The Vampire Diaries Season Finale: The Departed


So…I know it has been a while, but let’s be honest, the show got a bit boring.  Vampires stopped doing it for me, people who should of gotten killed off weren’t, while perfectly likeable (although evil) characters were.

But this week things got interesting.  Alright, I’m going to only say this once but it was the season finale of The Vampire Diaries so this is a massive SPOILER ALERT.

And seriously, this is the type of stuff you want to witness first hand.

In all honesty, I can’t be bothered recapping.  You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it, and if you haven’t you either didn’t pay any attention to my spoiler alert or somehow stumbled onto this page by accident (it’s OK, it’s the Internet and it happens to everyone).


The biggest?  Elena Gilbert, she who is not Isabella Swan, is now a vampire.

OH SNAP!  Terrifically unexpected, since, last it was brought up (approximately a season ago) Elena didn’t want to be a vampire.  She wanted to grow old, get married and have lots of children.  How she thought this was possible considering she was in love with not one, but two, vampires is beyond me, but there you go.

Yet now she’s a vampire.

Which conveniently leads us to point number two:

Alaric is DEAD.  The invincible was actually vincible (?) and just after he killed Klaus (OH!  We’ll get to that), which was just before he almost killed Damon…he died.

And he even got to say something nice to Jeremy in ghost form.  Awww.

Thirdly.  Klaus, as in vampire Klaus, is dead.  So…why did he seem to return in the form of Tyler?  Is Tyler dead?  Or is Klaus Tyler? How did this happen?  And what does this mean?  (Dammit, it’s like the ending of Source Code all over again)  And…hilarious love triangle plot twist (remember this is what we wanted), Klaus will be dating Caroline in Tyler’s body.  WHHAAAAA???

Damon-Elena-Stefan.  Elena finally decided.  She went for Stefan, because, at the end of the day, he got in first.  He saved her life, made her realise what she wanted from it, etc etc, hero worship blah.

Except he didn’t.  Well he did, let’s not take that away from the guy, but Damon actually got in first.  He creepily appeared from out of the darkness (seriously, I know he’s hot, but that shit doesn’t fly in reality), gave her some life advice, flirted a little (oh Damon, you minx!) and then erased it all from her memory.

So…she doesn’t know that he came first.

So what’s on for season four?

Elena’s a vampire.  Elijah is back.  Damon came first, but Stefan is the only one that made an impression (literally).  Tyler may or may not be dead.  Klaus may or may not be dead.  and ELENA IS A VAMPIRE.


If you don’t have any, I’m disappointed.

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The Vampire Diaries: 1912


Here we go again.  It’s been a while Vampire Diaries fans, and while my excuses are good, hopefully the make up post is better.

Plus, in my defense, they made us wait a couple of weeks for the next episode.  Typical CW move.

Like usual, if you want something a little more in-depth, with a touch of humour on the side, check out Kim’s blog HERE for all the juicy Vampire Diaries gossip.

So…this week was, interesting, to say the least.  We last left Mystic Falls in a state of upheaval (when don’t we?) after The Originals’ mum tried to off them and ended up failing.  Now Bonnie’s mum is a vampire/witch (witpire? no?), Elijah is who knows where, and Klaus is still jonesing on Caroline.  So he should.

Now to this week.  Forget about the Originals please, they don’t seem to be in this episode.  Well, Rebecca is, but no one really pays attention to her, do they?  Instead, focus on the idea that Alaric is a mass murderer.  Who also did not die after getting shot.  Go with it.

So what’s going on?  In short, three people have been killed in Mystic Falls.  The medical examiner, Caroline’s dad and, technically, Alaric.  And thanks to Dr Fell, Alaric is the killer of all three (self-inflicted of course).  And she has the paperwork to prove it.

So, in retaliation, Elena and Matt (I know, he, out of everyone, is actually still around) go searching for clues, detective style, at Dr Fell’s house.  Where they find the jackpot.  Well, not really.  They find a shit load of paperwork on Alaric and co (other dead guys) and an old journal from Samantha Fell.  Oh, and a coroner’s report clearing Alaric.  Win.

Well, until Dr Fell catches them.

