Quote aerinha: I am going to blame the writing for Elena staying the same inspite of all they "she became a whole other person" crap Stefan and Caroline have been spouting all season. The actress makes a real shift between Elena and Katherine, I never feel Katherine is justnElena with curly hair, so I think if they gave Elena different less wilting violet dialogue and storyline she could pull it off. When she killed the hunter I felt I was seeing dark Elena, not Katherine.
It is tv, they need to show us if she is changed, not tell us repeatedly with no proof.
From all they rah rah Julie Plec gave about Elena growing up and all the Caroline crap, I expected Elena to stop being so naive. Not lose her ability to feel, butntonstop feeling guilty she acted to save herself at the expense of the person trying to kill her. Interviews said Elena was to putnRic's training to use, but it is Jeremy doing the hunting, not her.
Her wanting Damon with no bond would be a change, but they took that away. In the end it is like they made her a vampire to justify her having sex with Damon, but had no intention of committing to it as she remained the same and they plan to cure her. It was. Plot point, not a turning point.
To me Katherine is too much one way and Elena is too much the other. Neither altogether thrills me. You can be a good person and want to save your own life and have fun. But you can also be self centered without having every plan meaning someone good dies to save you. It is like they don't know how to show their dif fences without making one so selfish there is nothing redeeming about her (sorry but nothing I've seen so far justifies Katherine being such a selfish witch all the time) and the other such a mealy mouthed twit that you want to jump into the tv and slap her because she'd rather die that think of any other course of action because someone might get hurt. So again, I blame the writing.
Paging Buffy. Teach Elena that you fight for everyone to survive including you.
In Katherine's defense, I DO think they ended up giving her some layers at the VERY end of season 2, and during season 3.
She did end up saving Damon by delivering him Klaus blood even though everyone expected her to just leave down. And during season 3, she not only saved Stefan from that witch in Chicago (which could arguably have been self serving), but she also got Stefan to save Damon during that whole plan with Micheal even though it arguably served her agenda more to just have Klaus killed and allow Damon to die. Like she herself admits in Homecoming, sometimes her humanity does slip through.
But I'll agree they can probably tweak Elena a bit. Maybe tone down the angst a bit once in awhile. I get that it's necessary but sometimes it's a bit much.