The Vampire Diaries "The Rager" Review: Keg Stand and Deliver (PHOTO RECAP)

The Vampire Diaries S04E03: "The Rager"

Well, Twin Peaks, you had a great run. For several decades you were television's weirdest town, full of oblivious eccentrics and baffling infrastructure. But you are nothing compared to Mystic Falls. This small Virginian municipality—which I'm increasingly convinced is located on a floating disc in outer space like in Dark City—long ago stopped operating by any plausible or rational rules of any kind. Starting with its confusing geography (how many waterfalls are there, exactly?) and moving on to its possibly unconstitutional local government, its lack of Southern accents or history of slavery, its police force with a membership that fluctuates from anywhere between one single working mom and an entire SWAT team, and its survival rate that rivals Black Death-era Europe, Mystic Falls is the new gold standard for mysterious suburban oblivion. The most disturbing part? The town thinks it's normal.

Aside from its downright macabre hospital and its penchant for made-up holidays—the sheer number of which suggests that the citizens are mentally unsound—the biggest example of Mystic Falls' weirdness is Mystic Falls High School, the ghost town of a building that our heroes occasionally visit in between nightmare catastrophes. Has it been getting even emptier lately? In this episode we saw a dozen students tops in Elena's classroom and in the hallways, and exactly ZERO teachers. Obviously much of the town has been murdered or has committed ritualistic suicide or, hopefully, just packed up their belongings and fled under the cover of darkness (Mystic Falls is the next Roanoke, I'm calling it now), but it's truly hilarious how little the remaining characters notice or care. Public stabbings have become so commonplace that it's like passersby are actively looking away. "Not my business."

Anyway, when I said there were zero teachers, of course I meant zero teachers on the payroll. We all know that Alaric was the school's only real teacher (who nonetheless spent a majority of his time drinking and chillin' in his home gym), so his death left a major vacuum in the Mystic Falls educational system. So who do you think they'll get to replace him? Trick question, he already has been replaced. By whom? BY EVERYONE. EVERYONE is now a teacher in Mystic Falls. Stefan's teaching Elena. Damon's teaching Elena. Caroline's teaching Stefan. Connor is teaching Jeremy. Hayley is teaching Tyler. Hallucination Matt is teaching Rebekah. Everybody's teaching everybody, you guys! So much learning is happening in Mystic Falls now. Too bad it's not the kind of learning that will turn any of these people into functioning members of society.

Okay, enough rambling. Mystic Falls is awesome! It's my worst nightmare! I love Mystic Falls!

We began in the hospital room where Tyler had been pretending to recover from getting SHOT IN THE HEART during a public memorial service. I bet he was thinking, "What's the normal amount of time it takes for a human to recover from a chest wound? A day? A day and a half?" Tyler was antsy to leave, basically. And THAT'S when his werewolf sense kicked in and he knew someone had infiltrated his security detail (one dude, hospital was deserted otherwise, obvs.).

It was Connor! And he immediately proceeded to inject something into Tyler's neck in order to paralyze him! And then it got even worse from there:

OH HOLY NIGHT. NO. NO NO NO. NO. NO.

NOOOO.

Connor stole some of Tyler's werewolf venom! Which, WHAT? Werewolf venom? I guess it makes sense that werewolves have venom, but that seems like a hilariously scientific explanation for why werewolf bites kill vampires, right? Are magnetic fields to blame for preventing vampires from entering houses uninvited? I just thought these things were because of supernatural phenomena or magic? Nope. Monster science. Specifically werewolf venom. Which can be extracted. Using 4" needles jabbed all the way into the gums.

So then, back in his awful RV, Connor once again went over his collection of expository newspaper clippings (you gotta scrapbook these, guy). I loved the article he held up that detailed the previous day's attack at the memorial service. IT DIDN'T EVEN MAKE THE FRONT PAGE. Nope, too much news in the Mystic Falls Courier that day. Big news, important news. Stories about townwide assassination attempts of the Mayor's son were going to make Section B at best.

But, you know, obviously I'm going to have to zoom in on this article and get a better look.

ENHANCE!

So, this was just good journalism. Staff Writer Jennifer Anderson, in describing the church shooting, made the creative decision to start by describing the explosion at Pastor Young's house before dropping that completely and going on to describing some "animal attacks" that killed some campers recently. PERFECT REPORTING, SEND TO PRINTERS.

Haha okay, so. Stefan somehow acquired a motor bicycle. He did NOT specify how. I'm guessing he leased it. But he for some reason decided to park it right outside the front door? Is that even allowed? That isn't a driveway! Anyway, Damon immediately and openly judged him for it.

For the record, Stefan was still behaving all self-righteous about having punched Damon, and Damon was being all, "Fine, I'm leaving town then" and Stefan was all, "Fine, leave." Same old Salvatore stuff. But the explanation for the motor bicycle was Stefan decided he needed to up his wow factor in order to keep Elena titillated? WHO EVEN KNOWS?

Meanwhile at school, Elena was enjoying a pre-bell treat. This was a weirdly poignant moment in that this location was apparently where Elena and Matt used to make out before class back in the days before Elena met the Salvatores and proceeded to experience a domino effect of all her nightmares coming true. Simple times. Just a cheerleader and a quarterback and much, much less murder.

This was charming: Apparently Klaus arranged for some of his last remaining hybrids to band together and protect Tyler from Connor. The reason being that Klaus could no longer make hybrids, so he wanted to protect all his precious babyhunks the best he could. Even though Klaus was still pretty sore at Tyler for trying to murder him, he still wanted to protect him. It was seriously touching!

Meanwhile, this is what Tyler was missing out on at school:

That's right, in Mystic Falls you continue learning about the Civil War right up to and through your senior year of high school. Just the basics though! Every now and again someone will raise their hand and be like, "What about slavery?" And the teacher will be like, "What's that?" Just kidding, there are no teachers, we've been over this.

Anyway, just as Elena was settling in for her first and only school day this semester, Rebekah came in and spoiled everything by going UBER-mean girl on her. No really, Rebekah was in RARE form. She immediately rubbed it in Elena's face that she'd tried to murder her, so Elena came back at her with a low blow about how Rebekah's family abandoned her, at which point Rebekah busted out the big guns (that she'd once been privy to Stefan's big guns (I don't know what that means (Sorry))) and next thing we knew Elena was openly trying to STAB Rebekah with a pencil right there in front of her six classmates!

But HAHA! Rebekah got her back real good!

But their animosity didn't end there. Later, after it became clear that Connor was hanging around the high school (which was allowed because there are no school administrators of any kind, only Fruitopia machines), Rebekah tried to paint Elena as a vampire in front of him using the oldest vampire trick in the vampire book!

