‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Damon & Elena’s Relationship Is Doomed

Thu, November 29, 2012 11:59pm EST by 186 Comments
Elena Sired to Damon
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M

Posted at 11:58 PM on November 29, 2012  

In case you haven’t noticed Andy, promo’s for episodes are extremely misleading…. I’ve learned that the hard way

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Jay

Posted at 12:37 AM on November 30, 2012  

Only problem with this promo is that the scene looks continuous not 2 bits taken and placed to make it look like he knew.

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M

Posted at 9:49 AM on November 30, 2012  

hi read julie’s latest interview and you will fell better. it’s also been confirmed that Damon did NOT know Elena is sired to him

 
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Jessie

Posted at 11:49 PM on November 29, 2012  

They had sex wahoo! Delena all the way! They say it’s because Elena is sired to Damon Pff ya right she just couldent help her self anymore! They will be together from
Now till forever

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:56 PM on November 29, 2012  

I’m glad you were able to enjoy the sex, despite the crushing ending.

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delena fan

Posted at 11:40 PM on November 29, 2012  

OMG, I can’t believe the writers would go this far to keep the stelena fans happy! Come on writers!!! How much interference must the Delena fans indure? 1) 1x22Elena kisses Damon, oh wait it’s Katherine, 2) 2×01 Damon kisses Elena, but she says “it will always be Stefan” and he snaps Jeremy’s neck, 3) 2×08 Damon tells Elena that he loves her, but compells her to forget, 4) 2×22 Elena kisses Damon, but Stefan must become Klaus’ ripper and leaves, 5) season 3 spent looking for Stefan and when they finally kiss (3×10) after Stefan has totally lost it => Elena isn’t ready and Stefan comes back from crazy-land, 6) 3×14 Elena tells Damon he cares to much and he freaks and spends the night with rebeccah, 7) 3×19 Elena kisses Damon, but they get interrupted by Jeremy before anything serious happen and Damon is hurt when Elena admits that nothing can happen between them before she knows he won’t screw up somehow, 8) 3×22 Elena makes the safe choice with Stefan and leaves Damon heartbroken even though their amazing kiss in 3×19 still is fresh in every delena fans mind (and everyone is wondering how she can brush of such an amazing kiss so quickly, 9) season 4, Damon helps Elena in everyway he can while she throws awful words back at him for helping her in his way, 10) 4×07 Elena finally gives in for her feelings to Damon, but oh they are not REAL feelings because she is sired to him and worse yet he knows it!!!??? COME ON WRITERS, WHY CAN’T YOU KEEP IT STATUS QUO FOR A WHILE? WHY MUST YOU CHANGE EVERYTHING THAT’S GOOD THE MOMENT IT HAPPENS?

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delena fan

Posted at 11:50 PM on November 29, 2012  

*ENDURE

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:57 PM on November 29, 2012  

I, too, am disappointed it had to happen the minute they finally got together.

Also, I applaud your cataloguing of tragic Delena moments.

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jackz

Posted at 11:39 PM on November 29, 2012  

Stelena fan here… I love Damon but, never liked her with him. Katherine is more his style. People are right, he never tod her to have sex with him or kiss him but, in the grandscheme of things, with his blood in her, the sire bond can impose his will on her. It doesn’t have to be a command. She still has free will but, part of having a sire is a.deep want not to displease him/her. Just like the boys were sired to Katherine. Katherine wanted them both pining over her until she decided to pick one and use the other. I think Elena loves Damon but, she is not IN LOVE with him as she is with Stefan. Now as for Stefan, she should kick his a$$ for what he did to Jeremy. Although, I like DARK Stefan! LOL! SeXXXy!!!!

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Mary

Posted at 11:53 PM on November 29, 2012  

When did they tell us that they were sired to Katherine?

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:58 PM on November 29, 2012  

Are you suuuure they were sired to Katherine?

