The Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale ended on a devastating note — with Elena Gilbert sacrificing her life in order to save her childhood friend Matt Donovan from drowning in the lake beneath Wickery Bridge. Luckily (for us), Dr. Meredith Fell had slipped some of that yum yum vamp juice into Elena’s IV when she was checked into the hospital, so technically she’s alive (as alive as a girl transitioning into a vampire can be, that is). However, that sort of reasoning isn’t good enough for Damon Salvatore at all !
As it turns out, Damon’s taking a page out of Emily Thorne’s playbook and itching for good old fashioned revenge. His prime target? None other than poor Matt! (Even though Matt’s planted firm on land now where there’s plenty of fresh air at his disposal, doesn’t mean he’s out of hot water quite yet.) Here’s what Ausiello over at TVLine.com had to say on the matter:
Question: It’s maybe a little too early to ask this, but do you know whether vampire-Elena will be taking some kind of revenge on Rebekah for causing her death when The Vampire Diaries returns? —Gabriela
Ausiello: I’m going to assume Elena has her hands full completing her transition to vampire. One person who does have revenge on the brain is Damon, who blames poor Matt for Elena’s little predicament.
Aww! As much as we adore Damon and those mesmerizing eyes of his, it seems a bit cruel to use Matt as a scapegoat for Elena’s descent into darkness. After all, she was the one who made the decision to have Stefan save Matt and not her — so why is Damon getting all playground bully on one of the only human sweethearts left in Mystic Falls? Shucks. Pick on someone your own size, Damon — especially a nice guy whose mom you got sexy with!
What do you think — is Matt to blame for Elena’s death? Does Damon have a point? Fess up in the comments!