“The Last Dance”

It’s only been 2 seasons of Vampire Diaries, but easily one of my favorite things about this show is that they do a decades dance at least once. It’s a nice change for the normal drab high school dances especially seeing all of the students dressed in their vintage garb. Of course, seeing an all black clad Damon, silk shirt opened midway down his chest was extremely appetizing as well. 🙂

“The Last Dance” seemed to leave a lot of my fellow viewers and fans a little in need of more killing and less emotions, to quote the words of my friend, Gretchen. I; however, was pleasantly surprised with the storyline and how well Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson can crochet a story with so many possibilities. I’m envious of their ability to write storylines like this. After all, I really believe that Bonnie had died. I shed tears over her death and silently berated myself for not seeing that coming. Of course after it came out that she had actually performed a curse on herself to make herself appear dead, I silently berated myself even more for falling for the ploy.

I must admit that I rather enjoy Alaric as Klaus. I’ve never disliked Alaric, but the storyline he now has makes him very appealing and it’s nice to see Matt Davis take on a more complex role. And I love the devious smile at all times Alaric seems to have. I don’t know if it’s because he’s evil, but he definitely became a lot more attractive in my eyes. Unfortunately, I think Alaric will be the first to get the axe. How are they going to keep Alaric alive after this? I don’t see how it will be possible for Klaus to de-possess him and then for Alaric to move along as if nothing ever happened. I’m not sure how Alaric will die, but Julie Plec did tell Matt Davis that if he was going out, it would be with a storyline that no one saw coming and Klaus possessing his body through a blood transfusion is the opening chapter to the end of his life. I can’t say if it will be Klaus vacating his body that will kill him, or if Damon or Stefan will do it accidentally because they think he’s still Klaus. I suppose we’ll find that out this week.

I did see Elijah coming back to life, though. All signs were leading to it, when Klaus told Katherine that it would be best to keep Elijah dead. And of course, Elena would be the one to pull the knife out. Is Elijah going to work with Elena in the end or will he double cross her?

“The Last Dance” was definitely a lot more emotional that many of the other episodes, but it’s needed to balance out everything. I’m still over Matt, he can vacate the show at any point. Caroline deserves better. I’m excited to see Tyler come back and maybe Caroline can forgive him for what he put her through.

Can’t wait to see the real Klaus this week.


Do you “Know Thy Enemy”

Wow, OMG, and WTF pretty much describe the words (or acronyms for that matter) that have been spewing from my mouth since the moment “Know Thy Enemy” premiered. I have to admit I have rewatched the show numerous times and I’m in such envy over the genius minds known as Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. After all, let’s be serious, how many of you really saw all of that coming?

So, Mommie Dearest came back and from the start I can honestly I say I never trusted a word that spewed from her heartless venomous mouth. How many of you were originally disgusted at the site of Katherine and Isobel hugging and then knew that the two of them were conspiring to backstab the other? It was rather obvious from the start and I suppose what made the hug so disgusting was that I knew how fake it was especially on Isobel’s part. Their conversations with each, the girlie bonding over wine was nauseating and I wondered how much longer we were going to be forced to deal with this display of sarcastic affection. Then again, at this point, I really wondered if Kevin and Julie expected their viewers to be morons, or if they really wanted us to think that Isobel was playing Katherine. After all, when Isobel explains that John thinks she’s helping him protect Elena, but really she’s just using him to funnel information to Katherine, were we really supposed to believe that Katherine was going to take the hook, line and sinker on those word? Absolutely not! Katherine Pierce is only out for herself and she will use and abuse anyone that steps across her path. How great was it, though, to see Katherine get double crosses by Isobel and not even see it coming? Come on, Katherine, I’m losing my respect for you.

“Know Thy Enemy” had a lot of twists and turns and compelling storylines many of which I could never really have anticipated. The poetic justice of Isobel literally dying at the grave that was set for her years after her mortal death, was outstanding. I never anticipated Isobel would die, she was never in my list of possible suspects, but again it’s fitting. Here’s my question, though, Isobel was obviously compelled by Klaus, but for how long has this been occurring? And apparently, the doppelgänger isn’t what Klaus is after, at least not for now. Does he have an interest in just torturing Katherine first? He loved her, I’m convinced of it, but she tore out his heart, forced him to suffer the pain of loving a woman who can’t be loved, much like Katherine has done with every male. Maybe he wants to find a way to force her to love him, I really don’t know. I don’t know his game and I can’t imagine why he would need to possess Alaric at this point. This particular plot of the story has definitely baffled me.

Towards the end of the show, I began to wonder about Alaric. What exactly happened to him and what role was he being forced to play in all of this craziness? I’m still shaking my head at this point as I try to think through every possible scenario. Why would Alaric of all people be used?

As for the tortured lovers of the series, Matt and Caroline, I’m over this. I’m tired of the treatment that Caroline receives. She never asked for what she became, but it’s made her into a new person, a person who has more of an in-depth feeling of her emotions. She feels more than she did as a human and it’s made her more in tune to the feelings of those around her. She feels pain at a higher magnitude and does not want another to suffer what she does. She’s a true selfless soul and I really wish that Kevin and Julie would find a way for her to have some love and happiness. As far as I’m concerned, Matt is expendable, he has been from day one. He serves no purpose other than to piss me off. He’s whiney, overly dramatic, selfish and just an all around brat. I’m ready for him to leave this show.

I loved “Know Thy Enemy”! I literally can not wait for this week’s episode. What is Klaus going to have Alaric do and what exactly is Katherine going to be forced to endure. Surely, everything that she deserves and then some.

Right now I’m trying to regroup with my thoughts because obviously my theories from before aren’t exactly coming through to fruition. I’d love to hear what some of you guys are thinking out there. There’s only five episodes left, such a short time to try to put all of this into a storyline.

My theories

We’re less that twenty-four hours away from the first of six new and final episodes for the Vampire Diaries season. I’m sure many of you have voraciously poured through websites and blogs over the hiatus weeks looking for the skinny on what’s to come. I’ll gladly admit that I have, since I have this little addiction to a teenage soap opera.

So, tomorrow night’s episode is “Know Thy Enemy” and I want to start the final six episodes with a theory of my own as to what’s going to happen. So, keep all hands and objects within the car, this ride could be bumpy and I can’t guarantee any injuries.

We all know that Klaus is coming back and we all know that he’s looking to break the vampire curse, a curse that we’re still unaware of what exactly it is. We’ve all heard the theories from the vampire side, to the werewolf side and even the witch side. So, whose version is correct and what exactly happens when you mix a witch, a werewolf, a vampire, a doppleganger, a moonstone, and a place where a hundred witches were massacred? I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it does nothing any of the above think. Poor Klaus is going to be sorely disappointed, a werewolf will die and television Elena may suffer the same fate as book Elena.

Here’s my theory, it’s all a hoax. It’s an age-old tale created by the witches. Whoever destroys the moonstone and “breaks the curse” will be the one to die and the others will be forever sealed into their current states. Which means, if a werewolf breaks the curse, that werewolf will die and all other parties, including any other werewolves and vampires, will remain who they are, slaves to the sun and moon. So, this leads me to who I believe will be the ones to die since we’ve already been informed that deaths will abound.

Tyler is coming back to Mystic Falls. Is it because he misses his mother, perhaps he wants to make amends with Caroline, or maybe he’s still the same selfish kid he’s always been and just wants to break the werewolf curse even if that means sacrificing Elena. Whatever the reason, Jules will be in tow and there is the first one to die…..Jules. No big loss in my book.

Greta will be seen. You’re wondering who Greta is, well she’s the witch Luka and Dr. Martin were trying to free from Klaus’ grasp. She is Luka’s sister and the witch that Klaus needed to break the curse. I think she will team up with Bonnie, but one of them will suffer the consequences and we can’t have a season without Bonnie, so Greta must go.

And finally Uncle John. He’s a douche anyways and he’s hated enough by many, so I don’t really foresee him surviving. It’s a possibility that he will actually decide to put the best interest of his daughter ahead of his selfish desires to kill all things vampire. Again, no big loss, but John must go. And the reason I think it’s him is because in one preview I saw Elena and Jenna crying. I can’t believe that Kevin and Julie would kill off Alaric, although anything is possible. And it’s natural for both Jenna and Elena to shed tears over John’s death.

Now for a few other juicy little tidbits. Katherine can NOT be trusted. Can you all say “duh” with me. Unfortunately, I think a few people want to believe that she has turned a new leaf, but here’s the thing. She’s managed to manipulate John and Isobel to help get her out of the tomb under the false assumption that she would help them and team up against the Salvatore brothers. Katherine’s going to turn the tables on John and Isobel. No way is she ever going to turn on Stefan. Of course, Katherine’s alliances come and go, since she’s only out for herself, as proven from the start when she hung herself while having vampire blood coursing through her body, thus turning her in to who we know and love, er I mean hate, today.

I think Stefan and Damon are going to come to blows over Elena and no longer will Stefan turn a blind eye to his brother’s affections for Elena. They are both going to fight over her protection, who loves her and who deserves her and what will the consequences be? Elena? Will their anger and jealousy of each other overshadow their need to protect the love of their lives? Who knows!

So, tomorrow night’s it. Let’s see if some of my theories will start to pan out and if I have at least one of the three deaths correct.

And We’re Back…..

April 21st is the episode we’ve all waited for, the night we get to meet the infamous Klaus who we’ve heard so much about for months. I read a brief synopsis on the episode and it appears that Elena decides to take matters into her own hands infuriating both Stefan and Damon as she makes a new ally who will help to keep those she loves safe. Also, this episode will give us one of my favored items, a flashback. We’ll step back in time to see Katherine’s first encounter with Elijah and Klaus as well as the much sought after moonstone. I can’t wait to see how the threesome interacts in the days of the Petrovas.

It appears that we haven’t heard the last of Tyler either. I never anticipated that he would be completely written off, but becoming a werewolf and learning that Elena was the one holding the key that could break the curse was too much for they young pup to handle. Tyler’s a punk, but he’s a punk with a heart, one that’s hiding behind the way his unemotional father taught him to be. I’m not sure what the storyline will be with Tyler, but I can’t believe that he won’t come back and selflessly fight for his friends and Caroline as well.

And then there’s that whole Mommy Dearest is back in town storyline. Just exactly what is Isobel up to? She put up a good front for Elena the first time they met, but Isobel cares about her daughter. She’s known from day one what her daughter was and the answers she unknowingly held. Isobel agreed to hand over her daughter to the Gilberts to raise hoping that her Petrova lineage would stay secret. I think Isobel sought out Damon and became a vampire as her way to protect Elena. In her mortal form, she had no ability to do that. There’s still a lot more to this storyline and my theories may pan out. Then again, we may never really know Isobel’s true motives. She’s been rather elusive with those from the moment she set foot in Mystic Falls.

Finally, I just saw a tweet from Ian Somerhalder, Damon Salvatore himself. He tweeted a picture of the title page of the final script for the season and it’s entitled, “As I Lay Dying”. It’s a given someone is going to die before the end of the year, but the question is really how many some ones are going to die? Currently, there are about 20 characters on Vampire Diaries, and my digging has unearthed that a big portion of those characters will die. We’ve spent the entire season with everyone focusing on saving Elena’s life, but what about some of the supporting cast? What about Bonnie? She’s putting herself through a lot to help save her best friend. Is she doing too much? And what about Matt? I’ve always felt like he’s an expendable character and perhaps that will be the turning point for Caroline, to give her a storyline that’s more than just about chasing after a boy. I’m told that Caroline is definitely safe, but she’s the only one that has been given the green light into season 3. And don’t worry, fellow fans, Vampire Diaries is safe and will return for a Season 3.

Stay tuned for this week’s episode, “Know Thy Enemy” to see what’s in store for our beloved characters.

The Unwelcome “Houseguest” is the 900 pound elephant

Wow! Katherine is absolutely evil. She is diabolical. But she is also a necessary evil. And for the first time since Katherine has made herself famous in Mystic Falls, she’s proven to be a useful ally. Nina Dobrev went over the mark with her performance tonight as both Elena and Katherine. How many of you really thought it was Katherine at the beginning who Damon was choking and then believed she had double-crossed the Salvatores and bedded Stefan earlier as Elena? Nice writing job, Kevin & Julie! Way to keep us VampD’ers on the balls of our feet. The one on one dialogue between Elena and Katherine at the end was a true work of genius. I never once thought that Katherine would actually be helpful, but I’m not too naive to know that it wasn’t a completely selfless act. She killed Jonah for her own reasons, not to help Elena, Stefan, Damon or anyone. Don’t let her heroic act fool you, kids. Katherine Pierce/Petrova is only out for herself.

What a truly phenomenal way to have Jonah and Luka locate Elijah’s body. I am in complete envy over how well these storylines are constructed. What I wouldn’t give to have just one ounce of that creativity. But I knew that it meant Luka would have to come to a tragic end. And to see the pain and suffering Jonah went through, to watch his son die and not be able to do one thing to save him, my heart truly broke. The desperation and the overwhelming emotions of loss and sadness interlaced with the guilt for putting his son in that predicament, is more than any normal human can handle. When you mix that with a human who has supernatural capabilities and vengeance, the combination was lethal. I appreciate the Martin storyline and what it brought to the mix, but I’m glad that it’s over. Because while Dr. Martin was fighting to save his children, he still lost track of the fact that he was a person who could choose to do what was right. He chose poorly and now the sins of the father rest upon the children. On the plus side of things, at least he gave Bonnie her powers back.

