The Vampire Diaries: Smells Like Teen Spirit

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“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous, here we our now, entertain us.  I feel stupid, and contagious, here we are now, entertain us…”

It brings back a feeling of nostalgia, doesn’t it?  Before you Vampire Diaries fans get your hopes up, no Nirvana was played in this week’s episode.  We did however get a blown up car, girl power and a whole bunch of teen spirits (geddit?)

For those who are still lagging behind and haven’t watched the episode yet (I won’t judge, its the time of semester for us kids in Australia) check out Kim’s blog HERE for the usual romping recap that we all enjoy.

For those who, like me, ditched study for an hour of vampire goodness (oh and what goodness it was this week!) and have seen the episode, onwards and upwards (downwards?) we proceed.

So.  We had the love interests this week; perhaps Kevin Williamson and Julic Plec heard how disgruntled we were by last week’s lack of love?  First there was Ripper Stefan and Elena.  There was Tyler and Caroline.  Tyler and Rebecca. Damon and Elena. Anna and Jeremy.  Jeremy and Bonnie.  Potentially Matt and Bonnie. Gah.  I know.  I’ll slow down.

Now, those who are regulars here at Set In Motion know that we like our boys to be a little bad-not bad enought that they’d actually DO something (in our presence at least) but bad enough that we go “Mmmm-hmm!”  You get what I’m saying?

Thought so.  And so far, Damon has been has been the baddie who has graced our screens through Vampire Diaries.  Well, not anymore.  Stefan; “vegetarian” blood drinker, hair shaper and pouter had his conscience removed last week and now he’s baddddddd. Very bad.  As in “let’s play bloody Twister random girls before I eat you!” bad.

And while, in reality, this would be a bit worrying, in the fictional world it’s fantastic because now we kinda want Stelena to happen again (shhhhh).  Anyone else agree?

Then we have the original bad boy Damon, who while now fighting for good, still retains the sexiness of the past, what with the heated glances and lingering touches that he bestows on Elena (which he did twice this episode…before Alaric decided to barge in.  Typical).  So we kinda want Delena.

So much to ponder.

Then there is the Bonnie-Jeremy-dead Anna love triangle.  Bonnie is pissed that Anna is still on the scene, despite the fact that she’s dead, and Jeremy can’t stop thinking about Anna…which causes her to literally appear out of thin air.  And despite being dead, somehow Anna and Jeremy can touch each other.

Uh-oh.  This doesn’t bode well for Beremy *yyyyeeeessssss*

Then there is Tyler and Caroline.  Everything was going great for Forwood (for about 5 seconds that is), until Tyler got turned into the first ever created hybrid.  Which, as you can imagine, puts a kink in their relationship.  Partially because Tyler has gone back to his cocky self, and partly because he’s been “sired” by Klaus (for those who haven’t read Dracula and are lucky enough to have never dealt with Renfield, sired basically means that Tyler is all-serving to Klaus because he created him.  Yeah, awks).

On top of that, he’s tight with “Barbie Klaus” Rebecca, who encourages him to feed on juicy, live humans…which he proceeds to do.

Eek.

Aside from all the love drama, the two biggest developments in TVD this week included the (brief) return of Vicky and what chain of events this has set off….

Vicky managed to convince Matt to bring her back to life, and then, once she was back, she conveniently told him that she has to kill Elena (it’s ALWAYS Elena, isn’t it?) to stick around.  Yeah, dang.  While this is a bit sucky, it does lead to a kick-arse scene where Alaric’s car gets set on fire and blows up.  Always entertaining.

Of course, Bonnie with her witchy ways conveniently finds a way to send Vicky back to “the other side” (said in a spooky voice of course) and Elena, obviously, stays alive.  But for some reason, this means that other ghosties are back for a visit, including werewolf Mason who seeks revenge on Damon since Damon well…killed him.

On the flip side, Elena has finally decided that enough is enough.  She’s sick of sitting around pining for her vampire love who has turned into a big douche-bag (admittedly, this has made him MORE attractive, but really this is despite the point) and has channelled her inner Buffy.  Yes, Elena has become a vampire slayer.  While she hasn’t actually achieved anything yet, she did manage to stick a couple of stakes into Stefan’s stomach…so really, she’s on the right track.

Finally, Katherine managed to wake all-feared vampire, vampire-killer Michael and found out what he likes to eat….vampires.  Yum!  Should be an interesting turn of events…

What did you think of this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries?  Did you think that something was happening to Elena and Stefan when he caught her off the bleachers?  Or was there more chemistry between Damon and Elena when he admitted that he wasn’t REALLY flirting with Rebecca, and that it was all an act?  Will Tyler turn evil?  Will Beremy last?  Let me know!

