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Posted by | April 29, 2011, 11:17 (MST) | 86 Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

The Vampire Diaries TV Series: The Last Day (EP229) ratings + downloadsWe’re still processing last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, so you’ll forgive us for keeping the spiel to the point today: According to TV By the Numbers, The Last Day (EP220) remained even with last week’s numbers, bringing in an average of 2.6 million viewers over the hour. Only two episodes remain in the season and that’s plenty of time for this show to cram in all the panic attacks, hyperventilating, tissue-clenching, and OMFGs it can muster. Last night proved that you can never underestimate this show.

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  • Rickthepitt

    Damon and Stefan are both selfish.Both in different ways and i’m not going to put all of the selfishness on Damon because I don’t feel that’s true.To be honest I find it kind of selfish on Stefans part that a 17yr old girl that has been through hell ,has to make all these hard choices.The fake breakup,instead of Stefan dealing with Katherine and taking a break from Elena until he did,he comes up with a stupid plan that fooled noone but Caroline and almost got Jenna killed.Just because he couldn’t bair to be without Elena even for alittle while.That’s selfish.So, you see my point Damon is not the only one that can be selfish.

  • Grace

    I thought we were talking about Damon here, and not Stefan. Your post betrays a clear disposition to favor DE, and from experience I can say that most DE / SE shippers are unwilling to discuss their preferences objectively or constructively. Consequently, the DE vs. SE is a territory I don’t wish to explore right now; each viewer perceives each couple in accordance with their understanding of what true love is or is supposed to look like. That’s why discussions about the TVD couples usually degenerate into ridiculous ship wars. I’m TEAM Salvatore (yeah, I ship the brothers’ relationship), so I have no interest in DE or SE. But since we’re on the subject, I will admit it, I LOVE Stefan and have great respect for this character (though, as I said before, I have a very dear place for Damon in my heart, but I just do not like him right now; his behavior is execrable!).

  • Rickthepitt

    Ok,Grace so by me showing exsamples of how I think Stefan is just as flawed as Damon I’m some how just a D/E shipper and you can’t be bothered with taking in my point of view.But it’s fine when pointing out all of Damons flaws,but don’t talk about Stefan.I never said Damon wasn’t flawed,I agreed with you that yes Damon violated elena,I never said Damon wasn’t selfish because he can be.All I was trying to show is that Stefan has some of the same issues as Damon.Just in different ways.I donot however see where that makes me a shipper.Because I see both brothers as being flawed and both relationships being less then healthy.But it’s good to know i’m viewed this way.Thank you I want bother you again with my point of view.

  • Lisa

    IMO they have really developed Damon’s character in a way that I don’t think would be very believable when Delena happens. Don’t get me wrong, Damon is one of my favourite characters on the show. But their progression was much better in the first season, when he didn’t outright admit his feelings for her and it was just implied. Now he’s like a lovesick puppy waiting for Elena’s every call, maybe even more so than Stefan. And yet he still manages to screw up at least once every two or so episodes and they’re actually major screw ups that really damage Elena’s character when she forgives him. For example when he snaps Jeremy’s neck. That was used more as a ‘shock’ factor which really came at the expense of the Delena ship.

    However, I completely disagree with the issue of him forcing his blood on Elena. IMO that is completely Damon. I mean look at what he did to Caroline last season, if force feeding Elena blood is rape than what he did to Caroline was MUCH worse.

  • Grace

    My response wasn’t meant to offend you; I just said I didn’t want to discuss relationships. Your previous post was exclusively about SE and the post before that was an elaborate discussion designed to persuade that Damon loves Elena (in your opinion, of course).
    I’m sorry if I misinterpreted your comments, but to me it looked as if you were trying to start a conversation about SE vs. DE. I agree with you that both brothers are flawed; in terms of selfishness, though, one is definitely more than the other (but this is because they are at different points in their journeys; Damon has just started his path to redemption, while Stefan has managed to recover parts of his humanity). Yes, both brothers are vampires, which makes the gap between the two brothers in terms of personality and behavior even wider.

    If you wish to talk about these things, then I would be more than happy to converse with you (in the appropriate venue, i.e., the forums). Are you a registered member?

