I’m glad you asked because I have a bit to say about that episode! Let me just start with, Thank God Elena Is Back! To Katherine: Me and you had something, once, but good riddens! I really enjoyed that idea that she might have been pulled into hell; that was really exciting being the horror fanatic I am. But I hope they do well to smooth out the wrinkles that are the plot holes of that one. I can name more than a dozen other people that should have gone there as well but are trapped on the other side ;) How do i feel about delena? We have to remember that although all this shit went down while she was gone, she was gone, unaware. So when she came back, she came back to the same time stand as when she left. (In love with damon, every horrendous act since 5x12 has not been weighed on her yet) When we come back we’ll start to see all that unfold. I’m actually looking forward to the next episode 0.o after everything that’s happen recently to delena, they disgust me yes, but they don’t bother me. Shit they can kiss, fuck whatever, whatever, etc it’s irrelevant to her future now. It’s like when watching ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’( a true historical event) and Anne finally takes the king, at this point your not really angry because you know she’s going to get her head chopped off ;) To be honest, delena shippers are excited about the next episode but I think they’re the ones that should be worried.. And they should also feel shitty this scene is built entirely on Elena being impaired once again(drunk, delirious); I’ll get to that. Firstly, when we go back Elena will have been affected with the virus on a whole new level, we don’t know entirely the kind of effects it will have yet. The preview promoted her being out of control of herself. So I can imagine here we’ll see the writers take advantage of that and let damon and elena be damon and elena without regard to all of the horrible things that have recently happened. This will add more fuel to the fire that Elena Gilbert has really became a horrible person. But I think by the end of the episode we will see this all come to a hard close as she realizes the extent of everything. It’ll be like hitting rock bottom again for her, i think this is where she’ll finally start re-evaluating herself. And Delena in the promo is chucked up to the beer goggles affect. (LOL) When you’ve had to much to drink (She was either drinking or delirious judging by the bar dance and the way she pronounced her words), it slows down your brain, strips you of your inhibitions and gives you artificial happiness and contentment, distorting your perception and judgment of everything around you. That’s why drunk people tell everyone they love them and that’s why it’s called the beer goggles affect when you see someone as beautiful who is actually butt ugly ;) With this, they’re gonna be able to temporary forget everything he’s done but when it wears off, reality will hit hard. Good luck with that delena, not.
As far as your question about Bamon.. There was a time I would have liked him with her. In this time I was still ok with damon. I just felt like they’d be a better match. When he’d get out of line, I thought bonnie would be able to kick his ass back in to line. He’s an edgy character so I feel like that dynamic would have been more rewarding. Alot better than the angel devil one (delena) -.- Bonnie wouldn’t have to become a worse person to be with him because she would handle him. And damon wouldn’t have to become a better person to be with bonnie because he would actually learn to be better with her. Above all, I feel like he would benefit better outside of elena because he could find love because he fell in love but not because he wanted to be loved, he wanted what his brother had. And that will always be the deal breaker of Delena, they are a shadow of Stelena, trying to be what Stelena was and failing miserable because they are not that way, they don’t belong. The writers have been throwing us these hits left and right. Back to Bamon, I’ve held a lot of sympathy for you shippers because the writers have been so disrespectful of this ship, especially since it was a strong pair in the books, they’ve done nothing but throw dirt at it. They have made clear point after point that damon doesn’t care about bonnie and that he’ll always choose elena over bonnie. Why was it so necessary for them to make those points so strong? I’ll never know but maybe they’ll revisit it with the “in a damon way, he loves her” line and create their strong dynamic as I’ve stated above where their love grows out of a sorta of dysfunctional understanding but strength?… I feel like elena is the compassionate individual where she needs to have that equal match to fully live and handle that crippling weight, where as Bonnie is that character who may be a bit darker to handle this, but with a heart of gold to keep them strong in what is right. i dont know but for now it kind of seems like they have ruined it before it has even had a chance to begin. However, where I stand the strongest about bamon though is the majority of the things that I despise about delena, damon has done to elena or affected her life, all those things affect bonnie too, she’s her best friend. So he’s put her through hell too and especially in 5x13. That entire crew has been affected by him. So anti damon EVERYTHING. Damon just needs to go meet new people and try to start over if he thinks he’s changed for the better. And we’ll go from there. But above all HELL NO TO DEFAN!