The Vampire Diaries: Burn Down the Disco

Man, when The Vampire Diaries is on, it's really ON. I mean, don't get me wrong, there's always plenty to make fun of because this show is ridiculous, just straight up ridiculous. But for my money there are two things Vampire Diaries does better than any show on television: teen angst and full-on horror. In its lesser episodes it forgets these elements and we're left with boring flashbacks or scenes about middle-aged teachers having misunderstandings. But in episodes like Thursday's "The House Guest" we get reminders of how fun it can be to be a teenager, interspersed with some of the most inventive and frightening horror imagery on television. You guys, this is a pretty fun show. Did you know that?!? Trust me, it's fun. I'll explain later.

Before we jump in, I want to get something out of the way. I like to think I'm a good person deep down. I know I talk a ton of trash about the boring or bad elements of this show, like how the two main characters are lifeless 'tards, but I only point out the bad because there's so much else that's good. For instance, because I am the meanest about Elena, I think it's important to make clear that I think Nina Dobrev is a terrific actress, and she did particularly awesome in last night's 'sode. Katherine is a genuinely great character and a lot of that has to do with Dobrev's talents. The differences between the two characters are subtle and surprising. So yeah, boring Elena is not Dobrev's fault! Rather than blame her, I choose to blame the author who made this character so boring in the first place. L.J. Smith, you're F--KIN' FIRED. Whoops! Someone beat me to it. (Haha too soon?)

But yeah. I hate because I love. God don't make no trash, etc. Hey, GREAT EPISODE last night, am I right?

We started things off in a very brown, very poorly lit mansion where Elena was crackin' jokes about not going to school. Oh Elena, you're hilarious. You're also TRUANT, young lady. Elena needs to quit foolin' around with a chiseled corpse and start thinking about her damn PSATs.

Ugh, these two. I'm glad THEY are having fun.

Then we got some Parent Trap-style doppelganger shenanigans. You know: One's a Brit! The other's a cokehead! Because, Lindsay Lohan. Nevermind. Anyway, Damon was feeling very chokey.

I guess he'd kicked Katherine out the night before and she'd spent the ensuing hours stealing Elena's clothes and ironing her hair? Whatever, Katherine gets bored I guess.

So both Damon and Stefan immediately fell for her impersonation, and Stefan suddenly doubted that he'd been making nookie with the correct person.

I loved that everyone was so quick to choke each other out. If anything, Elena seemed, AT MOST, slightly annoyed by the choking, but then again she'd had quite a week. Elena isn't that impressed by chokings anymore.

Haha, psych! Classic Katherine. She was just F-ing with everyone. Honestly though, maybe she shouldn't be so proud of being mistaken for an affectless bobblehead?

So yeah, Katherine's back! Her thing was, she wanted to help kill Klaus, and she seemed pretty confident that they'd need her help because she's a pro at these things. That she's pretty smart and useful might seem super obvious to me and you, but of course Elena and Stefan were trying to wrap their brains around it. Ugh, these two.

Isn't this the saddest sign ever made? LIVE music! Man, what a town. Is this really all it takes to get people to show up somewhere? If anything, whenever I hear there's a live band playing at a restaurant, I like, AVOID that restaurant. I don't need to hear aging music teachers tearing through cover songs while I'm trying to eat my wings. Cool it, you guys.

Also, did I hear correctly or did Matt claim that Mystic Grill might "go under"? See, I knew this would happen. Too many supernatural creatures are using that establishment for important meetings and not doing enough ORDERING OF FOOD. Thanks a lot, monsters. Human beings are going to lose their jobs!

Matt still felt sort of weird about Tyler and Caroline's "friendship" and wasn't really giving Caroline the time of day. Poor lady. Rejected by a reject.

I mean, look. I just think if you don't want to be suspected of being a very rich, very old vampire, perhaps you shouldn't drive this very expensive, very old car. But what do I know? Nothing. Case dismissed.

How much did you love Damon's indoor flame thrower? I want one! How can I get one? Do they have them at Kohl's? Just kidding, I'm not allowed to go there anymore.

Damon was trying to burn up Elijah's body but it wasn't working. I love that he just stopped trying. I mean, really? Chainsaw maybe? Jackhammer? Acid? Nope, best to just leave this insanely dangerous vampire unattended until further notice.

