Kat Graham Appreciation Week | Day 1| Favorite Scene on TVD Featuring Bonnie Bennett.
Kat Graham’s performance as Bonnie in 4x19 (Pictures of You) was probably one of those scenes I just couldn’t stop watching when it aired. It was probably one of her most badass moments, showing that this is not someone you want to mess with. When Elena went up to Bonnie telling her that she should stop being a problem and tried to attack her, Bonnie touched her hand so quick and unnerved with a look of “Bitch Please, are you really this stupid?” on her face. That scene should have won an award. Before Bonnie had even given her an aneurysm, Elena stopped dead in her tracks. Yes, Bonnie did have the power of expression flowing through her veins, but I felt so proud of her. Even though she sees Elena as one of her best friends, in that moment, Bonnie put Bonnie first. And when Matt interrupted her, she didn’t stop because she felt bad for what she was doing to Elena, she stopped because she was worried about herself, with her words being “What is happening to me?” And we rarely get to see that.
And of course, we all know what happened after that.
Bonnie put the fear in Elena.
This is the thing; from day 1 Bonnie has always had the potential to be this strong and powerful witch. And yes, she has surpassed that title, but what I hate about it all is that we never got to really see her development and follow her journey with her magic. With the expression, she was in about 1 or 2 episodes learning about it, and then 10 episodes later, when they finally have her back on the show, she has all this magic and this power. If the writers are going to use her to be available when people get a paper cut, then they should have shown us her character development.