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Posted by | April 17, 2014, 16:41 (MST) | 497 Comments
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There’s not much that separates The Vampire Diaries from survival horror classic Resident Evil these days. Mad scientists? Check. The undead roaming old-fashioned mansions? For sure. Hounds from hell stalking the halls for flesh? We’ve got whole packs. The Vampire Diaries does, however, have a damn fine cast of undead hotties. No body parts falling off at awkward moments for these guys. Our undead also have the brains, talent and skill to direct an episode: it’s Paul Wesley’s directorial debut, so tune in and enjoy.

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  • shoe20

    Face it Karen the episode before this one is the second lowest in TVD history and it was DE centric. The change started after 406 of last year. Easy to see, just look at TVD series site for S4…viewer numbers for each episode are at the bottom. (referenced too, I might add.) I attribute most of the decline to what we discussed earlier….No guiding theme for the year, just a bunch of short arcs that don’t fit together well. They have destroyed both Elena and Damon’s character….Elena lost her way and became totally unlikeable…Damon lost his balls. lol

  • napoli

    Don’t get me wrong shoe20, of course I don’t believe that Stefan killing Kat was done out of anger or resentment toward Kat. Rather as you said Stefan did it to save Elena and Kat was already dead-ish. But yet it still was a fitting ending to Kat’s abuse of Stefan. Right until the end Kat was still trying to coerce Stefan into a relationship against his will by pretending to be Elena. Originally Kat compelled Stefan into staying with her and after all these years she’s still doing her same old tricks and taking his free will away.

    Its eerily reminiscent of how Damon stalked Elena as the crow and prior to Elena being on vervain Damon forced dreams of her kissing Damon onto Elena. Then the sire bond…its too much of a coincidence and knowing how much the writers love parallel SLs not to have Elena be the one to finally do Damon in.

    Even though Damon was upset with Elena by being put in the friend zone we all know the triangle isn’t over and that Damon is still very much in love with her. Given the chance to have her even if it is against her will (similar to sire bond) Damon would readily jump at the chance to be with Elena. Eventually Elena will realise that Damon’s biggest fault is his lack of respect of her free will and at some point she will put a permanent end to it (to him).

  • shoe20

    I’m with ya, girl From your lips (or i should say fingers) to the writer’s ears. lol

  • dman_24

    I have no further discussions on Lynne. I’ve moved on.

    No, it’s not okay for you to say he looks like a terrorist. It’s wrong and it’s uncalled for. And things like that shouldn’t be tolerated on the site. It’s not funny! And I’m not the type of person that associates myself with people that considers things like that funny. That’s just the way I am. Some things are wrong, and some things are right in my book. And things like that are wrong.

    Also, if you can make a statement like that, what’s to prevent someone else from making another statement about another character (which is in fact the actor or actress playing the character) that might be offensive to someone else — or you — on the site. It’s a dangerous territory we shouldn’t venture into. It can become a toxic environment that is hard to live in. It’s just not worth it. Just keep the criticisms to the characters and the show. Leave the actors and actresses out of it. Unless you have sometime positive to say. Anything else is not a good idea.

  • Lynell

    Hi Shoe. I am not Karen. I apologize if someone else here is named Lynell. If so, I will add some numbers to my name or something in the future. You are exactly right – that episode was supposed to be DE centric and instead they portrayed them as strangers without a history and without a love relationship basically which made no sense. So DE lovers are rejecting it and SE lovers are also feeling bereft as nothing makes sense for Stefan – he is a man without a county…or love interest even. It’s like they don’t know what to do with him so they keep creating little offshoots of him via doppelgangers, etc. They are not servicing anybody’s favorite couple, including the brother bond so many thought was the real meat of the show. Even if they resurrect this in some way shape or form, It is over for the most part. This is a new show. To try to decipher it is an exercise in futility. Yep.

  • shoe20

    I get what your saying “D” And for the record you know I don’t make disparaging remarks about actors…I probably could have made my point without the “Markos” hypothetical. lol

  • shoe20

    Sry, Lynell……Discus is “F…ing up” again. My response would have been no different, and I liked your post. =) Seems like we see a lot of the same things, and have a lot of the same “bitches”. ;)
    You don’t have to change anything….I’m the one that needs to sign-off and back on again. Then the names will correct themselves for my page. LOL

  • dman_24

    Yeah, pretty much. The Bible is full of references to demon possessions. It’s definitely a possibility that Markos is a demon and the travelers are his followers. Though him being “satan” (lol) is a little bit of a stretch. Even for this show. Interesting theory you and Vamplover came up with though. It’ll be curious if that is the case.

  • dman_24

    I agree with you. Season four was much better than this. Despite the sire bond, it had more of a cohesive feel to it–a purpose! This season is all over the place. Definitely a disappointment.

  • lynne

    I left my glasses at work this weekend, so I have them on now and realized I misread your post. lolololol
    I am laughing so hard, my eyes are tearing up. No one on the TVD or T.O. site calls me that, b/c no one knew about it, now everyone does.:) If you would like to use that name for me, I will answer.:)
    T.O. has “Unblinking Death” Tomorrow night. I won’t make it b/c of school, but will be there Wednesday. Enjoy.!!

    Have you spoken to Leelala lately?

  • lynne

    No No, You are right, I should not have mentioned it,, only I did b/c of the “Rings” on T.O. are different, and I thought maybe a prop,, but no. Tyler,, I think is in on the whole thing and he or they switched the knifes. I mien, he could have had a conversation with this whatever,, first, and have that not be shown to us. This Traveler didn’t put there hands on his head like there normal M.O. If Liv IS a good guy? She is a tough cookie.
    Tyler,,
    I think his smart mouth attitude was,, well he had more sparkle, energy!! More, get up and go, I don’t give a crap kind of persona. The Snotty little rich boy attitude fits him better, then what we have experienced over the last couple of seasons. Not his fault, he can only do what is previously set up for the character. Tyler is an action character though.
    They should partner him up with Enzo, and have Caroline as a buffer between them Now were talking action!!
    Aw Jen, I had just had a G-R-E-A-T idea.
    What if the actors were given the chance of FREE WILL over there own characters and scenes, Dialogs for a show or two? Do you think they would do a better job of it then the current Writers are doing now?

  • lynne

    Here you go—— While your at writing the new SL TVD script, which is Fantastic..will you PLEASE critique my Term Paper????

  • lynne

    Liv is a stronger then we have been given notice of. Possibly stronger then Bonnie was, otherwise, why would she say her”Coven” appointed her as the sender.
    Any good General, sends in there strength up front to gain ground, then pull back, to send in the back up, then strength again behind them.
    If Liv is the strength, Luke is the back up, and then back to Liv,,,,,, there setting up someone and it’s huge.
    The Dagger that was used on Sheriff Forbes was a Travelers Dagger, but possibly a re-made Dagger since Jennifer noticed the differences. Liv wanted to make sure it worked, so tried it out on the boy’s first, with an excusable reason..
    Now, Markos burns this dagger, But,, the Original Dagger is in Liv’s possession.

    For what reason, to make more? yes,, & for something else,, Make it stronger for Markos? Add more spells to it?
    A Travelers Knife kills Travelers,, but it may not be strong enough for a Demon, if that is what Markos is.
    So that would mien Liv would need to power up this Dagger. So who is supposed to wield it? Mattie? or Damon?

  • lynne

    Nope, Never, Not you!!:)
    I guess I’m picking up some bad habits, and it’s starting to show!! lololol
    I really liked your Markos “Demon” explanation, It works!
    Demon,, Damon,,what?
    See,,, there you go again.;=)

  • lynne

    There were postings, Facebook, twitter, all over. So many people upset by Bex’s exit.
    Look at Nobody,, we didn’t hear from them for weeks.
    It was “crying Time” all over where T.O. airs.
    I don’t know, T,, it Could happen with TVD, anything is possible I guess:/

  • lynne

    You have to be the BIGGEST Hypocrite on this site.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How many times I have stuck by and for you when you have been Balled Out by not only Kate, but RED!!!! A few times!! You and he are no strangers!!
    You have made plenty of sarcastic comments to posters that were not deserved by the way,, yet you have the audacity to sit up in your chair and call down on US,, WTFDYTYR!!! BOY!! Grow up, and leave the ADULTS, to there own conversations,, and let me tell you something else. My conversation was with Debbie NOT you. If Debbie didn’t care for what I posted , she would have said so, then I would have apologized for said comment, and moved on.
    when in actuality Enzo is “Smokin” Hot!!
    You had to interfere and cause unrest.