Damon still seemed pretty ticked that Katherine tried to get him killed the night before. But she was just like, "Yeah, what of it?" I love Katherine. I'm sure deep down Damon was all grinning like, "You, Madam, are a RASCAL." I agree! Katherine is so diabolical it's charming.

Back at school, Elena chatted up Alaric about his Jenna problems. This plotline is still happening, I guess. I got mad all over again about how Alaric gave his ring away, especially because GUESS WHAT? Uncle Gilbert hasn't fixed their relationship yet like he said he would. Great trade, Alaric. Great brain.

Stefan and Bonnie arranged to meet up with Jonas and Luka at a certain struggling local hangout.

It was pretty weird between Bonnie and Luka, but more importantly, Daddy Warlock did NOT accept Stefan's offer of cooperation. In fact he seemed pretty P.O.'d (pissed off) that Elijah had been killed. Whoops!

Back at the mansion, Katherine was getting on Damon's last nerve. This made me laugh:

I liked the Damon/Katherine dynamic in this episode because it felt like he wasn't nearly as charmed by her flirtations as before. Again, back to the Rose plotline, Damon has mellowed out a bit. Maybe he's learned some lessons and junk? Who knows. All I know is Katherine wasn't about to get a shirtless hug anytime soon. Only local news anchors get those anymore.

And then MY FAVORITE scene of the night. How weird was this scene?

Very smooth, very cool. Last week I asked you guys to tell me what the actual date was on this show, and someone estimated that according to the show's timeline these characters are still in early 2010. So, I guess Mystic Falls is also a testing ground for all the newest electronic prototypes that AT&T;, Apple, Windows, etc. will offer in the future? VERY cool, and not distracting at all. It's funny if you look at these pictures again and pretend they're holding a regular-sized iPhone. Now they all look like tiny ladies! Isn't that hilarious? I'm sad.

And just when it seemed like the girls were going to stay in and order from one of the (apparently dozens?) of Mystic Falls pizza places that Bonnie HAD TO LOOK UP on her tablet, Caroline remembered that there was LIVE MUSIC happening somewhere in town. So that settled it then! Off they went.

Jonas the Warlock decided he'd have to locate and resurrect Elijah if he ever wanted to see his imprisoned daughter Greta ever again. Fair enough! I wouldn't've trusted Stefan and Bonnie with that either.

Except, to do this, he decided to transform his son into an invisible ghost investigator, which we'd quickly learn was THE WORST IDEA imaginable.

Luka wandered around the Salvatore Mansion looking for Elijah but at first all he found were a couple of bookworms reading dumb diaries.

Eventually Katherine went to grab a snack just as Luka's ghost attempted to remove the dagger from Elijah's corpse.

A really weird tussle ensued! It was funny seeing Katherine wrestle an invisible ghost over an enchanted dagger lodged in a vampire's corpse because that doesn't happen every day. At least, not where I live. But then things got serious when Luka's dad instructed him to BREAK A CHAIR and then STAKE Katherine instead.

And then he DID! I screamed (J/K but I was concerned)! How horrible would it be if Katherine died. But man, the joke was on me. I shouldn't have just assumed that a wooden stake to the chest-area would kill a vampire! How stupid of me. Damon showed up and nonchalantly yanked it out and Katherine was fine. Phew! This show.

It made me laugh how Damon IMMEDIATELY knew that a witch-ghost was up to no good and he just picked up the flame thrower and took care of business.

And back in his apartment, Luka CAUGHT ON FIRE.

So basically, just to recap: This father warlock had the ability to incapacitate vampires with a wave of his palm, but he still thought it was a better idea to send his son unprotected into a vampire mansion where he could be harmed very easily via telekinesis? Was this just so he wouldn't have to take the bus across town or what? Ugh, lazy warlocks. Bye, Luka! It's too bad you had to die, but you should've known this show has a bit of a track record when it comes to African-American characters.

Anyway, over at Mystic Grill an up-and-coming indie band was playing a hot set and generating tons of internet buzz.

Jenna was doing shots instead of talking to Alaric. Why? Who cares. Jenna's officially annoying now. She went from being a nobody to being a very annoying nobody. That's an arc, I guess? Ugh, I hate that I have to feel bad for Alaric now. Get off this show, lady.

