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The Vampire Diaries “Before Sunset”

4 May

-3 liters of blood + head injury x paint fumes = set up for next week’s flashback episode

Really, no one thought to take Elena to the hospital, maybe an MRI or a transfusion was in order. When I make comments like this my boyfriend says, “baby, you are watching a show about vampires, you honestly expect it to be realistic”. Good point, maybe not realistic, but at the very least be true to the characters. Damon and Stefan have professed their undying (ha, get it un-dying) love for Elena, they have saved her life on numerous occasions and neither of them thought she needed medical attention.

I guess the men where too busy planning their road trip, which I have to admit, was a pretty great scene. Damon and Stefan are right up their with some of the all time great TV brothers, right after the Winchesters and Larry, Darryl and Darryl.  

In a nutshell, Evilaric wants to kill Klaus, so he takes Caroline hostage to lure Elena to the high school. Elena is Klaus bait after all.  In the meantime Klaus shows up the Gilbert house to collect Elena, he is leaving town and he needs his doppelganger, the boys say no way.

The whole sequence at the house was pretty inspired, Klaus tossing things thru the windows, I guess if he couldn’t get in then the pointy end of a picket fence flying thru the air at high-speed is just as good. Of course his aim totally sucks, he missed every time.  Stefan gets a call from EvilAlaric, they tell Klaus Elena is gone and Alaric has her, which gives us a great scene between Klaus, Damon and Stefan working together to plot Alaric’s demise.  Quick quippy dialogue, lots of snarky bitch biting. Oh boys.

Bonnie has idea, it involves a spell, (big surprise) she says lets use the desiccation spell Abby used on Mikael. The boys head over to the high school,  big fight scene, Damon and Stefan knocked out, Alaric is about to stake Klaus which may or may not kill everyone Elena loves, so she stops him. Somehow Elena has figured out that if she dies then Alaric dies, Esther made him a super Vamp that is not immortal, because he is tied to a mortal.  Perfect excuse for Alaric to turn Elena in the season finale.  This was anvil #1.

Alaric lets Klaus go; Klaus takes Elena to the mansion, instead of taking her with him on the road, he is going to take her blood. In the meantime, Alaric wakes up Damon and Stefan and tells them Klaus took Elena. The head over to the mansion, unfortunately, Klaus has already drained 3 liters of her blood, in the confrontation she hits her head.  

Team TVD uses the desiccation spell on Klaus; the spell disables him, but doesn’t kill him. Very convenient that spell, Alaric is satisfied (for the moment) and no one dies (for the moment). I must Joseph Morgan’s acting, coupled with the slowing heartbeat and the CGI really made this scene work for me, it was so engaging. Not to mention Paul Wesley’s eyes, he looked so conflicted, yet so determined to rid them of this monster.

The boys need to get Elena home before dark, Alaric doesn’t have a day walker ring (yet), and he hasn’t been invited into Elena’s home (yet) so if she is in her house he can’t get her.  Before they leave Elena tells them she knows she needs to make a decision and choose one of them, she knows it isn’t fair.  Wow, it’s only taken her two seasons to realize what a selfish bitch she has been. I guess that is some sort of growth. But as my boyfriend reminds me she is super hot so who cares.

Thinking Elena is safe and sound the boys take off with Klaus’ body, they are going to dump him in the Atlantic so he can’t be revived. Because that worked so well for Connor at the end of season 3 on Angel.

The boy’s road trip, as mentioned above was terrific, short but great. The brother’s decide, that whomever Elena doesn’t choose will leave town. Stefan suggested it first, and it took a few minutes for Damon to agree, but he did.  And here comes another anvil. Damon says something like, it will only last 60 years and then we will be reunited. In other words Elena will only live for 60 more years, and once she is dead we can get back together. (anvil #2) Elena is so getting turned in the finale.

If they turn Elena it will solve a lot of problems, Alaric can never die, and Elena’s choice will be delayed since she will be busy adjusting to her new “life”. Who will turn Elena, Alaric? Katherine?  Remember Katherine can come back now that Klaus is dead. 

When last we saw Alaric he had called a council meeting and outed Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood for having a vampire daughter and a hybrid son, he revealed himself as a vampire. Will the town pick up their pitchforks and torches and go after Caroline and Tyler?

Last scene, Elena passed out on the floor bleeding from the nose. Head injury leads to coma, leads to flashbacks of her parents and Aunt Jenna.

Next week is the season finale, who lives, who dies, who gets turned into a vampire, and of course is Alaric the big bad for S4, or is some new threat coming. How cool would it be if they brought Jenna back and she and Alaric paired up?  Yummy.

And you say?

The Vampire Diaries Bippity Boppity Boo!

10 Feb

Last night on The Vampire Diarieswe all went to a ball. Klaus played fairy godmother to Caroline, he has pretty good taste in dresses.

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Stefan and Damon squared off over protecting Elena, (again), in the end Stefan helped her meet with Ester even though it might have killed her.  As a result they pissed off Damon who had very angry sex with Rebekah, and broke Kol’s neck.

What are they going to do for Prom?

I loved seeing everyone dressed up and I liked the use of a modern song during the waltz scene, even though Elena and Stefan ending up together on the dance floor was predictable.  They barely discussed the serial killer storyline, I think its Alaric suffering some weird side effect of being under Klaus’ control.

All of a sudden Klaus is so in love with Caroline, its seems pretty weird, all of a sudden they want the audience to see his soft non-villian side. Is this so we will care more when he dies? Any who, Caroline is not going for it, she pretty much tells him off.  He sends her a sketch of her and a horse, I know, weird.

Ester convinced Elena to give her a drop of her blood to use in the spell to bind all the original vampires together. If one dies they all die, she admits her children are abominations and should be stopped. I am not buying it, I don’t think she wants to bind them to kill them but to protect them and make them stronger. 

As usual Elena and Stefan had their weekly scene, they love each other, they can’t be together, I won’t give up on you Stefan crap. Yawn!!

Except for the pretty dresses and the fabulous house where they held the ball last night was pretty boring and repetitive. The original’s storyline has been the worst this show has ever done.  Perhaps they will wrap it up by the end of February sweeps, and the rest of the season can focus on Alaric, the serial killer and bringing Tyler back.  A girl can wish.

The Vampire Diaries “The New Deal”

5 Jan

When we last left this generations Scooby Gang, they had tried but failed to kill Klaus. Stefan was on the run and took Klaus’ family (in coffins) with him.  Stefan did this to keep Klaus from killing anyone in Mystic Falls. And as we find out in tonight’s episode this was deeply flawed plan.

The episode opens with Bonnie dreaming about 4 coffins, Klaus is laying in one with the necklace that will not die drapped over his hands. Next we cut to Elena jogging, running hard and fast, working out her issues, she is being chased at first we think she is being paranoid, its just another jogger, but is it?

Based on the conversation between Elena and Bonnie at the Mystic Grill weeks have passed and she has not heard from Stefan. Bonnie has been having the same dream over and over and doesn’t know what it means. Cut to the bar where Damon is getting drunk and Alaric is barely tolerating him. We learn from the bartender that Jeremy was fired a week ago. Good job Alaric aren’t you supposed to be watching over this kid.

Jeremy and Tyler are best buds, getting drunk and shooting (using a crossbow) things in the woods, weren’t these guys at war just a season or two ago over Vicki. You know what they say bros before hos. Tyler thinks he is  Superman and dares Jeremy to shot him, so he does, he catches the arrow.

Elena is pissed at Jeremy, he has been spiraling out of control since Bonnie broke up with him. So he sort of cheated with the ghost of his dead girlfriend, what was the big deal. Klaus shows up with the jogger from the morning. Told ya he wasn’t just some random dude. Klaus is back for his sister, so he threatens everyone, he and Damon square off.  So far not impressed, we are off to a very slow start.  And no Caroline.

Bonnie goes to the house in her dreams, goes to the basement and runs into Stefan. He needs her to  create a spell to keep the family hidden.  Elena just gets more and more annoying every week, she is screechy.  Do you think it is a good idea for a show to turn its lead female character into such an annoying pain in the ass.

Klaus and Damon have a drink, have a chat. Klaus fills Damon in on Stefan’s recent activities. Klaus makes a call, he has compelled Jeremy to stand in the street and get hit by a car. Alaric pushes him out of the way and gets hit instead, he has one of those magical rings so we know he won’t die just get banged up a bit.

Tyler visits Klaus, we find out they are in cahoots, of course Tyler has no choice because Klaus sired him, Tyler is a dead man by the end of the season.  Damon shows up tells up everyone that Klaus wants his coffins back, all they need to do is find them and give them back to Klaus. And since everything always works for this bunch, that should be no problem. 

