And so it ends. This show has always been about choice, and this finale brought that theme back to the forefront. Just like its characters, The Vampire Diaries is brave enough to make controversial choices and stick to them, despite knowing that some of the viewers at home will be screaming, no no no no no — did I mention no? The Departed didn’t have that surprise-around-every-corner frenzy of past finales, but it was damn fine television — a finale that brought us back to the core of our main character and showed us the two days in which her entire life changed.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, Klaus showed off his Original Dodgeball skills, the Board of Education would like a word with Mr. Saltzman about appropriate classroom behavior and everybody failed first aid. The Departed (EP322) airs tomorrow night, so this is your last chance to get caught up before the curtain comes down on season 3.
The end of Season 3 is nearly upon us! And this penultimate episode kept up last season’s tradition of giving us a heart-stopper before the finale.
I was feeling a wee bit disgruntled after Do Not Go Gentle, so thank the TVD gods for Before Sunset. Right from the Civil War imagery in the opening sequence through the rest of the masterful cold open, it was crystal clear that we were in for some top-notch Vampire Diaries. SPOILERS! CONTINUE READING “STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.”
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: the decade dance was in full swing and the entire state of Virginia was sold out of table salt. There were dastardly schemes coming to fruition, an awful lot of relationship drama and (bonus!) there were waistcoats everywhere. All in all, there was a lot going on in Do Not Go Gentle (EP320), and some of it was frankly confusing, so there’s no better way to get ready for Before Sunset (EP321) than with a recap roundup to help you get it all straight in your mind.
Oh decade dances — this was the one to end them all. Trickling stars, hideous chandeliers, wonderful 1920s costumes, bromances new and old . . . it should have been a magical night, but “dangerous dance karma” meant there was an unstoppable ghost witch on a mission to ruin everything.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, things were heating up in Denver between Damon and Elena, while Stefan tried to unleash Alaric’s inner madman back in Mystic Falls. Jeremy learned (again!) that having friends can be a dangerous business and Rebekah’s life got a whole lot more complicated.
All in all there was a lot going on in this episode, so here’s a whole crowd of recaps with which you can refresh your memory before Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) airs tomorrow night.
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Now that was some enjoyable television. As the first episode of the final four, Heart of Darkness sets us up for the final stretch of season 3, pulling the various plots and characters together and pushing forward to what promises to be another epic finale.
Don’t Back Down Now: What I loved most about this episode — besides, you know, the wall action — was how beautifully the two main storylines resonated with each other: SPOILERS! CONTINUE READING “GIVE IN TO IT.”
After a few episodes that felt off, The Murder of One shines as an example of all that makes The Vampire Diaries the show we love so very much — high stakes, excellent twists, complicated conversations, siblings bickering, a little shirtless torture, and a reminder that good whittling is hard to find. Welcome back, TVD.
The Salvatore brothers have been called self-destructive many a time, but in this episode, the poor guys have no idea that their diabolical master plan is incredibly self-destructive. SPOILERS! CONTINUE READING “THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION.”
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, Alaric was making faces in the mirror, nothing was easy for the Bennetts and it was party time at the Salvatore Boarding House. Sneaky, sexy, scary and sad, this episode hit a lot of different notes in a short amount of time. The Murder Of One (EP318) is coming up tomorrow, so it’s time to brush up on Break On Through (EP317) while you still can.
Everyone has a dark side — and in Mystic Falls, the dark sides are really dark. After the big reveal of the council member murderer last episode, Break On Through explores the options available to a secret psycho. So put away your knitting needles, and break off the neck of a bottle of wine . . .