“The Vampire Diaries” Season 4 threw Stelena shippers for a loop. First, things looked like they would be okay for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) romantically, despite the latter’s transition into a vampire. But then Elena slept with Stefan’s brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder). But wait — it turned out that she was sired to Damon … but only because she loved Damon before she was changed into a vampire.
It was a roller coaster of emotions for fans hoping to see Elena end up with Stefan, especially since the season ended with Elena choosing Damon.
For all you Stelena shippers, if you can bear to watch it, here’s a deleted scene from Season 4 episode 2, “Memorial,” off of the Season 4 DVD, which shows the true beginning of the end of Stelena. Before the sire bond was discovered, before Elena acted on her feelings for Damon, she and Stefan were planning to be together forever — really forever, since they were both vampires. They were cautiously optimistic, despite knowing that Damon would have to be the one to teach Elena how to feed from humans.
Watch the deleted scene below, if your Stelena-shipping heart can take it:
You can also see all the normally-sad and depressed stars crack rare smiles and jokes in the Season 4 blooper reel.
“The Vampire Diaries” Season 4 DVD/Blu-ray will be available Sept. 3, and Season 5 premieres a month later on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.