The Vampire Diaries: Tragic Magic

Um, Hi. What was THAT? What HAPPENED last night during the hours of 8pm and 9pm on The CW? I'm not even sure what I saw. There were moving images and sounds and tons of screaming and crying and DANG, that was just a devastating episode of Vampire Diaries. I mean, really, it was so sad and horrible it was almost difficult to watch. But it was also spectacular? TV at its best, for real.

I am not a robot. I have normal human emotions just like the rest of you. I have seen upwards of 40 episodes of this show and at no point did I ever believe I would grow attached to a character like Jenna. Although, to be fair, ten minutes of being interesting does not make up for two years of being boring. And maybe it's simply the actress I've grown attached to. Who knows. All I know is…

RIP Jenna!

You were useless
But you were our friend.
Godspeed, you "cool," oblivious legal guardian!

Also, peace out Jules, Greta, and John—you three were junk, but you had your moments. Man, but seriously, this episode was full of tears and failure. Let's just jump in, I guess?

We knew this episode would be serious when it opened with the ultra rare TRIPLE COLD-OPEN!

Caroline and Matt were having a dickens of a time locked in a cage as an angry werewolf tried to ram its way in.

Caroline did her best to reason with the werewolf, but the first rule of werewolves is YOU DON'T REASON WITH A WEREWOLF. Everyone knows this.

Luckily Matt had a gun. Problem solved! Don't worry, Tyler didn't get killed, he just had to chill on the ground for a minute while Caroline and Matt escaped.

Damon's werewolf bite had grown way worse. It was starting to look like he'd been spending time in that junkie apartment in Trainspotting.

Katherine was NOT impressed with his festering wound, but she actually did seem kind of bummed about it. When he tried to leave without saying goodbye, she got worried she'd never see him again.

He of course got all mad that she'd dare give up Jenna rather than herself. Well, YEAH, can't fault her there. Why should Katherine give an F about Jenna? She's been on the run from murderers for half a millennium, she's just in the habit of surviving.

It was weird seeing Damon be all emotional and condemn Katherine to loneliness for not feeling enough love for others. I mean, fine, Damon, but aren't you also a bit of a psychopath that way? The fact is, Katherine has made pretty solid decisions for as long as she's been on the show, and meanwhile Damon's been running with a crowd of dunces.

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that Katherine showed signs of humanity in this scene. Dare I imagine that she may have a moment of redemption coming up?

Over at the quarry, Jenna was still trying to remember how she'd gotten there. She definitely remembered having been tricked by a doppelganger and force-fed the blood of an ancient creature, but everything was a blank after that.

Luckily Elena helped her piece things together.

That's when it dawned on Jenna that she was on her way to vampirism. Aside from the obvious tragedy coming later, this plotline was the best. My favorite element was how Elena had to teach Jenna to be a vampire during the span of like an hour, and how each new vampire trait would help her in certain situations. But let's not get ahead of ourselves—first Jenna had to complete the conversion by drinking human blood!

Ugh, this lady. Greta was disgusting. Fact. That grin on her face and her terrible brain.

Poor lady! See, I was already feeling sorry for Jenna. I think it's because she was so calm and confused the whole time. It really was A LOT to process. I mean, all this happened BEFORE the title card even popped up.

I have to admit, though, I was kind of looking forward to having Jenna be a vampire character. Like, maybe she'd take on a supernatural likeability like Caroline did? How naive of me…

Damon called the fellas with his bad news, which he delivered in between sips of booze.

Both Stefan and Alaric were STUNNED to learn that Jenna was set to be turned into a vampire and then executed. Okay, hold up. Let's get something straight here. So they were FINE with Caroline and Tyler getting executed, then? Is that what this show was trying to tell us? I think it needs to be pointed out ONCE AGAIN that Stefan and Elijah's plan to take out Klaus was the WORST. No matter how you slice it, their friends were going to be killed. It's funny that they took such pains to make sure Bonnie didn't die, but in the meantime Caroline was on the chopping block. Jerks!

So yeah, just to recap: It was Tyler and Caroline or Jenna and Jules. Was this a difficult decision AT ALL? No, no it was not. If anything, Klaus proved that he was a pretty good guy for choosing the latter pair.

Hey Jules! There was a pretty amusing scene where Elena questioned how Greta could be so evil when witches are SUPPOSED to be, like, the sheriff's deputies of nature. And Greta just smirked like a lady who's getting it on with a 1,000 year-old vampire. Fair enough!

