Damon Salvatore, how I love thee, let me count the ways and all things fan girl

12 11 2010

Damon: I just have to say it once, you just need to hear it. I love you, Elena. And it’s because I love you that…I can’t be selfish with you…and why you can’t know this. I don’t deserve you. But my brother does. (kisses her forehead) God, I wish you didn’t have to forget this. But you do.

What a way to start or end, depending on how you look at it. So let me talk today about the relationship between Damon and Elena. I love them. I adore the relationship and sometimes I even think that Elena doesn’t deserve the amount of awesomeness that Damon gives out. This scene with her in the last episode (2×08) was beyond words, the best scene I have ever seen in Vampire Diaries. I thought that nothing could get better than the porch scene at the finale of season 1. The song Bloodstream by Stateless was absolutely perfect for the scene.

However, aside from all the beauty of that scene, it was with Katherine. Who isn’t really even in love with Damon. She wants Stefan. So back to the important part. The scene last night in 2×08 Rose was heartbreaking, amazing, awe inspiring and any other super emotive adjective you want to use. Even though I hate using words like this usually, I can’t help it for this. This scene left me with a whole new level of respect for Damon. He was totally the best and worst man in that moment. To come to Elena and be his usual cocky, Damon self to start and the evolve in front of her and our eyes to declare that he loves her and then to take it all away by compelling her to forget. It is something I truly hope will have repercussions on all the story lines for the rest of the season. Ian Somerhalder has really found this amazing strength playing Damon. I watched him in Young Americans, loved him then, next Lost as Boone. But through all of this he never truly got to push himself the way I feel he has in this. He pushes every edge of Damon to make us love him and hate him, want to hit him and hug him. In my opinion he has delivered every best line and been part of best scenes in Vampire Diaries to date. I am waiting to be proved wrong. Can he really be this great forever? Whether he is sparring with his brother, trying to protect him, giving up on the woman he loved for centuries or making double entendres every time he blinks, he commands every scene. His blinks, gestures, the timbre of his voice, the way he tips his shoulders and don’t even get me started on how expressive his eyes are, all contribute to every facet of Damon. Is it right that he should get EVERY best (in my opinion) moment in the show as he isn’t actually the lead? I think it is, but clearly I am biased. I have a weakness with bad boy characters. But this is a whole new level. To look the woman you love in the eye and tell her you’re about to do the most selfish thing you can and then turn around and then free her from the burden of knowing doubles his. I mean come on; this guy is going to live forever. He will always carry this. It reminds me of that great episode of Angel where he had to reset the day. He got to remember his time with Buffy, what life would be like if he wasn’t a vampire. That’s what Damon has now. The double edged sword of that moment of relief after telling the truth and confessing the burden he had been carrying and then opposing it with knowing she will never know you told her and having to see her with Stefan all the time. Seriously, I am team Delena all the way, hard to have missed I know, but I need that girl to wake up and smell the blood! Wakey wakey Elena. Damon is perfectly imperfect for you.

Oh and the amazing song in the scene is I Was Wrong by Sleeperstar

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