Vampires & Witches: The CW Blood Line

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This season, The CW has brought us a coffin full of Vampire/Witch/Supernatural TV shows that have taken over the prime time spots. Theres The Vampire Diaries which started it’s fifth season this fall, and the first season of it’s sister show- The Originals.

I have to say, both shows started off slow, The Originals was highly anticipated but it hasn’t lived up to my expectations…until now. Even with The Vampire Diaries season opener, I was left questioning the outcome of this season. The first few episodes weren’t up to par, characters seemed like they had lost their ‘spunk’…we lost major characters who seemed promising…and I think overall the story was just stuck.

With last week’s episode…that all changed.  “For Whom the Bells Toll” was the best episode of the season- hands down. It had that authentic/original feel The Vampire Diaries had for so many seasons. They took us back to high school- all the way back to where Stefan and Elena met…it was so entertaining.

 

Here’s the thing, I think everyone was so excited for a Damon and Elena moment. Last season, she was going through a lot of trauma in her life and I think Damon was right for her, at that time. But now that the skies have figuratively  ‘cleared’ she’s seeing the truth…and the truth is that Stefan is her soulmate. And I’m totally fine with that.

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Since the ancient witch fried his brains out, Stefan doesn’t remember who he was and has no idea who everyone is. Which means Elena’s job is to bring his memory back…even if that means going back to when they first fell in love. But what I really loved, was when Stefan has this new mindset. He discovers that he used to be with Elena, but now she’s with his brother…he realizes how f***** up it is and decides to leave! He’s ready to move on, to move out of the house…and I’m totally loving this new brain fried Stefan. It’s funny he never ssaid it before, how messed up this situation is that the love of his life is now sleeping with his brother! In fact nobody every came out and said it, but now that he’s a different guy…he’s not taking it.

Also, now that Tyler’s back, will there be a Stefan and Caroline romance? Because I totally want that to happen? What do you guys think?

Last night’s episode of The Originals proved how devoted Klaus is to his baby mama. I love him as a daddy! It was such an interesting episode, it took us back in time to when the witches had their ‘harvest’ ritual…basically a way to slaughter young witches so the older ones could keep their witch powers. Davina explains all of this to Elijah, she was the only young witch who made it out alive because of Marcel. It explains why she’s so devoted to him…and why she hates the witches so much. Her goal in life is to lose her powers and become a normal 16-year old. Elijah’s mission is to keep his family together and protect his unborn neice/nephew.

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Elijah charms Davina to the point where she decides to trust him with her life. Marcel tries to whisk her away from the church but she plays it up and demands he take her back to her room.

What does Elijah have planned? Is there something romantical happening between Hayley and Elijah?

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The Vampire Diaries: ‘Original Sin’ RECAP



I can’t even begin to comprehend what I just watched. This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries is confusingly cheesy…it’s like Inception and Twilight wrapped in 60 minutes. You probably don’t get what I mean by confusingly cheesy…but just watch the episode and please comment below if you understood anything that went down.

First off, Stefan having his own doppelganger was weird and convenient enough to turn me off…now Elena has a third doppelganger????? Silas’ ancient Rome lover!?!?…But she’s dead…because his original lover- Katsuya the witch not the sushi Hollywood hot spot is back and seeking revenge. So confused- what in the world is going on. Julie Plec please explain.

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Katsuya is an ancient witch who now goes by the name of ‘Tessa’….she thinks it’s more modern…we’ll just go with it. She finds Stefan half dead at some bar and takes him in. Everyone has an ulterior motive and of course she’s got Stefan to do some weird witchy thing and connect to Silas. Silas is still busy looking for Katherine.

Ugh this entire episode is a train wreck…it’s so obvious they were at a crossroads and instead of taking one road they took fifty and now there are too many different elements coming together…it just makes for weird television. Damon finds Stefan with Tessa…but before he whisks his brother away to safety…Tessa shares some words of advice. She’s knows a thing about love….since Silas left her at the altar for another woman who looks exactly like Elena and Katherine, but really she was the original Elena and Katherine before because she existed before them.

Like WTF? And the best part was they tried hiding her face (Amara- the third and hopefully final Elena look alike)…they tried hiding Amara’s face at first as if we didn’t know she was going to be Nina Dobrev.

On top of all this weird duplicate doppelganger drama…Matt has some drama of his own. The woman at the end of last week’s episode…the one that killed her friend in front of Silas…she does some thing to Matt’s head and she starts talking to the guy through Matt. Apparently the guy was her lover and they just want revenge on Silas…except now they’re using Matt’s body to communicate since Matt is invincible. So our Matty has some screen time but this storyline is really weird and I’m done talking about it.

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Back to Stelena and Delena…Tessa warns Damon that the entire universe is working against him and Elena because in the end…she’s meant to be with Stefan. Duh! Tessa does another witchy thing to Stefan/Silas…she connects to Silas through Stefan and basically fries Silas’ brain. He no longer has his psychic abilities so he’s just a normal….vampire? Is he a vampire or a werewolf…or neither? I don’t even understand. Damon is all insecure about his realtionship now…but Elena reassures him that it’s all good. Even if she’s dreaming about Stefan. Silas finally has a normal conversation with Katherine over the phone. She asks him why he’s chasing her and he tells her it’s because of the cure…and it’s still pumping through her blood so he wants it.

Stefan wakes up right before Delena has a moment. Elena and Damon are happy Stefan’s back…but when Stefan looks at them he has no idea who they are.

Thoughts? Or shall I say…explanations?

The Vampire Diaries: DoppleDanger

Last night was the season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries…the gang is in college (and by gang I mean Elena and Caroline)…but the drama is pretty much the same. Unlike everyone else on the show, I’m legitimately worried for Stefan..is he alive? can vampires even drown? What was up with the weird flashback moment at the end of the episode? Nobody seems to be worried about Stefan’s disappearance…in fact it took the harsh realization from Stefan’s doppelganger to remind big brother Damon his brother is probably in trouble. Damon was busy all summer with Elena…Caroline was busy listening to Tyler’s excuses over voicemails…and Jeremy spent all his time with ghost Bonnie emailing fake messages to her friends and family. Like did anyone have their s*** together during the summer? We totally get it, it’s boiling over in HotLanta but is that any excuse to play dumb and ignore all the warning signs that your best friend has been dead for weeks…and your ex boyfriend is missing.

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Bonnie is full out dead…but she still decides to show up for the girls first day at college. This scene was so sad…I still can’t believe she’s really dead and her best friends don’t even know it yet. Speaking of dead girls….Caroline and Elena find out they have a roommate…as if the 3 beds wasn’t a big enough hint? Later, the girls realize their roomy might be a vampire hunter when Caroline finds a bottle of vervaine. They go to a college party to blend in with the normal people, but realize the’re not so normal when they can’t even get into the house party! They weren’t formally invited in…so they legit spent the night pretending to party outside. The party is interrupted when a body comes flying out of the upstairs window…there’s blood all over…and the girls realize this is their beloved roomy…and it looks like a vampire kill. It’s important to note that the hottest guy ever totally tried to hit on Caroline in the beginning, but since she’s so faithful to Tyler…she didn’t even cop a glance. Rumours are swirling that this new hot guy might be the vampire on campus…and he’s probably the one that bit the girl. Who knows…but the girls are about to have the college experience of their eternal lives.

OMG Matt is like pure bad boy now that he’s lost his virginity and had a threesome. He was roaming around Europe all summer with Rebecca…and they couldn’t resist adding another vampire to the mix. Rebecca returns home with Matty but she leaves because she has to switch over to the other show The Originals. The vampire that they had a threesome with shows up in Mystic Falls and does some weird witchy spell thing to Matty…don’t really know what that is but oh well. I really liked Rebecca and Matt together, it’s a shame she has to leave TVD, but hopefully she’ll make a few more appearances.

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Damon is busy taking care of Jeremy. He doesn’t do a good job because Stefan’s doppleganger shows up and is looking for Katherine who is now in human form. Silas (Stefan’s doppleganger) wants to kill Katherine…but Damon saves the day in time. He asks Jeremy to whisk her away and protect her. Silas makes a deal with Damon, if he brings Katherine back he’ll let Damon know where his brother is.  Jeremy doesn’t get too far before Damon calls him and demands he come back. Katherine overhears and sketches out, the car goes off the road and rams into a pole. Jeremy is hurt bad, somehow Katherine makes it out of the car and disappears into the night. Damon arrives to the scene, Jeremy tells him Katherine escaped, but Damon says he doesn’t really care. Does this mean Damon doesn’t really want to find Stefan? It does solve his problems because this way he can be with Elena without feeling sorry for Stefan.

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Damon refuses to tell Elena anything major happened while she was out partying. Caroline listens to another voicemail message from Tyler…he tells her he’s really helping this wolfpack in the mountains so he’s going to stay and not go to school. Basically this means they’re over…it’s time for Caroline to meet hot new guy that possibly a vampire. But also, Caroline and Klaus…I wish they were together!! During the ‘end of summer’ party in Mystic Falls, Bonnie’s dad (the mayor) does his speech on stage. Then Silas walks up and literally slices Bonnie’s dads throat in front of everyone…including ghost Bonnie who was listening to her dad’s speech!!! Silas demands that everyone follow what he says and he needs everyone to keep an eye out for Katherine. Which is basically Elena…so wtf is going to happen?

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TVD Season Finale RECAP

Last night’s RECAP of CW’s The Vampire Diaries.

Okay so this fourth season started off with a bang, we jump into a new world where Elena isn’t human anymore, she’s dealing with becoming a vampire, she loses a bunch of people along the way and finds herself in tight leather pants, a new hairdo and her humanity switch turned off. Aside from the world of Elena, we have a bunch of other plot lines that I think proved to the audience…this show could go on without the main three. Immediately, I was drawn to the Caroline and Klaus story. I really thought they would show much more of the two throughout the season, but of course Elena has to steal the thunder and Caroline and Klaus fell through the cracks. So we all know that the CW has given the green light for a spin off called The Originals, which will include Klaus, Elijah, Rebecca (unless she’s in Europe with Matt) and Klaus’ baby mama. Yes, even though he got a werewolf girl knocked up, he’s still madly in love with Caroline and it’ll be interesting to see how they work with her in between the two shows. But back to TVD, Elena is enjoying her down time with Jeremy and Alaric…in a cemetery? How ironic.

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So before we get off track, because there’s so much to talk about we should sum up last night’s events. Everyone is back from the dead, or at least until the veil rises again. Bonnie is dealing with the fact that she’s dead, but because everyone supernatural is still alive, she’s still there- kind of. Rebecca is dealing with her ex boyfriend/vampire hunter…Matt is strapped to a bomb plate thing, Rebecca refuses to leave his side. She promises to show him the world, take him wherever he wants to go. With the camera revolving around Matt and Rebecca, we don’t realize that she’s taken him off the bomb plate and placed herself on it. She begs Matt to run as fast as he can, she will be able to withstand the explosion but he obviously won’t. Matt runs off and Rebecca jumps off the plate and makes a run for it.

