Now that neither Damon (Ian Somerhalder) nor Stefan (Paul Wesley) is dating Elena (Nina Dobrev), The Vampire Diaries’s all-important love triangle is more like a line. But don’t get your hopes up! Previously heartbroken Stefan is there to give his big brother some advice on what to do next. The only question in: What is it?
TVD executive producer Caroline Dries talked to TVLine about the Delena breakup aftermath. Apparently, Season 5, Episode 11 (“500 Years of Solitude”) — aka the 100th episode — will pick up where Season 5, Episode 10 (“Fifty Shades of Grayson”) ended. “The fun of the 100th episode is we pick up the day after this happened. We see how they’re both handling it. It’s a fun introduction to the show.”
The episode will also feature some advice-giving from one brother to another. “Going forward, the 100th episode will revisit this fight that they had, this break-up, and [Damon]’s going to get some good brotherly advice that will push him in the right direction,” Caroline teased.
What might that brotherly advice might be? Well, according to Caroline, “Damon’s fear is, ‘What if I end up changing her? What if I make her bad?’ Stefan is good. Stefan’s knee-jerk reaction is to do the heroic thing. He can take care of Elena and influence her in the right ways. Elena is a strong female character, so she has a mind of her and her own moral compass. [Enzo is] starting to get into [Damon’s] head. So he’s starting to think, ‘What if I change her?’ That’s why he made his decision.”
Will Stefan set Damon straight? As much as Stefan misses Elena, he’s always wanted what’s best for both she and his big brother. We can’t help but think that, when put in the position to give Damon some advice, he’ll suggest the action that makes the people he loves happiest: i.e. getting back together. And Stefan might just be the only person Damon will listen to. Not only does he trust his brother, but if anyone has reason to want Delena apart, it’s Stefan, who is arguably still in love with Elena.
What advice do you think Stefan will give Damon? Do you think Delena should get back together? Sound off in the comments below!
The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW.