The fabulous TV Chick was recently on the set of “The Vampire Diaries” and had a nice sit down with EP Julie Plec. She dishes about Delena, Stelena, Bamon and much more.
And I thought one of the most heartbreaking scenes was when Damon compelled Elena and admitted his love for her. What we can we expect with Damon’s humanity? What can we expect from the Damon and Elena relationship evolving?
The big problem with Damon is that when he feels too much, he doesn’t want to feel anything at all. And the miracle of Damon this year has been after coming out of the gates in the first episode really really acting out very badly and lashing out with his pain and his rejection and 145 years of grief, he’s done a lot to not let himself lose control like that again. And it’s because of the intensity of his growing feelings for Elena. But as he said to her in that episode “I don’t deserve you…yet.” It’s funny because yet was implied. Because the truth is right now, here’s where I get shot, he doesn’t. Yet. So their relationship in my opinion is all about the yet. And the when. Because when he deserves her, which he’s working very hard to do, then there’s a conversation to be had about what the two of them could be together.
We started this season with Stefan drinking Elena’s blood. Is that going to come back to haunt him or haunt them as he drinks more human blood?
Not at the moment. I think that in its own way, it was a smart choice. He’s come to terms with all his demons from last year and all the guilt that lead him down that road and Stefan’s issues with blood were psychological and emotional. And drinking small tiny amounts every day with the trust and the commitment of your one true love to build up the strength so that you never have to worry about becoming that guy, I think we want to see if we can deliver on that. However, a complication to that is of course now that we’ve learned that originals can compel vampires. With Elijah in town, so willing to rip off Elena’s necklace, and chuck it aside, she should be sipping on that vervain be now. She should have been sipping on that vervain by episode two. So I think that he might have to stick with the Capri Sun blood bags for a while.