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Jay

Posted at 12:33 AM on November 30, 2012  

They never revealed if they were sired to her but i think being a doppleganger is why she is sired to damon, her and katherine were both dopplegangers and the brothers did love katherine and both died with her blood in their systems but i think stefan broke the bond somehow and damon was still sired thats why he was still looking for her for 146 years and broke it somehow when he fell in love with elena. There are so many possibilities for the writers to go with and i think doppleganger blood has something to do with it. We just have to be patient and wait until they reveal it all.

 
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Traci

Posted at 11:22 PM on November 29, 2012  

If Elena is sired to Damon, she wouldn’t have been able to attack him for bbeating Matt the night she turned.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:58 PM on November 29, 2012  

She could attack him, but if he directly told her to stop, she would have to stop.

Look back at the season: I think every time Elena and Damon have done something together, it’s been at his behest.

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Jay

Posted at 11:11 PM on November 29, 2012  

If her feeling got intensified for damon then they also got intensified for stefan so that just puts elena in the same spot she would love stefan, but elena has had some feelings for damon ever since season 1 and its been building up and then this whole sire bond crap just adds more to it, if the sire bond is true it will just be another obsticle for damon so that he can be with elena and it will be more satisfing in the long run, if they have been building it up they wouldnt just ruin it they want her to follow in the path of katharine and that means loving both brothers, in the end i bet she will be with damon because he loves her either way as human or vampire and stefan prefers her as human.

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Mary

Posted at 11:17 PM on November 29, 2012  

I agree with you….exactly, Stefan can’t accept her as a vampire…Even if Damon and Elena’s relationship gets stucked, so will her relationship with stefan, because he did told her that he can’t see her like this…

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:59 PM on November 29, 2012  

I agree. She’s always had feelings for Damon. This is just going to make things needlessly complicated for them.

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Mary

Posted at 11:05 PM on November 29, 2012  

I’m just REALLY confused, not pissed, but confused. I mean, the show is about a love triangle, so it wouldn’t make much sense if it all (damon and elena sex) happened because of that, the show would practically be over, and I mean, the storyline would go to a sh*thole….I think there’s obviously more to the story….well I hope, because if there isn’t I would seriously stop watching the show…Come on, three years developing elena and damon’s relationship, only to end like this? I just don’t get it….And I think the writers made a mistake in the sense that this is the first episode that she started acting like a weirdo-sired, because Damon also told her to do a lot of things that she didn’t do, and her attitude wasn’t like this in the previous episodes…Weird, AND confusing

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:59 PM on November 29, 2012  

If Damon really is aware of his sire bond over Elena, I think we can all agree that BOTH brothers are too controlling of her.

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ray

Posted at 11:03 PM on November 29, 2012  

You know, I don’t get it. So as sire bond is a loyalty thing, not a romantic thing. And i’m not saying im unbiased because i’m not, i’m a DE shipper. She’s disagreed before. Like when she killed Jeremy and said “I can’t trust him right now Damon” and then later on he said “Im taking a high and annoying road”… this sire bond and subsequent Vampire Sex confuses the situation. Damon never said “Have sex with me” or “Kiss me Elena” the feelings were already there, but then wouldn’t her feelings for Stefan be heightened too? How would they even go about breaking a Vampire Sire Bond? and doesn’t Damon want it to be real? In 4×08 they say that Damon will make a heart breaking decision, and I think that’ll be to tell Elena that they can’t be together now because of the Sire Bond. The scenes could’ve easily cut together in the promo to make it look like Damon knew, and maybe he had a hunch. Then again Damon is a free agent, who knows what he’ll do. Damons so called sire bond didnt work on the Blonde at the Univeristy for Elena to feed on, For her to get off the bridge, for her to hold his hand after he saved her, or for her to dirty dance with him. So i wonder what triggered the sire bond. They say Hybrids are loyal to Klaus because he “relieved” them of the pain of transforming, so was it when he saved her from burning alive? I feel like this is a cop-out and in some ways MANY steps forward and still MANY steps back.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 12:00 AM on November 30, 2012  

“I feel like this is a cop-out.”