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The Vampire Diaries: The Reckoning

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“It all makes sense now, it’s IN the computer.”  OK, so maybe Hansel from Zoolander wasn’t in this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, but our favourite baddie (and by favourite, I mean, vampire we would most like to strangle) Klaus did have a very Hansel-esque moment.  As in, the cure…is in Elena’s body. Da da duuummmm.

So, just for laughs (I’m sure) The Vampire Diaries writers decided to do a 180 from last week’s episode and give us full-on action with a healthy dose of thriller on the side, complete with spine-tingling scary bits of course.  Unlike last week we did not have long scenes of musings of love interests, whose hooking up with who and so forth.

No, we just had Klaus going loco on everyone.  Typical hybrid move.

If you want all the juicy bits, a full re-cap can be found on Kim’s blog HERE and if you’ve already seen it, hooray!  onwards and upwards we shall go my fellow TVD fans.

So, first on the agenda.  Stefan went through about 17,000 transitions this week (OK, I think it was really only three).  First he awoke and tried to fight off Rebecca to get to Elena…except that didn’t work because what with her being an Original and all-powerful she just shoved a big metal pole through his stomach…yummay!

Then, when he recovered from that (no easy feat) he ran inside to find Klaus and Elena…where he declared to Klaus that he DIDN’T love Elena and would be forever loyal to his hybrid bro.  Well.  Klaus didn’t believe that, and when he slapped Elena over the face (might I add, supernatural or no, here at Set In Motion we do not tolerate violence against women…you hear me Klaus?) Stefan went mad and tried to protect her.

OK, you still keeping up?  THEN, Klaus decided to compel Stefan to do his every whim, which meant chowing on the two unfortunate, but conveniently placed, randoms…so he’s now a baddie again.

THEN, when Klaus compelled him to chow on Elena (after a nail-biting 20 minute wait of course) he managed to restrain himself by stabbing himself in the stomach with a broom (seriously, what is going on in his digestive tract I wonder.  He DID just eat himself two juicy humans after all).

So now Stefan’s the good guy.

Well…Klaus did not like that.  So he compelled Stefan to switch off…as in, BAM I have no soul switch off…which meant he did actually have quite a big nibble of Elena’ neck.

Damn.  So, in conclusion…Stefan is quite literally a soulless bastard, who is sticking around to keep an eye on Elena while Klaus is off doing whatever Klaus does in his spare time (poetry readings perhaps?)

But…I hear you ask, with a confused look on your face, why would Klaus want Elena to stay alive?  Ahhh….well it’s quite simple (it isn’t really) but for hybrids to become hybrids and not turn into zombie-men, they need a taste of Elena’s blood.  Which is what we saw happen to Tyler who was the unfortunate scape-goat in this episode.

Yeah…see what I mean by confusing?

More importantly though, we learnt this episode as to WHY Klaus wanted to create a hybrid army.  Not because he wanted world dominance as we previously thought (although that is a good side-effect) but because he is lonely and just wants to have some friends (tip:  people are more likely to be your friend if you don’t go around kill all of theirs, hybrid or not).  Which really doesn’t bode well for Forwood or Tyler, who is the only other hybrid in existence…

Anyone say awkward bromance on the horizon?

On the flip side, through conversations with the dead (courtesy of Jeremy, and surprisingly…Matt) we learn that the mysterious Michael IS in fact a vampire hunter, but he himself is a vampire…and, of course, he is incredibly dangerous and all-powerful.  For those who need a quick memory boost, Michael is the character who Klaus and Rebecca were running from all those years ago.

Which is why, in the true nature of The Vampire Diaries, Katherine and Jeremy decide to wake him up.  Because that is definitely not going to back fire in the least…

So where are we now?  Delena look good, but it’s going to be tough considering sadistic Stefan is in town and ready to settle.  But then we love a good bad boy here, so will Elena have a little bit of an attraction to the new and (let’s admit it) improved Stefan?

What side-effects will Matt have from his dance with death?  Are he and Jeremy going to be vampire ghost-whisperer pals from here out?

What will happen with Anna and Vicky?  Have they revealed all their cards and aren’t needed anymore, or do they still have something up their sleeves?  And what will this mean for Beremy?

So many questions!  And we’re only a quarter of the way into the season…

What did you think of this episode?  Good?  Bad?  Too much action, or just enough?  Good plot twists or just confusing?  Let me know!

