The Vampire Diaries delivered a long-awaited payoff during tonight’s episode: Elena finally confronted her feelings for Damon and
attacked him with her lips kissed him.
Things started out innocently enough with the pair road-tripping to Denver to visit Jeremy. They were on a quest to get him to use his special ghost powers to question Rose about who turned her. Damon decided to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with his shirt open, of course, while Elena lay in the motel bed. But she wasn’t sleeping. Instead, Elena was taking in the view – and she was caught doing it mid-stare by Damon, who decided to join her in the bed.
“Why don’t you let people see the good in you?” she asked, referring to what he’d done for Rose as she was dying. He explained that it makes people expect you to be good, and he doesn’t want to have to live up to anyone’s expectations. As his fingers grazed hers, Elena bolted outside. If she was hoping some fresh air would cool her down, then her plan failed miserably because what followed was a major, heated Florence + the Machine-set make-out session, up against a wall, initiated by our gal! Too bad Jeremy the Interrupter broke it up with his judgey stare.
In the car, Rose set Elena’s kid brother straight about the bad boy vamp. “It’s not just that she makes him a better person,” she said. While Stefan’s “love is pure” and he’ll always be the good, safe choice, “Damon challenges her, surprises her. He makes her question her life, her beliefs.”
“Damon is either the best thing for her or the worst,” she concluded. But you won’t find out which one it is until you try, right, Elena? Alas, she was back to her indecisive ways by episode’s end when Damon flat-out asked if she had feelings for him.
“I don’t know,” she replied. “You sabotage things.”
“I’m sorry, Elena,” he lobbed back. “This time I’m not going to make it so easy for you. This time you’re going to have to figure it out for yourself.”
Elsewhere in the episode: Caroline and Tyler’s happy reunion was cut short when he discovered the drawing Klaus had given her — and he was not happy when she couldn’t come up with a reason why she kept it…. Stefan literally attacked the dark alter-ego out of Alaric to help find the last stake capable of killing the Originals…. It’s also back to square one for the gang in finding out where Stefan, Damon and Caroline’s bloodline come from since Kol took out Rose’s maker, Mary Porter…. Oh, and speaking of those dastardly, Old World vamps, Rebekah’s body is now being possessed by the spirit of her dead witch mom, Esther!
Was the big kiss everything you imagined it would be and more (or less), Delena fans? What does it mean for first love, Stefan? And what do you think Esther is up to? More importantly, is Rebekah OK?! Weigh in below in the comments.Follow @VladaGelman