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Tonight, Kol is set on playing up the annoying little brother role to get his own way regarding the cure, and no amount of noogies and wedgies from Klaus will stop him. Meanwhile, Jeremy has to put up with the whole protective older sister routine as Elena has to take measures to keep him from the clutches of danger. Siblings, eh? Who’d ‘ave ‘em?

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Once you’ve seen the episode and shaken yourself back to reality, swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. All discussion about the episode is welcomed and encouraged in the comments of this post.

Remember, some parts of Canada watch the show an hour earlier, so beware of spoilers and avoid the comments if you haven’t seen the episode yet.

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  • Pax

    Thank you, I’m trying very hard to keep my optimism.
    Being a Damon fan requires a certain masochistic streak. But then, I’ll take Damon gladly in any situation they give us :)

  • Robin Rogers

    Ahh, thanks. I didn’t know it was leaked. I thought it was just from another country or something. Good to know!

  • Robin Rogers

    I’m betting that Abby will pop up again soon, but as she’s not a practicing witch anymore, she’d only be useful in helping Bonnie deal with her new powers, not expression in general or getting the cure.

  • Kate

    Yeah, no, it’s leaked without the consent of the network or the show, so we try to support their rights and keep it off the site.

  • Robin Rogers

    Got it. Thanks! =)

  • dman_24

    Yes, definitely weird coincidence. What’s even weirder is this is the longest conversation you and I have ever had. Annnnnnnd, now that it’s over, let’s get back to our respective Stefan and Damon corners. See you in round two. BTW, that was a devastating right hook you caught me with the other day. That “Stefan has a black heart” comment really hit the solar plexus. But I’m sure you didn’t mean to, right? lol

  • Pax

    That was a good moment. Maybe it will add up to Stefan realizing that Elena has come to terms with being a vampire and does not want the cure even if it does not involve a sacrifice (at least I hope that will be the case and she confirms it soon). If anyone takes it, I think Stefan is the most likely candidate.
    Although, wouldn’t it be fun if Klaus took it and had to experience life as a (mere) human again? I don’t think there is even a remote possibility of that happening (with Original spin-off and all), but it would be really interesting to watch.

  • Shoe20

     More hints Thur I hope.

  • Pax

    Lucy was really great. Actually I have been waiting for her to return. I’ll take her over Abby anytime.

  • Shoe20

     All teams are handicapped in the trust department. Damon/Klaus – Bonnie/Shane – Stef/Bex.  So yes I think they could work together on a trust but verify basis.  Really expect Kat to make an appearance soon (maybe Thur).  She’s always lurking to check on Stefan, and I would be surprised if recent events haven’t reached her.  Elena’s response when she shows will be interesting.

  • Robin Rogers

    If Klaus was staying on TVD, then he would indeed be the perfect recipient of the cure. But since we know he’s leaving, it’s highly doubtful.

    IF there is a cure, and there probably isn’t, then Stefan should be the one to get it since he’s the most miserable as a vampire, but that would be a cheat for him since he seems to be on a journey towards finally reconciling himself with being a vampire. In the books, Damon got it accidentally, so they could go that route. It’d be cute to see Damon and Elena as a couple with their dynamics reversed like that. But Damon would more than likely just find a way to get turned again asap so that’d be a huge waste.

  • Robin Rogers

    Not questioning your veracity or anything, but tbh I don’t even remember saying that. haha I’m obviously posting way too much here. It’s just so addictive!

    As for Stefan, I’m afraid he’s been gutting me a lot lately, what with coming between my couple and all, so I got a little lashy-outy. Hopefully by the end of 4×12, Damon will be out of the dungeon and he and Stefan will have had a constructive talk (or fistfight, whatever) and things will be better between them all. I mean, we know they all agree to go to the island together, so some sort of truce must be called, right?

  • lolalovestvd

    Duly noted. I’ll make sure to keep other people’s sensitivities toward fictional characters more in mind in the future.

  • darkdimension

    My interpretation of the word “worse” was the same as yours, but as you have explained, you could see it going two ways.
    The potential of tragedy, how Elena would be paralysed with pain should anything happened to Damon.
    The intensity of their love would lock them in their own bubble and cut them off from the outside world.

    I guess, they both result from “all consuming love”. It was kind of sobering to hear Rose say that, how Damon and Elena’s love could potentially be a bad thing for her. Still, she was rooting for them, so she had hope that it would work out to be the best thing for both of them. Or at the very least a risk worth taking.

