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The Vampire Diaries: No Parents Allowed

Oh hey, welcome back! Did you have a good Vampire Diaries hiatus? What did you do with all of your spare time? Not to brag, but I got A LOT done: I cleaned up a bunch of beaches, I wrote tons of novels, I traveled the globe on the back of a very friendly Great Dane, and I also invented an electronic device—maybe you've heard of it—the IPAD 2. No big deal, though, just trying to get some New Year's resolutions done early.

Okay, I'm gonna be honest, I didn't do any of those things, I hardly even got out of bed the whole time. I'm not sure why I lied to you like that.

But if you want to know an actual thing that I did a lot of during the hiatus, it's think about Vampire Diaries. I can't help it, my brain is just smooth like that. WHAT IS IT that makes Vampire Diaries so great? And I mean that—it IS great. It's just also absolutely ridiculous. It's fun but also boring. It's scary but also laughable. It's funny both intentionally AND unintentionally. The characters are deep but also one-dimensional. This show just offers so many contradictions!

I think the most appealing thing, though, is that Vampire Diaries has established a world tailor-made for escapism. It's a small town, the characters are young and good-looking, and most of all, these teens are empowered. Wanna know why? There are no parents! Seriously, almost every character on this show is an orphan, and those who have living parents are either estranged from or neglected by them. No, in this world the kids are on their own, and never more so than in Thursday night's episode.

We began where the pre-hiatus cliffhanger left off: A doorway confrontation between Elena's original guardian and her current one.

Isobel returns! Elena's biological mom-turned-vampire only shows up when she's trying to start some drama. But she got off to an amazing start by making Jenna cry ON THE SPOT: "So you're the woman who's dating my husband." Dang! For a mousy bookworm, Isobel was BRUTAL.

Elena slammed the damn door in Isobel's face, but it was too late: Jenna was already shedding tears and scrambling up those stairs. I didn't blame Jenna—if I lived in a two-story house, I'd constantly be scrambling upstairs dramatically and slamming the bedroom door. Somehow running around the papasan and ducking behind a roommate curtain just doesn't have the same effect. (J/K I live in a Tercel).

Nevermind the fact that Elena's supposedly deceased birth mother just showed up at the front door, Jenna was pretty sure this was HER opportunity to be dramatic. Fine, whatever. Enjoy the spotlight, lady.

The next morning at the Salvatore Bros' underlit mansion, Katherine tried to remind them that (a) her existence should be a secret in case they ever need to pull some Parent Trap shenanigans with Elena, and also (b) she's going to help them fight Klaus.

To their credit, they never seemed very convinced or maybe just didn't care. See, they're learning!

Alaric showed up to help Elena deal with the Jenna situation. Ugh, and there Elena was, hugging herself again. Quit hugging that person!

Wasn't it so weird when Jenna was like, "I'm gonna go live on campus for a while?" Like, WHERE? Is she going to crash a dorm? Or just enroll in grad student housing during finals week? This whole thing lent more credence to my theory that there IS NO UNVERSITY and Jenna is only pretending to be going to school because she doesn't have a career or family of her own and she just sits in her car all day waiting for other people to invite her places. So, sure, Jenna. Go "stay on campus" or whatever. Just don't be surprised when someone catches you eating out of the dumpster behind Safeway.

And then Uncle John entered just in time to say something snarky, and got PUNCHED in the face. Wait, is Alaric becoming awesome? (Spoiler alert: YES)

Elena had a pretty funny reaction to said face-punching. She kind of won me over for a second. A SECOND.

Caroline was frantically trying to figure out the Matt situation. She hadn't seen or heard from him ever since she came clean about being a vampire the night before. So then there she was trying to place a very important phone call using a hands-free device in a PARKED CAR? Come on, weirdo! Also, quit it, Ford. Nobody wants to buy a Fiesta. Or maybe we should Bing it?