The underlying theme of this episode is whether we ever actually help someone by lying to them. Both Caroline and Alaric struggled with whether to come clean to Matt and Jenna, respectively, with regard to the existence of vampires. I mean, I agree, these people should be informed—if only because they look like idiots for not knowing. On the other hand, HOW do they not know already? Matt's SISTER was a damn vampire and Jenna works for the town historical society, plus her niece and nephew both DATE vampires. Anyway, point is, Elena had something SMART to say for once, and she advised Caroline to come clean.

And then, oh man. OH GOD. OH MAN.

Caroline bum-rushed the stage and snatched the mic and COMPELLED the band to back her up. I know I'm gonna get in trouble with the super fans, but this is easily the most horrifying moment on the show so far. What an A-hole! It was so embarrassing. It made me hate Caroline a little, like I haven't since Season 1. I mean, once in a blue moon does this town get LIVE MUSIC and she has to ruin everything, then jump on stage and not even get to the point, just rambling on about liking some boy while the band stands there realizing their ONE GIG has been ruined.

And then she started singing.

Holy F-ing moly. Do you even know what she chose to sing? She sang "ETERNAL FLAME" by The Goddamn Bangles. Now, I mean, fine. Great song. I had that tape when I was a kid. Who didn't? But, WHAT? Why? Why ON EARTH? Did the producers want to get some of that sweet Glee download money? None of this made any sense. I watched it three times and it made less and less sense every time I saw it.

The audience was OKAY with this? Yeah, fine, Candice Accola has a good voice. Weirdly smoky and processed, but fine. I still don't get it. How is this "coming clean" about being a vampire?

Eternal Flame. ETERNAL FLAME!

Matt was VERY into it. Because why not? He's Matt. He's permanently on the verge of tears anyway.

And then, ONE CHORUS into the song, Matt takes the stage and lays one on her. What a godsend. I was happy for them but I was also happy for us that it was over! Lord, I was still blushing from embarrassment. Cringing, just absolutely cringing from this scene. At one point my soul had actually left my body, floated up, and gave my TV the side-eye.

Yeah, so THAT happened. Holy Lord, none of us will ever live this down. Shame on us all. We did this.

Man. It's almost too much to continue. Where do I find the strength to go on? Hold on a second, I'm just gonna leaf through The Collected Poems of Maya Angelou real quick.

Better. All right. So Stefan dropped by the Warlocks' apartment, where Jonas scrambled his brain and then took off to find Elena.

Funnily enough, at that very moment, Elena was dealing with an awkward situation of her own. The world's saddest witch had a girl-boner for her younger brother. What's the etiquette for this situation? Nobody knows anymore. It's a new world now, one where a girl can just jump up on stage and sing "Eternal Flame" and it's considered not-crazy. Anyway, long story short, Elena was like "Sure. Green light."

What a relief! Bonnie was pretty stoked though. I mean, who could blame her, her new boyfriend looks like Steve McQueen! Dang, if only Jasmine Guy could've been around to see THIS.

Watch out! Angry warlock on the war path! This was a really great moment. Jonas TORE THIS JOINT APART!

So long, Mystic Grill! You were the weirdest all-ages restaurant, pool hall, night club, dive bar, music venue, and vampire hangout this side of the Mason-Dixon line.

As everyone scrambled, Caroline bravely leapt onto Jonas and tried to bite his throat out. But he zapped HER brain real good, so Matt ran in to DEAL with this dude. Unfortunately, this happened:

What kind of spell was THAT? You don't learn that kind of stuff at the wizard academy, let me tell you. Poor Matt! Lucky for him, his girlfriend is sort of a demon.

Back at the Gilbert House, Jonas snuck up on Elena in her bathroom.

Psych! It was actually Katherine and he'd walked right into her trap.

She bit his throat right OUT!

Bonnie seemed pretty upset about Jonas, and just when she knelt to peacefully close his eyes, he suddenly CAME ALIVE AND…

Grabbed her skull again for old times' sake? Luckily Stefan quickly snapped his neck.

It made me laugh how Katherine was standing over him like some kind of ninja. Man, these kids. I remember when they were just a Teen Detective Agency. Now they're a straight-up MURDER SQUAD.

Elena was not sufficiently grateful, in my opinion.