Ugh, what is it with witches and low self-esteem?

I might've missed something, but did Caroline and Matt go hide from Tyler AT TYLER'S HOUSE? I couldn't tell from some of the angles, but I'm guessing Sheriff Forbes doesn't have 5-ft oil paintings of fops in her home.

WHEREVER they were, Caroline finally got some answers from Matt about his weird spying shenanigans.

Man, the look on her face when she found out her loved ones had been plotting against her—SAD. And pardon my French, but Matt was being kind of a dick about it? This whole episode, Matt basically just—and again, pardon my French—sucked. Matt sucked, okay?

Back at ELENA's underlit mansion (which, again—FAIL), Damon started feeling woozy, a symptom that was NOT helped by the arrival of this guy:

Don't you love how he's always standing this way when you open the door? Just hugging himself and looking all googly-eyed and smug. Anyway, he came to bicker with Damon about how they were both doing a bad job keeping Elena alive. Okay, cool! Waste time much? She's out in a RING OF FIRE, waiting to be killed. Don't worry about saving her, you guys should definitely sort out your arguments first.

The dreaded moonstone macguffin made its FINAL appearance (hopefully) as the gruesome twosome started putting their ritual into play.

The circles of fire were a nice touch, but I was concerned that local rubes might suspect UFO activity. Wrong show, rubes!

Things were already looking bad for Jules, but they seemed especially bad when she started getting all conciliatory about her life and her mistakes and whatnot.

It was funny how Jules confessed to Elena that she was only trying to help Tyler, and then Elena was just, like, "Oh, are you Jules?" Because did those plotlines really never cross? Was Elena off with Rose or whatever when Jules was in town? I don't know, I seriously need a flowchart for this season. Or a PowerPoint? Something.

Given the opportunity, Jules made a DASH for it!

But she ran directly toward Klaus (for some reason), so he easily pinned her down and ripped her heart out! Ouch!

Poor Jules. You really should've stayed in Florida. Haha j/k, you're better off.

Jenna was starting to get worried, you guys. SO WAS I.

Meanwhile at the old crusty ghost house, Bonnie and Jeremy were leafing through grimoires, looking for spells.

Of COURSE they found one that could potentially keep Elena from becoming a vampire. "Rules are meant to be broken, regardless of how much it lowers the stakes." —The Vampire Diaries.


NEXT: A lot of people get hurt.

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Klaus used Jules' heart to make a gnarly soup. I don't know about you, but I would NOT eat that. It looks like something you'd find on Allrecipes.com or something.

UH-OH. Then Jenna started talking about how she first came to be Elena's guardian and it was like she was TRYING to die. Man, if you are a character in harm's way, NEVER reminisce about old times or say anything that might bring your character full circle. YOU WILL DIE. Everyone knows this. If anything, start throwing out random allusions to your backstory, create even more mystery about yourself. It worked for Klaus! (Spoiler alert.)

Jenna started to feel pretty guilty for how she'd raised (or not raised) Elena and Jeremy. Failing to enforce curfew, letting them skip school, allowing them to have sex with monsters, things like that.

Elena countered with a very persuasive argument.

It was true, all of this was basically Elena's fault, and even Jenna, at her most gracious and saintlike, had to agree. Because seriously! Elena had literally months to get herself out of this situation, but she didn't. Jenna only had two hours. Know why? Because Elena felt Jenna should be kept in the dark. Even at this point, Elena was still promising she'd figure out how to save Jenna. Oh really, Elena? You mean in the same way you'd kept everyone safe so far this season? Nice try, you brain-dead liar. Sorry, I am so mad at Elena right now. Everything that happened in this episode happened because Elena wanted it that way. Keep that in mind! If it wasn't Jenna, it would have been Caroline.

And do I even need to point this out? DAMON WAS RIGHT. I said that last week and it's even more true now. Bonnie's death would have saved a ton of other, more deserving characters. But nope, Elena put her foot down and look where it got her. This is what happens when you trust an uneducated teen to face off against a 1,000 year old vampire.

So anyway, Damon brought up a good point when he asked Elijah if he'd actually be able to follow through with his plan to murder his own brother.

Elijah's explanation was simple: Klaus had murdered the rest of their family and Elijah was thirstin' for revenge. Made sense to me!