So then Uncle John convinced Elena to have a sit-down with Isobel, and I'm not going to lie, it's this whole thread that got me SO CONFUSED. This whole episode more or less served to tie up the Isobel/Uncle John/Katherine plotline and the double-crossings were so thick and tangled I could hardly keep track of what was going on at any given time. So fair warning from here on out, DO NOT trust me, I am the Sheriff Forbes of recappers (A.K.A. a DUNCE). Isobel claimed that she and Uncle John have been working to protect Elena from Klaus for a long time now. Remember when Uncle John set off that vampire brain-bomb during the Season 1 finale? THAT was to prevent the tomb vampires from telling Klaus that a doppelganger exists. Oh, also Isobel claimed she'd been looking for Klaus but never found him.

Meanwhile Damon, Bonnie, and Jeremy busted into the dead warlocks' apartment to raid their grimoire collection. It made me laugh how the actual actor who played Luka was lying there on the ground. I guess that was cheaper than having a dummy made? Also, I liked Damon's death detector: By successfully waving his hand across the threshold, he knew that all residents of this apartment were now deceased. Clever!

Bonnie used one of her patented low-powered spells to find a particular page in the grimoires. Basically she just knocked a ton of books on the floor and one of them just opened up to the right page. Ugh, only Bonnie could manage to make magic seem boring.

Here's the house where Isobel and her eurotrash servant were crashing, allegedly the "nicest foreclosure in town." I bring it up because people kept remarking on it. A huge theme of this episode was how vampires deal with the real estate market. You know, grown-up stuff. No thank you!

Almost immediately upon walking in, Isobel and Katherine bared their fangs and attacked each other because WHY? Why do vampires always fake us out like this? Is that how they always say hello? The only reason this happened is that we the viewers were supposed to think Isobel and Katherine were enemies but they were actually best friends? So then why go through this charade when nobody's watching? Oh man, why am I even trying to make sense of this? I need a Popsicle.

So THEN Isobel revealed that she's actually trying to help Katherine elude Klaus by giving over to him both the moonstone and Elena. Katherine seemed pretty cool with that idea and immediately agreed to double-cross Stefan and Damon.

So then Katherine was super obvious about trying to find the moonstone. Luckily nobody would tell her where it was, or even where that old witch burial ground was. When did Katherine get so ham-fisted? Didn't she spend years setting up her past schemes? Now she's just overtly asking for sensitive information without any good reason? Very subtle.

Haha oh, also, there was some random Historical Society gathering where a couple-dozen people got together to watch the Mayor give Elena a check for some scholarship Elena's dead mom used to sponsor. Or something? Don't ask. And even if you already know what was going on, try to forget it because life is too short to have dumb information like that just rattling around in your brain, making you forget your grandparents or whatever. But anyway, we DID get to check in with the Anti-Vampire Council. Yup, as predicted, Sheriff Forbes and the Mayor are still THE WORST at their jobs that they can possibly be.

On a sadder note, Tyler has NOT called his mother. That's not actually the sad part, the sad part is the obvious broken heart this actress has had to deal with since Michael Trevino's departure. You can just tell by looking at her, there's no life in her eyes, she just seemed deflated, doesn't know where to rest her gaze. Look, I'm not trying to start any salacious gossip, but... were they sharing a trailer?

Also, how much did you barf when Stefan told Elena, "Maybe Matt will come around. You did," and then they TOUCHED FOREHEADS? Ugh, these two.

Damon took Jeremy and Bonnie to the old witch-killing field, which was, get this—A HOUSE. Fine, easier to film in, I'm guessing.

The place was haunted as F! Emily's ghost was sassin' everyone from beyond the grave, slammin' doors in Damon's face, freezing him in place, and de-powering his ring.

Back at the mansion and left unattended, Katherine set about rummaging through all of Damon's possessions. It was pretty hilarious when she stole A WAD OF FIVES from his cigar box. Like, really? A vampire who can compel people to do anything she wants just really needed that cash?

And then, not 20 seconds later, Katherine was literally pawing through ashes in the fireplace for no other reason than getting her hands dirty. Good thing Damon keeps an ENORMOUS, overstuffed ceramic urn full of soaps in his bathroom!