Haha you guys I LOLed (laugh-out-louded) SO MUCH when Rebekah did that. She was really pushing Elena's buttons! And I totally got what Rebekah's deal was, why she was being so awful to Elena. It's like when you knowingly do something wrong and you feel guilty, but instead of making it right, you behave even worse about it? Total Rebekah move. We know she's capable of basic empathy, but she was clearly lashing out at everybody and Elena was just the most fun person to f*ck with at the moment, you know?

Okay, what, am I NOT supposed to comment on the Windows 8 commercial starring TVD Headmistress & Hero Julie Plec? Putting aside the fact that it was mostly just a product placement for yet another Microsoft product I will actively avoid (remember that ad last year when Kevin Williamson used Bing to research dark magic? I DO), it was actually really cool to see the behind-the-scenes people who make this show, if only for a few quick, overly staged moments, you know? These people are heroes.

Here's J.Plec running a show:

Here's J.Plec pretending to use Windows 8 while using the appropriate finger:

Here are some total hunks!

Here are some major babes!

But also, um, did you see all that white board action in the writers' room? I wonder if there are any juicy S4 spoilers on there?

ENHANCE!

ENHANCE!

OMG SPOILER ALERT. LOOK AWAY IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!

Anyway, back to the episode. The Art Department was officially f*cking with us at this point. <3 U Art Department.

So Connor tracked down Jeremy to tell him that his tattoo had been invisible, therefore if Jeremy saw it then he's a natural born hunter or whatever.

It made me laugh that Connor was about a season too late on this front. Pretty sure Jeremy's not as eager to destroy vampires as he used to be, just a hunch.

Poor Jeremy. I bet he misses Denver so much right now. Or just getting high. Or both.

Meanwhile Damon broke into Connor's RV to investigate his newspaper clippings collection and accidentally activated a booby trap! Basically it was just arrows tied to strings that would detonate a bomb if Damon tried to walk off. I'm not sure. But in order to get himself out of this pickle, he called the town's only surgeon for help. (Meredith had a lot more time on her hands now that she'd stopped administering medical treatment and just started giving everyone vampire blood.)

I liked this moment because not only were there sorrrrrrta sparks between Meredith and Damon, she was basically pep talking him into sticking around town and patching things up with Elena and Stefan. PLUS, in a move bound to enrage roughly half of this show's fanbase, Meredith basically admitted to being Team Damon. I KNOW RIGHT? (I don't know.) She basically just had the audacity to say that Damon had been a pretty good brother toward Ripper Stefan. I kind of agreed with her!

So at this point my television caught on fire and melted:

What's that one Lion King Broadway song? "He Lives In You"? The Secret Circle lives in you Phoebe Tonkin! Guys, it made me so happy to see this foxy Aussie witchwolf hotness all up on my TV again. It just felt so right, you know? Those of us who got hooked on TSC already know how appealing Tonkin is, but those of you less familiar with her are in for a real treat. Anyway, I'm gonna pause my gushing for a second and explain this: Meet Hayley, the cool brunette werewolf of indeterminate origin with whom Tyler bonded when he was on his vision quest up in the mountains last season.

The only question is, HOW CLOSE did they get up in those woods?

Hayley was not aware that (A) Tyler was from a wealthy family and (B) that he had a serious girlfriend. Which, to my way of thinking, suggests that he was fooling around on Caroline while he was controlling his transmogrification skills. I mean you're telling me he'd put his clothes BACK ON in between transformations? Get real. Hayley and Tyler were doing full contact werewolf cartwheels up there.

Almost immediately, Klaus seized on the nature of Hayley and Tyler's friendship and the gears started turning in his head. This would be his opportunity to break up Tyler and Caroline! He proceeded to slutshame Tyler into coming clean with Caroline and to prove his point he even did a dramatic walk-around. I LOVE dramatic walk-arounds!

Meanwhile, Rebekah took a break from her full-blast bitchery to try and reach an understanding with her star-cross'd plate of creamy goodness.

To be fair, Rebekah did NOT apologize for having attempted to murder Matt. Instead she pulled a Stefan where she just sort of expected people to let her off the hook. So yeah, Matt had every right to ignore her and walk off. It got slightly harsh, though, when he sold her out to Connor. It now appeared that Connor was going to try and kill Rebekah at the keg party she was throwing after school later. I don't care how bitchy someone is, trying to kill them at their own party is just straight-up rude.

Meanwhile Damon came home to find Elena going through all his things and totally lying about why. It turned out she was looking for the White Oak stake so that she could murder Rebekah SO MUCH.

This was the pun of the episode's title: Elena's rage had taken center stage, mostly in how mad she was at Rebekah. The two had been stabbing each other for months at this point, so it's not like that was any different. But now Elena had murder on her mind, and that was not very common when she was human. She's changing already!

So yeah, Rebekah threw a "rager" at her new house (which was much more Nancy Meyers-esque than Klaus's renaissance tomb of a mansion). So yeah, I guess all the students were ditching their everyday lives in order to share a keg in broad daylight. Why not?

Meanwhile Elena and Rebekah had another run-in. This time, Rebekah pulled one of the meanest vampire tricks possible: She stole Elena's sunlight ring and threw it down the garbage disposal!

Haha so mean! This was treated like a big act-break cliffhanger, but when we returned from commercial, Elena just sort of fished the ring out of the disposal and put it back on, NBD. But she was PISSED. As it turned out, she'd brought the White Oak Stake and was more than willing to destroy Rebekah and her entire bloodline.

To his credit, Stefan talked her down from murdering possibly thousands of vampires worldwide. Obviously it was amusing to hear this speech coming from a man who faced no real repercussions for his reign of terror, but still. Stefan was right, and he talked Elena down from her rage in a surprisingly chill manner.

On their way out of the party, noted party animal Elena Gilbert proceeded to do this:

LOL. Do you think any of those teens had any idea who Elena even WAS? Girl hadn't been to school in months.

Anyway, Rebekah was kinda jealous about Elena having a good time at HER party, and that's when something started going wrong:

She needed some vampire Proactiv or something.

Oh man, I don't even know what to tell you about what happened next:

YUPPPPP.

YUPPPPPPPPP. Elena stood up on Stefan's motor bicycle. It was some straight-up Hot Shots! realness:

There was some debate about whether this (instantly notorious) TVD moment had been green-screened, but it wasn't! It was just so well-lit and steadily-filmed that it seemed fake? I have to say, though, I appreciated how silly the moment was. I like when shows take chances on larger-than-life things like this. The helmets were an issue, though I'm guessing they were CW-mandated. But if there weren't helmets (vampires probably aren't as concerned about head injuries as we are), that would've been a pretty cool moment I bet. Or at least cooler.

Oh, and then they jumped on a bed and started rubbing on each other, all set to that one dubstep song from the Internet Explorer commercial. WE GET IT, MICROSOFT.

But then, whoops! Guess who started hallucinating?

Yeah, Elena was ALSO feeling sick in the same way Rebekah had been. As it turned out, the keg at Rebekah's party had been tainted with Tyler's werewolf venom! Yucky!

And both ladies happened to start hallucinating in meaningful, personality-altering ways! For example:

Rebekah hallucinated that she'd ripped Matt's heart out! But she didn't. But I guess the shock of that particular image left her pretty rattled. She obviously didn't know that Matt had sold her out (and had even been the one to poison her keg), but she definitely didn't like the idea that she could be so easily driven to murder. That's growth!

So another highlight in this episode was the impromptu team-up of Damon and Klaus (and Jeremy!) to help bring down Connor. It began when Damon called up Tyler to come help him, but Klaus answered and offered to come instead. Which I guess was weird, but how much weirder was it than Damon inviting Tyler to hang out? How many words have they exchanged total in three seasons?

So yeah, in the bitterest of ironies, Connor's weird arrow-grenade mechanism was used against him!

No seriously, this brief flash of commonality between Klaus and Damon was so excellent it made me wish they could become actual friends. Just kick you feet up for a second and imagine a procedural series with Klaus and Damon traveling around dealing with vampire issues, buddy cop style. Cha-ching, right? Million dollar idea. These two!

So then Connor let slip that he was a special kind of vampire hunter (or Klaus may have sussed this out on his own).

Something about the insignias on Connor's stakes indicating that he's "ONE OF THE FIVE." Ohhhhh, I get it. Connor's a CYLON!

So then the hospital storage room exploded, which was fine because who needs a hospital in a ghost town?

This was pretty touching: While Rebekah passed out and tried to sleep off the werewolf venom, April stuck around to help pick up all the red Solo cups like a lonely bag lady. She reasoned that it would be more fun than hanging around her guardian-free home thinking about how she no longer had a family. Fair enough.

Of course, at this Rebekah lit up and her empathetic side came out again. She even offered to help April investigate her father's death, which was a weird offer. Weird because April's new so she's not yet clued in about everyone's respective monstrosities, so it's weird to think that Rebekah, the town's oldest and most powerful female vampire will be chillin' with an ordinary 16-year-old. Or maybe it's NOT weird since that's what Rebekah wants to be also. So it's either poignant or weird, you decide.

Another episode highlight: The grand rebirth of the Stefan-Caroline friendship!

Yay! This was a great scene. Basically Stefan admitted that he was having a hard time encouraging Elena to embrace her inner vampire because he was concerned it would cause him to accidentally embrace his own inner Ripper. This actually made sense in the real world A.A. sense: Newly sober people aren't really supposed to be sponsoring other newbies lest they both fall off the wagon together. So in this case Stefan was asking Caroline to watch out for him while he watched out for Elena. He'd once held Caroline's hand as she made her change, and now he was asking her to hold his. If anything the scene was a big celebration of just how awesome Caroline is; how well she adjusted to vampirism; how her personality actually improved after the transition; what a good person she was in general. Just a great scene.

At this point Elena's life was saved when Klaus swung by and let her suckle on his wrist for a sec. He had this weird glint in his eye that matched the one he'd given to Connor after making the realization about Connor's ancestry. In the past Klaus has only saved Elena in order to use her blood to make hybrids, so in my opinion the implication here was that Klaus may know a way to return her to human status and therefore wants to keep her alive. Just my opinion!

So then Elena darn near ATE Matt.

Fortunately Damon intervened, compelled Matt to forget, and sent him on his bleeding way. But at this moment both Damon and Elena realized just how much Elena needed Damon's specific tutelage.

And much like how Caroline had offered Stefan her assistance, Damon did the same for Elena. That was basically the episode's main theme: Students teaching teachers teaching students! Circle of life. He lives in you. Hakuna-mawhatever.

Back in Connor's RV, it was clear that Klaus had helped him escape the hospital explosion for some mysterious reason. A reason we wouldn't learn until next week's flashback episode!

Yes! When it comes to this show, "Klaus" and "wig" are two of my favorite words! I can't wait to see what slightly off-colored horse hair will be flopping around Joseph Morgan's face next week! Seriously you guys, it's gonna be great. Wigs!!

Overall this episode was much different in tone from the first two episodes of the season, but in my opinion was just as strong. I generally prefer the high school-centric episodes to the town-wide event ones and the writers really nailed Rebekah's mean girl shenanigans in a way that married teenage girl problems to ancient vampire problems. I still can't believe that bathroom blood-wipe moment. Vampire teens! And while it might be tempting to make fun of the motorcycle sequence, I think it added to the fun and ridiculous spirit that I love so much about this show. For something undeniably hip and knowing, this show can also certainly be cheesy as effff. I like that though! It's unpretentious and relatable. WE ARE CHEESY AS PEOPLE.

So yeah. Really liked this ep. Kudos to all the hot babes and hunks who made it happen.

MICROSOFT 4-EVAAAA

J/K BYE


QUESTIONS:

... What does Klaus have up his sleeve?

... First impressions of Hayley?

... Did Bonnie hit the snooze button too many times and oversleep the entire episode?

... What should Stefan and Elena have ridden instead of motorcycles? Segways? ATVs? Humpback whales?

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more Klamon!!!! I hope they become the new Dalaric :D
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I love the Battlestar Galactica reference!! I think the show would have ended differently if he was a Cylon! lol



I love Hayley! But imagine if The Secret Circle and the Vampire Diaries had a crossover episode?!?!
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LOL, I totally thought the "don't hate calculate" poster had been photoshopped into the picture, but I guess TVD's art department really is just messing with us...I love how Venn diagrams are apparently part of the high school math curriculum too. No wonder it's no big deal for Elena and crew to almost never go to school; they're just missing out on stuff they probably already learned in 5th grade.



I <3 Klaus! Can't wait to see what happens with Caroline, Tyler, and Klaus!
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Oh and wouldn't be weird if Damon got together with Meredith? then Paul and Ian would be getting busy on the show with each others' real life partners! :-)
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Another great review! Totally LOL's my way through this!

You gotta hand it to this show - I can't imagine any other show pulling the same crap that this show does and STILL being brilliant! I don;t know maybe they've secretly dosed all the viewers with vervain or something!

Anyway 1) this show is so whak I wouldn't even dare to guess what Klaus has up his sleeve. however Price's idea sounds plausible. Maybe Connor is the descendent of one of 5 people that had a hand in placing the curse in the first place

2) Hmm... I have a feeling she'll stick around for a bit, Not sure yet if she'll be another Matt or turn out to be some supder duper Vampire hunter that hasn't been activated yet. Maybe her dad will come back and possess her and send her on Alaric/original witch style killing spree

3) I'm not a Bonnie fan but give the girl a break. she has a lot to process! :-)

4) I think they should've gone all out and ridden sharks. If any show could get away with it, this one could!
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The Rebekah-teen-mean-girl plot is the best thing in this episode... Remind us for a sec that they are indeed in high school...
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... What does Klaus have up his sleeve?

Something villainous, they'd cower and stupidly plan some stupid plot to stop it.

Elena would go I'd-rather-die-than-any-of-you-yet-when-she-actually-could-easily-have-just-sacrificed-herself-she-cowers-selfishly-like-feeding-off-of-the-dead-guards-blood-and-be-a-vampire....

Stefan would be all am-doing-this-for-elena-this-is-the-right-thing drama again, the problem is, he really isn't doing enything.

Am not sure what would Damon do, can't always say "Classic Damon" nowadays. which is a good thing, but mostly, his plan is always the right one

Bonnie would cast stupid spells that would make her nose bleed and things worst.

Caroline would look pretty. and everyone else is annoying.



... First impressions of Hayley?

First thought when she appeared was...Whoah, Secret Circle frustration. At least they took the best one from that show.



... Did Bonnie hit the snooze button too many times and oversleep the entire episode?

Should she just die or something. She's suppose to be very useful since she's their witch on-call... I say, scratch Hayley, then bring her back as Faye.. At least she'd be a bad-ass witch.



... What should Stefan and Elena have ridden instead of motorcycles? Segways? ATVs? Humpback whales?

Double-cycle thingy, in the meadows or something, with flowers and birds singing. and then pitch-fork flying, sorta Shrek style... that's entertainment
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I hate procedural cop shows but I'd give anything to watch a Klaus & Damon buddy procedural! It'd have the potential to win several Emmys and everything!
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"I mean you're telling me he'd put his clothes BACK ON in between transformations? Get real. Hayley and Tyler were doing full contact werewolf cartwheels up there." HILARIOUS
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Think you're being a tad harsh on Stefan, fair enough he painted the town red (literally) with Klaus but he didn't really have much of a choice, he would have rather killed himself. And afterwards Klaus compelled him to turn his feelings off. Stefan feels awful about what he did, as he's mentioned before. The guilt is overwhelming.
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I saw some clips from season one and it made me realize how much I miss the Damon and Elena friendship. They were so much more awesome as friends than as potential lovers or whatever we should call them. I have always been a Delena fan and wanted them together but now I'm not so sure... I mean the roadtrip in season one was just awesome! More Delena friendship scenes and less kissing and fighting! I wish that Stefan and Elena were boring together for the rest of the show or something and then Damon could be her awesome friend who makes her laugh. End of story.
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I would be truly disappointed if Klaus is only trying to revive his "make a hybrid army" obsession ! Hybrids were killed off easily enough so far, so why bother ? But mostly because Klaus just needs a new tune ! This should be about something new. Please.



And Damon needs a haircut (ew to the mullet) !
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I just really want to know how Carol Lockwood got Klaus' phone number. PLEASE EXPLAIN, PRICE.
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And what the hell, now we're going to have "potentials?" Have they just given up and started recycling Buffy scripts at this point?
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Bahahahha, like I even noticed Bonnie wasn't in this episode. Phoebe Tonkin was there! She's so awesome. I really think you should pitch that Damon & Klaus procedural idea to a network, that is a goldmine of an idea right there, mate.



Also I love those spoilers. They are all fabulous. Whoever came up with those, they totes know what the fans want to see in this show.



I think the whole Rebekah and April friendship could be great. She either genuinely wants a friend, or she will find a way to turn this around to eff with Elena. Which would be awesome to watch.



I still really dont like Elena. This whole rage thing just feels way too forced. I know that Caroline became super amazingly awesome after she became a vampire, but I severely doubt that Elena will become any better than the dull gobshite she used to be.
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OMG, I would absolutely LOVE IT if Damon and Klaus became friends!!!



1) Klaus is obviously up to something Klausy as usual. It will definitely have something to do with the five. Maybe their tattoos reveal some ancient secret of how to make were-squirrel/vampire hybrids...

2) Good! I hope that she will last long enough to avoid being sent off with a "RIP that girl 2012-2012" (we haven't had one of them for a while). Let it at least be 2012-2013

3) I hope Bonnie is taking some much needed R&R. She has to grieve for the loss of Grams, yet again. And she probably excerted herself a bit too much in the last couple of episodes. Even witches need sick days.

4) A lawn mower, as in Can't buy me love

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You have no idea how much I needed that laugh today lol. I snickered a bit too at all the Microsoft product placement... especially the IE9 song. I def forgot about the Kevin Williamson thing and Bing though. Totally rewound that Damon shirtless scene a couple times too haha (the caption on the second screen grab = priceless).



I think it would have made the episode all the more ridiculous if they HAD ridden humpback whales. Think about it, they go back to those waterfalls or even that bridge (gasp!) and suddenly these whales just come up like those bird/dragon type things from Avatar... anyway.





As for your other questions:



1) You never know with Klaus... I guess we'll have to wait for whatever insanity the writers have dreamed up.



2) Faye looks so girl next door in this! xD. For real though, I loved her, i think she'll be a good addition.



3) LOL yup
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i saw a little and was wondering if the potential spoilers might be fake....i mean bony pregnant, damon single father makes no sence.......and wtf is conner one of the five? Are there five original hunters like vampires?



And where is Katherine? I forgot what happen to her i remember kluas father drinking her blood in season 3 and thats it
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This episode was AWESOME!
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Rebekah pulled off a "Stefan"!!! Best. Review. Ever. good job, Price, as usual. And TVD is AWESOMESTUFF
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DEREDITH!!!!

Seriously, suddenly I care about Meredith. Plus the real-life irony of everyone making out with each other's spouse/squeeze = great.