Tyler pitches a fit, he wants to hit the road, leave town. Becareful what you wish for, by episodes end you are leaving town.  He predicts no one will make it out of this town alive. Really? After three seasons that’s the best we got. Elena confronts Stefan, she tells him he needs to give Klaus his family back. Stefan doesn’t care if Klaus is going to kill Jeremy he isn’t giving them back. Elena slaps him, tells him to go to hell, he’s dead, he’s a vampire, go to hell Really?

This is the point in the episode when I say, there has to be a twist, some payoff because if there isn’t this is one lame filler and bad way to kick off the second half of the season.

Stefan and Damon fight, big deal. Damon finds out Stefan killed Mikal at the homecoming dance to save his life. Again.

Jeremy confronts Tyler, Tyler tells him Klaus isn’t done with him. Does that finally mean Jeremy will get killed off.

Alaric is not recovering, he wakes up but is still in bad shape. Klaus’ henchman shows up, says he can save Alaric but Elena has help get the family back.  Jeremy shots him with a crossbow, grabs a cleaver and chops off the henchman’s head.  Tyler is a badass.

So how does it end…

Alaric goes to the hospital, we meet his new love interest,  we know that won’t end well.

Elena has Damon compel Jeremy again, removing his memories.  Damn she is too much, she hates it when people take her choices away but she does it all the time to Jeremy.  They send him off to Denver and to forget about Mystic Falls.  I predict, Klaus will track him down and bring him back. 

Stefan lets Damon in on his plan, he has hidden the coffins in the house with a cloaking spell. Hide in plain sight, that’s what I always say.

Elena gives Rebekah back to Klaus. In exchange for Jeremy’s life. Klaus says he will control Rebekah and keep her from killing Elena.  They have a face off about Stefan, more threats etc. After all that Klaus sticks the dagger back in her, so no Rebekah for us.

I hope they wrap this up during February sweeps, I really don’t want to deal with this storyline until May.

Damon and Elena kiss.  Let Delena begin.

OT and totally shallow, Nina looked really puffy, her face her tummy was all poochy.  Maybe too much food over the holiday break.

Next Week

more of the same, Stefan threatening Klaus, Damon and Stefan fiighting, Elena whining about not losing anyone else.

God where is Caroline when we need her.

The Vampire Diaires – “Homecoming”

11 Nov

Its mid season finale time on The Vampire Diaries, last year brought us Katerina.  This year it’s “Homecoming”, another Mystic Falls school event another death or two, can’t wait for Prom.

The Salvatore brothers are slowly catching up to the Winchester brothers on Supernatural, the lengths Stefan will go to protect Damon are epic.  How many times has Dean sold his soul or died to protect Sam.

 I can’t believe we have to wait until January 5th  to see what happens next.

I have a question, can someone please tell me how Klaus (Joseph Morgan) didn’t know he was talking to Katherine and not Elena,(Nina Dobrev) can’t vampires sniff out other vampires?

“Homecoming” was probably the strongest episode we have seen so far this season, it built to a final 20 minutes of non-stop twists, and everyone was in on the action.  I thought it was really weird that Alaric (Matt Davis) was missing from a significant mission, how will they explain why he wasn’t there for the Klaus showdown.  

We open with dead Mikal (Sebastian Roche) on the floor, we soon learn this is part of the plan to lure Klaus back to MF so Mikal can kill him.  Apparently Mikal has a magic stake (sounds dirty right) that only he knows about and it is the only thing that can kill Klaus.  Stefan (Paul Wesley) calls Klaus, tells him Mikal is dead, come on back. Klaus says ok, but I want to see the body.

A vampire can’t dagger an original without dying, so Elena has to do the honors, and boy howdy is she getting good at using that dagger. They even get Rebekah (Claire Holt) in on the plan, she verified Mikal is dead when Klaus asks to speak to her. Remember Becky is pissed at Klaus for killing mommy so she is inclined to help the gang. 

Break for teen angst, Elena is whining because she doesn’t have anything to wear to the dance, Bonnie (Kat Graham)  is whining because Jeremy fell in love with the ghost of his dead girlfriend.  When this show does it’s 90210 moments it cracks me up.

