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.
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