My thoughts on TVD 6x22
I’m tremendously late, I know! BUT, I have a few things to say about the finale, so here I am! Yes, I watched it last week, but I couldn’t find time to come here and share my thoughts, so… Anyway, considering the fact that everybody has already shared opinions about the episode, I’m gonna make it short (otherwise, nobody is gonna read it lol).
Matt worried about Bonnie’s safe - did I say I ship them since season 3? Plus, a relationship between them could maybe give Matt a real storyline. Does they have a ship name? lol
Kai’s evil plan - it was obvious for me since forever he was going to kill himself, kill the entire Gemini Coven with him, just to come back as a witchpire or whatever the name is. But, the “sleeping beauty” spell was a reaaaally “good” move.
Alaric / Jo - wow! I can’t really find the words to say how terrible I feel for him. Seeing his pregnant wife being killed during his wedding ceremony and not being able to do anything about it? I guess we should NEVER doubt of TVD writers capacity of being cruel. What I didn’t like: nobody gave a f* about Alaric’s suffering and Jo’s death - except for Elena in her goodbye scene with him.
Elena’s goodbye to the girls - I cried. To be completely honest, it was the only moment I actually cried in the finale. The whole episode was really sad, but this moment just brought me sooo many memories, and when Elena told Bonnie “it’s my time to sacrifice myself for you” - or something like that, I don’t really remember her exact words - I thought “Wow! Now that Elena is leaving the show, I’m actually starting to like her”. And yes, I get when people say that she didn’t really sacrificed herself, because it wasn’t a choice, BUT I gotta say: the fact that she dealt with everything so well, and the fact that she made everything possible to not make Bonnie feel guilty about it - that’s why I’m giving her credit.
Tyler killing Liv - again: we should never doubt of TVD writers capacity of being cruel. What the hell was that? I know, she was already dying, but seriously? Make Tyler kill her to trigger his werewolf curse and save himself was just…. too much. Sad. Cruel.
Elena’s goodbye to Stefan - to summarize: I think it was beautiful and I think they chose the perfect way to respect Stelena’s story. Because, no matter what your ship is, Stefan and Elena loved each other, and nobody can deny it. I loved this moment.
Damon choosing to save Bonnie - that’s what I call character development. For a moment, I actually believed he was going to let Bonnie to die. I know she couldn’t die, because since Nina left, Elena couldn’t come back, but a lot of things could’ve happened. Kai could’ve cured her as a way to torture Damon and destroy their relationship. The fact that Damon chose to save her, even this meaning he would be without Elena, was really beautiful.
Elena’s goodbye to Damon - beautiful dialogue, but I didn’t really like the dance. I think it would have been more beautiful if it wasn’t so choreographed. I’m not a Delena shipper, but I think I would be happy with the ending if I was. Because they didn’t break up and she didn’t die, so there’s still hope. Right?
The best: Steroline (of course!)
OH. MY. GOD. When they said it would be “satisfying and surprising”, I thought terrible things. Really. But, in fact, it was surprising and satisfying. Actually, it was beautiful. First, Stefan makes crystal clear to Caroline that he has moved on from Elena:
“I don’t think Elena necessarily came into my life to be my soulmate. I mean, she was. We loved each other, but she was also the only person I’ve ever met who actually believed that my brother was worth loving. And she reminded me that I used to believe that about him too. Her faith in him brought Damon and me back together. And yeah, I loved her, more than I ever thought that I could love somebody else. But I think in the end, I needed him more than I needed her. Is that why you feel you need to stay away from me? Is it because you think that I haven’t moved on?”
And then his final speech:
“Yesterday you told me you made a list of all the ways that loving me has ruined your life. And I get it. I haven’t made it easy on you. But I made a list too. Of all the ways that loving you has changed mine. You were by my side when I needed a friend. You made me laugh, you made me dance. You told me that I would find love again. And I understand if you need time to heal and to live your life without me. I understand if I have to wait for you. And I will. I’ll wait. And when you’re ready for me, I will be ready for you.”
I KNEW IT!!!! I knew Stefan would make an epic speech to her and finally say he loves her!! Okay, they didn’t end the season together, but somehow, it was better! Because we’ll get to see them flirting and acting weirdly cute around each other and we’ll get to see their first date and their second-first kiss and their second-first time and it’ll be amazing and cute and romantic and everything. Plus, the song choice was simply perfect.
- Kai healing himself from the werewolf bite. They destroyed all the mythology around it and it was completely unnecessary. I hated it.
- Enzo, Lilly and the witchpires. I didn’t actually paid much attention.
As always, this ended up being longer than I wanted. Because, of course, I just can’t summarize anything. Sorry.