Tricking Jonas WAS Katherine's idea, after all. I mean, sure it's annoying having someone impersonate you and wear your clothes and junk, but look what happened! Chick saved the day.

These people had a conversation that I was supposed to care about? Nice try, Vampire Diaries. Anyway, sorry Alaric. You're better off.

Jeremy was VERY concerned about Bonnie's lack of powers. Chill out, Jeremy. Take a break.

Luckily that's what the whole last-gasp skull grabbing was about. As Bonnie explained, in his last moment, Jonas restored Bonnie's powers, plus gave her a bunch of psychic instructions on how to kill Klaus and I guess also to say hi to his daughter for him? Who knows? Still though, very thoughtful!

There was a bit of business about how Katherine may have gotten Emily Bennett killed back in the day, and it's tied into that witch burial ground they're looking for. So, if I may hazard some theorizing, it's looking like when Klaus arrives and the sacrifice occurs on the burial ground, there may or may not be ghost witches who will seek to help Bonnie and/or get revenge on Katherine. Great, more things to worry about. Let's just wait for the finale, okay writers? I am not smart enough to keep track of these things.

Matt had a number of pointed questions for Caroline. So she finally TOLD HIM she's a vampire. Yes, FINALLY. Now Matt might have something to do on this show! Unfortunately Caroline didn't handle this in the cool, confident, empathetic way she'd been for most of this season. No, it was strictly whiny, delusional, Season 1 Caroline all the way. Ugh, what a bummer. Needless to say, Matt did NOT take it well.

Sorry, Caroline. You live and you learn, am I right? Let's all hope Matt doesn't run home and get himself killed. Now that he's got blood in his system, everything he does will be like a scene from Final Destination. Almost getting killed every five minutes.

Ding-dong!

Jenna was NOT happy to have a caller at THIS hour.

Haha, oh it's Isobel. Great timing! Welcome back.

Questions:

... Will Katherine survive past the finale?

... What's Isobel up to now?

... Will Greta be stoked when she finds out she's an orphan?

... Do you think Jenna will…. zzzzzzzz

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These recaps are gold! (What is with Isobel's earrings? Those things are HUGE.)

Caroline Karaoke! YOO-HOO! That was something else. Boy, can she sing or what? I guess that's why it was put in. Nina Dobrev is fluent in Bulgarian and French so they factored that in as well although it seems more appropriate and more cool than bursting into song. Let's just hope Ian Somerhalder doesn't join "Dancing With The Stars" on his summer hiatus or we'll be hit with a vampire danceoff to save all of mankind. Hmmm... I wonder if he can tango?
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Hey! I came here looking for your NEW column! You aren't going to do any flashback reviews? HOW will I wait until 4/7 for your next review? :-(
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Laughing out loud as always!! Damon/Kat dynamic was just hilarious :D Loved how she was throwing herself at him and he didn't seem to care lol

Caroline singing was just... weird? She has an amazing voice but...I didn't feel like her song had anything to do with her situation with Matt. Actually, the whole scene had nothing to do with TVD! This isn't the kind of show someone would sing to the other ( it's more like...killing or get killed for the other lol).

I blame Matt for her insecurity. Look at the facts! Every since she started running after him again, things went downhill lol Matt's so boring on season 2!( where's tyler when we need him???)

(1) Oh yeah! She can't leave so soon! (2)Anything that involves killing lol (3) This is Mystic Falls...losing everyone you love is completely normal
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1. Of course... Otherwise this show is over. 2. Probably want something for herself but wants to get it by playing nice but everyone knows she\'s a B*** 3. I dont think she mind... She\'s been away for like what? forever? If they are so powerful warlocks why hasnt she free herself? 4. Jena? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
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Ha, Brilliant!
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I agree about caroline's whole singing farse but it was enjoyable all the same....esp how she cannot help compelling people ever so often and when it comes to Matt, she is a total cake, an emotional one.

I think either Jenna shud drop the 'i cudnt care less' act and accept alaric and live happliy ever after, (off screen) or join the vamp support tribe.

