by Josie K.
“I can’t be killed, and you can’t miss graduation.”
One of the great strengths of The Vampire Diaries has always been its pacing, so it’s odd that this episode was so messy. It took us on a roller-coaster ride of emotional switchbacks, moving between death, destruction, and touching goodbyes to old friends.
by Josie K.
I feel like I’ve written enough about supernaturalism-as-character development, and enough about Stefan and Damon telling Elena what she really wants or really needs to do this season. At this point, although I’m still enjoying the episodes in a thoughtless way, I’m mostly waiting for the excitement of a partial reset next fall. And, since I don’t want to continue to repeat my annoyance at the writers’ reliance on things like a “humanity switch” (which apparently is more of a rheostat than a toggle) to create dynamic characters, I don’t really have much to say about this episode.
by Josie Kafka
“I will give you something to be sad about.”
I must admit, I was dreading this episode. The previews led me to suspect an entire episode of Elena being tortured by her ex-boyfriends. Unappealing, to say the least. But the torture was just a tiny part of the interlaced stories VD does so well, and we’re definitely moving towards a great, crazy finale.
What about you over there, smiley?
What the hell happened to Damon’s car? Ladies, what exactly did you two get up to on your little road trip?
“We could’ve been anything that we wanted to be, but don’t it make your heart glad, that we decided, a fact we take pride in, we became the best at being bad”