At this point Stefan had decided he'd save Jenna's life by offering himself to be sacrificed in her place. It was pretty much the least-compelling thing ever, since we KNOW he will not die. In that same respect, Damon's werewolf bite was also a major snore. Wake me when it's resolved, alright?

Also, John and Bonnie put their heads together and discovered one of Emily Bennett's old spells, one that could bind two life-forces together in order to bring one back from the dead.

How dumb was it when Damon was all doubtful of the idea? Yeah, all right, Damon, a VAMPIRE, who wears a MAGIC RING, had no real reason to believe in magic, witchcraft or anything supernatural. I definitely bought this scenario.

Oh hey, Tyler came back! Caroline borrowed Matt's jacket so she could wrap it around Tyler's junk. I bet Matt was like, "Keep it."

After putting Tyler to bed, Caroline and Matt had a heart-to-heart. He came out with the most bizarre speech about how he's just a simple guy with a trashy mom and bills to pay and wanted nothing to do with these monster shenanigans. I mean, in one respect, fair enough? But also, he just found out that all his friends are part of a fairly fantastic supernatural underworld, and even though he's dating the hottest lady in town he'd rather be single and doing dishes? None of it made any sense, honestly. Someone throw these mashed potatoes in the street, they are rotten.

Poor Caroline. Things have just not been going her way EVER.

I don't know how John could have allowed himself to be in this position, but there he was, allowing the world's worst witch to put some juju into his brain. Anyway, she cast the spell that would bind his life-force to Elena's. Righteous.

Then Bonnie, Damon, and Elijah took off for the quarry and forced Alaric and Jeremy to stay behind. Once again, we heard that hilarious sound effect when someone runs into a barrier.

For a brief and terrifying moment (for Elena, anyway), it seemed like Klaus would actually let her CHOOSE which vampire he'd sacrifice. But then he staked Stefan and broke off the handle so that he'd just have to roll around on the ground and observe the carnage about to unfold.

Earlier, while Elena was trying to give Jenna some tips and tricks about her vampire powers, she urged Jenna to simply RUN AWAY the first chance she got. As far as Elena's plans go, it was decent—if Klaus missed his window of opportunity, the whole ritual would be ruined.

But that's not what Jenna ended up doing. Instead, she decided to go out like a HERO.

The above image is from Jenna's very first shot in the original pilot. Notice how she BEGAN the show by opening a door. That was kind of her thing—we should all be so lucky to have a unique skill, you know? But anyway. This was sad. By typing this I am keeping the tears at bay. Seriously! Elena was sobbing, plus Jenna had become so tragic these last few episodes. Gone 2 soon, babygirl.

By the way, great plan so far, Stefan. Aren't you glad you stuck by Elena? You two really are a pair.

So anyway, Klaus continued with Step 3 of the ritual, but by this point Elena was so distraught she kind of wanted to die. He was nice enough to thank her for her cooperation, but she was like, "F U," basically.

Upon breaking the curse, his transmogrification began almost immediately. His bones started to crackle and his eyes went yellow (and slightly cross-eyed?) and we were about to finally see what the big deal is with being both a vampire and a werewolf (wait, isn't being an Original powerful enough? Nevermind).

But then… BOOM!

Suddenly Bonnie came down the mountain yammering like a baglady and throwing magic all over the place!

This happened:

(I could just watch this for hours.)

And it worked! Bonnie was kicking Klaus' ass! BONNIE.

I gotta say, it was a fairly badass moment for Bonnie. I mean, don't get me wrong, it was also RIDICULOUS. Like, how could you look at this and not laugh:

Still though, Bonnie pushed this guy right to the BRINK of death!

Oh, Bonnie.

Luckily, Elijah tagged in!

And just before Elijah was able to rip out Klaus' heart…

Klaus presented Elijah with a tantalizing bit of info: He knew where to locate the bodies of their family members. And it was clear that Elijah was IMMEDIATELY interested.

Bonnie and Stefan could tell what was up and they threatened to kill Elijah if he didn't finish Klaus.

But it didn't matter! He scooped up Klaus and bounded out of there.

Stefan and Bonnie weren't thrilled about that one bit.

Okay, so, let's look at the score card for the season.

1. Eluding Klaus — FAIL
2. Preventing family harm — FAIL
3. Preventing the ritual from occurring — FAIL
4. Preventing Klaus from breaking the curse — FAIL
5. Killing Klaus — FAIL

That's A LOT of failure for the whole season. I can imagine that might hurt the rewatchability of Season 2, just knowing how much failure these kids will be up to, but still. Very badly done, you guys!


