‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Damon, Elena and a Pageant of Love and Friendship

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While the young ladies of Mystic Falls donned their prettiest dresses for the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas made an appearance on Thursday’s episode of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, there were some MAJOR developments for Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).

But the newbie vamp’s relationship with the sexy Salvatore wasn’t the only one which saw some progression on Thursday’s episode.

Note: Major spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “My Brother’s Keeper.”

Sired for sex? OK, “Delena,” fans take a breath and soak it in, because this is the moment that you’ve been waiting on for four seasons… Elena and Damon slept together. The problem is Caroline (Candice Accola) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) have an inkling that these feelings that Elena has for the “sneaky” Salvatore are a result of her being sired to Damon. Could this be true? Of course, it’s totally possible but I’m going to stick with this being just a theory for now. Though it’s also a theory I can’t believe I never thought of.

“Friend-tervention.” While I am firmly on Team Switzerland when it comes to picking which Salvatore I want Elena to be with (seriously, can’t she just be with both?), Caroline is clearly the president of the Team Stefan fan club. In fact she tells her BFF that the thought of her with Damon “makes [her] want to barf.” As the president, Caroline and Stefan shared some adorable scenes together throughout the episode. Her explanation to Stefan about Elena:  “You and her, epic, her [and] Damon, uh god.” I am kind of obsessed with their friendship.

Klaroline. Damon and Elena’s relationship wasn’t the only one developing during Miss Mystic Falls. Though Caroline only agreed to attend the event with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) to keep up Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) plan and fufill her promise to have a date, the pair shared some poignant moments within the hour. With him opening up to her about the only moment he ever wanted to be human and teasing her by reading her Miss Mystic Falls application aloud, I could totally see this actually happening. I say, let’s do it. The duo have a good chemistry together. Also, the strings playing “Falling Slowly” from the film, Once, during their scene pretty much stole my heart.

Super Slayer Strength. Jeremy  (Stephen R. McQueen) the vampire slayer has got super strength and energy now that his hunter potential has been awakened. Too bad most of his friends are vampires. In the name of love and by Klaus’ order, Stefan gets Jeremy to kill a newborn vamp. But as his tattoo grows , so does his urge to kill the undead – especially his sister. With just two kills under his belt, he’s already thinking like “Connor 2.0.” And within the course of the episode, he attacks both his sister and Stefan. Seeing his difficulty in the situation, Elena takes it upon herself to move out of the house and tells Matt (Zach Roerig) to move in.

Hayley’s secret. Well wouldn’t you know it, the two newbies in town – Hayley and Professor Shane (David Alpay) – are in cahoots. Apparently breaking the hybrids of their sire bonds to Klaus is all a part of the plan, though Tyler of course knows nothing of that. Professor Shane also clued Damon in that whatever the hunter’s mark map leads to, only the magic of a Bennett witch can unlock it. Looks like Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) role just got bigger!

And the next Miss Mystic Falls is…. April Young (Grace Phipps).

Buzz Moments:

OMG: UM, ELENA AND DAMON SLEPT TOGETHER! And WHAT? He’s probably her sire?!?! Bananas.

Thank you, TV gods.: Can I use that last five minutes for all of our buzz moments? I’m pretty sure “Delena” fans are watching those last scenes on repeat for the rest of their night.

Awk-ward: “Hey boys, I’m moving in!” Stefan’s exit as Elena let he and Damon know she would be living with them was awkward to say the very least. It was also kind of sad.

Hotness: Again, Elena and Damon’s bedroom romp has to take this. Though, Wesley opening the episode with push ups comes in a close second.

Fab-u-lous: I was loving everything about Dobrev’s look at Miss Mystic Falls from the dress to the earrings to the fishtail braid. While I have yet to be able to find where to get that dress, the earrings are here.

Can. Not. Wait.: A flashback to the past complete with a guest spot by Arielle Kebbel (Lexie). Get us to Bourbon St. stat.

Celebuzz (1-10): 9. While I’m still processing the implications of all that went down on the episode, this was definitely one of the best episodes of the season thus far.

So tell us fans, what did you think of “My Brother’s Keeper”? Are you excited that Elena and Damon finally took this step or is it tainted because she may have been tricked it to it? Tell us what you think below!

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