Fast forward a couple of scenes and we learn that the journal Elena stole is written by Samantha Fell, which recounts about how she went crazy and, surprise, surprise, killed a whole bunch of people back in 1912.

Only this is when things get weird.  When Damon and Stefan put two and two together (conveniently at the same time of course) Damon remembers that he killed Samantha BEFORE the murders happened.

So she came back to life.  And how did she do that?  Why, with a special “bring me back to life” ring.  And who else do we know with a ring like that?

*If you guessed Jeremy, just leave.*

Alaric!  And from the help of Dr Fell (supposedly not crazy, just trying to help out) we realise that Alaric’s ring is cursed and he’s going around killing other people, and himself.

And that was what we were left with.

So what did you think of this episode?  Personally, I found it a little too all over-the-shop.  Firstly, where the heck is half the cast?  OK Jeremy and Bonnie, I don’t really care about.  But Tyler, whose trying to change for Caroline; Caroline, whose interested in two guys; Klaus, who is suddenly Casonova, and; Elijah, who is just awesome, so please keep him in the show, WERE ALL MISSING.

Then, we are still getting nowhere on the love triangle between Stedelena (go with it). I know we complained about it starting to get old, but we still need our romance CW; it’s a trashy teenage TV show after all!

And, most importantly, I’m sorry, but that whole Originals thing was not resolved.  Nuh-uh.  So don’t think we’re going to just forget about it.

Maybe this is just me.  Let me know what YOU thought of the episode and whether things will continue to get twisted.

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The Vampire Diaries: Our Town


Buckle up Vampire Diaries fans, this week the writers gave us a bit to wonder, even if we were only subjected to few gory deaths (hybrids don’t really count anymore do they?) Stelena?  Delena?  Good Doctor Fell?  Bad Doctors Fell?

And so the questions come.

This week, the main storyline was once again surrounded around the dance of revenge between our favourite hybrid overlord/villain Klaus and boring-good-vampire-who’s-just-started-getting-interesting Stefan.  Basically,  Stefan has Klaus’ dead family and there’s nothing Klaus can do about it.  Na na na na na.

On top of that, Stefan has demanded that Klaus get his minions to leave town, otherwise he’s going to start dumping vampire loved ones in the ocean.  Starting with Elijah (Noooo!!).  Of course, Klaus thinks he’s bluffing and threatens to kill everyone Stefan has ever met (which, let’s be honest, is starting to get old.  Partially because he keeps saying it and nothing has happened, but also the fact that it seems highly unlikely Klaus would kill EVERYONE that Stefan has EVER met.  That’s a whole lot of people).

Stefan, being the recently turned badass that he is, decides to use Elena as a pawn in his evil twisted game.  He makes her drink his blood and tells Klaus he’s going to drive her off the old town bridge, where her parents (and nearly her) died, thus rendering her useless to Klaus.  Surprisingly, Klaus folds first.

At the same time that this is going on, Caroline, for possibly the first time in the series, is feeling a touch of melancholia  (perhaps she saw that new Lars von Trier film?  I don’t know).  She’s celebrating her 18th birthday, but she died at 17.  Downer.  Of course, when Tyler is compelled to bite her, almost sealing her death, she starts to re-evaluate.  Really, being immortal at 17 is far better than dying when you’ve just turned 18 (sorta).

Luckily, Klaus decided to be the knight in shimmering armour and gives her his blood, thus curing her from a slow and painful death.  Side note, he also gave her a very shiny and expensive bracelet for her birthday.  WTF?

Finally, Delena, which seemed within reach last week after they kissed…has been put on the shelf…again.

Elena: “It’s not right.”

Damon:  “No, it’s just not right NOW”


So what are my thoughts for this week?

Honestly, I have come to the conclusion that I have some sort of bad-boy attraction complex going on.  I’ve been attracted to Damon for over two seasons, but now that he is acting all calm and patient and loving towards Elena I’m starting to lose interest.  Awks.

On top of that, even though the way Stefan behaved was unacceptable, it was also incredibly sexy.  FINALLY, he’s being the pro-active one and tackling Klaus.  Sure, he’s been an ass along the way, but he does get the job done, doesn’t he?