The enlightening part of the evening, which I’m truly thankful for amidst all of the darkness, was the fact that Candice Accola showed her other hidden talent…..a singer. For those of you unaware, Candice is and has been a singer. She had a band she performed with before Vampire Diaries, and I’m super happy that her musical shops were integrated into this storyline. And what a way to really tug at a female’s heart by having Matt jump up on stage and not only kiss Caroline, but sweep her into his arms and kiss her like the fairytales. It’s every girl’s dream to be kissed like that. It’s just such a shame that Matt had to learn the truth because I really don’t think he’s going to handle it all that well. Speaking of people handling the truth, Jenna is in the same boat.

I told you all last week that I had a feeling Isobel would come back, it was the only natural progression of things. I just didn’t think she would show herself to Jenna and how exactly is Jenna supposed to handle this? Personally, I think she’s doing a much better job than I would, but only time will tell.

We’re on a hiatus for a month now. So, we’ll have to deal with repeats and our overactive minds as to what direction the storyline is going to take us. It is my understanding that since the character of Klaus has been cast, he will appear in the April 7th episode. Don’t worry, my friends, I have no desire to leave you all for a month. I have a few ideas and even confusions I need cleared up, all of which you’ll read about in the coming weeks. Perhaps you have your own, and if so definitely follow the need to share them here.

Who will be your date to the “Dinner Party”?

Have I told you all how much I love back stories? Why, I believe I have. So, when I heard that tonight’s episode would contain another step back into the infancy of the demonic Salvatore brothers, I could hardly contain my excitement. Not to mention the fact that I knew Lexi would return and I had to see if Kevin and Julie would take liberties with their own creation, “Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. II.” And of course they did, so for those of you who haven’t actually read the book, I won’t spoil it for you except to say that Lexi and Stefan’s first encounter ala television isn’t quite the same as the book. And while I was initially disappointed at the fact that Lexi’s storyline was so sparse, the incredible blood drawing and heart wrenching emotion of the remainder of the night more than quenched my thirst.

There was the awkwardness of Bonnie and Jeremy, the stealing of Bonnie’s powers, and the pleas of Jenna to know the truth. And of course who else missed Vampire Barbie as much as me? I can’t really believe I said that. I never once thought I would be sad to miss seeing Caroline in an episode. So, where to start.

How stupid can Damon really be? I mean let’s be realistic. I suppose I could use a more graceful and elegant term as opposed to stupid. How about this…Damon is lacking the keenness of mind, aka….he’s a moron. It’s becoming quite tiresome, but also entertaining to continuously see Damon make the decisions he does every week. All I can say is thank God he’s pretty (where I’m from that’s what you say to someone who’s not exactly participating in the intelligence class. He’s trying to be more brawn than brains and well, he’s not even exactly brawn anymore. Let’s take a look at Katherine. She is a manipulator, and how long has Damon known this? And why would he begin to believe her and WHY WOULD HE EVEN GO TO SEE HER???? It was ludicrous. He deserves to NOT have Elena.

And how about Elena coming through at the end. I really thought that perhaps Kevin and Julie were going to follow through with L.J. Smith’s original story and actually turn Elena into a vampire. Think of the ramifications that would have on everyone within Mystic Falls. Would there no longer be a storyline? After all, the Salvatore brothers and a lot of other people are all about keeping Elena alive, human alive, so if she became a vampire, what would that mean to the series? Not to worry. I have faith in Kevin and Julie that they could turn it into something entertaining, for instance Jeremy Gilbert could be the one to really hold the key to curing the vampire curse and with the help of Bonnie he could bring Elena back to life as a human. It’s just a thought, in case they ever actually turn Elena into a vampire. Too far-fetched? Not far-fetched enough? Oh, well. I have my times.

As for Jenna, I blogged last month about a feeling Sara Canning had about her character getting a more meaty storyline and it looks like that may be coming to fruition. I give a huge amount of “you go, girl!” to Jenna for finally waking up and confronting Alaric. Don’t get me wrong. I love Alaric and I know he’s only trying to protect her, but it was getting old continuously seeing Jenna as a naive wilting flower. She’s a strong and independent woman. She deserves to know the truth and she deserves her chance in the ring with the big bads who are trying to kill her family. And when the truth does come out, I hope the first person she kicks in the kisser is John Gilbert.