Becky, or evil blood slut as Caroline (Candice Accola) (love her) calls her, is going to Homecoming with Matt. Poor Matt (Zach Roerig), you know that has disaster written all over it. Becky is trying on her dress for the dance, and it is not flattering at all. She tells Elena how she never go to go to a Homecoming dance before and blah blah blah. Elena feels bad, she suggests Becky wear her mother’s necklace, (the one that will not die) and then Elena daggers her, she feels bad about it, but she can’t leave anything to chance. And Becky could screw up the plan

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena prep wolfsbane grenades, Stefan comes in to borrow a tie for the dance, Elena says he doesn’t have to go. Stefan responds with the best line of the episode, “I’m compelled to protect you, and if I look at your track record at high school dances, its’ pretty tragic. My luck you’ll go ahead and get yourself murdered by the homecoming queen”  Side note, does anyone remember the Julie Brown song, “everybody run the homecoming queen’s got a gun”

Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline argue, the whole Klaus sire thing is getting out of hand, not surprisingly they break up by the end of the episode. Which completely sucks because they had some of the hottest sex scenes on the show.

The gym is flooded, (guess who did that), the dance is moved to Tyler’s house. Where the heck are the chaperones, don’t all these school dances require chaperones.  Klaus and his band of merry hybrids are there to make sure Mikal is dead, when the death is confirmed Stefan will get back his freedom.

Basically the episode comes down to this, Mikal shows up to kill Klaus, Mikal threatens to Kill Elena, (really Katherine), Klaus says go ahead, so he does.  Then Damon stakes Klaus, Stefan stops him, Klaus kills Mikal.  Now Stefan is free. And everyone watching  just said WTF??!!!!

Damon and Elena have a very touching scene back at the Salvatore mansion, they will survive this, they will have to let Stefan go.  Damon is torn, he wants his bro back, but he also wants Elena.

Katherine calls to say she is on the run, after she hangs up we find out Stefan is in the car with her and a flashback reveals why Stefan stopped Damon. Basically if Klaus died so would Damon, Stefan has sacrificed him self once again for Damon. Now he is on the run with the caskets full of Klaus’ dead family.

Questions for January:

how many people will Klaus kill in revenge, Jeremy, Tyler, Bonnie and Matt are all ripe for the picking,  don’t even think about touching my Alaric

will Aunt Jenna finally return

will Stefan undagger all of Klaus’ family and build his own family to take on Klaus

will Tyler and Caroline get back together

how many shots of Stefan spying on Elena and Damon watching them get closer and closer will we get

I predict Damon/Elena sex for Feb sweeps, Stefan back by the end of the season and next year is about the reverse love triangle. Maybe we can finally get Stefan and Caroline together.

Here is The CW‘s January sneak peak

The Vampire Diaries – Ghost World Review

28 Oct

I should have known I would jinx myself, in my Thursday what to watch post I talked about how the Vampire Diaries delivers and that’s why it is my favorite. Well, it didn’t deliver tonight, this was pretty lame. 

Let me see if I understand this correctly, vampires, who are already dead can come back as ghosts when they are killed? Huh?

Moving on

At the end of last week’s episode we saw Mikal take a bite out of Katherine, and ghost Mason attack Damon.  This week’s episode didn’t even hint at Katherine’s fate. WTH.

But we did get plenty of vampire ghosts, some friendly like Casper, some not so much.

After Mason got done kicking Damon’s ass, he revealed his real reason for coming back was to help Tyler. He told Damon and Alaric he knew about a weapon to kill Klaus. 

Best parts of the episode were the Damon and Alaric scenes, I love Alaric for not forgiving Damon so easily, and Damon wants to be forgiven. I haven’t enjoyed a bro-mance this much since Clark and Lex on Smallville.

Once again the Lockwood’s have another buried secret on the property. Good thing they have a lot of land, the writers can keep finding stuff out there for seasons to come.  Mason and Damon head out on their adventure thru the tunnels to find the “weapon” that will kill Klaus.

Meanwhile Elena, still not willing to give up on Stefan, asks Jeremy to use his new-found gift as a medium to contact the ghost of Lexi to come and set Stefan straight.  Jeremy is too busy sucking face with Anna, I don’t care what Bonnie says he is not cheating, and she needs to get over it.

Lexi shows up, she and Elena chain Stefan to a chair and the intervention begins.

Bonnie and Caroline work together to get rid of the ghosts, Bonnie’s grandmother is summoned and tells Bonnie how to get rid of the ghosts. They have to destroy Elena’s necklace.  Off they go to the Salvatore mansion to retrieve the item, but it is gone. (big surprise).  Anna took it, (bigger surprise) she doesnt’ want to go back, she wants to be with Jeremy. 

