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Vampire Diaries: "The Last Day"

I just watched this week's episode of "The Vampire Diaries," and I'm darn close to speechless. All my bedazzled brain can come up with is "Holy mackerel!"

Okay, so I found the whole "last day as a human" plot pretty boring, because it seems glaringly obvious that Elena is *not* going to become a vampire (at least, anytime soon). So blah blah blah. It was nice to see Elena coming right out and saying, "I don't want to be a vampire. I've never wanted to be a vampire," and Stefan's acknowledgment that he already realized this some time ago.

But the rest of the episode rocked my socks. Tyler's back! I looooooovvvve Tyler. I've never read any Tyler/Caroline fic or anything, but when it comes to watching the episodes I totally ship them. Matt's a nice guy and all, but Tyler is far more interesting, as he's traveled a long way from the immature asshole he seemed to be at the beginning of the show. And Caroline has traveled a similar journey, so they seem really good for each other. I loved all Tyler's refusals to tell her why he didn't say goodbye. Dude! He's totally in love with you!

And Jenna is in transition! Holy moly! Of course, they have to make her drink human blood if Klaus wants her to be an *actual* vampire for the ritual, and I can't imagine Jenna willingly chowing down on any of her buddies, but hey how hard is it to make someone drink blood against their will? I mean, Damon did it to Elena earlier in the episode. So I can't see that being a major stumbling block.

And Damon's been bitten by Tyler! They tried *very* hard to save Rose, with no success, so I'm wondering what will happen now, especially as Damon's burned some of his most important relationship bridges. But, then, it looks like he's forging some kind of questionable alliance with Katherine.

So pretty much everybody's lives are in danger except Stefan, since he was just like, "La la la ... let's take a walk to the waterfall while everyone else risks everything." I'm not a big Stefan fan.

I think I'm going to have to stop reading TVD communities on my primary LJ friends list, because I almost invariably don't get a chance to watch the episodes until the next day, and I do tend to read my friends list in between, and the communities don't seem very strict about keeping spoilers under lj-cuts. So I guess I'll have to make up a separate TVD-specific reading list which I can look at *after* I've watched the latest episodes. I hate being spoiled!


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Apr. 30th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
I know they won't kill Damon, so I'm not too worried, but I was surprised to see that he'd been bit. I'm curious to see how they save him. I'm with you that Elena won't become a vampire yet, although, I could see them going either way. Have you read the books? I didn't see Jenna being in transition coming at all! LMAO.
Apr. 30th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Oh, definitely! I agree that there's no way they'll kill Damon, so I'm wondering how they're going to deal with that situation. I've seen people elsewhere speculating that the bite may not be fatal because Tyler wasn't fully transformed at the time, but that seems too easy to me. This show looooves the angst, so I'm expecting some drama to pass before a solution is found. But I think there are only two more episodes of the season, and I expect they'll fix Damon by then (though I suppose they could end on a dramatic cliff-hanger, as these kinds of shows often do). I'm also expecting a lot of relationshippy stuff coming up: about how Stefan feels about Damon, how Elena feels about Damon, how Matt feels about pretty much everyone (but especially Damon), how Tyler feels about Caroline, how Alaric feels about Jenna's suddenly changed situation (not to mention that the same damn thing happened to his wife!), etc., etc., etc.

I haven't read any of the books. When I first discovered the tv show, I was so excited that I ran out to get the first book from the library, but then I read many reviews online that said the tv version was far superior, and so I decided that I didn't want to "water down" or "taint" my enjoyment of the characters and their interactions on the show, so I didn't get the novels. I've heard that the primary author of the books was fired for wanting to write D/E, but I'm not sure if that's true. The idea of the books' anti-Delena intentions made me even less excited to read the series. I assume you've read the books? Are they worth it?
Apr. 30th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
The tv show is definitely superior. I actually do not like a lot of the characters in the book series (Elena is actually quite selfish in the series), and I find that the characters on the tv show are far, far more likable. Plus there's major changes in the tv show like in the books, Jeremy is only three years old, stuff like that. I only read the first 3-4 books, but not the more recent ones that have been published. I think they are poorly written, which is why I stopped after the first few books.

I heard the author was fired for those reasons too- I'm not sure if it's true or not. I think it'd be interesting to see what the tv show could do with D/E... but I am at S/E gal at the same time! LOL. I have considered picking up the new books just to see what happens... but at the same time I am not a fan of the writing. :)

Edited at 2011-04-30 03:00 am (UTC)
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