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05 February 2011 @ 07:01 am
Okay, yeah, it was pretty much all about Elena  
Yeah, so badboy_fangirl and butterfly were TOTALLY right.

I commented in my review of "Daddy Issues" that Damon had really made good in-roads with Jenna if she's hooking him up with her friends, and she even gave him Andie's number later. Both responded that they thought it was more about Jenna wanting to keep Damon away from Elena after the porch kiss, not to mention their lack of personal space when they first entered the Grill. I tried to remain in lala-land that it was all about Damon's charm (and Alaric whispering sweet-nothings about Damon in Jenna's ear). Alas, a rewatch showed that I was pretty much wrong. While obviously Damon has made some in-roads -- she did give a friend his number -- it clearly was mostly about keeping him from Elena. Check out this snippet, and note Jenna in the background looking upwards in frustration as Damon blows off Andie and heads straight for -- you guessed it! -- Elena.

Yup, they were right, I was mostly wrong. Alas, my dreams of a Jenna completely fallen for Damon's charms will have to wait for another day!
Diana: Vampire Diaries - Dancebutterfly on February 5th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Jenna is going... "damn, my plan failed".

I definitely think Damon has made in-roads in the sense that Jenna doesn't view him as 'bad boyfriend' material in general (giving him Andie's number), but just bad for her seventeen year-old niece who is currently dating his (apparently) seventeen year-old brother. We've seen Jenna get a bit charmed by Damon (mostly when he's cooking or bringing her food, ha).
Arabian: Damon & Elena03arabian on February 5th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Very, very true. I did find it amusing (and awesome) though that what I *think* was speculation on both of your parts was totally proven on-screen by that small moment. (Unless you both saw it.) And, yes I can still cling to the joy in knowing that Damon has indeed made some headway.
Dianabutterfly on February 5th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
It wasn't something that I'd consciously noticed, but it's possible that I noticed it without realizing it and that fed into my opinion of Jenna in that episode. If that makes sense.
Arabian: Katherine02arabian on February 5th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
*Nods* Makes perfect sense.
vamplover85vamplover85 on February 5th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
huh I never caught that!!! I was paying way to much attention to the delena parts. lol. But he didn't want to go there with Andy because recently of his going back to his dark side.......But I have to agree with you by keeping away from Elena but she doesn't know the whole truth so in her world it's something totally different.
Arabian: Damon08arabian on February 5th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. :)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: TVD: DE OTPbadboy_fangirl on February 5th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Like I said, Coach Tanner would be proud!


Hee, yeah I didn't notice that part with Jenna, but it just seemed weird the way Jenna was like, "There's someone who wants to meets you."

You know what I want to fic now: how Elena explained why she "kissed" Damon--since she wouldn't want to tell Jenna it wasn't her to "protect" her aunt, but don't you think off-screen at some point Jenna would be like, "What happened to you thinking he's a giant ass???" She's just so 'Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt,' about loser guys, I feel like that's the one thing she wouldn't let go (hence trying to get Damon a date).

I love that you did research, though. So great! *high fives*
Arabian: Ian & Nina05arabian on February 5th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
Can't take the credit, I didn't actually do research unless you mean by forcing myself to rewatch the episode, LOL! I just happened to catch it this time.

Yeah, that's one of my quibbles with the season. I mean, when Jenna snarked at Damon about pawing her niece, I remember that I wrote in my review that it bugged because from her perspective, her niece was pawing him right back. So, yeah, unless they have some heart-to-heart sometime this season where Jenna admits that she didn't want to bring it up because she's been cheated upon and she didn't want to see her niece that way, but -- presumably because Jenna notices more heat between Damon and Elena -- she feels like she HAS to say something now. I'm not holding my breath though.

Edited at 2011-02-06 01:29 am (UTC)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Canon Errorbadboy_fangirl on February 6th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
Seriously, I'm ficcing this. It must be ficced.
Arabian: Damon04arabian on February 6th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on February 6th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Good instincts badboy_fangirl and butterfly. Nice finding the moment that affirms it, arabian.

This makes sense to me that Jenna was trying to get Damon looking in another direction, other than Elena. I do think Damon has made some in-roads with Jenna.

Arabian: Alaric01arabian on February 6th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, funny that she tried and then he walked straight over to Elena, though. Hee! And, yes, he still has made some inroads with her. Alaric's been doing his BFF-job! THUMBS UP!
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on February 6th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Definately Thumbs Up for Alaric's BFF job.

And I love watching the look on Elena's face as Damon walks towards her .... so complex - a shade of unconscious "she's no match for me", with a little irritation (bc it bothered her to see him being hit on) wrapped up in Nina's adorable face ....

No wonder I'm so in love with this show ;)
Arabian: Damon & Elena02arabian on February 6th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
And I love watching the look on Elena's face as Damon walks towards her .... so complex - a shade of unconscious "she's no match for me", with a little irritation (bc it bothered her to see him being hit on) wrapped up in Nina's adorable face ....

Yes, sooooo good! I had to include a little of Elena's reaction. Hee!
Sarpaceisthetrick on February 6th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Utterly priceless! Love the find. <3
Arabian: Elijah01arabian on February 6th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
I love Sara Canning; she and Jenna are sooo underused. I need my dreams of Jenna and Elijah totally sparking to come true so that I get more of Jenna, and it helps to keep Elijah/Daniel Gillies to stay on the show longer!
Myramidnightblack07 on February 6th, 2011 06:21 am (UTC)
haha I totally missed that!!! =O

it makes so much sense though in retrospect (and in light of the evidence hehe). at the time, I interpreted as merely Damon catching Andie's eye and Jenna playing matchmaker for her friend's sake (despite whatever issues with him she may have with him and because, as we saw at the end, Andie doesn't seem to have much against "no strings attatched" type arrangements). But I like this continuity element being attatched to it so much more because we haven't had much follow-up regarding Jenna's reaction to the porch-kiss (aside from her outbursts during "Memory Lane").
Arabian: Katherine04arabian on February 6th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, this all-around. :Nods: