OK, we can’t be the only one who aren’t done exploring the Delena romance, right? The couple just got together in the Season 4 finale, and most of their honeymoon period was over the summer hiatus. You got to give us something more to work with, TVD! On the other hand, the way Damon broke up with Elena totally rubbed us the wrong way. Vamp has a habit of making decisions for Elena, then telling her what they will be. He did the same thing with their breakup — robbing her of a vote in the decision. It kind of reminds us what we don’t like about the Delena relationship. But, still, the Delena feels!
Is it time for Elena to take another stab at love with her first love, Stefan? Even though these two have been broken up for recent episodes, they have never stopped caring about one another. The episode that saw Elena trying to jog Amnesiac Stefan’s memory by taking him on a romantic walk down memory lane just reminded us how good these two were together. On the other hand, we like to see how their characters grow when they are apart — especially Stefan, who was really torn up over the Stelena breakup. Getting back together with Elena would feel a bit like a regression in his character development right now. We feel like he has to work through some things before he and Elena can have another chance at a healthy, happy relationship. Also, Steferine!
How crazy would it be if TVD shook things up with an Elena relationship that wasn’t with a Salvatore brother?! We think we could love that — for a little while. This show has been so defined by its central love triangle — and we’ve loved it — but, in its fifth season, it might be time to give it a little time to breath. It would also be super interesting to see how these three characters would operate without the immediate prospect of Delena or Stelena on the horizon. Seeing Elena with someone else would make her eventual reconciliation with Damon or Stefan that much more rewarding. But could the show handle a storyline that wasn’t supported by the Damon/Elena/Stefan debacle? Everyones know a (love) triangle is the strongest shape.
Poor Elena. She has spent the last four-and-a-half seasons torn between two dudes. Sure, they’re both gorgeous — but this girl has got to be tired of all of the romantic angst. We think she could do with a time out from the drama by embracing singledom for a while. With all of the exciting things that are going on in her life — namely, college — it could be fun to focus on friends, family, and classes for a while. We’re sure there’s plenty of supernatural drama to keep us intrigued.
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The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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