The Vampire Diaries "Because the Night" Review: The Vicious Cycle Turns and Burns

The Vampire Diaries S04E17: "Because the Night"

Welcome back, friends, to another edition of The Vampire Diaries Presents: Flashback Theater, sponsored by Geritol. In this week’s installment, we take you to that seedy, sordid city that never sleeps, New York City 1970s-style. The home of The Ramones and The Warriors, of Travis Bickle and his dreams of rain, and as we saw in “Because the Night,” of a hard-partying Damon Salvatore and his even harder-partying ‘70s hair.

Damon relived this chapter of his life while squiring Elena about town, hoping that he would have better success with an old plan of Lexi’s than she herself had enjoyed back in the Me Decade. Back then, at Stefan’s request, she had tried to show a switched-off Damon enough fun that he’d be willing to restore his humanity and face his life again, scars and all. In the present day, Damon tried the same trick on Elena, expecting that if she tried to pull any fast ones on him he’d be ready, having pulled those same fast ones himself.


He might’ve pulled it off had it just been the two of them. But he forgot that no one ever threw a party that Rebekah didn’t invite herself to. She tracked them across five states to throw a wrench into things, fully aware of Damon’s other reason for initiating the road trip. His old friend Will (victim of last week’s express open-heart surgery) used to operate there, running the diviest of rock ‘n’ roll dives while supplying fake IDs for vamps on the run—including, on apparently several dozen occasions, Katherine. And since those IDs tended to come from corpses created by regular customer Damon, he knew where to hunt for a line on her whereabouts.

So ran our parallel stories, separated by a quarter-century but united by one locale, Billy’s. While Lexi’s wingwomaning was characteristically vibrant and direct (and another reminder of why her returns are always welcome), Damon’s had to incorporate a bit more subterfuge. The thematic link between the tales was thinner at some times than at others, but that was made up for by direction and editing that did a nice job of seamlessly transitioning between past and present at the appropriate moments. The double reversal of Damon’s intentions toward Lexi, in particular, sold the 1970s twist effectively while foreshadowing the present-day one.


Another highlight of the field trip: Rebekah and Evil Elena squaring off and, ultimately, teaming up. Their catty dynamic generated many a fun moment when Elena was her “moral, self-righteous version,” so this pairing had to happen sooner or later. That switched-off Elena initially thought Rebekah was the emotional one, too mushy to make a reliable partner, was a neat spin. Now that they’ve eluded Damon, snagged his lead on Katherine, and absconded with his wheels, we ought to be in for some rollicking evil-Thelma-and-Louise action next week.

Back in Mystic Falls, it was heartening to see that even when separated by 300 miles and change, the Salvatore boys can still thoroughly bollix up their respective plans in tandem. Stefan, Caroline, and Klaus uncovered the last step of Silas’s diabolical plan right about the same time he was manipulating Bonnie into carrying it out. Naturally, they did not get to Bonnie in time to put the kibosh on it before things had progressed far enough that people had to die. And when it comes down to the life of a series regular versus the lives of one guest actor and 11 extras, well, let’s just say Silas bet on the right horse.


Thus Silas, our Big Bad who’s neither Big enough nor Bad enough to warrant his own actor so far, has all his ducks in a row. (Ducks, in this case, are murdered townsfolk, hybrids, and witches.) Phase Two of his scheme requires Klaus, leading to a taste of just why even the Originals have feared the legend of this vampire. He’s faster and stronger than the fastest and strongest dude in town, and he’s packing white ash to boot (or as much white ash as isn’t now lodged in Klaus’s colon). Perhaps eventually he’ll even be revealed as someone more menacing than a wiry local college professor.

Having arrived at the subject of Klaus, it’s time I was straight with you great many Caroline-Klaus shippers out there. At the risk of raising your hackles, I do not count myself among your number. Separately they’ve both been terrific characters, and some of their attraction has been compelling. Rubbing your show’s darkest character against one of its purest is bound to generate some enjoyable friction.


That’s fine in the short term. But as a major arc it’s problematic, and the climax of “Because the Night” offered a perfect example of why. She acted out of instinct to save her friend’s life, claiming twelve innocent ones in the process. Yet her reckoning with that fact was played mainly as another chip in the Klaroline game.

In the grand scheme I feel like the whole ordeal has diminished Caroline as a character. For one thing, it eats up her limited story availability, making it harder for the writers to develop her in any way except as a potential romantic interest/foil for Klaus; even her connection with Tyler is mostly defined vis-a-vis the Original lately. For another, that relationship only works if you convincingly bend Klaus towards redemption (nearly impossible, in my eyes, given the scope of his evildoing since season two, dew-eyed pony sketching notwithstanding) or if you degrade Caroline’s stature as the show’s moral center. Neither is an appealing tack for me. And with that, I invite you to brand me an unromantic scoundrel and idiot in the comments!


NOTES & QUOTES

– “Psycho Killer” was a pretty on-the-nose music cue for Damon’s 1977 reveal, but also a pretty slickly executed one. I’ll allow it.

– It took Damon six months to get Lexi into the sack? I’d think his ‘70s hair and that tank top would’ve gotten the job done in, like, 45 minutes.

– Whatever mojo Asia and her coven managed to inflict on Bonnie didn’t kill her, but it did zap the events of the last few episodes out of her memory. She’ll need to brush up on some recaps on the internet.

– Speaking of Caroline's character assassination, what is up with yanking away the part of her brain that understands how frigging triangles work? For the sake of a cheap, banter-y joke at her expense? Caroline deserves better, dammit.

– I know Silas is the bad guy and his current Shane-form is kind of a wanker, but it was fun watching Klaus get shivved, right? Right.

– True or false: Rebekah casually shoving scummy bar trawler to the ground head-first instantly became a top-five all-time Rebekah moment.

– “And that tone is the reason I didn’t pick up the first 20 times you called.”

– “Maybe she’s eating a hot dog... vendor.”

– “Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to get back to spiraling, so go away.”

– “I was promised hedonism.” “It’s early. Hedonism isn’t a fan of sunlight.”

– “I’m not stupid.” “Let’s not say things we don’t mean.”

– “Not to nitpick, but we evil villains usually use minions to pick up our dry cleaning, that sort of thing.”

– “Do not tell me she took you to Bon Jovi concerts too.” “Wrong decade.”

– “I hated the moral, self-righteous version of you, but this one’s not so bad. Maybe it’s the new haircut.”

– “On the bar, on the stage, on the roof. It was a very long night.”

– Did I mishear, or did Damon abbreviate “ironic” as “i-RON”? Please tell me I misheard.

– “People who do terrible things are just terrible people.” I would believe the show had the courage of Caroline’s convictions if it didn’t immediately undercut her by having her do a (morally gray, potentially justifiable) terrible thing right after saying this, as if to crack open the idea that she and Klaus aren’t so far apart after all.

– “Every day that you’re like this is a day that you might do the one thing you can’t take back.”


What'd you think of the episode?

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Mar 29, 2013
wow ok before I even get to my rant about the Klaroline comment I'll say my favourite part about this episode were the interactions between Elena and Rebekah. Also I loved how the fact Lexi slept with Damon ties to when we first met her on Stefan's birthday and he tried to hit on her. I still find them throwing Lexi into things kinda funny because she was supposed to have some serious love interest that tried to kill Damon on her behalf, but when the hell did she have time for a relationship, she seemed to spend her days babysitting the Salvatore.
As for Klaroline I see your point, but honestly the whole dichotomy of good vs. evil has been challenged from day one in this show, people aren't just good or bad they are both and they can change. Yes Klaus has done a lot of terrible things but so has everyone else in the show, hell even Elena is starting to rack up a body count. To have Caroline make some mistakes (like the epic one of killing the witches, I mean why not just run up and disarm the knife wielding psycho) is actually good for her character and makes her more realistic after all we have forgotten she used to be self absorbed and annoying. Klaus has slowly started to change because we realize all the emotional stuff he has been through and his motivations and because of his connections to people now he is starting to become a better person. In summation I don't think it really diminishes their characters I think it makes them more real. My only concern is how they are going to work around the spin-off, for them to just go separate ways in only a few episodes would seem detrimental to any of the development they have made, not just relationship wise but their perspectives on life and human nature. Maybe I'm just reading way too much into this show.
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Mar 28, 2013
I'm quite annoyed that Bonnie's memory got zapped. it means that she doesn't have to face the consequencse of her actions and the fact that she CHOSE to help slaughter 12 witches. I don;t understand Boonie and Professor Shane's choice to go for the slaughter in order to get their loved ones back. I'm fairly sure that their loved ones would NOT want 36 innocent people to die in order for them to come back (not to mention the other consequences) If they miss them that much and truly are good people wouldn't they choose to kill themselves to be with their loved ones instead of killing innocents? It seems really selfish. I know they are justifying it by saying that Silas will bring everyone back but that is bull. The people being slaughtered don't have a choice and the loved that they are leaving behind will go through the same hell that Bonnie and Shane are.
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Mar 29, 2013
Since when has this show made anyone responsible for their actions. Stefan is a serial killer but its ok because now he feels bad. Damon was a murdering rapist ass, but now he loves Elena so it's ok. Elena committed vampire genocide, but it was to "protect" her brother so no big deal. They really only seem to promote self sacrifice in this show on a sporadic basis when they think their characters need a little morality boost.
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Mar 25, 2013
Not going to call u an idiot. You have a well thought opinion and we should respect that even if I politely disagree.

I think it's called growth. Caroline is a vampire. She cannot live her live as the small town happy go lucky member of a scooby gang. She just did something terrible after judging others for doing similar things. Granted, it was to save her friend but it was still horrible. Doing something bad is still doing baf even though you have a good reason. It's called the gray areas of life. It's a growth moment that comes from decision making. Which path should I travel down? All part of becoming an adult. You can judge and point fingers when u think that life is black and white and that will never be me. Life, however, can humble us. She needed this.

She is still a young vamp and it makes sense for her to be making these huge errors in judgement now and not let's say 150 years down the road.


As far as Klaus is concerned, they are not dumbing her down. It's possible that she missed the point and that a guy that studied maps with Magellan could have more knowledge than she does. He has never talked down to her. On the contrary, he is always praising her intelligence. He challenges her. http://www.tv.com/news/the-vampire-diaries-because-the-night-review-the-vicious-cycle-turns-and-burns-136396929490
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Mar 25, 2013
To me, Caroline's portrayed as rational character who knows what's right and what's wrong in her mind. And 99% of the time, even when her heart disagrees strongly with her mind, she will go with the latter. This is why she keeps rebuffing Klaus's advances because her mind tells her that he is the bad guy. But Klaus has shown his softer side to her, and she is attracted to this part of him. I feel like she's caught in this dilemma which she tries to elimate by voicing out the "correct" thoughts - i.e. all the self-righteous and judgy comments towards Klaus.

I think by crafting Caroline this way, they've made her character more complex and conficted. It keeps her from being this one-tone character that Elena was, before she fell for Damon unknowing as a human. It makes her more interesting, way beyond a love interest for Klaus.

Klaus has also evolved from being the guest-starring antagonist of the show to who he is now. When he's with Caroline, we catch a glimpse of the person who yearns to be accepted and respected. Isn't that the reason why he's hell bent on creating his hybrids? And isn't that the reason why Rebekkah is his favourite sibling? And I think that's why the writers decided to take Klaus into a spin-off so they can continue exploring the complexities of his character.

I think these characterisics of these 2 manifest themselves best during Klaroline scenes, which is why there are so many people shipping them: Caroline brings out the best in Klaus, and Klaus brings out the best in Caroline. And the actors' fantastic chemistry also adds to that.

PS: I look at Damon and Klaus and I see many similarities. Both would go to lengths to protect their family, regardless how pissed they are with them. Sure, Klaus daggered his entire family cus they pissed hm off. But Damon was set on making Stefan's life a living hell in the first season too, no? Maybe Joseph Morgan's sexy accent makes Klaus a little more appealing than Damon, but Damon's also the lesser evil of the two, so I guess in my book they're equal. (Maybe the accent wins just by a little ;))
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Mar 25, 2013
AGREED
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Mar 25, 2013
I meant that Klaus brings out the *worst in Caroline. Not best, sorry.
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Mar 27, 2013
Interesting...I think Klaus brings out both the best and worst in Caroline. Yes, he's dark and evil and all that, but he also gives her confidence, self-acceptance, curiosity, and passion for life.

Oh, and all of Caroline's friends are too busy worrying about themselves to even once ask how she's doing with her boyfriend forever gone in her life (except for Matt...he was awesome by finally giving her a hug the other episode). Klaus is the only one who ever really seems to be there for her when she needs it...even digging graves for her...
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Mar 28, 2013
digging the graves was awesome,... ;)))
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Mar 25, 2013
The picture has been changed. It was Elena holding Jeremy in a choke hold with a stake. And Damon standing behind her
http://www.myyouthconcept.com
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Mar 25, 2013
What the hell did writers do to Caroline? She's like a new character now. A character who is very annoying and has no brain. Klaroline is obviously destroying her. I really didn't like any episode this season except the one Jeremy died and I like Jeremy. Go figure.

Also, the 70s scenes didn't really look like the 70s.
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Mar 25, 2013
Not a bad episode, compared to some of the last few. So here's how the Caroline/Klaus relationship finally starts - Caroline feels enough of a terrible person herself to spend time with him. But does anyone else think that if one vampire could rush a witch (with the strength of 12) and stab her, three vampires could have rushed her and just taken Bonnie and run? Sad line of the night: "I brought my 11 closest friends!" How convenient.

I like the Elena and Rebekkah team up. Now we know the real reason behind Elena's pink hair: We'll be able to tell her apart from Katherine next week.

Also, nice of them to show how strong Silas actually his by proving he can take down the show's strongest character - Klaus - in about two seconds.
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Mar 25, 2013
Last note... Has there been any explanation yet as to why one of the vampires couldn't just compel Bonnie to stop using expression?
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Mar 25, 2013
Bonnie said to Shane that witches are immune against all kinds of manipulation, I think she specifically meant magical influence on the mind as Shane with simple hypnosis made her take off her earings without realizing it. I also recall a few people mentioning that Werewolfs and Hybrids are immune to it as well except an original vampire can compel a hybrid since they're part vampire, Michael demonstrated that in the episode of Homecoming.
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Mar 25, 2013
Thanks. Sometimes I can't remember what they've explained and what they've left open as loopholes. I wouldn't be surprised if later on Klaus or Rebekah can compel Bonnie, being Originals...
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Mar 24, 2013
Maybe that broken piece of the White Oak stake in Klaus's back will make him hallucinate, hence the line from next week's preview from Caroline: "I will bring you nothing but misery."
Maybe Klaus is hallucinating about Caroline.
And the real Caroline will try to get through to him.
Ah.... my Klaroline heart.
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Mar 25, 2013
I suspect hallucination shenanigans will occur, too! Mostly because I don't think we're lucky enough to get Caroline in the same room as shirtless Klaus (because seriously...when she sees those abs, there will be NO resisting!). I think Klaus is going to hallucinate her bringing him misery, and I also think he might hallucinate them having an argument about him and Hayley doing the terrible nasty dirty thing which shall be named that they did last week.

Then hopefully they will shirtless hug and make up and Klaroline heart will be so full of love that world peace will occur and unicorns will start roaming the earth again. :)
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Mar 25, 2013
he hallucinates about her ? ( youtube is blocked in Iran so I can not watch the promo ) ,... aaaahhhhh ,... how can he leave her behind when he goes to New Orleans ? just kiss her ALREADY ,...
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Mar 25, 2013
@insanelyme and @bethm06 ,... your Klaroline-filled cmnts simply makes me happy,...thank you,...
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Mar 25, 2013
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Mar 24, 2013
So, I noticed (to my great disapproval) that there hasn't been much talk of price lately. How much money do you think Burlington Coat Factory charges the Mikaelson family on a yearly basis? Do they have long-term (100+ yrs) discounts? Family discounts? I'm betting the Originals rack up a pretty expensive bill. Especially if you are unlucky enough to be named Niklaus Mikaelson because in that case you are very accident prone and probably get TONS of rips and/or tears in all of your fancy-shmancy-shouldn't-go-with-hemp-but-totally-does-because-Joseph-Morgan coats. Those things don't come cheap, you know! Also, how mucho of a dive has BCF's stock taken now that both the elegantly dressed Kol and the swagalicious privateer goodness boss Finn have both decided for some reason to take some real long (seriously, it's way too long) dirt naps? So many questions!! Is there a BFC store in heaven? Some kind of replica? Does BFC have burned-up-in-fire-via-White-Oak-Stake insurance? I hope so. I really do.

PS How many people thought I was referring to the hunk of goodness Price Peterson, who used to recap this show, with the first sentence? I want to see hands. But not really because the Internet, but say something pls.
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Mar 26, 2013
LOL spelling. Fourth line from the bottom, third word over. That's supposed to be 'much' not 'mucho' because of the 'of' after it. #HateEnglish.
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Mar 25, 2013
*raises hand*
YOU CAN'T JUST CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PIC LIKE THAT. MY BRAIN GETS CONFUSED. :'(
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Mar 25, 2013
I know, it looks weird too. I'm trying to change it back and my computer says it can't. FRUSTRATED.
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Mar 25, 2013
I am thinking their inner hotness just makes everything they wear look expensive,...
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Mar 25, 2013
There's that too, but seriously. BCF doesn't sell that kind of hotness cheap. Me and my Price-derived mind made a very odd choice to take the American Gothic promo picture of Daniel Gillies in his fancy suit and add the caption, 'Burlington Coat Factory FTW.' #SoBored/Pathetic
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Mar 26, 2013
burlington is not that expensive,... maybe they have their own slaves who manufacture their clothes in a remote island ?
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Mar 27, 2013
It's just because Joseph Morgan and/or the costume designer genius who dresses him both know how to mix fancy coats and hemp. Though I wonder if the costume genius got sick or something? Klaus doesn't appear to be wearing much in episode 18 . . . worried about this guy, but I'm cool with shirtless Klaus. Conflicted. Do I want him to get better because being sick sucks big time, or do I want him to stay sick a little longer for more shirtless Joseph Morgan? OMG DECISIONS. J/K I hope you get better, guy. Unless your a girl, then I hope you get better, girl. =D
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Mar 26, 2013
I love wearing dresses ,... I personally do not like the sense of style of anyone of TVD's women,... but I'll borrow rebekah's leather jackets,... anyway,... men definitely dress much better,...
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Mar 26, 2013
Also, to your comment below mine (thought I could respond - so annoying):
IT IS SO TRUE. Boredom can be good sometimes!
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Mar 26, 2013
Do you think there is a section of Burlington Coat Factory that is dedicated to Kol? I really hope so. Someone has to remember him. #MissYouKol.
But you actually asked a question, so I'll try very hard (warning: I will fail at this) to be serious. As Klaus reminded us in this episode, he's all out of minions, and Finn was too noble for that, but maybe Elijah and/or Kol have some? PS Where does Rebekah get her clothes? Dress Barn? Is there actually a store called Dress Barn or was that just Price? I don't think I've worn a dress since I was twelve. Don't actually own any currently, and am very proud of myself.

PPS I think the clothes that the Mikaelsons are from the expensive parts of BCF. Just a thought.
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Mar 26, 2013
#LovingThisBoredom
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Mar 25, 2013
*raises hand*
Definitely thought you were talking about big-P-Price. then got utterly confused as to why you were talking about coats.
Surely though they just compel everyone to give them free clothes?
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Mar 25, 2013
Well we need to talk about Price (big P) too, but this was about how on earth they have so many finely clad Originals.

I bet Finn (who is the only Original who is both un-dickish and family-hating in the same scenes) totally clued-in on all of the BCF workers to drink vervain because his bros Kol Elijah and Klaus are dickish and will try to compel them. Otherwise, compulsion would work anywhere else.
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Mar 24, 2013
For those of you keeping track at home, and I know there are some of you, the number of Mystic Falls citizens who have felt remorse for massacring tons of folks is now officially one!!!! Congratulations to Caroline Forbes, and keep up the good work, Mystic Falls!! If we reach five, there will be a bourbon party at my place!!!!
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Mar 25, 2013
I am a liar. Elijah needs to be added to this list too, which makes the number officially two. Still need to get three more for the [insert alcohol of your choice here] party!!
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Mar 25, 2013
bourbon party ,... make it tequila and I am in ,... ;)))))
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Mar 25, 2013
Anything you want, girl.
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Mar 24, 2013
-I'll tackle the Caroline thing. Do I love the chemistry between Caroline and Klaus? Absolutely. They are a treasure to watch. It's mostly due to the fact that Candice and JoMo can forge chemistry with practically anyone and anything. I'm indifferent however on whether or not they actually get together albeit briefly but still. Completely indifferent on it, so I can't even say that I'm a shipper. Go figure. Here's the thing about Caroline though, I personally never seen her as this great moral compass that she is so often proclaimed to me. Bonnie? Sure. It fits with Bonnie. She's a witch and witches are supposed to be the balancers of the supernatural world etc. Even when Bonnie gets on my nerves, which is sadly like 85% of the time, I begrudgingly admit that she's supposed to be the royal pain in the arse for the sake of balance. Caroline though? I never felt that. I never seen it. As a human she was nothing admirable imo. A bit too boy crazed. A bit too cliche. As a vampire she was more awesome. She grew as a character, and in that growth she became a more grey character. The moment she sprouted fangs she entered morally grey territory imo, so when she did come off too strongly on stuff she came across( as she has this season, because this season she's just sucked) as self righteous and irritating.I'm sorry, but I just don't understand why she's constantly referred to as this pure character because she isn't. She hasn't been for quite some time. If anything she's tried to jump on board Stefan's school of vampire self -loathing, and as pointed out by Klaus this season, and last season, and basically every time he shares a moment with her, she enjoys being a vampire. She likes the power, the strength, the confidence. She likes the sense of adventure. She could be better than what she is currently being, and it never ceases to me make me chuckle that arguably one of the "Worst people" in the world is the one who gives her greater insight and halfway decent advice. Startling the lessons that we can learn from the unlikeliest of people. As a vampire, Caroline has done some pretty sketchy stuff, but even though I love the Steroline friendship I loathe the fact that she hides behind Stefan's mistakes and his past. I do believe that one should learn from the mistakes of others because they'll never live long enough to make them all themselves, but that applies to mortal beings. She doesn't even know who and what she is a vampire because she's too busy trying to avoid being like Stefan, because for reasons that annoy me to no end, my dear Stefan treats every budding vampire as though they are risk of being as bad as him, which to me suggests that he still hasn't dealt with his problem. His ripper life is a metaphor for addiction. Stefan is an addict. Stefan is that kind of addict that instead of focusing on his own addiction goes about and tells his non alcoholic friends that they can't drink because drinking is bad, just because as an alcoholic drinking is bad for HIM. I guess my point is, Caroline to me isn't pure or even moral, and she isn't really standing on her own as a character, and hasn't been for quite some time. This isn't new. before it was the Klaus implications it was her jumping on board the Stefan bandwagon with his ideals, before that, she was only prevalent and relevant in relation to Tyler and their stuff seemed distanced and outside of the other ongoings of every episode. Her entire existence as a character has been tied in with a male character. This isn't new. So the Klaus stuff doesn't surprise me or even seem sudden or forced or whatever else, and I never bought into the Beauty and The Beast sort of relationship that they would have if they were together because I never seen Caroline as this pure character to begin with.
- This episode, there wasn't much going on but it was still kinda fun to watch. Or something. I think.
-Evilena and Bex. More of that please. They're like the vampire Betty and Veronica and I love it. I love the fact that switched off emotions Elena isn't like Katherine. I love that she's smarter and savvier. As much as I like it when my Salvatore bros work together and prevail, I gotta go Girl Power on this teams for the cure thing, because I don't want Elena to go back to being old Elena. And Bex won the night as best blond vampire vixen because Caroline and Lexi...ugh.
-I may as well tackle Lexi. Since damon did. I hated the unnecessary and forced parallels of what happen in the seventies to what was happening in the present. I think, and I can't believe I'm saying this, I think I'm over Lexi. Lexi was strong and fierce and awesome in the beginning. I think you asked why it took Lexi six months to sleep with Damon, and clearly it was soften the blow that she actually slept with him to begin with. The Lexi we know NEVER should have slept with Damon at all. That wasn't her thing. So we were suppose to accept this change in her character because it took six months instead of her hopping in the sack with him in seconds like most chicks. Sorry, didn't work. It kinda ruined everything that Lexi stood for. It gave a reason that we didn't really need to have as to why Damon ended up killing her to begin with. Instead of the life coach bit that she was for Stefan, she came across as a nagging gf, yapping away, and grating the nerves, until you understood why Damon did whatever he needed to just to shut her up and get her to leave him alone. And now we know why Lexi hated Damon, and I'm trying to figure out if her reasons were any better. I mean before she appeared to hate him for no reason given the fact that she was helping the bro who created their problem to begin with, with ease. Now, she hated him because he hurt her feelings. I don't know. I just felt like Lexi was kind of ruined as a character in this episode and I didn't care for that.
-There was this brief moment where I got excited that they would be forced to find eleven minorities for the witch thing, and then I seen that they didn't show many of the witches, but most of the ones they did weren't even black. Oh TVD. Either you have a mythology and explain it, or you don't. Don't start a trend and then abandon it w/o explaining it. Anyhoo, I'm over Shane as Silas because Shane looks about as intimidating as a marshmallow Peep. I hope they rectify that sooner rather than later. I'm also disappointed because it appears that we may have seen the end of dark Bonnie? Before she even got dark? I actually enjoyed Bonnie more than ever this season, in part because she felt like she had more to do, and because I was all in for her potential stories, but once again I fell in love with potential and it never happened. I guess we'll see what happens until the finale. I did get sad when she woke up to Stefan (I...will leave that alone. I will leave that alone.) sitting at the foot of her bed with the daunting task of having to retell the news that Jeremy is dead. First, I love Bonnie and Stefan moments. They have a connection that they don't expound on nearly enough. Second, I hate the fact that it took that great reunion scene with Bonnie and Damon away because apparently she wasn't mentally present when it happen. I loved that scene. That scene was monumental of just how far the characters have come in this journey. And now it's gone.
-The dumb blond bit with Caroline this episode was kinda rough. But also kinda funny because, I mean let's be fair, these kids NEVER attend school. I actually liked that Caroline did something as dumb as that, because she was both in character with wanting to protect her friend at any cost, and getting knocked down a few pegs, because her self righteous, judgmental behavior this season has been particularly brutal and difficult to watch. I honestly think she needed that reality check. And it's been a season of getting the less impulsive, more goody characters sullied a bit. (Bonnie, Elena, Matt...) and now her. She isn't exempt from that. I like it. So I seen it as more than just a reason to give hope to Klausoline shippers. Although there was nothing more enjoyable than snarky, b!tchy Klaus, basically telling her to eff off and find somebody who isn't so terrible to cry too. An extra sting because who in that town isn't terrible on some level? But yeah, I thought that was an interesting moment for Caroline and one for growth. It's easy to judge the other characters when you aren't getting your hands as dirty, so to speak. The more "pure" characters have gotten their hands dirty this season, and it'll be interesting to see how they all recover from that, if they ever get a chance to because so much is happening that as usual things aren't sinking in.
-I like Elena's hair. I mean clearly it's only so we can tell the difference between her and Katherine when they reconnect. But it works for her.
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Mar 24, 2013
Despite "the everyone wanting Bonnie to die" epidemic... I... am still... #TeamBonnie.

This episode was nice. I always seem to disagree with everyone but the Klaus/Stefan/Caroline parts were sort of boring to me. I'm just tired of Klaroline and I think it's clear: there is no hope for them. Especially after her murdering those witches. Oh, well.

Elena just gets better and better. And from the previews for next week, it looks like she gets into some combat with Katherine? Will Elena's "One-Week Training 101" prove futile? Like it should have the previous episode? We'll see.

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Mar 24, 2013
I think Klaus's line becomes more interesting and complicated. He met Ferdinand Magellan (wow!)
Elena's travel to NY shows some traits of her real character. All this was in her nature from the beginning but it was hidden under the code of good girl. Turning off humanity means be guided by instincts only.
Salvatore brothers failed. I wonder what if the writers gave them a bit of capacity to think before they start saving the world.
And Damon's story with Lexi isn't well written, on my opinion. 6 months of silly pretending, why for?
(Really, if someone bothered me with "Open your heart, what you do feel about X", "Tell me about your feelings", or smth like that, I'd kill this person without doubt.) Feelings are the last shelter for privacy. Pride and self-respect is in Damon's character, he must hide his real affection, keep it from any curious person whoever he or she is. For such guy to kill or die is much easier than to confess.
But I must admit, the scene with "son of Giuseppe" is cool.
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Mar 24, 2013
I too think it does not make sense for Damon to wait 6 months for revenge,...
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Mar 25, 2013
A lot of Damon's flashbacks do not make sense, and they writers tried to put it on whether or not his flip was switched, but it's been downright sloppy.
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Mar 25, 2013
yup,...
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Mar 24, 2013
I wonder what happened to Damon that made him turn off his humanity somewhere between 1940's anf 1970's. I hope we'll find out!

Great episode btw, super exciteded about 4x18! Rebekah taking down the dude in the bar: best of the best! :D
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Mar 24, 2013
Not kidding, I have been checking Price Peterson's twitter all weekend hoping for a clip of Rebekah shoving that guy to the floor. Watching that on repeat might make me almost as happy the clip of haunted-by-a-hunter-Elena tackling a hallucination of Katherine and flopping onto the bed.
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Mar 24, 2013
Or the clip of Damon throwing Elena off an embankment an into the lake. :)
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Mar 24, 2013
I think they killed of any Klaroline chances this episode, because Klaus is drawn to Caroline's light yet she just killed the 12 witches. As a Klaroline fan this episode completely broke my heart.... :(
Also, if Haley is Klaus's new love interest I will cry....
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Mar 24, 2013
I will shout,... and then cry,...
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Mar 24, 2013
So...

- We love Damon 70's. His badass version is definitely my favorite.
- Stefan and Caroline,please, have sex and get out in front of us. You do nothing but damages. I mean, if barbie vamp had made her own business: 1. 12 poor girls would not have died, 2 would not be to unleash the Apocalypse, 3 key point, BONNIE WOULD DIED!
Please, Let Kat Graham follows her music career!
- Klaus says Barbie, " Go cry somewhere else", It's priceless!
- I like Mistic falls' Thelma and Louise version! Interesting couple!

p.s. Sorry for my poor english.

Greetings from italy!
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Mar 24, 2013
Stefan and Caroline ? Noooooo ,... I want them to be besties ,... Klaroline all the way ,....
as much as I ship Klaroline,... Klaus rejecting Caroline was a very good scene ,...
Greetings from Iran ,....
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Mar 24, 2013
Anyone want to speculate what the season finale will conjure up? I am stumped at this moment as to what direction it will take.
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Mar 24, 2013
I do not think anyone major is gonna die ,... because they did that mid-season ,...
we know the originals are gonna leave town ,...
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Mar 24, 2013
I actually was ok with lexi/damon, but I KNEW the whole time he was playing her...made me sad. Even while knowing he kills her. I think his reason for killing her was lame though...one of the reasons I dont like damon...but I do love him.
Im over Elena but i felt a little proud that she managed to play damon and escape with rebekah. but my admiration ends there.
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Mar 23, 2013
Can someone make a gif of Bex shoving the bar-sleeze to the floor?
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Mar 24, 2013
Hahaha I just said the same thing above before I saw your comment.
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Mar 24, 2013
Defenitly the best part of the episode!
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Mar 23, 2013
Okay, so I did this thing where I watched the episode and jotted down notes that I thought as I was watching. I'm just going to put them here with a brief explanation if it is needed. I hope this works, and if not I'll go back to the old format. Experimentation. PS There are a few things that were mentioned in the Notes n' Quotes, and I'm not taking them out. Deal with it.

(When Damon is lying on the ground in Damon-fashion)
Damon being Damon-like

‘She’s out eating a hot dog . . . vender.’

YES on Elena’s new hair. You go, girl.

Caroline cleaned up after the party, is she like April now? I hope not.

(Mugs of tea that no one was drinking and Bonnie said 'it's not working')
Hey, why aren’t Bonnie’s witch drugs working? The weirdest thing.

(No, his hair being messed up doesn't count. There was no noticable difference. And if there was, please explain what it was. ELENA had cool hair. Fix it, Ian Somerhalder. Pronto.)
WHY didn’t Damon have cool hair in the 70’s?? WTF?

(Elena responding to the first flashback)
‘You got Lexi-ed?’ LOLZ.

‘How does it feel to be wrong? . . . All the time?’ Wow, Damon. You need to practice lying, you’re getting sloppy.

‘You read the last page of the book first too?’ Worried about Damon’s reading comprehension, guys. Hanging out with Elena can’t be good for you education.

‘I’m not stupid.’ - Elena
‘Let’s not say things we don’t mean.’ - Rebekah
BURN. Thank you, Rebekah, for saying what we’ve all been thinking for four seasons.

Klaus uses minions to do his dry-cleaning. Which minions are those, Klaus? As I recall, you murdered your minions. Does that mean that Klaus hasn’t done his dry-cleaning since the Christmas Carol Massacre? Or does he just have an endless supply of clothes that go with hemp? There aren’t stores in Mystic Falls, so he must just have closets full of way-too-sexy clothes. Guys, Klaus needs more minions.

(Stefan reads the witch-textbook like a pro)
Stefan has the capability to read. THERE IS HOPE!!!

Caroline and Klaus have the best insult / ‘I heart you tons but I’m not gonna show it’ dialogue. Klaroline!!

Are there high hopes for a Rebekah / Elena plot? I think they could really better each other.

Aaaand nevermind. Shucks. My dream of a Relena plot is dying.

(BTW it's spelled A-J-A)
Really convenient that Aja brought exactly 12 witches, eh?

‘Somebody’s been skipping their geometry classes.’ YES. Did I mention Klaus is awesome? Someone finally mentioned that they haven’t been going to school.

(Linking scene w/ the white witches)
Hey! Like half of those witches were white!! Way to break (sort of) the stereotype, TVD!!

(And also white eyes, apparently.)
*Shudder* those are some nasty contacts, Bonnie. Relax pls.

Hey! The doppelgangers are 5’7’’! Who knew? Also Katherine’s birthday is June 5, 1473! The littlest things make me so excited!!

(I know it didn't work out. Shut up.)
DEXI!!!! (Unless there’s another name that works better . . . ?)

Did anyone else realize that when Elena said, ‘Here? On the bar?’ she jerked her hand off said bar like it burned her? Jeez, Elena. I know it’s not sanitary central, but they wash it every once in a while! At least since the 70’s.

Rebekah’s feisty. She just kinda decked that guy NBD. LOLZ. Rebekah, you are growing on me.

LOVE this Klaroline banter. Klaus is like, ‘Darkness is awesome etc. Also PS I heart you tons.’ and Caroline’s like, ‘Yeah whatevs, but who taught you to read a map? You’re the worst.’ Caroline needs to realize how awesome Klaus is, like, pronto.

(Caroline murders tons of 'folks)
Does that mean Caroline is dark now? And did you see Klaus’s face? He never wanted her to be bad. This scene just shows his love for her.

(Rooftop scene)
Was Elena really going to shirtless hug Damon while holding a bottle of bourbon? That’s called skill.

(Other more Dex-ish rooftop scene)
Does the sun not burn vampires while they’re sleeping? Or was Lexi burning and just not noticing? Captain clueless over here.

(Damon makin' his excuses)
Damon, if you think this excuses you killing Lexi, it does not. Memories or not. Normal people just get over memories eventually. Deal with it, move on. Be normal, Damon. And there are no excuses.

‘Borderline evil?’ No, Elena. YOU are not even borderline evil. You are WAY past borderline evil. You are, like, way past regular evil. Damon and Klaus are like, evil versions of the Easter Bunny.

Did you see the expression on Stefan’s face when Bonnie said she didn’t remember anything? He was like, ‘Damn. Now I have to explain everything ALL OVER AGAIN. Curse you, Bonnie!’

How long until someone kills Bonnie to prevent her from doing the spell to destroy the other side? One episode? Two?

‘I know arithmetic isn’t your strong suit, but one is still less than twelve.’ LOLOLOLOL. I spent like five minutes laughing about that. GO KLAUS.

(Yes, I know this comment is funny / weird after the other one. Get over it.)
God damn it Klaus. You completely RUINED the moment. ‘Why don’t you go find someone less terrible you can relate to?’ DAMN IT. They were having a pretty amazing MOMENT right there, until Klaus had to just go and RUIN it. Angry as hell.

Not even going to try to explain to myself what that whole Klaus / Silas scene was. Not worth the mental effort. And also too mad at Klaus still.

‘Sorry Damon, I think I broke your radio.’ I honestly think Damon was more upset about THAT than he was about the fact that she broke his neck. Oh, Rebekah.

And now I’m mad at SILAS!! THIS SHOW IS SO FREAKING CONFUSING I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO TO BE MAD AT ANYMORE!! But definitely Silas. WHAT THE F? Curse you. No one gets to stab my precious dimpled Klaus.


Notes n' Quotes

- “Psycho Killer” was a pretty on-the-nose music cue for Damon’s 1977 reveal, but also a pretty slickly executed one. I’ll allow it.
- Haha. Loved that they played that one. And the guy was like, 'Are you the serial killer? The son of Sam?' Oh yeah, forgot to mention how weird that was. 'Son of Sam'? Seriously Damon? THAT was the scariest name you could come up with? LAME.

- It took Damon six months to get Lexi into the sack? I’d think his ‘70s hair and that tank top would’ve gotten the job done in, like, 45 minutes.
- Dexi.

- Whatever mojo Asia and her coven managed to inflict on Bonnie didn’t kill her, but it did zap the events of the last few episodes out of her memory. She’ll need to brush up on some recaps on the internet.
- AJA. Not Asia. She is not a continent. Too bad Price isn't doing funny ones anymore. She ain't gonna remember nuthin'.

- Speaking of Caroline's character assassination, what is up with yanking away the part of her brain that understands how frigging triangles work? For the sake of a cheap, banter-y joke at her expense? Caroline deserves better, dammit.
- She did remember 'equilateral'. Plus, she hasn't been to school in years, so give the girl a break. She's been through a lot. Besides, wouldn't everyone have trouble thinking clearly when Klaus & Accent are that close? I would.

- I know Silas is the bad guy and his current Shane-form is kind of a wanker, but it was fun watching Klaus get shivved, right? Right.
- NOT RIGHT. That ruined my day.

– True or false: Rebekah casually shoving scummy bar trawler to the ground head-first instantly became a top-five all-time Rebekah moment.
- True. Very very true. Possibly one of the top three. I also like the part when she stabbed Klaus and was like, 'Very angry about missing the 80's.' Oh wait. That was Price. Nevermind.

– “And that tone is the reason I didn’t pick up the first 20 times you called.”
- Haha. Forgot about this one.

– “Maybe she’s eating a hot dog... vendor.”
- Yup.

– “Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to get back to spiraling, so go away.”
- Spiraling is a normal Friday night activity. Relax.

– “I was promised hedonism.” “It’s early. Hedonism isn’t a fan of sunlight.”
- It's so true. Have you ever tried performing hedonism in the daytime? SO HARD.

– “I’m not stupid.” “Let’s not say things we don’t mean.”
- =D

– “Not to nitpick, but we evil villains usually use minions to pick up our dry cleaning, that sort of thing.”
- Damn right.

– “Do not tell me she took you to Bon Jovi concerts too.” “Wrong decade.”
- Hey, she was daggered for those decades. Give her a break.

– “I hated the moral, self-righteous version of you, but this one’s not so bad. Maybe it’s the new haircut.”
- It's the haircut. Also the highlights. Red is a good color for (evil) Elena.

– “On the bar, on the stage, on the roof. It was a very long night.”
- I imagine. Also this: 'You're not missing much.' LOL.

– Did I mishear, or did Damon abbreviate “ironic” as “i-RON”? Please tell me I misheard.
- I think you misheard.

– “People who do terrible things are just terrible people.” I would believe the show had the courage of Caroline’s convictions if it didn’t immediately undercut her by having her do a (morally gray, potentially justifiable) terrible thing right after saying this, as if to crack open the idea that she and Klaus aren’t so far apart after all.
- I think it was less of that and just to show that everyone is evil in some way, and saying that terrible things make you a terrible person really isn't true because everyone does terrible things, and Caroline obviously isn't a terrible person. I think there was a larger reason than the Klaroline stuff, but yes, that was enjoyable too.

– “Every day that you’re like this is a day that you might do the one thing you can’t take back.”
- He DOES care. Awww.

Okay, did you like this style better or do I go back? Pls give input. Thx.

BTW Fill in below, etc.
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Mar 25, 2013
I volunteer to be one of Klaus' minions!
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Mar 27, 2013
OMG BETH!!! I cannot tell you how much I LOVE your new profile pic. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!
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Mar 26, 2013
me too,... me too,... I am an excellent masseuse,...
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Mar 27, 2013
*Automated response voice* Thank you. Niklaus Mikaelson appreciates you as a minion masseuse volunteer.
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Mar 28, 2013
when can I start? please say right now,...
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Mar 25, 2013
*Automated response voice* Thank you. Niklaus Mikaelson appreciates you as a minion volunteer.
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Mar 24, 2013
Elena jerking her hand off the bar was a stupid scene,... but I am sure the writers want to constantly remind us to hate her,... ;)
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Mar 25, 2013
I, for one, do not need to be reminded. It's pretty much a permanent thing. How to explain . . . well, for all the brilliant GOT fans out there, I will make a character reference (if you guess the character, you don't get a prize!) I whisper Elena's name every night before I go to bed.
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Mar 25, 2013
LOL ,... mortal enemies,... I am down with that ,... now I am daydreaming about just ripping her heart out ,... that feels right ,... ( I once had a dream that I was pregnant with Stefan's child and the blood of the doppelganger was needed ,... so he just ripped her throat,... honest to God ,... weird dream ,... )
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Mar 28, 2013
oh,... I was not familiar with this,... thankx,... <3
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Mar 27, 2013
Hold up, I think you misunderstood. 'I see dead people' is a reference to the movie Sixth Sense (I probably watch too much television . . . THOUGHT OF THE DAY!!!) in which this kid sees people hanging from the rafters of his school which used to be a courthouse. And he gets help from this medical guy who turns out to be dead himself. Creepy as hell movie. Also, mostly unrelated side note: there's a thing (I don't know what you call these - edited quotes?) that says 'I see stupid people' instead. Just thought I'd throw that in here.
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Mar 26, 2013
then please dream about Elena,... ( as the character not the poor actress ;) ),...
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Mar 26, 2013
I have strange dreams . . . (PS I also see dead people, JSYK (Just So You Know)) =D
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Mar 26, 2013
LOL,... the water slide was hilarious but frightening ,... *shudder*
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Mar 26, 2013
Wow. I have to say that is the strangest dream I've ever heard of. And my mom dreamed that she was pregnant with kittens and everyone said how they were really adorable, and she was just kinda like, 'I kinda wanted a kid . . . ' Also I once had a dream about bagels. And a water-slide that was shaped like a U and that I got stuck at the bottom. *Shudder*
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Mar 24, 2013
Case of mistaken identity, Son of Sam was a shooter.
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Mar 25, 2013
Son of Guiseppe (spelling?) is a drinker (Klaus translation: drinkah).
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Mar 25, 2013
drinkah ,.... ;))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Mar 26, 2013
Simple math: Joseph Morgan's hotness + Joseph Morgan's accent = MORE HOTNESS THAN BEFORE.
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Mar 26, 2013
#Accents ''blush'' ,... it is rather strange for a non-English like myself to find his accent so sexy ,... what have you done to me Klaus ?
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Mar 26, 2013
#Accents.
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Mar 24, 2013
yup,... Damon corrected the guy,...
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Mar 23, 2013
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Mar 24, 2013
DO NOT WRITE THIS NONSENSE ANYMORE,... DO NOT SEE MY FRIEND HERE IS IN A FRAGILE STATE,... COME BACK WHEN WE GET A SEXING SCENE WITH KLAROLINE,...
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Mar 24, 2013
Thx for understanding, Eliana.
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Mar 23, 2013
SHUT THE F UP PLS!!!! NO ONE FREAKING CARES ABOUT YOUR GODDAMN JOB!! AND NO ONE ELSE HAD BETTER CLICK THE 'LIKE' BUTTON. Already angry about Klaus, guys. Don't push me.
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Mar 24, 2013
I think...(there is a miniscule possibility that I'm wrong) but I think that perhaps you're taking these spammers too seriously. I think it's an automated spam system

I am concerned, however, that they exist on virtually every review on tv.com...I'm thinking cbs should start investing money in anti-spamming software....just saying.
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Mar 24, 2013
And I'm sure they "like" themselves...
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Mar 24, 2013
That's what I'm thinking too!! Yes I know it's probably spamming. Still makes me angry that they do it though. I think somebody should say something. And no one would invest in anti-spamming software or whatever unless they see that it pisses us off. But thanks for the comment anyway.
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Mar 23, 2013
WHAT??? not Klaus NOOOOO!!!


