— Joshua Butler (@TheJoshuaButler) September 17, 2013
Things sure do happen quickly on The Vampire Diaries. This episode had a lot going on, both emotionally and in terms of the plot. Need a quick refresher before tomorrow night? Check out some episode recaps and twitter reactions below.
More of that, please! In a romp of an episode, the idea of ‘finding yourself’ at college is made fun as the gang unselfconsciously figures out how to be in a new era with unfamiliar surroundings and no de facto leader Stefan to guide them. What would a hero do, what would the reformed serial killer do? What’s the human thing to do and what kind of choices will make people treat you like you’re the frickin’ moonstone? With another great episode full of peppy dialogue, snark aplenty, and some unexpected heroics, season five is shaping up to be the fun year for us that Caroline wants so much at Whitmore.
Vampire Diaries In Review: True Lies (EP502) – WWSD?
By Crissy Calhoun, Vampire-Diaries.Net
“True Lies” was one of the best episodes of this show in recent memory. In addition to the usual amounts of suspense and excitement, wasn’t it also very hilarious? Like way more noticeably funny than usual? Maybe that’s just a sign that things are still lighthearted and aren’t yet as nightmarish as they probably will become later, but what an enjoyable hour of television. Let’s talk about it!
The Vampire Diaries “True Lies” Review: The Stench of Wizardry (PHOTO RECAP)
By Price Peterson, TV.com
Because The Vampire Diaries churns through so much plot, it inevitably has to spend a lot of time getting from point A to point B. This creates a situation where certain episodes are all about moving pieces and shifting alliances so the writers can arrange the pieces for the next big jaw-dropping shock.
By Carrie Raisler, The A.V. Club
— Emily De La Loza (@emdelaloza) October 9, 2013
Previously on The Originals, the ladies served notice to New Orleans that they are every bit as big and bad as their male counterparts. Rebekah blew into town in a blaze of corpses and Hayley was completely done with being a passive observer in her own life. We learned a great deal more about Marcel’s background and his twisted history with the Original family, and we got our socks blown off by the young lady in the attic. All in all, it was a busy episode! Need a recap? Read on!
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Now that’s more like it. After last week’s exposition-heavy series premiere, House of the Rising Son struck a deft balance between insightful character moments, connecting the relationship dots, and kicking plot into overdrive. While Always and Forever hinted at the potential of The Originals, Tuesday night’s episode delivered on it. Rebekah’s arrival in New Orleans heralded more Mikaelson family drama and brought another player to the game currently twisting through the streets of the French Quarter. This show is officially on the road, folks. Get excited.
The Originals In Review: House of the Rising Son (EP102) – Time to Fight
By Heather Vee, Vampire-Diaries.Net
A great TV show demands a strong ensemble, and a strong ensemble should function like the candy aisle at a gas station. In a word: OPTIONS.
The Originals “House of the Rising Son” Review: Sister Act Too
By Price Peterson, TV.com
The overriding question facing The Originals remains “Who is the main character of this show?”
By Rowan Kaiser, The A.V. Club
Previously on The Vampire Diaries there were an awful lot of heartfelt hugs going on. Honestly, we’re all still very emotional, so let’s just move on to the recaps because we’re just not done sobbing our eyes out over several scenes.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, extreme measures were taken to try and restore Elena’s humanity, Caroline was NOT having a good night and honestly we’re starting to get pretty worried about this Silas guy. Only two more episodes in Season 4, so savor every moment of last week’s episode before strapping in for The Walking Dead (EP422) tomorrow night.
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Vampire Diaries Originals, this episode is going to turn into a real show, you guys! That means that next year we’re going to have two whole hours of vampire-related drama every week, not to mention a whole lot of MARCEL. (Not going to lie, we kind of really love Marcel.) We’ve got a new episode of The Vampire Diaries heading our way tomorrow night, but if you’re already feeling homesick for New Orleans then these are the recaps for you.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries we were provided with yet another example of why you should never go to a formal in Mystic Falls. Sure, everyone looks wonderful but the likelihood of a near death (or actual death) experience is awfully high. Relive the gowns and glory with some recaps before heading off to New Orleans tomorrow night!
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, Damon, Elena and Rebekah were in a New York state of mind. Bonnie, on the other hand, was in some other state of mind, and that didn’t really work out very well for anyone. Before you buckle up for tomorrow night’s episode, catch up on Because The Night (EP417) with some recaps.
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.
Uncomfortable conversations! No running in the halls! More uncomfortable conversations! Pizza! After School Special had a lot going on last week, so if you’d like to brush up before tomorrow night’s episode, this is the post for you.
Crissy Calhoun’s review is still forthcoming, but don’t panic! We have a whole crowd of great recaps and reviews for your perusing pleasure. Enjoy!
The long winter hiatus is finally over, and The Vampire Diaries will be back tomorrow night with After School Special (EP410). Brush up on the particulars of the last episode – O Come All Ye Faithful (EP409) – with this handy selection of recaps so you’ve got it all straight in your head before the TVD train gets rolling again!