Vampire Diaries “Lost Girls” re-air

This Thursday, the CW will re-air The Vampire Diaries Season 1, Episode 6: Lost Girls.

Elena demands that Stefan explain the frightening events that have been happening in Mystic Falls. In a string of flashbacks, Stefan explains how his rivalry with Damon began back in the Civil War when they met the love of their lives Katherine, the vampire who was the one that sired both of them. In the present, Damon impulsively takes control of Vicki’s future, and a confused and frightened Vicki runs away. Also, Sheriff Forbes, Mayor Lockwood, Logan and the others take drastic steps to protect their town.

Following TVD will be Moonlight.

Season 1, Episode 5: Arrested Development
After Beth saves him, Mick tries to avoid her. Beth investigates the murder of an escort, while Mick locates a couple’s estranged daughter. The two cases are related so they have to work together, a new development in their relationship.

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TVD “You’re Undead to Me” re-cap

FINALY! She sees his face change… a person can only turn away so many times.

A quick rundown on this weeks episode:

Last week we were left with the cliff hanger of Damon locked in the boardinghouse cellar which is where we start off this week. It’s been three days and Damon is without his ring (so no sunlight for him), he has a decent amount of vervain in him, and he hasn’t fed. Stefan wants to reconnect with Elena who he hopes is welcoming. Elena has been wondering what the hell is wrong with Stefan that he’s been MIA for three days and she wants answers. Matt is left on the sidelines being a gentleman and giving advice to both Stefan and Elena. Caroline is trying to act like Damon never really happened but does a poor job of it and ends up under his spell once again. Bonnie is having some major inner conflict due to her newfound powers and ends up going to her grandmother. Jeremy and Vickie seem to be doing good together but it doesn’t last long because anything involving the words Vickie and good won’t last. We see the ominous crow pop up throughout the episode but sadly, it doesn’t end well for him. Stefan is ousted by a stranger who seems to know him and Elena is hungry for answers. She goes off to find them and is tremendously shocked when she puts the pieces together. She FINALY is ready to confront Stefan instead of making anymore excuses for all of the weird that has occurred. It just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t get more Damon so he gets freed but that won’t be good for everyone around him since he’s bound to be pissed . We end the show with One persons life ending and one persons fate being unknown. And all of that combined makes for the deliciousness that is The Vampire Diaries.

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Vampire Diaries You’re Undead to Me re-air

This Thursday, the CW will re-air The Vampire Diaries Season 1, Episode 5: You’re Undead to Me.

With Damon still locked up and growing physically weaker, Jeremy and Vicki have gotten back together. Meanwhile, the school decides to hold a car wash to raise funds after the death of Mr. Tanner. At the car wash, Bonnie starts a fire using her special powers. She is horrified and confused so she goes to her grandmother for help. Elena and Stefan continue to have trust issues as he is still unwilling to tell Elena his secret. But later, Elena hears a shocking story about Stefan and Damon from a stranger who recognizes Stefan… from a vampire attack that happened almost 50 years ago. In an old news video, Elena can clearly see Stefan, who looks exactly like he does now. Meanwhile, Damon uses his powers to try to summon Caroline to let him out, and he kills Zach when he tries to stop her. Elsewhere, Logan and Aunt Jenna go out on a date, while it is revealed that Logan is part of a secret society involving the mayor, Sheriff Forbes, and most of the town officials whom are aware of the Salvator brothers existence. Logan tries to gain access to Jenna’s house so he can steal the Gilbert watch as part of the society’s plans for stopping both Stefan and Damon.

Following TVD will be Moonlight Season 1, Episode 4: Fever.

Two undercover officers are killed while protecting a witness. Fearing there’s a mole, Josh hires Mick to find the witness and bring her back. Mick’s able to locate her in the desert, but gets too much sunlight. On the verge of death, Mick needs blood to survive. Meanwhile Josh and Beth find out Mick’s car has been destroyed, while Josh tries to find the mole, Beth worries that Mick may be dead.

TVD “Family Ties” re-cap

This weeks The Vampire Diaries episode was “Family Ties”. Indeed it has a lot of family ties and even a major history repeating itself moment. The show starts off this time not with Damon on another murderous adventure (take note… you will see less of the bad like that from Damon but the bad that remains will be very WOW bad… for now anyways… just take note because there is a reason down the road.) Anyways, we see Elena waking up due to hearing a noise. She gets up and goes downstairs to see what it is when the television turns on. It shows a breaking news story reporting another death from an animal attack. The death is of none other than Elena… huh? she is obviously not dead. All of a sudden, Damon is inside and she is freaking out. She runs but he is everywhere she runs to (vampire speed) and then he’s gone. But of course when she turns around he’s there and he BITES her in a bad way. So your thinking WTF right… well then Stefan wakes up. It was all a bad dream that Damon put in Stefan’s head to screw with him. They have their usual banter between each other that ends in Stefan stabbing Damon with a letter opener and Damon returning the favor (note to self: never damage Damon‘s designer shirts). They are both vampires though and random non heart piercing stabs won’t do anything but annoy them. By the way, DAMON TELLS STEFAN HE WANTS MORE THAN IN ELENA’S HEAD during the convo.  

At the Gilbert house, Jenna has the television on watching a real breaking news story that announces the vicious animal responsible for all of the attacks has been caught (Damon set it up). While watching this Jenna is throwing insults at the male reporter (Logan). Turns out he is the reason she left town originally. The jerk cheated on her. Elena is off gathering some family heirlooms to loan out for a famous town founders party. Jeremy protests and we later find out it’s because it’s his parents things and the watch (A POCKET WATCH) was promised to him by his father. The doorbell rings and it’s Stefan. Elena and Stefan go upstairs and start to makeout on her bed. Stefan’s face goes all bloodlusty so he pulls away pretty quickly. Elena asks him randomly after how he looks in a suit… yeah because someone looking like he does can’t possibly pull off a suit… please. He’s a little surprised that the founder’s party is still held (slip up on his part… he’s new and not really supposed to know that stuff). Elena tries to act like it’s whatever with her and she’s going because her mom loved going but she wants to go we can all see that and Stefan couldn’t be happier to go with her… uh-huh sure he loves bending over backwards trying to hide all of his not so little secrets. 

Stefan how long do you think you can just keep turning your head? She’s going to notice eventually…

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Vampire Diaries “Family Ties” re-air

This week The Vampire Diaries will be re-airing Season 1, Episode 4: Family Ties.

Elena asks a reluctant Stefan to go with her to the annual Founder’s Park dance. Vicki gets Tyler to ask her, but later accuses him of hiding their drug-induced relationship from his aunt Jenna. Meanwhile, Zach reveals a family secret to Stefan. Damon finally tells Elena the secret history about the Salvatore family and how she is the dead-splitting image of Stefan’s lost love. Stefan tries to get Damon out of his life for good without giving away Damon’s (or his) secret. Also, Elena thinks that Caroline is being abused by Damon when she sees the bite marks on her neck and tries to get her some help.


Following TVD will be Moonlight.

Season 1, Episode 3: Dr. Feelgood
A person is struck by a car as he crosses the street. A passing motorist tries to help him, but the victim was a vampire who promptly feeds on the good Samaritan. Instead of killing him, he spawns another vampire. The new vampire goes on a spree that threatens to reveal them all. Mick must stop the new vampire.

Vampire Diaries “Friday Night Bites” re-cap

Wasn’t feeling so great this week so no real recap… instead here are some of my thoughts on this episode: 

I like how from the beginning Bonnie doesn’t like Stefan because her intuition is telling her there’s something off about him. Even if she doesn’t know what it is, she knows it isn‘t good. And the prediction of the numbers 8, 14, 22… This little witch is finding her powers whether she wants to or not. Also love how she sticks with Elena regardless of what is going on and is supportive of her unlike someone else who is really annoying at this point. That would be Caroline of course. In the beginning of this series, Caroline is so bubbly and fake cheery and that was all very present in this episode. Pay attention everyone because if they follow the books at all with her (even just a teeny tiny bit) this is a glimpse of the real Caroline. Poor girl though doesn’t even realize that she is just a toy to Damon. As she tries to show him off to Elena she has no clue that Elena is who he is really after. (That can be added to a pile of things that just might possibly lead to her going completely crazy at some point in the future.) Damon seems to have his eye on Elena throughout the episode and I have lost count on all of the “looks” that he gives her. 

And so the "eye thing" really begins... lol we all know Elena notices, it just takes her awhile to acknowledge it.

 

