Damon/Elena/Stefan — [highlight for spoilers] “Elena kissed Stefan” was a global Twitter trend last night [highlight for spoilers]—do we take that to mean the majority of fans are Team Delena? We're very curious to see where both Stelena and Delena go next season after the events of last night's TVD season finale—any guesses?
Damon/Katherine/Stefan — After spending the season convincing Damon she only wanted Stefan ever, [highlight for spoilers] Katherine's now tossing out, as she leaves for who-knows-where, that she loved both brothers. But she uses “did” in the past tense. Will she join Klaus' roadshow to stay close to Bad Stefan? Does it even count if Bad Stefan takes comfort with her? [highlight for spoilers] I see that as a possibility, but Damon's keening for K. seems to have cooled as his passion for Elena has increased. Has this triangle turned into a line segment?
Alaric (John Gilbert)/Jenna/Isobel — Matt Davis as Alaric seems somehwat wasted. His love for comtemptuous Isobel (again, another confession of love from a female vampire on her way out...all the way out) made him seem a little pathetic. The Jenna thing made sense, but was more mac-and-cheese than electric. Turn this guy back into a dangerous Van Helsing, let him rack up some kills, and gain back his cool creds. Use him for something edgy! It's tough, I know, to make a history teacher sexy, but the writers could try. Maybe give him a creepy Lolita stalker? Something. It's weird that he and John Gilbert seemed always to be fighting over spooning the same dish on the buffet line. Of course, that's over with John's gone-ness. This triangle has collapsed into a dot!
Tyler/Caroline/Matt — Tragically, both Matt and Tyler were MIA last night, and while we can't speak for all Caro fans, a vocal few of us would much rather have gotten some Tyler/Caroline than all that mother-daughter stuff.
THE MISSED ANGLES: Those personal geometries the writers flirted with and dropped or never considered.
Bonnie/Damon — When they truly detested each other, the relationship had explosive potential, and the actors worked against each other well. Like Elena, Bonnie's also illegally young, but centuries of dead witch experience inside her makes her old beyond her apparent years, like a vampire.
And, as we know, a frustrated Damon is a delicious Damon.
Caroline/Stefan — When Stefan was teaching her how to control herself as a new vampire, they developed a relationship that teetered upon the confusingly intimate. Super-tempting! Caro understands his struggle in a way Elena can't, and she's become so interesting since she turned. Should she chase down Ripper Stefan and return the favor, re-introducing him to his self-control, turning around and saving him right back, like in Pretty Woman? Are you feeling it?
Damon/Stefan — Intense boy-and-boy relationship isn't entirely feasible on network television (yet), and the incest factor pushes it right over the line. However, let's daydream. For the many female fans of M/M romance or fans of Multiple Partners, including siblings, is this slash that would make you squick or squee?
So tell us: What's your favorite triangle? Are you a die-hard fan of any particular pairing? Cast your vote(s) in the comments!