    Wow,, You really are a chauvinistic Jerk!
    Forget the adore part. You stink to wherever they sent Kat & Vicky!!

  • lynne

    Markos could look a little more “Greek” if they tried. Makeup & Wardrobe would help.
    Maybe longer hair, sporting a ponytail,, but I guess he wouldn’t look so, well, other then the character he is supposed to portray. ;)

  • T. Vernay

    I am not sure about that. But I’ll tell you what. I dare not argue it, because my point was about the fact that anything is possible when we have humans acting out parts. Humans make decisions that affect the outcomes on these type of show. Ian could leave regardless of who cries about it. Do I think he will? No. But once again…
    anything is possible.

  • T. Vernay

    Ahaaa! Seriously not taking this bait. But, I will say at this point I think anything is possible.

  • Jennifer2667

    Hehe…imagining allowing the actors to guide their characters. I think they’d all have great ideas but the individual ideas wouldn’t work together. Like both Enzo & Stefan would think a romance with Caroline is the perfect next step. ;) It’s true they don’t play out the Tyler scene, but he did pass the stab test. I’m going with the explanation he was possessed after knifing Liz. Tyler… I’ve pretty much said all I can think to say about him. :D

  • T. Vernay

    Exactly my point. I was hurt to inaction about Rebekah’s exit. I could not imagine a show without her. These things happen especially if there is trouble in paradise (not saying that there is or that’s why CH left TO). Just saying I try to remember that actors are not here for my enjoyment. lol The characters are…huge difference. :)

  • T. Vernay

    lol I’m cracking up. Okay. I may not post Tuesday night either. But I’ll be here once I’m done viewing.
    Nothing from Leelala. I hope all is well with her.

    Enjoy class best you can. :)

  • Jennifer2667

    Hi Dman :) Despite being all over the place, I liked certain story lines, like human Kat; Stefan’s turmoil in the early part of the season and his maturation; the Augustine story and flashbacks. In fact, if Silas was the early mystery, causing mayhem but eventually dying to join his one true love, the main story of the season could’ve been Augustine, and the main villain Dr. Wes. That’s a more manageable season. There would be more time for Elena’s past and the Grayson mystery, Salvatore backstory and moving characters forward. Dries or whoever chose the supernatural battle of species instead. I like that type of story, too, just not in a character-driven show.

  • Jennifer2667

    Spoiler Speculation

    Whoa, can’t quite wrap my mind around all of this happening although I’ve speculated Markos offering humanity to S/E. Not because he was being nice though! I couldn’t think of a good devious reason, except needing to sacrifice human doppels. Say it’s your speculation, would either one choose humanity?? Both have problems but they’ve come to terms with being vampires. I don’t think either would.

    The idea of Damon sacrificing himself is growing on me.

  • lynne

    Jen, that necklace has been on my peculiar list since I saw it last, in the fireplace. I know it has not been used to it’s full potential,, but it may be one of those things that will not be explained, unless someone on T.O. needs it,
    Bummer!

  • shoe20

    I see the visions Markos gave SE as a possible future…..not a missed past. They were the teaser for when he dangles the “humanity” carrot. Who knows if they will bite? I think Stefan might, and I don’t think Elena is overjoyed with being a vamp, either.
    And no Markos is not going to do it out of the “goodness of his heart” lol

  • shoe20

    I’ll write the next two episodes of TVD at the end of your paper….that should make 3 pages …. easy. LOLOLO

  • Shanice

    Yeah, the Founder’s Council got murdered (pretty much) by April’s dad, Pastor Young in the season 4 premiere. He blew up his farm house with the other 11 council members. Remember they were to first step to completing the Expression Triangle. Here’s a link: Pastor Young – The Vampire Diaries Wiki – Episode Guide, Cast, Characters, TV Series, Novels, and more!