NEXT: Both the episode and Caroline get some redemption.

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Anyway, back at the witch house, John was writing a very thoughtful letter to Elena which was MOST DEFINITELY some kind of last-testament thing.

Not coincidentally, Jeremy finally read the fine print and realized that for the spell to work and for Elena to be resurrected, John would have to die. He seemed pretty cool with it, though.

Damon returned with Elena's corpse. There had been a brief moment earlier at the quarry where Damon carried Elena's body over to Stefan and set her beside him. I guess it could have been romantic, except F THEM. These two bozos just got a lot of people hurt.

Well, at least Damon still liked Elena. LIKE-liked. You know what I mean.

He was all tender with her, saying she had to wake up a human because he wanted her to forgive him for what he did. I was all frustrated because Damon had the right idea! He was thinking on his feet by giving her vampire blood, and he knew she'd be too much of a dunce to drink it willingly. But anyway, whatever. This is a show for people who think Elena and Stefan are very interesting soulmates. I'll stop rocking the boat so much, I guess.

Yikes, Alaric and Jeremy. Poor guys. Damon broke the news about Jenna and they took turns staring aghast into the middle-distance. Sad times.

John took a stroll outside in the sunlight like people do when they know they're about to drop dead.

And sure enough, Elena woke up and John keeled over. It was pretty fitting that he didn't even really say goodbye. He wasn't a big part of her life except from a distance, so this was pretty consistent with that.

SO THEN! A palate cleanser, if you will. Up until this point, the episode was almost overwhelmingly a bummer. Just bad things happening, and failure, and bad decisions, and terrible execution, and so forth.

But both the episode and Caroline got a bit of redemption in the end.

Tyler woke up from his slumber with some curious new wounds and a very sad blonde sitting beside him. She explained that she'd broken up with Matt, and also she'd missed Tyler. He responded that she was right, he never should have returned, but she countered that he never should have left. I think Tyler probably was right, but that's beside the point. This scene was all kinds of sad/cute. This about sums it up:

See that, Caroline was so crestfallen that she didn't even notice she'd just gotten under a blanket with a naked dude. These poor kids! Hopefully they can make it work.

If you recall, one of the first images of Elena we ever saw in the pilot was her looking into the mirror and glancing at pictures of her parents. Maybe that's why this shot made me kind of choke up.

That's just a nice picture of her, you know? Aw, Jenna!!

Luckily Jeremy arrived in a suit and things started to look up again.

The siblings had a sad conversation about how everyone around them dies, but Jeremy didn't seem too fazed. Also he handed her the letter John wrote.

It was a fairly poignant note about how he'd been a bad father, but he loved her and he was a victim of his own prejudices, etc., etc.

Meanwhile the kids had a secret funeral for John and Jenna (because that's just how this town works, okay?) and it proved once and for all that Matt is a JERK. Where was he?? Anyway, everyone looked very handsome in black.

Alaric and Elena laid roses on various graves.

Nina Dobrev remains one of my favorite television criers. She looks so raw when she does it! That takes skill, seriously. But also, I am a sucker for it. This scene was very moving, to be honest.

Damon and Stefan enjoyed a moment of broceptance, much-needed after all their bickering of late. If you ask me, Stefan owes Damon some apologies, but whatever.

Damon finally showed Stefan his werewolf bite.

And Stefan went immediately into Stefan mode, assuring Damon they'll find a cure and so forth. But, of course Damon had been paying attention for the past few years and knew for a fact that Stefan is bad at solving things.

And so he just waltzed across the graveyard to hang out with people who are slightly less brain-dead, I guess.

Next week's our last episode of the season, you guys! What could possibly top this one?

QUESTIONS!

... How will Damon survive his bite?

... Will Katherine survive the finale?

... Will Matt realize what he's given up?

... Will Alaric adopt Elena and Jeremy?

... Is Elijah kind of a dirtbag now?

