Are you counting down the days to The Vampire Diaries season finale? I am. For two reasons, one this show has been constantly delivering and ramping up the tension all season. Two, it's got Ian Somerhalder's Damon and Nina Dobrev's Elena. I freely admit that years ago when I first read LJ Smith's novels, I rooted for Damon page after page and since this series kicked off, well - yes, I am definitely on Team Damon for this one.
Maybe it's the affection for the bad boy or maybe it's Somerhalder's smoldering performance or maybe it's that we've really had a chance to see Damon and how driven he is by love, affection and the heart. Whatever the reason, his friendship with Elena has hit a lot of potholes - most of his own creation - but the two have become friends, truly cementing that relationship when Stefan went around the bend. Now, his affection has been outed by Isobel (of all the vamps that came to town, they let her leave? Really?)
First Damon warned her off in a smoking hot slap down where he reminded her that yes, you can indeed kill the messenger - to send a message. Later, Isobel tells Elena that Damon is in love with her, right in front of Damon and Stefan. Stefan looked like he just had his concerns confirmed, but Damon looked mildly embarrassed. I don't think he wanted Elena to know how he felt. Either way, The CW has posted the following two clips to whet the appetite for next Thursday.
The first scene takes place at the Mystic Grill with an amusing exchange between Damon and Elena, followed by a nastier, more petulant moment with Elena and Jeremy. The second scene is between Damon and Jeremy with the former calling the latter on his wallow in self-pity not to mention his nasty attitude.
Check it out.
Are you ready for the season finale?