TVD- 8x09- All I Need
So, It’s been a while since a TVD episode has struck an emotion in me. But, this one did me in. For the first time since season 6, I have found the desire to really write an episode post, I mean, I wrote one earlier this season but it was crap, kind of like the episode itself. But this episode was not crap at all. I think we are well enough into the season where we know more things about the sirens and what their plan is that I can actually appreciate it and find it interesting. I am liking the bell storyline and how Matt’s family ties into it. Stefan with or without his humanity is always a big disappointment so that felt right. But the Delena this episode was so on point. The Miss Mystic Fall Pageant is the true foundation of Delena’s love story. It’s where Damon realized his feelings for her and its where Elena was finally honest about her feelings for him. And now it is what gives Damon the strength to resist Sybil’s influence.
“Damon, I gave you that necklace because it is as powerful and as magical as the love that you and Elena have for each other. Being here and feeling what you’re feeling proves that a love that deep and real can win over anything.” - Caroline Forbes
The necklace that was once meant to keep Damon away from Elena, is the very thing that is drawing him back to her. And their love for each other does win over anything. It has before. It always has. It won over Elena’s love for Stefan. It won over all the doubt created by the sire bond. It won over a spell casted to bring Elena and Stefan ‘s doppelgängers together. It won Alaric’s compulsion for Elena to forget her love for him. So, of course, their love will over a evil narcissistic siren. Because they always find their way back to each other.
“The fact that you’re telling me this proves you care. Somewhere deep down in that part of you where Elena is still buried. Find that place, Damon. Fight for her. Or spend the rest of eternity trying to figure out what happened to the best part of you. It’s your choice.” - Caroline Forbes
Guys, I literally have no words so I am just going to explain to you the reaction that I had to this line. A literal blubber was made. Tears started to fall. Followed by laughter because… why the hell am I so pathetic? Followed by a more tears. But there was just something about this line that made me break down. That made be realized just how much I missed Delena. That reminded me why I love them so much. I haven’t felt that in a very long time.
“You think this is where your love story began, but the truth is, Damon, Elena never would have looked at you twice if I had been there that day.” - Stefan Salvatore
I don’t know what exactly the point of this line was but here is the way I see it. Stefan wasn’t there that day. Damon was. Those are that facts. It was choices that Stefan made for himself that lead him to not being there for Elena. Abandoning her. Eventually leading to losing her for good. And it was Damon’s choice and quick thinking to be there for her. Rescuing her. Eventually leading to a night where they would reminisce about that moment and dance by a fireplace. That is what happened. And that is what the truth is.
“And even though I can’t feel a damn thing for Elena, the more you try and push her out, the more I understand she’s never going away. And there’s not enough room in my head for both of you.” - Damon Salvatore
I love this so much. Damon is fighting for Elena here because even with his humanity off he still understands that “There are just some things you can’t erase.” And experiencing and remembering the time that he realized that he was in love with Elena Gilbert made him realize now why and how he can push Sybil out. And its because Elena isn’t just in his mind. She is also in his heart. And that is the reason that Elena is never going away.
Don’t tear me down for all I need
Make my heart a better place
Give me something I can believe
Don’t tear me down
You’ve opened the door now, don’t let it close.