Meredith brings some logic. She only showed up last year, so of course she's going to be Team Damon. I'll bet she spends as much time as we do saying "The hell? Does no one remember that Stefan tried to eat EVERYONE? Wait, what do you mean Damon killed Jeremy just for sport?"
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love ur recap as usual price!! the episode was ok in my opinion, mostly because i'm not a big fan of mean girl behaviour, and REALLY not a big fan of characters i actually liked being implicated as possible cheaters. lol. if tyler cheated on caroline, i'm sorry but R.I.P forwood. there's no going back from that in my opinion. and rebekkah and elena behaving like such "lindsay-lohan-and-rachel-mcadams-in-mean-girls" characters (despite my love of R.M. in general), really ticked me off. newayz, again, just my opinion, but i think both characters are capable of sooo much more depth and maturity, and that just really sucked.

loved klamon to INFINITY. and i also like phoebe tonkin's character, which made me even sadder about the possibility that her character arc mite just turn out to be "that-girl-tyler-slept-with-that-we-found-out-about-in-season-4". jer's always kinda been a potential GOOD hunter, as in a hunter like dean and sam, who u know, goes easy on the good supernaturals, and i like the fact that they're taking his story-line in that direction. loved rebekkah and april's scene. i kinda sincerely hope that april is not meant as a love interest for jeremy, because i can't see it working out, and as endearingly NICE as april's character is, i kinda want her to stick around. LOVED the stefan and caroline moments. absolutely brilliant, because the actors have SUCH great chemistry together. same for the damon and meredith moments. altogether, was a pretty interesting episode, and has me looking forward t the next. not "OMG-EPIC-BEYOND-BELIEF", but "that'll-do-pig-that'll-do"-way, lol.

to answer ur questions:

What does Klaus have up his sleeve?

maybe a "keep-ur-enemies-close" thing?

... First impressions of Hayley?

I love the character, who seems spunky, loyal and fun, but would hate it if there were shirtless-werewolf-and-hybrid shenanigans

... Did Bonnie hit the snooze button too many times and oversleep the entire episode?

i think she's hiding to make her actions next epi EVEN more epic ;) (i have hope, sue me :P)

... What should Stefan and Elena have ridden instead of motorcycles? Segways? ATVs? Humpback whales?

i would've preferred horses... :( :'(

on a side-note, TOTALLY looking forward to dressing up as damon for Halloween. what about you?
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Well thought-out intellectual recap with loads of humor...as usual! Thanks



After watching this episode I thought this one should have been called " Smells like Teen Spirit" not the one in season 3. I thought I had stumbled across a lost episode of Beverly Hill 90210 where Paul replaced Luke as Dylan and Nina was now Brenda. Anyhow it was weird to me. Wasn't feeling the vibe. Glad it moved us further along in the story. That about it.



Klaus needs Elena and the hunter. Seems like he's up to his same old invincible make as many hybrids for his army as possible scheme. Which by the way

makes not sense for him to save Tyler seeing as though Tyler in not bonded and would not be allegiant to Klaus anyhow.



Hayley seems ok. Her whole back story makes sense. I dig.

It is April who I'm concerned about. She better pull some skeletons of her closet real quick less she simply replaces the boring ole' human Elena that we so desperately wanted to get rid. We tolerated Elena because she makes the Salvatores tick and well we love to see those sexy bombs go...and most importantly she is the doppleganger. However we wont tolerate April.



Bonnie and her spells have become such an important part of the show that they should at least mention her when she's not there. It makes the story more organic. Glad she was in the memorial episode though.



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Ah, every time I'm about to like Klaus, he's starting with his obsession of becoming Genghis Khan. Come on, man, just steal few nukes or run for the presidency, don't complicate your life with one of the five (whatever that means)...
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Good episode!!!

Questions

1. Who knows with Klaus, but I am just so glad he did not leave town.



2. Love her, but I watched TSC n loved her then. So if Klaus does hav the potential to turn Elena back to human, then Hayley is most absolutely going to become a Hybrid.



3. I liked this episode so much, maybe its because Bonnie wasnt in it. She is just such a drainer. I'd say get rid of her but they kind of need a token witch. Just on TSC, I loved Melissa so lets just trade witches please, thank you.



4. They should have ridden on the backs of majestic unicorns, that shoot rainbows out of their butts.



Episode MVP: is a tie for their awesome buddy-copness, Damon and Klaus.
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Its your NEW thing, Price. Bloody bathroom video clips. Lets have a contest and see how many episodes will have one! AWESOME!! Questions - #1 - I think witches and ghosts are gonna have something to do with whatever happens about this hunter guy.... I sense that Esther is the creator of "the five" somehow . . . . #2 - Hayley was a good friend to Tyler.... now she's gonna be trouble for the Caroling - Tyler - Klaus love triangle, obvs.... they had to find some way to tip Caroline in the triangle or it was basically DEAD.... they picked a good way. I wonder if Klaus told her about Caroline and ran her out of town? #3 - Bonnie is still confused about GOOD magic vs. EVIL magic... and I think she is studying her grimoires right now, cuz soon she won't have time as she will be studying COLLEGE stuff. #4 - ATVs all the way! Off-roading would have been totally excellent..... too bad the "werewolf venom" had to harsh their rush!!! It would have been EPIC had her life not been in jeopardy! Even if I can't get here every week right now, I still wait with BAITED breath to see your recaps! :-)
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Awesome review, really funny.



About Mystic Falls, I think everyone at this point has been vampire-compelled so many times into so many discordant truths that no-one knows what is really going on anymore.



So, questions like, are there falls? are we supposed to be a school? what is school? what is hospital? is it normal to be sucked in the neck in the norning by this dude? etc, are all questions that will never find an answer.



Or perhaps these answers are found all the time, and then forcibly forgotten again. Just until everyone becomes a vampire, a werewolf, or a pixie. No, wait, that's another show.



Anyway, for the big questions:



- thumbs up for hayley (we wants her),



- bonnie who?
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That bit about Julie Plec, anything that involved enhancing or arrows, and that closing paragraph: Perfect. "The best, simply the best." ;-). All those spoilers! I read with my strongest squint as much as I could of that newspaper article (not like I'm using my time working on keeping population number in small towns up or anything) and then realized after you had re-capped the article XD. What campers?! And did Sheriff Forbes NOT get sacked so much? This town. There was a mention of those glorious wigs, but I think I missed the part about how they made Daniel Gillies' wig with what came out when Drain-All was used in one of Troy Polamalu's pipes? LOL, bought a Mac desktop today. Can't wait to start a bonfire/explode a farmhouse using my HP's tower.
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Yes, I want a Klaus/Damon procedural buddy cop drama spin off! CW needs to get to work on this right now lol
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Also? I feel like I need a recap of the comments section. My life got WAY busy this fall, not sure how I used to keep up/participate this much. Maybe I had a commenting doppelganger?

Seriously, Price, mad props for any week you manage to read all of these.
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I know how you feel babe. I think we all had little dopplegangers running around. Poor Price can't even keep up anymore. LOL! I don't suck down a Redbull and do a few lunges at all to get through this. I swear I don't.
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Awesome recap! Ugh, why, why, WHY is St. Stefan still so awful?? I'm kinda liking this new full-of-rage Elena, nice step up from bossy-and-sacrificial Elena. The helmets during the motorcycle scene were just dumb. Immortal critters are not concerned with road safety. Hope Sexy Bex doesn't eat/hurt April, that kid deserves a break.

Price's Questions: 1-I think the better question is what *doesn't* Klaus have up his sleeve? 2-Hayley (as long as she doesn't cause Caroline pain) is awesome. 3-Huh. I didn't realize she was missing until I got to this question. Clearly the show functions just fine without her. 4-Humpback whales, definitely.
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@1 - I guess there are advantages of being "alive" for more than 1000 years...



and i don't think bex is going to hurt april....she just needs a real friend right now....
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It's weird but every time I read these, I'm thinking: "That's exactly what I'm thinking"

So I guess we think alike...
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I was going to post the same, me too ;)



Thanks for the recap and the hilarious photos-commentary, Price! You make the show much better and also the regular day when you need a laugh :)
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Caroline is awesome! Needs more Caroline on the show!



Also, WHY was Matt not on vervain?! Shouldn't that be, like, a requirement in Mystic Falls?!
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Notes from Mystic Falls:

1. Loser move bodyguard-cop. Ah, typical Mystic Falls law enforcement.

2. What kind of paralytic works on a hybrid? Sounds like a pretty good weapon versus wooden bullets!

3. Love how even Stefan acknowledges that Elena's "choice" means nothing now that she's a vampire

4. Awww more mashed potato snacks!

5. Anyone else notice that Vampire Elena parts her hair on the side?

6. Thought for a sec that Bekah might be the new history teacher - TA style, lol

7. I think Elena and Rebekah will end up being good friends! Can't wait :)

8. Jeremy is one of the best actors/liars of them all, plays dumb do-gooder puppy really well

9. The easiest to find lair of them all

10. Word of the episode: hate (let's review - last week it was heightened)

11. Poor Meredith - the closest Damon can get to Alaric and a human sidekick. Run girl! Wait...why IS she still around?

12. Poor Bekah, Matt hates you for killing Elena and nearly killing him. Foolish girl just can't understand why he won't give her the time of day.

13. ......or sacrifices her to a hunter. Wait, that's right, she can't be killed. Phew!

14. Damon's bedroom is SO much better than Stefan's.

15. This whole party was just a tease of when Elena would take a drink of werewolf poison and the inevitable Klaus blood-share to come

16. Actually I kinda like April. Even if she is a bit of an Anna-clone if Anna had been a modern day human. I really hope there isn't some dark hidden evil about her. If not, she'll probably die terribly this season. Bummer.

17. Rebekah has teenage mean girl down to a science. Seriously no one does it better.

18. And no one does sermonizing quite as cloyingly obnoxious as Stefan.

19. The beginning of the end for Forwood? Cuz I'm pretty sure Klaus called out Tyler on his questionable mountain activities.

20. I seriously HATE the production choice that led to this seriously fake green screening in the motorcycle scene. Undermines the otherwise awesome visual quality of this show.

21. Poor Elena. Vampire, super horny, and back with her old bf ---- and cockblocked continually by her health issues. Ironic, huh?

22. Because I'm gullible, I didn't realize this was a hallucination at first. But Matt would never be this mean. Don't worry, I DID catch on about halfway through his speech.

23. It's so cute seeing Damon trying to make new friends....Meredith, Klaus...

24. It's true. Elena DOES know that despite personalities, she has more in common now with Damon than with blood-addict Stefan. For all his big talk and mentor-wannabe-ing, Stefan can't show her how to live a "normal" vampire life.

25. Hmmm....use against the 5? I see doppleganger hijinks continuing. Flashbacks of Tatia and/or Katerina?? Please!

26. All Bekah wants is to be a normal girl. Maybe April can help her figure that out?

27. Meredith's dialogue could be written for Alaric. Subtle reminders or total cop-out from the writers? Discuss!

28. One tiny wedge for Forwood, one tiny step together for Stefan/Caroline. Is there a shipper name for them?

29. This scene really draws attention to how far Caroline has come....from a selfish insecure girl to a selfless, compassionate woman who wants to help and mentor and care for her friends.

30. Yes good plan, talk about hate and anger and vengeance and THEN have your afternoon snack of your friend. Gee I'm sure control will be easy to come by.

31. LOVE love love that Damon saves Matt this time, even compels him so that he doesn't remember.

32. Finally Damon accepts that despite her prior choice, despite the new tension with Stefan, despite his bestie being dead and being sick and tired of being surrounded by foolish, reckless children (oh wait, that's Damon too), he is NOT going to leave Elena alone to muddle through this and screw herself up. Because true love is letting go and holding on and giving what will be accepted no questions asked, no conditions set.

Honestly, this episode was boring to me. There's too many people and not enough time spent on any of the storylines. I know it's early on and so stuff should be coming together and meshing and weaving soon, but right now this felt like a set-up episode and was generally unrewarding despite bright moments of promise here and there. Come on TVD, don't let us down so early in the season!
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I spent almost one minute laughing so hard at the Pulitzer one and Caroline and Klaus wedding one.



-Klaus may know how The Five can help him turning Elena back to human. So, he can recreate more hybrids.



-I have nothing against Phoebe personally but I'm not quite impressed with her acting yet as Hayley. She was alright as Faye in TSC. Here in TVD, there were still awkward moments, for example, when she pushed Tyler showing how close they were. And her character is said to be a tom-boy and close to Tyler. But I'm not buying it yet. Hope her acting will improve over the time. I can notice a little spark she has with Tyler. And let's see how she will interact with my lovely Caroline.



-Bonnie was probably recovering from the deep depression and angst all alone in her living room while all of her friends enjoyed their first day of senior year at school and went to Rebekah's house party.



-Don't care. They are so boring and they can't be themselves when they are together. What kind of relationship is that?
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I didn't like Phoebe either; never seen her acting before, but all I can remember is "please get this girl (and character) out of this show now!!"
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Ugh, you did NOT just get Gin and Juice stuck in my head Price! Dude...how could you?! (0's problems. Great recap and all that good stuff Price. I

- It's Klaus. I have no idea. Nor do I care, because Klaus can lean against the fireplace in Salvatore mansion and glare off into space and I'd love it. Because it's freakin Klaus. Whatever he has planned it most certainly is going to be good. There is a joke in there about lack of minorities and how some Old white British dude having to point out to the Black Vampire Hunter his own damn history because he doesn't even know it but...I can't bring myself to make that joke. Also Klaus and Tyler? Love it. He's protective of his little hybrids and the whole thing with Hayley. Good stuff. Klaus is such a frickin girl with the steepled fingers and mischievous grin over such juicy gossip. I love Klaus.