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I can't believe Jenna is dead :( ... hopefully she comes back, like how vicki and anna. But i guess they have to kill people off to make room for new characters, but so sad. just as she found out about everything she had to die that sucks! ... but i cant wait for season 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and so on!!!! love it!
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Poor Jenna! Rest in peace, dear heart. I related to her because I like to think I am the 'cool' aunt of my family and, at times, just as clueless as she is, but you pretty much knew Jenna was a Red Shirt from day one. She didn't do much as Price has pointed out, though it wasn't really her fault. She's one of the few characters on the show who is supposed to be over the age of 25. In reality she is about the same age as the rest of the main cast. I think this was intentional since the writers have no clue what to do with 'supposed' adults on this program. If they aren't teachers, Vampire Hunters or incompetent law enforcement officials they are at a loss. I mean, they made Jenna desert her family to go live "on campus"? Where was she exactly? Sleeping on a college kid's couch? Did Jenna even have a job? Who buys the groceries for everyone? Who bought that sweet SUV that Elena is now driving? And who pays Elena's car insurance? Was it Jenna? How? How does she do that on a non-employed, grad student, clueless legal guardian salary? Coverage on seventeen year old drivers ain't cheap. I guess Elena and Jeremy's parents had a big combined life insurance policy, but it's no excuse to buy expensive laptops, cell phones and the newest wi-fi gadgets. Don't blow it all at once, kids! What are you going to live on later? I know, I know! It doesn't really matter in the world of vampires, werewolves and witches, but every once in a while someone has to wonder about these things. Price, you are right about Nina. Nobody can cry like her. I am a sympathetic crier and she gets me every time. This was a sad episode. Can't wait for the next one!
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the next episode was pretty epic i just watched it. sad the season is over
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Those two photos... Jenna / Elena: "Whodat?" Stefan: "OOGA" OMFG I cannot stop laughing at that. Price-less!
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Damon will live, Vampire Diaries is not watchable without him. Katherine and Damon sitting on a tree... K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Matt?can somebody kill this guy already!! Alaric adopt? naahh.. bring on new Gilbert family member! Elijah, Dirtbag extraordinair!
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this was one hell of an episode to watch after smoking a joint. holy poop.
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... oh and you aaalways mix up Damon and Stefan's name, but it's cool. Also, why doesn't anyone call anyone by a shorter name, i mean " Damon, Stefan, Jeremy, could be Jerry, Stef, Dam u knoW?
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lol'd at "...let them have sex with monsters" and "five of my parents have died"

great episode and great review, i was sure the "is it friday yet?" bit would come when Jenna was on the circle of fire, regaining consciousness.
Btw, Price you would have a blast reviewing smallville or glee; good but such stupid shows...
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WERE YOU NOT PAYING ATTENTION LAST WEEK?
Damon told Caroline and Matt to hide Tyler's dungeon (their logic being that it would keep Tyler out because it formerly kept him in during the full moon)
so they naturally ran to the nearest cover after speeding past shot tyler lying on the ground and nearest shelter happened to be Tyler's house. DUH!

Also i'm thinking that Tyler knows the cure from his wolfy friends. Katherine will most likely run away again(seeing that an all powerful vampirewolf is on the loose). I think that Matt has the right idea, seeing that he's a normal guy with no real supernatural connection--that dude should get out of town fast before the sheriff tries to recruit him again. Alaric would be an awesome parent!!! but I'm thinking that the loss of all parents is essential for this show if it ever wants to leave the high school phase. Because everyone knows the truth and there is a bad ass villain on the loose we can move beyond high school (because lets be honest--besides the school carnivals/parties/dances we very rarely see them in school anymore................ but i totally forgive Elija--he was just doing it to avenge his family and no one wants to spend an eternity alone :)
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Still trying to cope with the fact that I actually watch this show. But whatever. I cried, I liked it. All kinds of sad and horrific.
Damon is gonna survive and get down with Elena. Don't really know how that will work out since everyone just loves Stefan, but my hopes are always up.
Of course Elijah ruined everything, they need a plotline for next season, duuh. Matt sucks. Taylor and Caroline is like the ultimate supernatural couple.
And WHO CARES about Katherine.
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How many more people have to die because of Elena? She sort of got ALL of her parents killed. Plus, you know, lots of friends and nameless, random people. The gross witches were okay, though.
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yeah, and he has been wanting to KILL them all thru the show too. but keeps CHANGing HIS MIND FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER!!!! Now, he HELPS to set up things to GET RID of his vampire/werewolf bro. only to CHANGE his mind again. To BELIEVE what the dude has told him yet AGAIN!!! HELLOOO!!!
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"Sound it out." ROFL! No kidding! Like Damon said, he's surrounded by idiots. No wonder he has bourbon for breakfast. Not really interested in how Damon survives the bite, since we all know that he will survive it - and maybe end up human in the process? Let's hope Kath doesn't survive. H8 her now. Matt is back to being mashed potatoes after temporarily being of more substance last episode. Even if he realizes what he's given up, he doesn't deserve the Awesome Caroline. What a blast Alaric would be as an adoptive dad - of course Elena's parents and guardians all die, so maybe he ought to pass if offered the job! Elijah is a dirtbag, but I still love him.
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No Elijah is not a dirtbag, he has been the most honourable character throughout, have you not forgotten that elena and the salvatore brothers betrayed and killed him TWICE for unprovoked reasons, simply because he was an original and they were simply afraid of him. That is shameful. Think about it, if you were in Elijah's position wouldnt you all of done the ame thing?
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I guess Damon could survive if he put on Elena's family-ring... I mean, she was born a 'supernatural occurence' but he's really just a human - with some 'vampire virus' wreaking havok in his body.