  • Rickthepitt

    Season1 for me I think was much better over all.Season2 is just ok.I think there is to many plots going on and not enough character development.The writers seem to be developing the characters to fit the plots instead of having the characters drive the plot like in the first season.Katherine(Year of the Kat)what happend to her?She started with a bang,she’s ending with a fizzle.The wolf plot not even going to go there.Triangle there isn’t one.Brothers relationship not much of one(maybe that will change).Bonnie they really didn’t do much with her as far as her powers go(now she’s a super witch).Stefan has been reduced to a glorified boyfriend,his blood addicition problem was interesting(they did away with that),his relationship with Katherine(they didn’t go there).Damon’s journey was compelling,now the writers are walking a fine line with Damon,their about to cross it if they haven’t already.The Sun and Moon Curse so many episodes about this stupid curse just to find out it’s fake.Now,Damons been bitten,how are they going to pull theirselves out of this one and not kill him?Jennas now a vampire,shocking yes,do I like it,NO! There are things I do like though,Caroline becoming a vampire,the Originals(Elijah and Klaus),Ric love his character and I kinda of like Jeremy and Bonnie I think their sweet.Rant over,sorry.

  • Rickthepitt

    Grace,I am sorry,I agree it was a misunderstanding.I understand that the topics of Damon and Stefan are touchy to say the least.I’ll just leave it at that ,ok.And you are right this is not the forum for this type of disscusion.But I am interested on what you think about season2 as a whole so far and about the ratings drop.Do you think it’s all AI or do you think it’s more?

  • Grace

    In all honesty, I prefer season 1 to season 2; season 2 has been a little chaotic. Perhaps, what I dislike most about this season is the way the writers dismissed the Sun and the Moon curse as a fabricated myth. As much as I’d like to believe it was the writers’ initial plan, I’m inclined to believe they just couldn’t handle the inconsistencies of the curse (so why not do away with it?). I also think that they postponed for too long Klaus’s arrival in Mystic Falls. Most viewers just got consumed with the anticipation of this Big Bad’s arrival, and now that he’s here, I’m not that impressed; though I am patient enough, so perhaps Morgan will do justice to the character that has been at the heart of season 2.

    I’m pleased to a great extent with the direction that some characters have taken, especially Caroline and Stefan. I’m not too sure about Damon, though I don’t find his development to be particularly challenging or shocking. I do prefer, however, Damon from season 1; at least, he was more fun. All he does these days, when he doesn’t abuse women, is to pout and act compulsively over his affections for Elena. Bring the fun Damon back, please! Bonnie has gotten an awfully little screen time this season; Kat hasn’t changed much from season 1 and has spent most of the time in the tomb.

    There are many other things that I’m not particularly fond of, but I hope season 3 will be more exciting, even if darker. I’m not sure if AI is genuinely responsible for the ratings drop, but TVD is definitely not in danger of being cancelled anytime soon.

  • Rickthepitt

    Grace,I agree w/the whole curse thing it drives me nuts.I think Morgan is doing a really good job,I like him.I to kind of wish they would have brought him in sooner,but then we wouldn’t have had Matt Davis’s performance,so i’m torn.Katherine has become a big dissapointment for me.I wanted to see so much more of her because I think Nina does a great job with her.So,yeah that about does it.I’m going to bed.I think we,re the only two talking here tonight.

  • Tatacooloke

    Please don’t end it at season 2 , please make season 3 . i could die if the vampire diaries the end . so , please make season 3 . i don’t care if the viewer of american next top model more than tvd . DON’T CHANGE TVD WITH AMERICAN NEXT TOP MODEL PLEASEE !!!! ( i’m sorry if my english were bad because i’m indonesian )

  • Anonymous

    They’ve already been approved for a season 3, so no worries:) Our TVD will be back next season:)

  • Jessica_pavia

    julie plec said that they always intended the sun and the moon curse to be fake.

  • Grace

    You should DEFINITELY join the forums here. !!!!!

  • Canderella

    Hello Lisa,
    totally agree to what you wrote first paragraph. Snapping Jeremy’s neck was a shock factor to again show he cannot be trusted. I don’t know why it did not upset me as much as the blood thing with Elena. Maybe because of what happended to him that night (Katherine & Elena both telling him “It will always be Stefan”) or because I’d knew that Jeremy would wear that ring. Damon didn’t, as he admitted later, so killing her brother is one of the most cruelest thing to do to her. Still I was suprised as I thought he would turn him, not kill him.

    What he did to Caroline was much worse, I agree to that! But then she was just another human, someone he looked down upon, being so much superior and using her for her master plan. Also probably using her already as a substitute, having a cheerleader of his own, as he put it. So he had no feelings for her. He does have feelings for Elena which to me is the major difference here regarding the likeliness for the character to do such a thing. Not in judging the things he did.