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Silas and the cure have been the two main forces of this season and I have to say I was disappointed when we thought Silas was dead. First of all, Bonnie killing Silas that easily in the caves was b*******. The entire season they’re trying to figure out how to kill this guy and she does it after a quick pep talk from her granny? It just didn’t make sense. And then, all season everyone’s looking for this stupid cure, and once they have it, nobody can decide whose going to take it? So throughout last night’s episode, they were trying to make us think Damon would have to take it, or Stefan would decide he’s going to take it…like how about nobody takes it and we just go on with the damn show. You know?

The Irish vampire hunter shoots Damon with wooden bullets laced with werewolf venom, Klaus is all the way in New Orleans, so they only option they had was for Damon to take the cure and live. He doesn’t take it, Klaus comes back…of course he needs to see Caroline graduate and deliver his final monologue.

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The graduation scene was definitely one of my season favorites. I think for shows like The Vampire Diaries, where you’re dealing with supernatural problems, graduation seems so miniscule but it’s actually a beautiful moment seeing these kids do what every normal high school kid gets to do. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, graduation was one of the biggest scenes in the entire series, it was a really powerful scene. The gang is at the Mystic Falls HS graduation, surprisingly everyone has made it. Bonnie is tripping out because she knows she’s dead but she refuses to tell anyone else. Caroline is in her moment of glory, she is beaming and so happy that they’re all moving on with the next chapter of their lives…you know the usual grad speech. The entire time Bonnie is tearing up because she knows she’s not going to enjoy any of it. The entire season Bonnie annoyed me, I really was waiting for her time to come but the grad scene was really hard to get through.

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Stefan has his hopes up, now that Elena is back she might take him back. He says he would take her back in a heartbeat but it all depends on what she wants. Lexi tells Stefan to leave Mystic Falls and enjoy his life, she’s not the only soul mate he’s going to have. Elena and Damon finally have the scene all Delena fans were waiting for. Elena admits she’s in love with Damon, pure and simple. Damon is still in love with her, and now that there’s no sire bond, they can finally have their moment. The entire time Stefan overhears them talking, he’s obviously heartbroken but he now has his answer, he should move on with his life. Elena asks Stefan to take the cure, the only other person that sucks at being a vampire is him. The scene ends there, but towards the end of the episode it jumps back to this scene, Stefan gives the cure back to Elena and tells her he did everything so that she could have the choice of being a vampire or human.

Caroline and Klaus have their moment, of course he comes back to give Caroline her graduation present. He tells her it’s something she’ll want more than anything else. He tells her Tyler is free to return to Mystic Falls, he won’t chase him anymore. Caroline is super happy, but what does this mean for K and C? Klaus tells Caroline that he understands Tyler is her first love, but he knows he’s going to be her last…eventually she will understand that. Best line by Klaus…EVER, and he’s had some good lines!

Matt and Rebecca are safe at home, Matt agrees to join Rebecca on her world adventure tour…he’s got nothing lined up next year so why not?

In the last 5 minutes, we know the veil is about to go up, so at any time our favorite dead people could be gone forever. Damon is in his room having a drink with Alaric, Alaric congratulates him on finally getting the girl. Damon looks down to pour himself a drink and by the time he looks back up…Alaric is gone. So sad! Stefan is in the car with Lexi, they’re having ‘the soul mate’ discussion, when Stefan admits he needs to leave for a while, the camera zooms out and we see an empty seat beside Stefan.

Jeremy decides to see Bonnie in his final minutes. She’s back at the cave doing the spell. They have a moment, and then Bonnie realizes her spell has worked. Her spell to bring back Jeremy (which killed her) did go work. Jeremy is thrilled that he’s alive, he runs to Bonnie to give her a hug and realizes he can’t feel her arms on him. He asks her what she’s done, she says it’s okay, she has her grams now..and the witches…and he can see ghosts so they can talk everyday. She begs Jeremy to lie to Elena and Caroline and tell them she’s away visiting her mother. She says for once her friends are okay…she doesn’t want to take that away from them. How noble.

Katherine and Elena have a huge fight in the halls of the high school. It looks like Katherine is about to kill Elena…the reason is kind of blurry but whatever. Elena pulls out the cure and shoves it in Katherine’s mouth. ‘Have a nice human life Katherine’ Elena mumbles out.

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In the end, Stefan drops by the cliff to dump Silas’ body in the river. While unpacking the bag he realizes there’s just pieces of broken stone in the bag. He turns around and there’s Silas in Elena’s body. Silas explains to Stefan that there was a doppelganger created for Silas. Stefan assumes it’s another one of Elena…so what there’s 3 of them now? And then the camera pans to the car window…and we see who Silas really is….Stefan!

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Silas locks Stefan into the safe that was meant for Silas, pushes it off the cliff and into the water with Stefan inside! So whose going to realize the real Stefan is missing?? I have to admit it was an impressive ending!

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What did you guys think of the season finale?

 

And now a moment of silence for Bonnie Bennett.

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TVD: Truth or Dare Recap

I’m sure you’ve all experienced those episodes where not much happens, but the characters are stuck in a situation where they have to talk out their feelings…well last night was one of those episodes. I’ll admit, things got cray in the last 10 minutes with the episode leading up to another great cliffhanger…and it looked like Jeremy bulked up a little more which is always good for ratings.