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The Vampire Diaries: Disturbing Behaviour

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Well, last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries was definitely disturbing.  Largely because of a single character’s behaviour.  Ahem.  Damon Salvatore, I’m talking about you right now.

As fellow readers you’d know by now to check out Kim’s post about this week’s episode of TVD HERE which lovingly includes this week’s Bonnie bashing and musing on the boy’s hair amongst the usual.

Now.  What was the most important bit of this episode?  Also the biggest WTF moment (and remember, this is The Vampire Diaries-it’s always chock-full of WTF moments).  Damon and his “hey I haven’t killed anyone in at least 2 episodes, time to have a chow down”.  Seriously, what is wrong with the man?  Can’t he just take up an aggressive sport like kick-boxing like the rest of us do?

Anyway.  I’m getting ahead of myself.  For those who are lagging behind a bit, this week’s episode focused on Delena…only not what you think.  Now that Stefan has told Elena she can basically eff off, she’s realised that Hey!  I can openly flirt with the other brother.

Sadly no, Elena…people judge in Mystic Falls as much as they do in the real world.  Both Elena and Damon get an ear-ful from both Caroline and Alaric on how its best not to fall for each other for a number of reasons…OK just one; Damon is too much of a bad-arse for her.

This, in turn, results in Damon going after Caroline’s a-hole of a father (who is conveniently immune to compulsion…damn) and gnawing a lovely sized hole in his neck.  Bad move by Damon sure, but kinda deserved at the same time (don’t worry, he survived).

Of course…this caused Elena to get really mad at Damon who then turned to her and said “hey!  I like to eat people!  I’m not like Stefan was…DON’T CHANGE ME” (which is fair enough)…and now the two of them aren’t talking.

Great move TVD writers.

But wait, there’s more.

Yes, this week’s episode ended with Katherine getting ahold of Elena’s necklace (by doing the old pretending-to-be-Elena-trick.  Seriously guys, you need to pay more attention!) and then asking Damon to run away with her (so to speak) and get up to something naughty (once again, not even sexual).

In other TVD news?  Stefan tried to be a badarse and instead ended up getting tortured and knocked out twice, and now Klaus has returned back to Mystic Falls so that Stefan can prove himself…Nice work buddy.  But on the plus side, his hair is getting better every episode.  And Rebefan?  Still doesn’t seem to be happening…because Stefan DID pull an Edward Cullen and does actually love Elena…but is staying away to try and protect her.

Awww….NOT.  Seriously boys, when has that EVER. WORKED.  And I don’t mean just in TVD, I mean generally.

Forwood continues to grow strong, but we’re still missing out on the sex scenes we need (its MA15+ for a reason), but they’re definitely doing better than Beremy.

Yes, Bonnie is back and as witchy as ever.  However, she doesn’t take the news that Jeremy has been having conversations with the dead vampires well…dead vampires who also happen to be his ex-girlfriends (so the next time you think about killing your boyfriends ex, remember, they will come back and haunt the both of you).

Jeremy, who only sees Anna because he’s thinking of her, chooses not to help her, or whatever he might face in the future (read: probably really bad) has chosen to block her out…for now.

So what did you think of this week’s episode?  Good?  Bad?  Realistic?  Can you see Stefan getting his evil-plan-act together enough so that Klaus doesn’t find out Elena and Katherine are still alive?  What will Damon and Katherine get up to now they’re on the run together?  And how angry is Elena really?

Let me know in the comments!

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The Vampire Diaries: The End of the Affair

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What’s worse than being horribly tortured?  Being horribly tortured by your father, who you realise hates you with a fiery, burning passion.  Yep.  This was part of this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries.  Hold on to your cups of tea VD fans, it was a helluva episode.

So if you’ve seen the episode, you’ll know it was full of awesome, and if you haven’t you quickly need to check out the re-cap on our fair Kim’s website HERE to get all the juicy episode of The End of the Affair.  And wasn’t this episode full of them!

