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16 September 2010 @ 11:04 pm
2.02 - 'Brave New World' (The Vampire Diaries)  
Lalalalala, so another Thursday, another episode of my favorite television show. Woohoo!!

I don't want to say this episode was disappointing, but it was definitely a bit less than last week. However, I think there were legitimate reasons for that:

(a) Last week was the premiere and, of course, they want to start with a a big bang, right?

(b) Great or not, Tyler and Caroline were supporting players during season one and both characters were not only front and center big-time in this episode, we saw more of their story than the trio and that was unusual enough to be 'Huh? What is different about this?

(c) Not enough Damon, LOL! Seriously, we got SUCH an abundance of awesome Damon last week that having so much less of him was sad for this Damon girl.

(d) In many ways, this was a set-up episode. Really setting up the Tyler-werewolf story, and Caroline the vampire, and set-up episodes are just never as WOWZA! as build-up or pay-off episodes. :shrugs:

With that said, I think that when watched in succession after the premiere and before the next batch of episodes, it will play just fine.

Random thoughts ...

- Hmm, it's still not definitive either way whether Damon knew Jeremy had the ring last week or not (after all, obviously he'd been made aware of that fact between snapping Jeremy's neck, and wrapping his arm around Jeremy's neck in this episode). I'm still leaning towards him not having seen the ring, but it is still a possibilty.

I'll admit, I was a little disappointed in the first Damon/Jeremy scene because I've had this vision in my head all summer hiatus of the two bonding. They so were NOT bonding, LOL! Of course, by episode's end, it was all good with that final scene between the two. Woohoo! The bonding has begun. Yeah baby! On the other hand, the Stefan/Jeremy scene -- while nice -- just didn't have the same resonance and I was able to put my finger on it when discussing the episode with sarcasticcheese: Stefan was fairly cavalier about it all. He was doing this favor for his girlfriend's kid brother, end of story. There was nothing about *Jeremy* as an individual in his own right that Stefan was responding to ... unlike Damon's discussion with him at the end.

- Hee! Damon was asked to be the head of the council responsible for eradicating vampires in Mystic Falls. Heh, oh the beautiful irony, LMAO!

- If I were a Stefan/Elena fan, I'd be pretty worried right now. Last week's episode had emotionally charged scenes between almost every character onscreen (Damon/Elena, Damon/Katherine, Damon/Jeremy, Damon/Stefan, Damon/Liz, Stefan/Katherine, Stefan/Jeremy, Elena/Jeremy, Elena/Bonnie, Bonnie/Katherine ... see what I mean?) Stefan and Elena did not have even a sliver of an emotionally charged scene that was just about them. And this week, Elena seemed to be going through the motions. As she pretty much said to Bonnie. I was actually waiting for some big, romantic thing between the two and kept expecting it. At the lockers when she kept saying "I'm fine" (great job by Nina Dobrev in recalling that Elena attitude from the Pilot), I thought their moment was coming, but instead she just walked away with that false sentiment. And then when Stefan came to her room, I honestly expected a love scene. Instead we got (I'm sure) a deliberately cheesy, high-school-sweet, albeit supernatural, moment which did lead to a kiss, but the kiss was shot from far away and from the back. And despite Elena's laughter that did seem real for a moment, it didn't last long. Once the kiss was over, she was already putting an end to their "moment."

I described it above as "going through the motions." sarcasticcheese came up with a better description ... right now, the Stefan/Elena love story seems to be at the beginning of the end. So, I dunno. In the comments, I was responding about the ending of the episode and realized this -- which had been percolating in my brain last night. This episode's end seemed like a parallel to the Pilot which was the set-up for the rest of the season in many ways. Last week was "resolution" of last season. So this was essentially the "Pilot" for this season. And whereas we had the Stefan/Elena moment that was genuinely real and a romantic set-up, it was truly "the beginning" for them, this one was, well, the beginning of the end.

- On the other hand, Damon and Elena (once again!) had one of the few truly emotionally charged moments of this episode. When she turned to face his oncoming staking of Caroline, positioning her body to take the force of it, thinking correctly that Damon -- with his super-fast vampire reflexes -- would pull up in time, I was like WHOAH! So intense, the way their eyes met, the way he paused, looking at her, while she used the leverage she knows she does have with him. And despite all that happened, the fact that not only was she able to do that, but that Damon gave in ... just, yeah, whoah!