Isobel is deffinately up to no good and is pretty irritating.....however



i cannot wait to see what becomes of the sexy devilish demon who is more sensitive and consistant than his brother when it comes to love, but ofcourse can never get the girl he wants........do u think katherine wil have a change of heart and fall in love with demon after all the ingoring and sexual tension going on between the two of them....?
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Ok, so I LOVE this show, and I was google-ing trying to find out why the show wasn't going to be on again until April, and I found this blog! I thought I might die laughing! It was sooo great! I disagree with some of the thoughts about different characters, but that's what makes the world go 'round. All in all, I love that you write with both pros and cons and don't sugarcoat the your thoughts. I do however have to take up for L.J. Smith, she is one of my favs! She cannot be blamed for the personality's of the tv characters because these characters in the books are so different, on the show Elena is a good girl who cares about everyone, in the book she's an ice queen, Stefan in awful in the book, he is like some whimpy lost puppy, where on the show he actually has a personality. Anyhow enough defending the author, just wanted to comment to let you know I love your work!
Also as far as the show goes, was I the only one who thought Bonnie is going to end up being "possessed" by Jonas..........
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I am completely new to your posts, and after I finished reading this, I immediately went and looked up all of them! This was hysterical! I am a big fan of The Vampire Diaries, but I thought you made some very funny/truthful comments!
Oh, and I know from one of your past posts that you hated the Decades Dance. Well, guess what? Coming on April 14 (second episode back) they will be having a 60's Decade Dance! Haha, something for you to look forward to. :)
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Umm agreed with CreedP why are you even reading this, let alone writing a negative comment. I look forward to these recaps EVERY week, and they're probably the funniest things on this site. And people saying this show is lame...why are you even reading this? It's a GREAT show, and offers more twists and reveals and excitement on a weekly basis than any other show on TV. It's a fact.
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You have to be pretty pathetic and empty to read a column about a show you hate, then make a troll comment about it, lawl. Seriously though, thanks for making this column! I laughed out loud a few times, literally, and Monday doesn't seem so bad now.
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Dude don't apoligize for critizing this show. It's a show about vampires...nuf said.
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This is the stupid article ever on tv.com. This coming from someone who never watch this show in his life. Seriously, they pay you for writing this?
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Once again, I laughed so hard at your review/recap. I can't wait to read them! I DO hope that you will do some more reviews of previous episodes and NOT make us wait until after April 7 for your next one. Questions . . . 1.) YES, she's a survivor! 2.) I think John brought Isobel to town to "fix things" between Jenna & Alaric, lol. He still owes Alaric for getting the ring back, right? (LOL) Isobel means trouble all the way!! 3.) Greta will be killed by Klaus or someone in the big scuffle at the end, but not before one of the dead witches channels through here a la Emily with Bonnie! 4.) I LOVE Jenna! I can't wait to see how SHE reacts to all the "vampire" news.
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o.k. making lame fun of a lame show ... but it works.
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I find it a bit strange that the Salvatore brothers don't seem to be able to tell (or smell) the difference between a dead Petrova doppelganger and a living one...Here's a suggestion for next time: while choking Kathrine/Eleina, check for a pulse! Eternal flame, what were they thinking? Eternal shame! Caroline seems to be turning into the human version of herself (scary thought)... I hope Tyler will come back soon, I think that might get her back on track! Kathrine will survive, for sure! Or the writers are plain stupid! (which is quite possible come to think of it)
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Price, love your sense of humor!
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i dont watch the vampire dairies b/c i like to think the only vampire show ill watch is buffy but i do be reading all this stuff that be on the tv.com news thing and when i read this recaps it makes me want to get in to this show but ill wait.if the show makes it to a season 3 ill get it on dvd and try to get in to it.i did enjoy reading this and this coming from someone who never seen or watch this show in his life.
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Is it just me or is Jenna the new Bonnie?
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okay mrdunham i guess every website in the world should just post articals about tv news and forget there sense of humor. price keeps me entertained with these recaps wich i find alot more interesting than almost all news tv.com post. so ur jeolus that price gets paid to write a recap/review of a show he likes and hes pretty good at it. yet u say it deserves to be on a blog. but didnt Eber and Roeper get paid millions to review movies. were were u when they were getting famous. hey lets just go to ever newspaper magazine, website, tv show ext and just fire the people they hire to review. i for one am glad there is someone out there who can enjoy a show enough to make fun of it and not be like every other reviewer out there who just points out its weaknesses.
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Just something I forgot to add: don't get me wrong, PP, a good part of this is hilarious, but this is the kind of stuff you post on your own blog, or on a fan forum or something like that... not the kind of stuff you get paid for on a site like this. Cheers.
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Maaan , lol' d real hard at "Even I, Elena , know that was stupid". Awesome articles as always
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I'm not a fan of the show, and I don't care about it, but this is the crappiest article ever on tv.com. Seriously, dude, they pay you for writing this? Then tell your bosses to hire me, and I'll become a millonaire because of writing crap that will be published right away! Oh well...
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Yet another great recap! WAIT!!! You forgot to mention the devastating bomb they dropped on us at the end of the show.... NO VAMPIRE DIARIES TILL APRIL 7 !!!! NOOOOOO!!!! WHAT WILL WE DO UNTIL THEN??? Price, please, please say you will go back to doing Vampire Diaries Rewind to hold us til April. Please??? Oh and btw, was I the only one who thought it hilarious when Damon psyched Katherine out and told her to go find one of the 6 other rooms, and sent her packing? LOL!
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Damon is the most interesting character
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awesome tv show just briliant :D
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great episode, an good review, show is really getting better every episode.
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Great review, great episode of a great show. What are we going to do till April? Uh :( I really hope Katherine survives. I couldn't care less about Isobel and Greta (and Jenna and Matt if that matters - get rid of them!).
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Even though I am a fan of this show, these reviews make me laugh
but i brought the ebook of the first vampire diaries and i can NOT stand this book but i love the show. I can't even get past the part where Stefan blows Elena off when they first meet.