  • Jill

    This is in response to the entire debate between Grace and Rick.

    All of the characters on this show are damaged. Every single one. All of the characters in this show have made their fair share of really awful decisions. No one is more perfect or better than anyone else, they each have their own individual journey to take and lessons to learn.

    In my opinion I compare both Stefan and Damon’s journey’s to that of an addict. Within that journey there are going to be many slips on the road to redemption, and no life is without mistakes. Mistakes are how we learn, and often the most tragic ones are the ones that teach us the most profound lessons. I don’t know if you have heard of the “Stages of Change” Model? They use this with explaining the process of how an addict (or anyone) manifests change in their life. There are five stages: Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, and Maintenance and Relapse. Relapse is not just possible, it is expected.

    I much prefer the term “violated” to “rape”. Rape has a very specific meaning and I am reluctant to compare it to anything other than what it is; whereas, a person can be violated or have their rights violated in a number of different ways. I can agree whole heartedly that Damon certainly violated Elena’s rights. I do think it is wrong but I do not think it is unforgivable. Please do not misinterpret this as anything to do with preferring Damon over Stefan etc. I just do not believe that anything is ever completely unforgivable. Although his impulsive decision to force blood on Elena definitely changed the relationship, and they can never go back. Forgiveness is not about forgetting it ever happened, forgiveness is about making peace with it and letting go of the anger so that you can move on. She may forgive him to make peace, but the relationship is forever scarred.

    I do appreciate Rick’s point about how Stefan has also behaved selfishly. I feel like this has been ignored and not discussed because it’s now “in the past.” There is nothing healthy about how Stefan orchestrated his relationship with Elena. His behaviour has been in some ways just as demented as Damon’s, but like Rick said, Stefan has been on his own personal road to redemption for many many years. Damon’s has only just begun, and along the way he is going to make more mistakes that he will need to learn from. This is about much more than their efforts to love and protect Elena. It’s about their characters and personalities. Both brother’s still have SO MUCH to learn when it comes to love, as does Elena. Let’s not forget, she’s 17, and she said it herself last episode: she has so much more growing and learning to do. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if there comes a time when she isn’t with either of the brothers, and in fact, she may need that as a part of her own growth process.

    I guess my question would be, do any of the characters on this show really know what love is? Do any of them really understand what it means to love someone? Do any of the characters have a healthy perspective on relationships? In my opinion, the answer is no. Because it is a television show, and the characters aren’t real. Without conflict, drama, and flawed characters, there would be no show for us to watch. Or I guess there would be, but it would be really really boring.

    Just one last comment in regards to some of the comments about “I will stop watching this show if Delena never happens,” “If they break up Stefan and Elena, I’m finished,” etc. If the only reason you watch the show is for the relationship between the main three characters (or two of the main three) you will seriously NEVER be able to appreciate all of the other fantastic things about this show and you will ALWAYS be disappointed. “Threatening” to stop watching if you don’t get your way is not only juvenile, it is ridiculous. You might as well stop watching now. When you create and write the show, you can take it in whatever direction you want. Until then, you need to learn to relax or you will find yourself constantly frustrated and disappointed. This comment is not directed at any one person, but everyone in general. I suspect the reason the writers haven’t taken the show in one direction or the other just to satisfy the fans is because you can’t always please everyone. They are writing a creative, sexy, vampire drama that millions of people all over the world watch every week. They are not concerned with one individuals preferences or desires, they are concerned with creating a show that continues to be entertaining for a majority of viewers from week to week.

  • Jill

    This is in response to the entire debate between Grace and Rick.

    All of the characters on this show are damaged. Every single one. All of the characters in this show have made their fair share of really awful decisions. No one is more perfect or better than anyone else, they each have their own individual journey to take and lessons to learn.

    In my opinion I compare both Stefan and Damon’s journey’s to that of an addict. Within that journey there are going to be many slips on the road to redemption, and no life is without mistakes. Mistakes are how we learn, and often the most tragic ones are the ones that teach us the most profound lessons. I don’t know if you have heard of the “Stages of Change” Model? They use this with explaining the process of how an addict (or anyone) manifests change in their life. There are five stages: Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, and Maintenance and Relapse. Relapse is not just possible, it is expected.

