Please don't get me wrong, I am pretty sure this will be regarded as a highly controversial opinion, but I guess it has to be said. I'm sorry if I offend anyone, I really don't mean to.
I don't like where TVD is heading. At the moment, it feels as though the writers are being indecisive, changing crucial details as and when they feel like to string along all the shippers they can manage.
Need one example? The 'choice' Elena made in the season 3 finale. After an entire season of Delena, Stelena shippers though it was over. Elena would choose Damon. After all, that's the most likely decision. However, the producers notice the decline in numbers of people watching the show. Stelena fans have ibingiay up hope. What do they do? Ignore the entire season before it and let Elena choose Stefan. Now, I, even as a Delena fan, have no problem with this. If she had chosen Damon when Stefan was recovering from returning to the ripper side of things she would be heartless.
The problem I have with this was the conversation on the phone.
"Maybe if I had met you first..." she says. And then, in a 'shocking' twist, it turns out she did meet him first. Obviously (as can be seen on ANY website), the number of Delena shippers is higher than any other ship, so the writers didn't want to lose Delena fans, especially not during the finale.
What's the problem here? The ipakita is being run sa pamamagitan ng the relationships on it. Let's take another ipakita now, for comparison's sake. Let's say...Grey's Anatomy. Now I know the genres are different, the target audience is different and the situation is different. Still, the ipakita has just about as many main characters. They have relationships with anything that has two legs. Still, when something changes and a relationship doesn't work anymore, they ilipat on. The ipakita runs the relationships, not the other way around.
I'm not saying that the relationships aren't important. It's a teen angsty supernatural romance drama. There are bound to be pag-ibig triangles or quadrangles or in this case, octagons. It only gets irritating when these relationships are the only thing driving the story forward. The ipakita has to trust that the plot line is just as capable of attracting fans as its characters and not be so scared to let the characters make a choice.