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27 January 2011 @ 09:02 pm
TVD  
 So, The Vampire Diaries came back tonight.  Considering the normal amount of stuff they cram into their episodes at a breakneck pace, this one seemed...off.  Slower.  Less twisty and full.  I'm not saying I didn't enjoy seeing everyone again, particularly Damon, but I am saying this wasn't their best episode ever.  That being said, you know the only reason they spent an entire episode showing us exactly what happens when a vampire dies of a werewolf bite because one of the boys (or Caroline, but my vote goes with one of the boys) is going to get bit by one at some point, and we'll all know exactly what's in store before they somehow save them.

Things I liked:

~ Damon repeatedly saying how much he doesn't care if Rose dies, while repeatedly showing us how much he does. The nice dream while he stakes her and actually cries was a very nice touch.   

~ Caroline!  Matt! Tyler!  "Everyone needs to stop kissing me!"  Oh, Caroline!

~ And of course, that means Tyler has to find out the truth about Mason, and the other vampires.  Oh, Tyler, Caroline's heart was in the right place.  

~ And aha, more werewolves on the way.  Surprise, surprise.  (Any bets on which of the boys is getting bitten?)

~ Sark!  Sark is back!!  I mean Uncle John, of course.

~ Oh, Damon.  Battling yourself sucks, doesn't it? "I can't be what she wants me to be."  Damon, Damon, Damon. 

Preview for next week:  Tyler!  Caroline!  Damon being Damon. 

Can't wait. :)
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Tessa Gratton: dracula sexytessagratton on January 28th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
I hope Damon, bc we've already had Stefan being crazy and delusional for blood. (Ok, arguably, D is ALWAYS that way, but still.)

When they went to commercial after Damon staked Rose, I started laughing SO HARD at myself bc I of how much I was crying. It was embarrassing and hilarious.
rhienellethrhienelleth on January 28th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, my vote is for Damon as well. Delusional Damon might be terrifying - that psychopath he's trying so hard to bury might come out to play. On the other hand, delusional Damon might also reveal pieces of himself we've never - or rarely - seen. Plus, however much Elena keeps him at arm's length, seeing him suffer like that will touch her little caregiver heart.

I think Damon hurting and being vulnerable is more emotionally evocative because he's normally not the crying kind of guy - or the face he shows to the world isn't. (I'm willing to bet human!Damon was on the more vulnerable side.) I am not ashamed to admit, I was teary-eyed myself during that scene. *sniffle*

And then, of course, Damon the psychopath had to rear his head in response to that emotion. Can't stand the hurting, or the idea of being vulnerable.
Tessa Grattontessagratton on January 28th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
I think they've done a wonderful job overall of characterizing Damon as being monstrous because he feels so much. He connects and empathizes, and that's what got him into trouble with Katharine in the first place.

Here's hoping for delusional Damon.