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

Thu, November 29, 2012 11:59pm EDT by 186 Comments
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Ellie

Posted at 6:14 PM on November 30, 2012  

I’ll openly admit that I prefer Damon, but this whole sire/bond thing is just… Stupid and desperate. I mean, the girls sired to Klaus aren’t sleeping with him or kissing him! It’s like the writers only want Stefan and Elena, but I hope she leaves both so Damon and Stefan can be true brothers again. Poor Damon, though, he actually loves Elena, hopefully they break it and she feels the same, just way more stubborn about his ideas and (as usual) disagrees with him, lol.

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sarah

Posted at 10:02 PM on November 30, 2012  

that’s true! but no one said that the sire bound between elena and damon is the same as the sire bond between klaus and his hybrids. just because they’re all sired, doesn’t mean that it’s the exact same kind of bond. maybe because it’s so rare, that there are different variations and limitations to these bonds. i dont know, just my opinion; i’m sure they’ll explain it more in the next episode.

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teamboth!

Posted at 4:43 PM on November 30, 2012  

Ya if Delena and Stelena shippers want to play battleship to decide who is more selfish, who is more in love, who is better for elena the debates could go on for hours. POINT IS ENDGAME IN THE BOOKS IS STELENA! DAMON is the antagonist! The one who competes, the one who has elena but never in her true form. Like QueenB said, let Julia Plec write the damn script.
Shipping sides is good but bashing and ridiculing eachother is lame and childish!

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Nell79

Posted at 4:50 PM on November 30, 2012  

Stelena is only endgame in the ghostwriter’s books, not LJ Smith’s. And for me, that’s all that matters. It was her story, not theirs, and it was a mistake for them to take it away from her just because she refused to have a Stelena endgame. She wanted to finish it her way, and she should’ve been allowed to.

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QUEENB

Posted at 4:36 PM on November 30, 2012  

Sarah you are completely right! It is twisted that Elena is jumping into bed with Damon, and Damon knowing full heartedly that it is his brother’s girl! EEK
Regardless if Damon needs to be loved and need affection and blah blah blah his intentions really are not the purest. EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THE BOOKS and then perhaps the DELENA fascination will dwindle.

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Nell79

Posted at 4:39 PM on November 30, 2012  

I’ve read the books, before the series ever started, and it’s what made me, and many other people I know, Delena fans to begin with.:)

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teamboth!

Posted at 4:49 PM on November 30, 2012  

Yeah Damon’s character is multifaceted and it is cool that there are Delena shippers but people really get at eachother about who elena should be with.

 
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Nell79

Posted at 4:53 PM on November 30, 2012  

I agree about the attacks between both ships. It’s ridiculous. Both are valid. I prefer Delena, but that doesn’t mean I think that there’s no basis for Stelena. People just need to respect that there’s going to be differences of opinion and agree to disagree.

 
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sarah

Posted at 4:44 PM on November 30, 2012  

i know! i want to believe that damon doesn’t know..but from the promo that they showed…it looked like he did, which is an awful thing to do to both elena and stefan. but im giving him the benefit of the doubt, that maybe he didn’t. i know in the book, he knew and went for it but maybe his character in the show is a bit different than his character in the books. i really do like damon, but at the same time i couldn’t support him and elena because it all felt so wrong in my opinion. nice to know someone agrees :]

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Nell79

Posted at 4:55 PM on November 30, 2012  

He didn’t know. There’s a webclip out on youtube for 4×08 with Stefan telling Damon and Damon is indignant about it. He absolutely is shocked to hear it and thinks it’s ridiculous, but he does agree to look into it.

 
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sarah

Posted at 4:32 PM on November 30, 2012  

elena has been acting weird all season. it wasn’t until this episode that i really started to see her change-come on, people who are saying that she isn’t sired to damon and it’s all in stefan and caroline’s heads…really? -___- the whole red dress and jeremy incidents should have raised a red flag. i like damon’s character, and i believe that he deserves to be happy but it is wrong for him to go after his brother’s girlfriend. also, people who are rooting for them and saying things like “stefan had his turn, it’s time for damon”? elena isn’t an object, and going between brothers like that is wrong in my opinion. i’m sure you wouldn’t want your ex to go off with your sibling. lastly, for those who say that damon is amazing and stefan is selfish…he basically became klaus’ slave to save damon’s life and what does damon do in return? goes after his girlfriend. oh yeah, im totally team delena -____-

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QUEENB

Posted at 4:23 PM on November 30, 2012  

NO ELENA is not coerced into loving DAMON! Her attaction started from Season 1 and will continue to grow in Season 4. She is linked to Damon becase she died with his blood in her system. Julia Plec has not yet considered what the “SIRE BOND” means for DELENA!

