Where do I begin?
Maybe I should begin with explaining that yes, I watch this show, and yes, I love it. A couple of months ago, when my friend Becca found out that I watch it she replied, “well, you were unemployed and sick last year, so I guess things can happen that you wouldn’t expect.” I suppose that is the most logical explanation to someone who has never seen this show, and I think most people I know will be perfectly willing to leave it there, pity me behind my back, and just ignore this post entirely.
This show is awesome. But, if you have read this far, you already know that.
In short, uncle/daddy John Gilbert survived being stabbed, but Stefan threatened to turn him into a vampire if he didn’t leave town. Jeremy survived his suicide attempt, because he didn’t take enough pills to kill himself and Anna’s blood actually healed him, but now Elena decides he needs babysitters to keep him from trying to off himself again. Tyler’s uncle shows up for mean-Mr.-Mayor’s funeral and to help Tyler understand the family “curse.” Caroline isn’t recovering from her massive car accident fast enough, so hypocritical Bonnie has Damon give Caroline his blood and it’s really cute how happy Caroline and Matt are when she is all awake and alive. Stefan figures out that Katherine is impersonating Elena, they fight, they flirt, they talk, and she reveals that she is back for him. Damon and Katherine hook-up but he stops it to ask her a question and before he asks it, she tells him that she never loved him and she always loved Stefan. Damon drunkenly confronts Elena about “their thing between them” and she rejects him too, so he breaks Jeremy’s neck, but luckily Jeremy was wearing the super-special Gilbert anti-mystical-death ring, so he isn’t all dead. Poor Caroline though, is going to be a vampire, since Katherine smothered her to death with a pillow while she was still full of Damon blood.
Since way-to-good-for-him vampire Anna is no longer with us, Jeremy is better off to still be human, but now he needs a new storyline. Revenge upon Damon for killing him? Hunting down his uncle for murdering his girlfriend? Whatever Jeremy does, I hope he gets to hit/stab/kill something, just like the rest of the male cast.
Bonnie needs to get on down from her high horse. Sorry that her Grandmother died, it was very sad, but you cannot decide one minute that you need Damon to save someone’s life and then give him a magic migraine because you know just how evil he is. As far as a moral compass, Bonnie kind of sucks: she is just too wishy-washy. Now she has no credibility whatsoever, because it is her fault that the only of the two semi-normal characters is now way not normal! Poor Caroline, and poor Matt, everything just goes wrong for them, and their darling relationship is the only thing that isn’t depressing for them, and now she can’t go out in the sun. Low blow show, low blow.
Can Caroline join the “Let’s Stop Katherine” group? Damon will need some help whenever his drunken despondence after having his heart ripped out by Katherine and then stomped on by Elena turns into hell-bent revenge. Seriously, boy took quite a beating this episode, it was brutal. My question is, ultimately whom is he going to blame, Katherine or Stefan? I hope both! Wait, that makes it sounds like I don’t like Stefan, and I do. I just like Stefan and Damon’s combative/competitive relationship, so Stefan’s need to be untied with his brother in the face of danger to Elena is noble but not totally to my taste. But Elena hates Damon now, so that sets us up for lots of tangled loyalties and shifting alliances.
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