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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First, let’s discuss something that’s been bothering me.Why are the Heretics called heretics?A heretic, in the broadest sense, is a person whose views or opinions are at odds with accepted thinking.The heretic is an outsider because he chooses to think differently, not because he is inherently different from anyone else.In VD the Heretics’ very existence breaks one of the laws of supernatural nature: a person cannot be both a witch and a vampire.Keeping that in mind, wouldn’t a better name for the Heretics be something like Chimeras (an organism composed of two or more genetically distinct components) or Aberrations (a typically unwelcome departure from what is standard, normal, or expected)?
Personally, I’d be way more scared to hear “the Chimeras are coming!” than “the Heretics are coming!” One makes me think of fire breathing lion-goat-snake monsters and the other sounds like ...Read more
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