- On the other other hand, I do think there should have been more anger, coldness, something from Elena towards Damon. Like in their first scene, I think it would have played more believably had she turned away from even his second "request," and then have him pointedly say that it had to do with Caroline. That would have worked much better, because as angry at Damon as Elena could ever be, she'd put up with anything (including her anger with him) in concern for her friends/family. I mean, come on, not dead or not, Damon DID snap her brother's neck in front of her eyes. Still, that tenseness between them does completely belie Elena's contention that there's nothing there ... because there totally is.

I mean, come on, peoples, she literally -- and I do mean LITERALLY! -- jumped through fire for him. LITERALLY! Yes, she didn't want Bonnie to "be" that person, but considering all that Damon had done, she was still concerned for him and didn't want him to die. She was. And to stop Bonnie, she did jump through (over, whatever, close enough, LOL!) fire for him. WOOHOO!

- Still, I think Nina did do a great job in keeping Elena so tightly coiled and controlled as if holding it in so that the dam didn't burst.

- Aside from the Damon/Jeremy final scene, the other charged scene -- and knock me over with a feather about this one! -- was the Stefan/Caroline one. If a brand new ship did not set sail with a strong wind at its back tonight, I'll be shocked! Matt and Caroline are sweet, but damn, Stefan and Caroline were like whoah! I honestly think that Paul Wesley and Candice Accola's chemistry in that scene is the closest to the Nina/Ian chemistry I've seen on this show. I wonder if there will be any fan reaction and then fallout from it, or if I'm just seeing something that many others won't. I was all for shipping Stefan and Katherine, but I was seriously blown away by that Caroline/Stefan scene. And that final scene with Matt and Caroline just confirmed it because when in Matt's arms and she breathed out to control her veins, I immediately flashed back to her scene with Stefan and there was just no comparison.

- I do think it's interesting, again, Damon absolutely appears to be Stefan's number one priority, and Damon just does not realize it. He really doesn't. I wonder, if that bond between Damon and Jeremy does grow and make its presence known, will Stefan have an issue with Jeremy taking his place as Damon's beloved younger "brother?" Things that make you go hmmm ...

- I totally expected Damon to call Katherine a bitch in his insult of her, and was surprised by the use of the word "slut." But it does make sense that he'd go there; she made it clear she didn't give a crap about him, and yet she still wanted to fuck him. (Of course, Damon IS played by Ian Somerhalder. HELLO!) Not to mention the whole sleeping with two brothers at the same time (albeit in 1864). So, yeah, 'slut' pretty much does apply to her. It was just weird hearing it come from Damon because if there's a slut on this show (other than Katherine, okay and Kelly), it's totally Damon.

- I'm not terribly intrigued by the werewolf story at this point simply because while I like Michael Trevino, I actually don't find him terribly charismatic. I do like Taylor Kinney as Mason though, and I LOVED that cool, cat-jump move he did during the fight. That? Was awesome.

- Finally, one question ... How did Caroline enter her home if her mom wasn't even there to invite her in? Hmmm?

All in all, solid, but not one of their best. Still, it's The Vampire Diaries so lots of love for it. :)
 
 
 
ThroughAnAmberFocus: Vampire Diaries--Damon/Elenaamberfocus on September 17th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Agreed on Stefan/Caroline, though I feel ridiculously sorry for Matt. For such a gorgeous sweetheart of a boy he cannot win when it comes to love. I'm surprised you didn't mention that badass Caroline scene where she confronted Damon and knocked him halfway across the school hallway. I sat up and took notice that sweet Miss C is not going to be quite the pushover anymore. I look forward to that becoming more permanent once she settles into what she is and gains control. I also loved how Caroline is still, mostly, her sweet self, apologizing to the nurse she attacked and being truly upset over killing that poor carnival guy (not his night at all!).
Arabian: Damon & Elena(PR)01arabian on September 17th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
I do feel sorry for Matt; but he's yet to really *strike* with someone. I think that if Paul and Candice hadn't been like WHOAH that Matt and Caroline would have continued nicely working, but frankly, I think that's over now. Cuz clearly I was not alone in my wowzers about them.

I liked most of that Caroline/Damon scene, but the "you suck" just wasn't delivered right? I can't think of a better word and it did detract from the scene for me.

I do think that Caroline as vamp is being played awesomely, but I expected that so, so yay show! :D
ThroughAnAmberFocus: Vampire Diaries--Damon/Elenaamberfocus on September 17th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Hmm, really? I thought it was a pretty typical thing for Caroline to say and exactly the way she'd have said it if she was still human. She's relatively innocent in comparison to the other's on this show and it's the sort of thing she would have said before as a typical, too sweet teenager. She's really not the sort to swear or bitch someone out, not really. I thought it was a cry back to her original sweetness that she didn't say anything more explosive, and of course, a chance for the writer's to use a bad pun. I need a Caroline icon. Do you know of an TVD icon LJ's?
Arabian: Damon & Elena(PR)03arabian on September 17th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
No, I don't mean the line itself. I thought the line was perfect; it was just the delivery that was off for me.

I don't know of any TVD icon journals, but I've done bunches (feel free to take any of mine -- seriously, I have over 50 TVD-related icons), I also just did two pretty big icon batches for the first two episodes. I want to do all episodes. As a D/E member of that comm, they do have icon posts often enough, also. And if you have any requests, I can try and make something for you this weekend. AHHHH! I'm blessedly off. Woohoo! :D
redbrunja: tvd | really now?redbrunja on September 20th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Check out good_vdicons and my userpics (I have a ridiculous amount of TVD icons uploaded), especially yummy_sushi_pj, burguandy_shoes, and love_square.
luvbama: 08 say you love meluvbama on September 17th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Another excellent episode autopsy, Jen! You do point out several valid and key points, i.e., the Stefan/Caroline, Damon/Jeremy, and Damon/Elena dynamics, but overall, this episode was blah for me. Perhaps this episode represents the crash and burn from the adrenaline high of last week's episode, and after a rewatch or two, I'll have more tender feelings for it. Or not. Still, it was worth watching just to see Damon (swoon!) and hear his little speech about the forest animals banding together and fighting back because, surely, they talk. Too damn funny!
Arabian: Ian & Nina05arabian on September 17th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the episode wasn't the strongest, but I get why.

it was worth watching just to see Damon (swoon!) and hear his little speech about the forest animals banding together and fighting back because, surely, they talk. Too damn funny!

That was hysterical. I love Damon. Hee!
sweetiegrrl2346sweetiegrrl2346 on September 17th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
I like reading your thoughts post-ep because you manage to remain coherent and rational while being a total fan girl at the same time, lol. Much respect.

(Although, while we're on the subject of fan girling, anyone else have trouble tearing their gaze from Trevino's chest after his little jogging outing? DAMN. And I've never really been that attracted to him.)

I'm so glad that someone else sees the trouble in store for Stelena in the subtext of this ep. I'm a follower of the Joss Whedon school of storytelling, which is this: if a couple is happy and comfortable in one episode, then they're doomed in the next. Now I don't think SE are "doomed" right away, but if anything this episode says that they're not gonna be happy for long. Stefan and Elena said it themselves in the final scene.

(what a lame ending, btw... I usually find SE scenes to at least be moderately cute but it just didn't work for me. All I kept thinking was "okay, so what's the twist?" and then it ended.)

I loooove Delena, but yeah I really expected her to be more pissed than that. Hell, I'm still pissed he did that to Jer, and then for him to be so cavalier and choke him *again*. I expected more anger and betrayal from her. But the scene where Elena stops him from killing Caroline was all kinds of win. It was amazing because she says that there is nothing redeeming left in Damon, and yet she still believes in him enough to know that not only will he not hurt her, but he won't stake Caroline either because she's Elena's friend. That's a lot of faith to have in someone you "hate".

This whole episode reminded me of Elena in early season 1. I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing at the moment. Have to think about it some more...

LOL at SC... I thought I was crazy when I was watching it and thought "damn, they have some chemistry. I wonder... Nah!" And then I came online and everyone was all for it! I think they already have a comm and everything!