I still like Elijah - allthough it was such an eye-rolling moment!

To be fair Elena couldn't have known Jenna would be the one being sacrificed instead of Caroline. All thorugh this season she made it very clear she herself would die to keep her loved ones safe - and frankly Klaus could have brought ANY other vampire with him into town... it's not like there's a shortage..
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Damon will go through some emotionally trying time so the writers of the show try so hard to convince us he will die, and then he'll end up drinking original blood or something. And I don't really care about Katherine, but just for fun, I think she'll die. Matt will probably realize what he's given up too late, cause Caroline will already be with Tyler and Alaric better adopt Elena and Jeremy. Seriously, they're going to end up in foster care if not, because every single family member is dead. Unless they try to hide Jenna's death, and make everyone believe they still have a guardian, and that would totally work in this world because no adults are observant here. And Elijah is sort of a dirtbag, but an understandable one.
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Maybe im wrong cause I get as confused to the plot as Price does. But didn't Katherine escape the dead doppleganger fate by making herself a vampire? If so, then Elena could have stopped this WHOLE thing thus saving, John, Jenna and everyone else, by OFFING HERSELF after Damon fed her his blood. Sure she would be a vamp, but Klaus would have to wait however the frick long to get another clone of Kat/Elena. Yes? No?
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Alaric and Jeremy should become best pals now that they've both had multiple girlfriends die.
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I think Damon will find a cure . . . maybe Elijah's blood? Who cares about Katherine? I hope she disappears!! Matt won't realize how great Caroline is . . . he's gonna be a bus-boy forever! YES!! Alaric will adopt Elena and Jeremy and they will help each other from here on out! Elijah has gone back on his word, lost his honor, and for that I think he will help Damon as a result of his loss of honor. Can't wait for the finale!
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Matt needs to stick around so Caroline can finally realize what a douce he is and get over him. Then get together with Tyler.

