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16 April 2011 @ 06:32 am
TVD vague-ish finale spoilers ... very interesting!  
So the new Entertainment Weekly with Harry Potter on the cover has a section on shocking fall finales! And included is The Vampire Diaries, and I found the write-up very interesting, indeed.

There's a nice, fairly prominent picture of Damon and Elena (this one with Stefan completely out of the picture, and no background), with the blurb --"THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Can Elena forgive Damon (again)?"

The section on the show has this to say:

A full moon in the May 5 episode means it's finally time for the sacrifice ritual. As expected the loss of life will be both momentous and tragic. More surprisingly, the May 12 finale shows the emotional fallout during ... a Gone with the Wind movie night in the town square? "Damon (Ian Somerhalder), who is desperately seeking forgiveness from Elena (Nina Dobrev), starts to relive moments from past mistakes made with Katherine back in 1865," reveals executive producer Julie Plec. "As it always true with these events in Mystic Falls, things go horribly awry."

A couple of things.

- I'm not sure the first and second part of Julie's quote go together, but are rather specific quotes pulled out from a longer answer. They could be, but the latter part sounds more like the whole finale in general, as opposed to the Damon/Elena (Damon/Katherine) bit.

- Hmm, Gone with the Wind? Really, now? Number one, I'm excited, because it is my favorite movie, one of my favorite books -- see default icon/journal title -- but more importantly, in terms of the show, Gone with the Wind is the book that Damon was reading in "The Descent," the episode where he revealed that his biggest secret is that he misses being human.

- Damon flashbacking about Katherine? Does this mean? Could it be? Are we actually going to get a Damon-centric flashback episode?!?!? FOR REALS?!?! Is it Christmas?

- Crap, so what does Damon do *this* time that Elena has to forgive? *sigh*

- Wow, a flashback episode in the finale. I don't know why I find that so surprising, but I do. If they are really going for emotional fall-out in the last episode (because all of the action is in the second to last episode), does that mean that the Klaus situation is taken care of in episode 21? Does this mean that all of the threads -- Stefan's selfish love vs. Damon's selfless love for Elena, Stefan's submerged feelings for Katherine, Elena's submerged feelings for Damon, Damon's confession of love, etc. -- that have been building in bits and pieces all season come together (to a degree) in the finale? If so, I think that's actually kinda really cool, and it shows, yet again, that as awesome as the plotting, twisting arcs, etc. are important, the writers get that it's the characters effected by the plots, twisting arcs, etc. that is where the heart of the story is.

- Most interesting as a Damon/Elena fan in that the first bit of press we get promoting the finale is all about Damon and Elena. Things that make you go hmmmmm indeed! Me likey!
 
 
 
the resolute urgency of now: damon&katherine; 1864 kisslaniaaa on April 16th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
this is an interesting bit of info!

the two quotes don't seem linked to one another, the way i read it? i agree with you on the fact they may be pulled from a longer answer - different articles find it fun to strong together different lines in order to pull a shocking reaction.

Damon flashbacking about Katherine? Does this mean? Could it be? Are we actually going to get a Damon-centric flashback episode?!?!? FOR REALS?!?! Is it Christmas? please say it is, pleasepleaseplease.

i noticed that, which is super awesome for us. though stefan isn't mentioned in it, it shows the words momentous and tragic once more. meaning - who's going to die this time? hmmm.

thanks for posting this!
Arabian: Damon&Katherine01arabian on April 16th, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, they really don't seem linked.

Re: Flashbacks, I'm fine with one Stefan-centric scene and brief appearances by him, but I really don't want more than that. I want Damon VERY front and center. The flashback eps have been quite disproportionate as of now. We've had five of them so far and, let's look at that disparity:

"Lost Girls" - Almost exclusively Stefan-centric, with Damon just making a few appearances. No scenes from his point of view.

"Children of the Damned" - Damon-centric, BUT, they also featured Stefan-point-of-view flashbacks as well. (And not just one.)

"Blood Brothers" - Almost exclusively Stefan-centric, with a few appearances from Damon, and only one from his point of view.

"Memory Lane" - From Katherine's point of view, but except for the one teeny bit with Damon, they were all Stefan-centric.

"The Dinner Party" - Stefan-centric, with Damon making a very brief appearance, and only one Damon point of view scene.

So, yeah, VERY disproportionate. I want more Damon flashback episodes. Like the next two or three (including this one) better be Damon-centric. Grrr! (Yes, this is an issue with me, LOL!)

Edited at 2011-04-16 11:32 am (UTC)
x5valex5vale on April 16th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
Lot of things to think about.

Maybe it refers to The Return events or is something that damon will do in the next few episodes?

They love to tease us...
eolivet on April 16th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Crap, so what does Damon do *this* time that Elena has to forgive? *sigh*

Oh, I'm sure that was foreshadowed in this past ep (i.e., "I will always choose you.") After this ep, Alaric just shot up about 20 spots in my death pool (though oddly enough, Bonnie now seems more likely to survive).

What I'm hoping Elena has to forgive Damon for isn't the loss of someone ridiculously close to her (i.e., Jenna or Jeremy) and just...a loss of life in general for someone/people she knows. Another instance of Damon being involved in the death of someone in her family (or a super close friend, like Bonnie) would be much more ominous for the prospective D/E 'ship, I think. :/
Sarpaceisthetrick on April 18th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC)
Totally agree with you. Damon is linked to so many deaths of people in Elena's close circle. It's really a lot to handle already.
Sar: delenapaceisthetrick on April 18th, 2011 08:07 am (UTC)
WOW.
GONE WITH THE WIND.
EXCUSE ME.
TAKES A BREATH.
GONE WITH THE WIND + TVD. AGAIN.
AGAIN.

This makes me so happy. I love GWTW so much. :)

This makes me excited to find out if the second to last episode will be the action packed "finale" and then last episode will be the fallout of the "finale".

I'm really nervous about what Damon is going to do though. I mean, can it get ANY worse than killing her brother? I really hope not.

*nervous*
youcallitwinter: just to waste my time with you.youcallitwinter on April 18th, 2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
That is so exciting! We haven't had a Damon/Elena centric episode in so very long, and this sounds like this could be it. The funniest thing I've noticed in recent times is that Damon and Elena practically have no scenes together at all, it's like Elena's always with Stefan somewhere, while Damon is making bad-ass plans to kill evil vampires. I do think it's because the show is aware that whenever Ian and Nina are in a scene together, they just steal it. The have no "normal" scene, like where they're just talking as characters, but instead whenever they so much as LOOK at each other, the chemistry simply scorches the scene. Even those few scenes in 'The Last Dance' were enough to make the entire episode feel very Delena (even though she must've kissed Stefan and told him she loved him a thousand times, and I barely remember any of it). And the.

Also, GONE WITH THE WIND AND VAMPIRE DIARIES. HOW MANY WAYS CAN I SAY HELL YEAH??