the same. I’m also not a fan of how inconsistently Elena is being written. Don’t give me this bullshit that she’s a baby vampire who doesn’t know how to handle anything excuse because Caroline didn’t have this happen for this long—keeping her a special snowflake even as a vampire is a huge mistake for the show to make.
You also can’t just have her be all ‘badass’ in one moment then sobbing against a Salvatore’s chest in another that isn’t remorse that’s the definition of wishy-washy characterization. Elena used to be quite a badass in her own right until in season three she became immensely co dependent on the Salvatore brothers and I don’t think she can be redeemed from that as she’s still is attached to them both by the hip. When she does kill Connor all she can sob is that Damon told her to and so she did. She wasn’t always so brain-less and used to challenge what other characters, especially ones like Damon, suggested. Not to mention the diaries are brought back in this episode where Elena contemplates suicide rather than being a vampire because she just can’t handle oh, anything. How do you spell lame? E-L-E-N-A.
Let’s not forget Tyler Lockwood and his lying liar face. I’m not buying that
nothing happened with Haley—they totally fucked and he’s just not man enough to
tell Caroline. Why is it such a taboo thing for his character to have any
complications or flaws? Caroline isn’t going to immediately jump on Klaus if he
did, and if she did then this show isn’t won’t have just ruined Elena’s
characterization. There should be a trust there that goes beyond any
indiscretions and if there isn’t they just shouldn’t be together, period.
So next week it looks like Elena is going to lose her damn mind because apparently killing a hunter makes you crazy now. Funny how that was never a thing until super special lamepire Elena did it. They could have just let Elena have her kill, mourn, and move on but no we have to make her screech and cry at us for yet another tedious episode. At least her delusions seem to mean the return of the only truly worthwhile character Nina Dobrev plays on that show as Katherine is finally making her much needed return to The Vampire Diaries.