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joanna

Posted at 4:19 PM on November 30, 2012  

whaaat??? Elena is forced to love Damon???

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QUEENB

Posted at 4:18 PM on November 30, 2012  

In the book, Elena is sired to Damon! AND FYI DELENA SHIPPERS, in all the Vamp books, Elena’s attraction for Damon grows, not her love! Damon’s character MERELY helps Elena tap into her adulthood, and even explore it (momentary indiscretions), but endgame is Stelena! But Elena is twisted for even deciding to jump into bed with Damon because he had sex with her biological mom (revealed in season 1). Anyway point is, Julia Plec may or may not deviate from the books, but perhaps we should just let her write the scripts without bashing every Delena or Stelena moment. Damon is suppose to be a charming trickster who can be playful but also evil! It would bore us if Damon showed compassion throughout this entire 4th season.

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Nell79

Posted at 4:31 PM on November 30, 2012  

FYI I’ve read the books (the ones not written by the ghostwriter, because the ghostwriter doesn’t count) and Elena flat out says she loves Damon. Books 5, 6 and 7 are, in the author’s own words “The story of Elena falling inlove with Damon.” So I’m sorry to tell you that you’re wrong. She loved Damon just as much as Stefan and she was EXTREMELY attracted to him as well. The author was fired when she refused to do Stelena as endgame and wanted to continue the story her way. Look it up and research it if you don’t believe me. I NEVER enter an argument when I don’t know what I’m talking about.

Damon was never evil in the books. He was misunderstood and Elena and even her friends came to understand him. In fact, the only holdout was Matt, who preferred Stefan. Please get your facts straight before misleading those who haven’t read the books.

The Delena ship is just as valid as the Stelena ship and even Julie Plec says Delena fans have every reason to have hope and that this sire bond doesn’t create emotions that aren’t there. This is, in Julie Plec’s words, just a “tiny obstacle” in their relationship. :)

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Nell79

Posted at 4:37 PM on November 30, 2012  

Another thing, yes, Elena does become sired to Damon in the book, but the scenario is completely different. When she wakes up a vampire, she has no memory of Stefan, no love or concern for Stefan, she only loves Damon. Damon, however, does not take advantage of this and takes care of her for a few days until she gets her memories back after her transition is done. Then she goes back to Stefan, but with a new respect and appreciation for Damon. This is what opens the door for her to start having serious feelings for him in the first place.

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Jessica

Posted at 4:14 PM on November 30, 2012  

I am actually getting sick and grossed out by Elena! She is really annoying and doing not the rights things and not choosing the right decisions with her life. I just HOPE that Stefan and Caroline find the cure for her because the while Damon-Elena bond is DISGUSTING!! And probably after her “scene” in season 4 episode 7, she will most likely be more afflicted with Damon, which is gross and obscure!

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Ihatehernow!

Posted at 2:36 PM on November 30, 2012  

is it just me, but I start to hate Caroline, she such a hypocrite in this episode, you see her having a good moment with Klaus and even enchanted by Klaus ( who I’m sure 20 times worse than everyone think Damon is) by the way she looking at him, at the little bridge she even put her hand in Klaus arm, what’s that all about? ( and no she def not sired by him) after bashing and lecturing Elena about how bad damon is and she’s done a bad thing.

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Yesitwasacheapblow!

Posted at 2:25 PM on November 30, 2012  

And from the look of it, Damon had already figured out the ‘sire bond’ thing–most probably after he saved Elena in episode 6 of this season (at the wickery bridge after Stephan sent him to save her, telling him “Elena listens to you”)….

Hint: In this episode, why did he even bother asking Elena again about April’s red dress (especially when he had obviously already heard her and Caroline collectively approve the blue one)– likely he thought she is sired to him and hence has broken up with Stephan and was probably verifying to check his thoughts on that one… and then he goes “my work here is done”….

Anyway, since I prefer Damon and seeing how whipped he has been these last two seasons, I would rather he already knew about the sire bond– I would like to think of him as devious rather than as pity-worthy…

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SceneQueen

Posted at 3:45 PM on November 30, 2012  

I AGREE!

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Nell79

Posted at 4:22 PM on November 30, 2012  

The newest webclip proves he didn’t know, and I knew he didn’t. It would’ve gone against everything we know of his character. He’s always said he wants it to be real with her which is why he never compelled her to do anything with him and why he always told her the truth, even when the truth would’ve brought her further from Stefan and closer to him.