I really hope they don't kill Katherine. She rules and I need Stefan/Katherine to happen.
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this is so funny. good work, I look forward this review after every episode
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There's a lot of things that just dont ad up. Its true that you cant kill an original yet Elijah's family is "gone"... Couldnt John wear the ring and comeback? Or Elena would have died again if he did so? Why didnt they just kill Greta a while ago? Why did the ritual worked if TECHNICALLY Elena had vampire blood on her system when Klaus bite her? Doesnt that mean that the doppelganger's blood wasnt pure? How is Elijah gonna get Klaus to tell him where his family is? The ritual is completed so Klaus is a hybrid now and more powerful, hence he doesnt have to take Elijah's orders... Im just saying... a lot of things are weird"er" than usual but we still watch... LOL.
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Didn't any of you noticed Elena's vampire veins when she was standing in front of the mirror looking at the photos?
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I just love your reviews! So much lol. But I hated this episode. It was badly written and I agree that their plan was terrible from the start and no one except Damon noticed, and then even he didn't like it only because of danger to Elena. Also are they seriously going to solve every problem with a new convenient spell? "Magic of TVD: There's a spell for that!"
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ZeroCals raises a good point: If Originals can't be killed, how did Klaus kill the rest of his and Elijah's family? My guess is they aren't really dead...they are "dead" the way Elijah was dead for a while there. So getting back their bodies would allow Elijah to revive them. This is total speculation, of course, but it would follow...a good plot for Season 3.
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Jenna was irrelevant. she died. who cares.
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Just curious, would you ever consider blogging Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
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The thing that really got me was: Why didn't anyone of them think about killing the witches earlier? I mean, I get that the witches would have owned the vampires, but didn't Matt prove that some plain old bullets do the trick? Seriously. Klaus thinks Bonnie is dead. The rare White Witch was killed by Matt. Did no one else think to just take Greta's gross #$@ out? As far as Klaus retaliating, wouldn't Elijah know how to handle him? Sure, you can't "kill" an original. However, how did Klaus take out the rest of his family? Wouldn't Elijah know and be able to handle him the same way? Ugh... the show is funny but horrible at the same time. Love the reviews though.
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Lol this episode was interesting/disappointing... I mean why?, oh WHY? is Bonnie still alive? she could have kill Klaus but no, she wanted to live... It was obvious that Elijah wasnt gonna kill Klaus, but I still love him, and Klaus too. I mean If they're dead, who's gonna be the villain for the next seasons? Jenna dying surprised me... Whos gonna take care of thos kids now? not like she was great at being a parent but still poor Jenna, I hated her but I miss her... lol J/K. Elena and Stefan are just so STUPID, nothing that comes from their head ever works... But the most stupid thing is: Everyone keep following their plans! I dont understand that... Of course Damon (who is always right) is not gonna die, Bonnie better be useful and save him or Im gonna throw something to my TV. Im glad a lot of unnecessary people die, too many characters. So, to sum up:.... 1. Of course he will................. 2. I really hope so, what would this show be without Katherine?............... 3. Why didnt they kill him too?.............. 4. Lol, that would be fun. Technically he is Elena's stepfather righ?............ 5. NO, well a little 'cause he didnt keep his promise but what would any of the other characters do if they where in his position? Im just saying...
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lmao "there is no heaven!" John: wait wha---- *dead* xD
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WOW you're so right. It was very hard to watch it and still... so amazing!

I would just like to point out that most part of the fans DO NOT believe that Elena and Stefan are soulmates or whatever. To me, they're just plain BORING(that is all in my opinion, of course) . And yes, a lot of people should apologize to Damon!

(1) Absolutely! Tvd without Damon is no tvd... (2) I guess. I would be pretty cool if she did! (3) I hope not! SO he'll stay FAR away from the main plots lol (4) I don't know!! That's one point I hope they bring up! Elena isn't 18 yet! (5) Nahhhh he'll be forgiven, just wait and see XD
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Matt and Bonnie are a waste of time! Why the hell didn't bonnie do that magic 'push you through the air very forcefully' thing with her mind just after Elijah grabbed Klaus' heart? Job done! Having said that I completely agree with you that Elena & Stefan and ten points shy of an average IQ, hense the rubbish plan! I thought Stefan had been "alive" for well over a hundred years, how has he learned nothing in that time? It's not a wonder he fits in at highschool.

This show has only three characters that keep me coming back, Katherine (as hot as Elena but a lot more fun), Damon and Caroline (Matt is one dumb [bleep]). Hopefully they will utilise some of the other characters next season and hopefully they will bring the focus back to the secret anti-supernaturals town council which aactually had some promise without being insanely implausable.
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Awesome review, as usual :D And, and, and like we bought the whole Damon dying thingy, I mean come on, if they killed off everyone, Damon will stay there, people watch this show for Ian after all!! And TVD didn't get the whole people coming back from the dead anyway, you know like Buffy used to do it, bringing both humans and vamps out from under, and like Supernatural does it all the time, so till this happens - which I read that it happened in the books already for few people - we will just wait for the moment when they get a magical cure for the wolf bite, which will make me super angry because ROSE died from a wolf bite, and ROSE was awesome :(.. About Elijah, I saw it coming, totally! Plus, killing Klaus, and do what in S3? Pfft.. He wasn't a dirt bag, nope, after all he wasn't doing it for the Teen Murder Club, he had his own reasons, and now, Klaus - cause he is awesome - made a deal with his bro, win win for them and the rest are totally screwed lol. I can't wait for the finale, so I'd stop watching this show forever :D
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Well, Georgia most high schools around here don't get out till Early/Mid June
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Damon is going to live! I don't care how, but he must. Otherwise TVD will suck, and I don't mean like a vampire :s Hope they bring back Jenna. I liked the thing with Alaric. Must agree with the timeline being a little bit confusing. Elijah was a dissapointment, I was hoping more from him, but then again it was becuase they want to explore the originals. All in all, the episode was really intense and the review halarious as always!!!
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For those confused about the timeline: I recently watched season 1 again on DVD, and it seems to cover the period from about late Aug/early Sept. 2009 (whenever school begins) until about late Jan/mid-Feb 2010...season 2 picked up the same night season 1 left off, and has covered about 4-5 months...so we SHOULD be in about June 2010, give or take a few weeks...how has the school year not ended? Doesn't matter, because the show is totally on crack! You can't really look at it too logically, or it all falls apart.
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I am making a guess that Damon can only be cured by the blood of the wolf who bit him. After Damon killied his uncle Mason, I doubt Tyler will want to help out much.
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I'm sticking with my prediction that the blood of an Original can save Damon.
Katherine will doubtlessly survive as she always does.
Matt can disappear for all I care.
Alaric should adopt them, that would be cool.
I can understand Elijah's actions but it is very naive for a 1000 year old vampire to fall for such an obviously desperate attempt on Klaus' behalf to save his own life.

