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TVD “Let The Right One In” re-cap

This week, we see that a stormy night in Mystic Falls is a bad omen and nothing good comes of it. Elena sleeping in bed gets startled awake by a window slamming open from the storm. It makes her really nervous and it should because it’s a sign of things to come.

In Jeremy’s room, Anna is there and wouldn’t you know, she loves storms.

Anna: I love storms.
Jeremy: Is that a vampire thing? ‘Cause I read vampires don’t like running water.
Anna: That’s only Dracula. Yeah, he was a complete wuss. Never showered, really smelly.
Jeremy: Seriously?
Anna: (laughs) First rule about vampires: don’t believe anything you read.

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TVD “A Few Good Men” re-cap

This weeks show starts off with a hiker in the woods who is surprised by a man who is disheveled and a bit out of date. The mystery man is our recent vampire escapee from the tomb. The vampire’s name is Harper and he wants to know what the day and year is. It’s Saturday 2010. Harper apologizes to the hiker then attacks and feeds off of him. Harper ends up changing into the hiker’s clothes and when the cell phone rings, Harper looks at it then tosses it.

At the Gilbert house, Elena is leaving Bonnie a message because she hasn’t heard from her and she’s worried. Jenna comes home and Elena asks her if she has any new info on her birth mother. They go inside where Jenna uses Bing to do a quick search. She tells Elena her mom’s name was Isobel Fleming and shows her an old class picture from 1993 she found online. Isobel’s friend Trudie Peterson who is also in the picture still lives close to Mystic Falls. Jenna goes on to tell Elena that Alaric’s wife who has died was named Isobel. Stefan comes over to the house and Elena tells him about all the she just learned. Elena isn’t sure if she should go see Trudie or not and Stefan wants to know how much she knows (with Isobel/ Alaric’s wife). Stefan reveals that he already knew Isobel was dead and he also offers to go with Elena if she decides to go see Trudie. Elena declines his offer and Stefan leaves to go check on a ‘mourning’ Damon.

 

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TVD “Fool Me Once” re-cap

This weeks episode starts out with Elena waking up on a bed in a hotel room. Turns out she is being held by Ben (the random new bartender at The Grill who Bonnie was crushing on). Oh, and he had absolutely no interest in Bonnie other than pleasing Anna who he thinks cares about him. Yeah Ben, you keep telling yourself that. You’re not a meaningless lackey at all she truly cares about the wonderful vampire that you are. Anyways, Elena tries to escape while Ben is asleep in a chair not far from the door. She gets to the door but before she can open it he vamp speeds over to her. Hey, she saw the chance and took it… it doesn’t matter that we all knew she wouldn’t make it – when you’re a hostage what the hell, go for it.

Ben the new vamp in town tries out a neat little trick Anna showed him. He tries to compel Elena and she plays along since he has no clue about the vervain. Smart move Elena. Ben turns his back since Elena is supposed to ’not move’ and she tries to get out again. Ah but then Anna comes in. Needless to say, Anna isn’t happy with Ben because he should have realized someone dating a vamp just might have vervain. Elena is put on lockdown in the bathroom where she discovers that Bonnie is in the bathtub unconscious.

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TVD “Lost Girls” re-cap

This week’s episode starts off with a quick glimpse of how last weeks ended. (Elena writing in her diary realizing Stefan is definitely not normal and putting all of the pieces together – see last weeks recap.)

Dear Diary, I am not a believer. People are born, they grow old, and then they die. That’s the world we live in. How can I deny what’s right in front of me? Someone who never grows old, never gets hurt. Someone who changes in ways that can’t be explained. Girls bitten, bodies drained of blood…” – Elena

 

With that diary entry of Elena’s, she decides to confront Stefan no matter how much she doesn’t want to believe. He tries to pull his shit together and get Elena to listen to him in hopes she would accept him as a vampire. Hey, he doesn’t feed on humans… at the moment. The cliffhanger of what happened to Vickie and all of her druggie friends at the cemetery is answered. Damon MAKES a new play thing and is impatiently waiting for Stefan to give up his ring because he really doesn’t like being stuck inside…. hence the new play thing to pass the time with. Elena gets a lesson in Salvatore history 101 which means flashbacks are rampant. And flashbacks mean that we finally get some more details on Katherine. Oh, and the ‘which brother had her first’ question that the brothers can’t seem to agree on is answered but turns out she just might have been the one in charge there. A long-awaited episode that will allow for many more juicy drama filled moments with twists and turns throughout the rest of the series thanks to one sentence – “I am a vampire”. It only gets better from here and prepare to really dislike Katherine…

We finally get a look at the infamous Katherine who still causes the Salvatore brothers to loath each other all these years later.

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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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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 “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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