AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO HEARD ELENA SAYING “I LOVE YOU” AGAIN LIKE 2 SECONDS BEFORE DAMON KISSED HER?!
By giving Jeremy his life back, Bonnie essentially gave Elena her life back, too. Unencumbered by the sire bond, her grief, or a gaping hole where her humanity should be, Elena finally got to evaluate her love life with a clear head — and she chose to be with Damon. “In death, you’re the one that made me feel most alive,” Elena told him. Cue the mouth touching! Now, with her vampire boyfriend at her side, she might just be able to enjoy college.
It’s been a rough few years for Damon when it comes to his love life — but Julie tells us it’s finally time for him to have some legitimate joy in his life. “Yes. Absolutely,” she says. “We’re going to get to see Damon trying to be a good boyfriend, and while it’s not going to be easy, he’s going to try like hell to make it work, and they’re going to have a real opportunity for happiness.”"
Elena chose not to take the cure multiple times in this episode. She tried to give it to Damon, she tried to give it to Stefan, and she finally gave it to Katherine.
She chose immortality with Damon three times in one episode and told Damon for the third time that she loved him. Third times a charm!