Then come the bad vamps seeking revenge on the founders, and lucky for them we are having one of those founders celebrations. This one is about lighting lanterns, to symbolize when the town was safe again after the founders killed the vamps.  This history lesson comes courtesy of the head of the history department and Alaric’s boss.  Did I mention he is a member of one of the founding families.  All the warning signs are there, this guy is like the red shirt guy in the original Star Trek. Whenever they beamed down for a mission if a red shirt guy was on the team, he was dead before they got back. So you knew this guy was a goner.

The bad vamps start killing and everyone including Anna realizes it must end, she turns over the necklace.  Bonnie and Grams do a little spell, destroy the necklace and all the ghosts go poof. But not before a sad music montage, of everyone leaving. Very emo.

Lucky for Mrs Lockwood they go poof before they kill her, not so lucky for Damon, Mason goes poof before he can show what he found in the cave. Damon must go to Alaric for help, he agrees, and off they go to the cave. Alaric discovers cave paintings, next episode we get out our decoder rings and figure out what it all means.

Lexi is not successful, before she goes she tells Elena how to finish the job and poof she is gone. Elena, kind of grows a pair and tells Stefan if he wants help she will help him, but if he doesn’t change he will lose her forever.  Blah Blah.

There are only 2 more episodes before the show goes on hiatus until January. Here is a sneak peak for next week’s episode “Ordinary People” (makes me think of the Timothy Hutton movie).  Looks like we all need some post it notes.

The Vampire Diaries – Smells Like Teen Spirit

20 Oct

Love the whole Alaric training Elena to be a slayer. Loved Damon training her more, they have such fantastic chemistry together. I am totally on team Damon. Nice shout-out to Buffy, way to respect the show that made this all possible.

This whole Stefan has flipped the switch on his humanity is vaguely familiar, oh yeah Angel did that in Season 2 of Buffy. Difference is Stefan is protecting Elena for Klaus not trying to kill her. But the heartbreak and mental anguish are still the same. Do you think Elena will have to take him down and send him to hell like Buffy had to do with Angel.  Like David Boreanaz before him Paul Wesley is far more interesting when he is a bad ass.

Love Caroline, she is a vampire second, a high school student amped about her senior year first. They have stayed true to the character, its like making her a vampire was giving her highlights.  Love how she and Bonnie just put things in perspective, so what if my boyfriend can see the ghosts of his dead x-girlfriends or mine was turned into a WereVamp hybrid. Lets move on, new day.

Rebekah, “Barbie Klaus”, (love the Damon snark) moves in with the Salvatore brothers, that is not going to end well.  Matt bringing Vicki back,  also not going to end well. Vicki made a deal, she has to kill Elena.  Oh show I love you.  Good thing she has a super strong, bodyguard to save her from the burning truck.

Loved the Stefan, Elena, Alaric scene in the hall. Well, I love any scene with Alaric.

Barbie Klaus, is going to high school so she can keep an eye on Tyler. Total Barbie smack down between Caroline and Rebekah. Awesome!!!

Anna said it, “you can’t upset the balance of nature without a price”, well duh, even if you never saw Buffy, Angle or Charmed, we have learned that over and over in the last two seasons of TVD. Isn’t Anna the product of upsetting the balance, she wouldn’t be here if Bonnie didn’t bring Jeremy back to life.

Ha, Elena the human blood bag!!

More ghosts, nice, even better they brought back hot Mason. Could Aunt Jenna be a November sweeps event, lets hope so. As hacky and tacky as it sounds I could totally get into a little Jenna/Alaric Ghost action. Ditto! Get out your pottery wheels.

Sebastian Roche, love him in everything he does, from Jerry Jax on General Hospital to Balthazar on Supernatural, love TVD’s take on the vampire hunter.

Can we have at least one happy couple on this show. They just got Tyler and Caroline together, and now everyone is messing with them. Tyler is a little to happy to be a hybrid. Not going to end well. I love that Caroline is mentoring Tyler, like Stefan mentored her.  The scenes between Stefan and Caroline at the beginning of last season were some of the best.

Oh show, Damon giving Elena first aid. Tyler and Caroline post sex glow.

Bad show, Tyler feeding.

As usual last couple of minutes Mikal “I don’t feed on living things” Katherine “then what do you eat”.  Ha!!

I want my Alaric/Damon bromance back.

Nice Elena staked Stefan, hasn’t every girl wanted to do that to every boyfriend who turned into a d-bag.

And next week…

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