Biggest shocker: Klaus taking over Tyler, Alaric dying or Elena turning?
All the spoilers and predictions leading up to this episode made me firmly believe that Elena would die with vampire blood in her system (thanks to the head wound..though I didn't know who would feed it to her), and that it would be a great way to kill Evilaric without actually KILLING Elena. So, as I kind of expected both, it leaves the body take over. Which DID surprise me but, I agree with Ruthie, it just left me with a lot of logistical questions and confused me.
What was your favorite scene from the finale?
A tie between 'Ric dying in Damon's arms and him realizing that means Elena is dead, and the Stefan staring tragically over dead Elena in the morgue...JUST AS SHE WAKES A VAMPIRE! Yes!
@Mel, Damon told her to forget the conversation, he didn't compel her to love Stefan...
I think Elena's going to spend a great deal of the beginning of Season 4 being angry. And I don't think Stefan is going to be able to stay with her...not because they are both vampires and it changes their love or anything, but because he will blame himself for aiding in giving her this life she didnâ€™t want (by honoring her choice like always does) and he will not be able to face her. Plus, he had the whole protector thing with her and now that she won't need that. We are so in for self-loathing Stefanâ€¦.
I actually think that Elena, at some point in Season 4, will gravitate toward Damon now that she is a vampire but he won't be quite so receptive now that she chose Stefan in Damon's dying moments.
As an aside, I wonder if itâ€™s Damonâ€™s blood that Meredith used to heal Elena. It would put her in their bloodline so it would be fittingâ€¦..
And, the whole Klaus/Tyler thing...they've got to clear up some details because I am sort of confused by how it all went down.
Also, can I just say that Klaus is going to be maaaadddddd when he realizes his Doppelganger blood-bag is gone! Plus, doesn't mean the end of the Petrova bloodline since Elena can't pro-create?
I wasn't happy with Elenaâ€™s choice, I ship Delena, but I think it was a good choice from a writing standpoint. Stefan is the boy the teenage girl Elena lovesâ€¦the one that provides stability, and that was there for her every time she needed him to be there. Damon is a darker choice, a consuming, dangerous and much more risky love.
Now that she is going to be a vampire, itâ€™s likely the writers can have her re-think this decision as she will have the dark edge that comes with being a vampire and can begin to think about who she would want "always" instead of just â€œright nowâ€ . This will keep the triangle front and center which, despite what other fans gripe, is my FAVORITE element of the show.
I also think Elena is going to struggle with her choice to be a vampire. I mean, we know she'll do it, but she didn't want it. I wonder if Damon will force feed her blood or something? Though I hope not, as he did that once before the sun/moon curse thing and she almost didnâ€™t forgive him. AND, he knows what itâ€™s like to be forced to turn. Then again, his tendency to put Elenaâ€™s survival over how she will feel towards his choice may win outâ€¦
There is no doubt in my mind that Elena will complete the change or else, you know, end show. But I am not so sure she'll remain with Stefan. I think she will be confused when she remembers the times she was compelled by Damon...the things he said. I think she will be resentful that she is a vampire, but I am not quite sure she'll blame Stefan for that as it was her request he save Matt....but for sure Stefan will be blaming himself.
As Elena dies so does Alaricâ€¦.and what is happening registers with Damon. This is when my heart truly breaks. I think this was one of Ian's best episodes, I do. He really just made me FEEL every emotion Damon was feeling...right to my core.
Choked up when the ghost of actual Alaric visits Jeremy. Though, usually Jeremy can recognize ghost from human fairly quickly, so maybe it was some denial over what Alaric being a ghost means? BTW, this is the one time that I actually didn't mind the whole ghost thing.... Jeremyâ€™s face when he realizes that Elena is deadâ€¦..how is he going to feel when he realizes she is a vampire?!?!
In the hospital morgue, Stefan stares tragically at Elena. I really donâ€™t think he knew that she had vampire blood in her system. Meredith said that she didn't let anyone know she used vamp blood to help the brain bleed, as she thought it would put Elena at risk for the OVs to have MORE reason to kill her. The sadness on Paul's faceâ€¦.boy can he emote. The realization of what has occurred because Stefan let Elena make her own choiceâ€¦instead of just doing what Damon would have done and saving her life regardless of her wishes. Oh, Stefan will never forgive himself for this one...prepare for a lot of self-hatred from Stefan come Season 4.
And, bamâ€¦Bella Swan-esque awakening. And I didnâ€™t even care becauseâ€¦.YAAAYYYY! I predicted this. I WANTED this to happen. I don't care what other fans say...this was the direction I hoped the show would go and it did...IT DID! Thank you, Julie Plec, thank you!
At the car crash, we see the first time Stefan saved Elena. I loved the confusion on his face when he saw Elena and her resemblance to Katherine! It was obvious he knew it wasn't Katherine, as she wouldn't be drowning, but he seems so....bewildered....
I don't like the rest of this scene. I get why it's important to the story that Stefan saves Matt and not Elena. I understand that he is the brother that lets Elena make her own choices, and that he knew Elena would hate him if she was alive and Matt wasnâ€™t. But, Damon would have saved her and lived with her anger over Matt's death. This, ultimately, is why I think Elena needs to choose Damon. Her survival clearly depends on it. And it's sort of self-less for him to put his concern over how Elena will feel about him aside to make sure Elena lives.
Back to the staking of the original, was Tyler was in Klaus's body when he burned up? Was it that moment that Klaus jumped bodies into Tyler's? And, was Tyler in there or are they sort of co-habitating Tyler's body? The one thing that's possible is that Klaus' body didn't really BURN burn. Just that the stake burned up. And...wait...wasn't the stake NOT supposed to burn because of the witchy juju ring thing?
Is it weird that Damon, in his flashback, seems a little too nice for Season 1 Damon? And, he seemed pretty accepting that Elena was Katherine but looked like her twinâ€¦wasnâ€™t he a LITTLE curious as to why Elena looked EXACTLY like Katherine? I am going to attribute the niceness to the fact that he WAS in love with Katherine at that point and she looked like her... I am also going to say that it why he didn't snack on her.
Regardless, this scene is key to moving the triangle forward in Season 4. Now that Elena is going to be a vampire (yay! yay!), she will remember all the times Damon compelled her..in her bedroom that time, and at their first meeting...
Elena wakes up from her drug induced state a little less angry than I would be after being drugged by a friend..but, hey, not the worst thing thatâ€™s even happened to her I guess. I like that the writers put her in a position where she literally can go to only one brother to say a real good-bye.
In the phone, a dying Damon asks â€œIf it was just down to him and me, and you had to make a choice, who got the goodbye, who would it be?"
Oh my heart...this scene broke it into a million little pieces...I felt for Damon...I felt the fear of the answer, the lump in his throat as he waited to hear her response...just...well-done, Ian, well-done.
And then: â€œI care about you, Damon, which is why I have to let you go. I mean, maybe if you and I had met first."
But they did meet first, as we will see. So again, choice not truly made..she doesn't have all the facts. I am currently in denial about her choice... maybe because it didn't feel like a permanent choice..and it was a little cold to answer as she did when she thought it would be her last conversation with himâ€¦
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