Watch this new clip from the Feb. 14 episode for an update on Stefan & Elena’s complicated relationship.
This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries may be airing on Valentine’s Day, but love is definitely not in the air between Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), as they officially solidify their relationship status as “friends.” But in true TVD fashion, Rebekah (Claire Holt) misinterprets the interaction as more than friendly as she watches the exes interact from a distance.
Here’s Stefan & Elena’s word-for-word interaction:
Elena: Once again, everyone’s life is in danger looking for this cure, because poor Elena can’t deal with being a vampire.
Stefan: No, everyone’s here because they want to be. Not just for you, but for themselves, too.
Elena: Stefan, why didn’t you tell me that you wanted the cure for yourself?
Stefan: Why wouldn’t I want to take it? I’ve seen every side of vampirism there is: power, misery, the guilt. In the long run, even the good parts kind of suck, too.
Elena: I know why you’d want to take it, but what I’m saying it, ‘Why didn’t you tell me?’
Stefan: ‘Cause it had nothing to do with you. I mean, you know how much I’ve wanted a human life with you. Being human myself, being normal, that’s something I’ve wanted since long before I met you.
Elena: Well, I’m glad you told me now.
Stefan: Yeah, well, what’s a deeply buried personal secret between friends?
Elena: ‘Between friends?’ I like that.
Rebekah: [Mean mugs from a distance, as Elena puts her hand on Stefan’s.]
Are you glad Stefan and Elena are finally referring to each other as ‘friends?’ And what do you think Rebekah will do now that she suspects they might be more? Watch the clip below, then drop a comment with your thoughts:
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