I seem to be incapable of brevity when it comes to TVD, so here it goes:
Finally Bonnie lovers can rejoice! She has a house! And a non-magical plot line with a semi-cute boy. And her dad was at least mentioned... Though I admit, my Bonnie-hating heart did smile when Damon put her in her place about Abby the Abandoner. He was a total ass, but I love him/hate her so I loved it! I also quite enjoyed Elena acknowledging that the whole Abby vamping thing was as much Stefan's fault as Damon's, and it's normal for Bonnie not to forgive either of them (a rare moment of Bonnie solidarity on Elena's part and
mine). I totally lost interest and zoned out during the Bonnie-Jaime scenes and the Bonnie-Jaime-Jeremy scenes, but they were there... Yay Bonnie on screen not
doing a spell...? Ugh. Nope, I just can't care. The only ways to make Bonnie interesting (IMO) are to A) kill her (yay!) or B) make her into DarkBonnie, so I would be allowed to hate her. (Nothing against Kat Graham-- she's adorable and seems really nice-- I just can't stand the character.)
Hate Esther. And not in the "her character is so evil" way but in the "I'm really annoyed that she's still on my tv" way.
Still haven't decided how I feel about Alaric the vampire vampire slayer. We need a new name for him (AtVVS just doesn't look right), since real Alaric DID die. It was the ultimate Dalaric/Team Badass scene-- Dalaric + bourbon + single manly tear. I was squeeing and weeping all at once. Both of those actors did a phenomenal job, btw. It's hard for me not to hate it when men cry, and I totally didn't. Nailed it!
Sidebar: I didn't think Matt Davis could get any hotter. I was wrong. Vampire Alaric was so freaking hot! And not just because he ripped Bonnie's throat out.
The scene of dying Alaric looking out at everyone posed in a circle was way too cheesy for me. This show used to be better than that.
I'm ashamed to admit that I was totally moved by it. I didn't quite ugly-cry over it, but tears were streaming down my face. I even knew he wasn't really going to die, since I saw the TVD/TSC promo with him in it, and I still really felt it. It was actually the first time that I regretted being spoiled. Oh, and when he said that bit about how taking care of Elena and Jeremy was the closest he has come to the life he always wanted--- AH I died. Then the cynical part of me wondered in what way he actually "took care" of either of them, but I told cynical-me to shut up.
Hated the lack of Delena scenes (as in, none). His reaction to hearing Elena ask Stefan to the dance was the first time I teared up this episode. Ian totally nailed the "I'm trying to act like my normal snarky self but I'm dying inside" face.
And while I was crying for Ric I was also crying for Damon losing his one kind of friend and out of everyone, he was the only one who had to go through it alone.
This! The scene in the crypt/tomb/mausoleum (?) reaffirmed everything I ever felt about Dalaric's friendship, but when Alaric "died," Damon just sat outside alone. I wanted to punch every single other character who ever claimed to give a crap about him. Again, I know that he and Elena were fighting, but it makes so much more sense that she would mourn Alaric's death with Damon. Stefan and Alaric weren't even really friends. As much as Elena needed someone to be there for her, Damon needed someone too, and she is the only person who could really understand how he felt. I was fine with the Stelena dance, but the part when he comforted her after Alaric "died" felt so contrived and forced. Like the writers were just trying to throw Stelena 'shippers a bone, since they tore their collective heart out last week. Not that Stelena 'shippers didn't deserve some nice moments-- I just wish it had been done some other way. Stefan actually bugged me less tonight than he has in a long time, especially his acknowledgement that he's lucky to be in Elena's life at all. Last week, he acted like he would only accept all-or-nothing from her, which was unfair, so it was nice to see him backtrack from that a little.
I kind of loved that when Bonnie showed up after Alaric "died," that Damon knew something was off and seemed genuinely concerned. Maybe I imagined it because I just love him.
Part of the reason I didn't like this episode is because I'm a huge Damon fan, and the poor guy just had about the worst day ever. This is exactly why he needs to move on from Elena. I hate that she would turn right around and ask Stefan to the dance and be all romantic with him after making out with Damon, what, a couple of days ago in show time? That would be one thing if he was some random guy, but she knows how he feels about her and she is just f---ing with him. And I even thought some of the Stefan-Elena scenes were cute, and I bought their connection more than usual. But you just can't do that to Damon, Elena. It's cruel and heartless.
Team Damon! I'm actually a diehard Delena 'shipper too, but Elena has spent half of this season treating him like shit. Tonight's episode was one of many times that I thought she didn't deserve him. She's not worthy of that kind of undying devotion. (DEvotion haha) She needs to grow up and realize that her actions (or lack thereof) hurt other people, usually Damon, but also Caroline, Bonnie, Matt, and everyone. Elena better have a major redemption moment if I'm supposed to believe that Damon would even want to be with her. Although he loved Katherine, and she and Elena are the exact same person, so who knows?
I think a lot of my problems with Elena stem from the fact that she doesn't have parents to stop her from being a total selfish brat all the time. Being a parent figure on this show is tantamount to a death sentence. Oh, and I found it ridiculous that Stefan was all "you have me" when Elena was crying about losing all of her parent figures. Boyfriend/ex-boyfriend/boy-anything isn't gonna replace parents. In fact, he seems to have the opposite effect.
I giggled when Damon swooped in with the Stelena twat-block, even if it wasn't on purpose. I giggled again when he twat-blocked Bonnie and what's-his-face. People are always intruding on his and Elena's moments, so that was a fun little nugget of symmetry/payback's-a-bitch.
Klaroline broke my heart this week too. He is officially not believable as a villain anymore, and I'm actually ok with it. I don't dislike Tyler, but when Klaus was talking about a small-town life not being enough for her, he was right. He kind of gets her. I totally don't blame her for blowing him off. I also cried a little at his sad puppy face afterwards. I just don't know what to feel about these two... Ah, show! Stop toying with my emotions! (But really don't.)
Edited by MissEm23, Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:26 PM.