Speaking of John, Alaric gave him his ring. First off, I still don’t believe that is John’s ring. Secondly, John is about as big of an idiot as Damon. No wonder they can’t stand each other. When it comes to personality and intelligence, they’re like Siamese twins. Does John really think that because he has that ring he’s safe? Is he really that smug? Katherine can’t stand him and she’s already chopped off his fingers once and tried to kill him. Not to mention that John’s true love, Isobel, who really doesn’t love him just allowed him to offer up his sperm as a donation, will be back (I haven’t confirmed this anywhere, it’s just a feeling I have) and will stand up for Alaric. Poor, John, he’s just screwed all the way around.

It looks like next week is going to only continue to raise the standard. What did you guys think about tonight’s episode and do you still believe that Elijah is dead? He’s fooled us quite a few times in the past. And what will the gang do in order to get Bonnie her powers back? I can’t imagine her going the rest of the season without her supernatural mind-numbing abilities. And will Bonnie and Jeremy tell Elena? Guess we’ll have to wait until next week.

How many times can a person “Cry Wolf”?

These past couple of episodes have left me emotionally charged. I find myself riding a rollercoaster of anger, hurt, sympathy, ecstasy, and even sadness. Tonight there was no difference.

Originally, I started writing my blog from the start and it became a “bashing Tyler” event in my house. I found myself so angry at his self-centeredness that I wanted to actually punch my t.v. when I saw his face! How shameful is that? But as the episode played on and each scene flashed before my eyes, I knew it, well originally just hoped for it, that Tyler was really not going to eat the rancid meat of lies Jules and her pack were trying to feed him. For a split second, I truly believed he was willing to kill Elena just to free himself from his curse. I was nearly to my point of writing up a blog with a page devoted to nothing but reasons why Tyler she have his scruffy little rear handed to him, and let me tell you, I came up with quite a few crafty ones. In the end, Tyler no longer allowed himself to be controlled by the demons of who he was and where he came from. He no longer succumbed to the excuse of his unemotional and absent father-figure childhood. He accepted who he was, begrudgingly, but he accepted it and did the manly thing, making amends to the best of his capability and then leaving town. I just don’t think he’s gone for long. Jules’ friends may be dead and gone, but there’s still the chance to break the curse and Tyler desperately wants that.

Remember last week, when Papa John returned? Remember how I stated that he was missing that sensitivity chip in his brain? Remember how I hoped he would possibly find a way to repent his evil nature and perhaps just by the luck of God become a good human being? A father to Elena, a confidant, and a friend, not just a sperm doaner? Well, a girl can always hope, can’t she? John is being ridiculous with Jenna. It’s almost the old saying of “misery loves company”. Is he really that unhappy that he must bring others down with him? And I have to say, his little snark towards Alaric was most unappreciated. If Isobel heard his little threat about wanting Alaric’s ring back, I believe she would gladly chop off John’s other fingers. See? What John doesn’t understand (or maybe he does and doesn’t care) is that Isobel had her little fling with him, but her heart and her love was with Alaric and if comes down to John threatening Alaric’s life, Mama Isobel may just make her presence known again. And could that be in the near future? I think so. The websites and blogs have been ablaze with stories of Isobel’s return.

We finally figured out Elijah’s plan tonight and how many of you were really in the dark over that? I don’t see many hands raised (I know I can’t really see you guys at all), so this wasn’t a new revelation. Neither was Elena’s to Stefan when she told him that she knew the deal she was making with Elijah did not include saving her life. Poor poor Stefan, he looked so dumbfounded when she said that. I thought we were going to see tears of Damon’s caliber ala Rose’s death.

And what about the Jeremy/Bonnie kiss? OK, Ok, I haven’t been on board with this originally, but it’s kind of growing on me each week. I can’t deny how hot and steamy it was and how my heart began to flutter and my body temperature rose. Of course that could be attributed to my pregnancy hormones right now. Wink wink!

So, next week we’re going to experience another flashback this time via Stefan. It looks like the dashingly good-hearted of the Salvatore brothers wasn’t quite so nice when he first turned. If you want to know more, then pick up Volume 2 of Stefan’s Diaries released last month. It will give you a bit of back story into his life and let’s see how well Kevin and Julie follow their own creative writing. Will they take artistic liberties within their own book when converting the story into television? We’ll just have to wait and find out.