The Mystic Falls Dance, Season 1
The first time Delena really made us stand up and notice was their dance at the Founders Day Gala in Season 1, Episode 19 (“Miss Mystic Falls”). When Stefan is a no-show to escort and dance with Elena at the Miss Mystic Falls competition, big brother Damon steps in — and sparks fly. Watching these two stare at one another and not-touch hands while dancing is hotter than most other television couple’s sex scenes.
The motel makeout, Season 3
Delena grew closer — much closer — in Season 3 when they teamed up to find Ripper Stefan. After episodes of sexual tension, the two finally kiss in Season 3, Episode 19 (“Heart of Darkness”) and it’s hot. While on the road, the two share a motel room. What starts as a quiet scene in which Elena can’t keep her eyes off of Damon slowly escalates into a heated kiss outside their motel room. Between Ian and Nina’s chemistry and some Florence and the Machine, you’ve got the perfect recipe for a steamy scene we won’t soon forget!
Shirt-ripping sex scene, Season 4
We’re not the only ones who remember Delena’s Season 1 Mystic Falls dance fondly. When the characters attend yet another Mystic Falls competition in Season 4, Episode 7 (“My Brother’s Keeper”), Elena can’t help but recall the epic moment. When Damon tells Elena that he’s never seen her more alive than since she’s become a vampire, she tells him how much she wants to dance with him. Their slow dance in front of the Salvatore mansion fireplace soon turns into a shirt-ripping, wall-throwing sex scene. It sure can get hot in that Salvatore mansion.
Elena’s not sorry scene, Season 4
In the Season 4 finale (“Graduation”), Elena finally convinces that Damon that their being together is right for both of them. Despite his argument that, “There’s no apology in the world that encompasses all of the reasons I’m wrong for you.” She bombards him with the ways in which she’s not sorry about their relationship: “I’m not sorry that I met you. I’m not sorry that knowing you have made me question everything. And that, in death, you’re the one who made me feel most alive … I am not sorry that I’m in love with you.” Cue a passionate makeout scene in front of the fireplace that not even Stefan’s heartbroken face can ruin.
All of the Season 5 premiere
It may be cheating — OK, it’s definitely cheating — to count the entire Season 5 premiere (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”), but it was pretty much one Delena makeout scene after another. From the montage of how they spent their summer (in bed) to their bathtub convo to their extended goodbye before Elena leaves for college, these two just couldn’t keep their hands off one another. Sigh. We miss the Delena honeymoon period.
Did we miss any hot Delena moments? Which one is your favorite? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.