As wrapped up as fans are in the love triangle between Elena, Stefan and Damon on ‘The Vampire Diaries‘, there is another relationship that is in serious turmoil in need of some serious TLC as well and that’s the broken brotherly bond between Stefan and Damon Salvatore.
Stefan and Damon have had some serious sibling rivalry that has spanned over decades, usually involving a woman, but Ian Somerhalder reveals to TVGuide that the brothers will start to overcome their issues with each other and actually find a way to forge a deeper relationship with one another. He said;
“What’s interesting about what’s happening right now is the dynamic between the brothers. They are starting to really bond. A tease about the episode coming up is really about these brothers overcoming their disdain for each other and ultimately realizing that family is really embedded into the fabric of who we are and if you can connect with that it’s really powerful.”
While the brothers have always had issues with each other, there’s the Elena element of the story that is also pushing Stefan and Damon apart, especially now that Stefan knows that Elena is conflicted about her feelings for Damon. Somerhalder said;
“This whole Damon-Elena-Stefan thing is coming to a head. Stefan knows that there are feelings flying around between the three of them and he’s man enough to understand that this is a symptom of love and how complicated it can be.”
Paul Wesley adds that Stefan and Damon will be able to overcome the Elena situation no matter what brother she chooses to be with because the “bond of blood” is strong. He said;
“Stefan and Damon will always love each other, but they’ll always be in love the same girl. They’ll die that way or they’ll live that way for the rest of their lives. The bond of blood is an amazing bond.”
Who are you hoping that Elena will end up with – Damon, Stefan or neither? ‘The Vampire Diaries’ returns to the CW on April 19 – will you be watching?