So let’s jump right into things. Rebekah’s is back a la April who felt the need to save her best friend by pulling out the dagger in her heart. Aw, cute! Really though, it was time for Rebeka to return to Mystic Falls and spread her mean girl fairy dust all through the town. She uses April to put her plan in motion, she snaps Elena’s neck and kidnaps her in the school library. Rebekah calls Stefan to tell him she has Elena kidnapped (she doesn’t know they’ve broken up)…Stefan texts Caroline for help, finally they’ve realized how texting is more efficient since vampires can’t hear texts!!

The text goes through, and somehow I think Caroline was hoping for a ‘sext’ rather than a ‘text’. Get where I’m going?…No?…moving on. They’re all useless and Stefan and Caroline find themselves seated at Rebeka’s round table. Rebekah starts asking questions, and they’re all compelled to her so they have to answer. Caroline blurts out that Stefan and Elena are broken up, this catches Rebekah’s attention since she has missed a few weeks on her mean girl duties.

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Clearly everyone has diarrhea of the mouth which actually turned out to be a lot of fun. Two words that should never go together- diarrhea and fun. Stefan confesses that he knows Elena slept with Damon, Elena is hurt by this, but more angry at Caroline as she gives her the evil eye. Caroline doesn’t even look up to meet her gaze because she knows she’s failed Elena as her best friend. Who cares! Clearly Caroline wants Stefan for herself. Okay, maybe I’m jumping to conclusions. Stefan still believes Elena is sired to Damon, but Elena chooses to rip out Stefan’s heart even more by denying her sire bond. Rebekah asks Elena if she slept with Damon because of the sire bond, and Elena responds (this deserves quotations) ‘I didn’t sleep with Damon because of the sire bond, I slept with Damon because I’m in love with him!’ Awkward silence around the table, and Caroline comes to the rescue again by forcing Rebekah to change the topic.

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Back at the lake house, by the way why don’t they spend more time there? The views are just to die for-literally. Damon keeps listening to a voice mail from Elena while attempting to train Jeremy at becoming the greatest vampire hunter of all time. Apparently, none of them have school anymore- or football practice. Matt is at the lake house with Jeremy helping him hone is strength. They both feel like loading up on carbs so they order pizza for the third day in a row. Klaus shows up and asks Damon how Jeremy’s progress is going, and how many vampires he’s killed. Damon admits he’s killed none, and Klaus makes a point to head back into town and murder everyone for Jeremy’s sake.

Now that Carol Lockwood is dead, Bonnie’s father returns to Mystic Falls to take up the very dangerous role of town mayor. Bonnie is frustrated over he father’s return because he’s never been around to be a good father, since her being a witch totally freaked out him out. She heads over to Shane’s office to practice some more magic but he tells her she’s already learned everything. As her graduation present he gives her a human bone necklace over 2000 years old. That still ain’t no Tiffany’s! On her way out, a familiar face surprises her as she realizes it’s Kol (Rebeka’s other brother). By the time she returns to Shane’s office he’s already gone.

So pizza girl shows up again at the house, this time nobody ordered any pizza. Matt greets her at the front door, she asks for a cell phone because she’s having car troubles. He leaves, Jeremy shows up all hot and sweaty (or at least that’s how I imagined him) Pizza girl realizes she can’t come inside because guess what- she’s a vampire! Jeremy unknowingly invites her inside, and she’s super happy. Upstairs she tries to bite Matt but Jeremy saves the day and kills her- and more tattoos appear on his arm. Yay.

Back at the library, Rebekah and Kol have Shane and are ready to compel him and learn all his awkward professor secrets. The only thing is, Shane can’t be compelled, so Kol decides to use old torture tactics on him.

Here comes the fun part, Rebekah decides to play truth or dare with the gang…Elena goes first and chooses dare. Honestly Rebekah, if you had just chosen spin the bottle it would’ve made for a better time. Rebekah is obviously amazing at truth or dare because this is what she asks Elena, ‘I dare you to tell Stefan the truth about Damon’ Busted! Elena admits being with Damon is unpredictable and she feels free. Lately, all Stefan has made her feel like is a broken toy. Ouch.

Tyler arrives to save his girlfriend, which turns out to be pointless since Rebekah compells him to turn into a werewolf. This has Stefan and Elena running wild through the school halls while Tyler chases them. Rebekah doesn’t need them anymore since she has professor Shane. Or does she?

While torturing Shane, Rebekah and Kol find out Shane wants to find the cure to find Silas, the first immortal whose imprisoned with the cure. Kol freaks out at the name, and Rebekah brushes it off by calling Silas a fairytale. Kol drives a pipe through Shane’s stomach and ‘kills him’. Only problem is, you can’t kill Shane!! But Kol and Rebekah don’t stick around to find that out. Later in his office, Bonnie is angry at him for almost getting April killed. (She tried to put a protection spell on Shane, instead she linked April to him) Shane brushes it off and makes Bonnie feel special by telling her he needs her for his master plan. But he makes it sound less evil and more romantic.

My favourite scene of the episode is when Elena and Stefan are hiding from Tyler, Elena gets the bright idea that they should talk about Damon. Stefan is SO much sexier when he’s pissed, he says ‘How many more ways are there for you to rip my heart out’ I died, and cried a little. Then Rebekah shows up and offers Stefan a way out of heartache. She asks him if she can compel him to forget every single memory of Elena, and forget he ever loved her. Stefan obviously hurt tells Rebekah to do it, to erase every memory. The look on Elena’s face…so good! But of course Rebekah laughs in his face and makes him suffer, the way she’s had to suffer alone for the last 900 years. Stefan leaves the school all sexy and sad, while Elena watches him with tears in her eyes.

Caroline finds Tyler in the school gym back in human form. I guess he came across the memorial for his mother and he breaks down in Caroline’s arms.

Elena phones Damon to check up on him and to tell him that Stefan knows about their relationship. Damon should care, but really doesn’t because he forgets everything about the sire bond when Elena tells him she loves him. He tells her to get her *** over to the lake house for some vampire sex. He doesn’t really say vampire sex. But we know it’s coming.

Jeremy and Damon come across the town and all it’s dead people who apparently all hang out at the local bar (small town problems). Klaus has turned them all into vampires, and he’s expecting Jeremy to kill them all.

Stefan’s home, Rebekah shows up uninvited but she doesn’t really care. Stefan makes a proposition for her, seeing how he hates his brother and she hates her brother, they should team up to find the cure…and if along the way they have a steamy hookup…then that’s fine to. That last part really wasn’t said, but it’s pretty obvious something is going to happen between the two heartbroken vamps.

Stay tuned!

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The Vampire Diaries: RECAP

So we were extremely excited about this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries after last weeks finale with Delena left us surprisingly hot and bothered. We found out that the reason the Delena situation is happening, might be because Elena is sired to Damon. We don’t know if Damon did it on purpose or when the sire bond happened, but some of our questions were answered in this episode.

Stefan and Caroline are hard at work discussing all the reasons why Elena could be sired to Damon…this all the while Elena and Damon continue to get down and dirty. I have to say, I really don’t like Elena when she’s with Damon! I mean I was getting a little bored with her and Stefan, but I think it was too soon for her to jump in the sack with D. It’s the morning after and Elena has to get to school, but when Stefan returns home in the morning, all Elena can say to him is ‘See you in class’. Really biatch?

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Finally, everyone’s back at school,Bonnie is alive again, and Elena wants a girls night really, really bad. With an unlimited supply of expensive champagne Bonnie, Caroline and Elena start off their party night on the wrong foot with unopened bottles of champagne and empty glasses. Who does that? Meanwhile, Damon and Stefan have a boys night in NOLA, because apparently, Damon sired another vampire girl back in the 40s.

Turns out, Damon sired a vampire chica who was in love with him before he left New Orleans, he had told her to count all the bricks from the houses around New Orleans until his return. Sure enough, when Stefan and Damon found her on the corner Damon had told her to be, she had spent over 7 decades counting all the bricks. Cray, right? Damon hadn’t realized that he had sired her, or how literal his sire powers were. They head over to the witch store to figure out how to get rid of the sire bond. The witch in New Orleans admits she doesn’t practice witchcraft anymore, but another form of dark magic called ‘expression’. Unfortunately, the sire bond wasn’t really a curse, so it can’t be broken, Damon has to literally tell whoever’s sired to him to forget about him, and move on with their life without him. Of course now it’s not a matter of what Damon needs to do, it’s if he wants to do it. Finally, the love of his life- Elena, is in love with him, he doesn’t’ want to give up what they have, but reality sets in that she might not really be in love with him.

Girls night gets even worse when Elena decides to take the conversation into Damon’s luxurious bathroom. While sitting in his tub and secretly wishing her was there with her, Caroline blurts out that she’s making a huge mistake with Damon, but at least she hasn’t slept with him. Elena’s pissed that Caroline thinks she can tell her who to date so she decides to come out and tell the girls she’s already slept with Damon. Bonnie and Caroline are speechless, Elena storms out of the bathroom, and that bathtub will never be the same again. Caroline has diarrhea of the mouth because she also blurts out that Elena might be sired to Damon…and explains her and Stefan’s theories. Unfortunately, things get even worse because one of Tyler’s hybrids decide to kidnap Caroline.

Possibly the most randomest scene ever, the werewolves are trying to work against Tyler for some reason? However it doesn’t get too far because Tyler shows up and saves the day. Then all the hybrids awkwardly bow down to him..I guess they’re sired to him now? CONFUSED. Also, still trying to figure out what’s going on between awkward professor and Tyler’s werewolf girl friend.

Damon returns from his quick trip, Elena mentions that she knows about the sire bond. She tells him that she’s not sired and that everything she’s feeling is real. Damon wants to believe her but he knows something is up with her, he definitely has the ability to sire other vampires because he did it with the girl in NOLA. The episode ends off awkwardly as Elena starts touching Damon and begins to convince him that everything they’re feeling for one another is real.

Merp. We’ll have to wait and see with next week’s mid season finale.

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TVD: The Killer Recap

You just know it’s going to be a bad episode when it starts off with “Dear Diary…” Last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries was probably the least exciting episode this season. However, we did get to enjoy a little excitement when Elena straddled Damon and our two buff buddies (Jeremy & Matt) got a lot more air time than usual. Most of the episode took place at the Mystic Grill where Connor was holding Jeremy,Matt and April hostage. His idea was to set a trap, when Stefan or Damon came to the rescue the whole place would blow up. Rebecca is back in her coffin with a dagger in her, and Klaus is in Italy.

Damon tries enlisting Bonnie to help with this week’s mission, but Bonnie realizes she’d rather flirt with her cute/awkward professor  then help out the gang. Also, she doesn’t have her magic powers anymore. Wah. Elena continues to be a sad/whiny vampire…she tries to help Stefan but he begs her to stay behind, and stay alive. Stefan is secretly working with Klaus, they both know that there’s a cure for ‘vampireism’…but nobody else does. Damon suspects Stefan is either being compelled by Klaus or he’s made a deal with him. Stefan knocks out Damon, takes off his daylight ring, and forces him to stay in the apartment with Elena. Something is about to go down at the Mystic Grill and it isn’t a chicken wrap on a bed of fries.

While on the phone with Tyler, Caroline overhears Klaus admitting to Tyler he knows about his new ‘friend’ Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin)…and the time they spent together on the mountains. Caroline can obviously hear because of her vampire super hearing powers. She’s upset, Tyler doesn’t really care, but in the end Tyler explains he’s just friends with Hayley and that nothing happened. Besides, Hayley doesn’t have time for teen drama.  Tyler admits to Caroline that they have a mutual mission to teach all other hybrids that they don’t need to be compelled by Klaus. Great mission. Changing the world one hybrid at a time. Anyways, this might be it for Tyler and Caroline, and hopefully something between her and Klaus will happen because that would be awesome.

Back at the Grill, April is tripping out because all of a sudden people are talking about werewolves and vampires. She has no idea what’s going on. Connor doesn’t let Jeremy out of his sight because he knows Jeremy is a potential vampire hunter and feels like he needs to mentor him. Stefan tries to save Jeremy, but Elena has a better idea. Since Connor doesn’t know she’s a vampire, Damon tells Elena to get as close to Connor as possible…and kill him.

Elena begs Connor to let her brother go, she jumps at him, and they fight, but Connor’s stronger and is about to kill Elena (well almost) but Stefan grabs Connor…and dissapears with him. Meanwhile, Matt and April are in the back room, Matt finds a wall that leads to the tunnels under Mystic Falls. Damon finds the same tunnel and it leads him to the hole in the wall that Matt opened.

Damon corners Stefan…and stabs him. He forces Stefan to tell him the real reason he’s working with Klaus. Stefan tells Damon about the ‘vampireism’ curse and how Elena can be healed. Connor escapes but not for long because Elena catches up to him, bites him…and then kills him!!! Literally the entire dynamic of the episode changes in the matter of seconds. It goes from please finish now to O-M-G Elena just did something dangerous and thrilling!!! So Connor’s dead, which at first I found hard to believe. Was is that easy to kill him after everything that’s happened? Elena feels like she needs to bury his body…Damon and Stefan supervise her because apparently she’s on suicide watch. Elena is back in her Debbie Downer mood and she is feeling extremely guilty for killing a human. Stefan gives Damon a look that basically explains why he wanted a cure for ‘vampireism’. [I put ‘vampireism’ in quotations just because it sounds so ridiculous and I laugh everytime they say it in the show.]

Back at the mansion, Stefan is forced to spend some QT time with his brother because Elena wants some alone time. Now that Connor is dead, they have no way of finding the cure for ‘vampireism’. Damon understands why Stefan wanted the cure so badly, it’s obvious that Stefan can’t love Elena the Vampire. Damon, on the other hand, doesn’t care if she’s a vampire. He admits that either way…he loves Elena. Sorry Stefan!

In the end, Matt and Jeremy are reunited to discuss their gym schedule for the week and how many pushups they can do. April mentions visiting Caroline…and then asking why the Grill is closed. Obviously Caroline compelled her to forget everything. She walks away and Jeremy looks down at his hand at a tattoo starts forming…probably because Connor is dead and he’s now the next vampire hunter!!

Also, it’s not the time of the month but Elena finds blood all over her washroom and the word ‘killer’ in blood on her bathroom mirror. Not sure whose the culprit…but we’ll find out next week.

TVD Recap: The Rager

So we’re on the third hour of the new Vampire Diaries season. What we’ve learned so far is that the production clearly suffered from budget cuts in their green screen department and Bonnie is as useless as the White Oak Dagger.

It’s obvious that Damon is now more suited to take care of Elena, Stefan isn’t strong enough to deal with all the changes she’s going through. In the end of the episode, Stefan has a cute friendly chat with Caroline about how he’s trying to deal with Elena…and how he can’t because he’s afraid he’s going to turn into The Ripper. This is definitely going to be the main factor with the relationship between Stefan and Elena falling apart. Right now, he’s just not good enough for her, he can’t be the support system that she needs and Elena is starting to realize that.

Getting into this week’s episode…Tyler is recovering from his ‘injuries’ at the hospital. They put one guard outside his door…hello this is Mystic Falls…pretty sure anything supernatural can beat down a fat lazy security guard. Tyler hears something going on outside, Connor walks into his room but Tyler’s faster and is ready to chop him down. But, Connor The Vampire Slayer is faster and somehow gets Tyler on his back, sticks a needle into his gums, and extracts whatever werewolf DNA he has.

Back at the school, Elena and Matt meet up in the grungy back alley so she can feed from him once again. Seems like they’ve been doing this on a daily basis, because realistically she needs human blood…and she doesn’t want to kill anyone. Matt is one of the more useless characters…so why not take part in the blood donation?

It’s back to school for everyone, including Elena. She doesn’t see a reason to stay indoors, it would make Connor more suspicious that she’s a vampire. But maybe staying home and calling in sick would have been better, because Connor is everywhere, including Mystic Falls High. Connor corners Matt in the hallway, threatening to kill him if he doesn’t give up one of his vampire friends. He’s not too happy with Rebecca since she did almost kill him, so he blurts out her name. Close Call. Bonnie is still nowhere to be found…even on the first day of school?