Couldn’t agree more.

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Lauren

Posted at 10:49 PM on November 29, 2012  

No matter how you slice it, they are ruining Damon and Elena. I feel like Delena fans have waited all of this time for them to be together, only to have it completely watered down by this sire bond. I mean, I get it.. people are rooting for Stefan and Elena, but the writing of the show so far has been about her love for BOTH brothers. She has been feeling something for Damon long before she became a vampire and turning this into some spell that she is under is just a conflict to the writing of the show, in my opinion. No matter how this was going to go in the end, Elena also loves Damon. They have been dragging this out for so long. Elena was able to make a choice as a human that was more practical and safe. Stefan probably is the better choice, yes. But she still has feeling for Damon that she can’t just ignore now that she is a vampire. Personally, even before the sire bond, I felt like attributing her feelings for Damon to her being a vampire was a cop out. Its like she still doesn’t have to choose.. She is just being forced into feelings for Damon after 3 seasons. I am totally disappointed in the writing. Everything about this show seemed to tie together and make sense until now. This is completely confusing me, as a viewer. I also could not enjoy something I have waited for for a long time because it was like Elena was not even really Elena, but a robot. RUINED. The whole point of a really good love triangle is that someone has to be chosen. If she would have just chosen Stefan and been happy with that, fine.. but they keep looping Damon back in like this thing that she can’t shake. Then she finally chooses him and its all a spell? I don’t even understand what the writers are thinking right now. I feel like this is a great story that they have been telling but they are seriously confusing me as a fan.

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iamaylinRn

Posted at 11:00 PM on November 29, 2012  

oh my god! u r a genius!…i feel you!…i feel the delena love since season 1..

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Letícia

Posted at 10:44 PM on November 29, 2012  

Come on, Damon isn’t forcing Elena to be with him! He didn’t say even once something like “kiss me” or “break up with Stefan”. She did those things because she WANTED TO! And I really don’t think Damon knew about this sire thing, if he did he would’ve said something or whatever. And I’m pretty sure he’ll tell her that they can’t be together at the end of the next episode. The synopsis says that he is “faced with a heartbreaking decision”, which I think is ending things up with Elena.

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headstrongshiho

Posted at 10:43 PM on November 29, 2012  

I know one thing for sure: Damon told Elena to call Stefan last episode, she didn’t. He didn’t encourage her to break up with Stefan, she did.

He doesn’t seem like he knows about the sire bond. It’s more like a “I know you won’t handle our thing well, brother.
The synopsis for 4×08 “When Stefan ({Paul Wesley) confronts Damon (Ian Somerhalder) with a suspicion about Elena (Nina Dobrev), Damon has no choice but to help Stefan investigate.”
he’s probably skeptical towards it like he did with the cure thing. “Searching for answers, Damon and Stefan visit modern day New Orleans….Finally, Damon is faced with a heartbreaking decision.”

it wouldn’t be heartbreaking if he knew.
Damon was the guy who said “I wanted it to be real” in 1×14.
Damon was the guy who stopped Katherine half way in their make out because he wants to know if she loves her.
Damon was the guy who say good words about Stefan in 3×10 and 4×06 when Elena seems to like him more.
Because he wants it to be real.

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Isabel

Posted at 10:51 PM on November 29, 2012  

THANK YOU. THIS!!!

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sarah

Posted at 10:39 PM on November 29, 2012  

Damon is just nasty. I mean come on Elena and Stefan just broke up. Damon is taking advantage of elena just like he did to Caroline. What a pig!

