Damon wakes in an empty bed, but it’s not empty for long. Elena bounds back in the room and joins him. They talk, kiss, cuddle and then have sex. Once again, their sex scenes are intercut with Caroline’s rant to Stefan about Elena being sire bound to Damon, infusing the term “anti-climactic” a whole other layer of meaning.
- Cindy McLennan, The Vampire Diaries 4-8 “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street” Recap
Shame on every single point in this story, in which the men control the women (Damon with Charlotte and Elena; Shane with Hayley and Bonnie; Tyler with Kim, etc.). Oh hell. I’m too angry to write anymore. […] Pleasant dreams, my dears. Pleasant dreams, but please remember, when you attempt to measure a woman’s worth by counting how often she spreads her legs, you’re saying a lot more about yourself than you’ll ever know about that woman.
-Cindy McLennan, The Vampire Diaries 4-8 “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street” Recaplet
He finally gets Elena to drink and it’s hotter than any sex scene ever featured on this show. I’m struggling to stay out of Metaphor-ville about cheap bathroom hookups, but it’s difficult when watching these two.
-Cindy McLennan, The Vampire Diaries 4-2 “Memorial” Recap
No Tell Motel
Can Elena and Damon go on more road trips? Particularly if they have scorching kisses in the hallways of motels during them? Even though this show is generally full of sex and romance, that was the hottest thing we’d seen all season.
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Damon won’t give up on their girlfriend, but he won’t sacrifice his brother’s recovery — his redemption — in the battle for her love. That, right there, is why this love triangle works for me. Each of the three characters cares deeply for the other two.
- Cindy McLennan, The Vampire Diaries 3-15 “All My Children” Recaplet