So Julie Plec and her minions took a page out of the Mean Girls script…and pumped it with some Mystic Falls allure. Rebecca is the mean girl at school and she only has it out for Elena. She’s literally the only Mean Girl in the history of the world that doesn’t have a possy of other mean girls circling her at all times. How do they end up having the same class schedule? Anyways, it’s the first time Elena and Stefan are back in Alaric’s old classroom. Rebecca walks in and mentions how he’s the one that killed him- ouch. Then, Elena is furious (because everything is heightened, and no Stefan didn’t say it this time) she throws a perfectly sharpened pencil at Rebecca, but she’s an original vampire and she’s super fast. She throws it back at Elena and it stabs her right under her shoulder….ruining her perfectly clean cashmere sweater. She makes a run for the bathroom, when they see Connor chatting it up with Jeremy. Stefan says he’ll take care of it if she takes care of her stain…evidently girl problems aren’t as severe as vampire problems. When Elena is cleaning herself up in the bathroom, another girl walks in holding her neck. She asks if Elena is okay…Elena says that she is…but random girl says she isn’t. She reveals the bite marks on her neck and the blood gushing out of her. Clearly all the drama happens in the bathroom, Rebecca walks in and tries to lure Elena into killing the girl…which would prove to Connor who the vampire is.

Connor is having a chat with Jeremy and explains more about who he is. He tells Jeremy the tattoos on his arm are actually invisible and only vampire hunters/potential vampire hunters can see them. He asks Jeremy to bring him a vampire, and he will mentor him.

Meanwhile, Damon finds Connor’s trailer in the woods, but is confronted with a huge problem when Connor’s booby trap nails Damon, if he tries to take the arrow out, the trap will self detonate. He calls Meredith since he’s too proud to call Stefan and ask for help. She comes quickly, while removing the arrow from his back, she gives him some words of advice, and sympathizes with him that he’s doing all the dirty work, while his brother is with the girl he loves. He finds the paper Pastor Young wrote that is a warning for the evil that’s coming to Mystic Falls.

Mean Girl Rebecca decides to throw a house party in light of the new curfew law in Mystic Falls. Her party probably sucked because it was still daylight outside, and Connor spiked the Keg with werewolf DNA. Elena shows up anyway, she wants to ‘get back’ at Rebecca and show her how strong she is. After a brief conversation with April, Rebecca interrupts for some more mean girl antics. Elena tells April to take a tour of the house- because why wouldn’t you want a tour of someone’s house during a house party? Lame. Rebecca ends up stealing Elena’s daylight ring and throws it into the garbage thing in the sink. Elena is forced to sit in the corner of the kitchen that’s not in the sun- until she retrieves her ring. The party resumes but not for long because Stefan offers Elena a better idea…to ride his motorcycle. His actual vintage motorcycle…right after Elena does the ultimate keg stand in front of the entire party. Everyone goes nuts, and Rebecca is fuming with jealousy…even though she could probably do a better keg stand since she is an original.

Caroline doesn’t feel like attending Rebecca’s party she would much rather spend time with Tyler. Unfortunately, Tyler’s in a sticky situation when a werewolf friend from the Appalachian Mountains pays him a visit. He had a brief fling with this other werewolf during his trip away, and never told Caroline about it. When Klaus is upstairs talking to werewolf girl, he hears the conversation between Tyler and Caroline at the front door. It’s obvious that Tyler is trying to cover up the fact the werewolf girl is upstairs. He covers up by telling Caroline he’s on house arrest under Klaus’ orders.

While Elena and Stefan are riding in front of a horrendous green screen, Elena decides to play the daredevil and stand on the motorcycle while Stefan is casually driving with his ugly looking helmet. She’s definitely having a lot of fun enjoying her new vampire abilities. The two lovebirds take it into the bedroom…and almost get to the Vampire Sex we’ve all been waiting for. But things get awkward when Elena sees Damon’s face instead of Stefan’s. She pushes him off her…and then gets sick because she just did a keg stand with contaminated werewolf beer. Klaus agrees to save her life by letting her drink his blood, all is back to normal.

Not so much, because Damon has the brilliant idea of luring Connor to the hospital to meet one of Meredith’s vampire patients. Really, him and Klaus have a storage room ready for Connor- they used the same booby trap Connor had in his trailer. While Connor is tied up, he mentions he has a tattoo that’s invisible…and Klaus interrupts him by asking him if he’s one of the five. Evidently, Klaus knows more about Connor’s past then Connor does. Just then, the trap detonates, Damon jumps out in time, and thinks Connor is dead. But, he’s not, because Klaus is faster and ends up saving Connor. Clearly, there is something important Connor has, and Klaus knows he can make use of it.

In the end, Elena and Matt meet up at her place for a quick sucking session. Only this time Elena loses control and nearly kills Matt. Damon arrives just in time to throw her off Matt, Matt was in shock that he nearly lost his life…again. Damon compels him so he forgets anything even happened. Elena is shocked and disgusted in herself that she would let herself go that far. Elena asks for Damon’s help during her transition into a full fledged vampire. She knows Stefan isn’t capable of it, and of course Damon loves the fact that he can do something for her Stefan cant.

Vampire Diaries Season Premiere

O-M-G I have been waiting patiently for the Vampire Diaries season premiere…and it was kind of a let down. I think I just expected to see Elena jump off and be this amazingly poised Vampire- but she wasn’t. Even if it wasn’t what I expected, VD is still an amazing show, and Julie Plec is God.

So Elena isn’t a vampire just yet, the episode resumes from where last season’s finale finished  off. Elena has a day to feed so her vampire transition can be completed. Stefan and Bonnie think magic might turn Elena back into a human, so they wait until Bonnie finds the right spell. Unfortunately, for the vampires there’s a new gang in Mystic Falls and they’re all appropriately suited to hunt vamps. Stefan,Elena and Rebecca are captured and put into vampire prison.

Caroline and fake Tyler almost hook up, Klaus is really in Tyler’s body but nobody knows until he starts calling Caroline ‘love’…then Caroline realizes she was so close to having sex with Klaus! Which might not have been a bad thing. I feel like there has to be something that happens between Caroline and Klaus. They wouldn’t of brought his character this far so that he could just leave Mystic Falls. I would love a Caroline and Klaus storyline, only because she hates him so much!