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Yesitwasacheapblow!

Posted at 2:13 PM on November 30, 2012  

I hated how they juxtaposed the Delena event with Caroline’s ramblings. Whatever may be the outcome, that way of putting it just makes me feel disgusted and cheated. Here are the two of them (D/E) waltzing and suddenly just as Stephan concludes “sire bond”.. the background score turns all dark and sinister. The episode was great for the Caroline-Klaus bits (enjoyed the ‘Falling Slowly’ playing in the background–perfect!) and the Shane-Haley mystery bit… But the last two minutes just ruined it for me.

And the ‘sire bond’ could perhaps explain Elena’s change of perspective and feelings etc. but how do you explain the change in Stephan? There he was worrying all about ‘collateral damage’ in previous seasons and respecting Elena’s choices etc (so much as to let her die) and now that he is no longer her choice, he suddenly does not like ‘who she has become’ and is even willing to turn Jeremy into a psychopath hunter so long as Elena gets the cure (which Elena did not even particularly want!)- could he not have predicted that Elena would not appreciate THAT collateral damage?.

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elabela

Posted at 2:13 PM on November 30, 2012  

Yeh…acutally is not Stefan who discovers Elena is sired to Damon, hence all of the feelings. Caroline does.And be honest this episode was the best on the 3 seasons but i think that if Elena is sire of Damon ,than why she dosent was with him to the first episode,and why the hibrids of Klaus who are sired to…dosent have crazy sex with Klaus:)):)).Delena all the way:X:X

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joanna

Posted at 4:20 PM on November 30, 2012  

good point!!!!! why didnt she want to be with him from the moment she woke up as a vampire!!!

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oldvictorianquill

Posted at 1:28 PM on November 30, 2012  

Elena had feelings for Damon long before she was turned, it has nothing to do with the sire bond. And Damon didn’t know that Elena was sired, and never forced Elena into the kiss or sex. The sire bond means that Elena would do something if Damon told her to, and he did NOT tell her to kiss him, choose him or have sex with him. That was all Elena.

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stefi

Posted at 1:17 PM on November 30, 2012  

I personally think that the sire bond hasn’t changed the way Elena feels about Damon.She loved him from the start and know all her feelings are just magnified.The sire bond has nothing to do with whether she loves him or not.Take Tyler for example.He was sired to Klaus but he didn’t like him.He hated him.The sire bond makes you do whatever the person you are sired to wants you to.It does not make you love them.

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alicexoxo

Posted at 11:52 AM on November 30, 2012  

i’m really trying to hold on to the belief that the sire bond between them is just some idea caroline came up with because they can’t understand how elena likes damon. it was always him from the first moment though, it was him when she wasn’t a vampire and he still is now that she is one. it’s all normal, so why use the excuse of a sire bond? plus, how would they even break it? it’s not like she can turn 100 times and then it’s over. just, whatever. let it be. go away, stefan. you’re boring and selfish and you wouldn’t be able to top that hot vamp sex no matter how hard you’d try.

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emma waldorf

Posted at 11:12 AM on November 30, 2012  

+ hollywoodlife that title just pisses me off. they are far from being doomed

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maren

Posted at 10:07 AM on November 30, 2012  

If they really are going with the stupid sire bond thing with Delena, I believe the end game will be that they do break the bond but she still chooses Damon. It’s always been Damon. Is this is coming from someone who started this series being Team Stefan :)

On another note….I really feel like the writers are bringing Caroline and Stefan closer together. Something is going to happen with that and I actually think they would be cute together. We may see a love square with Tyler, Klaus, Stefan, and Caroline, lol.

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Joy

Posted at 9:43 AM on November 30, 2012  

I really doubt Damon is aware of this so called “Sire” bond as you say. I read the spoilers for next week and he is going to have to make a heart breaking decision so that means that he’s going to find out or believe she is sired to him and he is going to make the heart breaking decision of breaking that said bond. I honestly cant see Damon just using her like that, Stephen however seems to be pretty judgy and quick to assume so. I’m sure Damon shrugging it off in the promo is just him shrugging of his brothers jealousy.