But i love your reviews! Can't wait till April for both the new episode and your review
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I loved this recap! Always come here for my dose of laughter :D too bad, Bonnie did not appear too upset when she learnt Luka died. I thought they had loads of moment and lots of screen time. Nina dobrev is not a great actress, and her voice is getting rougher and rougher. L.J Smith made Elena fun and likeable, too bad I have difficulty liking Elena. Stephan : i am a vampire and I strive to be good Uggggh
Damon: I will play hard to get, because I want you Katherine. lol
Bonnie: I know how to kill klaus, let's make out now Elena bro: sex sex sex.
Elijah: I'm taking a vacation, while damon burns my body
jenna: i don't know what I am doing on the show but let me enjoy my screen time.
Alaric: i can' tell you everything, but trust me koz i love you.
Katherine: I have a secret plan, but I want stephan and damon both to play with in the meantime.
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LOL Another great recap. Luka dying and Katherine psyching out the guys in the beginning were both super funny. I don't know about Matt almost dying constantly like Final Destination, but I've had a bad feeling ever since Alaric gave John his ring back. My guess is they're going to do a psych out with Matt and then have Alaric get killed. All-in-all, another crazy/awesome episode giving you great material to work with. Keep it up.
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WOW another new vampire but I suppose it was bound to happen should be interesting to see what happens with Matt if Tyler ever comes back. Sorta sad to see the man witches go but they were evil and cowardly douche-bags who only saved the day when it suited them so I think I'll get over it. Maybe now that Bonnie has Elena's permission to get it on with Jeremy maybe now they'l do something besides play footsies with each other as if they were 12.
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am i the only 1 who jump when jonas grab bonnie at the end ?
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Katherine BETTER survive past the finale. I freaking love her! Isobel, gah, who cares. I'm really sick of Isobel. Can Damon kill her already? Who is Greta? Oh that witch lady with Klaus. Again, who cares!?
LOL, I love Jenna. I'm pissed off at Alaric. He used to be all bad ass and now he's like hey, want my immortality ring? Sure, take it. WHAT?!
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I hope Kat lives!! she's my fav!
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1/ Prolly
2) To help out with the Klaus thing, they've mentioned it before
3)Doubt it :/ Feel kinda bad for her
4) Wish she'd find out already
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1) She really has too, I love her and her interactions with Damon/Stefan. On the other hand, perhaps Elena will get less boring when the writers don't concentrate on making K look wonderful? 2) They already mentioned Isobel coming back multiple times, so why they makes this a cliffhanger, is beyond me. 3) I'm guessing Greta is going to be killed off as well as soon as she's on screen. 4) zzzzzzz back at ya
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This is hilarious. Great recap as always. I think for the finale you might have to make a two-parter cause the show is awesome.
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It's nice that you're clarifying your feelings on the show and actors, but I think that you've been wayy meaner about Matt and his actor than Elena and Nina Dobrev. Calling him "mashed potatoes" because you think he LOOKS bland is pretty mean; at least your gripes with Elena are with her personality, which can be improved and is totally fair game. Matt's mostly been a victim of lack of screentime, which I think has made the writers desperate to give him SOMETHING in the few scenes he has so they make him angry about something. I agree that Jenna got incredibly annoying this episode, but she was likable last season in the few scenes she had, so I think the writers are just dropping a ball with her just like with Matt. Aside from that, most of your gripes and your snarky critical issues with TVD are HYSTERICAL and I was so worried in your review of "The Descent" that you actually had gotten to like the show too much and weren't being as snarky as usual. I was wrong! Don't change! 1) I think Kevin Williamson said it would be stupid of him to kill her off cuz theres so much juice there, so hopefully it'll be Kat 4 Eva!
2) Isobel proved to be much less evil than she originally seemed when she first showed up, so I think she's primarily there for Elena's sake. But Katherine seemed pretty happy to see her in the promo so there's probs some wacky plan there.
3) No clue with her!
3) Lol Jenna
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Lol when Elena made jokes about not going to school in the beginning of the episode I burst out laughing because of your recaps price. Seriously half the fun of this show (if not more) are these recaps, great job once again, keep them coming :)
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I love katherine, she has to survive!! can't wait to see what Isobel's up to. I don't care about greta and I think Jenna should know the truth
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... I HOPE Katherine survives past the finale, but given the whole Emily Bennet and allllllll the dead witches from before thing, if she goes anywhere near that burial ground, she\'s probably screwed. And btw, Trampire is the best term ever and should always be used for Katherine from this point forward.

