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15 January 2011 @ 09:17 pm
30 Day Vampire Diaries-Meme, Day 27  
Day 27 - Something that you wish happened but didn't?

Damon in the well instead of Stefan ("Plan B")

I know that it would make sense to go with Stefan stays in the tomb longer with Katherine, or Damon spends more time with Elena in "By the Light of the Moon," but that's not just one scene, or one thread through an episode, that's something that literally would change the course of upcoming episodes. And because -- despite my disappointment in that episode -- I do have faith in this show, I do believe that it will all work out as it's supposed to with things happening as they did. So instead I went for something that wouldn't necessarily effect story, but rather would have just given the Damon/Elena fans something significant and squee-worthy to hold onto through the mostly dry first half of season two, as well as open up some cool character interaction.

I just think it would have been so much better had it been Damon looking for the moonstone in the well, as opposed to Stefan. Damon who was in the vervain water, and Damon who had to be rescued. It would have added a deeper dynamic to the alliance with Bonnie -- saying earlier in that episode that she would help -- and Caroline -- with her issues with Damon, not to mention the fact that Elena would be in the position to help save Damon from suffering, which would include giving her some of his blood. That alone there would have helped understandably speed up Elena's forgiving of Damon -- something that I *do* think has happened too quickly -- because the idea of actually losing him, seeing him in that kind of pain would open up the idea of life without him. Yes, it was terrible what he did to Jeremy, but Jeremy is still there, which does make it easier to put that behind her. Also, as of this point, Elena's never seen Damon in any sort of physical pain (beyond what happened in "Bloodlines," but that was well before she really started to care for him); seeing him so wrecked would crack that wall of ice built against him.

I dunno; I just think that by having it be Stefan, it reduced the chance for some good character interaction between Damon and Elena, Caroline and Damon, Bonnie and Damon, as well as Bonnie and Elena, and Caroline and Elena. Furthermore, upon learning of what Elena did for Damon, it would give more credence to Stefan's concerns about Damon and Elena. By having it be Stefan, it was just, oh, random character here is placed in random spot of danger here. There was nothing about it that advanced character or story, and this show generally is *much* better about that. So, yeah, missed opportunity in my book.

Past days:

Day 01 - Your favorite character?
Day 02 - Your least favorite character?
Day 03 - Your favorite guest star?
Day 04 - Your least favorite guest star?
Day 05 - Your favorite episode?
Day 06 - Your least favorite episode?
Day 07 - Your favorite Damon scene?
Day 08 - Your favorite Stefan scene?
Day 09 - Your favorite Elena scene?
Day 10 - Your favorite Caroline Scene?
Day 11 - Your favorite Damon one-liner?
Day 12 - Your favorite quote?
Day 13 - Your favorite funny scene?
Day 14 - A scene that makes you sad/cry?
Day 15 - A scene that makes you happy?
Day 16 - A scene that makes you angry?
Day 17 - An episode that pissed you off?
Day 18 - Your favorite TVD friendship?
Day 19 - Your favorite TVD romance?
Day 20 - Your favorite TVD song?
Day 21 - A wacky ship that you would love?
Day 22 - Best character entrance?
Day 23 - Your favorite minor character?
Day 24 - Your favorite onset picture?
Day 25 - Your favorite recurring character?
Day 26 - Your least favorite recurring character?
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on January 16th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Brilliant choice. Giving that plot line to Damon would have made good on the opportunity instead of passing on it.
As it was, it did feel "ho-hum" Elena's saving Stefan, so what???
Your version opens up so many more possibilities without changing the whole storyline.
Once again, I like the way your mind works. Thanks for the interesting perspective.
Arabian: Damon & Elena01arabian on January 16th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Exactly, saving Stefan was very ho-hum. It really seemed such cheap scares (also, like Elena and the snakes in the water). It just would have offered up some interesting, long-lasting character stuffies.
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Stef Damon seeing Elenabadboy_fangirl on January 16th, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
That would have been incredibly interesting. Let Stefan do the dirty work for once--he could deal with Mason and Damon could get the sympathy! How great would that have been!
Arabian: Damon&Stefan03arabian on January 16th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
And we have seen Stefan do some bad stuff in the past (killing Noah in "Unpleasantville," what he did to John in "The Return") and he was the one who threatened Mason in "Kill or Be Killed." Ah well, it just would have been cool.
lacrimadraconis: TVD Damon Elena starelacrimadraconis on January 16th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
Elena did see Damon in physical pain when Bonnie set him on fire in 2x02 though, just pointing that out. But I doubt she cared about him then more than in Bloodlines since he had just snapped Jeremy's neck *g*

But this is a brilliant scene choice. I probably wouldn't even have thought of that. And tbh, I'd love to see Elena give Damon some blood. Ah, one day ♥
Arabian: Damon & Elena09arabian on January 16th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
You're right (huh, I did totally forget that), but it wasn't lingering and that's what I was thinking on. I mean once the fire was out, Damon pretty much healed right away. And again, like you said, she wasn't all caring that much.

I'm still waiting not only for Elena to give Damon blood, but for him to actually take it from her with a bite -- that she lets him do willingly. As far as I recall, Elena has only ever cut or pricked herself for Stefan, right?
lacrimadraconis: TVD Damon Elena caringlacrimadraconis on January 16th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
As far as I recall, Elena has only ever cut or pricked herself for Stefan, right?
According to what we've seen on screen yes, and I don't think there was anything different happening off screen. They're too... boring I don't have a proper word but you know what I mean, for that.

That's what I eventually meant as well, I'd love to see that happen between Damon and Elena. And between only Damon and Elena.
Arabian: Damon & Elena06arabian on January 17th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
I'd love to see that happen between Damon and Elena. And between only Damon and Elena.

crowandfogcrowandfog on January 17th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
I'd love to see that happen between Damon and Elena. And between only Damon and Elena.

From your lips to the writers' pens! I think I would squee myself to death over that right there.

Maybe a good word for Stefan and Elena is "reserved"? They aren't impulsive and passionate enough for a love bite (hehehe). I don't think either Elena or Stefan thinks that blood drinking is sexy. Stefan has too much of a control problem. Damon, on the other hand, doesn't struggle with control and has often mixed blood with sex (ex. Caroline and the sorority girls).
lacrimadraconis: TVD Elena smilelacrimadraconis on January 18th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
IKR?! It would create such an intimate bond between the two and it would also be something she had never (and probably would never) shared with Stefan.

Thank you, "reserved" was exactly what I meant, with their lack of passion and basic teenage love, blood sharing between Elena and Stefan wouldn't really sit well with me :)

Edited at 2011-01-18 04:11 pm (UTC)
Myramidnightblack07 on January 17th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
oooh I love your reasoning behind this =)
It's something I never would have considered, but now I'm lamenting the fact that it didn't happen thanks to the power of your reasoning lol =P
here's to hoping season 2 brings better Damon/Elena days!!