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Olivia

Posted at 10:38 PM on November 29, 2012  

I love how Delena fans say “omg its true love. They love eachother, bla bla bla.” & than when it happens to be that Elena and Damon get together, we find out its not real. That Damon just sired her. Like what.? That’s not true love. Thats pure disrespectful and hurtful. I loved Damon and know I hate him. He took advantage of her and none of you Delena fans can say otherwise. Thank god for Caroline and Stefan figuring it out. Damon is way out of the picture, and he would of never been in the picture if HE HADN’T SIRED ELENA. Stefan is very caring over Elena and he loves her for real. And she loves him. He doesn’t need to site her in order for her to love him. So all I have to say is “HA. HA.” to all those Delena fans. Hope you liked it while it lasted. And if I were you I would be pretty upset that this whole thing is one of Damon’s devious little plans for someone to love him

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Delena

Posted at 10:51 PM on November 29, 2012  

Look if he took advantage of her he would’ve forced it but he didn’t and he would told Elena to break up with Stefan but instead he tried to save their relationship so please don’t discredit everything they’ve been through just because of this sire bond theory!!!! It is as you said “disrespectful and hurtful”.

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Milla

Posted at 11:48 PM on November 29, 2012  

You should really re-watch the show. Damon has NEVER taken advantage of Elena, not once. He’s never lied to her or made her feel bad about herself like Stefan has. You say he sired her…um…wasn’t it Stefan that LET HER DIE. She’s a vampire because Stefan chose Matt over her. He loves the idea of Elena and not Elena herself. He’s a ripper. He’s also a stalker. He may have saved her in the beginning, but then he spent months watching her and researching her then enrolled in her highschool to date her. That’s seriously creepy! He’s lied to her and betrayed her.
I’m not saying that Damon is perfect, but at least he doesn’t pretend to be something he’s not. Damon has never once been devious with Elena. You must be watching a different show than I am because what your saying is just idiotic.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 12:01 AM on November 30, 2012  

I complained earlier this season that the show was making Damon seem too much like a predator. She wants it.

 
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Sarah

Posted at 10:36 PM on November 29, 2012  

i knew she was going to be sired to him lol

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ashlyn

Posted at 10:34 PM on November 29, 2012  

okay first of all everyone go re-watch the past episodes where damon has TOLD elena to do things and she has said no and didn’t do them! is that being sired?! she is not sired! dangggg. if she was sired she’d be doing everything he told her to do, and EVEN if it was possible she was, damon would never take advantage of her, he wants her to love him on her own.

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prudence

Posted at 10:43 PM on November 29, 2012  

truth is even if she said no to all those those things, she will still do it cos he said it. remember when klaus told tyler to bite caroline, he still did it even though he said no.

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Milla

Posted at 11:51 PM on November 29, 2012  

This is the problem with TVD. They don’t know how to arc the plot, they just drop things in randomly and expect us to be okay with it. There is no way that Damon would have known that she was sired, he’s done everything in his power to have a real relationship with her, including trying to save her relationship with Stefan and always taking the high road. I hope this sire bond isn’t real because its just a stupid twist that is too unrealistic.

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Katherine Deplett

Posted at 10:34 PM on November 29, 2012  

#STELENA FOREVER BUT…….This show is just disgusting slutty and cheap now.

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Isabel

Posted at 10:33 PM on November 29, 2012  

Oh Andy I’m CRUSHED. It’s so ambiguous. I LOVED the scene, everything…but I don’t know what to think. Like you, I’m totally conflicted. I just hope this thing just makes their relationship stronger so Elena can prove her feelings for Damon are genuine. Like you said: “She loved him as a human and she loves him now”

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Victoria

Posted at 10:33 PM on November 29, 2012  

Honestly as a delena fan, the sire bond may not be too awful. I mean when Tyler was sired to klaus he obeyed him, but tyler never felt romantically attracted to klaus. But Damon never requested that Elena kiss him or have sex with him, therefore making all of that real. Elena loved Damon as a human, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
(I’m an optimist)

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prudence

Posted at 10:44 PM on November 29, 2012  

she was sired to damon in the books. the writers are going with all book details just major changes but using all core story details.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 12:04 AM on November 30, 2012  

Bless your optimism.

