The Vampire Diaries is back, at last! After watching episode 2 ‘Yellow Ledbetter’ I just had to write a blog post with my latest theories and thoughts. *Spoiler alert*
I haven’t watched any promos or read any spoilers prior to writing this, so here goes.
Vampire Diaries Theories
So Damon and Bonnie didn’t get through to the living side and were swept away to May 10th 1994, where they keep reliving the same day. Mystic Falls looks just how it did, except there are no people around. Damon and Bonnie check out Elena’s house and there are toys all over the porch, which are probably Jenna’s and Elena must be almost 2 years old since she was born June 22nd 1992.
#Bamon then go to the Salvatore Boarding House which is just how it was complete with a selection of 90’s cds. We are also treated to Mr Salvatore dancing around the kitchen to ‘Whata man’ making pancakes. 🙂
Bonnie tries her best at a crossword puzzle but as the days repeat, she can’t seem to get one of the answers correct until one day it’s filled in. She accuses Damon of finishing it, but he didn’t, so they know someone else is there with them, wherever they are.
The answer to the crossword was Yellow Ledbetter. This is a Pearl Jam song from 1992, which just so happens to be the B-side to their single ‘Jeremy‘. Coincidence? I think not. My first thought was that little Elena filled the crossword in, but then I realized she was far too young. Could it be Bonnie’s Grams giving her some sort of clue?
In the lyrics to Yellow Ledbetter (which are often misheard) there are a few lines that stand out to me:
“Unsealed on a porch a letter sat”
“Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don’t wave.”
What if there is some kind of letter from Grams hidden on one of the front porches with a message for Bonnie?
Here’s a line from the song Jeremy:
Jeremy spoke in class today
Try to forget this…
Try to erase this…
Onto the next part that really made me think:
In the meantime, Elena is having the memories of Damon erased from her mind by Elaric. The trigger moment when she realizes she is in love with him is when she is looking in the mirror and Damon has found her necklace and puts it on her. Alaric changes that memory for Elena, so she thinks Damon didn’t give her the necklace.
Meanwhile in 1994, Damon has found the necklace in a drawer and puts it in a box. I think #Bamon have time travelled so that Damon can redo that scene and ‘not’ give Elena the necklace, which would be a butterfly effect and so the rewiring that Elaric has done on Elena is affecting Bonnie and Damon at the same time, which results in #Delena never happening.
Hope that makes sense? Let me know in the comments below what you think of my theories.