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Matron

Posted at 12:50 PM on November 30, 2012  

In the promo it says, “She WAS sired to you and you took full advantage of that”, but I don’t think they are talking about Elena here. I think they are taking about Charlotte, Damon’s “old flame” that they are going to visit in the next episode. Damon was the one who quickly figured out that Tyler was sired to Klaus and I believe that’s because he had first hand experience of it. So they are probably going to try and find out how it stopped (because there clearly does not seem to be a sire bond between himand Charlotte now) and I would imagine that in order to break the bond Damon will have to betray Elena in some way seeing as she seems to be sired to him because he has always been her saviour. That will probably be Damon’s heartbreaking decision. Not that he will break the sire bond – he will want to do that because he “wants it to be real” – but because betraying her will risk her love even if that love is not dependent on the sire bond. Good storyline, but as a Delena fan I could have done without it.

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Aida (@aide281)

Posted at 10:12 PM on November 30, 2012  

i would start liking the writers again if this was the story line for next episode.after this bittersweet moment for all of us delena fans, it will be amazing seeing him making that the decision, to turn her away, the one person he loves the most just to be true to her. i would so love him more for it. that is true love to make that kind of sacrifice, leaving behind what you desire all for that loved one well being and for me that would make him so much more the best choice for her. apart from the fact that there love story is so much more complex interesting and closer to what really feels like an epic love like caroline misguidedly described stelena being.

 
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AGDA

Posted at 9:19 AM on November 30, 2012  

Where can I find the promo for next’s week episode? mm PLEASE!

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Lisa

Posted at 8:45 AM on November 30, 2012  

That ending was really lame to say the least. I know it’s a tv show about vampires so they don’t have to try to make sense but it’s nice when the writers give my loyalty a little consideration. A vampire sire bond? Really? Starting to get very quickly fed up with this show recycling storyline in different forms. Was really looking forward to something fresh but that got shot down within the last minute of last night’s episode. Thanks Vampire Diaries!

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stefi

Posted at 1:24 PM on November 30, 2012  

how can you say that that was a lame episode?Have you ever seen in any previous episode a sire bond between vampires?I don’t think so.It’s something new.But hey it’s your opinion and if you really want to stop watching the series just stop!

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TengmaeB.

Posted at 8:12 AM on November 30, 2012  

team DELENA !

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lilly

Posted at 8:05 AM on November 30, 2012  

it wasnt crazy it wasnt hot it was an abomination. i loved delana but now tht i know tht if they have a relationship with her being a vampire it will be unnatural so either they find the cure turn her back then turn her again with someone elses blood this time or she just stays human or Damen can burn in hell for all i care and Stephen and Elena can be human and ride off into the sunset

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d.harris

Posted at 7:28 AM on November 30, 2012  

thank you andy again.a nice analysis as i expected.you are not the only one this show is touching with so much suprises.i guess or imagine one thing,it becomes another.well keep decifering it for us ,it adds to the sweetness and suprises.am done predicting anything,there is always suprises.still stelena fan though.

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anu

Posted at 6:46 AM on November 30, 2012  

Damon is not behaving well.How he can do with his brothers love .That is not fair.He has no respect towards his brother or his relationships. I don”t like his way .There is no use to put the bloody scene at the end.She is just like katherine now may be worse

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anaios

Posted at 2:48 PM on November 30, 2012  

my answer for you is grammar :) just grammar

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stephanie

Posted at 6:36 AM on November 30, 2012  

I have been a delena shipper since the day damon appeared and i was so happy when stefan broke up with her because stefan is a selfish prick and he will hurt everyone just to get what he wants. This whole sire theory is impossible. Damon told elena that she might not be able to drink any blood other than from the vein AFTER she vomited the animal blood up so she wasnt following his orders and anyway she loved him before she was a vampire and she loves him now. Being sired is just an excuse caroline and stefan can use.

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Katie

Posted at 6:49 AM on November 30, 2012  

@STEPHANIE Couldn’t have said it better myself

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Stephanie

Posted at 7:04 AM on November 30, 2012  

Also, damon told elena not to kill herself in episode 6 when she was about to burn herself and she didnt listen to him until the voices went away and she realised what she was doing. If she was sired she would have stopped straight away

 
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safaeita

Posted at 8:06 AM on November 30, 2012  

You are so right, she vomited animal blood while being with Stefan, Damon brought her the blood bag and said nothing until she started vomiting it too, and then he told her that maybe she needs blood from the vain

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Nini

Posted at 10:15 AM on November 30, 2012  

Caroline and Stefan are control freaks who can’t handle not getting what they think is right. It’s not their life. It ticks me off. Your point about the feeding also brings up that if she was sired to him she would’ve been able to hold down the blood bag her brought her. No, she threw that up. What a crock of crap just to keep the SE fans happy. They just can’t give DE something true without tainting it. And this is why so many fans think the writers are biased.

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