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coco

Posted at 10:31 PM on November 29, 2012  

ok andy i need you to tell me that delena will be ok no matter what! im freaking out over here!!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 12:04 AM on November 30, 2012  

I don’t know how to read :(

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Monica Anders

Posted at 10:30 PM on November 29, 2012  

Wait, who says Damon knows about this? That promo? It can easily be misleading. And if they make it so that he knew about this and went ahead with it, that takes back a season and a half of character development, because Damon wouldn’t take advantage of her like that.

Also, why is everyone talking like this is a fact? It seems like pure speculation on the part of Caroline and Stefan at this point, two people grasping for anything that will explain why Elena actually has different feelings than they want her to have.

Honestly, I’d love the bigger twist to be that they all think she has the sire bond, but then they find out she doesn’t and that she just started to grow up and grow stronger in her convictions, and that her feelings have been legit the whole time. That’s pretty empowering for the lead female character. If they go through with the siring, it takes away any growth that they hoped to write for her this season. It’s insulting, actually.

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Milla

Posted at 10:45 PM on November 29, 2012  

For myself, I am angry that it was insinuated when it was. Its insulting to have a four year build up ruined by Caroline and Stefan theorizing it was a sire bond. Stefan and Elena got their big sex scene without any interruption, why does Delena get stomped on? We all know where this is going. That promo showed us that the writers are going to vilify Damon yet again. I’m over this show. They have slapped me in the face for the last time. At least I got to see some Damon and Elena action. I hope for all the Delena fans that are out there that the writers change their ways and give you what you want. I’m moving on and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 12:04 AM on November 30, 2012  

I certainly HOPE the promo is misleading.

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Meg

Posted at 10:28 PM on November 29, 2012  

NO. It’s true love. Caroline can go take off her ring and go sunbathing.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 12:05 AM on November 30, 2012  

“Caroline can go take off her ring and go sunbathing.”

LOL. Never change.

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Angelica

Posted at 10:20 PM on November 29, 2012  

I was so happy about delena and damon finally getting together and then carolines stubborn-self discovers the sire bond. Like ughhh. She had feelings for damon before this sire bond. Makes no sense. I want delena to happen. And what stefan did to jeremy was soooo stupid. Caroline and klaus though…is so happening. And damon looked so hot in this episode like damn. Lol

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TVDFAN

Posted at 10:13 PM on November 29, 2012  

I completely disagree. I don’t think Damon told to do anything she didnt want to do. Damon may have had some influence on what kind of blood she could keep down. But what happened at the end was completely Elena. Tyler or any of the other hybrids werent attracted to klaus and they were sired to him! I think what happened at the end was completely Elena’s decision . Damon may have played a part but it wasn’t because of her being sired to him. He loves her and he wouldn’t knowingly compell her like that. He take advantage of her when she was a human and nothings change because she’s a vampire. Caroline and stefan need to get over it. Damon won. Deal with it.

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prudence

Posted at 10:48 PM on November 29, 2012  

em tyler was not in love with klaus before he was sired. being sired made elena want damons acceptance. the way tyler wanted klaus acceptance. being sired means they are loyal and would do what ever their watever tells them to do. so being sired to damon and having feelings for him lead to all these. plus i think it is really low of damon to have sex with elena immediately. i mean his brother just broke up with her like two days ago and is still hurting.

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Hope

Posted at 10:10 PM on November 29, 2012  

Andy…..I just…….for three years I’ve been waiting for delena and the writers just throw this out there AND RIGHT WHEN THEY’RE HAVING SEX…….they’re first time was ruined——–but it was still pretty hot

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Tasha Tyrant

Posted at 10:09 PM on November 29, 2012  

I am crushed to find out that this is happening because she is sired.
That was a beautiful scene, wish it was in her control.
And they are so hot together.
But I love Stefan too.
So torn!

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Halley

Posted at 10:19 PM on November 29, 2012  

I’m so sad. I’m a huge Damon and Elena fan. The sire thing ruins it! It has been clear from the beginning that they were meant to be together. I hope that Caroline and Stefan’s theory is incorrect.

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