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01 April 2012 @ 10:19 pm
Oh, I dunno ...  
I'm back to being pessimistic about The Vampire Diaries.

Apparently previous spoilers are wrong, and not only do S/E dance (which, yeah I did already know) in 3.20, it's apparently not a big D/E episode, but rather a BIG S/E episode. And I just -- I can't wrap my brain around Elena being with this guy after what he did on the bridge. I know, I know, what Damon did to Jeremy -- but that wasn't personal, that wasn't after she'd fallen in love with Damon, that wasn't after they'd been together. It was PERSONAL what Stefan did. And she and Stefan are going to dance, and have sweet, wonderful moments and get all close and intimate. Sure whatever happens with D/E in 3.19 is supposed to count, but when have Damon/Elena EVER gotten balance on this show? Uhm, never. So I'm not holding my breath here.

And now I'm back to thinking that Elena's going to either choose Stefan or choose neither one of them at the end of the season, kicking Damon (and the D/E shippers in the gut YET AGAIN!). I don't know how much more I can take of this ripping apart my shipper heart and I ADORE this show. There are so many D/E fans out there who don't even like the show anymore. No wonder the ratings are tanking. I'm sorry, but they were hitting the mid-to-higher two million viewers in the second half of season 02. Then the finale promised Damon/Elena. The first half of season two started to rise from those mid-to-higher two million to between three and mid-three million again. And other than 3.10 (where Damon/Elena kissed), there's been nothing but crumbs with them this second half and the ratings are falling back into the mid-to-higher two millions, with the last episode actually dipping below 2.5 (a 2.44). What is it going to take to wake them up to the fact that lack of Damon/Elena is HURTING the ratings.

There is no way you're not going to tell me there isn't some sort of connection here. Especially when Damon/Elena sweep every couple poll over Stefan/Elena, not to mention all of the buzz, talk, everywhere about them. The fandom is NOT evenly split, not by a long shot and because of that I can't honestly even understand the show being so determined to give both couples a fair shake more or less this season. And even if I could for that reason, it still wouldn't mesh because the first two seasons were NON-STOP STEFAN/ELENA! We're at the end of season 03 and Damon/Elena have YET to have even remotely as much good stuff as S/E.

And I'm whining, but I can't help it. IT'S NOT FAIR!

And damnit! One more rant. I'm fucking sick and tired of the lack of Damon-love on the show. Everyone treats him like crap. And he doesn't deserve it. Not now. Not when everyone else gets sunshine blown up their ass and forgiveness with a bouquet for any bad thing they do or it's flat-out ignored (paging Stefan!). But Damon?! He's still gets treated like crap for stuff he did in the first season and first episode of season 02, never mind EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY THING he's done good since then. What? Because he's snarky? Why shouldn't he be? Everyone treats him like crap.

Arabian: Damon & Elena17arabian on April 2nd, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
You asked for it, LOL! Part 1 of 4 (probably) --

I understand exactly how you feel. Being a Damon/Elena shipper is fucking depressing lately. It just is.

I was actually TOTALLY fine until this episode. Narratively speaking, everything that happened from the start of the season until episode 17 with them made perfect sense. But Elena not reacting beyond that one scene to Damon's predicament just keeps nagging at me. And then now knowing that 3.20 is a huge Stefan/Elena episode because heaven forbid they're not "fair and balanced" to the Stefan/Elena fans. And isn't it funny how they never cared about fair and balanced *until* Damon became viable option? That's why I'm bummed now, but I'm getting over it.

The writers seem bound and determined to make sure that for every scrap of good our side gets, the SE get something even more spectacular.

Well, to be fair, while that sadly might be the case here, considering that their first real kiss in 3.10 was followed by Stefan threatening to kill her on the bridge where her parents died, I say we definitely got the better deal there, LOL!

Fans are going nuts over this promo, but I keep telling myself not to even get too excited. She says, "Stefan thinks that I have feelings for you." Damon, with that face and that voice, says, "Do you?" We, of course, don't see her reply. I'm betting her reply is, "I told Stefan I don't know how I feel about you." Or, "I do, but Stefan blah blah blah."

Nah, I actually do think next week will be fabulous for us. I am almost as big a fan of Elena as I am Damon and I stan hard for that girl, and Elena Gilbert may have many flaws, but being cruel is not one of them. There is NO WAY she'll mention that to Damon just to shoot him down and rip his hope and heart away, and either of those answers will do so. I could see her saying she doesn't know, but going further than she did with Stefan in that she'll explain she doesn't know because she's never felt anything like it before, it's out of her control and she feels like she shouldn't feel whatever she does for him, but she does. Or something. But the point is that Elena wouldn't bring it up just to tear him down. And there are not one, not two, not three, not even four, but FIVE scenes that look good for us.

1. The Rose rooting for Damon/Elena line.
2. Stefan saying that her falling for someone else changes things
3. Elena looking at open-shirt Damon
4. Damon laying down next to sleeping Elena
5. Hands touching

Admittedly a few of those could be in the same scene, but no more than a few, so there is DEFINITELY story for them, and Julie did say that it's a huge episode for them, it blows the triangle wide open and despite episode 3.20, what happens with Damon and Elena in episode 3.19 matters plenty.

There's a part of the clip that nobody seems to be talking about, where it appears Stefan gets pissed off and punches Damon in their dungeon and looks in on someone through the bars.

As said above, no worries, that's Alaric.


Edited at 2012-04-02 08:44 pm (UTC)