There are many fans guessing how Elena could get her memories back on The Vampire Diaries. Delena shippers around the world want the two back together now that Damon has made it back from the “other side.” The question is will it happen considering the reported off-screen tension?
During the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries’ sixth season, Elena asked Alaric to compel her to forget that she ever loved Damon. She just could not deal with a lifetime without her soul mate. All that happened in the next episode, and she soon found that she was able to move on. Damon just became the brother of Stefan, who killed her brother that time.
Stefan tried to encourage her to get her memories back, but she had already gathered something like that would happen. Elena wrote to her future compelled self to convince her not to let the memories come back. Now Damon is back, and all the Delena shippers want is them back together.
One of the ways Wetpaint believes it will happen is by Elena remembering by herself. Her love for Damon will break the compulsion, similarly to the way that Stefan fought off Klaus’ compulsion to kill Elena back in season three. Is Elena’s love for Damon strong enough? Is that how Elena will get her memories back on The Vampire Diaries?
There is always the option of Alaric compelling her to remember again. However, there has to be something up the writers’ sleeves. It seems like the easiest option, and something that Elena was relying on when discussing things with Caroline. Alaric changed a number of her memories, though, including that one of Damon saving her an embarrassing moment during the second season at the Miss Mystic Falls pageant.
While the love was so strong, Elena has a disdain for Damon at the moment. That is likely to build during the next episode too. After all, Damon left Bonnie behind. The question is what he will tell the others when they find out that he has returned alone. Chances are he will lie, but eventually get caught out. It could lead to more reasons for Elena to turn her back on the love she once felt for him.
According to the episode synopsis for episode seven of The Vampire Diaries, it looks like Damon is losing hope. Elena will not instantly feel that spark for him, or want her memories back. However, it looks like a clue will bring back hope for something. Will that be hope that he can win Elena back or hope that he can save Bonnie from the “other side” with Kai?
The ending to Thursday’s episode has brought up many questions. The first time Elena sees Damon is expected to be an explosive moment, but will it be for the reason that Delena fans want? Is it possible that his return will push her closer to Stefan, making Stelena fans happy? There are a lot of options available, and plenty of ways for Elena to get her memories back on The Vampire Diaries.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham