The Vampire Diaries: Big Girls Don't Die

A vast majority of Vampire Diaries fans were probably not around during the 1960s, so here is some important historical background to put the decade into perspective: The 1960s were like America's college years. By that I don't mean it's the decade in which we all became educated. What I DO mean is that everyone hooked up and did drugs and attended protests they barely understood and slept through every class. College in a bad way. So let's be real: The 1960s were awful. Just a truly terrible time for everyone, and that's the truth. That's why it's especially hilarious that in last night's episode of The Vampire Diaries, the youth of Mystic Falls threw a 1960s themed dance. Clearly that town is just pining for better times.

Hey, and speaking of last night's episode, did anyone notice that it was slightly terrible? HEAR ME OUT. Just kidding, that was it. This episode was slightly terrible! It wasn't without its moments, sure, and maybe it was more a victim of high expectations. We've heard so much about big bad Klaus all season that his sort-of appearance was almost insanely ho-hum. Worse, a lot of the characters acted super stupid, and much of the storytelling was kind of dumb. Also, there was a 1960s-themed dance. It made me so crabby that I nearly broke my VORQ 8 Tablet Phone with built-in Bluetooth and full hands-free GPS brought to you by Windows Vista!!

Anyway, here's what happened, you guys.

Like I was saying, for a one thousand-year-old vampire, Klaus came across as neither sinister, wise, nor mysterious. Nope, it turned out Klaus was basically just a slightly crankier Alaric.

Right off the bat, he was using modern lingo like "buzzkill" and deflating tension by telling Katherine he probably won't kill her anytime soon. Cool, glad I was so afraid of this guy all season. It's not like the entirety of the Season 2 storyline hinges on his fearsomeness or anything.

So yeah, Klaus is basically the Chandler Bing of ancient vampires. Speaking of Bing, I use it to get great prices on hotel rooms and flights. Everyone I know uses Bing. Google who?

I DID enjoy how Klaus compelled Katherine to stab herself repeatedly all day.

I am not going to lie, it looked like a really annoying way to spend the afternoon!

Across town, Elena was gettin' her house on. The Salvatore Mansion is now officially the Gilbert Mansion. Oh well, I just hope she's ready to pay the property taxes on that thing.

Stefan and Damon spent a minute thinking about how Katherine might be dead (she wasn't—a recurring theme of the evening).

Then we watched as Elena ceremoniously invited them inside their own home. For some reason she made a big thing of inviting Damon in, which was so dumb. First off, he's more than earned her trust over the past season. He's a good guy now, especially in the last few episodes when everything he's done has been for her benefit. But no, she was like, "Do you promise to obey the owner of this house?" and I was like, "Damon just GAVE YOU HIS HOUSE, you nutty ingrate." Ugh.

But Elena's awfulness didn't stop there; after making this huge thing of creating a safe house, she just put on her backpack to go to school. Damon and Stefan were like, "Wha?" and Elena countered with impeccable logic:

Right. Bonnie will definitely save Elena. Especially if she gets attacked by a gang of unlit candles.

I mean, I know I've criticized these kids for not going to school, but leave it to Elena to pick the absolute WORST day to go.

Elsewhere we followed up with Matt and Sheriff Forbes. WHAT were they up to? Ugh, you know what? This ended up being another plotline that just didn't add up. We understand that Caroline told him everything—EVERYTHING—about the town, its history of vampires, her own harrowing experiences... and yet not one piece of that story moved him to feel sympathy for her? Seriously? What a guy.

And this lady. She immediately turns against her own daughter without confronting her, and instead chooses to bond with the dude her daughter's dating? She's got Matt essentially spying on Caroline because WHY exactly? To form a plan? She now knows that half the town's population is made up of supernatural monsters, including the Mayor's son. See, check it out:

Anyway, this bugs me because before it seemed like either they were evil and planning something horrible, or simply having an emotional reaction but will eventually come to terms with it. But in this episode, everything was drawn out and pointless. Oh, and I loved when Sheriff Forbes was like, "There's no one in this town I can trust." THE FEELING IS MUTUAL, HUSSY! You let everyone die! The town hasn't trusted YOU for years now.

Like, seriously:

There were A FEW people still finding their seats, but come on, this class has 11 people in it, tops. Which six of them will live to see Spring Break?

Sigh. Again, not to beat all the dead horses, but to Elena's knowledge there was a murderous vampire looking for her that very minute, yet she was dead set on being in danger, like some kind of maniac. (Also, she was probably hoping someone would read to her what the flyer said. #fightilliteracy)

To his credit, Stefan's reaction was PERFECT:

I agreed with Stefan!

Oh, look who showed up for class today as well. An incredibly un-threatening ancient vampire.

Meanwhile, it was a banner day for all the characters, as apparently EVERYONE went to school. Jeremy was still pretty worried about Bonnie's intention to martyr herself.

By the way, it's always pretty awkward when you have to tell your significant other that you're going to sacrifice your life for somebody else. I dunno. That feels like infidelity to me.

Meet Dana. Over and over again. She kept getting compelled by Klaus to walk over and freak Elena out with his personal messages.

Haha whoops! I guess that whole safe house idea went down the drain. Klaus just walked right in as everyone was having a pow-wow. Hopefully that lawyer has some White-Out, because Damon gotta get his house back!

In typical Bonnie fashion, she decided to come clean about her newfound powers WHILE KLAUS WAS PRESENT. Oh, Bonnie.

Meanwhile, back at Alaric's apartment, Katherine was NOT having a good day. She was still stabbing away at herself and meanwhile the White Witch was drinkin' booze and telling Klaus how to kill Bonnie: by forcing her to use her powers until she dies.

Caroline got all dressed up for the dance as a pre-bloodstained Jackie O. and shared a few awkward words with her mom. Man, I feel so bad for Caroline. What kind of monster could look at her in this outfit and not want to shower her with affection? Then Matt arrived and the awkwardness continued.

Did you like how he recoiled when she tried to kiss him? Matt is a VERY good actor.

It was pretty gross how Elena was rummaging around in Stefan's family's old clothes to find an outfit for the dance. Hey, those belong to Uncle Zack's mom! I mean, she's probably off in Florida somewhere, but when she returns to get her clothes back she'll be super mad if they smell like Obsession. You know?


NEXT: Put on your dancin' shoes...

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Haha okay. So, the dance looked like some kind of weird, hippie rave nightmare, basically. The kind of place Stefon might describe on Weekend Update. First off, how 90s was it? The first song playing was by KULA SHAKER, the one from I Know What You Did Last Summer. We get it, Kevin Williamson, you love that song. That doesn't mean it's from the 1960s, or related in any way. I mean, the 60s are so 90s as it is, but never more so than at this dance.

I liked these ladies. But for the most part this thing was a mess. In almost every scene, half the people are slow dancing while the other half are go-go dancing? Who knows.

Jeremy had another heart-to-heart with Bonnie in the parking lot, and he tried to give her his ring and everything, but she wasn't having it. Finally she lied and said she probably WOULDN'T die after all. Good save, Bonnie!

This broad stopped the music and started yammering on the microphone about Klaus dedicating "The Last Dance" to Elena or whatever.

Klaus just hung around looking completely conspicuous.

It didn't stop Elena and Damon from having "a moment," in which he danced with her for six seconds and she pretended to be impressed with his dancing skills, even though we had just watched him with our eyes and could verify that he didn't have dancing skills of any kind.

Caroline could tell that Matt was being awkward, and when she asked him if anything was wrong he was like, "No. You look really pretty tonight." Now, everyone knows that calling anyone "pretty" is like the meanest thing you can say. Usually that means they are NOT pretty and you are just making fun of them. Try it. Think about someone you don't like and go, "She's pretty." Super mean, right? So yeah, one more reason to throw these mashed potatoes in a dumpster.

Oh, question: WHY was Caroline out-of-the-loop on this whole Klaus thing? You'd think Stefan would want to include her on all their meetings, seeing as she is an EXTREMELY POWERFUL SUPERNATURAL BEING. But what do I know? I mean, I know that Boost Mobile has a lot of VERY affordable pay-as-you-go plans right now, you should check 'em out.

Even Damon and Bonnie had some intensity-packed moments where it seemed like they could be flirting? Anyway, it just ended up being Damon urging Bonnie to go through with her plan. Or something. I wasn't sure. A lot of this episode was designed to mislead the viewer by holding back details (a.k.a. great storytelling!).

After Jeremy spilled the beans that Bonnie was intending to die by killing Klaus, Elena confronted her. Bonnie's main defense was that Elena would've done the same for her. But take note! Elena hilariously never agrees with that statement. We all know Elena tried to die earlier in the season, but I'm fairly certain she didn't have Bonnie in mind at the time.

Poor Jeremy couldn't catch a break. He got beat up by a gang of teens who'd been compelled by Klaus.

Leave Jeremy alone, you guys!

Whoops, the teen thugs were also packing crossbows. Classic Klaus!

While the Salvatores were being distracted, Klaus finally made his move on the ladies.

You know, for people supposedly "on guard," they were not "on guard" at all, in any way. They just followed the very strange-acting Alaric into a darkened, abandoned wing of the school, and then it took FOREVER for Elena to finally figure out what was going on.

When the lady Sherlocks FINALLY figured out that Klaus was controlling Alaric's body, that was Bonnie's cue to bust out some MAGIC:

Her "power" was basically just the ability to push people down. Add a mud puddle and you'd really have something there.

Klaus—an ancient genius—was very obviously goading her into using her powers more. Bonnie may not be the smartest lady ever, but even SHE could see what he was doing and wisely ran away.

Then Damon intercepted her and sort of talked her into having another go of it against Klaus. He had an evil glint in his eye ,so I guess we were supposed to believe he wanted her to get killed. But on the other hand, we also have brains and know that Bonnie wasn't going to die and Damon wasn't going to become that much of a villain out of nowhere.

Anyway, back in the cafeteria, Bonnie showed up and had a showdown against Klaus in which she basically broke most of his bones, made tons of sparks fly out of the light fixtures, and also caused A MILLION flyers to fall from the ceiling? Seriously there were so many flyers:

Like, ALL THOSE were on a single bulletin board? What a spell!

But then the sound dropped out and there was only dramatic music and it seemed like UH-OH. Is Bonnie going to die??

It was unclear exactly what was happening in that room, except Klaus was sort of rolling around on the ground and Bonnie was just making sparks fly and papers fall from the ceiling. Typical Bonnie spell.

And then she collapsed onto the floor!


NEXT: Wait for it, wait for it...

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As much as I was pretty CERTAIN that Bonnie was not going to die, this episode did a good job of trying to make me doubt myself. Nina Dobrev in particular had some amazing crying moments (I am a sucker for crying, especially unbridled sobbing, when people aren't trying to be beautiful, only SAD).

That said, it made me chuckle how unwilling Stefan was to do a single thing to save Bonnie. He basically wouldn't touch her, wouldn't do CPR, NOTHING. So yeah, that was my big tip-off that this witch wasn't going to die. This show was making everything too easy.

Also, Damon being so cavalier about scooping up her body and getting rid of it. Right.

Poor Elena, though!

Weird that Damon still stows dead bodies in his trunk even though he can, you know, RUN AT LIGHTSPEED. Whatever, I am not the logic police.

Elena sat by the fire just feelin' emotions, you know?

Elena felt pretty guilty, like it had been her fault that Bonnie died. I agree with her, it WAS her fault. Elena is more or less the root of everybody's problems, as she consistently puts everyone around her in danger. Stefan tried to comfort her, "No, Klaus did this." Sorry, Stefan. Elena did this.

Except it's all moot anyway because Bonnie was totally not dead. Damon came in and 'fessed up. Bonnie was just using magic to play possum. Elena slapped Damon GOOD for that. He claimed he needed to lie to Elena so that she'd convincingly mourn in front of Klaus, so that Klaus would believe Bonnie was dead forever. Or something. I think that's really dumb and that he could have trusted Elena to play it off believably. I know what you're thinking, "But Price, then there'd be no big fakeout at the end!" Yes, that's what I'm saying. That fakeout was dumb and insulting.

So! Bonnie woke up in that filthy old house where the witch-ghosts live. She was immediately embraced by a young dreamboat who bore a passing resemblance to Steve McQueen. PLUS he had an amazing new device!

Because I KNOW you're wondering all about it, I'll save you the Bing: This is the AT&T; MiFi, so you can get internet whenever, wherever, even in abandoned haunted houses. MiFi, now available at Best Buy and Fry's Electronics.

See, there's nothing like product placement and video chat to really make an emotional scene ring true.

Congratulations to Vampire Diaries for having the dumbest product placements in the history of television! Speaking of televisions, when I watch Vampire Diaries, I like to use the Sony Bravia LED 76" backlit flatscreen. It has the deepest colors and the darkest blacks, along with eye-popping 3-D capability! Sony Bravia, it's like a big window to Narnia.

Anyway, I enjoyed the brief scene between Damon and Stefan where Damon basically said that he's fine being the villain in Elena's life, because he's keeping her alive either way. Good point! Team Damon! #verytirednow

Finally, Elena visited Damon in his bedroom to basically thank him for his schemes, and that while she didn't like them, but they got the job done. He was like, "No prob. P.S. Next time I would totally kill Bonnie to save you."

Kind of a weird thing to say to someone, right? Anyway, Damon's made it plain as day that he like-likes Elena, but I wouldn't put it past her to miss all the signs. There's just no trusting her brain these days.

EXCEPT! What's this? Elena did something AWESOME! She just marched right into the basement and pulled that dagger out of Elijah! That's called being pro-active. VERY glad Elijah's coming back. He's excellent. Although, it did make me laugh to think that maybe he'd prefer to sit this one out? I'd definitely understand.

Oh, and thanks for NO FOLLOW-UP with Katherine, Caroline, Matt, or even goddamn Klaus. Come on, Vampire Diaries, I simply ask for basic rules of storytelling here. Set-up/payoff. Simple.

All right. That's enough of this. Sorry for burning your favorite show. I promise I like this show USUALLY. Next week's episode looks fun though, right? Maybe the REAL KLAUS won't be so disappointing!

QUESTIONS:

... When will Tyler swoop in and take Matt down already?

... Was Klaus as menacing as you imagined?

... Was Bonnie a hero or basically a pawn?

... Will Damon and Elena ever become a thing?

... Under whose car did Jenna sleep last night?

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This one cracked me up! Loved the Elena/Bonnie/Klaus scene.
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hilarious... and extremely true... i do think this show has some potentials, but most days, they fail to satisfy. It's all very predictable.
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Our Snacks!!!!
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I was laughing SO hard at the "I'm Klaus" part lmao Hilarious recap :D
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Unlit candles hahahahaha.. and the whole photo sequence on page 2? HAHAHAHA
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"I will dispose of this corpse" Hahahaha! Love it! Can't Elena and Damon hook up already?! And when will Tyler show up with all of his new werewolf friends and just tear apart Klaus? I want some new hot werewolf guys on the show taking their shirt off for no reason!
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I can agree with one thing, this is the first ep that I have not given a 5, but did love the Damon/Stefan talk and of course the Damon, I will always pick YOU. Matt Davis is so good as Klaric, very evil smirk. What can I say I have this thing for Ric and really want him to be good when Klaus leaves, because Damon needs a friend. Tyler and Jules have got to come back, because Damon needs to kill Jules and I don't care if Matt and Jenna also go away. Tomorrow has GOT to be better.
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Oh my heck - I am dying here!! *laughing so hard I'm crying*
This is the funniest recap I have seen in.. .ever, actually. THANKS for the laugh, I'm pretty sure you just prolonged my life with at least a week! ;D
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hahahaha god i love these recaps, really you just kill it .... i tend not to watch it and read what you have to say... brilliant! hehehe
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I don't enjoy VD much because, well, I like things that make sense. I LOVE your reviews, though! So much LOL.
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Another Hilarious review, much better than last weeks
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I agree, I was easily distracted by this episode and really only paid attention to the "IS BONNIE GONNA DIE?" and "WTH are they promoting mifi for in the haunted house?" moments. And then the end. To me, Elena pulling out that dagger was like the best part of the episode. Moments where I scream at the TV are the best, truly.
I don't care about Caroline or Matt. It was lame they didn't use her, Matt needs to die and Caroline needs to snag Stefan so Damon and Elena can finally get together. Sheriff Forbes should be locked in the basement in place of Elijah and the real Klaus needs to show up so we can have Alaric back. Jenna who?!
Are you at all fearful of the suck factor of this upcoming flashback episode?
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Pied Piper of Morons has got to be the best image from these reviews, ever. What does this show need to do to be really awesome - kill off Jeremy and Matt, give Elena superpowers, and make Caroline the main character instead of Elena.
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Freaking awesome review, laughed so hard, last ep, well, you said what we all thought, or even more, thank you, and as you said, the writers are giving us snap shots about the characters, I mean come on, if you gonna bring a million person in a show at least give their characters what they deserve or dont bring them at all and keep it with boring Elena, and forget about the rest, great job writers.. Answering your questions, humm, 1- Hopefully soon, Matt is awful really, Caroline is awesome and he is a jerk :s Hate him now. 2- Nope, totally not, for a 1000years old vamp totally not, who should we blame? Writers? The actor? Or the other shows who has much better vampires? I wish I can answer that question.. 3- Bonnie, haha, she is not a hero if she knew she won't die, plus, she didnt kill Klaus, which I've no idea why but whatever. 4- Damon is not boring like Stefan, maybe if they got together Elena will stop being boring? We'll see, I stopped having expectations for this show :| . 5- Aww, poor Jenna still living in the campus lol, who cares ;)
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Price Peterson, I promise you are the funniest man on the planet. Your blogs make this show so much better!!!

But I do have to disagree with you on the review of this episode: I don't think it was that horrible. I mean yes, of course, the storytelling was not at all up to par but I think it's pretty obvious that they're doing some serious build up for the finale!!! I mean I think it's pretty clear. I mean, obvs the idiot sheriff and Matt are gonna try to concoct some idiot plan of action which is gonna slow down the progress that "the gang" + Elijah are gonna come up with. Duh! That's what they're good for. And idk what they expect Bonnie and Jeremy to come up with but it better be something good. I do agree that Elena made a excellent decision to wake up Elijah, btw. Although, I'm SURE she'll ruin the beauty of the one moment she makes a good decision (cause it won't happen again). And I also think the return of the wolves will bring some new facts to light... like WHAT IN THE WORLD IS KLAUS WAITING FOR? It's like everyone is overlooking the fact that, in all honesty, Klaus--and Elijah for that matter-- has had several opportunities to do the deed already. Yeesh. I'm just ready for some Damon/Elena action!!!!
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OH! And one other thing: nothing is as bad as the product placement in the "We R Who We R" video. (OK, I'll admit, it did have some hipster irony going for it. BUT STILL.) And the product placement in TVD, while HILARIOUS in a bad way, is necessary, in that the show needs advertising revenue that's still relevant when the show gets pirated online (or legitimately watched online, but still). This show couldn't survive without internet piracy, because if you miss two episodes in a row you'd be completely lost, and the only way to get into the series is to start from early/mid season 1.
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1)I hope so! He *is* supposed to come back to the show, I think week after next? He could make up for past FAIL AND he would be able to tell that Matt was lying.
2)I HAD SUCH HIGH HOPES FOR KLAUS IN ALARIC'S BODY.
3)She and Damon were scheming together. Hero. I liked how the bonnie/damon stuff in this episode showed how the two (who've been enemies) are similar in their approach to life (i.e. they get their hands dirty, make threats, etc in the name of their goal (Bonnie: the greater good. Damon: Elena)--which brings me to **wth Bonnie didn't mention how she'd be saving more than just Elena?** Elena's "solution" would break the curse and put everyone in more danger--Bonnie's wouldn't just save Elena but potentially hundreds of people. She was clear on this with Jeremy last week, why was she such a dunce this week?
4)Nah, I think it's all about "the simple intimacy of the near-touch." Only way they get together is if Katherine and Stefan get together. (How weird is it that Katherine/Stefan and Elena/Damon are SO HOT but E/S and K/D are just zzzzz? Same actors, totally different chemistry.)
5)If it weren't for next week's preview, I'd've assumed she'd been captured and compelled by Klaus already.
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OMG The worse the episode the better your review! I felt kinda disappointed and couldn't put my finger on it, and then you nailed it! I do think a lot of it was 'victim of high expectations' though--it wasn't even a quarter as bad as the "Stefan gone bad" episodes of season 1, or even 10% as bad as the pilot. As you said: slightly terrible.

Also, how weird was it that Caroline wasn't all "ok Matt's a jerk I'm not dating him anymore"? Like, I don't care if she thinks he doesn't remember it, he said the person she really is is a monster / disgusts him / etc--when Tyler was around, she'd've had way more self-esteem than to put up with that crap. I actually liked M/C in season 1, but now Matt's just being a jerk.
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I loved your review..and wanted to add something i thought of..... As i watched this episode, i figured out one perspective as to why Klauss chose Alaric to be his "host body"...Alaric is already in Elana's trusted circle, and can easily get close to her, which is proven when he gets Elena and Bonnie to go with him so easily.
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I am serious, your reviews are funnier than any episode of any comedy I've watched today, they include Community, The Office and Happy Endings. DO NOT STOP MAKING THESE!!!
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What I loved about this episode: evil Alaric, Damon's dancing and Elena's earings. That'd be all.
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I liked this episode, it wasn't as bad as you describe it however I do agree about the storytelling. What happend to the rest of the characters this episode?! Well maybe they return to that in the next one. Loved your review as always!

... When will Tyler swoop in and take Matt down already?
Won't happen. If it does happen I think Caroline and Tyler should be together

... Was Klaus as menacing as you imagined?
Far from, there's room for improvement

... Was Bonnie a hero or basically a pawn?
When she wanted to die she was a hero, but with the whole Damon scheme basicly just a pawn.

... Will Damon and Elena ever become a thing?
Duh. No doubt about it.

... Under whose car did Jenna sleep last night?
Haha
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Damon & Elena will SOOO become a thing! Bonnie is a hero! Klaus was BORING as Alaric . . . sheesh! Tyler NEEDS to swoop in and take Matt down. He needs to be her hero!! Thank you so much for the great review . . . . . again! You rule!
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Lmfao: "No, our snacks!" God, these are hilarious.

Also the Klaus/Elena's obliviousness was hilarious.
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First of I thought the episode was pretty good, actually is was very creative how they introduce Klaus by using Alric body via the mystery warlock, Herrick came back as Herrick in Being Human(BBC version) Darla came back ad Darla but not as a Vampire only when Dru change here back, and the vamps tried bring the Master Back via his bones until Buffy stopped okay moving on Second of all the only impression that I got is that the older you are the stronger you become as a vampire but nobody said unstopable besides a powerful witch or warlock can stop anyone, now for Caroline she had to deal with Matt so limited air time is okay with me! here is question of the day where is Klaus body and how long can he stay in Alric? o
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Blueview? Damon is the only one who is NOT the writer's pawn. BS! You make it sound like he writes his own lines. BS I think the writers write ONLY for Damon. I don't watch for Damon and I don't like what he had to say to Stefan or Elena. I do love Caroline and I wish they would get to the point one way or another. Frankly I'm sick and tired of Damon running around like a dog in heat behind his brother's girlfriend.
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Thisis the first time I'm reading your reviews for TVD but it'll definitely NOT be the last time! I thought last night's episode was pretty crummy, but Damon totally made up for it. What he said to Stefan and Elena at the end (about being the villain and always choosing her) made me melt and swoon. Because he's right about being the one to keep Elena alive instead of Stefan. I'm telling you, Damon is the only character who's 100% real instead of being the writer's pawn. Bonnie's powers really didn't impress me at all. I jsut kept thinking, 'that's ALL you can do with the power of 100 witches?' I mean, shouldn't Klaus have figured out that this little bit of power can't possibly kill a witch channeling as much power as she keeps saying. All she did was play around with the light and push a couple of people away. Not impressed at all. And Jeremy's becoming a pain in the butt. He just strikes me as a little kid trying to get in on the action. Not his biggest fan right now. I'm also really pissed at Matt. I'm hoping Tyler comes back and deals with him.
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"Under whose car did Jenna sleep last night?"
I can't stop laughing...
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'k seriously, I'm starting to think that the main reason I'm watching VD these days is so that I can read ur reviews aferwards.
P.S. I'll never get past this line: "Girl, u been lying 'bout dying?" "True, true."
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Oh man, the whole Elena/Klaus picture stand-off was inspired! Brava!
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I think a lot of Klaus' apparent stigma (dark, fearsome, threatening) comes from the rumor mill, and Klaus seems like the type to really relish in it without really having to stir it up. Obviously, he must be a formidable force to contend with in the first place, or else that kind of stigma could never exist. But I wouldn't put it past the oldest vampire in the world to have a huge, huge ego every time someone whimpers at the sound of his name. Notice the scene between Klaus/Alaric and Damon, where Damon said he wasn't impressed with Klaus' shenanigans? That was a huge blow to Klaus, because he's so used to people shaking their knees in fright. That said, Klaus may be formidable, but he probably thinks he's more formidable than he really is because of that stigma. But in the end, I wonder if that could be part of his weakness/demise - an enemy, like Damon, who doesn't fear Klaus.

By the way, GREAT reviews. You always make me laugh!
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I think the funniest photo was the "Pied Piper of Morons" hahahahaha This was absolutely the most hilarious review till date - MAD, MAD PROPS to PP! A real collectors edition - and that whole "Sherlock" segment? Truly inspired :) and a big AGREE on all points!
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"... Under whose car did Jenna sleep last night?" - LMAO! So hilarious. Also loved the, "Unless she's attacked by a gang of unlit candles" bit!
Terrible episode indeed. The plot is just battered. Also the revivals are becoming a redundant theme. I fear this is becoming the Heroes of the CW.
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It was an alright episode...Elena did seriously annoy me though...



Tyler needs to come back...but I bet when he does it will be after he\'s become a bad ass werwolf and not a scared newbie....then he\'ll be even more awesome than before! :D



Klaus was played very cleverly...I think the person who plays Alaric is what may have brought him down. He is clearly used to playing the good guy...so playing a double crosses evil centries old vamp may have been a bit hard. :)



But I think he played it pretty well...could have been better...:P



Bonnie...has some issues...I think she acted as more of a pawn in this episode as she didn\'t really harm anyone but herself... I want Damon to find someone else...someone like Rose!! I think once Katherine decides whos side she is on...they would be a good couple :) But I think someone new needs to come for Damon and Damon and Elena would be a disaster. I plan on ignoring Jenna until she gets over herself...:)
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Not a bad episode, but horrible horrible product placement. People tend to cringe when the camera lingers on a brand name, but to actually say the product and brand name out loud. I don't care how much money the company pays you, you don't sell out to that extent.
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Not a bad episode, but horrible horrible product placement. People tend to cringe when the camera lingers on a brand name, but to actually say the product and brand name out loud. I don't care how much money the company pays you, you don't sell out to that extent.
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thanks for this review....so funny... it was sarcastic, no?
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LOL, Love the pics!
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The Sherlock pics in this review were hilarious.

I agree the episode was a little disappointing.

Not enough Caroline.
I didn't really mind the way they played Klaus as modern, but he definitely seemed like he was winging everything the whole episode, after a season of building him up to be so smart and ahead of everyone else and unstoppable. So that was a bit of a letdown, it's like he doesn't have much of a plan put together yet.
The Bonnie/Klaus fight was a huge letdown. I get that it's not the season finale, but last week she brought up a huge storm in a couple seconds, and now suddenly her powers are limited to shattering a few light bulbs? And at the end, she couldn't even kill him in Alaric's body. Why exactly was Klaus ever even afraid of her? It seemed like that little protection spell his white witch did was more than enough for a human body, so a vampire original's body would be even tougher, right?
And then the product placement was pretty funny - it seems like this year there have been a ton of awkward scenes in different shows shoehorning in a product, but this one was one of the worst.

Still, even with all it's flaws I found myself enjoying this episode. TVD is such a guilty pleasure for me i enjoy it even when i know it's crap.
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Totally weak article. This episode was fantastic! Just because you write for tv.com doesn't give you the power to condemn shows with half-witted slogans over random screenshots. Low blow, man. Low blow.
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disagree I LOVED IT :)
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I thought it was pretty great. Of course there are elements that are kinda just forgotten or ignored but its so entertaining...
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oh yes the best part...you're right kiplo39 nobody even asked about what is happening to alaric...too funny...has there ever been tv show so bad and so good at the same time???
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great artikel
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yes to everything and if i ever become even a bit convinced that any of these actors look like they are under 18y/o i'll know i'm lying to myself...lets see now,we have one"adult"in the whole town who is a parent? i'm missing something somewhere??? does anybody know where all the $$$ came from that these kids have or is that part of the magic fantasy stuff too? and even if damon and elena don"t "get together" they will "get together" i'm just waiting;if i watch that long...is fun thou
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great artikel like someone said strange that no one was wondering if alaric is ok the scene you described hilarisch about the not getting the klaus thing was good too. I thought that was strange in a town everything happens you imagine in fantasy and they cant figure out a different formilar body for klaus??
Hope next week will be better
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it was worth watching this episode just to read your recap (which was far more entertaining than the episodes itself)
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jajajaja, love your reviews! And I completely agree with you with this one, it was kind off disappointing. I don't know about your other questions but I really hope that Elena and Damon will finally get together. I just find Stefan boring.
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Lady Sherlock's was def funny. I love your reviews!
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hahaha, "I'll save you the Bing" LOL XD and whatever !
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