Ok lets start from the begining... how was bonnie talking and cryin about Jeremy and then she doesnt remember? she was just arguing with Slylice about how she cant kill other witches and how its wrong? if he's inside her head why didnt he make her calm the shit out??

Second.. Klaus is immortal, why is he afraid of witches and warewolves? they cant do anything to him.. he should be afraid of his dad (Michael, remember him?) whatever happened to his mom? I forgot ALSO i wonder what would happen to Klaus if they just cut his head off? I mean will it grow back???? not that I want him to die I only watch the show because of him but Im just wondering!

Elena should just die.. its a bad combo... why isnt she more fun like Katherine? I wonder what will happen when Katherine and Elena meet? who's gonna be bitchier? if i saw my doublegangger I would make out with her.. just to see how good of a kisser i am haha
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Mar 23, 2013
I think Bonnie just lost memory when she put those contacts in. Ouch. It's got to have caused trauma or something. And BTW this is from a person who tried for half an hour to get ONE stupid contact in. And took fifteen minutes to get it back out. Ugh. #HateContacts.

Yeah, but they could still make his life a living hell. Mikael would be bad too. I don't remember what happened with Esther. I assume he'd probably duck (severed heads are expensive to show on TV) and kill them. Nobody's gonna risk it.
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Mar 24, 2013
hahaha contacts! I use to wear them when at some point of my life when I thought i looked cool and then once i saw a pcture of me and threw them on the spot! vampire in the making! (that period was for a week and I told one guy that blue was my real eye color) - I hid from him for a year hopping he'll forget LOOL

Below the encyclopedia Goqklf56 answered saying Alaric killed her when he became vampire/vampire hunter

i love the excuse that they dont cut off heads because its expensive ;) well done bestie ;)
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Mar 24, 2013
Oh, and I forgot to mention, but when I was watching the segment after Game of Thrones that you get on Xfinity, the guy was saying something about how George R. R. Martin and him were just going to put their heads on spikes above King's Landing, but couldn't because it was really expensive. Not because I've ever filmed a severed head. Honestly I failed High School film class about four times. And art . . . I could go on.
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Mar 27, 2013
I grew up in a super nice neighborhood in northern California. (Rich folks basically). I was super lucky. Or my parents were successful, whichever one you prefer.

I get the reputation thing. Though I was a total nerd in school (no joke!!) and have only recently began holding a reputation. Now I'm a weirder nerd that hopefully nobody would mess with. At least that's the plan. Also I think some people might possibly think I have a sense of humor. I really hope they're right.

OMG I just reread this (spellin' stuffz) and I sound like a total narcissist. I'm sorry. The only mental disorder that I might have is schizophrenia, because my mom's cousin had it, and various members of her family. I'm pretty sure it's hereditary.
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Mar 26, 2013
Ya lets skip school talk ... the amount of classes failed because of my no show is just embarrassing!!

you get to study film making in school? thats so cool!! all we got here was a netting class that I of course didnt attend because I was too ghetto for and I had a reputaton to mentain! LOL
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Mar 24, 2013
Thx for the compliment bestie!! (PS Can I not say 'new bestie' anymore? Does 'old bestie' work?)

LOL Walking Encyclopedia Goqklf56. (BTW Hope that isn't insulting, it's meant as a compliment!! Where would we be without encyclopedias? I would still be in fifth grade trying to do the freakin' state report that we had to do at my school. Oh thank you, encyclopedias of the world.)

LOLed so hard when you said 'I told one guy that blue was my real eye color and hid from him for a year hoping he'd forget'! That's hilarious! I just got clear ones, and since I have the maturity of, like, a twelve year-old, as I was walking out I just kinda 'accidentally' left the contact whatchermacallit on the counter. Haha. #ContactHaters
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Mar 30, 2013
Poor Mrs. Brown!! you would be eating oreos all day if you had to teach high schoold kids! I would prefer to cancel the class every day and just sleep through it!! I believe in learning from the shitty day to day assholes we deal with (yes I am one of them and I would be HAPPY to teach anyone how to be an Ahole!!)

We could take this public... I mean 5 episode is making it official :p

Will watch thursday's episode now and will let you know whats going through my head
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Mar 26, 2013
Huh. When I was a kid I was always wondering why my grandma wouldn't watch the shows I told her were awesome. Now I know . . . =D

3 episodes already? Two more and we can tell all our friends we've known each other for FIVE EPISODES. Do you remember how in High School (at least in MY High School, which admittedly was a pretty weird school) people would walk around holding their GF / BF 's hand and come right up to your face and say really obnoxiously loud, 'HELLO HOW ARE YOU BY THE WAY ME AND TONY HAVE BEEN GOING OUT FOR FIVE DAYS!!! ARE YOU SUPER HAPPY FOR US???' Because everyone had bad grammar at our school. I still firmly believe that Mrs. Brown slept in her classroom and don't you think it's weird that a eighty-year-old teacher sat in the back of the classroom eating Oreos all day long? Tell me that isn't weird. Anyway. High School was . . . an adventure.

'Accidentally' belonged in my story. It's true. I absolutely didn't ever ever ever want to leave those contacts on the counter. Like, ever. I swear. =D

I will join this movement, Noor. #ContactHaters4Life
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Mar 26, 2013
Lets just call each other bestie without the new or the old.. old I feel like Im 60 (Imagine a 60 year old woman watching TVD.. creeeeppppyyyyyy) and new.. c'mon we've known each other for like 3 episodes so far! hehe

I love the word 'accidentally' in your story! haha
Im actually going to join you.. we should do a movement! #ContactHaters
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Mar 23, 2013
Apparently Bonnie has been under some kind of hypnosis by first Shane and now Silas but I guess it's sort of over now that she lost her memory but I still think she's confused, her moral compass is sort of in a grey area.

Well I guess he assumes that they will try to find a way to kill him or possible be in his way. Imagine how many enemies he'll have after 1000 years. Of course it is sort of strange, all he should be afraid of is 1) Silas having the invulnerable White Oak Stake and 2) if Bonnie becomes too strong she can kill him with pure magic

He's mom died by Alaric when he awoke as the new enhanced original vampire/vampire hunter and this time her body wasn't protected by Arianna. She's trapped on the Other Side but I bet she's conspiring with the Witches.

They haven't mentioned what happens if they cut off body parts of original vampires but they have said there's only two fatal weaknesses: powerful magic and white oak stake so I think other weapons won't just work. Remember in the season 2 finale? When bonnie was attacking Klaus and when he was weak enough Elijah stepped in and stuck his hand into his heart, in that moment I think Elijah would have been able to grab his heart and kill Klaus. I guess Bonnie could have finished the job too but she would have killed herself in the process.

Your latter comments are ridiculous, I'm not going to comment on them. :P
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Mar 24, 2013
wow you are a bg fan of the show! I have a memory of a gold fish!

Do they think the mom wants to come back and finish the job she couldnt finish?

In true blood they cut off the head and the vamp dies immediately.. there has to be some kind of consistency :p

haha my comment is a very valid point and c'mon you gotta admit you've thought about it ;)
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Mar 23, 2013
35 years is a quarter century? :s
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Mar 23, 2013
LOL. I didn't even realize this!! Wow. Agree with AndyDaglas. Need a lesson from Mr. Mikaelson. =D
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Mar 23, 2013
Correction, Proffessor Niklaus Mikaelson. =D
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Mar 23, 2013
Garr can't spell. Professor. Stupid freaking spelling. (Hey, does Klaus teach English too?? Pls say yes.)
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Mar 24, 2013
OMG Thx 4 the uber helpful info, Andy!! Need all these classes. Do I have to wait until the school year starts again?? BTW What is the number??
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Mar 23, 2013
Give or take a decade? :) Clearly I need one of Klaus's math lessons.
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Mar 23, 2013
Matt is the moral center of the show. Remember Matt? He's that guy the writers ignore, except in bloodbag and/or hostage situations.
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Mar 23, 2013
Matt's the mayor. Also the best character. Better than . . . dare I say . . . Klaus.
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Mar 23, 2013
one liner of the night for me ,... '' wrong fantasy brother '' ,... ;)))))))))))))))))))
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Mar 23, 2013
_ who is the person responsible for choosing the music on TVD? s/he is the best in the business,...
_ I love that our favorite brothers are back together,... I love their dynamic,...
_ haircut was cool but what is up with the temp-suit ?
_ '' not judging you for starters '' ,... '' well then , you showed me '' ,... the chemistry between these two is craaaazy,...
_ really ,... Caroline CAN NOT hate Klaus for driving Tyler away ,... not for that,... for God's sake they trapped him to kill him,... and now they all still have their heads,... this is as soft as Klaus can get and he did all of that for Caroline,... what more do you expect ?
_ JoMo is an exceptional actor ,... you can see so much in his eyes ,... the hurt was so obvious when Caroline asked him to '' go away ''
_ YAY ,.... Stefan and Klaus ,... my favorite bromance,... I want more of them,...
_ It is not the actor's fault ,... but Shane's physical structure does not say big bad and evil coming your way ,... if the writer's want us invested in this story they need to change the actor ASAP,...
_ Silas also needs to be invited in ? I am very disappointed that he is a vampire restricted just like all the other vampires ,... I wanted something new,.... I always imagined all these restrictions were added later on by witches in order to help the humans ,... that made more sense to me,... If Silas is actually the Original Vampire,... was not property handled in his time very differently than now ? ,...
_ Rebekah is awesome ,... THE EXCUSE YOU seen is now in my top five moments of TVD history ,... she has a very well written character and the actress herself is very well in character all the time,... everything she does is in sync with her core personality,... very well done,...
_ I never truly HATED Damon except when he killed Lexi,... and it seems to me that the writers want us to go to that place of hatred again,... I do not believe for one second that he killed her because of emotions ,... her murder was too calculated ,... DAMN YOU DAMON ,... but if the writers decide to resurrect her you are forgiven like always ,...
_ witches can have so much more story-lines ,... It is a real shame that TVD handles them just as plot devices ,... I love the fact that they always stick together and are there for each other ,... not to mention the fact that they are the most powerful of all the supernaturals ,... they have actually created everything else ,...
_ Why on earth would the vampires move at a human speed when there is an urgent matter that they need to attend to ? '' TVD LOGIC '' ,... this in the finest details is where the show reminds us of its CW roots ,... teen drama and all,...
_ I do not believe in Saints ,... life is a journey ,... we evolve on the way ,... the fact that Caroline killed 12 people does not make her evil necessarily ,... I am not saying the fact that she did so to rescue her friend redeems her ,... It was a terrible choice and a misjudgement and an awful thing to do ,... but we have to wait and see how she evolves from this ,... so I completely disagree that this move destroyed the character and made her a plot device ,... this was a major character development ,... making mistakes and learning from them,... I think the reason I am so interested in Caroline and what she does is the fact that I was given a really rare opportunity to see someone evolve and change and her journey ,... and her journey is much more relatable than Elena's,... because there is no sire bonds or humanity switches ( still hate that it is called humanity switch ),... it is life like all of us ,... it is danger and love and lust and friendships,...
_ I felt pity for Bonnie because she had to endure the shock of finding out that Jeremy is dead twice ,...
_ I loved Elena and Rebekah in Damon's convertible driving off ,... And I loved Klaus being stabbed ,... I need him pissed and back on his game ,...
_ @andy,... I do not hate on you for that Klaroline analysis,... the fact that you put a stand still of Damon and Lexi in the middle of it just says it all ,... you just do not get them ,... and that is alright,... I wonder if it is because you are somewhere is your 40s and happily married for 20 years ? ( I hope so ),...
_ As far as what I think of the last scene of Klaroline we got this episode ,... I honestly think that Klaus believes he is a terrible person and not worthy of her , '' the purest of hearts '' as he put it himself ,... he loves Caroline because of this light inside of her,... he wants light in his life ,... but I think he understood that his darkness is just too profound ,... and he is just gonna end up stubbing out that light ,... and there is nothing more romantic than that ,... I agree that they can never be a couple ,... and the fact is they are too epic to be reduced to that ,... I want passion and longing and the occasional losing the battle and giving way to their inner desires ,...
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Mar 24, 2013
I agree with you.... Okay so I think we can all agree that once we found out that 12 witches had to be killed for the whatever to be completed, we all knew that those 12 witches were going to die. Since Bonnie is the show's built in deux ex machina, having her kill 12 witches and then most likely forget about it would probably not further her character in any particularly interesting way. Same can be said if Stefan or Klaus had killed them. However, having Caroline do it not only casts her, for the purposes of this episode, as a kind of plot device, but at the same time releases her from a kind of moral seclusion that separated her from Klaus. I'm not trying to say that Caroline is now like Klaus, but rather that now Klaus has become, to Caroline, a quagmire of contractions that cannot be simply good or evil, because if they are then what about her? I have never thought of Caroline as particularly angelic so I'm not distraught about this and I almost feel like this is a war that she is fighting with and for the people she loves and all is fair in love and war. I'm not sure I want Klaus and Caroline to get together, but I think that, barring the fact that Klaus is a freaking idiot to Caroline in this episode, Klaus and Caroline are at a level where they can begin to see each other for something deeper than the anal retentive angel and the glorious murderer. All in all i think it was a great way for the writers to develop Caroline's character and insert her into the main non-Tyler related arc of the season.

And yeah Shane needs to go... I think the subtle differences the actor used to separate shane from Silas were not impressive enough and I kinda just want him to not exist anymore (but that could also be because i desperately want to see Silas as Silas in all his charismatic, sociopathic and invariably awesom big badness (I hope))
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Mar 25, 2013
thank you for agreeing with me ,... I am weird in that way,... it makes me very happy when people agree with me ,... I too agree with you ,... Caroline is only 18 and has lived her whole life in a small town,... so even though she is a vampire she is still very inexperienced( Klaus says it all the time ),... so she does not understand the grey areas of life,... she could never comprehend the life of a 1000 year old original hybrid,... now I think she is beginning to ,...
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Mar 23, 2013
hahahaha, yeah i find it hard to take Silas as the big bad seriously when he looks like some hipster in need of a shower.
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Mar 24, 2013
LOL This is the best description of Silas.
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Mar 24, 2013
Haha. Put him in some hemp and tell the guy to pull some Klaus action. Joseph Morgan can pull off the rugged look. Shane less so. It's not Shane, it's just . . . Shane.
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Mar 23, 2013
Yeah, about Silas 'only' being an "original vampire" was rather disappointed but considering he's able to manipulate people effectively and has Shane's face I guess he still has some tricks from his Warlocks days. Klaus was the big bad because he was a werewolf, an original vampire, 1000 years old and only cared for his own survival, he had barely any weaknesses. It would have been interesting in case Silas was a hybrid but a witch/vampire of sort.
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Mar 24, 2013
yeah I really wanted/ hoped...and still do actually...that Silas was a warlock vampire hybrid. I also kind of wanted Silas's scariness to stem from him being an immortal human who eats real food, can procreate and can survive the light and all things humans can do but has all the powers of vampires and witches...
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Mar 24, 2013
Bingo (was his name O!).
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Mar 24, 2013
Ooh. Witch / Vampire hybrid!! Cha-ching. Billion dollar idea.
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Mar 23, 2013
I invent that move", man! I have got to get my hands on his book.
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Mar 24, 2013
What was it? The Damon Salvatore Sex Handbook? Something like that, right?
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Mar 26, 2013
How to Fuck When You Are A Dick ,... available worldwide ,...
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Mar 26, 2013
Mystic Falls number 1 best seller!! LOLZ.
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Mar 24, 2013
Revenge sex or something like that...
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Mar 26, 2013
=D Much appreciated.
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Mar 23, 2013
Caroline is not a moral centre, lots of characters feel bad after murdering people. She's not special, she killed before. So-called good characters always have perfectly good reasons to kill someone. She wanted to save her friend, and they always put some people above others. Caroline and Stefan said that before themselves!
But I totally agree, the dynamic is amazing, that is what you call great chemistry. I didn't pay any attention to the NYC story, the Klaus-Caroline-Stefan part was the highlight of the episode.
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Mar 23, 2013
Yeah, I actually went and did other things while the Elena/Lexi/Damon scenes were on, but found myself mesmerized by the Stefan/Caroline/Klaus scenes, esp the Klaus-Caroline scenes. They're by far the most interesting dynamic on the show.

How many times are they going to drag out Lexi's character in some flashback? I like the character and all, but it's the same thing every time. Yawn.
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Mar 24, 2013
Yes. If you're going to cast Lexi, give her a worthwhile storyline other than, 'I, for some unknown reason, feel indebted to these random people I just met and now need to spent my entire life stalking the one guy to make sure he doesn't relapse, and also do his bidding if he thinks the other guy is going to relapse. I'm a slave, basically.'

Lexi's character is wasted on these plots.
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Mar 25, 2013
I think they've brought her back in this flashback as kind of a reminder... because we're going to see her again as a permanent character once the veil drops.
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Mar 27, 2013
K, YES on Alaric. Lex too if they give her a worthwhile plot. She doesn't get enough screen time.
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Mar 25, 2013
Fingers crossed! And I'm officially rooting for Cult to get cancelled so that Alaric can come back too.
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Mar 24, 2013
Urgh spelling. 'Spend.' With a 'd'. Get it together, Inigo. It's only 10:00.
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Mar 23, 2013
Maybe the writers just wanted to stop Caroline from being so judgy and be awesome again.
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Mar 23, 2013
We can hope!
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Mar 23, 2013
I do like this Elena version better, she's bad ass. Also, her and Rebekah make an awesome team! I honestly don't care for this Caroline, ever since Elena turned she's been bugging me, its like the writers don't care about her all of a sudden, I used to love her! Now she's gossiping and annoying and only a love interest for Klaus. I also wish Bonnie died, honestly, I'm sorry, but she's never been cool and it would've been better than having Silus win and have dead supernatural running around the planet.

I think Silus is still in the Professor's body because he's not strong enough to be himself yet, has to drink lots and regain his body...like Voldemort, same idea. I'm pretty sure if he didn't use his mind powers to make himself look like Silus he'd just look like a really old skeleton and he couldn't pull it off with Bonnie's dad if he looked like that. He needed Mr. Boring Pants to believe him to be Professor so that he could corrupt Bonnie :)
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Mar 24, 2013
Well, on the bright side, it's only a matter of time before someone kills Bonnie to stop her from destroying the other side. Glass half full and all that crap.
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Mar 25, 2013
We can only hope, my friend. I'll buy a round for everybody the day Bonnie dies..
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Mar 25, 2013
Hell yes. Bourbon party at my place and I'll throw in a marathon of Monty Python and/or Christmas Carol Massacre montage film festival to boot.
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Mar 23, 2013
Hmm spinning off half the cast to a new show and proposing the idea of being able to bring back dead ones.
That would mean they can get all the Originals back for the new show, plus Jeremy alive again to get Elena to switch emotions back on.
But really, I'm more excited for some other potential returnees: Team Lexi and Team Grams!
(Where is Price for all this?! His occasional Twitter posts are not enough)
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Mar 24, 2013
Okay, this isn't about your comment (not sorry), but OMG GOT IN, LIKE, A WEEK!!!!! Dany (and her adorable dragons) will be back, and with any luck, since the third book is the best, will be back in the best way. Swimming dragons. 'Cause boats. CAN'T WAIT.
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Mar 24, 2013
Hahaha yes I am super excited for GoT S3! I've been marathoning the others in preparation. Dany has such a great story line for book 3, though she does annoy me later with her treatment of the dragons which I'm not looking forward to (on that note wayyy too excited for her story in the next book, though I know that's still a long way off).
So many other great things in the book I'm looking forward to - particularly the two big events I assume they'll end the season with at the relevant weddings.
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Mar 25, 2013
They're splitting Storm of Swords into two seasons (you got to, with the whole 1000+ pages and all) and I bet the penultimate episodes (because that's truly the finale for GOT) will both feature some pretty amazing / frighting / awful (depending on whether or not you like a select few characters) weddings. Excited as hell.

