Quote stjarna:Quote XPac: I do think this show sometimes rushes things a bit too much.
The whole dark ripper Stefan really could have ran for an entire season, instead of maybe half a dozen episodes. The entire Original family likewise could have been at least half a season... but I think that entire thing ran like 2-3 episodes. I think they just jammed too much into season 3, and everything ended up getting watered down.
Which also brings me to Delena, I would have prefered she slept with him in season 3- the buildup at the beginning of season 3 with them was great!- and it could have been sex, with a bit of guilt on Elena's part- just so it stays conflicted and angsty and a lot of crazy emotions-
now - them happening after having sort of chosen Stefan end of season 3- kind of did not give me the moment I was hoping for!That's me!!!!
I want to add that I loved Delena straight away- but then Elijah appeared- so, love Elejah first :D - and then Delena!!!LOL :-)
Anyway... season was jampacked with lots of stuff and I liked it, except for the last epi!
Storytelling is not easy!!!!
I do think they had Elena swing back and forth between Stefan and Damon a bit too much in the last 2 years.
She obviously got super close to Damon during the ripper stuff, then he got "better" and she ends up choosing Stefan. Then they break up and she sleeps with Damon.
It probably would have felt a bit more organic if the left that that middle part where she chooses Stefan. If she instead stayed kind of neutral then slowly moved towards Damon, rather than going straight from one to the other I think that might have worked better.