I would choose SE for endgame. I have to say that I really do enjoy SC and I think that that pairing has a lot of potential. I love that SC is a relationship based primarily in platonic affection, that their friendship means so much to them but that romantic love sort of spirals out from that fundamental friendship. I love that there’s a great scale to their dynamic, that there’s this pure appreciation for each other as people, that at their simplest they’re sort of each other’s breath of fresh air, and at their most complex there’s this stormy chemistry between them, and they’re unpredictable in that way, you never know if they’re going to scream at each other or kiss one another or hug or cry; they’re kind of chaotic but they’re also incredibly stubborn and to see the tension of that is great. They’re equals in a way we haven’t seen on the show and I want Steroline to be explored truly. I want them to be in love and be in a relationship and have their ups and their downs, I want them to commit to each other because they both deserve one another.
There’s an inherent soulfulness between Stefan and Elena; no matter where they are in their lives, there’s a profound intimacy between them, a connection that can’t be broken. What was beautiful about their relationship was that their love wasn’t selfish, which seems like a simple thing to say but it was bigger than them and it influenced every aspect of their lives; being with Elena reawakened Stefan’s love for Damon because loving Elena and Elena loving him reminded him of compassion, of taking leaps of faith while Stefan’s love and Elena’s happiness being with Stefan gave her the strength to be a role model for Jeremy, to at least try and be the strength for her friends when they were in need. And that type of bond never went away throughout the seasons. Stefan looked to Elena to bring his humanity back in season 6 and in season 5 Elena looked to Stefan for guidance about her life. And while Stefan and Elena have taken different paths and gone through different developments, I don’t believe they’ve ever outgrown their connection to each other or their love for one another no matter how much the show tries to say otherwise (in fact the more the show tried to pry them apart, the more – in my opinion – they reinforced the connection they have for each other). Even when Elena had no humanity in season 4, at prom when Elena explained to Rebekah that she was a terrible person she said, “Remember when you locked us all in a room and ruined my relationship with Stefan?” in season 5, the mere thought of Stefan was enough to make Elena break through Silas’ compulsion while the idea of him being in trouble was how her compulsed rage was triggered and it was so strong she nearly killed herself and Damon. In season 6, their goodbye, “I love you so much” “You changed everything for me” — I’m sorry, I just don’t feel like these are the types of things that happen when you’re just really good friends with someone. No matter where she is in her life, Elena absolutely must be on good terms with Stefan.
I always said it wouldn’t be at all out of the blue if on the series finale of the show, neither Stefan nor Elena were in relationships and they sat down and had a discussion about how they grew apart and fell in love with different people but how no matter what their feelings for each other never changed but simply was pushed to the background for other experiences. I rarely say things like ‘belong’ but I do believe that Stefan and Elena belong together, they’re a pair, like a set, they just fall naturally in place.
Kevin Williamson: Is she single right now? Elena is always, no matter
how single she is, she’s still standing there with Stefan.
Just my opinion :)