Nisha i really really need an Overall opinion on the whole episode of you. I watched the Episode and i have mixed feelings & if id have to describe it with one word i would say tears. Okaaay feelin a lil uncomfortable here bc my face still looks like crumplyface (2.0) #thisseasonfinalefeels ugh i hate it. 😂 anyway i know i ask for a little metasomething which may take your time buuut i love you sooo much for it , thank you <3
Okay, so by a cruel twist of fate I am swamped at work, so this is the only post I can make until later tonight on here, but I do want to post this because I have so many thoughts swirling around rn lol.
Basically, I agree that the sleeping beauty storyline was a copout, for sure. But I gotta be honest, the only people really hurt by it are Elena and DE. Elena, because it reduces her to a literal plot device. And really, we should stop calling it the sleeping beauty storyline, because that’s not accurate. In Sleeping Beauty, when Aurora is cursed to her sleep, the fairies put a spell on everyone in the kingdom, and the whole place is suspended in time. But that isn’t the case here. Elena is the only one who is stuck, the only one who is left behind. The rest of the people in the story are still moving, and they will move forward, eventually.
And that’s why in the end, it’s actually worse for DE shippers. If they’d given DE a clean break here, they could say it was just a tragic end to a romance they loved, but that the narrative stayed true to their romance while it was canon. By keeping them hanging on, the writers are doing them a disservice, imo. Because Damon will progress at some point, there’s just too much protential even in Damon’s characterization alone for them to never put him in another romance again. On a show that thrives on angst, there’s just no way they won’t mine the possibilities in “I want to honor Elena, but I’m in love with someone else who’s much better for me.”
I mean, Damon is a character who has been written to obsessively fixate on one woman at a time, on a show that was built on the very concept that you can be in love with more than one person at once. There’s no way they won’t explore that at some point in the future, and they’ve basically set the stage for just that.
And given that Bonnie is his best friend (canon), and that Damon loves the shit out of her (also canon, lbr), and that he loves her in a way he’s never loved anyone else before… I can’t imagine anyone else bringing him to that crossroads (eventually).
I can even envision what angles they’ll use as the other characters tell them to go for it, since you know a ship on this show isn’t a ship until all the other characters are propping it:
According to Stefan, Elena was the one who showed him that Damon is worth loving. But Bonnie is/will be the one who shows that to Damon.
The future is bright, y’all. Better put on those shades.
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