Guys, Let's Talk About The Vampire Diaries' "After School Special" and Also THE FUTURE

By Jen Trolio

Jan 18, 2013

Welp, by now you've likely heard the sad news:

Indeed it's true, our beloved Price Peterson has departed to pursue a new and exciting opportunity (that's not sarcasm; Tim and I are totally happy for him!). While he's not necessarily gone forever (pls Price come back!), obviously this means no more photo recaps, at least for the time being. I know the timing isn't particularly great given that the show just returned last night from its winter hiatus, but hey, them's the breaks.

Which brings me to the reason(s) for this post. First and foremost, I wanted to give you a place to talk about "After School Special." Please consider this story a bit of an open thread to discuss the episode. And second, I wanted to let you know that we will certainly not be giving up on TVD; many of's regular writers watch the series, and I am currently thinking about how we might want to cover it in the second half of the season (i.e. "regular" weekly review or something else?). If you've got ideas, let's hear them in the comments!

Anyway, thanks everyone for understanding. We will all get through this together!


P.S. I talked to Price this morning and he says hi and he loves you all.

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  • Blessing12 Jan 24, 2013

    OmfreakingG i love Stefan! Elena is a fucking whore! Damon needs to go somewhere. And my dear sweet loving beautiful Stefan is suffering from heartbreak because of that goddamned tramp! ugh! i could kill her!

  • fan1983 Apr 11, 2013

    Remember when your dear sweet loving beautiful Stephan broke up with her to go on a killing rampage where he literally murdered a ton of people? Good times.

  • xoxomc Jan 23, 2013

    well,first of all i am really going to miss the recaps..i hope that whatever they decide to do from now, it wont be just simple reviews.after price's recaps , a plain review would be boring :( when it comes to thursdays episode i really enjoyed it. rebecca's come back was amazing and all that compulsion "torture" was genious. april became slightly more interesting but still its a long way until she's actually NOT a pointless character. i'm sorry to say i dont feel sad (at all) for stefan and his loss of his "epic love". he was getting so exhausting with elena im really glad she's not in love with him any more. i gotta admit when she called damon and told him she loved him my heart pounded like was a great scene.and the last thing i want to add is now that klaus messed it up so bad by killing tylers mom im afraid caroline wont be able to fall for him ever :/ too bad they make a very..interesting couple.

  • johnnguyen522 Jan 22, 2013

    Honestly, I REALLY enjoyed this episode, but I expected more from April's character. I dunno, I was expecting Rebekah to have this sisterly love towards April, but April is just like a slave for Rebeka. April's character is pretty useless so far......

  • MrsFibbs Jan 22, 2013

    Sooo are we gonna get a recap?.......maybe?........anyone?

  • msiokas Jan 22, 2013

    Elena <3

  • ReneeQuintero Jan 22, 2013

    I liked the episode...but I'm really hating on Stefan...his attitude is giving hate-feelings towards him that i didn't have before..and say that Elena slept with damon!! I meen they broke up first...and he decided to go to caroline's that night!! if would have stayed at the salvatore damon and elena wouldn't have slept i thing he's playing martyr and I'm agreeing with what I have read on twitter from @sexygoddamon about Stefan's position on the erase memory thing...

  • Klara93 Jan 22, 2013

    Where the F is Elijah? Get back here right away, you handsome litte man!

  • abdulay31 Jan 22, 2013

    Price will be missed as his Funny recaps was what makes me watch the show and without them i dont appreciate as much, The episode was meh and felt like a soap opera with Rebekah wasting screentime on a topic that should be a foregone issue. Damon was just a bystander the entire episode and the only thing worth mentioning is that Bonnie is turning into a super witch that can do almost anything now.

  • majsterkairac Jan 22, 2013

    To discuss the episode: I'm very slowly starting to dislike the Stelena's heartbreak story. I've seen The Breakfast Club and I loved it. it was about 5 students, who shared their inner fears and secrets, but in this episode it was almost only about Elena and Stefan and I was totally with Caroline when she suddenly raised her hear from the desk to whine: "Seriously?!" I can only imagine the sequence of pictures and funny comments Price would give us about it.
    OK, there was a little bit of Rebekah too - something about her terrible 1000 years long life or afterlife or what is it and I have another plea: Please give this poor girl some good story-line - enough of misery for her. Also, do not dagger her - if she is going to get her own show with the rest of the originals we need to have as much of her as we can get.
    And I'd like to know more about Kol's personality too - He seems to have a lot of vicious jokes up his sleeve - the way he smiles - I'm interested in his personality more than the killing or beating he keeps doing all the time.
    Sorry for all the bitchin :-)
    Thank you for this episode I liked it.
    I really did :-D
    Have a nice day

  • abdulay31 Jan 22, 2013

    agree with you the whole Stefan and Elena bore me to death and i was totally with Caroline when she interjected with that seriously, Rebekkah last season was one of the best thing in TVD but the last episode proves that she is better off staked than anooying and spoiling everything about the show.

  • amxo Jan 22, 2013

    also i really enjoyed the episode. A lot happened, and im glad Stefan's finallly moving on from that bipolar woman that is Elena.

  • tigger_bounch Jan 22, 2013

    "bipolar woman that is elena"....... nice one you got my thumbs.... ;p

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