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Relationship Status: It’s complicated…

So as you all know, I have rapidly been becoming less of a fan of TVD this season. It’s mainly because of how they treat Bonnie, sprinkled with my utter disdain for Elena. Below is a letter I wrote after the episode where Bonnie got left behind on the other side, yet again. I looked up Julie Plec’s agents, and fired this letter off to them. Do I think they will read it, let alone pass it on to her? No, but at least sending it made me feel better, lol.

Dear Julie Plec,

My name is Kylie Miller and I am writing you this letter out of my sheer frustrations caused by recent episodes of the Vampire Diaries. Before I go into any detail, let my first say that I am a fan, hanging on by a thread maybe, but a fan nonetheless. I have every single season on DVD and I’ve tuned in on Thursday nights at 7pm CST faithfully since 2009.

Over the seasons, I have noticed a certain pattern involving our beloved Bonnie Bennett. She always gets the short end of the stick. ALWAYS! Why is this? I’m sure you are aware of this and don’t need to be reminded, but for the sake of my letter, I have listed a few examples (not in chronological order):

  1. Grams dies
  2. Her mother returns only to be turned into a vampire and leaves again
  3. Bonnie dies to bring back Jeremy
  4. Her father is murdered in the town square
  5. Her new possible boyfriend is turned into a vampire and killed
  6. She loses her magic
  7. Performs potentially fatal spells to save her band of fools (the other main characters)
  8. Almost killed by the horrendous Elena when her humanity was off (The nerve of her even without her humanity!)
  9. Being the anchor to the other side (“Way harsh, Ty”)
  10. She dies again and gets stuck on the other side while it’s imploding. She gets to another plane by the grace of Grams

I could continue, but I’m sure you get the picture. In the premier episode this season, Bonnie got about 2mins of airtime at the very end. To add insult to injury, her death was mentioned only briefly by Elena and Caroline, to make it seem like they actually missed her. I take some of the previous sentence back. I think Caroline genuinely cares about Bonnie, but doesn’t have time to show it because she has taken on the role of protector in Bonnie’s absence. No one else has an excuse. There should be a whole episode dedicated to her! There should have been a statue erected in the middle of Mystic Falls in her honor the first time she died! (10 points to Gryffindor for the scene in the woods where everyone paid their respects to her, and another 10 points for choosing Birdy’s cover of Without a Word during said scene.) Ok, I know a whole show will not happen, but what about 30mins? If not a statue, how about a plaque? She is the most unappreciated character on the show and I am growing weary of the series because of it.

I applaud and thank you for creating such an amazing character, I really do. It’s just that I would like to see her live the life she deserves, or at the very least get the amount of credit she deserves. Yes they thank her after she saves their lives, but it feels like they are just going through the motions; they need to really mean it. That’s why I call upon you to make an episode (or dedicate ½ an episode) so they can give thanks to their savior Bonnie Bennett. I’m not suggesting they kiss her boots or worship her like a God (even though they should), but they should celebrate her. No supernatural disasters for just one night. Gather the gang and have a house party. Make this episode one of reminiscing about all the times and ways Bonnie has sacrificed and saved them for 6 seasons straight.

For all I know, there might already be an episode like this lined up. Based on the past 5 seasons, and this quote from an interview with Caroline Dries dated October 31, 2014, I doubt it, though.

 

“What you can say about Bonnie now that she’s been left behind?
Dries: 
Damon believes she was left for dead, so he’s struggling with the guilt of having gotten out when she sacrificed herself for him. With Bonnie left behind with Kai we’ll see basically a horror movie for her and she’s desperately trying to find a way out without letting Kai back. It’s this endless bad dream for her.”

Why are you guys so hard on Bonnie? Why does she never get a break? Why can’t you even let her have an ounce of peace in death? I know Bonnie will get herself out of there, and thanks to the interview I referred to above, I now know her friends will help her. I hope you don’t think this act of love for Bonnie makes up for all the times they took her for granted. They should be honored to put their lives on the line in hopes of bringing her back.

I know this letter might not ever be seen or read by you, or your agents in its entirety let alone even started. That’s fine. I just had to get this off my chest. But, if on the off chance anybody is reading this letter, I hope you will have a think about everything I’ve pointed out. Long live Bonnie Bennett.

                                                                                    Kind Regards,

                                                                                      Kylie Miller

I’m sorry, whose magic are you going to drain?