    I much prefer the term “violated” to “rape”. Rape has a very specific meaning and I am reluctant to compare it to anything other than what it is; whereas, a person can be violated or have their rights violated in a number of different ways. I can agree whole heartedly that Damon certainly violated Elena’s rights. I do think it is wrong but I do not think it is unforgivable. Please do not misinterpret this as anything to do with preferring Damon over Stefan etc. I just do not believe that anything is ever completely unforgivable. Although his impulsive decision to force blood on Elena definitely changed the relationship, and they can never go back. Forgiveness is not about forgetting it ever happened, forgiveness is about making peace with it and letting go of the anger so that you can move on. She may forgive him to make peace, but the relationship is forever scarred.

    I do appreciate Rick’s point about how Stefan has also behaved selfishly. I feel like this has been ignored and not discussed because it’s now “in the past.” There is nothing healthy about how Stefan orchestrated his relationship with Elena. His behaviour has been in some ways just as demented as Damon’s, but like Rick said, Stefan has been on his own personal road to redemption for many many years. Damon’s has only just begun, and along the way he is going to make more mistakes that he will need to learn from. This is about much more than their efforts to love and protect Elena. It’s about their characters and personalities. Both brother’s still have SO MUCH to learn when it comes to love, as does Elena. Let’s not forget, she’s 17, and she said it herself last episode: she has so much more growing and learning to do. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if there comes a time when she isn’t with either of the brothers, and in fact, she may need that as a part of her own growth process.

    I guess my question would be, do any of the characters on this show really know what love is? Do any of them really understand what it means to love someone? Do any of the characters have a healthy perspective on relationships? In my opinion, the answer is no. Because it is a television show, and the characters aren’t real. Without conflict, drama, and flawed characters, there would be no show for us to watch. Or I guess there would be, but it would be really really boring.

    Just one last comment in regards to some of the comments about “I will stop watching this show if Delena never happens,” “If they break up Stefan and Elena, I’m finished,” etc. If the only reason you watch the show is for the relationship between the main three characters (or two of the main three) you will seriously NEVER be able to appreciate all of the other fantastic things about this show and you will ALWAYS be disappointed. “Threatening” to stop watching if you don’t get your way is not only juvenile, it is ridiculous. You might as well stop watching now. When you create and write the show, you can take it in whatever direction you want. Until then, you need to learn to relax or you will find yourself constantly frustrated and disappointed. This comment is not directed at any one person, but everyone in general. I suspect the reason the writers haven’t taken the show in one direction or the other just to satisfy the fans is because you can’t always please everyone. They are writing a creative, sexy, vampire drama that millions of people all over the world watch every week. They are not concerned with one individuals preferences or desires, they are concerned with creating a show that continues to be entertaining for a majority of viewers from week to week.

  • guest

    I’ve read every comment. It wasn’t the break up of Stefan and Elena that anyone said they would stop watching. It was if Damon was killed. This season we were told it would be the year of the Kat. All we’ve gotten was Damon, Damon saving Elena, Damon telling Elena he loves her, Damon saving someone, Damon fighting, arguing, etc. Every so often they’d show Elena and Stefan and a kiss, Caroline saving someone, Kat, very very little and a tiny werewolf part. This whole season has been the year of the Damon. Hope season 3 isn’t like that.

  • Jill

    It’s not just the comments on this thread, it’s throughout the website. I guess I am just growing a little impatient with it because as much as the basic “love triangle” was what hooked me in to begin with, I continue to watch the show because I enjoy the story lines and characters.

    I disagree, I don’t think it was too heavily Damon centered, there were a lot of different things going on and they tried hard to showcase the other characters and actors too. Such as Caroline and Alaric. It might not have been in every single episode, but they still did it. I also think “the year of the Kat” was a promotional thing done by the CW, not necessarily by the writers of the show. That’s why it’s so deceiving all the time.

  • guest

    I also love all the character and the different stories. The problem I have with it is. As much as I love Damon I love the rest of the character’s just as much. Even John. LOL I just think (my opinion) the show just touched on what could have been great storylines, ie, werewolves, Alaric, Kat, etc. To me the entire season was about Damon.

  • Anonymous

    @ Jill- Thanks for so eloquently clearing up the “rape” thing. I agree and your were spot on.

