'The Vampire Diaries' 411 Review "Catch Me if You Can"
I’m going to jump right in by saying I wasn’t thrilled with this episode.
There’s a good reason for it as well as it was chock full of fake drama. We ALL know that they don’t have the stones to actually kill Damon or Jeremy for that matter. So to see the back and forth has zero entertainment value. Also Elena was back to being a lamepire this week where all she does is stand around and complain or shout Damon’s name.
Kol was also back again this week to gleefully sign his own death warrant. He’s the only one against finding the cure, which I’m sure we’re all going to realize when it’s too late that he was right about Silas. He’s also compelled Damon to kill Jeremy so thanks for the hour of fake drama Kol. This means that Elena, who’s sire-bonded to him remember, can’t see him until the compulsion is broken. So Elena hatches the brilliant idea to have Jeremy kill him at the end of the episode, thus erasing a whole line of vampires which may complete his mark. Okay Elena, how is it that none of Kol’s makes count as innocent people which you claimed the newly made vamps from Klaus were? Oh right it’s because of the fact that this time they stand between you and Damon. If she goes to him she’s probably going to be responsible for her brother dying. Or not because they won’t kill him so again who cares?
Elena already did try to see him at the end of the episode which brought her to the highlight of the week, Stefan. When she asked him why he’s hanging out with Rebekah considering she tried to kill her, he responded with what everyone was thinking: that Damon’s tried to kill Jeremy twice now and she’s still with him so no one is perfect. She can’t bat her lashes at him and make him do things for her anymore so instead she comes up with (bratty) genocidal plans like the one above. Asshole!Stefan is my favorite Stefan and I love him with Rebekah. Their little bonding session in Shane’s office was the best part of the episode. Sure they don’t trust each other at all, but that’s what makes it all the better because then there’s real tension there without having to resort to threatening to kill characters that no one should think will actually die off anyway. They also enjoyed some of that good old crazy vampire sex at the end of the episode--no feelings, no commitments. Please, oh please can we get Claire Holt signed on for The Originals spinoff like yesterday?
If you’ve been living under a rock this week, they confirmed Daniel Gillies will be in the spinoff which is just what it needs to continue to gain fan support. Honestly, the only people I see raging against it are the Karoline shippers and they can just go to the corner. We had about two minutes of Klaus this week and I’m dying to see a full 45 minute episode of just Original vamp goodness with nary a love triangle in sight.
Considering I started last week’s review with an open letter to Bonnie, I can’t leave her out this week. She went full-on dark witch for a little bit there when Shane’s little secret about him being behind the twelve council members dying came out. Don’t keep secrets from a witch everyone! At least she doesn’t trust Shane anymore, not fully... except now her father is convinced the only way she won’t be a time bomb is if he helps her. So we know her time with Shane isn’t over with just yet, and I’m convinced he doesn’t have her best interests at heart, but we already knew the writers didn’t.
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