On a romantic note, did anyone else feel a little something-something with Klaus and Caroline?  And if that’s the case, I feel that Caroline needs a good shaking.  It may have appeared nice of him to save her life, but the only reason she was in jeopardy was because he forced her ex-boyfriend (who is only her ex because he had his will taken away from him by Klaus) to bite her.  And if she is the type of girl who is swayed by pretty jewellery, well…bad Caroline.  It wasn’t even from Tiffany’s.

Finally…is anyone else just waiting for Bonnie to disappear/die/or just leave the show?  I know I am.  Same with Matt.  It’s mean, but I don’t really care.


What does Klaus plan on doing with Caroline?  Will she develop feelings for him?

Will something happen between Stefan and Elena now that he has bought up that he knows he lost her?  Or will she realise that she’s actually been over Stefan for a long time and she CAN get with Damon?

Is Doctor Fell good or bad?  Was she behind the bloody murder (with a stake no less) of her once prom date from hell?  And how will this factor for Alaric?

Will Jeremy return?

What will happen to Tyler?

Also, little fun fact:  I have been informed that hottie doctor Meredith Fell (Torrey DeVitto) is actually the wife of Paul Wesley, aka Stefan Salvatore.  Nice work Stefan.  That girl is gorgeous!   (Just imagine the children!)

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The Vampire Diaries: The New Deal


Vampire Diaries fan, we can rejoice.  Our favourite vampires (television vampires that is…) came back to grace our screens about weeks of deprivation.  Sure, those weeks were filled with parties, New Year’s Eve and lots of Christmas food and company, but does that make us any less happy that it’s back on TV?  Of course not.

Even more so, we FINALLY took a step in the right direction is getting what we’ve all wanted for the past two and a half seasons.  But before we divulge (oh yes, there will be divulging), check out Kim’s post HERE for the full summary of this week’s episode, The New Deal.

So basically this week we had the big story arch of how Stefan is trying to piss off Klaus by stealing his dead family from him.  Of course this doesn’t go according to plan.  Well it does, but not really.  See, in case there are any viewers out there that haven’t noticed yet, Klaus gets cranky when he doesn’t get his way.  Heck, he killed his own mum and framed his dad because she didn’t particularly like him.

So, due to Stefan’s diabolical plan (with some help from Bonnie, and eventually Damon (they’re on good terms again BTW)), Klaus decides to get even and almost gets Jeremy killed, which surprise surprise, scares the hell out of Elena.

What happens as a result was both rushed, and surprising.  After Jeremy complains about the fact that he will never have a safe, normal life again, Elena and Damon come to the realisation that actually, he can, but it means leaving them all.  After being compelled by Damon, Jeremy chooses to leave town, stay with friends, and most importantly, forget everything that has been going down in Mystic Falls.

One thing that I didn’t particularly like about this (aside from the fact that such for an important scene, it only went for about three minutes) is that it seems so easy.  Why hadn’t they thought about it before?  And why aren’t they doing it for others, like Matt?

However, I’m sure the thing that every viewer was thinking about was THE KISS.  After weeks and weeks of teasing, flirting, heated stares and innuendos, Damon and Elena kissed.

That’s right.  Delena is starting to happen.

Of course, Elena now knows that Stefan isn’t evil anymore, but she kissed back.  And OK, Damon left before she could say anything, but he did tell her how he feels about her.  Progress people.

One thing though.  While I am ecstatic that this has finally happened, it did seem a little lacklustre.  Season one kiss was far better for instance (even if it was a case of mistaken identity).  Plus, Stefan is starting to get more interesting now that he has released his dark, interesting side (James Dean hair or no.  For the record TVD hairstylists, only James Dean can get away with James Dean hair.  Noted?  OK, good).  So part of me wants him to try and get Elena back in a typical badass kind of way.  Anyone else agree?

What did you think about this episode?  Are you still team Delena or are you back to Stelena?  Or are you sick of the both of them and need a new cute guy to arrive?  Where were Caroline and Matt this episode?  Will you miss Jeremy?  Do you think a new romance will blossom between Alaric and hot doctor lady?  Let me know in the comments!

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The Vampire Diaries: Homecoming


First off, fellow Vampire Diaries fans, sorry about the late post.  It’s a bit slack of me, but I plead defence in the fact that I had uni exams, and then I had partying due to the end of exams…But.  Here it is!  The long-awaited (I hope) post about the mid-season finale of the Vampire Diaries.