    New questions (again):
    1. Does anyone have any kind of clue how Klaus knew Jules was a werewolf and was back in Mystic Falls? Katherine didn’t know and couldn’t have told him because she was otherwise occupied with being locked away in the tomb and all when the whole werewolf situation was resolved. Elijah knew, right? Of course Damon, Stefan, Caroline & Elena knew, right? And possibly Jer & Bonnie? Ric knew, too but without seeing her in MF, he wouldn’t be able to point her out, right? He was already back at the Salvatore House, then Jules showed up following Tyler to MF hospital, right? So who knew Jules had followed Tyler back to MF and could point her out to Klaus?

    2. If Elijah is not exactly a “friend”, then he would have been able to point out Jules, right? Not saying he did that, just pointing out he could have. Also, he now knows Katherine has vervain because he was standing next to Elena’s chair when Stefan told Ric Damon had slipped it to her, right?

    3. How did Klaus know that Stefan had taken Elena out of the Salvatore house for their last day together? This was when he told Katherine to make a phone call to lure Jenna out of the house, right? So, he had to have known Elena wasn’t in the house to get Katherine to make the phone call to Jenna posing as Elena, right?

    4. In a previous post, Joseph Morgan hinted that Klaus was going to be taking a “special interest” in Stefan, right? What does that mean?

  • Grace

    I agree with many of the ideas you articulated in your response; however, there is one claim that I disagree with, i.e., that Stefan is as demented as Damon. Both brothers have done reprehensible things in relation to Elena (for instance), but I’m inclined to give Damon the award for the most selfish, self-serving character of the year! And indeed, I’m guilty of applying human standards to judge Damon’s character (or Stefan’s, for that matter), but I find this approach quite logical (even if a little limited and limiting), since these characters populate a human world in which people follow codes of behavior similar to the ones we abide by in the “real” world. And isn’t this expected from most viewers? Isn’t this what draws in the audience, i.e., the ability to empathize or connect with the characters and the stories ? Thus, the correlations with the “real” world are necessary and cannot be avoided, no matter how hard we try.

    Rickthepitt and I didn’t necessarily disagree, at least not on the major points; we actually managed to reach a sort of consensus. The more I read opinions formulated by others, the more I believe that it is our own personal value systems that dictate how we perceive characters. I personally enjoy reading other viewers’ opinions and I’m open to consider information or perspectives that make sense within the framework that I’ve constructed to understand the characters in the TVD universe.

    Thank you, Jill, for your time to explain your interpretations. I really appreciate it.

  • Jill

    1. I think at the beginning of the episode when Tyler’s mom called him to come back because she had an accident, and then Klaus says later that wolves travel in packs. I think that’s how he knew about Jules. He may have known about Tyler from Katherine.

    2. I’m still not sure where Elijah stands. So I can’t really speak to this, we’ll have to wait and see.

    3. He probably had someone watching, seems that these all powerful vamps have many minions to do their bidding.

    4. Your guess is as good as mine. I wondered about that too.

  • Jill

    The part about Stefan being as demented as Damon, I didn’t necessarily mean currently or always, I mean that he has been and has the potential to be within his vampire nature. Both sides exist within both brothers, but because of personality, temperament, and experience it manifests in different ways.

    And I agree, I think we all tend to apply human standards to judge the characters because as viewers this is what we know. Vampires are fictional after all and created by humans ;)

  • Canderella

    Thanks, Jill. “Violated” is definately the better term and more what I initially ment. Please don’t forget that there are some none-native-english speaker around.

  • Sibelė

    THIS SHOW IS AMAZING:))))))

  • Jill

    Of course, my husband’s first language is not English, so I spend much of my time explaining the meanings of certain words, as he does for me in French :)

  • Anonymous

    1.- OK- I agree, wolves travel in packs, but how did he know Jules was a wolf, or even what she looked like? Maybe I’m being to picky, but still, it seemed to me that it was a little to coincidental that he managed to pick out Jules, when she’s not that well known around MF.

    Jill- maybe it’s a little paranoid, but I’m starting to think there is an “unwitting” spy among “Team Save Elena”….by “unwitting”, I think maybe one of the vamps/or one of the humans have been compelled to keep Klaus “in the know”.

  • dorkus

    There is no doubt in my mind that Damon loves Elena. The problem is that he does not know how to deal with all that emotions! Stefan and Damon both love her but they show that love in different ways. Damon is on his journey and he is learning how to deal with all of that: he started to feel, his next step is to learn how to show that love without hurting anybody, and most of all, how to respect others wishes despite of what those wishes are. This is a very hard thing to do even for us “regular” humans. Yes, Damon did a very selfish thing to Elena: he did it because of his own desperation: he cannot see how he can go on without her, so he was thinking of himself. True love is (at least what I think), to forgo your own desire for someone else. Damon is on journey to realize that and eventually he will.

