... just PLEASE DON'T LET HER DIE.

Arabian: Elena16arabian on May 10th, 2015 10:18 pm (UTC)
She's not going to die.

Ask yourself this question: Do you think the showrunners are stupid? Seriously. Do you think the people who run this show are stupid? You know that answer. You have your answer to whether or not she will die.

Period. :)
tj2013tj2013 on May 13th, 2015 07:20 am (UTC)
Elena
Yeah, you're right. Of course you're right. Of course. Thanks :-)
Mattghidorah15 on May 14th, 2015 02:22 am (UTC)
They are laying it on pretty thick, aren't they? On this show, that usually means something else is going to happen.
Florencia: DE (Our Life)florencia7 on June 6th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
finally here! (part 1)
”I did not *like* the straightened hair, though.” - While I did find the obvious impression of human!Elena immediately reverting to straight hair a little annoying/silly, there was such a poetic vibe to one of the shots that came later on that they've been forgiven ;D (And the shot I mean is the camera panning out on Damon and Elena in the wedding hall. Damon's hair looked SO much like human!Damon's hair and I think that's the look they were going for, and it was kind of lovely overall.)

”Boy, was that the case. Think of it! We've had since then:” - OK, then. I do appreciate what we've got, but just for fun, let's examine each of these points ;)

”Adorable bathroom-in-towels stuffies.” - Yeah, except that Damon's mind was on the cure and that moment was followed by Damon distracting Elena from finding the cure in the drawer.

”Their first ‘I love you's' without her memories with the lovely kisses by the fountain.” - THE CURE! Lol Sorry, but I can't fully enjoy these moments as “beautiful DE moments we got”, knowing that one of them was in emotional/moral pain during these scenes.

”Elena opening up to him about what she wanted as a future with them if they were both human. More sexy, sweet kisses.” - Damon's mind being on the cure aside, this scene reminded me too much about SE and the S2 waterfall.

”Elena not getting upset with Damon about the cure, but being totally understanding.” - … as she walked out of the room.

“</i>Her deciding not to take the cure to be with him, and then him telling her that he'd take the cure with her. Which was basically a proposal. And it was so awesome and amazing.”</i> - That was beautiful indeed.

”Damon and Elena on the clock-tower.” - I'm still at a loss as far as symbolism of this scene goes. Giving up eternity? Killing time? Jumping into new life vs. the callback of Katherine (trying) to jump to her death? It just felt like a “designed to be iconic” scene that had no real substance to it.

”The recreation of the Gilbert Porch. We got another freaking Gilbert Porch scene for goodness' sake! And it was awesome and beautiful and I LUFFED it!” - Perfect choice of location. I loved it too.

”Damon talking about the first time he kissed her.” - ♥

”Elena getting her memories back. And I don't care what anyone says, it was freaking awesomely done!” - I think I may know whom you mean by “anyone”! lol

”Including us seeing a part of their first date (which we never saw before). And it was soooo cute!” - Yeah, well, I wasn't terribly impressed, but I guess it was better than no new footage at all.

”Another hero-carry!” - I'll leave discussing hero-carries until your finale post! Prepare yourself lol

”Elena's first reaction to being human wanting to passionately kiss Damon. Which she did. And you know what it was? It was awesome!” - What can I say, too little too late. It was lovely, but didn't save the scene for me.

”Damon telling Elena he wants to be her husband, be the father of her children while they're standing at (literally) a wedding altar.” - That was one of the most beautiful scenes of this season, yes, however... they still had Damon say that he was taking the cure for THEM, so the question whether he was doing it also for himself as himself, so to speak, was left up to interpretation and I have my doubts in regard to this being accidental or of no consequence, considering the flash-forward final finale scene. But I'll elaborate when we'll be discussing 6x22.

”A hilarious, sexy quickie in a hayloft!” - But scary music! Did you notice the scary music? They did it again! Like in 4x07. Scary music! They did it during their first love scene and they did it now during the LAST DE LOVE SCENE EVER! That was not OK.

”Making goo-goo eyes at each other across a bride and groom during wedding vows.” - Lovely and reminiscent of 4x07. I loved it too.
Florencia: DE (I've Never Felt More Alive)florencia7 on June 6th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
finally here! (part 2)
”Stupid, stupid, stupid crewmember—and no Julie Plec did *not* want us to know.” - I'm still not sure about that. Someone who is friends with Nina on FB told me she was hinting at her exit for quite a while. And I actually find Julie's explanation for telling us beforehand valid, so... While knowing Nina was leaving made watching these last episodes way less fun, I would've been WAY more upset if I found out about Nina leaving after the finale, so it makes sense to me that the early reveal was intentional.

”Speaking of Ian Somerhalder... he killed it, I mean, he JUST KILLED IT in the scenario where Elena was killed.” - YES, that scene was absolutely amazing and heartwrenching.

”I liked Elena and Alaric's talk, but in retrospect, the whole "I feel alive" sounded like very doomed foreshadowing. But, eh, it's just a tease.” - Well, it turned out to be very solid and ominous piece of foreshadowing!

”Or Damon *does* drink Elena's blood and he *does* become human and *then* to punish him for lying to her and keeping her "family" from her, Lily with the help of Kai traps Elena in 1903 to separate them.” - That'd be a good twist! I think I would've liked it more than what we got, but I guess the problem is that that scenario would assume S7 was the last and I'm sure it's not going to be the last.

”They aren't the good guys. Even if we love them, vampires are the bad guys.” - I'm going to spend the summer contemplating this. And I'm not being sarcastic. I just really want to understand WHY this is the message.

I'll be looking forward to your finale post! ♥