The Vampire Diaries 4×19 – Pictures Of You

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Disappointing to say the least.

It had been a pretty awful season of The Vampire Diaries, and then Jeremy died and the show momentarily became great again with humanity-free Elena at its forefront. But now we’re back from the hiatus and TVD is getting tedious again. What the hell is up with this year and why am I getting so sick of these characters?

I hate to harp on a show that was at one point one of the most thrilling and twisty rides on TV, but it’s gotten increasingly harder to defend it this year. The show has deteriorated into a convoluted mess of soapy plot turns and repetitive character arcs. How many times are Damon and Stefan going to discuss Elena’s future? How many more Klaus-Caroline scenes are we going to have to sit through? How can Bonnie still be so dense?

I want to love Silas as a villain but I feel like I saw it all before on Buffy’s final season.  I did enjoy his stealing the cure disguised as Rebekah though, and the final semi-glance at his disfigured face. Let’s hope he’s insanely creepy to make up for his recent lame machinations.

Thankfully, we’re almost done with Klaus as he’s about to head off to his own spin-off (after Katherine’s convenient letter). Good riddance. The show really needs to re-prioritize and off some characters.

Bits & Bites

– Bonnie dancing with ghost Jeremy was somewhat touching but I would have preferred if they made us miss Steven McQueen before bringing him back so soon.

– Couldn’t they have kept April dead? Please?

– I enjoyed Bonnie ruthlessly cracking Elena’s bones and bringing her to her knees. If only she was the show’s full-on villain this year (I swear that’s the last time I’ll say that).

– Tyler returned. I know I should care but I really, really don’t.

Must Download Tune
Whispers by Dave Baxter

Conclusion
A boring and unexciting hour of The Vampire Diaries.

Nad Rating
D+

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