"This scene is not even about love, not really. And it’s not about friendship entirely too, cause that was not a kiss on the cheek. Elena once said “We have something”. So, I tell you that this scene was about their “something” that I can’t put a name on; about their connection; about this RARE fragile emotional chemistry they have (no other pairing on TVD has it). They were so natural, so simple, and even sweet and casual. [...] This scene was about comfort and compassion. It was comforting kiss. She tried to show him that she cares about him, that he means a lot to her, that she’s there for him."