For many Delena fans the last episode will always stay among the favourite ones. This aim of this article, however, is not to swoon over the kissing scene, but to open a discussion about the future of our favourite triangle.
Skipping the history lesson we all know too well, I'll put forward several facts about the triangle:
1. Katherine and Elena look the same.
2. Katherine and Elena have different personalities.
3. Stefan and Damon have different personalities.
4. Katherine chose Stefan over Damon.
5. Stefan and Damon are in love with Elena.
Would it not be cosmic justice if Elena chose Damon?
Stefan and Damon are vampires and the show took a rather unique approach to these mythological creatures. They're shown as animals who are capable who can be humane if they want to. In that respect, they're like humans, but with lesser control over their primal needs.
With that in mind, I see Stefan as the stronger brother. He doesn't need anyones help to be humane if he indeed decides to put his urges aside. The show started out that way and we've seen Stefan's will and ability to control himself in various situations. Elena came as a bonus, but she was not his humanity. He was humane long before he met Elena. More importantly, his decision to put his urges under control came before he met Elena. In my opinion, one could rightfully argue that Stefan would've remained equially good had he not met Elena.
On the other hand, Damon doesn't want to be a better person.In the beginning he was portrayed as a classic bad boy, but as the show continued we've discovered as a very insecure and sensitive man troubled with inferiority complex.
Leter we've seen just how different the two brothers were as vampires. Once Stefan lost control over himself, he lost it completely (even if not permanently). Damon was brutal, but his decisons were conscious and he could always stop himself if he wanted to. One could argue that the animal inside Stefan took control over his mind to such extent that he's hardly conscious of his actions.
In light of those observations, I'll put forward two thesis:
1. Damon is Stefan's humanity.
2. Elena is Damon's humanity.
I do not expect everybody to agree with me, but I think my thesis are correct. Stefan was torn with guilt because of what he did to Damon. Damon constantly reminded him of the things he did. He worked so hard to become humane and than gave it all up for his brother. Not for Elena. He was entirely aware of Damon's feelings for Elena and the possibility that his brother might take advantige of his departure from humanity and try something with her. It didn't matter.
On the other hand, Damon became more humane because of Elena. He could control himself, but never wanted to Elena. Elena motivated him to control himself. She is his humanity.
After the events in the last episode, we're all wondering what Elena is going to do. I think she loves Damon, but I don't think she'll leave Stefan, especially is he comes asking for help. This is would be another blow for Damon, but that's how I see it. However, I would want Stefan to be the mature one and see that Elena's feelings for him have changed. I wouldn't want him to be dumped. I would wantt him to leave Elena and make way for Damon. Elena might just be too loyal to make such move and Damon too insecure. Stefan however loves them both, especially Damon. He needs Damon to stay humane and he knows that Damon needs Elena.
Of course, everybody is entitled to their opinion. Which couple is going to be the endgame for you and how do you think it will all play out?