- She's pretty cool. I guess. I kept thinking about Faye. She certainly should make things pretty interesting and I like that at the moment she lacks the intensity that all the other characters end up having eventually after one too many stakings or dead people revivals or whatever. So unjaded...it's cute.

- As part of the Disappearing Minority clause in the TVD handbook they in no way could have Bonnie meandering around whilst so much time was being dedicated to Connor. It's a violation. Also there was that one black dude at the kegger. They met their quota. I kid...not. Sad now. I don't even think they acknowledged that she was gone this time. Bummer for her.

-Segways would have been awesome.

Loved the Caroline and Stefan moment. I've missed their friendship for some time and it was great that Stefan turned to Lex...I mean Caroline and allowed himself to be vulnerable in way that he isn't with anyone else. Fact: Stefan is so much cooler and more interesting when he's interacting with people who aren't Elena. Honestly I'd love to see more of the friendship between both him and Caroline and him and Bonnie. They make sense. Also, Damon and Alaric were the shizz and I will mourn them until TVD takes it's last shuttering breath as a series but if I can get behind anything as a potential broship...it'lll be Damon and Klaus. I mean they put the dic(ks) in ridiculous and they're freaking fun. It's like they have a snark off and that whole "I was the big bad guy" your stepping on my turf thing Klaus was saying to Connor had me in stitches. Klamon. Let's do this. Also, while I appreciate Meredith being pro-Damon, because no one ever really is even when they have valid reasons to be that way...I still think she's as irrelevant as they can get. Lose her. Rebekah...I know we're all supposed to like her and all but the bitchiness took on a whole new level and it was just irritating to watch. I get that she's feeling guilty so she's making up for that by being a total bitch but it wasn't cute or endearing. The recklessness on her part was just plain stupid. And from Matt's position...she almost killed him..sending Connor after her was just fair game. Save for the glimmer of vulnerable Rebekah buddying up to Elena's former "baby sis" April...she got on every last nerve I had in this episode. And Elena was just laughable...please, let's not pretend as though you ever would have stood a chance against Rebekah. The whole her being the baby vamp with the two Salvatore brothers as mentors pulling her in opposite directions with their methods and teachings thing continues to be somewhat interesting. It wasn't as prevalent this go round but still. I'm still pro-Damon on that one. Jackass aside he's a great mentor, he's pragmatic in his approach and she clearly will benefit more from that. But then I seen the previews for next week and well that'll be blown all to hell.
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Mystic Falls is basically a less well-realized version of Sunnydale.
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Because Sunnydale was well-realised? The 'small' town with schools, hospitals, a university, only one club? Add that to the fact that the hole left at the end of Buffy wasn't big enough to fit anything in it, and so obviously Sunnydale was really 'well-realised'...
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Was there more than one hospital and one school system? Coz I've been to plenty of small towns in America with one hospital, one high school, one college or university and one under-21 club. Those numbers are all right. I can say with a fair degree of confidence that not everyone means the same thing when they say small town. Technically, apparently, Long Island, New York is a large town, with 780,000 people. A small town in America still might have 10,000 permanent residents (the 20,000 students who are on campus during the school year don't count). I was never bugged, especially with Sunnydale being only a couple hours from LA. It all seemed pretty accurate.
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It could just be my English-ness coming out of me...
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Can I just love and agree with this entire recap, okay thanks, bye!



Yes, Bonnie over slept the entire episode. Whether because of manic depression or she's experimenting with dark magic and drinking (wouldn't be surprised at all if that's her plotline this season) she has been awful busy off camera, I'm sure.



If anything from that "spoilers" image with the whiteboard were to happen, I would cheer. Let's lobby to make it happen guys!



As Julie Plec said "The expression of glee that Klaus gets on his face when he realizes that Tyler might have been holding this as a secret from Caroline is priceless." (http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/10/18/vampire-diaries-blood-sharing-rager/).



I am so looking forward to watching a gleeful Klaus have fun tearing Tyler and Caroline apart. I mean Tyler is alright, but that's on an episode by episode basis (he was pretty awful for a large part of the show so maybe I'm biased because HE LET CAROLINE GET TORTURED AND YET SHE STILL DATES HIM but whatevs), so I'm all for a Klaus/Caroline plotline. Especially as it seems so very "I can show you the world and buy you pretty things" which would be lovely for Caroline. Go Klaus!



"EVERYONE is now a teacher in Mystic FallsToo bad it's not the kind of learning that will turn any of these people into functioning members of society." Let's be fair now, they are learning lessons to function in *their* society, which is both awesome and probably that demon dimension Angel got sucked into at the end of season 2 of Buffy? Because, really, the whole analysis of this town was spot on. I read a book series once where, for one month every seven years, the town would be besieged by evil. After the first couple of times, the townsfolk learned to get the hell out of dodge for a month. The people of Mystic Falls have been living with this wackiness everyday for over a year (technically, over several centuries, but not to this degree). Shouldn't any rational human have left by now? Or maybe blown the town up? Although that would imply these folks are rational, which just isn't true.



A rant within a rant: Rebekah, I love you so much. I feel quite bad that everyone is treating you so poorly. You even offered to bury the hatchet and yet Elena was like "LOL no, also no one likes you" so of course you had to become Regina George. Can this girl please catch a break? She has now missed both dances she desperately wanted to go to, her family kicked her out, and (by killing Elena and thus ensuring the safety of her family and gaining vengeance on her brother's supposed murderer - ALL understandable things) she's alienated every small minded being that just fails to get her. If they do not give you a love interest, dear Rebekah, or at least a friend, please go shenanigan on a spin off?



That being said, and my allegiance to Rebekah being declared once more, I will give props to Elena for doing her little "I'm so cool: once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader" keg stand moment. Wouldn't you, if you had super strength and agility?



I like that Damon invited Tyler to catch Connor. Damon gets the need for vengeance on a guy who has shot you twice, and barged into your home and your town uninvited. Between that and teaching Elena how to be awesome (one can only hope, it's not like Katherine or Lexi have come back to teach her) he really is proving himself the best guardian of the town.



Of course the article about the shooter was not only pushed to a remote corner of the paper, but wasn't about the shootings at all. All journalists in Mystic Falls are undoubtedly too busy writing about the next big town wide event coming up.

Quite glad that not only are Caroline and Stefan "besties" again, but that Caroline will continue to play an active part in training Elena, and in being Stefan's sponsor. Between that and the hopeful love triangle with Tyler and Klaus, she'll be a busy bee this season.



