Despite things taking a downturn for the brothers Salvatore (double fail, boys), Because the Night was wildly entertaining, and perhaps my favorite Lexi flashback ever? Quippy lines, twists aplenty, and fabulous hair — with a kickass soundtrack to boot. Bring on the night…
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, BE AGGRESSIVE. B-E AGGRESSIVE. B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E Aggressive!
You know what? We think Elena got the memo. In last week’s episode, she was B-Eing aggressive all over that cheer competition, to say nothing of how she behaved towards her friends. We’re not sure what to make of Elena’s new attitude yet, but one thing we do know: she sure as heck isn’t waiting around while people catch up. For anyone needing help with that, here are your Bring It On (EP416) recaps.
After the sob-fest of Stand By Me, the writers gave the characters — and us poor heartbroken fans — a break this week and had Elena and company try to have a little fun for once.
When we first met Elena Gilbert, she was grieving, but she was determined to go on living in the face of tragedy, in the face of loss. In Down the Rabbit Hole and Stand by Me, Elena Gilbert is once again tested: her faith that everything will somehow work out for the best is stretched thin to a breaking point, when the search for the cure ends in disappointment and the risks wagered result in incalculable loss.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries…*sniffle*. You guys, Stand By Me (EP415) might as well be called “Cry All Night” because that’s pretty much what everyone did. Nobody around here likes a hiatus, but at least we all had time to see our therapists, right? Ugh, this show.
Hopefully everyone’s talked out their emotions, because we’ve got a new episode rolling in tomorrow night (Bring It On EP216). If you need to catch up or just want to relive all those feelings, now’s your chance!
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, the fandom did a lot of yelling at the TV. There aren’t too many things we can say about last week’s episode that won’t spoil it for those folks who haven’t seen it yet, but things went seriously sideways for our heroes. Hopefully these recaps will help you sort out all your feelings.
Crissy Calhoun will be doubling up her Down the Rabbit Hole and Stand By Me reviews, so check back next week for her mega-review.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, they went camping. They actually went camping. On the long list of life lessons these people have learned since the Salvatores came to Mystic Falls, isn’t “NEVER GO INTO THE WOODS.” near the top? Honestly, if Silas really can raise the dead, there’s going to be a whole crowd from the first three seasons who want a word with our heroes about why outdoorsy activities are the worst.
As much as it’s always fun to leave Mystic Falls and take the TVD action out of town, if there was one skippable episode this season so far, Into the Wild was it for me. Still waiting for Silas to be magicked out of his tomb…but there still was lots to entertain and debate.
You won’t get any dancing in Mystic Falls. It’s illegal! Okay, fine, no more dances in Mystic Falls, at least under the new reign of Mayor Rudy. A great ’80s-themed episode, A View to a Kill played to all the strengths of this series: it was fun and funny, scary and violent (I was legitimately concerned about Jer’s arms), full of excellent reusable turns of phrases (e.g., revenge sex handbook, villain bonding time, dysfunctional bickering lunatics…), and yet able to pull a punch emotionally.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, several characters were having a very rough night. This episode had a lot going on in every direction, with a big dose of violence thrown in for good measure. Catch up on the details with these handy recaps before tuning in to A View To A Kill (EP412) tomorrow night.