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Kye, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself! How could you even fix your homicidal mouth to threaten Bonnie? Good on you Damon for checking him straight away. If ANYONE is going to die, it will be you! I was so outraged and shocked by his threats, that I temporarily zoned out. Refresh my memory if you will. Why can’t they kill him and take his golden get out of hell free card? Is he the only one who knows how to use it? Better be, because that’s the only logical reason for him to still be alive! When Damon pinned him against the wall in defense of Bonnie, he should have snapped his stupid little neck. So i’m guessing they will be on their way back to the living by next episode?

I was pleasantly surprised by the usually awful Elena. I’m so glad she didn’t continue the Damon/Elena saga when presented with the opportunity. Is it because she finally realized that she is even more unbearable of a character when she’s in a relationship as opposed to when she’s single? Has she finally taken everyone and their feelings into consideration? Probably not. Whatever her reasoning behind her decision is, i’m thankful.

Is Zack Salvatore going to accept of reject his long lost daughter? When Damon makes it back and finds out who this girl really is, he will really be living in his own hell. I can’t wait for next week’s episode.

Bonnie: Their Salvation

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I almost shed real tears when Bonnie lit the candle. Hallelujah, praise Jesus and all of his friends. Finally Bonnie’s life, or afterlife, is looking up! Finally she is getting just a smidge of what she deserves. Damon, you owe her your life.

Who is this Kye kid. I don’t trust him. Unless he has a message from grams to deliver, He needs to be killed.

Stefan, you can go back to boone town where you were seeking solace, and stay there….until the end of the SERIES, you traitorous whore! First you stand there mute while Caroline pours her heart and soul out to you, and then you let a vamp slayer have Enzo?! You could have at least had the decency to kill him yourself. Caroline will come to Enzo’s rescue, if he doesn’t save himself, and I hope he hunts you for 500 years like Klaus did Katherine.

The cat is out of the bag about Caroline’s feelings for Stefan. Elena, if you were a real friend, you would have already known this or at least suspected. The only thing you need to do regarding the situation is give Caroline your blessing. Nothing more, nothing less. That being said, I don’t want Caroline with him. He’s such a girl. Someone always has to save him from himself. Elena wasted seasons on him, I don’t wish that fate for Caroline.

Who is Damon Salvatore?

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“He’s my boyfriend and I love him, but he died…” Jesus Christ I thought this fool would never get those memories erased! If I had to her that one more time, I’m sure my life would become that episode of Dexter’s Laboratory when he fell asleep with the french tape and when he awoke all he could say for the rest of the day was “Omelet du fromage” no matter the question. Now that Elena doesn’t remember she loves Damon, will she focus her attention back on Stefan? God forbid! I can’t stand those two when they’re apart, let alone together! Anyway, it’s Caroline’s turn. I hope she just makes a move already. Although she is in clear violation Article 3, section 5 of the girl code, which states, “Ex’s of friends are romantically off limits. As well as a friendship depending on the circumstances.” Elena sucks anyway and she isn’t protected by the code, so GO FOR IT CAROLINE!

Glad we got to see Bonnie this episode. Surely she will regain her powers in the coming episodes bring herself and Damon back to life. Of course she will have no help from anyone because she rarely does. There should have been a statue of Bonnie erected seasons ago in Mystic falls for all she’s done and sacrificed for these ingrates. Now that she’s dead, for the second time and one still isn’t up baffles me!

Is Enzo falling for Caroline? Or did he just want to get back at Stefan in an awful way by killing his lady love?

I knew Shady boots Mcghee (Matt’s fellow neighborhood watch guy) wasn’t on the up and up. He wanted to know too much about that girl and her attack. Point proven when he was driving his kidnapper/rapist/torture van of horrors down the road full of vampires that he incinerated. What a head case.

That being said, I don’t trust the girl Elena almost murdered either…at least not yet.

Bye, Elena!

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Vampire Diaries has finally returned! Such a bitter sweet moment. Bitter because I absolutely loathe Elena, yet sweet because I love the show. The relationship Elena and I have is a very intense love/hate. I literally wish for her death EVERY episode, yet when she’s in a situation where she very well could die, I’m over here hyperventilating on my couch, on the verge of tears. It’s crazy, I know. She just causes soooo much heartache for everyone else yet somehow she’s always the victim. Everyone on the show would/have DIE for her and she gives no fucks! What a spoiled bitch!

Only other thing I have to say about this episode is how come Bonnie gots no love until the end of the show? Ummmm hellooo, Bonnie died too, why couldn’t she get at least 15mins of remembrance time? Without Bonnie, this show would have ended after season 2 or 3. SHE is the reason all of them are alive up until this point. I mean, sure they have died along the way, but it’s BONNIE who sacrifices the most to make sure her band of fools are safe at the end of the day. I appreciate you Bonnie Bennet.