great post!...and as usually I completely agree!
I just saw the episode myself (was really busy last night so had to skip tvd
...thank god for HULU) and I LOVED IT! Honestly for the first time I realized why writers went the sire bond way.
it all comes down to this:
"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well." -- Theodore Roosevelt
For me this is the reason why I love Damon and Delena more than Stefan and Stelena..
With Stelena things started out as relatively easy and on the surface it seemed that they were made for each other...but as the reality started to intervene and truth about the past started to come out that relationship cracked and then broke into million pieces. When they were together Stefan showed Elena what he wanted to be not what he really is.
In contrast, Damon always tries to make Elena face who he really is but hides what he wants to be...he has learned the hard way that showing the good side equals showing your weak side, so he hides it from everyone. But that has been good for Delena because Elena sees Damon for what he is and loves him for him.
Delene love story is a lot of things but easy it is not.
one of the reasons why everyone is so intrigued by them.
This episode has proved beyond doubt that there is no cure...and the vision Shady Shane saw was Silas himself manipulating Shane to gain freedom...I don't think any witch, no matter how powerful can bring back the dead whenever he or she desires...if Silas was that powerful then Quetsiya would never have been able to bury him alive in that grave...and as always the only person to realize that Shane is not to be trusted is Damon.
Damon's insecurities broke my heart...and I can see that after being screwed over by almost everyone in his life, trust wont come easy for him...so may be for once Elena will fight for him.