So as you can see: Perfect hiding place. Great thinking! The worst part is, this damn moonstone is back in play. It's like, fine, I understand the value of a Macguffin, but next time can it PLEASE be something that wasn't purchased at a polished-rock exhibit at the county fair? I hate this thing. I wish moonstones were alive so I could kill it.

Then Isobel approached Alaric as he was walking to his car. A good rule of thumb is, if someone is ever waiting for you by your car, TURN AROUND and RUN. Because it is not going to end well.

Anyway Isobel began giving some phony speech about loving him, etc., and then BAM!

P.S. This is just acting, Alaric is not actually having his brain fried.

To her credit, Isobel seemed pretty torn-up about the whole thing. I especially liked the on-screen chyron as she walked away. Just a CLASSIC Monday thing to have happen.

Back at the haunted house, Bonnie was busy channeling all the dead spirits. This involved weeping and hollering, and Jeremy got thrown across the room at one point. (I'm pretty sure Jasmine Guy was responsible for that part.) But anyway, it looked like Bonnie was actually doing it! Becoming powerful!

Oh right, this Historical Society thing. Yeah, the Mayor was presenting a check for Elena's mom's scholarship fund.

I laughed for two reasons: (1) Elena is definitely not going to college. I mean, come on. Her GPA couldn't be higher than a 2.2, and her extracurricular commitments have really started to suffer. But also (2), she accepted the check, saying, "This historical society was like my mom's baby." Yikes, Elena. Very cool thing to say about your adoptive mother!

Luckily Isobel showed up and bit Uncle John's neck up before hurling him down the stairs. It was awesome how Sheriff Forbes took charge and did absolutely nothing. She actually turned away from a stone-cold dead man with a bloody neck and informed the crowd that he was fine and just needed air. The best part was, everyone believed her and just filed out like it was no big deal. Like I've said, the citizens of Mystic Falls don't even care anymore. They were all probably secretly jealous of the dead guy.

Also, Katherine helped abduct Elena, then switched places with her. Do you think Nina Dobrev appreciated the implication that her hand looks like this?

Apparently Katherine's impersonation skills got a bit rusty, because Stefan was onto her, like, RIGHT AWAY. I loved how mad he looked.

But what she lacked in theatrical skills, Katherine made up for with syringe-pokin'.

Have I mentioned before that Katherine is THE BEST?

Damon swooped in, collected Uncle John's body, explained the invincibility ring to the two head dunces, and just jetted right out of there. Fair enough, no reason for the women to question any of it.

But waiting for Sheriff Forbes by her car was MATT, and these mashed potatoes had gone BAD.

I mean, I guess? He seemed very confused about what to do.

Speaking of being confused, Damon was facing his biggest dilemma of the episode—just WHAT should he do about his shirt, and the blood on said shirt? Luckily he was able to dig deep and discover a truly wise resolution to this issue.

Also, this happened:

Haha, he must have been so shocked that his AMAZING hiding place didn't work! That moonstone was so well-hidden in plain sight! Well, it was just in plain sight, really. Still! How frustrating!

Meanwhile Isobel was cruising around town with Elena in the back seat (just gettin' some Z's), and Isobel barely looked at the road in front of her even once! I was very worried until I realized that I was NOT worried about anyone in this situation. Anyway, she called up Katherine just in time to alert her to the fact that Katherine just gotten BACKSTABBED you guys!

This guy—I don't know WHAT he is, exactly. He COULDN'T be a witch or warlock, that's for sure. Anyway, he has magical powers and he zapped Katherine's brain real good.

Dang, that's cold-blooded, Isobel.

Caroline eventually came home to find Matt just chillin' in her vestibule, as a bro is wont to do. He seemed pretty scared of her still, but willing to listen to her side of things.

As Bonnie and Jeremy left the haunted house, he asked her how strong her powers had become. She got this wry look and basically turned into Storm for a few seconds.

All it meant was that she was blowing around MORE leaves than normal, and there was some lightning. If you ask me, she went from useless to medium-useless. Jeremy was a nice, supportive boyfriend, though, so props to him. I will say this about Bonnie, however: How CRISPY was her hair in this episode??? It looked so crispy in every scene! I think she must have just stepped out of the shower, ran a glob of L.A. Looks gel through her hair and was like, "I'm good."

So then Isobel drove Elena to a cemetery where Isobel's grave marker is. Look at this picture: Elena is literally asking her, "What is that?" in reference to this tombstone:

Really, Elena? Dang, is it possible that Elena is actually illiterate? We know she's uneducated, but do you think she's been merely PRETENDING to read or write in diaries and has been making it all up just to cover for her illiteracy? You guys, I think Elena might be illiterate.

Anyway, Isobel started to get speechy about her life, and I was like, "Uh oh," the reaper's a-comin'.

Elena seemed kind of surprised to hear these words of contrition from such a dastardly lady nerd.

Oh and the whatever-he-is called to tell Isobel that she had, in fact, been compelled by Klaus to betray Elena, but that the mission was now over and Elena was free to go. So basically most of Isobel's bad deeds hadn't really been her fault! Elena seemed almost touched by this fact. However, it wasn't enough to alleviate Isobel of her guilt, because then she suddenly ripped off her mystical amulet and this happened:

It was a surprising and poignant end for one of the show's biggest troublemakers! Goodbye, Isobel!

We cut to the END of Caroline's story, but even knowing all that we know about Caroline's ordeal, Matt was still not won over or sympathetic in any way. You know what, screw you, Matt. Maybe YOU'RE the monster. He basically called her garbage and demanded that she erase his brain again. She reluctantly agreed, and her character took on a whole new level of tragedy.

Elena took a tiny fraction of a moment to mourn Isobel, but was interrupted by Damon slapping the deed to the mansion into her bony lap.

The bros basically wanted her to sign the deed and then invite only them into the house. Man, can you imagine?! If I was her, I'd sign that thing and then immediately start changing light bulbs and enforcing a MANDATORY dancing-to-Depeche Mode hour.

Have I mentioned how much SUPERNATURAL PAPERWORK was in this episode? House deeds, foreclosures, apartment leases, grimoire fine print. Honestly, who knew that monsters have to pay attention to so much written word? Are there vampire lawyers and notaries public? What a drag! Anyway, at some point Jeremy noticed that if Bonnie uses all her new powers, she'll die.

But, you know, duh. That's how Grams bit it. Way to pay attention, Jeremy. The bummer is that now we have YET ANOTHER martyrdom plotline. Ugh, I thought Elena would be the last person hoping to die, but now Bonnie's up to the same shenanigans! Don't worry, though—like most things, Bonnie will fail at this too.

Mixed in with all these closing scenes was one of the most devastating scenes ever on this show, or on any show. After getting "wiped" by Caroline, Matt walked outside, climbed in Sheriff Forbes' cruiser, admitted he'd faked getting wiped, and proceeded to tell Caroline's mom everything.

So now the two people Caroline most cares about are crying over her like she's dead, and worse, scheming against her well-being. It's so horrible, but so understandable. Man, this plotline was like on a whole other show. I really hope everything works out for these people, but now I'm afraid it won't!

There was a bit of a reconciliation between Elena and Uncle John. Maybe she was just vulnerable after a long day, but I read it as something more: Sometimes we all need a parent, even on this show, and even if it's your untrustworthy, vaguely amphibious biological father/uncle.

So then Katherine woke up on a hardwood floor all dazed.

She saw some guy with his back turned, getting infused with blood and being chanted over by POSSIBLY an albino witch? (Or maybe it was Vitiligo? Whatever Michael Jackson had.) Anyway it was super creepy and we could tell from the music and build up that it was definitely going to be Klaus.

Except it was Alaric! But also Klaus! What was going ON here?

From the looks of things, it sort of seemed like Alaric was actually Klaus the whole time. It was hard to say! But then the previews for the next episode revealed that Klaus was most likely projecting his consciousness into Alaric—which, cool trick! That would make more sense, and would be more consistent with the idea that Klaus is a recluse but also gets around. Anyway, AMAZING cliffhanger.

All in all, this episode was very solid. It wrapped up some storylines, killed some people off, and set up some devastating new threads. I'm not saying I completely understand the Isobel plotlines, but at least they're a fun journey! Not as fun as riding a Great Dane across the Rocky Mountains, but, you know, what is?


Questions!

... If Klaus is merely using Alaric's human body, does that mean he won't have vampire powers?

... How will Katherine factor into the curse?

... Is Bonnie gonna die?

... Is Caroline EVER going to catch a break?

... Do you like getting tossed in the bushes?

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I wanna popsicle
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amen kadinca
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After having read your comments I rewatched all the episodes. It is really hilarious finding the mistakesI didn't notice when watching the show for the 1st time. The second time I watched it from a different aspect.

Klaus disappoited me. I kind of like Katherine. Wouldn't it be nice if Stefan and Caroline got together so Elena could finally kiss Damon without bad conscience? Mat doesn't deserve Caroline and the sparkles between Elena and Damon are too obvious.
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I lmao'd @ "HAHA u got punched"

These recaps are hilarious.
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This time I am actually gunna answer the questions...



1. I think Klaus has the mental powers...but not the strength...hence why the wierd guy is there :)

2. Klaus wants a lady friend and has decided to reclaim Katherine ;D

OR they could have worked out a way to bypass the whole shes a vampire thing...and still break the curse with her being undead and all...

3. Bonnie won't die...I actually think Jenna will die first. Elena has a limit to how many guilty deaths she can handle...Isobel is already one...if not Jenna then maybe Matt...hmm...

4. I want Tyler to come back!! That would be perfect!! Tyler and Caroline...then everyone will be happy and Matt will be jealous and regret trying to get her killed..cause Caroline will not die. She is awesomes. And all powerful, she adapted to vampire life really well :)

5. I dunno...if I was in the bushes with Stephan I am sure I wouldn't mind...:P



AWESOME review and I am going to make it a point to read these every time I watch a Vampire Diaries episode...someone below said it completes the episode and I agree with them. So keep 'em coming!! XD
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TVD, my favorite show on TV and your reviews are "priceless". If more people need to die, please let it be Bonnie and Matt, keep Alaric as Damon does not have many friends and they are awesome together. Wonder who is going to pull the dagger out of Elijah, they have GOT to bring him back, he is going to run for Mayor of Mystic Falls, or haven't you heard that? LOL This show has more packed into one ep than most shows do all season...and I LOVE IT.
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These recaps have truly become an extension of this already hilariously awesome show. It has come to a point where the episode doesn't seem complete until I have read the subsequent review. Price this show should be paying you because I recommend Vampire Diaries to people purely for the purpose of enjoying your "sacrasmacaps"(Love the new word KevinG87)
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i liked it
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Lol. Funny as always. I dont what\'s going on with Alaric/Klaus, maybe he\'ll have vampire powers since he was taking blood? I REALLY hope bonnie dies. I hate that character so much! Poor Caroline, she has too much drama and life keeps messing with her! lol. Im not gonna answer that... lol. lol. lol.
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"You guys, I think Elena might be illiterate." never laughed so much!! And I was totally thinking Storm too when Bonnie was showing off her lame ass powers!
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"Nobody wants to buy a Fiesta. Or maybe we should Bing it?" lol that was really funny! great review!
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just wanna say i love this review.i actually hope that katherine doesnt die i kinda like her she keeps things interesting and i hope that if they kill klaus that alaric doesnt die i really like when him and damon go into action together and as for matt hes an ass why cant he see that caroline is still who she used to be and that she loves him maybe she shouldnt have compelled her mother when she found out the first time and things would of been different now but i really hope nothing happens to caroline i really like her..i cant wait till thursday it feels like its so far away
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i hate getting tossed in bushes when khathrine became a vampire she cant posobily be the doppelganger right??

or does klaus want revenge??

whats ganna happen to alaric??

or is he dead by now and klaus is just useing his body for sometime??

please if you can answer my questions answer them i need answers
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Love all the pics.. lol
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You don't watch the show but call it dumb. You are awesome...
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i do not watch this show, its so dumb. your pics are funny though.
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... If Klaus is merely using Alaric's human body, does that mean he won't have vampire powers?
I am thinking he will have powers, I just hope they don't kill off Alaric.

... How will Katherine factor into the curse?
I have no idea how the writers will accomplish that.

... Is Bonnie gonna die?
Probably not.

... Is Caroline EVER going to catch a break?
Not likely.

... Do you like getting tossed in the bushes?
Depends by who...
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geeezus there should be a warning, this page almost broke my internet. the one thing i hate about teen shows is that they put in parent storylines which rarely ever work and takes away from the series... there are some exceptions like one tree hill.. but i say NO PARENTS ALLOWED! on teen shows except small parts. now let me close this page before my internet computer explodes.
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Klaus will have his Vampire powers due to the fact I saw two cannisters of blood on the floor by Alaric which one was empty, but more important of course where is the real Klaus? the mystery warlock and Klaus dont know that Bonnie has her powers back and some new tricks, but the previews kinda give things away is the fact that Klaus was able absord or fight off Bonnie attack, as for Katherine she needs to be elimated! Gee I miss Darla and Druscilla! has for Caroline she needs to flee get out dodge go to a new town and become stronger, granted that is not going to happen!! Caroline is the best
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Reading this review right after watching the show makes it that much more fun, I'm so glad you started doing this! Alaric/Klaus will probably (def?) have powers, they usually do. Wouldn't be much without it, or they could kill Alaric/Klaus within seconds if his witch wasn't there. I wonder what they are going to do with Katherine, but I couldn't care less if Bonnie died. She annoys the crap out of me with not doing anything and she's not even funny at it like the Anti-Vampire Council ;) For Caroline's sake, I hope someone cute is going to drop by who actually wants to be with her, she deserves it! And I... I would probably find it funny enough to like it if I was somersaulted into the bushes :P
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cool
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Price Peterson is Awesome!!!
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Hey I liked your review,but that's not new because I like all of them. Anyway you were wondering why vamps always seem to attack each other even if they know each other and are good friends. I think it's because a vamp can usually sense when there is someone else i.e.another vamp in the room but they can't sense who it is so they immediately become alert and attack. The other defends him/herself until they realize they know each other. The same thing happened with Katherine and that witch Lucy. Wouldn't it be funny if Stefan and Damon kept attacking each other when one entered a room and the other was already there or if they kept attacking Elena ? But I guess that won't happen because they know they're not alone in the house.
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Brilliant review, well to be honest I can't be sure cause I have never watched this show I have just read your reviews and they are entertaining enough for me.....and no I do not like getting thrown in a bush
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Awesome review :D as always, missed it more the series itself :D . Alaric/Klaus, whew, that was good, only he needs to be awesome, like Elijah awesome, a badass evil vampire, or Alaric way of being a vampire. Kathrine is cool, she got totally fooled though, but probably she won't die now, I still wish Elana to be the one to die :D Bonnie, nah, she won't die, I guess... CAROLINE BETTER NOT DIE, she is awesome, the awesomest, really, do not harm Caroline :( and BTW Matt sucksss. And you didnt need to ask, of course I love being tossed in the bushes lol.
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He does still have his vampire powers, cause in the preview where he said, "your gonna have to hit me with a lot more than that" he ran fast and Klaus wouldnt give up his vampire powers i think hes just using alaric so hes in town until his actual body appears bc he didnt want the doppleganger to run and i think klaus wants to use katherine as the vampire and when tyler comes back to town theres his werewolf.
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Katherine IS a curse! Alaric's not a vampire . . . so he shouldn't have vampire powers, but who knows! YIKES!! Bonnie IS going to sacrifice herself, b/c Jeremy's luck with women is JUST THAT BAD (or, is HE the curse??!!) Caroline will never catch a break, and NOW Damon and everyone is compromised, YIKES!! I love getting tossed in the bushes, why do you ask? P.S. GREAT, wonderful, funny, riveting as ever! Keep it up!
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Hilarious story. The animated GIFs, specially the soap massacre, are excellent. Congrats !
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BAD ASS! i love your recap! ITS AWESOME! xox
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BAD ASS! i love your recap! ITS AWESOME! xox
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Great recapp ! :D I missed TVD so much!!!! Why do they love hiatuses???