  • CanadianTVDFan

    Perhaps klaus can ‘sniff’ them out. Just like the wolves can sniff out vampires, as we learned from Jules when she was talking to Tyler at the grill before they left. He does have the werewolf gene, even though it is held in check, maybe he can still ‘know’ who is one. Perhaps he found out from Ric.
    Good point.

  • Rickthepitt

    You know in season2 one of my favorite relationships(Please no one jump on me)was Damon and Rose.At first I didn’t like them then they grew on me.I liked how she was there for him,seen through his crap and was just a friend to him.And I liked how he cared about her(even thoug he denied it).Then what happens they kill her.I should have known better,you would have thought I learned my lesson from last season with the whole Jeremy and Anna thing(they are gueststars after all).Now,I have always liked Ric and Jenna,and we see how that’s turnig out,she’s a vampire…..yeah i’m not going to go into all that because I would be here all night…..Let’s just say i’m not happy.Now the couple that surprised me is Jeremy and Bonnie,didn’t like them at first but I do now…….so that means i’m just waiting for the other show to drop,because this is The Vampire Diaries and I am cursed.

  • Canderella

    Remember how Klaus came back in Alaric’s appartment and seemed to sniff that someone was there. So maybe it is either that or a witch/warlock can feel or spot their energy. I don’t believe in someone telling from the team about Jules, not in that case. Though there might be a secret spy, that I find very likely. Jules was together with Tayler, so the assumption was near that she might be a werewolf as well.

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  • Torture_Mistress

    Who else thinks that Elena needs to lie down with a nice big cup of tea in her bath tub (if it’s Damon’s bathtub – better :D) and have a good old soak (salts and rubber ducky n all) and really take the time to think about the years events, and which brother she’s got the hot’s for most???

    I mean we all saw her eyeballing Damon’s bed… come one… the idea is definitely creeping into her mind ;)

  • Jill

    Just out of curiosity Grace, what do you do for a living?

  • dorkus

    This is mainly for Guest who replay to me at 12:30AM today. Sorry I do not know how to replay directly.

    Thank you Guest. Good point on the multiple postings but I think I was not far saying you are not big fan of Damon in general, which I totally respect and see where are you coming from.

    Well yes, what Damon did throuout the series is not OKAY and his actions are what they are. Never thought of dismissing the ruthless and selfishness of his actions. However, the key point of all of this is to show how one can go from one extreme to the other: a person with no regard to human life to someone who is willing to put life on the line for others. Damon is getting closer to the other extreme and now he needs to learn how to balance it. In my opinion, the writers used extreme cases (because they could given it is a TV show) to show the character evolution in a very dramatic way. In real life, Damon would be considered a criminal and I would agree to that but on the show, his action are more “tools” to show how one can change once there is a purpose. Again, I never dismissed the hurrying consequences of his actions and pain he caused to others. But I think the writers’ point (among other things) is to mainly show through these dramatic things Damon has done that despite of all the horrible things we may have done in life, we can still pick up of what is left of us and become better. HOWEVER, there is one condition: we need to first accept who we are at the moment and realize consequences of our actions. The big part of the process is forgiveness and that is the biggest piece of the puzzle: and yes, even in Damon case forgiveness is possible. And the most amazing thing about us is that even we may be capable of doing horrible things we are also capable of forgiving for the “unforgivable”. So I think Damon is still on his journey: he was lost and has been found, he is picking up his pieces, he is realizing who he is and what he has done. But nothing will matter if he is not forgiven first.

    As for the complexity of the character, we could debate on that. Yes, you can say that his evolution is somehow predictable but this is not what I am referring in his character: I am thinking more of his struggle: how the good and bad is intertwine and how the character is fighting to separate these to powerful forces. Perhaps it is cliché to you but not to me. Just my opinion.

    Thank you for the debate.

  • mary.m155

    omg the last day was one of my fav epis! i just rewatched the end of season 2 last night…and it soo seems to me that Damon loves Elena more than Stefan…it just clicked for me..he was trying SOOOOOOOO much harder to save Her than Stef was…….i know Stef wanted to do what Elena wanted to do but…she acted kinda reckless.. ANYWAYS!  sorry i got kinda carried away. The end of season 2 is amazing and i totally forgot how good it was… Jennas Funeral…SO SAD “skinny love” song was great for it too. I teared up a little.





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