There’s an ache in my heart where Stelena used to be, and I wanted to skip this episode for obvious reasons but I wasn’t allowed to. I’ll try to be insightful but mostly I’ll just be mad and confused and depressed. I’m still a teen and I have many feelings, I don’t use my brain often, I apologize.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: All the plans go wrong and Stefan is still perfect. Basically.
Okay, so, we start off with Ric locked up in the cellar. But that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde book was a great choice, Damon. I actually laughed at it. Not much going on here, these fools still haven’t found the stake. And Elena tells him about her upcoming road trip, WHICH APPARENTLY WAS STEFAN’S IDEA. This fool. He gets HIMSELF in trouble.
Aw, look at my boy, he looks good. Wait, is this an actual nice brother conversation going on right now? Jesus, this show is pulling at my heart strings in all the right places at all the wrong moments, to be honest. Damn, I want them to be brothers again like in 1864 (L O L possibly not happening but hey I can dream).
So, um, can Matt wear that shirt more often if he’s not allowed to be shirtless because JESUS it looks great. Long sleeve shirts are definitely one of my favorite looks for guys, okay. And definitely going to agree with Rebekah, speakeasy’s are better the ’20s are great. (3×03 anyone?) Plus, it’s always good times when we get good exchanges like the one between Rebekah and Caroline, it’s a lot more refreshing than just blantly calling each other sluts. But, I am a little confused on what happened but apparently Caroline just wanted to buy some time, I guess.
Fun times with the psycho! Let’s not talk about the road trip guys. But Stefan is obviously the greatest for willingly letting Elena make her own decisions about her feelings. You go, fool.
IT’S JERBEAR GUYS. He’s stupid but I miss him. So, it’s a general consensus that basically ALL the TVD boys are just super attractive at every moment, even while doing regular activities like baseball and breathing? Yes? Okay good that’s all I have to say. Kidding. Anyway, can we not bring Rose back, unless it’s to slap Elena again then I’d rather keep her away, thanks. HE LOOK IT’S KOL Y’ALL. He’s great and wonderful for the sole reason that he just hit Damon in the face with that bat. *rewinds* It’s never gonna get old, I don’t care what you say.
“Well, didn’t you find it weird that you made a friend so fast? Have you met you?” I’m so thrilled the old snarky Damon is coming back around he’s so much fun (definitely not sarcasm, he was the worst in season 1 but his one liners were gold, okay). AND he called Jeremy “Whoopi” I’m ugly laughing, I really am. He’s so fun HA. That was QUICK though, I wasn’t expecting her, this was a surprise.
ALL THE FORWOOD FEELINGS RIGHT NOW, FORGET I EVER LIKED KLAUS AND CAROLINE. Sex in a cave, kinky okay. I’VE MISSED THEM I LIKE THEM BETTER.
And all the awards for Matt Donovan, bye. (Also kind of shipping it, I’m sorry I like everyone). Fun times, it’s Esther! And she’s dying, well.
JUST for that comment, I want to personally castrate Rose if that’s even possible for ghosts. Let’s not root for them, I prefer Rose/Damon over that. And so does Jeremy apparently, he pretty much avoided saying that. BLESS HIM, I knew there was a reason why I liked him. Oh and she was sired by “Scary Mary”. If we say her name three times in a bathroom mirror and flush the toilet, you think she’ll show up?
One question: WHY haven’t we had more Stefan and Alaric scenes like this? THIS was great. They are basically the same person now, they could help each other out and fight the internal demons or something! The whole Alaric and Damon bromance is really good, but Stefan can have friends too you know (*ahem* waiting on the Matt and Stefan bromance that started WAY BACK IN SEASON 1. The writers think I forget about things, nope, they’re wrong). Oh, it’s Klaus y’all. HE’S THE WORST I HOPE STEFAN ISN’T DESCENDED FROM HIM.
Not much to say but BLESS JEREMY he is obviously highly against it. No one seems to remember that his neck was snapped by Damon like months ago basically, the timeline of this show, it hasn’t been THAT long.
I need the Originals to have a spinoff, asap, make it happen CW. All of their scenes are great. GREAT.
