After a season-long build-up to breaking the curse, it was a little surreal to actually see the curse broken. An episode that very much felt like the culmination of a season’s worth of mythology, backstory, characters’ choices and growth, The Sun Also Rises managed to pack in some serious action and slaying as well as poignant moments that won’t be soon forgotten. I know that I’m not the only one who’s been listening to “Skinny Love” on repeat since Thursday. As the sun rises on the day after the sacrifice, we’re left with a lot to grieve.
Above the desk where I’m writing this (my bride-to-be bestie has kindly loaned me use of her office) is one of those posters: Keep Calm and Carry On. (Yes, I’m in England.) And after The Last Day I imagine something along those lines is what’s repeating in Elena’s head as she is faced with an impending sacrifice and all sorts of complications — those twists and turns the evil, evil Vampire Diaries loves to throw our way so we scream and cry at our television.
Amazing. Klaus pulled the rug out from under us and instead of feeling cheated by the massive mythology fakeout, I’m giddy with excitement at the revelations. Vee has done an excellent run-down of the mythology and its implications — and to say there is a lively discussion in the comments on that post would be as understated as saying I kind of have a crush on Elijah. Be sure to read it and chime in with your thoughts.
That was one well-decorated high school gymnasium. Mystic Falls loves to go all out for its many events but the only one from our gang who truly got into the spirit was Damon, dancing up a storm in his leather pants while the rest were as grim as if they headed to their own funeral — and with good reason.
It’s back! And The Vampire Diaries is just as hellbent as ever on freaking us out with heartbreak, supernatural twists, and double crosses galore. It’s the beginning of the end of season 2, my friends.
To hold us over during the March hiatus, The House Guest gave us all kinds of goodness — doppelganger hijinks, new magic tricks, proclamations of love, a few final farewells and a hearty welcome home to one of my favorite troublemakers, and fire. Lots and lots of fire.
Did you see that coming? I did not see that coming. The Dinner Party left me happily stunned and shocked. With the werewolf chapter over, it’s time for Damon to plot a murder. And if you, like me, were so charmed by Elijah that you forgot why on earth he would even consider killing such a charming, well-mannered, dashing, badass, smoking-hot Original — it’s because of his whole “lure Klaus to town and sacrifice Elena” plan. So I guess I see the point in taking him out.
Mystic Falls is vampire territory again! The episode began with a werewolf-corpse cleanup, and by the end of the hour, Team Werewolf was down to two and headed out of town. Which means more tea parties with Elijah, Damon, and Alaric, right?
If you asked a random person on the street, or a random TVD fan for that matter, to describe The Vampire Diaries, you’re not likely to hear anything along the lines of: “It’s a show that allows us to explore questions of morality, the meaning of trust, family and friendship, loyalty and duty, through the characters’ search for identity.” But Daddy Issues gives us all that, and a bubble bath, if you feel like diving in.
Our show is back! The Vampire Diaries returns with a particularly high body count and brings us closer to Damon than we’ve ever been before — not only into his much-ballyhooed bedroom, but also as witnesses to his greatest act of kindness, the revelation of his deepest secret, and his answer to his existential crisis.