Extremely pleased with this season thus far, and Price, not only are your recaps always glorious, but the whole first part of this particular one analyzing the town was one of the best things I have read in a long time. Thank you, good sir.

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Was anyone else hoping that when Stefan and Elena were on the motorbike, that someone had strung up some cheese wire across the road, at about the height of where Elena's neck was?
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lol. it would be the end of tvd. it is too soon and easy to kill Elena.
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But of course nick!
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I was hoping for it and also expecting that she would hit something. It would have been too perfect.
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Okay, so Julie Plec said that Elena will have 'hot vamp sex ' by the fourth episode, and every time Stefan tried to bang her she pushed him away for some reason (she's on team Delena but wont admit it !! ) and on another report Julie said the fourth episode will she will have hot vamp sex, The next episode is Damon, Elena and Bonnie on a road trip, Hot Delena SEX!!!! unless elena now has a thing for bonnie....
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As much as I love the possibillity of Damon and Elena having hot sex, I must beg you to please warn before posting spoilers and rumors :)
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A threesome. Damon, Bonnie, and Elena. Vampire witch action. Calling it now. Fanfic writers...get to work.
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I would watch that. On mute if two of them are talkers.
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love seeing local Aussie girls back together again. Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin played mermaids in an Disney show called H2O just add water filmed on the gold coast and she is a local Sydney girl <3 such talented young girls. they are going to have an amazing careers in this line of work HUGE fan <3
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I think you are too hard on Stefan. I mean yes, he went on a killing spree. He killed maybe hundreds of people. But everyone forgave him and he is back to being normal. To be fair I liked Ripper way better than normal Stefan but I also prefer normal Stefan to emo-staring-out-of-the-window-into-nothingness-Stefan.



And what is a human life even worth in the context of Mystic Falls? People drop like flies over there and practically there isnt anyone who has NOT killed someone. So not a lot of people have a basis for a moral high ground on this topic. And its not like he killed anyone important. If he had killed eg Klaus, I would never ever feel empathy towards the character. Plus if we forgave Damon for all the dick moves he has pulled over the seasons (including RIP Lexie) then I do not see why we should give Stefan a hard time. It happened, he felt bad for a sec and no one else seems to care that much.. so I am cool with him.l
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I resent this only because when I went on my vampire killing spree and wiped out entire cities, people got all up on my case. It was the worst. I ended up at a rippers anonymous rehab facility as court ordered by the Vampire council and everything. Stefan defied the rules and had no consequences. We frown upon this.
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'What is a human life even worth'??? Do you like Ripper Stefan because you relate to him so much?
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Loved the recap!

... What does Klaus have up his sleeve?

I agree with another comment, I think probably "the 5" have the power to turn Elena back to human, mainly because of her heritage (I mean, being a Gilbert, a family of vampire hunters)

... First impressions of Hayley?

She's amazing. And I really hope she stays in the series, at least for awhile, and breaks Caroline and Tyler apart, so Klaus can make a move on Caroline (well, I know he is a mass murderer, but who isn't in Mystic Falls? We have to lower our values and expectations. lol). Besides, Tyler and Caroline relationship passed the expiration date.

... Did Bonnie hit the snooze button too many times and oversleep the entire episode?

I noticed that also. She is an important character, so I think they at least should try to justify her absence in a conversation or something. The episode included a party with everyone from high school

... What should Stefan and Elena have ridden instead of motorcycles? Segways? ATVs? Humpback whales?

I think this scene was a little forced. Maybe something more spontaneous would be better I don't know exactly what. But the truth is that Stefan and Elena never have fun, and the most basic thing: the are two vampires and there wasn't a sex scene that lasted! Like always ends bad. I'm not saying to add porn do the series (LOL) but at least a suggestion that they were having a little fun, without any drama in the middle and hallucinations of Damon. Another option: they could put Elena doing Damon, but I think it was maybe too much slut move, since they "resolved" things and they are brothers... (Truth is that Elena is not that different from Katherine, and I'm not talking about the looks! Lol)



Overall, this episode was fine, but, I think they should pay a little more attention to details. Like Elena and Rebekah stabbing each other with a pencil in the middle of the classroom; the girl leaving the bathroom full of blood in the neck; as you said, the absence of teachers etc. Vampire Diaries is piling up scenes with very poor coherence. Or they just assume that everyone in town (apart from supernatural and friends) is plain dumb.

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if they can turn Elena back into a human because of her heritage, then surely they could do the same with Katherine? In which case why on earth hasn't Klaus spent the last ~400 years tracking these guys down for when he finally managed to catch Katherine?
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Perhaps Katherine would then be a 500 yr old lady?
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Woohoo, Phoebe Tonkin! She is awesome, hope TVD have some great story lines in store for her. Loved this ep, and LOVED LOVED LOVED the Damon/Klaus team up. I totally see your spin-off idea Price - you are on a winner there!
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More Klaus and Damon teaming up would be awesome
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I am so glad I wasn't the only one who noticed the Internet Explorer 8 commercial song while SE had a make out session - LOL!
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this is hilarious, love it!!!
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C R O A T O A N
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Man you had me laughing so much throughout this entire review! Love Hayley, so good to see Phoebe Tonkin back on our screens! Also I feel sorry for Rebekah, I actually thought she had ripped out Matt's heart! Thank god that didn't happen.



I love that they seem to be paying attention to the great dynamics on the show and exploring these friendships, caroline and stefan are great friends, klaus and damon are the A team! Thoroughly good episode, cannot wait for moarrrrrr!
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btw bonnie? who is bonnie? she was NOT missed at all
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Didn't miss her. I guess no one else at the school did either...



Bonnie's problem is she needs to get laid! It is about time Bonnie comes out of her celibacy...and Damon can help with that on their road trip next week (as he seems to be "taking care of everyone" these days). It could be their little secret.
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There was a time where I loathed the Bamon shipping with a passion. For some reason I don't hate this idea.
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I just noticed there was no Bonnie at all Tyler and Matts boring ass was in the episode but not Bonnie.
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best things of this episode

1. PHOEBE!!!! she is just amazing even if she would play dull boring human Elena. I am so glad to see her back on TV. i hope Hayley will be a bit of Faye bcs admit it, we all love Faye!

2. Stefan + Caroline friendship = i just hope writers wont get mental and try to develop it as a romance.

3. Damon + Klaus team up . I mean how cool was that?

4. Bitchy Rebekah. Damn, that girl is just awesome. And she brings the best of Elena haha.

5. of course .. Price's recaps!!! ;) thank you!!
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