Was it you who had mentioned about Stefan disassociating with Elena in the scene where she's holding Jeremy's body? That thought really resonated with me when I first read it last week, and I thought of it immediately in the scene whew Elena is asking Stefan why Katherine would turn Caroline. Elena says that Katherine is doing it to turn her world upside down (which I think is a very likely possibility, though we don't yet know the why) but stefan immediately negates her and says "no she's doing this to me". It seems, with this scene and last week, that he is distancing himself from Elena, making it so that he's the only possible focus of Katherine's attacks. What this means, I'm not sure, but it definitely means something because its not something Old Stefan would've done.

I absolutely loooved the last scene with Damon and Jeremy. I'm glad they had it because I thought it was necessary to show that Jeremy didn't want to just roll over to Damon, yet he couldn't be heartless like his uncle. Loved how Damon could.relate with the whole "my dad hates vampires" thing, too. DJ are now my second fave bromance on the show. ;)

I WANT to like Bonnie *so* much. Why do the writers insist on making me hate her? I understand that she has many reasons to want Damon dead, but NONE of them include Caroline's vamping. I think her character will only redeem herself in my eyes once she take some personal responsibility in the tragedies that have befallen her (ie. Caroline and Grams' deaths).

I'm really hoping for more from the werewolf storyline, too. I think it's because it was telegraphed so clearly that it's already kinda boring even though nothing has happened yet. This will change once we get some of TVD's trademark shockers. The whole "werewolf bite kills a vampire" thing seems to be a good start.

LOL at Caroline getting into her house! Good question! I have to say, I didn't know what to think about a Vamp Caroline before this ep, but now I'm a believer. She was made to be a vampire. I was sold at "My husband likes to get kinky"!

Vickie: Ian - Damon For Realssarcasticcheese on September 17th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
I WANT to like Bonnie *so* much. Why do the writers insist on making me hate her? I understand that she has many reasons to want Damon dead, but NONE of them include Caroline's vamping.

THIS. THIS. THIS!

I don't think Bonnie was justified at ALL in lighting Damon on fire. Because, if we recall, it was BONNIE who pushed Damon to give Caroline his blood. So, if anything, it's Bonnie's fault. Katherine killed Caroline, not Damon. Damon had nothing to do with it. Stefan is the one who rejected Katherine, not Damon. The more I thought about it, the deeper my dislike for Bonnie grew.

Also, I hate how Katerina Graham plays her when she's using her powers. She looks constipated or something.
Arabian: Damon & Elena02arabian on September 17th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
I like reading your thoughts post-ep because you manage to remain coherent and rational while being a total fan girl at the same time, lol. Much respect.

Thank you, LOL!

(Although, while we're on the subject of fan girling, anyone else have trouble tearing their gaze from Trevino's chest after his little jogging outing? DAMN. And I've never really been that attracted to him.)

I thought his nipples were on the small side and kept thinking of "tiny nipples" from Community and that just killed any attraction for me, LOL!

I'm so glad that someone else sees the trouble in store for Stelena in the subtext of this ep.

Exactly. Yet, I read a couple of people on my flist who are Stefan/Elena fans who loved them in this episode. But since we were so right about Damon/Elena (thank you, Kevin!), I'm thinking we're right about Stefan and Elena too. I actually said to sarcasticcheese that I wondered if they decided, okay, we're going with Damon and Elena now, so we're going to set Caroline and Matt up with that same dichotomy since people already really like them and then we can tell THAT story that way. Yeah, that's the ticket. Cue AWESOME Stefan/Caroline scene ... Hmm, what's gonna happen now?

(what a lame ending, btw...All I kept thinking was "okay, so what's the twist?" and then it ended.)

Yeah, but it seemed like a parallel to the Pilot which was the set-up for the rest of the season in many ways. Last week was "resolution" of last season. So this was essentially the "Pilot" for this season. And whereas we had the Stefan/Elena moment that was genuinely real and a romantic set-up, it was truly "the beginning" for them, this one was, well, the beginning of the end. Ooh, I'm going to edit this into the post!

the scene where Elena stops him from killing Caroline was all kinds of win. It was amazing because she says that there is nothing redeeming left in Damon, and yet she still believes in him enough to know that not only will he not hurt her, but he won't stake Caroline either because she's Elena's friend. That's a lot of faith to have in someone you "hate".