So I decided to do things a little different and try a list of sorts for this week’s blog on the things I liked this week (lots!), what I didn’t like so much (not so much) and what it means for next week’s episode…

WHAT WORKED:

  • The flashbacks-what’s not to love about the 1920s?  Sure, for the most part women were still oppressed, the Great Depression was going on, alcohol was prohibited throughout America and Rob Pattinson wasn’t alive, but what about their outfits?  Ah-mazing!  And great to look at.  Which is why 20s flashbacks are so great; you get all the good bits  (pretty, shiny dresses) without the cumbersome reality that comes along with it.  Win-win
  • Stefan’s past-does anyone else get excited when they find out what a bad arse Stefan used to be?  I know I do.  He’s spent the majority of the past two seasons being a goody goody and that gets old, really fast.  What doesn’t get old?  Seeing really icky, disgusting torture techniques he used on his victims (that bit where he forces the guy to drink his wife’s blood?  Gold.  Disgusting gold, but gold nevertheless).  Plus, his hair looked far cooler back then than it does now
  • Introduction of new characters-Hello Rebecca, sister of Klaus and ex-lover of Stefan!  Won’t you be a lovely new surprise?  Rebecca, who is also an Original, fell for Stefan, and he fell for her, until Klaus killed her with a special dagger.  Downer.  However, things were easily fixed when he pulled the dagger out and hey! presto, she was alive again.  Only problem?  The special necklace she needs is around Elena’s neck…quite literally.  Uh-oh.  Aside from that, can anyone smell a new romance on the horizon?  Rebefan?  Stefecca?  Thoughts?
  • Tyler playing the hero-last week we said we wanted her to be saved by the always-improving Tyler, and this week the VD writers were actually nice and gave us what we wanted.  Huzzah!  Little side note; also loved that Tyler, the werewolf, and Caroline’s mum, hater of vampires, came to Caroline’s aid despite her being one of the un-dead.  Superstars.
WHAT DIDN’T WORK
  • Caroline’s dad torturing her to try and “cure” her of her vampirism.  Yeah douche, like THAT’S gonna work.  Fool.
  • Tyler putting the ring back on Caroline’s hand.  Unnecessary.  Dramatic.  If we wanted to see them get married, we’d at least expect a few more raunchy sex scenes like we saw in episode one.  Speaking of…more raunchy sex scenes please.
  • Damon leaving Elena.  WHY LEAVE ELENA ALONE IN STEFAN’S OLD HAUNT YOU FOOL?!?!  Have they learnt nothing from the countless vampire books, films and television shows that are floating around.  And don’t pretend you don’t know what Twilight is Damon, you referenced it in season one.  Yup.  I remember.
  • Stefan being a Class A A-hole to Elena-breaking up with her and breaking her heart?  Not cool dude.  Particularly after that steamy look you gave each other in your old hidey-hole.  I know you’re probably well meaning, but really?  Can’t you at least give her a tub of ice-cream so she’s prepared after you leave?  Men.  Even as vampires they still don’t learn.
WHAT’S TO COME?
  • Katherine definitely has some involvement; in the necklace, in the Original witch, in the Stefan-Klaus-Rebecca incestuous love triangle, who knows?  But she’s back, and she’s got a few things up her sleeve (at least that’s what I’m assuming).
  • Rebecca and Stefan-it’s going to happen, we know it.  At least she isn’t as pretty as Elena.
  • Damon and Elena?  Perhaps, in due time.  We will wait and see…
  • The guy that’s after Klaus-who is he?  What does he want with them?  What power does he have that makes KLAUS, of everyone, afraid?
  • How will they get the necklace from Elena? Stefan did end things on a bad note after all…(bet you wish you got her that tub of icecream now, don’t you?)
  • AND SOOO MUCH MORE!
What did you think of this week’s episode?  Amazing?  Not so great?  Too much focus on the Holy Trinity?  Let me know!
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The Vampire Diaries: The Hybrid

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Well, my fellow Vampire Diaries darlings (actually, if Twilight gets a name, can we get a name too?  And something that does not become synonymous with annoying, but rather awesome?  Please help me out with this one) the latest instalment of The Vampire Diaries is upon us, and like usual they did not skimp on the blood, action or gore…but I did feel a bit ripped off in the sexy-time department.  Anyone else?  Anyone?  Anyone at all?

Moving along.  So, you know the drill, check out Kim’s wordpress site HERE for all the details if you haven’t seen the episode yet (or just want a hilarious recap)

So, first on the agenda: DELENA

OK, so in all truthfulness nothing ACTUALLY happened, but oh, there was chemistry.  Steamy, long-paused chemistry.  And in one of the scenes they were wet.  Oh yes.  Now you want to re-watch the episode don’t you?

So what does this mean?  In their last scene Damon asks Elena to remember about how she felt about him when Stefan returns…and Elena actually looked confused, and torn, and conflicted.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

What do you think?  They’ll get together soon?  Or she’ll continue to pine for her vampire love?

