Oh boy...THIS episode had me reeling for hours afterward. My thoughts were basically any other DE fan's that were heartbroken. Honestly I felt for Elena this episode...Stefan and Caroline were REALLY annoying me! It felt to me like they treated her vampirism and her feelings for Damon like it's a disease! Also not only did Caroline not give her the time of day, but Stefan acted in a way that was COMPLETELY uncalled for & put Elena in danger because it seems like they both cannot accept that Damon and Elena's feelings for each other could be real.
When I first heard that LJ Smith had been fired, I was tempted to think it was a hoax. Some fans speculated that LJ had been fired for something else, and her Pro-Delena stance was merely a cover up for legal reasons she couldn't go into. However, since LJ Smith has confirmed she has been fired, I think it's clear from the statement she issued that she WAS fired for wanting to make Delena endgame:
"(And remember, for fans of Bonnie and Damon, and strict Stefan and Elena fans, the immediate dynamics may be more to your liking.)"
Stefan and Elena are mentioned, as are Damon and Bonnie. But there's...
"Choices aren't what you think. They're fickle, dangerous things. Slippery, unpredictable. Tenacious. The big ones just don't go away. You make them once, but they keep coming back, demanding to be re-made again and again, insisting that you own them."
'Rosie: Note To Self', Claire Connor with G.P. Taylor
I'm going to be direct here: it KILLED me that Elena chose Stefan in the finale. I think a lot of fans expected her to make the right choice, but she didn't. She made the wrong one. I would never do Elena the dishonour by arguing that she didn't love Stefan. We all know she does. She loved him...
Everyone loves Delena. If you need proof, here is the evidence:
In Entertainment Weekly's Season Finale Awards, DE won every category they were nominated in; 'Best Romantic Cliffhanger', Best Kiss, Top Tissue Moment, Most Rewound Moment.
When vampire-diaries.net fans voted for their top 5 episodes of Season 2, four of the episodes were heavy on the DE-epicness: (5)'Rose', (4)'The Return', (3) 'Masquerade', (2)'The Sun Also Rises', and (1)'As I Lay Dying'.
DE are up for 2 Tater Top Awards, 'Best Kiss' and 'Best Couple'.
I don't mean to sound boastful or smug, but if the numbers on Fanpop are anything...