‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Will Damon Ever Get Elena Back?

Vampire Diaries fans were expecting quite a lot from Thursday’s episode, but many were left feeling very disappointed. That being said, if you haven’t seen last night’s episode then averts your eyes, because there are some pretty big spoilers ahead.

Fans knew that Damon wouldn’t just walk away without at least trying to get Elena’s memories back after he learned that his best friend Alaric compelled her to forget everything about their relationship. Fans were left waiting with their breaths held as last week’s episode ended with a door separating the two Vampire Diaries co-stars before they finally come face to face for the first time since Damon’s return to the living world.

Elena, and her many fans, had hoped that finally seeing Damon face to face would bring her intense emotions flooding back, but alas, that wasn’t the case. While Damon begged Elena to remember, she told him that she had zero feelings for him now, and that she was sorry. For seasoned fans of the show, they knew that Damon wouldn’t take this laying down.

According to Hollywood Life, the couple is then reunited on the dance floor while attending a hospital fundraiser that Elena is required to go to since she is an intern at the hospital. Damon is bound and determined to wake Elena up, so to speak, and after some convincing Elena tells Damon that she knows she loved him and she wants the memories back, which kind of sucks for her date Liam, but oh well, I guess! The fans want what they want!

While Damon is busy working with Elena to try and bring back her memories, there’s a few other things going on. Bonnie makes an appearance in this episode, and for a while it looks like Kai (the crazy one) is changing and feels genuinely remorseful for killing his family in the past. Of course Bonnie isn’t an idiot and sees through that charade. After a little back and forth, Bonnie does the only thing she can think of to make sure that Kai can’t go anywhere: places her magic in her old teddy bear and sends it off to Damon in the present day.

Then fans get to see the truth come out between Caroline and Stefan. When her mother is put in danger, they must work alongside Enzo to trade the Vampire Hunter, Tripp, for her mother. While in the process, Enzo lets it slip that Caroline has “a thing” for Stephan. When all is said and done and Caroline has her mother back, the issue is brought up and Caroline squashes things, and according to Entertainment Weekly, Caroline states that she still has to hate Stephen because “if she doesn’t hate him for ruining their friendship, she has to hate herself for ruining it. And she thinks she deserves better than that.”

So through all these gooey feelings, fans still want to know one thing – will Elena get her memories back? Damon and Elena walk backwards through their relationship and no matter how hard they try, she just can’t remember a thing. So while standing at the border of Mystic Falls, Elena decides to take matters into her own hands.

She knows that the only way to break Alaric’s compulsion is to cross the border so the magic is undone, but that also means risking her life, and Damon won’t allow that to happen. Even though Elena finally remembered something, Damon won’t have her risking her life for him, even though he came through time and space to get her back.

So, Vampire Diaries fans, looks like Elena and Damon won’t be getting their happily ever after just yet. Does that mean that the two are officially done for good? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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