I know Dany does something bad with Drogon in Storm of Swords, but are you talking about Dance of Dragons? I haven't read that one yet, so don't spoil anything. Just a book reference would be nice.
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Mar 25, 2013
I get that. I think I actually was up at two this morning frantically finishing Clash of Kings. I reread several chapters due to the annoying thing words do when you're tired and they try to trick you by swimming around the page. And I had to get up at six this morning. #BadChoices.
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Mar 25, 2013
I can't remember which book it's in (I read them all at the same time - I get a lot of the timeline confused), so I'll just leave it. But regardless, SO EXCITED
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Mar 23, 2013
Ugh, Caroline. Finally got rid of suicide bunny and now we got murder/triangle bunny.
Why not just disarm the knife wielding witch. Arm bones snap pretty easily. Worst case scenario? 11 other linked witches also get spontaneous broken arms.
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Mar 24, 2013
If it were me, and not to say I'm an awful friend or would ever do this because I would never have the option of saving a friend who is being possessed by some creepy-ass contacts or murdering a couple of witches, I would just help the witches kill Bonnie. Just because Bonnie is the worst. Every time she shores up on the screen I leave the room to make, like, a cup of tea or something. And then I take a nap and wake up when it's a Klaus scene.
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Mar 23, 2013
Coz one witch alone can take a vampire with that headache thing. Twelve witches with broken arms can still explode a vampire's head in retaliation.
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Mar 23, 2013
Still sounds like a win:win....
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Mar 23, 2013
...or simply take Bonnie and run run run...
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Mar 23, 2013
Leave Bonnie behind. Stopping the triangle and saving the girl are not the same mission.
......Damon would have let her die.
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Mar 23, 2013
TRUE! Rebekah shoving that guy made me laugh out loud. Especially when followed with "excuse yourself!" Claire's comic timing is impeccable.
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Mar 23, 2013
Worst things of the ep:
1. Caroline
2. Caroline
3. Caroline
4. Caroline
5. Does anybody know why the writers turned one of the awesomest characters on the show the one I want to see dead the most? Even over Bonnie! She got: judgey, nosey, messy, depressing, hypocrite, and now stupid and killer. How in the world did she think it was a good idea to finish Silas's sacrifice?
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Mar 25, 2013
aww just because caroline doesn't fall into klaus's arms after all the things he's done makes her a bad person yes.
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Mar 23, 2013
And all because she disagrees with Noble Klaus, Saint Elena and Damon aka God right? Like seriously, all of those people should be judged. Harshly.
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Mar 23, 2013
No, Klaus is evil, Elena is mostly stupid (except for this recent episodes) and Damon is also evil. But, he DOES have had the best ideas over the seasons (except for recent episodes where he is just dumb).
Caroline es plain stupid. Judges everyone and ends up doing the same thing, then she judges again, then she whines, then she judges, then she's ok when the people she likes makes the same stupid choices, then she judge when people she doesnt like make better choices, then she whines and judges... and lastly she judges again.
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Mar 24, 2013
No, Klaus is awesome. And when he is (or was) evil, Joseph Morgan played it so well that it was hard to be mad at Klaus for doing it. He's injured and struggling with some major abandonment / adoption issues.
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Mar 23, 2013
Finishing Silas's sacrifice is interesting. It's saving Bonnie that's questionable.
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Mar 23, 2013
How is saving your friend questionable?
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Mar 23, 2013
Bonnie betrays them all and puts them in danger on a regular basis. Plus, she's Bonnie.
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Mar 28, 2013
You know what would be a truly astonishing plot development? A volcano that randomly appears just outside of Mystic Falls (PS Are there volcanoes in Virginia? Nevermind. It's Mystic Falls, which clearly is on Mars or something because Google Maps has failed to find it. I've checked. The more important question is: Are there volcanoes on Mars?) and all of the boring characters have a Macarena party and do a conga line into said volcano. I would watch a procedural where they did this.
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Mar 26, 2013
well...no she doesn't do that...but she is easily manipulated and should prob. work on that...but she is a teenager :-/

but yeah boring ppl. should die....and I like her but she is just wow. The writers constantly sacrifice her character development in favor of furthering the main plot. I like my witches powerful and feisty (please get there soon Bonnie, or any new witch that tvd should introduce). I'm sure that if Caroline hadn't killed those witches they prob. would have killed Bonnie and then Silas would have inhabited Bonnie's body....
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Mar 25, 2013
Okay, so robinclank2, Klaus is better because he can pull off hemp. I want to see Bonnie in some hemp and/or a BCF coat. Got to dress the part, girl. If you're going to be a villain and expect us to like you, you really have to dress the part.
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Mar 25, 2013
she may be often used as a deus ex machina rather than a real character but saying that she is always working against them is nonsense and to even consider her to be the same as klaus or even worse than him makes me wonder if we're talking about the same show.
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Mar 25, 2013
Did you forget that she went there to bring about the apocalypse by doing what Caroline did? Or the entire season while she was working with Shane/Silas or half of all the rest of her screen time? When she isn't being the deus ex machina to solve a problem, she's ALWAYS working against one or more or all of them. If you think about it, she may be the bigger antagonist, when you consider her versus Klaus.
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Mar 25, 2013
how exactly does bonnie put them in danger on a regular basis other than saving their lives on a regular basis and losing her grams and mother because of it
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Mar 24, 2013
Friend or not, killing twelve witches and then releasing everyone from the other side is still not a good idea. Also, wasn't Bonnie just going to kill them anyway? So Caroline was technically HELPING her friend by murdering the witches. Though, if you're helping a murderer, that means you could be charged (if Mystic Falls had a competent police force, which it does not) with aiding and abetting a murderer, which I believe (never been to law school, don't intend to go) is just as bad if not worse as actual murder. Both morally and in a court of law (which, again, they do not have in Mystic Falls).
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Mar 24, 2013
How so? And she does not, hell they rely on her more than anyone, with her grandmother and mom being sacrificed because of it. It amazes me how some you guys on here are so dense.
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Mar 23, 2013
Best things of the ep:
1. Elekah/Relena FTW! Best team ever. (even if they're gonna betray each other eventually)
2. Humanless Vampire Elena ROCKS THE ENTIRE SHOW! Lets get real, human E was annoying, vampire with humanity E was even more annoying, and the sire bond thing was just dumb. This bamf Elena in the best version we've seen.
3. Katherine is baaaaack!
4. Nina Dobrev is amazing! Katherine/Human Elena/Vampire with humanity Elena/Vampire without humanity Elena are all very well played characters and you can totally know each one (its not the make up or the hair). Great Acting!
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Mar 24, 2013
1. Definitely Relena. It just sounds better (rolls off the tongue and all that BS) than Elekah, which is just a total mouthful. But yes, best team.
2. So true. BAMF Elena FTW.
3. AND ELIJAH!!!!! KALIJAH FTW.
4. Nina Dobrev is incredibly talented, and it's not her fault that most of her characters (human Elena, vampire Elena with humanity on) are just really boring. Now she has two great characters (vampire Elena without humanity, and Katherine, who is always awesome)!!
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Mar 23, 2013
I would agree with the last three sentences of this review, but I don't think that every story has to turn out like the last one, and sometimes the best way to actually create is to break the rules. It isn't easy, but it's better.
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Mar 23, 2013
i really want silas to get another meat suit, the actor of shane just isnt that intimidating and he's not that good at being bad guy. wats going to happen with Kluas and the other originals if they gonna have their own show..will silas kill them in the end???
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Mar 23, 2013
Unlikely, as long as Klaus is a vampire the writers can't kill him because then the entire cast is going down. I bet they introduced this plot device just to keep him in the story for as long as possible. However, a possible scenario is that Katherine force feed Klaus the cure and kills him and now that he's human and then dead, nothing will be able to bring him back considering no witches would want to; he'll be permanently dead.

I bet season 4 will end with something similar and that Silas finally manage to make Bonnie destroy the Other Side.
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Mar 24, 2013
Uh, what about the spin off? It's in present time New Orleans. This scenario won't work. Also, destroying the Other Side would take, like, thousands of extras. Bringing back every actor who ever died as a supernatural (Alaric, Jenna, Anna, Vicky, Caroline's dad . . . etc.) I don't know if they have the funding for that.
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Mar 25, 2013
true this is why i just cant wait wats going down at the ned of the season and season 5, u never know what to exspect with this show
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Mar 25, 2013
It's so true.
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Mar 23, 2013
"Rebekah casually shoving scummy bar trawler to the ground head-first instantly became a top-five all-time Rebekah moment." That was HILARIOUS.

Better than last week's episode for sure as the plot seems to be moving back in the right direction. Although, shouldn't everyone in TVD know by now that their weekly 'plans' are successful about 1.5% of the time? Silly, naive vampires...
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Mar 23, 2013
So i'm not the only one who saw the thelma and louise resemblance! Thank you! I thought it was a satisfying episode and Rebekah's role was very fitting, particularly during that "excuse you" scene. The only thing that bothered me was that it was not as eventful as always. I mean it's not TVD without the Salvatores' plans not working out yes, but somehow one massacre and a runaway with Damon's car was not enough for me.
Moreover, since we already know about the spinoff, Silas threatening Klaus just didn't me say, to quote klaus, " my attention has peaked"
Thanks for the review and can't wait for the biatch fight to come around along with the presence of the ever so sophisticated Sir Elijah Michaelson.
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Mar 24, 2013
ELIJAH MIKAELSON FTW!!!!! Also Katherine is in that episode. Kalijah, anyone? Yes.

You know what you need? Just go back and watch Joseph Morgan murdering people to the sweet sound of Christmas carols. I know that always calms me down when I've had a rough day. (I'M NOT WEIRD IT'S JUST JOSEPH MORGAN AND HIS BEAUTIFUL EYES / ACCENT.)
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Mar 25, 2013
OMG, can we please just have one whole episode devoted to Joseph Morgan killing people to Chirstmas carols, in slow motion??
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Mar 25, 2013
YES PLS WRITERS. Throw in a few Elijah and Katherine shirtless hugs and I will be SO FREAKING HAPPY I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU.
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Mar 23, 2013
I hope Silas's plan works. That way maybe Lexi can come back from the dead. The more we see of her the more I think that killing her was the one true act of Damon's that has been unforgivable.
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Mar 25, 2013
I love Damon, but I agree. Lexi and their uncle/nephew, Zach. Zach just because that was cold, but Lexi because she was awesome and her murder was so cold and calculating.
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Mar 23, 2013
I wonder what's up with matt in his new mansion, has he become a new mystic falls socialite? if such a thing even exist , is he dancing in his underwear singing to a hair brush? is he drinking scotch and smoking cigar in front of a fireplace? Does he have a monkey??? there's too many possibilities , seriously matt and his mansion should be the new TVD spinoff .

And also if matt has a mansion now does he still wait tables at the mystic grill?
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Mar 24, 2013
Matt is doing all these things while also plotting to WIN the next Mystic Falls election, though unfortunately he was too busy dumpster-diving for food before the mansion that he doesn't realize Mystic Falls doesn't have elections. I bet he'll just skip being mayor and run for president.

MATT DONOVAN FTW.
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Mar 23, 2013
Property taxes. He's actually way worse off than he was before.
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Mar 24, 2013
It's okay. Tyler sends checks. At least he'd better.
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Mar 23, 2013
It was an ok episode, didn't really seem necessary to me though. "No emotions" Elena is almost as bad as the regular Elena, and why are the writers trying to push this Klaus and Caroline thing so hard I don't get it can someone explain this to me.
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Mar 23, 2013
It's nothing new, this has been going on since last season.
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Mar 25, 2013
I know that, I just don't get why its happening.
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Mar 22, 2013
Shorter thoughts than usual...

I missed watching Damon kill people. It’s so fun. I also like the red in Elena’s hair and I enjoy angry/depressed Caroline.

Elena: “I’m not stupid.”
Rebekah: “Well let’s not say things we don’t mean.”

Lol, Rebekah is awesome.

Damon without his humanity is just Damon, lol.

Damon drinking with Lexi, Damon drinking with Elena, and Rebekah drinking with Elena. Nice.

I like how the witch just happened to bring along eleven friends.

Lol @ Klaus correcting Caroline. And it’s funny he mentioned skipping class because none of them ever seem to go to school as it is. :p

Ha, Lexi and Damon hooked up. Lmao @ Rebekah pushing that guy to the ground and saying “Excuse you.”

Oh shit, so Caroline ends up being the person to complete the final sacrifice when she was the most adamant about it not happening.

Oh man, Damon tricking Lexi was great.

Haha, Klaus got his balls back after getting laid.

