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Posted Thu, April 14, 2011 9:30pm EDT

Andy's 'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Dancing, 'Death' & Lots Of Great Delena Moments!

The April 14 episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ wasn’t the best for fans of Bonnie, but it was GREAT for Damon & Elena fans! (Oh, the dancing…)

Have you stopped hyperventilating yet? I haven’t. As an unabashed “Delena” shipper, I LIVED for every scene Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) shared on this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, as the two are getting closer than ever. And while I do plan on discussing the epic “Delena” scenes at length, let’s get some of the less-happy plot out of the way first. You know, the one with Bonnie (Katerina Graham), Klaus-laric (Matt Davis), and the most incredible battle scene this show has ever delivered. Bravo, cast and crew.

It was the showdown we’ve all been waiting for. Bonnie and Klaus finally came face-to-face (even if it wasn’t really Klaus‘ face) at Mystic Falls’ “1960s Decades Dance.” And while I have to wonder why no one else in the school noticed the massive explosions coming from the cafeteria, I’ve also never been more glued to my TV. So I’ll overlook the logistics of the fight.

The intense face-off came to a sudden halt when Bonnie dropped to the ground, seemingly dead. Hats off to Nina, who played the role of grieving best friend brilliantly. She cried, I cried. (Can we get this girl an Emmy nod already? For God’s sake, she plays not one, but TWO flawless characters.)

But is Bonnie really dead? … Of course not, you sillies. It was all a spell, concocted by the teenage witch herself, to trick Klaus into thinking she was dead. Now the Mystic Falls gang has the upper-hand in its fight against Klaus. Or at least they can get a small head-start.

While Elena was relieved to learn Bonnie was still alive, I felt a little cheated by the fake-out. I’m not upset that she lived — I’m a big fan of both Bonnie and Kat — but I got really worked up when I thought she was dead! I feel like I wasted my emotions on her faux-demise, and now if she does actually die, I might not be as willing to shed my precious tears. (And believe me, they are precious.)

OK, now let’s talk about those ‘Delena’ scenes:

You guys have been anticipating Damon and Elena’s dance for weeks now, and your excitement was fully rewarded with all sorts of “Delena” closeness. I noticed this week, more so than others, that Elena seems seriously conflicted over her feelings for Damon. Whereas she used to act cautiously around him, she’s loosened up and is really taking to his advances. Watching them dance just felt right. It made sense. It’s that feeling you get when you know all is right with the world. In a word… “Delena.”

Hey, I’m so much of a “Delena” shipper, I even loved watching her SLAP him! … On second thought, my enjoyment of that scene might be something I should discuss with my therapist. I could have some serious issues there.

And let’s talk about the quote of the night, courtesy of Damon: “If it comes down to you and the witch again, I will gladly let Bonnie die. I will always… choose… you.” (And yes, those elpipsees were needed for dramatic effect.) His romantic words were oddly reminiscent of the ones Elena delivered to Damon earlier this season when she broke his heart. But how much longer can she stand by her decision to “always choose Stefan?” I’m really starting to wonder…

I’ll wrap things up with this week’s big “WTF” moment during the episode’s final scene. Not wanting to put any more of her friends’ lives at risk, Elena snuck down to the Salvatores’ basement and pulled the ash-covered dagger out of Elijah (Daniel Gillies!)

This should be interesting…

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