Alright... I'm calling this right now... (re Delena reunion spec)
This is how I think it’ll go down.
Damon and Bonnie get back, Damon is expecting Elena to run into his arms, but of course she won’t, bc all she remembers is that he’s a monster. They will have a super awkward reunion, and Damon will ask Ric what the fuck happened. Ric will tell him, and be like “I’ll just compel them back, no worries.”
Obviously, that won’t work, and Damon, after trying a couple of times to remind her, will give up, and be like “She’s happier this way.” Everyone will angst, but try to move on.
Meanwhile, Elena will be having these flashes of memory, but ignoring it bc it doesn’t make sense with everything that she “knows”… plus, they’ll be battling the new Big Bad, so confusing feelings about Stefan’s brother will take a backseat.
Then something awful will happen, and Damon will do something seflessly Damon and heroic (possibly almost dying), and Elena’s memories will come back in a domino effect-like rush, and she’ll remember EVERYTHING, bc of the overwhelming fear of almost losing him AGAIN…and…BAM!
We get our official Delena reunion. Rain or otherwise…but that will be the one that counts.
That’s what I think will happen.
Don’t let me down, Julie et al.