    And I’m guessing Sheriff Forbes wasn’t there because they found out that Caroline was a vampire, so they couldn’t trust Liz because I’m thinking they would assume she’s siding with the vampires. And that’s why they didn’t invite her to the meeting.

  • Demetra Christakos

    I don’t really see this, as Damon has respected Elena’s choice occasionally, and also because Elena has never said she’s not in love with Damon, rather that they aren’t good for each other. Damon and Elena’s love was reciprocal.

  • nobody

    I’m having a difficult time staying interested in this series. I’d like to say it started last season with Bonnie’s death, but the truth is I was done with the love triangle romance after season 3. With the current Bonnie storyline, the death of Nadia, and the unfortunate demise of Katherine I’m running out of reasons to care about or watch this series, hence the late response. So here are my last three reasons for staying on a little longer 1) Caroline – she is charming and witty (I know she doesn’t work for everyone, but I like her). 2) Enzo – he just works for me as a character. He’s bad, but loyal to his friend (Damon) and loved ones (his reveal to Caroline was deep). Enzo is the best of Damon/Stefan, but without the Elena obsession and co – dependence issues. 3) Bonnie – when oh when will Bonnie get her powers back and become a witch again? I’m in a place with this series that I was in after LG season 3…………..my point is that I no longer watch that show anymore. I’ll hang on a little longer to see if the writers can turn this series around, but I’m not very optimistic so far. BECAUSE DIARIES ARE 4 READING, I am still Nobody!!!

  • Gwen

    It has been rumored that KG is moving on to pursue other opportunities and leaving TVD…if this is true I think it would be awesome if Bonnie got her powers back for one last “HURRAH”…similar to when she took down Klaus (who jumped into Alaric’s body) during the school dance or during the moonstone scene where Jenna died…wind, lightning, stuff blowing up, and people being blown around like twigs…real fire/ brimstone kinda stuff.

  • Demetra Christakos

    I hear what you are saying, I think, but Stefan described it more as the amplification of qualities of human character back when he was explaining it to Caroline in Season Two, if I remember correctly. The take from the other side was Damon (after he told VampElena to turn off her humanity): “Elena without her humanity is a stone cold b____.”

  • Demetra Christakos

    Darker Elena: Elena never wanted to be a vampire — she feels the loss of purpose? Whereas Caroline is full of the zest of life because she felt she came into her purpose after transitioning.

  • heartisreeling

    I pretty much think that would be genius! And that’s saying a lot, because I love my vamps as vamps lol

  • shoe20

    If there’s one thing that Damon doesn’t want it’s to be human…..what’s the most likely thing TVD will do to him……I rest my case.

  • heartisreeling

    Where do you get the idea that he would be with her against her will?? As soon as he found out about the sire bond he began trying to break it. I wish people would stop using that against him. He did not cause the sire bond to happen, Elena’s love for him did that. Just because he would do anything to keep her alive, even if it means going against her wishes and risking her hating him, does NOT mean that he would be okay with a relationship with her in which she has no free will. He even told her during the sire bond fiasco that he wants her to be with him because she wants to, and he wants her feelings for him to be real. The idea that Elena would ever seriously harm Damon, let alone kill him, is ludicrous.

  • heartisreeling

    You are so right! Can’t believe I never saw it lol

  • amimi

    This is great! For those of us who haven’t read them, can you elaborate on how you think it’s a play on the books? Damon becomes human, right? Thx!

  • Lynell

    Oh I get it. Speaking of names – what significance does the name Shoe have?

  • shoe20

    Blacksmith…lol Probably your last guess=). I shoe horses. Your the only one who knows.

  • lynne

    Sorry, make that #2. :)

  • shoe20

    oops, Yea, but I’ve never come out on the page….I love it because I think some equate my screen name with a fetish. LOLOL

  • lynne

    You never came out? lololol
    TVD site will never be the same!!.lolololol

  • Lisa

    You’re absolutely right. I feel the same way. I did LOVE reminiscing about S1 in this episode. Elena even wore the same kind of clothes she wore in the first episode. Stefan and Elena look so good together. I miss the characters we knew and loved.

  • T. Vernay

    I forgot about that! Thanks!

  • T. Vernay

    I hope they give her powers back. That would be a wonderful homage for the character and fans for her parting if she actually goes.





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