Every season need a couple of transitional episodes to rearrange to chess pieces and set things in motion. This was one such episode of The Vampire Diaries. It wasn’t a bad hour – far from it – but it also wasn’t terribly exciting.
I’m quite unsure how I feel about the whole “cure” reveal. Honestly I kind of wish they didn’t go there because it sort of dilutes the extremely brave decision to turn Elena into a vampire. Hopefully it’s just a red herring and the writers just want to dangle that hope in front of our heroine. It just sort of feels like a huge mythology retcon to me. However, I have faith in the show’s incredible writers so I’m willing to to give the arc a chance.
The season’s highlight continues to be Elena’s transformation and this hour was no different. I loved the focus on her trying to feed under Damon’s tutelage while trying to maintain her identity. The fact that she ultimately chose to feed on a sleazy guy who was trying to roofie a girl spoke volumes for what kind of person Elena is.
Bonnie however continues to be a stick-in-the-mud and I really hope she gets something juicy to chew on soon. Perhaps turn her into the season’s big bad? I really thought that’s where we were headed to with her recent dark magic immersion.
Bits & Bites
– Hunter defense class with Stefan, Elena and the arrow was fun.
– Loved Damon rolling his eyes when Elena found the teacher hot. I have a feeling that was an unscripted touch by Ian.
– Stefan moderating Klaus and Rebekah’s dinner was hilarious.
– Elena dancing all bloody with “Feel So Close” playing was pretty darn cool. Nina Dobrev look bloody gorgeous (pardon the pun).
– Seriously, the vamp didn’t realize Connor bit off his piercing?
– Excellent speech by Stefan over wanting to die human with Elena. Paul Wesley really surprises me sometimes.
– Why couldn’t Rebekah stab Klaus instead of the other way around? I much prefer watching Claire Holt on my screen.
– So Connor is working with Professor Witch? I should care more…
Damon: She needs to learn snatch-eat-erase now more than ever.
Bonnie: You went to college?
Damon: Always had a thing for sorority girls.
Bonnie: You’re disgusting.
Damon: I know.
Damon: Everybody is someone’s uncle or father or camp counselor or bible study teacher. Elena, you don’t know these people.
Bonnie: What’s going on?
Damon: Nothing. Elena is educating me on the importance of feelings.
Damon: So what should we go as? Victims or killers?
Klaus: You can’t be trusted little sister. You’d be blabbing this secret to the first little boy who calls you pretty.
Not the most thrilling hour, but an intriguing transitional episode nonetheless.