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

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

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

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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nane

Posted at 12:41 PM on April 17, 2011  

call me 093891849…ian i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove you

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Brenda Itehua

Posted at 10:47 AM on April 17, 2011  

i cryied when elena slapped damon cause i knew bonnie wasnt going to die I SO WANT TO KILL ELENA IF SHE SLAPPS HIM ONE MORE TIME SHE WONT C THE NEXT DAY

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nane

Posted at 10:57 AM on April 16, 2011  

very muuuuuuuuuch….093891849….

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nane

Posted at 10:55 AM on April 16, 2011  

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natali

Posted at 12:04 AM on April 16, 2011  

OMFG thrilled about Delena last night, embarassed I ever liked stelena! They don’t hold a single candle nxt to Delena’s massive bonfire! The way she lingered and downright enjoyed him during the dance with the closeness and when he told her she was basically everything to him! She looked at his bed and u can tell its getting harder to lie to herself. She can’t stick with vanilla forever, Delena endgame!

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Ginger

Posted at 5:53 PM on April 15, 2011  

I knew ten seconds after Elena slapped Damon she was going to come back and “apologize”. kekekkee…
Damon always make me hate him sooooo much and then forty minutes later, I want to hold him in my arms and cry out my love for him!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

I just don’t know to go right or left with Damon anymore. All his vampire life, he’s been the evil one, but now, Elena has changed him… And he is doing good just to win her over!! Waaahhhhhhhh!!

And he spoke the truth when he said he would let Bonnie die to save Elena. He is my hero!! kekekeke

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maya

Posted at 4:58 PM on April 15, 2011  

STELENA FTW!!!!!!!!

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tasha

Posted at 3:06 PM on April 15, 2011  

I looooved them all <3 <3 seriously-Damon and Elena have so much chemistry <3

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kylie J

Posted at 1:52 PM on April 15, 2011  

OMGosh, last nights episode had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I love the idea of Delena whether its going to happen or not. I love that Damon will do anything to keep her safe and he let’s her know it. All in all last nights episode is what I have been waiting for, some action and a little suspense :) it keeps getting btter.

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Patty

Posted at 8:52 AM on April 15, 2011  

‘On second thought, my enjoyment of that scene might be something I should discuss with my therapist. I could have some serious issues there.’

trust me. you’re not the only one ;)
aaaaaah the episode was amazing :)
I love your recaps and I’m starting to love you as well Andy :)
DELENA FTW :D

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Andy

Posted at 11:28 AM on April 15, 2011  

So much love! :) Sending it right back.

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nikta

Posted at 6:25 AM on April 15, 2011  

i love them all. DELENA.

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Kary

Posted at 6:10 AM on April 15, 2011  

Can i just tell you that you’re my favorite xD???

Seriously, I adore you, and your recaps, and your Damn&Elena love, and just.. gah.. you put a smile on my face.. I read so much hate for them in some places but your recaps just make it all better =)

It’s that feeling you get when you know all is right with the world. In a word… “Delena.”

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Andy

Posted at 2:56 PM on April 16, 2011  

Aw, yay! Glad I can help keep the Delena support going.

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Silvia-DEshipper

Posted at 2:53 AM on April 15, 2011  

I love you Andy, your love of Delena is awesome and I love the screen caps you always post!
This week was good for Delena and I can’t decide which scenes I liked more. The dance had everything I love about them, it wasn’t romantic or intense but it just natural and right like they could be doing that for years and not get tired of it. And the speech, well I loved Elena’s reaction she was far less guarded with Damon and I love it. I hope we get more Delena in the upcoming eps but who knows with this show there’s always like 10 life altering things going on at once.

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jason

Posted at 1:23 AM on April 15, 2011  

Can’t wait until the vampire thing has run it’s course. It’s getting old.

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Andy

Posted at 2:32 AM on April 15, 2011  

Ouch. Why would you even put that thought out there? lol

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Jaimie

Posted at 12:52 AM on April 15, 2011  

I’m a Bamon shipper and I was a little hurt by what Damon said but again he’s in love with Elena not with Bonnie. She’s just the witch who gives him annoying headaches He’s just started to get along with her so I haven’t given up yet. And I just loved watching him dance with Bonnie!

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Andy

Posted at 2:33 AM on April 15, 2011  

I admire your dedication. Keep the dream alive!

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Del

Posted at 11:23 PM on April 14, 2011  

Not cool Andy… where is the “all of their scenes were amazing and I’m not willing to choose” option?

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Andy

Posted at 12:07 AM on April 15, 2011  

Haha, the poll is multiple choice! You can choose as many as you want.

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Mona

Posted at 11:07 PM on April 14, 2011  

I’ve been rooting for Damon and Elena since episode 1, however, I must admit that her treatment of him is starting to bother me. I mean, did she have to be such a b***h when inviting him into his own house? By season 3, I’d like to see a little less yearning on his end and a tad more on hers :)

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Andy

Posted at 12:08 AM on April 15, 2011  

It could be her being mean… or maybe she’s just flirting.

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Chaunty

Posted at 10:05 PM on April 14, 2011  

When Damon told Elena that he would always choose her I squealed out loud. Such unconditional love he has for her. TAKE THAT BAMON FANS!!! (Hehehehe)

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Andy

Posted at 10:07 PM on April 14, 2011  

lol yeah … it wasn’t the best night for Bamon shippers (unless you count their little exchange during their dance.)

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Kate

Posted at 9:58 AM on April 16, 2011  

I wish that these recaps were a little less biased; because I love the vampire diaries, and enjoy reading recaps and summaries, but I absolutely detest Delena.

I wonder how people say they root for Damon because he’s the underdog who doesnt get any love….how is he the underdog if he has more love/fans than Stefan? Really, Stefan is the underdog in this fight, trying to have his decency match Damon’s ‘dangerousness’. Damon does not understand ELena. He is willing to sacrifice her best friend to keep her alive. I didnt find that romantic at all. I found it indicitive of how little Damon knows Elena. Elena wouild die if she lost Bonnie. Especially if Bonnie died trying to save her. Elena would never, ever recover from the guilt and horror of a situation like that. Damon may know how to protect her body; but Stefan is all baout protecting her soul. He understands Elena; he gets her. He sees and shares her values. He would never allow Bonnie to die, because he knows it would kill Elena.

 
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