The episode felt extremely fast, there were a lot of questions being asked, and mostly just self-discovery from Elena. She starts tripping out when her vampire senses start kicking in. While she’s locked up in the cell beside Stefan, and across from Rebecca, Stefan can hear her breathing and it doesn’t sound normal. She needs to feed or she will die.

Bonnie and Jeremy go at the spell, but Bonnie enters into a really dark magical place, she sees Elena sitting on the prison floor and goes to grab her. Just then Bonnie’s gram shows up and pulls Elena back down onto the floor. Her grams warns her that the magic is too dark, and that the forces will punish her for messing around with the natural order of things. As per usual ,Bonnie’s nose starts bleeding, Jeremy is freaking out as if he’s never seen this before…and Bonnie wakes up- the spell didn’t work. She can’t bring Elena back.

As Elena is slowly dying, Stefan and Rebecca come up with a plan to kill one of the guards. When the guard steps closer to Rebecca’s cell she scares him and he literally jumps back into Stefan’s arms, Stefan kills him and the guard drops to the floor…a pool of blood surrounding him. Elena tries to grab for him but she’s a little too far…after 5 minutes (real time) she finally reaches the blood with the tips of her fingers- and that’s enough to complete her transition.

Klaus/Tyler force Bonnie into returning Klaus into his real body. She tells him she can’t do it, the magic is too strong, and she literally almost just died. Klaus threatens to rip Tyler’s heart out, Bonnie has no choice. In the midst of the magic, her grams shows up again, this time to basically yell at Bonnie for doing another spell, the dark forces are punishing Bonnie by destroying grams. She’s dead.

Damon and Matt show up at the vampire hunter estate- Damon almost kills Matt. Before Elena got locked up, Damon had a deep conversation with Elena about his feelings, and the fact that he did love her, but he wanted Stefan to have her. And then he erases her memory of the entire convo. In the end, Elena is officially a vampire, she goes up to Damon and tells him she remembers everything. It doesn’t matter if you’ve erased all of her memory, if she turns into a vampire- she remembers everything. He tells her he would’ve never saved Matt, he would’ve saved her first- Elena is upset that Matt would’ve been killed, but she realizes how much Damon loves her- and how selfish he can be for her safety. Obviously, she’s got some soul searching to do. Well, not really since she doesn’t have a soul anymore.

Stefan and Elena enjoy a beautiful sunrise as vampires, for the first time. It was the cutest scene ever, Stefan pulls out a daylight ring Bonnie had made for her a few days ago. Klaus is back to normal, Rebecca is pissed off at him for not saving her from the vampire hunters. They are the most dysfunctional family ever, it seems like Rebecca will no longer have her brother’s back…mainly because he snaps her neck and leaves her on the floor.

Ouch.

Vampire Diaries: Bros Before Hos

Last night’s episode of Vampire Diaries wasn’t crazy like usual, however we did uncover some important information about the person that’s been killing the council members of Mystic Falls. Alaric is put in jail since he’s really the only suspect in the case, obviously he pleads innocent, he was the one stabbed a few weeks ago, why would he stab himself?

His new girlfriend, which is now probably his ex, looks to be the guilty one, after all we knew how shady she’s been since the beginning, and last episode does end with her pointing a gun at Alaric. Anyways, Damon and Stefan try to figure out the serial killer mystery as well, however they play Sherlock Holmes by delving into their deep past…which includes terrible hairstyles (circa 1912), an Elena Gilbert ancestor, and a female boxer.

They decide to put their heads together over a few drinks, and Damon’s one night fling Rebecca (also an original vampire- sister to Klaus)…hears that the Salvatore family had owned the land that the White Oak tree lived on. If you don’t know, the White Oak tree is really the only thing that can kill an original vampire. Although, they keep bringing in new objects and deeming them as ‘the only thing that can kill an original’ so I’m beginning to think there’s more than one way of killing that damn family. Anyways, Rebecca buds into their conversation because she wants to know more about their ancestors and the land that they owned back when in Mystic Falls. Except she doesn’t tell them the real reason as to why she’s hanging out with them. She just keep asking them random questions about their past.

While that’s happening Elena and her new boy toy Matt break into Alaric’s ex-girlfriends apartment, looking for some incriminating evidence. They obviously find a box hidden in some secret compartment in her closet. Long story short, she returns home and finds the two hiding. They get sent to Mystic Falls prison, which basically means Caroline’s mother the chief of police just gives them a slap on the wrist and they’re free to go. We also learn that crazy ex-girlfriend actually changes the time of medical examiner’s death to basically clear Alaric and let him free. So, she’s not as evil as we thought she was.

The episode gets a little confusing near the end, or maybe that was just me. Basically, the Gilbert family has 2 rings that make them immune from supernatural deaths. The one ring Jeremy has…and he’s god knows where. The other one belongs to Alaric, well it doesn’t really belong to him, he just wears it all the time because it was given to him by Elena’s real mother…that’s a whole other story.

So what the Salvatore brothers figured out, the ring that Alaric is wearing is basically forcing him to kill all these people. Trust me, it’s better if you watch the episode. He has no recollection of killing anyone, or even stabbing himself. But somehow the spirit of the original ring wearer (Elena’s ancestor) is making him do all these things. Hopefully, they’ll explain more next week.

Stay tuned to see more from our favourite original Klaus, because Ian Somerhalder was tweeting this week about working with the badass original on set.

Yay!