... Isobel came, at the very least, to b*tch slap John. I mean, he couldn\'t even get ONE Salvatore brother killed with that awesome little \"Kill an Original, Kill the Killer\" trick with the dagger.

... GRETA?! Really?! Weird name choice. Other than that, so not interesting. In related topics, though, since Bonnie now knows how to kill Klaus via Jonas, that means she knows exactly WHY Elena needs to die. That\'ll be a fun twist to her new relationship with Jeremy.

... Jenna would be kinda fun if... zzzzzzzzzzz

Oh, and the song choice was CLEARLY due to the overall FLAMES theme for the night: Damon's indoor flame thrower, unflammable Elijah (though why isn't he naked now?), flaming (literally) Luka, angry witchy flame-broiled Mystic Gril...

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I LOVE your recaps!! I mean come on, if people can't laugh at the little things then they've got some issues! I post them up on my site, hope you don't mind but I always link back!! Its amazing, keep up the good work! I'll look forward to more from you!! @TVD_CANADA on twitter and thevampirediairescanada.com
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Once again great recap, and great episode. I do think it's too bad that Matt won't remember the words he heard in this episode next episode cause Caroline will probably just make him forget everything but atleast he knew something for a small amount of time right?

... Will Katherine survive past the finale?
Yes, they won't kill her off.

... What's Isobel up to now?
Great question!

... Will Greta be stoked when she finds out she's an orphan?
Would you be? I think not.

... Do you think Jenna will…. zzzzzzzz I think Jenna probably will.... zzzzzzzz
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Great recap...Matt's Bangles photo made me hoot out loud. To answer your questions: 1) They can't kill off Katherine. She's just too much fun, and besides, you get a two-fer with Nina Dobrev, so why do it? She'll just slink out of town at the end of the season, to return at some future point. 2) ISOBEL!!! Yay, another awesomely b*tchy character. Whatever she's up to, it should be good. 3) Maybe Greta will become Bonnie's new witchy BFF. Or not. 4) Hey, I like Jenna. And Alaric. But yeah, she needs to get a clue -- and fast. I think it would be awesome if she were all like, "Oh, yeah, vampires! Of course, duh, I should have realized that," like she's always known about vampires but totally forgot or whatever.
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LOVE your recaps...hilarity always ensues. And, I generally don't have a problem with anything you say or whatever but I would just like to remark, just once, on one of your comments...Elena's character in the books not boring at all (and yea that whole firing shenanigans is a little too early). I personally don't have any problems with how the show portrays her, but I do love how you portray her...great stuff! So funny!
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