(1) I don't know... I have a feeling he'll have his powers....(2) Have NO idea. (3) nahhh (4) YES! she deserve it :D Probably after tyler gets back and matt DIES ( I'm so mad at him) (5) Hate it. I keep asking people not to do that!
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This was a great episode full of twists and turns! I wonder what powers Alaric will have, he was transfused with ancient vampire blood I assume. Katherine is a tool of Klaus, Bonnie will give Klaus a whipping he'll never forget but won't die, I think Jeremy would sacrafice himself first. Caroline is in a big mess and doesn't know it, but she will get a break, hopefully not a permanent one, and I don't like being tossed in the bushes but playing in them is fun!
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I loved this episode, but I have one question that's been bugging me for a while now. Do they EVER go to school?!? I mean, they're always busy almost dying and saving people and sometimes actually dying, that they must not have time for homework or just going to school. And you would think the adults would notice that suddenly like, 10 kids basically drop out. Just saying.
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Poor Caroline! She should get with Tyler. He's a werewolf and she's a vampire. They both know what the other is going through. Matt doesn't deserve Caroline!
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I think in suitable Vampire Diaries fashion the power of Alaric's love for Jenna will destroy Klaus. (I'm only slightly kidding.)
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This episode really didn't do it for me. From Jenna acting like she was important to Bonnie's death wish, from Isobel's sudden departure to Alaric's transformation, it was all so soapy to me. I just wasn't feeling it today. Too bad, next ep is looking rad though. Love your recaps still. Looked forward to this one, maybe more than to the episode itself.
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Hate getting tossed into bushes!
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And Bonnie can die, don\'t care, but I kinda like Alaric! And Matt can die too, he\'s so winy and boring. And he\'s so hung up on his dead sister. I don\'t even remember her and she was kind of a b*tch Move on bro, it\'s pathetic...
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I don't get why Klaus would even need another body. Did he misplace his own? And one more thing, Damon, Stephan and Caroline are all using rings to protect them from sunlight. Isobel had the necklace, but what is Katherine using? I haven't seen a ring or any other jewelry on her...
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I for one would love to be tossed in the bushes, especially if Nina Dobrev is doing the tossing. and also only if she jumps into the bushes with me ;)... oh, and great recap! blossom77's right... waaaay more entertaining :))
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TBH I havent seen any VD's since before Christmas......these recaps are WAAAY more entertaining and take up a whole lot less time too :0)
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I hope Alaric has not been Klous the whole time, dont wont him to be killed off.

LOVED the 'Worst soap dish ever' lol
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Also I am so worried about Caroline. :-/
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Also, there was something about Klaus and a doppelganger so I'm guessing that was not Alaric...
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I love being drugged and tossed in the bushes!! Bonnie won't be dying anytime soon as she is the only minority in the show and Caroline is just sad...
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I interpreted Katherine's post-Isobel-meeting questions about having a weapon/the moonstone very differently--that she was asking 'please give me some reason to believe team Salvatore isn't helpless against Klaus, some reason *not* to betray you.' Taken that way, it's rather tragic, really, in that it was actually Stefan & Damon's unwillingness to trust her that led her to betray them.

I also think turning Alaric into Klaus was pure genius. From the promo for next week, he looks totally badass, even as he's only a harbinger for Morgan as the real Klaus. I do kind of wish he'd been Klaus all along, though, or maybe a sleeper of himself a la the 10th doctor in "The Family of Blood."
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I hope Alaric isn't dead... now that we "lost" him i realized i like him...
and i feel so bad for Caroline =[
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Amazing as always
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Katherine COULD factor into the curse, since it was said that a besides the moonstone and doppleganger, Klaus would need a werewolf, a witch and a vampire (oh, my!) and Kath is one of above. It seems like it would be right up Klaus's alley to use both the doppleganger AND the dopple-vamp in his ritual -- poetic justice or something.
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sometimes i think these sarcasmacaps are the best part of being a fan of the show
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