If you’re up for a more detailed account (here we just just scratch our chin and ponder most of the time) check our Kim’s blog HERE

So what happened in the week’s episode, that I might add, is the last before a SIX WEEK break?  Also, that while the writers were kind and wrapped up a few loose ends, they were equally cruel in the massive cliff-hanger they left us with…

The Plan

For those who have been living under a rock, Elena and Co have frantically been thinking of ways that they could kill Klaus; and considering he is both an Original AND a hybrid vampire-werewolf. they weren’t coming up with many options.  Until Michael, aka Papa Original and vampire-killer turned up and announced that, with a little co-operation, they could destroy Klaus once and for all.

Of course, to do this involved several steps.  First Elena had to actually stab Michael (don’t worry, temporary thing) so that Stefan, who is still under mind-control, could ring Klaus and let him know that his dad was dead.  And, now that Rebecca knows what a douche Klaus is, she also gave her input.  So far so good.

Then, Michael was un-stabbed, where he procured the almighty stake made from a really old white oak tree that can officially kill, (and so they actually stay dead) an Original.  AKA Klaus.

At the same time, Elena goes over to Rebecca’s, whose dressed up for her first ever homecoming dance.  While the moment could be very touching, Elena kinda ruins it when she stabs Rebecca in the back, killing her.  Mostly because she can’t get in the way of The Plan.

Conveniently, the Homecoming dance is flooded and so the venue has to be changed…to Tyler’s who, also conveniently, has a big party already set up, band and all.  Only thing is, instead of homecoming it’s actually a wake…and Klaus is the host.  Dun. Dun. Dun.

Stefan and Klaus rendezvous, when Stefan makes a deal with Klaus; if he shows how dead Michael is, he can have his freedom back.  Deal’s a deal.

Unfortunately for Stefan, when he goes to meet up with Damon and Michael he realises that he’s also a liability…and that he has to be (temporary put down).  Cue nasty bite scene with Michael.

The Problems

  • Klaus has bought along a group of loyal hybrids he’s created (so THAT’S what he’s been up to these past few episodes) that will kill everyone who gets in his way.  One of those hybrids is Tyler.  Eek!
  • Stefan saves Klaus’ life, who then in turn kills Michael with the only weapon that can kill him.  Dang.
  • Elena gets stabbed.  Whoops.
  • Caroline snaps at Tyler for being a hybrid.  Awkward way to end a relationship.

The Solutions

  • Elena is actually Katherine.  And she’s pretty hard to kill.  Yes!
  • Stefan was actually saving DAMON’S life, who would have been teared apart by all of Klaus’ minions if he had succeeded.
  • Stefan got his freedom back.  Hooray!
  • Tyler LIKES being Klaus’ minion.  Because now he doesn’t have to be a slave to the moon.

What now?

Despite the fact that Stefan did indeed save Damon’s life (bromance!) Damon and Elena don’t actually know that…and they’ve both accepted that they have to move on.  Which means they will (hopefully, invariably) move closer together.  Team Delena!

Katherine convinces Stefan that while it’s all well and good he’s gotten his freedom back, Klaus did screw him over big time and that Stefan should get vengence…

By stealing the corpses of all of Klaus’ relatives.  Relatives, that Klaus was going to bring back to life now that Papa Original is dead.  Only…because of Stefan, he no longer knows where they are…

Dun. Dun. Dun.  Cue end of episode.

So what did you think about the mid-season finale?  Nail-biting?  Edge of your seat?  Good?  Bad?  Expected?  Let me know!

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The Vampire Diaries: Ordinary People


Have you ever started dating someone, and you’re maybe a month or two in, when everything has gone to hell in a hand basket?  Yep?  And I bet a little part of you thought “what a waste of my time!  I wish I had never gone through that at all!” It’s OK, I think we’ve all thought it.

Well, imagine siding with the wrong guy for ONE THOUSAND YEARS, and then realising that, whoops!  He’s the baddie after all.  Yes, that was the subject matter that we were dealing with this week on The Vampire Diaries.