Katherine next week! She better not die.
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Mar 24, 2013
It's surprising how many of these points I thought while watching the episode. Good comment.
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Mar 23, 2013
The witch said it was a full coven. Clearly twelve is "the" mystical number in the TVD world. Not coincidence.
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Mar 22, 2013
I hated this episode, I hate bad Elena (actually Nina Dobrev is not a great actress), and she doesn't convince me at all, she is annoying. For the first time I saw Klaus suffering and scared... poor thing! Someday he should be with Caroline ! I don't know exactly what Damon wants to do but definitely is not working. I hope this trama changes soon.
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Mar 24, 2013
I think Joseph Morgan let on that there will be Klaroline action in episode 18. Which, if you aren't counting, is next episode. So it should start to look up! =D
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Mar 23, 2013
Poor Klaus? Got to love the ladies.
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Mar 23, 2013
And the funiest thing is that Joseph Morgan in real life is so shy and silly :D
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Mar 24, 2013
It's so true!! He's so charming!
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Mar 22, 2013
Did anyone else think that 1970s NYC looked exactly like 2010s NYC in TVD-land? Was the CW trying to save money or something? Couldn't somebody at least have had bell bottoms or an afro wig?
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Mar 25, 2013
I was thinking that 1970s NYC looked a lot like just another part of Atlanta...
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Mar 25, 2013
LOL.
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Mar 24, 2013
Right? Damon's hair pissed me off so much. Ruffling up your hair does NOT make you look cool. It makes you look like you just stayed up till three in the AM drinking and have been hungover since the start of the decade. The only person who got a makeover was Elena, and she was in the 2010 scenes. She did look great though! Red is a good color with her hair.

I think that first guy Damon killed had an afro-type thing going on, but it still didn't do it for me. Going to watch a Freddie Mercury video . . . K feel much better.
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Mar 22, 2013
I'm still bored. Not as much as last week, but I find it difficult to care about what's happening on this show. The only thing I've found interesting this season was when Rebekah got sad and lonely, and seemed to want to genuinely change. But they killed that arc immediately after it began. Maybe they just wanted to get rid of April as soon as possible after all the complaints, even if it meant ruining the only good thing that was going on at the time. (April actually served a purpose when she was making Rebekah more interesting).

Klaus should have been killed off last season. He was a decent villain for a while, but I'm really tired of him.

I liked vampire Elena better than human Elena, but I don't care at all about evil Elena. If Jeremy had been alive, I would have said that they should switch her emotions on again as soon as possible. But if they do that now, she's just going to be depressed. So she kind of sucks either way.
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Mar 22, 2013
Hi!

Surprisingly I did enjoy the episode apart from Damon's storyline. I have said this many times, and apologize to Damon lovers but I despise Damon. As if we as audience needed one more reason to hate him, the writers give us another one. I realize his humanity was turned off, and some might use that as an excuse but even with his humanity in check Damon has been the worst, most horrible vampire on the show. I can not believe that for 6 months he lied to Lexi that he has fallen for her only to hurt her in such terrible way in the end.

Yet, I believe they showed us this to make Damon look more sympathetic because he supposedly killed Lexi because he "felt guilty" or w.e but it makes him look even more of a monster to me. How can anyone like Damon at all is beyond me. He is worse than Klaus, yes I said! Klaus has redeeming qualities, his love for Caroline and his love for his family. Damon have actually tried to kill Stefan numerous times, and mind raped Elena into having sex with him. Hey, Klaus could do the same to Caroline because he can compell vampires but he is not the same type of animal as Damon is.

Everything else was great. I have no problems with Caroline killing those witches in order to save Bonnie.Doing something such as this shows her love for her friends and how different her and Klaus actually are. And yes I never actually liked Caroline, but now she is the only one who is sympathetic to me. All of the other characters have taken a turn for the worst. Elena being bad and riding off with Caroline was fantastic. lol
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Mar 24, 2013
Ohmygosh! I'm so glad you said this, because I'm sick of everyone moaning about Klaus all the time when Damon is just as bad, if not worse!!
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Mar 24, 2013
You know, I used to like Damon. Back in S1 when he was the only one with a personality and/or sense of humor. Then S2 started and I fell in love with Katherine, and then the fancily-clad Elijah, followed by my immediate love for Klaus. Without even realizing it, Damon has slipped back into one of the last slots in my favorite character list. Behind Caroline, Klaus, Rebekah, Elijah, Kol, JerHulk, Katherine, and even Bonnie. However, I still believe the truly boring characters (human Elena, vampire w/ humanity Elena, as well as Stefan when he's brooding and Bonnie always, and also April, because ick) are worse than Damon. Thank you, chris17blue, for making me realize what a dick Damon really is. Everybody says it on the show, but it's actually true.
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Mar 24, 2013
OMG typo. I said Bonnie was both before AND after Damon. But it's not a typo really, because I think that is where she belongs. Somewhere both before and after him. Nevermind then. It's a good typo.
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Mar 23, 2013
I agree with everything except for Klaus, he can go to hell too.
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Mar 23, 2013
That's interesting that you're only now starting to like Caroline. Haha she has been my favourite since she turned. I agree that what she did killing those witches was totally justified.. well, it's what most people would have done to save a close friend, especially in the heat of the moment.
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Mar 23, 2013
Caroline killed two or three her mother' colleagues to save Damon and Stefan. Seriously, why is everyone so surprised this time? Every single charater is ready to kill anyone for the ones they care about.
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Mar 22, 2013
Ooops a typo, I meant Elena riding off with Rebekah << lol XD
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Mar 22, 2013
As far as the episode goes, I liked it. I believe a round of applause is in order to Nina Dobrev for not only being amazing, but playing 2 different characters so gracefully and now adding sort of a new one to that repertoire. Evil Elena is not only so different from normal dull Elena yet so much of the same character, but she also manages to make her so different from Bitchy Katherine! All the awards to her. Now.
Apart from that, this week we've dealt with a lot more of the search for the cure, which honestly is going nowhere and getting a little boring, so I'm not gonna go there much: Another Salvatore plan that's failed, big shock there, Stefan asked the help of Good Ol' Klaus, another shock. Now, I get that Bonnie loved Jeremy or something like that but not even Elena is THAT brainwashed. DUDE. SERIOUSLY. An now she's got some weird amnesia.
Now, to the part I WANNA TALK ABOUT: KLAROLINE. I do ship that a lot, mostly because of their chemestry. I, however, do not think that you're neither an unromantic scoundrel nor an idiot, I actually think you make an excellent point!
Caroline's moral compass is always pointing north, and being responsible for 12 deaths is gonna shatter her, while Klaus couldn't care less about anything.
Now, the only way someone so "pure", shall we say, as Caroline could ever be with Klaus is either for him to find some sort of redemption, which is just not gonna happen, because, come on, it's Klaus. He murdered his own family MULTIPLE TIMES..., or for Caroline herself to become darker and not evil, but switch her emotions off and be a little more like him, which, if they do go ahead with the ship, is the way I think they'll do it. That would be a shame though, because Caroline's a character that's always been true to herself and I love that about her. I don't wanna see that happen, BUT I STILL SHIP THEM. It's a moral ambiguity...

ALSO, LEXI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mar 24, 2013
I think I like them best when they're both tugging at each other. Klaus urging Caroline to be, as he puts it, 'dark,' and Caroline frantically trying to make him good before he does something irredeemable because, like you said, her moral compass is duct-taped to the north. When they're caught in that struggle, each giving a few feet, and then rebounding back to their starting positions (think tug-of-war), that is when I think Klaroline is truly represented in the best way. Yes, I would love to see them have a couple shirtless hugs, but no, I don't think that would (or could) be a permanent thing. I just want them to do their tug-of-war shenanigans and continue their epic struggle for power.
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Mar 24, 2013
Totally agree with you.
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Mar 22, 2013
Can we stop showing Jeremy dying in the open? It really makes me sad.

I am super tired of Caroline this season. I have to disagree with the article that Caroline is the moral center. (human)Elena was that. Caroline was a bit more Machiavellian. Elena was annoyingly judgy, making Caroline like that has really detracted from our lovely baby doll angel. So has her pining over the weaka** Tyler. Why antagonize Klaus into running after him? You are going to need Klaus on your side. This episode was the first time since season 1 where I was happy to see Caroline get a pretty good set down.

I am also hoping they change up the overused trope of acting superior and jerky to the originals and then begging them for help. They just locked Klaus in a living room and planned to kill him--after killing his brother. They are lucky they still have their heads. They've got to be insane to now think they can hide behind him and he'll protect them. Elena turns down Rebekah's help and then Rebekah is the only reason her little plan with Damon worked. Come on people.

I do agree with others that they need a new actor for Silas--who runs his own errands. Right now it just feels lame because they continue to associate Silas with the dippy Shane, which isn't doing Silas any favors in the audience should be scared of him department.
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Mar 24, 2013
Hold up. I agree with everything in this comment except one thing. Silas runs his own errands. Can you really imagine Silas - an all powerful vampire / whatever-the-hell-he-is - walking into a dry cleaning store, or asking the cashier at the grocery store if he can quickly run back and grab something he forgot? Replacing a light bulb? Gardening? Pulling up weeds? No, no you can not, because, as Klaus himself said, evil villains do NOT do errands. They have minions who do errands. Which is exactly why he sent Bonnie to massacre tons of folks. He probably could have grabbed some kind of weapon (or use the super strength / speed that it has been established he has) to murder the witches. He considered this little task to be an errand, which actually, IMO, furthers his evil persona. 'Yup. I think of this massacre of 12 as a simple errand. Like running to Costco or picking up the dry cleaning. I'll send my new bestie Bonnie. And in the meantime I'll do something - my OWN thing - that is so evil I can't even use a minion. I have to do it myself so the minion doesn't screw it up.' Imagine how evil that thing is! Pretty damn evil.
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Mar 24, 2013
Nah, if you want something done right, do it yourself.

I think sending Klaus after Katherine is pretty silly. Not drycleaning cause sure minions, but big stuff, I want to see the machinations. Klaus has been able to find Katherine exactly once in 500 years, Silas can read people's minds, appear at will and look like anyone dead and has his own agenda. He's not going to cow Klaus into doing what he wants, so now his plan relies on his biggest threat doing what he is told--pulease. I think Bonnie had to lure the witches out, so it made sense. But the threatening the next strongest person into doing something they don't want to is soooooo overused in TVD. And any joy at seeing Klaus get a taste of his own medicine wasn't short lived. It just felt tired. I want to Silas be scary and powerful. Not just getting in pissing contests and getting people to chase Katherine, 'cause been there, done that.
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Mar 22, 2013
I for one love Klaus and Caroline together and am hoping that they do get together. I guess that might seem stupid but that is just how I am. I was kinda grossed out by the Lexi/Damon kiss. Sorry but I was. I also like Elena's new hairdo, it looks better then her original hair style. And even though the brothers weren't together, it was nice to see them talking to each other and kinda trying to be there for the other. I am team Salvatore and so I love them both and who care about the fact that one brother was worse at one point then the other...its a TV show for a reason and I love the fact that both brothers have flaws but I am tired of the one brother is better then the other, they are both kinda the same. And I was tired of hearing Caroline's speeches to Klaus, so to see her kill 12 people was awesome to me that is. But I was waiting for Klaus to hold her and so when he didn't i was kinda glad. But I do want them to get together and soon, before the spin off, at least for maybe a couple episodes or so. Okay I am rambling,sorry. I just wish people would stop bashing on Klaus and Caroline and picking on either Stefan or Damon or both...Loved the one liners also
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Mar 24, 2013
I think there will be Klaroline action in episode 18. Also, Elijah is in that episode. Thought I'd mention it because of your username whatchermacallit. =D
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