The Vampire Diaries that started off as one of the biggest hits on Television reached a milestone on 23rd of January with its 100th episode airing. It was an emotional moment for loyal fans. But did the storyline really pay off? Ambivalence everywhere.
Criticism and objections are the rooms of the house that is freedom of speech. And every writing (novels, books, shows or movies even songs and music) has that house. Fans are allowed to contest and question a writer's choice and intellect. So while the 100th episode won points in some hearts, it gained resentment in others.
I'll start with my beef with Caroline Forbes. Or shall i say Caroline hypocritical Forbes, perhaps?
I do not hate characters without reason. I dont. Caroline was one of my favs in the second season n even the third. She became a vampire, was a great friend at time of need. Though she's nosy n judgmental by nature but she took it to extremes in the past two seasons. I never thought i'd hate Caroline with such passion, i do now.. but I do and its a shame that its irredeemable. A girl who people are of the opinion is a great friend n a great human being would gloat when her so called best friend is hurt because the man she loves broke up with her? rather than consoling her? Because that man wasnt what Caroline wanted for Elena. Caroline believes she knows whats best for Elena n while she was out turning every stone over to get Elena's free will back in season 4 because she thought Elena wasnt loving Damon off her own accord, now that there is no sire bond, she's verbally forcing Elena to be with the man she wants and thinking she's got it all figured out for Elena. Isnt that an abuse to Elena's free will? tell me I am wrong and i'll respectfully decline my opinion. I am okay with her being judgmental about Elena's choices but when you think your friend, or any human being should live out the perfect story you've planned for them.. thats just revolting.
Now the second part of this: Hypocrisy.
Caroline to Klaus (4x13): "Anybody capable of love is capable of being saved."
Ummmm.... Damon? anyone... Caroline? If this quote doesnt prove she's hypocritical by roots, I
dont know what will. The biggest issue I have with this character is the hypocritical judgmental. Developing feelings for Klaus, I am not objecting at all. The heart wants the heart wants. You cant erase it or write it off. You can fight it but you cant enchant a spell n feelings will go away, its not possible. So by no means am i holding any grudges over Caroline for having feelings for Klaus. Its the hypocrisy of it that is indigestible.
Caroline to Elena: "when will you realize that the world is less dangerous than the person you are inviting into your own bedroom."
And Caroline humps Klaus in 5x11. Yeah, my mind is fried.
Klaus is a bastard, simple as that. I'll just list down some of the way he's conveniently ruined all of Caroline's friends' lives.
Elena; He killed aunt Jenna.
Stefan; took his humanity away and turned him into a ripper.
Tyler; killed his mom and all his hybrid friends.
Bonnie; led to Bonnie's mom becoming a vampire.
ETC...ETC.. n lets not forget the millions of innocents he's massacred. And Caroline is worth being called compassionate after this stunt she pulled off? After judging Elena for being in love with Damon n gloating over her breakup, to go hump the guy who ruined everyone's lives. This is a really charming act, ain't it Car? *sarcasm*
And lets give her a pass for following her heart for a moment. Then who gives her the right in the name of all lords of heaven and earth to judge Elena? Her hypocritical platitudes disgust me to no end. And thats why if any character is ruined, IMO, its the blonde vampire of Mystic Falls.
Now lets talk about Damon Salvatore:
"I cant live without her."
"You are my life Elena."
Its very rare that we get confessions like these out of Damon but when we do, they are beautifully priceless.
Damon Salvatore is a very damaged, insecure and a painfully tragic character. For his entire life, he's been overshadowed by his brother's existence. People kept reiterating his bad sides, that he's a bad person.. a monster. And so when he fell in love with Elena, even though Damon hasn't changed his basic nature, he has redeemed. He doesn't kill for pleasure or to fill any void. He does lash out n can be very unstable when hurt, but he's not like when the times involved a tomb and Katherine's vampire self. But because he believes he's all bad, he's an irredeemable cruel satan that hell sent to the earth. That's why he doesn't believe he's worth Elena's love or deserves any of it because when he opens himself up for a minute for it, he's told he's bad. Damon's insecurities n his constant battles make him such a deep character. And no matter how unstable he can be and how much people tell him, he's bad.. there's one thing that'll never change; he will never ever be selfish with the girl he loves more than anything. And that makes him the most human than any other character on the show.
... I am such a sobbing puddle mess right now.
Now people who are worried about Delena.. when the times had Stefan and Elena confessing their undying love for each other, Delena survived that n are inseparable. It annoys me when people give up easily especially after we've endured so much.. and not only endured, SURVIVED. I am not saying Delena is an easy ship. You haven't experienced fangirl pain unless you've shipped these two.. But just remember "we'll survive. we always survive."
Because they are everything, they've ever wanted.