First, let me say that “Best Served Cold” was the first episode of the season to really get its hooks in me.It reminded me that, at its core, Vampire Diaries is a show about relationships.While the geek in me loves a good battle, some wicked spellcraft, or a quest for ancient items of power, this show is at its best when those conflicts serve to highlight the dynamics of our main characters.This episode did a great job highlighting those motivating forces and served to clearly shift the focus of the show away from the Damon/Elena saga and back to the root of the series: the relationship between Stefan and Damon.But in true VD fashion, we get a good battle, the promise of witchery, and some more bad (as usual) news about this season’s item of power along the way.
On to the episode…
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The Vampire Diaries is based on a novel series penned by L.J. Smith where you are given the insight into the diary of 17-year old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). Elena and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), live with their Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning). Elena seeks comfort from her familiar social circle – best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham), frenemy Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola), and former boyfriend Matt Donovan(Zach Roerig, Friday Night Lights). At Mystic Falls High, Elena and her friends become fixated by a mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, "Fallen"). Stefan and Damon(Ian Somerhalder, Lost) are vampire brothers – one good, one evil – at war for Elena's soul. The Vampire Diaries is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.moreless