FORWOOD Y’ALL. The adorable is killing me. “Tell him to suck it!” Caroline is the bestest, don’t care. Oh, Caroline told him about the whole “Kill an Original and basically extinct the entire vampire race” problem. I want Klaus DEAD and GONE just as much as anyone else, but I kinda don’t at the same time because it’s fun watching him draw ponies and he’s pretty, but I definitely don’t want Tyler gone.
OH IT’S THE SCENE. Hey, umm, yeah I’m just gonna skip this *fast forwards*. Can’t do it, I’m in denial, sorry. (Bitter about the song choice, too). JEREMY COCKBLOCKED BLESS HIM I WANNA HUG HIM.
Stefan, honey, NO ONE EVER reads “Moby Dick” for fun. Stop. BUT, this next scene is GREAT. Oh, wait, not yet.
Basically, the only good thing about this scene, Jeremy being a dick and then Kol showing up and beating Damon. What royally sucked was that Kol killed that bloody scary Mary, whatever, lady and set all of them back on their mission. Damn.
(I skipped between these scenes and basically mushed it together, kind of, so it wouldn’t be a back and forth thing. Anyway…)
THIS okay, this is the scene I really liked between Alaric and Stefan. Everything was SO well done, the acting, the delivery, the directing, the camera, the score, the lighting, EVERYTHING GUYS. Paul and Matt KILLED it. They both can do psycho SO well, it’s scary, and I’m so proud. Oh, Klaus and Rebekah, okay.
Well. Kinda confused because the writing here was bad. Okay, first, Elena has the right to be confused about her feelings at this moment. Damon doesn’t have the right to be so upset with her about it. He’s done some horrible things to her, her family, and her friends in the past, and it seems to be part of the reason why she’s not completely sure yet (I hope it is). She needed to sort through things and figure out what is going on with her. And, I guess that kiss was a way to do it, I don’t know, I don’t understand her. And second, NO IDEA what Damon meant by that, “This time, I won’t make it so easy for you. This time, you’re gonna have to figure it out for yourself.” I’m just really confused and basically in denial, but, I mean, WHAT even is that? Is he trying to say that before, he would purposefully lash out and be stupid so she would hate him and stay with Stefan or something? THe writing just has me really confused and I have no idea what is going on with Elena, to be honest, I just need her to pick one temporarily because this push and pull she has going on is driving me INSANE.
I love Stefan. That is ALL. Okay, bye. (Klefan feelings, I told you guys I have a lot of feelings).
This scene has me SO bitter, you guys have no idea. I liked Rose back in season 2 but what she’s saying make mee wanna punch her. I’m not saying that Damon probably DOES do those things for her, but you know what, so does Stefan. Because Stefan challenged her. Stefan surprised her. Stefan made her question her life. Stefan fought compulsion against Klaus for her. He’s letting her choose between them without making her feel guilty. She may know how Damon is, but she knows nothing about how Stefan is. I don’t get how they think Stefan went from being the guy who would sacrifice everything, including himself, for Elena, to only being good for her. Everything he’s done, mostly everything, was FOR her sake. Rose was never around to witness the love Stefan has for Elena. When he was willing to sacrifice himself instead of Jenna so she wouldn’t lose another family member and the only parental figure she had left. When he ran into the tomb for her just because he heard her scream without knowing if he could ever get out. When he did the same thing to save Jeremy from Katherine, knowing he would be stuck with her. When he ran into a burning building to save his brother’s life. All the times that he’d save his brother’s life, despite the circumstances. Who is Rose to determine whether what Stefan can be for her? She doesn’t know the first thing about Stefan or about how much he loves her. His love is pure, yes, but that doesn’t mean he could just maybe be the best thing for her. Yes, she could be right about Damon, since she knows him better, he could be great for her but he could also but horrible for her. Doesn’t change the fact she knows nothing about what Stefan can be for Elena. None of us know for sure.
Damn, how about that as insight?
But, why is Tyler getting all upset over a drawing of a pony?
IT’S NOT REBEKAH Y’ALL, IT’S ESTHER. OKAY. It just got real.
MVP award for this episode is definitely for Paul Wesley and Matt Davis, guys. Enough said.
Screecaps: Home of the Nutty
And the gif was found on tumblr, forgot who made it, SORRY.