The Vampire Diaries"Growing Pains"
"Not to make a gray cloud grayer, but does Matt even have Automobile insurance?" -Rebekah, Queen of my soul
After a long summer of uncontrollable sobbing and tattooing "Rebekah 4 Eva" on the side of my neck, The Vampire Diaries has returned and all order has been restored in the world. When we last left our heroes, Elena was beginning her transition into becoming a vampire after driving off a bridge with Matt, Klaus had used a Bonnie spell to take over Tyler's body, Alaric spilled the beans about all of the Vampy shenanigans to some really creepy townspeople, and then he died. So, pretty much par for the course, right? Now, Elena must make a choice between death or eternal life, Bonnie must make a choice between dark magic and watching everyone she loves die a slow, painful death, and Caroline must decide whether Tyler is realllly her boyfriend, or a creepy British kinda-rapist prancing around in his skin. Oh, and did I mention they are all being hunted, captured, and tortured by a really angry preacher and his Kool-Aid drinking homies? 'Cause, you know, that's happening, too.
"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Oh my God, did I just say 'Cross that bridge?'"
Elena's spent the past however-many-years fighting like hell to stay human, and in one fell swoop (or should I say splash?) that all goes out the window. And, once again, everyone is banking on Bonnie to figure something out, because they're kind of assholes. Ultimately, though, Bonnie fails. Elena must feed or die, and she chooses to feed. You know how the show's legend is that once a human becomes a vampire all of their personality traits are heightened? What about Elena, who kinda sorta has the personality of a piece of toast? She makes stupid jokes, giggles about them for entirely too long, and then bursts into tears and breaks a lightbulb with her bare hands. Riveting stuff, really. It'll be interesting to see Elena's personality change when she's pretty much the most stable person on this show. Just once I'd like to see a Manic Depressive transition. Now THAT would be good TV.
Stefan & Damon Salvatore
The guys didn't really have much to do this episode other than argue (once again) about Elena's fate. Damon blames Stefan for letting Elena die, Stefan wants Elena to make her own choices in life, blah blah blah blah. Damon throws a hissy fit and snaps some necks and then gives puppy dog eyes. It's like a broken record. Find something new to fight about, please. Like global warming, or which one of you has the better abs. Anything, please.
Caroline Forbes & Klaus Mikaelson (ish)
"We're fugitives on the run. All signs point to hot hybrid sex."
With the town council and Psycho Preacher hot on her tail, Caroline should be halfway to Maui by now, but she's Caroline, so like a kicked puppy she just keeps coming back for more. And because she's Caroline, her ass gets kidnapped... again. Luckily, she's saved by her just-won't-die boyfriend, Tyler (aka Klaus, in his Tyler Halloween costume), and rather than asking how he's alive when she, you know, watched him die a horrible and painful death, she drags him into the woods for some sex. I was beginning to worry about the decision-making skills of my dear Caroline, but faith was restored when, after learning about Klaus' body snatching, she punches him square in the jaw. Thatta girl. Your body, your choice.
- Stefan telling Matt, " Each morning when you get out of bed, you better earn it." makes me think that Matt is well on his way to becoming superhero. That's how these things start, right? Captain Plaid is on his way to Mystic Falls.
- During Damon and Elena's emotional last scene, my 23-year-old male cousin walks through the room and yells "Don't kiss him, he's an asshole!" He's never watched the show, and he gets it.
- What was the point of blowing up the creepy psycho preacher and all of his followers at the end of the episode? Do we not need a villain every season? I'm pretty sure the town council hunting our favorite vampires means a lot less when they're all blackened chicken crispers in a barn somewhere.
Way to totally put me on blast, Anna! I could make up some huge lie about how I'm waiting until he does something truly deplorable to earn back the nickname, but the truth is I was hopped up on Mucinex and Claritin and probably some liquid codeine, I'm not too sure anymore, and it completely slipped my mind. Fear not, though, for this week I am [marginally] healthier, and all order will be returned to my relationship with Mr. McGee.
Also, if Matt and Rebekah don't happen I'm writing The CW a ridiculous stern letter. Filled with Anthrax. I need it to happen.
Kelly, have you gone soft during the summer? No more "Eyeballs McGee" but Damon? I'm not complaining though, just pointing to the obvious;-) Good to read your grades report again. Do you see a Rebekah+Matt pairing happening down the road?
More Caroline and Rebekah could quite possibly solve everything that's wrong with the world today.
I want more Caroline and more Rebekah, they are awesome :D And please give Bonnie some love already! The only person who actually cares about her is the asshole who broke her heart( I really like him though). Pathetic huh?
I'd say that creepy priest was compelled to kill himself, and all those who knew about vampires. But maybe that's overanalysing :)