And so it ends. Season five came to a close on Thursday night with a heart-breaking implosion (and an impressive explosion) that left our characters unmoored — loved ones lost, and returned. Home is where the heart is, as the saying goes, and in this finale, the Mystic Falls gang proved willing to go to the ends of the earth to be together and to protect their loved ones even when that meant risking their own existence.
Everyone okay out there? TVD did what TVD does best on Thursday night, and that’s to leave us tweeting in all-caps or stunned into silence. Did that really happen?
After an episode that was not my favorite, Promised Land was like a Vampire Diaries master class. The dialogue crackled, it looked insanely beautiful, it was gory and gruesome (please no one ever drain my magic blood for four days straight), and there were these wonderful character moments. SPOILERS! CONTINUE READING “ONE MOVE LEFT.”
When you’re on the run from an evil magic nomadic people and you could hide anywhere in the world, where do you go? Isolated cabin in the woods. It’s picturesque, it’s perfect for boozing it up, and it’s chock-full of opportunity for a vengeful ghost to get all revenge-y. Let’s talk about What Lies Beneath!
As we find ourselves upon the final episodes of season 5, Man on Fire relegated the supernatural-wacky-doodle stuff to the subplot, to instead focus on Damon’s only friend hell-bent on revenge. It’s been a season of characters being forgotten, left behind, abandoned, and Enzo locked in a cage for 70 years might get top prize for most hard done by.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this show over the past five seasons, it’s to never trust a prophecy. Resident Evil marks the directorial debut of Paul Wesley, and the guy got stuck with not only presenting us the usual complicated TVD reality, but the Other Side in flux and a fantasy-life world that never was. And luckily for us, he knows exactly what he’s doing.
An episode that will always be known in my heart as the Junkyard One, Rescue Me featured breakups and blonde would-be assassins, tests of character and trust games. And a new crime-fighting trio…
For an episode where Elena had a heck of a lot of catching up to do — made much trickier thanks to Katherine’s parting gift of a werewolf-venom-infused ripper virus — While You Were Sleeping seemed more about providing a bridge from the Katherine arc to the final batch of episodes of the season.
With the necessary mourning period come to an end, it’s time to talk about just what made Gone Girl such a season stand-out episode — despite the fact that that ending means a certain spark has been extinguished from the TVDverse, perhaps forever.
Nothing like being forced to spend time in an enclosed space with someone to lead to canoodling! Whether orchestrated or enforced, No Exit saw the TVD gang in some delightfully tricky situations. And as with most trouble in the lives of the Salvatore brothers for the past 150 odd years, all roads led back to Katherine Pierce.
Just because most of the characters have graduated from high school, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good old-fashioned TVD dance, and Total Eclipse of the Heart gives us the Whitmore College Bitter Ball, where lonely singles find new love, rediscover old love…or just shred some memories, as a declaration that they are never, ever (ever) getting back together.