The real question is what will be this seasons awesome cliffhanger? Difficult to top last seasons for sure!
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Also, i said it before....

There should have been a Greta Vs Bonnie Showdown
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This episode was stupid because literally EVERYTHING failed this episode....Although, Elena is a live

Nina Dobrev as Elena---Boring
Nina Dobreve as Katherine--Excellente :)

It was a sad episode, great episode but when you really think about how much this episode failed, it is a very mediocre episode and season.
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Definitely an eventful episode, and very sad I liked Jenna *oh gawd* I cried too i'm such sook. I still think Damon will be cured and turned human, it would just be the perfect element to pull stefan and elena apart, especially as she admitted she doesn't want to be a vampire.
I like Elijah so hope we see him again, theres an elegance there that makes him very attractive unlike these other childish vampires. Matt, please say he dies in the finale because he is a waste of space.
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Great review as always.. just one bad thing about it, saying this show is meant for people who believe that Elena and Stefan are soulmates. Come on, it's for us who actaully suffers seing her with him and wants her to be with Damon. We're the ones who'll always keep watching just for the tinies Damon/Elena moment, people who watch it for Elena/Stefan can stop watching whenever 'cause their pairing is boring and they've seen it happen already. I really hope this werewolf-bite-thingy turns out giving us some great Damon/Elena scenes
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Was I the only 1 who laughed about the fact that in the scenes with Matt, Tyler and Caroline in the Lockwood mansion was bright daylight - and in the scene with the whole curse-klaus-thing it was dark and obviously nightfall ?! BTW great reviews - you are so awesome !
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I still love Elijah, I can't help it... the "gruesome twosome" comment was very funny, btw. I loved your recap and I loved the episode. I am a little ashamed to admit I actually cried at the graveyard scene. I do just need to mention: I love the show, but I definitely don't watch it for the Elena-Stefan connection. I don't think I'd ever care if Stefan died. I hope Katherine stays, because I love her role.
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I don t watch the show but I love your recaps
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Well this episode had a lot going on. I don't really think anyone else is going to die. Alaric might not adopt them but he is now the only adult on the show who is human and in the main cast. Someone posted on here that Elena is now 19 because the show has 2 seasons. At first I was oh yeah, but the show hasn't completed 1 year the second season went off the first season I don't think there was a a jump forward at all. I think they are in the same school year too. I'm not sure on the timeline. Elijah was stupid but I don't think he was a dirt bag. He was just wanting his family back. It was good episode I wont miss Jenna. But her death did affect me because of how it is on Elena, Jeramy and even Alaric even though I thought there relationship was pointless. I hope season 3 gets back to some basics before it goes into the whole Originals plot.
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Damon will survive, this is the vampire diaries. The fact that werewolf bites are poisonous was probably made up by Klaus so no one would be as strong as him. Remember we never saw Rose actually die from the bite, Damon killed her. But as long as caroline survives i don't care. p.s. Price i love your reviews. so funny!
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Good point about the 'brilliant' plan that they all created. But no matter how stupid and selfish Elena acts she will always be everybody's favourite girl (too bad for them). I won't miss Jenna or John or Jules - they'll create another bunch of useless and boring characters next season. Tyler and Caroline are too cute for words and hope they stay together, but I even liked Matt this time - for heaven's sake at least somebody in this town thinks about job or school or anything. Good to know.
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True!!! What would top this episode?
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sorry left out matt., I hope he dies the end just a waste of space now
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