Once again Carina has written an awesome piece … I want to preface I personally am Team Stefan all the way but I love a good opinion and once again Ms. MacKenzie has done just that … check it out. Here is a highlight!
Let’s talk about Stefan’s awesomeness for a moment. In the first few episodes of the season, we saw him slowly losing his tether on humanity. He was feeding on humans to a gruesome degree, he coldly killed his brother’s “girlfriend” to make a point, and he basically told Elena to buzz off because he was beyond saving. We started to see a sparkle in his eye (if a somewhat forced one) as he cavorted with Klaus and Rebekah.
But, in order for him to actually stop loving Elena, it took more than bloodlust: it took compulsion.
Now that Stefan is at full-ripper status, he’s more fun to watch than ever. Before “Vampire Diaries,” Wesley’s resume was stuffed with bad-boy roles, and it’s clear in his new on-screen swagger that he’s now in his element as a colder, cockier version of Stefan. This new version of Stefan is more fun to watch, more unpredictable, and, to be frank, much sexier. (This is The CW. That matters.)
To be blunt… I want Stefan to stay bad as long as possible. It’s clear that the compulsion doesn’t erase all emotion, so I assume that he can still have character arcs without going back to that kicked-puppy Stefan of yesteryear.
Which brings me to the problem: I want Damon and Elena to hook up. But I don’t want Damon and Elena to hook up until Stefan gets his humanity back.
Wait, hear me out.
The tension between Damon and Elena has been downright sizzling this season. For the first time, it’s very clear that the attraction is mutual. These two made a lesson in vampire murder look like pure sex a couple of episodes back. Elena is making smart, adult decisions (like prioritizing Damon’s safety over a futile attempt to get Stefan back in episode 2), proving that she’s ready for the challenges that would come with embarking on a relationship with someone as reckless as Damon.
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