There seems to be a lot going on in his head perhaps pertaining to his “master plan”. Stefan is not having the best of luck running interference but throwing in the vervain necklace he gave to Elena helps. I bet it isn’t too often that Damon gets slapped. He didn’t seem to mind Elena has some fire in her. If anything by the end of this one he seems even more fascinated by her. Standing over her bed and watching her sleep (stalkerish yes I know) he looked less like animal rage Damon and more like a Damon who cares about something. The way he was looking at her and gently stroking her cheek before disappearing makes it look like another Damon is hiding inside him and Elena is what’s bringing it out. I have to say at this point is when I would say he really starts to care a little about her as more than just another play thing. From one brother to the next, Stefan is having a harder time covering his vampire tracks. The finger breaking no one saw but the hand cut Elena clearly saw and she might act like she is going along with his story but is she really? She looks like that one is going to be at the back of her mind until something else happens to trigger it to the forefront of things. You can tell without ever seeing the series before that it is getting really close to the time for Stefan to spill his not so little secret. In the background of all of this, the minor characters Jeremy, Vickie, and Tyler are all still in their horrible triangle. Vickie as messed up as ever stands by while Tyler constantly goes after Jeremy. Jeremy is left on the sidelines falling apart. Thankfully though, Vickie finally does something good and tells Jeremy she didn’t have sex with him just for the drugs. The user has a heart somewhere in there under the screwed up mess that she is. Ah but it is still Vickie so the good will no doubt be followed by some bad soon enough. And then there is Matt. Matt is the not so lucky one watching all of this happen in front of him. Having to admit his sister is screwed up and awful to Jeremy, seeing his friend as the jerk he really is, watching his ex move on while he still loves her, and to top it all of he gets to see that the guy he wants to dislike so much isn’t so bad after all. With all of that and who knows what other shit he gets to deal with, Matt always ends up being a friend and a true gentleman in the end. I’ve never been big on Matt but seeing him now, I have to admit his character is pretty good. Now to see how he handles things the seasons to come and all of the secrets/drama they bring. 

Cute moment but does Stefan really think that the necklace mojo will work forever?

 

Bottom line, this was another good episode as the series continues on. I am noticing a lot more things watching it a second time and now that I am paying more attention to the details perhaps some foreshadowing for the second season is present this early in the first. So many little details that can easily carry over to something much bigger next season. Looking at both Stefan and Damon now after seeing the whole first season it can be easier to see more of the big picture with them. You can see that Stefan is a bit unstable underneath and admits Katherine is still there in his heart/mind. Damon on the other hand, is growing in subtle ways towards giving a damn about someone else besides her – even moving away from Katherine though he is actually supposed to be trying to get her back. The brothers roles look like they are reversing in various aspects while they both end up yet again loving and wanting the same girl. The season 2 love “square” is looking more and more interesting. 

                

Ok, so this was my favorite scene and not just because it was more Damon.  love how the episode ended with a glimpse at a possibly gentle and caring Damon… maybe somebody really isn’t as hard as he tries to come off… maybe that somebody is starting to care – perhaps to care about a certain ex-cheerleader. 

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Shinichi’s Great Reveal – ELENA

Finally, the last of the Shinichi’s Great Reveal posts (I think – who knows what will happen between now and the release of Midnight)…

[Original Shinichi’s Great Reveal]  [Shinichi’s Great Reveal – SAGE]

For Elena’s theories about Camelot:
Not much needs to be said, here are the excerpts from the book.

Page 1o8 Elena fell asleep in the bathtub and…
In her dream she was moving briskly. It was only half light, but she could tell somehow that she was skimming downward through deep gray mist. What worried her was that she seemed to be surrounded by arguing voices, and they were arguing about her.
“A second chance? I’ve spoken to her about it.”
“She won’t remember anything.”
It doesn’t matter whether she remembers.Everything will remain inside her, if unawakened.”
“It will germinate inside her… until the time is right.”
Elena had no ide what any of it meant.

Then, Page 214-5
Elena talking to Damon about where people go when they die and the different levels you can end up on…
Damon-   “More like Limbo, at least where we are.  Then there’s the other city, which may have been where you went on your ‘vacation’ to the afterlife. Here they just call it ‘The Other Side.’ But I can tell you two rumors I heard from my informants. There they call it the Celestial Court. And there, the sky is crystal blue and the sun is always rising.”
Elena –     “The Celestial Cort…” Elena forgot that she was speaking aloud. She knew instinctively that it was the queens-and-knights-and-sorceresses kind of court, not a court of law. It would be like Camelot. Just saying the words brought up an aching nostalgia, and — not memories, but tip-of-the-tongue feeling that memories were locked right behind a door. It was a door, however, that was securely locked, and all Elena could see through the keyhole were ranks of women like the Guardians, tall, golden-haired, and blue-eyed, and one — child sized among the grown women — who glanced up, and, piercingly, from a long way off, met Elena’s gaze directly.

That leads to the Guardians-
Some misc. Guardian mentions:

This Guardian was a tall woman with hair the color of Elena’s own – true gold – cut square at shoulder length…  Pg. 195
… The Guardian was staring at her with a puzzled look in her true blue eyes.  Pg. 196

When Elena runs to help the woman being whipped, she hears people whispering and something she picked up on was:
In fact with golden hair and those vivid blue eyes, she might even be a Guardian from the Other Side. Who knew –?  Pg. 220

This leaves us with Elena looking like a doppelgänger for a Guardian. She had a second chance and some weird wing powers came back with her but she can never remember anything about them until she desperately needs the. She also has a strong beacon of an aura. Looks to me like this one is not as hard to figure out. All we need now is for Elena to remember so we can have all of the pieces fit together nicely.

Any thoughts on Elena and her return from her “final” death? What do you think all of this Other Side talk will mean?