This week we’re going to go into a little more detail, but like usual, if you want to check out Kim’s website HERE I more than encourage you to! (As long as you come back of course).

Now are we ready?  Please make sure your socks are hiked up, your hats are on tight and all your personal belongings are stowed away safely.  Here. We. Go.

So this week’s episode starts off with Alaric showing Elena those really, really old pictures on the wall of the Lockwood caves down in their basement.  So what do they mean?  Well, with a little bit of decoding, Dan Brown style, Alaric learns the words for Witch, Werewolf and Vampire.  Which is all very well and good, but we’ve put two and two together that witches, werewolves and vampires hang out together (whether they like it or not).  Although…one bit of juicy information that did learn?  Michael, AKA vampire hunter extraordinaire, is actual one of the Originals.  Yep, he’s Papa Michael to Rebecca, Elijah and…Klaus.  And you thought your relationship with your parents was bad.

So…while Alaric, alongside Bonnie (and might I mention, the sexual tension in the air?  I could be going out on a loony limb here, but I sensed Alaric was hitting on Bonnie a little, now that she is single from the conveniently missing Jeremy.  Anyone else?  Yes? No?), try to piece the bits of the puzzle together, Elena decides to go directly to the source and ask Rebecca what the go is with Papa Michael.  Why do they hate him?  Why does he hate them?

Through a series of flashbacks we learn some interesting things:

1) The Originals were once human.  That’s right, they weren’t born vampires, in fact they weren’t even born in America (that clears up that whole sketchy accent thing).

2) Michael was a jackarse.  Sure, I bet he was just looking out for his children, blah blah blah, but he did it in a jackarse kinda way.  Do not approve.

3) (This is a biggie).  The Original witch turned the family into vampires as a way to protect themselves from the werewolves, and pretty much anything else that could kill them.  The Original witch being their mum.  Well…that at least explains the name.

4) When Klaus was turned into a vampire, his werewolf-y side came out as well, which made things super awkward for the family, because Papa Michael put two and two together and realised that Mama Witch was a bit of a whore and slept with a werewolf, thus creating the hybrid we all know and love as Klaus.

5) Michael was so outraged that he killed Mama Witch, even though she had turned her back on Klaus and created the spell so that he couldn’t turn.

Well, that’s what Rebecca and Elijah though.  Until Elena (of course it’s Elena who works this out), through the pictures on the cave, realised that in fact it was KLAUS who had killed his mum (she did create him and then turn her back on him…ouch) and then lied to Elijah and Rebecca so that they hated Papa Michael alongside him.  Yeah.  Awks.

On the other side of town, Damon has decided to release Stefan from his Dungeon of Doom so they can have a night of fun, blood and booze.  As you do.  While Stefan thinks there is a catch and he will invariably get in trouble (he sorta did, Damon did beat him up a little) Damon basically wanted to show him what freedom felt like.

This of course had its silver lining when Michael rocks up (yep, he’s still around) and manages to get Stefan to get Klaus back in town (by almost killing Damon.  I have to say, for immortals they seem to be killed relatively easily enough). So therefore, Stefan is back on our side, with or without his humanity.

So where do we stand?  The usual scooby gang are hating on Klaus (Elena, Damon, Alaric etc), but now Rebecca seems likely to turn on him, and Stefan is back in the good books.

Really, all we need is for someone to track down Elijah, wake him from the dead and get him to fight too…he’s bound to be pissed at Klaus after all.

Oh yeah, and the crazy, jackarse Papa Michael…who says he knows how to kill Klaus…

Thoughts?  What did you think of this week’s episode?  Do you think that Stefan will be good for long, or will Klaus somehow work out it’s a trap?  Let me know!

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The Vampire Diaries: Ghost World


Here we go again.  This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, titled Ghost World (not Ghost Busters sadly, because I’m sure that would have caused a few giggles) focused, unsurprisingly, on the number of ghosts that decided to hang around Mystic Falls.

Because in a town where vampires, werewolves and witches are the norm, it really wouldn’t be complete with a few vengeful ghosts, now would it?

You all know the drill by now, for a full play-by-play check out Kim’s blog HERE and then scurry back over here (figuratively that is-thank goodness for the internet).