    May I just add, that looking through comments from yesterday, I could have just dotted the thread with “wonderful post” after every single thing you wrote.

  • dman_24

    “….Island of Blue Dolphin Cures….?” AH? Is that an actual place? You’re joking, right?

    “….constructive talk…?” You mean aka fistfight, aka Damon beating the crap out of Stefan, aka Robin Rogers idea of heaven, right? lol

    I think you can criticize him without being vicious about it. As a fan of his, it’s frustrating seeing that level of vitriol thrown against him on a daily basis. I don’t think it’s necessary to do that. At-least not on such a scale.

  • Pax

    I just read the books only up until the end of ‘Shadow Souls’ over Christmas, but I heard he’s turning back fast. Human Damon and the role reversal could be really intriguing. Imagine Elena having to act as the protector (fits nicely with the picture you described yesterday with her carrying him) and fighting off all the enemies he has made over the time. She’ll be busy! I bet he’d hate being unable to defend himself properly.  

  • Robin Rogers

    “Or at the very least a risk worth taking.”

    That’s exactly what it is. Go big or go home, you know? These people are immortal, so why not go for broke? Even when she was still human, she still should have seen it that way. Life is fragile, so why not enjoy the hell out of it while you can?

    And thanks mucho for the compliment. Always great to hear. =>

  • Robin Rogers

    Yes, that was a joke. They’re going to an island and that’s the first island I thought of.

    Yes, I do think Stefan deserves some punching right now. I’m sure he’ll give as good as he gets though, since he’s not bled out or anything. I do hope Stefan gets a chance to talk, rather than just torture Damon, because he clearly has some serious issues right now.

    After the new clip I just saw, I honestly can’t be any less vitriolic towards Stefan, I’m afraid. In fact, it’s probably going to get much worse. I have no choice but to conclude that the writers MUST be trying to make Damon fans hate him for some reason and, I’m sorry, but I’m taking the bait. It’s not meant to be personal towards any real person though, of that I can assure you.

  • dman_24

    “……she jumped Stefan pretty damn quickly…..” What do you mean by that? Is it that she had sex with him quickly, or that she kissed him quickly?  You need to clarify that for me.

    If you’re going to compare time differences in their bedroom endeavors, technically, Damon and Elena did the deed within one episode of making their relationship official, while Stefan and Elena did it within ten. That is a big difference. And even though you can point to the fact that they were in a quasi relationship anyway, that doesn’t change the fact that they weren’t a couple.

    I think they moved too fast. There should have been a respectable period of healing and exploration, which would’ve been beneficial to all parties involved. If they waited all this time, why couldn’t they wait some more?

  • darkdimension

    You know, I think she would have gone for it. Even as a human. Looking at them working together as a proper couple for most of season 3, with all the attraction that was hanging between them. If only her pesky loyalty for estranged boyfriend had not been in the equation. I’m pretty sure, she would have embraced love for Damon as a human. Once she got to know the real Damon.

  • Robin Rogers

    Yeah, that’d be funny. I know he said in 2×12 that he misses his humanity, but I think he’s gotten a lot of it back anyway through the process of loving and changing for Elena. Damon doesn’t need the cure. He’s perfectly fine the way he is.

  • darkdimension

    I’d give him one minute before he’d shout who the hell is going to turn me, not you Tyler.

    How did you like the Dark Dimension? I only read the books out of obligation, but I did enjoy Shadow Souls.

  • Pax

    More than fine! I like him as the sort of “well-adjusted” vampire. :)

  • ihatepeople

    Now you’re just reaching. I didn’t say dating. I said she didn’t even know Stefan for long before she said she loved him and then slept with him. She knew Damon 4 seasons and knew him well before she slept with him. The point of the entire thing is that it is not OOC for her to jump into something like that quickly. Read the other comments below and you’ll see even Will who is an Elena fan knows that.

    As for a “respectable period” that’s subjective. The same applies for Elena when she started dating Stefan then doesn’t it? She certainly didn’t get to know him a “respectable” amount of time before moving forward after Matt. She was free to do whatever she wanted. Stefan broke up with her. She didn’t need anyone’s approval to move on. You don’t have to like it any more than Stefan does but the bottom line she is she behaved in line with her personality. That’s the point of my comment in the first place.

