I didn’t get to see this episode until about last Friday or Saturday, but from what I was told on Thursday night, there wasn’t much that happened either way. But I do know that Stefan (Paul Wesley) remains perfect which is all I really care about in the end. (To be honest, these past few episodes have been slow and I miss the exposition it had earlier on and especially in season 1.) Anyway, I know some think otherwise, but let’s get started.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: Damon decides to be a jerk version of Lexi to help Stefan. And Alaric is the vampire whisperer.
I still have mixed feelings about Meredith. She seems genuine and sweet sometimes but she still shot Ric and framed him so I think she’s some sort of psycho in a way. But Matt Davis is the MAN right now I mean, how creepy is that mirror stuff?! It’s kind of, sort of like some Jekyll and Hyde situation with Alaric right now. It’s freaky. But I feel really bad for him.
Oh hey look, Elena and Damon are arguing. And it’s about Stefan! Talking about Stefan has become half of their scenes together and I don’t even mind. Damon is completely right on this one, Stefan NEEDS to be able to control the bloodlust. The way he lived before, drinking from bunnies, may have worked for a while but he always falls off the wagon and now that Lexi isn’t around to help him when he does, he has to learn to control it.
Guys, Caroline is the cutest vampire ever, I just wanna keep her in my pocket. Okay, being a mature recapper, it must really SUCK to be a vampire after being a witch for so long. Vampires can’t feel anything, basically, but witches can feel the earth and the life around her. Now she doesn’t have that anymore. Tough.
“Do you have any tact, whatsoever?” It’s moments like THIS where I have to rethink my hate for Meredith. It’s complicated guys, we’re currently in the midst of a love/hate affair. Oh hey, look, it’s Sage. GREAT. And Rebekah too! I like her better, to be honest. She’s sassy. Anyway, Sage is just the worst and apparently she has a thing for Finn. Ew. No wonder she sucks.
Stefaaaaannn. Oh look it’s the worst human ever. There’s SO much tension going on right now between them, though. She’s giving him the side eye for drinking blood basically and I don’t know what his problem is, being a smart-ass and all, but they need to stop and have angry sex. That’s all I have to say.
Irrelevant Damon and Sage scene. Basically Lexi is better and will always be, Sage pretty much taught Damon to exploit girls. Sigh.
Damon and Rebekah. And possibly Sage. Ew.
Oh look it’s Arnaz (character from One on One btw). Caroline is THE greatest person ever, she doesn’t even have to try to get to Jamie but she still is. She’s just great overall. I wanna keep her. And I also want to smack Elena.
Alaric has a nice record, whoa. He had anger issues. But aw, he told Meredith about slaying Logan Fell. That was sweet.
MY POOR BB. He’s stress drinking/eating. I just want to hug him and feed him bunnies.
AWKWARD. I don’t approve of Jamie and Bonnie. It’s weird, I need Jeremy back. I like them better. DON’T DO IT ABBY. Oh, never mind, she bit him. That’s traumatic.
Guys, you don’t understand how much I just DO NOT CARE about these Damon and Sage scenes. (Ian needs dance lessons though, it’s not cute anymore)
Running away is not the answer, Abby, stop being a ten year old. You daughter obviously needs you.
This episode is going by SLOW but I choked up a little bit when Alaric handed over all of his records and passwords and whatnot. You’re not going anywhere, dude, stop that. But let’s see if Bonnie can help Alaric although I doubt she can, I don’t know. Let’s hope so.
OH LOOK THE AWKWARDNESS CONTINUES. Geez, I really don’t like this episode much. And SINCE WHEN can a vampire read minds?! This was never mentioned before and could definitely have helped in the earlier seasons. But why are they in the shower, are the writers just using ANY excuse to have Ian shirtless? Sweet baby Jesus help me, give me patience, I don’t want to see him naked all the time. STEFAN HAS NEEDS TOO.
Oh my heart, a Stefan and Elena scene. But she’s being difficult so this sucks basically. But we do find that the violent behavior can still happen even if that person isn’t wearing the ring. WELL. Sucks for us.
Wait, what’s going on here, no stop it Alaric.
Good job, Damon. Telling Sage the wood used to build the old Wickery Bridge came from the white oak tree. Not like she wouldn’t be worried anything, I mean she doesn’t have a huge creepy crush on one of them at all. Sigh. That plan isn’t going to work though.
I have a lot of feelings in this scene that I can’t express and can’t really put into words to be honest. Elena is just being bitchy and needs to stop, you shouldn’t have given up on him in the first place. I just… I have a lot of feelings and I want them back together! I miss my babies! Oh, that’s not weird at all, there’s pictures of Ric’s victims in that drawer. Okay. Alaric is a sketchy guy.
Run Meredith! Run! Hide! Jump out a window! I don’t get why people run upstairs, that’s how you die, don’t fictional people watch horror movies?! At least she stabbed him with scissors. OH SHE GOT HIT.
“Your grand plans always seem to get ruined, don’t they?” Rebekah speaks the truth, is she the only one who notices though?
Elena, don’t run. Maybe he’ll get you too. DAMMIT STEFAN. Always the hero. You couldn’t let it go just this once? Sigh. “Elena, I need you to come upstairs with me.” ANGRY SEX? Oh man, that’s disappointing. Can you guys just imagine how hard that scene was for Paul?!? I mean, his wife is laying on the floor in a puddle of blood (fake blood but still), and he has to pretend like that doesn’t really bother him much. I wouldn’t be able to do that, but Paul has a weird sense of humor so maybe he was okay with it. Someone ask him about it at a convention!
Oh, Bonnie did her spell off screen. No wonder I was so confused the first time watching. Anyway, good thing the craziness is over for now.
A friendship scene! Bonnie and Elena! Bonnie’s still upset, I can’t blame her. She’s being distant. Sigh. I miss the nice friendship scenes from season 1 and stuff but THE HUG. You guys, my heart. “Please say that you forgive me.” “Of course I do.” I CAN’T I LOVE FRIENDSHIPS. Okay, I’ll stop.
I KNEW that Abby would leave anyway. It’s her nature basically.
WAIT oh god, you guys. That wide shot of Elena in the kitchen. I can’t. It actually makes me feel sad because I remember in the pilot it was Elena, Jeremy and Jenna. She’s all alone now, dealing with vampires, and this song is NOT helping. (I don’t think I’m making sense, I’m all over the place, this week is rough on my TV heart)
THE HAVE WHITE OAK WOOD. LETS KILL ORIGINALS.
Okay guys, I’d hate to give MVP to anyone else but Paul Wesley because, let’s be honest here, this is really HIS season to shine. But Matt Davis brought it in this episode! He can really nail being a psycho, it’s creepy. Hats off to Matt, he did a really great job. His psycho scenes really made the episode for me, over than that, it was such a slow episode.