So the agenda for this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries is, of course, ghosts.  We’ve got vengeful ghosts, lusty ghosts and ghosts that just want to help out in any way they can (via large amounts of violence of course).  Since we had ghosts we of course had to step back a bit into the past and welcome back Anna, Lexi, Masen and…Frederick (more on that random later).  This had its bonuses of course (Lexi!  Yay!) but it also had its negatives…

First off, to the bromances in this episode.  We always feel a bit down when Damon has somehow alienated himself from the other guys in town, as he recently did when he (temporarily) killed Alaric.  No harm done of course, but Alaric was fairly insulted and as such, their witty banter has been missing from our screens.

Until this week.  But before we get there, we had the unlikely duo of Damon and Ghost Masen, the werewolf that Damon killed (he ripped out his heart if I recall correctly…yum) last season.  And while the start of the episode gives the impression that he’s around to reek havoc (he chains up Damon, puts a couple of hot pokers in his stomach and burns him with the sun…), very quickly he agrees to help Damon in his quest to kill Klaus.  So how does he do this?

Surprise, surprise, there is a new lead (an ambiguous, confusing, what the hell does THAT mean? lead) to destroying Klaus…which is conveniently located under the old Lockwood residence in the dungeon.  Only problem is?  Damon can’t access it because he’s forbidden from entering (I do enjoy it when they pretend to know the vampire rules and occasionally enforce them) and Masen disappears back to the “great unknown”.

Enter Alaric.  After receiving a somewhat dodgy, but I’m sure was very heartfelt, apology from Damon, Alaric heads down to the Dungeon of Doom and finds a bunch of…hieroglyphs on the wall.

Huh? (I don’t know either.  That’s where the episode ended, and typically, The TVD writers will make us wait until next week to get to the bottom of that one).

In a basement somewhere else, Lexi has tied up Sexy Stefan and compelled him to believe that he has gone years without drinking any blood.  The result?  Not very pretty.  Aside from all the snarky comments that he directs towards Elena, he has COMPLETELY ruined his nice shirt with all that sweat.  Oh, and the fact that Lexi keeps stabbing him with a giant wooden pole probably doesn’t help matters either.

She too, alongside Masen (and all of the ghosts in town, but I’ll get to that) goes poof!  before she can finish what she started…leaving Elena to the challenge of making Sexy Stefan un-sexy (but also not a serial killer, so you know, it’s all relative).  So can she do it?  Last week we saw her turn Buffy on his arse, and we all squealed and clapped with glee, but this week she has appeared to have returned to her former, Stefan-loving self.  Perhaps we will see a mixture of two in the near future?  She somehow rids Stefan of his rippah ways, but does it in a totally bad-arse, vampire-hating way.  Thoughts?

So, as you may have asked yourselves, what’s with all the ghosts?  Well, according to Bonnie’s witchy sources, she pissed someone, somewhere off big time when she brought Jeremy back to life, and now they’re playing with her.  When Matt brought Vicky back to life (briefly) a witch “on the other side” allowed all the other ghosts to return as well…

Yeah.  Not good.  Surprisingly though, except for some poor unfortunate nobody who becomes a corpse in a tree (there’s always one), courtesy of Fredrick, one of the tomb vampires, almost no bad comes of it.

Well except for the fact that Anna and Jeremy are caught kissing…officially ending Beremy (*cough* long overdue *cough*).  But let’s be honest, she was really just using him to find her mum and return to “the other side” so that was bound to happen anyway…

So where does this leave us?  Like usual, with more questions than answers (thanks Kevin Williamson and co).  Stefan is still bad, but with a little elbow grease he could be converted; Klaus COULD be killed via Michael (who was strangely absent this episode, even though he declared last week he would track down and kill Klaus), or these strange hieroglyphs…whatever they are.

Forwood is up in the air because Tyler was not in this week’s episode, so one has to make the assumption he has turned back and is feasting on some unfortunate human alongside Rebecca.  Beremy is over, but Damon and Alaric are back (how come we don’t have a nickname for them yet guys? Dalaric? Alarom?)…and Elena doesn’t know who she wants.

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode?  Hit or miss?  Did you like any of the characters that came back for the week, or did you think it was all a bit pointless?  Let me know in the comments!

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