  • Pax

    I was interested in which parts they were actually taking from the books. Shadow Souls is the best book of the series for me. Apart from the focus on Damon I loved the description of the Dark Dimension, it was so vividly written. If they ever take a bigger plot part from the books for the show, I hope it will be their time in the Dark Dimension (without the annoying Kitsune and mind manipulations).

  • darkdimension

    It would be visually stunning, the red hint over this parallel supernatural universe, the ever-setting sun.
    I loved the description of Elena and Damon’s growing bond in this book, it was the most inspired part of the entire series.
    I don’t think they have fully utilised the idea of the memory globes, I forget now what they were called. But the Kitsunes I liked very much. I guess they have put some of their characteristics into Klaus and Rebekah, they were so evil, but so childlike, and funny.

  • Elle

    how many seasons is the vampire diaries going to have because while I was waiting for it to come on it said the final season of the vampire diaries

  • Kate

    No one knows for sure – the CW has not announced pickups for ANY of their current shows for next season. That said, it has definitely NOT been announced as the final season, and since it gets better ratings than most shows on the CW, I wouldn’t worry. But NOTHING is official, so don’t let anyone tell you differently. :)

  • Wendy

    Yes, Damon is the man…HRS all the way!

  • Jenna

    Hey dman, yeah I’ve missed coming on here too… nice that someone noticed ;) Life has just been crazy, so I thought I’d make a quick comment… stay in the loop!!! you know?!!

    I know you’re a devoted and loving fan of Stefan’s, so this must be great for you. I have always loved Damon, Ian does a great job of playing him. And I always wanted to see more grit and edge to Stefan, so I’m happy watching both of them right now.

    I agree with you, Elena didn’t necessarily deserve to be treated like that, or be hurt/ cut like that, but I liked that he was not a puppy dog anymore. I loved how he confronts her… he is really just confronting himself and what a pushover he really has been! In my opinion anyway!

    I agree, the sire bond storyline is not the greatest, and was weak to begin with… but I’m digging this professor  he’s creepy and interesting at the same time! I almost thought he and Bonnie were going to kiss last episode and was a little disappointed they didn’t… I know I’m crazy!!!

    I believe Stefan still loves Elena, but his reasons for loving her in the first place were a little idealistic. He essentially loved her because she is something he craves to be… human! So now that she’s not, he has struggled with his feelings for her! That’s one of the reasons I don’t really blame Elena for hurting him in the breakup. He partly created this situation where she is a vampire and can’t deal with her not being human anymore! They were destined to split anyway! I think the break up was mutual!
    But like I said, it was just great watching him be a badass!!! Go Stef!!!

    I don’t know how they’re going to remedy this triangle. Maybe they’ll bring Katherine back and each brother will get a look alike of his own, lol!!!!

  • Shannon

    LOL nice!! Hey Mary!! Missed you hun! = )

  • William Welton

    They give the impression that you are right, most “potentials” do go there lives without ever gaining Hunter status.  Scholars, like Shane, probably know more based on researching it.  A new Hunter may seek out info on themselves as well from similar resources.  Mostly they seem most likely a sad set of confused individuals who forced to set themselves to hunt down very dangerous beings more then capable of taking their untrained selves out.  Kinda feel bad for them.

  • ihatepeople

    Yay Jenna! We missed you. “He partly created this situation where she is a vampire and can’t deal with her not being human anymore! They were destined to split anyway! I think the break up was mutual!” That’s really a good statement.

  • Ilovestefanshair

    Oh snap!  Good to know…I just thought they were giving us a little bonus.  I won’t post anything. Happy TVD
     day! :)

  • dman_24

    Nice assessment of Stefan! Yes, he’s definitely going through some tough times right now, but hopefully he’ll learn from them and become a better person for it. Perhaps this separation from Elena was just the thing he needed. He needs to come to grips with his true self, away from the love and support of Elena. That’s the only way he can truly make it.

    Nice to hear from you again. Hopefully, you’ll stop by a little more often.

  • Jeremy’s Babe

    In what world?

  • Robin Rogers

    Except we must be missing something because, like I said, when Jeremy killed that hybrid in 3×10, nothing happened. So that means there were already 5 active Hunters at that time.

  • Robin Rogers

    “I bet we’ll get a hug when Damon gets out of Stefan’s dungeon. They were probably just saving it for that moment.”

    I love it when I’m right. haha YEAH!!!

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