Synopsis for 6×14 “Stay”

GOODBYE, MYSTIC FALLS — It’s Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) last day in Mystic Falls and Elena (Nina Dobrev) puts on a brave face as they reminisce about their past. Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves growing closer as they prepare Caroline’s family cabin for her mother to live out her final days. While packing up her office, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacInytre) turns to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) for help solving one of her remaining open cases involving Elena’s parents. Elsewhere, when a violent confrontation with Enzo (Michael Malarkey) leaves Jeremy wondering whether he should leave or not, Matt (Zach Roerig) finds his own life on the line after Enzo lures him and Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays) into his dangerous plan. Lastly, Caroline rushes to the hospital after learning her mother has taken a turn for the worse. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Brian Young & Caroline Dries (#614).

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Paul believes a Stelena twist is still possible

As a couple, are Stefan and Elena dead and gone forever? Or is there hope for Stelena yet?
I don’t think it’s out of the question. I think it’s contingent upon the writing – writers are really magicians. They can come up with anything, and it just depends on what the audience wants. Writers can make it seem like Caroline and Stefan are the end game, and suddenly switch it on a dime and then everyone is rooting for Stefan and Elena. You never know on this show, but I think that’s what keeps it fresh and exciting. If you do have a preconceived notion of what’s going to happen next, it just becomes unreliably boring, and so I don’t think you could ever rule anything out.


TVLINE | Stefan’s fake proposal to Elena earlier this season was definitely unpredictable. Is the door still open for those two?
I’m telling you, all it takes is one shift in writing. All it takes is one intelligently shifted moment or new storyline to sort of diverge and — boom! — we’re back on the Stefan and Elena train. I have no idea what the writers are doing or planning on doing or if that’s something they’re even interested in, but I wouldn’t eliminate anything from the equation.

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Ask Lexi: Comfort Me!


Dear Lexi, A few comforting words from you would be really helpful right now. I have this bad bad feeling that a Delena & Steroline end game is being set up.


Dear Anonymous:

Sorry this reply is a tad late. Here on cloud 9 time and space limitations are non-existent.

It’s hard to figure out exactly what words to use that would give you the most comfort. I do however know two things.
a) Stefan’s feelings for Elena are as intact as they ever were.
b) Elena is now disassociated from her soul and is emotionally bankrupt.

I am firm in the belief that Stefan’s deep love for Elena remains intact. He loves her in a place where there is no space or time, and it’s the unselfishness of his feelings, that has allowed him to let her go.

During my (un)corporeal life, and in wanting the most of ‘life’ and love for my best friend, I hinted at and encouraged him to pursue a meaningful relationship with Caroline. My actions were desperate and wrong. Luckily, his response was proof to me that his heart didn’t want what I wanted for him. I don’t think that will change. His attentiveness and investment in Caroline’s emotional needs are real, and whether or not the relationship becomes physical, I believe that he would be entering this relationship with an ‘exit’ strategy. It’s not that he doesn’t respect and appreciate Caroline, I don’t believe that he is able to love her without limits; and I don’t believe he is willing to be vulnerable.

Elena with Damon is twisted on too many levels to list. The comparison of that dysfunction versus that of a loving, real, whole relationship with Stefan is unparallelled. Suffice it to say that with her current prick pick Elena is comfortable in the ability to tell herself lies in order to sustain the toxic fog of a relationship she has/had with Damon. Her level of emotional dishonesty has become the filter for how she lives her life. Among the many untruths in which she indulged is, settling for the life she thinks she wants instead of the one she deserves. In fact she seems to have lowered her standards in fear of being lonely. And so, in compromising her standards she has been ‘gifted’ with a liability–a dependent Damon. Elena must recover and find peace from the broken pieces of her life to be ‘in order’ again before she is able to ‘come home’ to Stefan.

I’m going to leave you with these questions. Would you want the same kind of relationship between Stefan and Elena that you mourn? Would you be okay with a different kind of romantic relationship between these two? Because, make no mistake, it will be/must be different. Are you prepared for that?

Finally, it is canon that you believe this:
Long term relationships sustain themselves over time by dying, in order to be reborn.


Thanks Lexi! Safe journey back to Cloud 9.

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Paul Wesley on why he cut a shirtless scene from the episode he directed

Last season, The Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley took a seat behind the camera for his directorial debut with “Resident Evil,” after which he let it slip that he had cut a shirtless Stefan scene. Now in season six, Wesley has returned to the director’s chair for this week’s “Woke Up With a Monster.” And although he might be more comfortable in his directorial role this time around, one thing hasn’t changed: He’s still cutting shirtless scenes.

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