Hello, and welcome, to our suck-ulent weekly feature surrounding one of our favorite vamp-tastic shows: ‘The Vampire Diaries’! We can’t get enough of vampire shows involving insanely attractive people, and can you really blame us?
So, if you’re a ‘TVD’ fan and are obsessed with the bloody good show, then be sure to join us weekly, where we’ll not only provide a roundup of every episode, but also break down what each Mystic Falls character is up to that week. Like, why can’t Jeremy be shirtless in every episode? Or, are all vampires/werewolves/hybrids/witches beautiful creatures?
Sit back, relax, and get your vervaine and blood bags ready for our weekly ‘TVD’ installment. Warning: spoilers follow, so if you have yet to tune into this week’s fall finale, "Fifty Shades of Grayson," get running like a vampire’s hunting you.
-Poor Elena was having a really rough day this week. First she’s being poked and prodded by Wes (she’s number 83182, FYI), but now Damon’s gone and broken up with her. Granted, he’s doing it for allegedly good reasons, but still...that is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, indeed. Someone get this girl some ice cream-flavored blood STAT!
-During those flashbacks where a young Elena goes to investigate the noises coming from her dad’s creepy office basement, was anyone else thinking how silly it was that Grayson Gilbert hadn’t bothered to put any locks on that basement door? That’s just plain reckless!
-I loved how Wes was amazed at how much blood Elena could lose without losing consciousness. Blood is kind of her thing, dude. He clearly has not been watching the show’s previous seasons. Too busy with his crazy lab experiments, I suppose.
-Anyone else have a full-out panic attack when Elena almost got injected with that vampire-blood-craving serum? Thankfully, Stefan arrived just in time.
-Welcome, once again, to our weekly installment of “Damon’s one-liners” aka his nickname for Dr. Wes: “Dr. Creepy Ken Doll.” Yep, I can get on board with that.
-We had a lot of Denzo (Damon + Enzo) in this episode, and it was glorious. This wasn’t your typical reunion, as Enzo threw Damon out a window and tried to kill him, but we saw how much these two care(d) for one another. This is my type of bromance.
-Who else loves the teaming up of Damon and Stefan? There’s nothing better than two angry Salvatore brothers on a mission to save Elena (again).
-Poor Damon. In my opinion, this vampire can do no wrong, but apparently he thinks differently. Not only did he tell Elena, “I’m bad for you,” but he also emotionally expressed, “I’m choosing to let you go,” and “stop defending me” and “I won’t change who I am, but I refuse to change you.” So, will Elena stick by Damon, or let him let her go? If the latter, I’d like Damon to know I’m very much available.
-One of the many things I love about this show is the fact that, aside from the usual love triangles, it’s also a story based on brotherly love. Seeing Stefan and Damon team up, if only temporarily, is always a wonderful sight to behold. Agreed?
-After Stefan learned just how far Damon’s revenge on the Whitmore family extended, he looked so disappointed in his brother and it just broke my heart. I hope Stefan never looks at me like that because I would NOT be able to handle it. (You know, because the odds of that happening are like super high.)
-Okay, so I was kinda hoping for a Stefan-Katherine sexy hookup round two, which unfortunately didn’t happen. (Apparently forgiving someone for 147 years of heartache and torture is a somewhat difficult thing to do.) That moment when they interlocked hands, however, makes me believe there could be hope for these two lovebirds yet.
-We didn’t see much of Matt this week, but the little we did see of him just reminded me of how much more I want to be seeing him. Can we give this guy a few more scenes, please? K, thanks, bye!
-Matt being Katherine’s personal workout trainer is probably one of the show’s best ideas ever. Can they make some sort of workout video together? And if so, can I have a copy?
-At Nadia’s request, Matt is now back in possession of the Travelers knife with the instructions to hold onto it until Katherine is willing to embrace her inner-Traveler. I just find it funny that out of all the supernatural vampires in town, Nadia chooses to give such an important item to basically the only human left in the area. Maybe she thinks it’s the last place others would look? Either way, I hope this leads to Matt having a bigger storyline.
-Thank you, Katherine, for providing us with an accurate portrayal of morning-after awkwardness. That scene was absolutely adorable. More please!
-Nadia gave Katherine a way to survive the whole rapidly-aging ordeal by suggesting that she use her Traveler powers to take up residence in someone else’s body (just like what happened to Matt). Apparently being a Traveler is a genetic trait, so since her father was one, she is somehow one too. And here I’ve only inherited my dad’s blue eyes.
-I’m not going to lie...there were actual screams when Katherine clutched at her heart and fell down the stairs. Thanks to the promo, we know she’s not dead yet, but will that change??? I am so nervous about what this could mean for our beloved Miss Pierce.
-Klaus will forever have a special in my heart, but we have another vampire with an accent. I repeat, we have another vampire with an accent. Oh, and he says “mate” -- a lot.
-So, should we refer to this fine specimen as “Enzo” or “Lorenzo”? Seeing as his friends only call him Enzo (and even though he says he has none), I’m going to call him Enzo. I’m just going to assume we’re good friends (or maybe in a relationship? Well, at least in my dreams).
-In between trying to kill Damon and revealing how he did not die in the fire, we learned that Enzo killed Megan, Elena and Caroline’s roommate, or so we assume. (Did we actually SEE him kill her?)
-Not only did we see Damon get all emotional, but we also saw Enzo’s emotions regarding his former friendship with Damon. After Damon saved Enzo from the poison injected into his body, Enzo revealed, “You were the most important person in my life,” and “you ruined me.” He also called Damon a “monster.” Ouch. Damon is not having a good day.
-Aaron has no idea what he’s getting involved in. If only Wes would have filled him in earlier, then maybe he wouldn’t have been held hostage by Damon and Stefan, in addition to being threatened to have his “sad little eyes” gouged out of his “sad little head.”
-At least Aaron wised-up and helped Stefan find Elena. He might not like Damon, but it looks like Aaron’s getting a soft spot for Stefan.
-So, Aaron’s not one happy human. Not only did Wes use him as a bargaining chip, but Wes was basically going to let the Salvatores kill Aaron. That doesn’t sound like the definition of a good guardian. Oh, and after Aaron told Wes to basically screw himself, he took the syringe that was supposed to be used for Elena’s “Phase 2.” Uh oh, that is not good.
Be sure to come back in January (when the series returns) for another installment of 'Weekly Fang Girls,' and definitely don't miss 'The Vampire Diaries' on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.
-Written by Allyson Koerner (Damon, Enzo, Aaron) and Kelly Schremph (Elena, Stefan, Matt, Katherine)