Speaking of…he’s still evil.  Still conflicted about his evil-ness though.  IN FACT, he actually saved Damon’s life.  Which, according to Damon, means that there is goodness within him and they have to do all they can to save him from the brink of evil villain-y-ness (dislike! move on already!  Kidding…sorta).

Which is probably a good thing, since Klaus isn’t going to be much fun to be around…although considering he’s a baddie hybrid who has a diabolical plan to build an army for himself, he’s probably never much fun to be around…ANYWAY, because the previously mentioned diabolical plan…kinda went kaput.

Instead of a budding army, all he got was a group of eye-bleeding hybrids who eventually went zombie-like, killed each other and then died…Awkward.

And why did his diabolical plan not work?  Well…he was meant to kill the doppelganger (aka, our fair Elena), who, as we well know, isn’t actually dead…I wonder how long he’s going to remain clueless about that?  And will he use Stefan as bait to lure Elena into his (metaphorical, or perhaps real…) lair?

Back in Mystic Falls, Jeremy and Matt are getting some good quality bromance time together (and speaking of, good for you Matt to actually get screen time!  It’s been a while hasn’t it?) seeing dead vampire lovers of Jeremy’s past.  So is Vicky telling the truth or is she out to get her?  Or is Jeremy just going insane?

And lastly…but, in my humble opinion, MOST important, the Caroline-Tyler storyline.  We last saw Caroline getting shot in the back (literally AND metaphorically the time) with darts full of vervain, courtesy of Mrs Lockwood (and you thought your boyfriend’s mum was bad!).  Since then she’s been captured and a mysterious man brought in to “deal” with her.

Of course, when Tyler finds out, HE has to reveal to his absolutely clueless Mum that actually, he’s the monster, which she found out all too well when he changed in front of her…causing her to promise to help Caroline.

However, she doesn’t get very far as the episode ends with Caroline, locked up in a basement, being confronted by the old mysterious guy…who is her FATHER

Da da dum…

Thoughts?  What did you think about this episode?  Anything particularly great?  Anything that should of been skipped?  Let me know!

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More Details About Season Three

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Season three of what you ask?  Season Three of The Vampire Diaries, of course!  What other season threes are almost out at the moment that we’ve been going crazy for?  None.  Exactly.

Now, before you get your panties in a twist,  I read the entire interview (yes, I am a good webgirl like that, doing all the tough jobs…) that I’ve linked below and there are NO SPOILERS.  Just lots of sexy Damon time…ahem, sorry, Ian Somerhalder, time.

Happy now aren’t you?

So Ian Somerhalder sat down with Christina Radish for collider.com and got into the nitty, gritty including how he’s going to cope now that his brother is the crazy, bloodthirsty one (but don’t worry Damon, you’ll still always be the badarse one), THAT kiss with Elena and whether or not he will remain as evil as he has in the previous seasons.

My favourite bit from the interview though.  Whether or not Bonnie and Damon will get together?  Whhhaaaa…?!?!  I know.  My response exactly.  Ian’s response?

Bonnie is hot! Sleeping with a witch would probably be pretty interesting. I hear that, and I understand that. Damon and Bonnie really are, in ways, cut from very similar cloth. Damon and Bonnie have a really cool dynamic. They’re pretty funny together. I remember shooting that scene where they’re dancing together, and I remember saying, “Wow, that really works!” I know that happens in the books. It’s that thing where you hate someone and then you fall for them. But, Damon is so wrapped up in Elena. Could you imagine Jeremy coming after Damon being like, “Stay away from my girlfriend!,” and banging on his chest, and Damon sitting there going, “Really? We hooked up once kid. It was fun. Leave me alone.” But, who knows?

If you want to read the rest of the interview, which includes a disturbing mental image of Damon ripping off a head while handing you a kitten (or something like that), check out the link below and let me know your thoughts, as always!

IAN SOMERHALDER INTERVIEW

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Just For Laughs

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…and checking out a bunch of sexy people, of course.  Check out the gag reel from Season two of The Vampire Diaries, which isn’t the funniest gag reel ever (um…Jim Carrey in Liar Liar?  Will always hold that title) but does included Ian Somerhalder…yep.  Got your attention haven’t I?

Look out for the line “HI!  I’m Ian”.  Clearly, Mr Somerhalder needs to go back to acting school hahahaha.

And even better news?  Only 16 days (but whose counting?) till The Vampire Diaries hits our screens and we can go back to checking out our favourite vampires (sorry Edward…).

Thoughts?

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