EXCELLENT POINT! She lurves him! HEE!

This whole episode reminded me of Elena in early season 1.

Right, and that goes back to my comment above about parallel to the Pilot. *Elena* is resetting again in a way.

LOL at SC... I think they already have a comm and everything!

Ooh, I may join! So glad it was not JUST me. Woohoo! Sorry, but that was I-N-T-E-N-S-E!

ETA: Do you have a link?

Was it you who had mentioned about Stefan disassociating with Elena in the scene where she's holding Jeremy's body?

Yeah, it was. And I agree that again, Stefan is so concentrated on Damon, Katherine, etc. It's 1864 all over again, and Stefan doesn't even realize it.

I absolutely loooved the last scene with Damon and Jeremy. I'm glad they had it because I thought it was necessary to show that Jeremy didn't want to just roll over to Damon, yet he couldn't be heartless like his uncle. Loved how Damon could.relate with the whole "my dad hates vampires" thing, too. DJ are now my second fave bromance on the show. ;)

YES, THIS!

I WANT to like Bonnie *so* much. Why do the writers insist on making me hate her? I understand that she has many reasons to want Damon dead, but NONE of them include Caroline's vamping. I think her character will only redeem herself in my eyes once she take some personal responsibility in the tragedies that have befallen her (ie. Caroline and Grams' deaths).

I know. It sucks because KG IS a good actress, she's just not likable enough to sell it when *Bonnie* is not being likable. I don't feel for her; I'm pissed at her. :shrugs:

I'm really hoping for more from the werewolf storyline, too. I think it's because it was telegraphed so clearly that it's already kinda boring even though nothing has happened yet. This will change once we get some of TVD's trademark shockers. The whole "werewolf bite kills a vampire" thing seems to be a good start.

Agreed; I was quite intrigued by that preview comment. Awesome!

I was sold at "My husband likes to get kinky"!

Loved, loved, loved that. So VERY Caroline. Hah.

Edited at 2010-09-17 10:34 pm (UTC)
sweetiegrrl2346sweetiegrrl2346 on September 17th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
I just went back and looked through the DE watch-along, and I don't think anyone has created the S/C community just yet. But it looks like getzy15 and nodawnnoday plan to be co-mods, so you should PM one of them if you're interested. (Sorry, but I'm computer illiterate, so no LJ links to them)

I'm not sure if it's done or not, but it's called stefan_caroline.
Arabian: Stefan & Caroline01arabian on September 18th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Found it with the title and joined. Thanks. :)

ETA: Just because I made an S/C icon. Woohoo!

Edited at 2010-09-18 02:20 pm (UTC)
tams71tams71 on September 17th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
You aren't the only one who thought there was a truck load of chemistry between Candice/Paul (Stefan/Caroline). I'm also wondering if there is a plan to put them together since Stefan promised Caroline that he would watch out for her. I know Katherine is in the picture and maybe the Stefan/Caroline thing is a ruse, but something is definitely going on with Stefan and Elena and like you said, from how their scenes played, it's starting to look like the beginning of the end.

I asked the same Caroline question in the Nina/Ian comm. Still trying to figure out how they managed to drop the ball on that one seeing as how her mom is a vampire hunter. Go figure.

Oh yeah, there is something definitely brewing with Damon and Elena even though right now they are at what seems like a stall. You're right, she did jump through fire to save him, even if she did hesitate just a tad and got Bonnie to stop by playing the "this isn't us, let's be normal card." Deep down she doesn't want to see anything happen to Damon, she can't help herself at this point, no matter how hard she tries to deny it or how pissed off she is at him.

I loved that "slut" comment from Damon about Katherine, but once again you nailed it on the head. Damon is a big ole slut himself (but don't we just love that about him, well at least until Elena reforms him).

The Damon/Jeremy bonding was fantabulous and the Stefan/Jeremy locker scene seemed too contrived and could have been left out. It added nothing to the story except giving Jeremy info about how to kill a vampire, which I'm sure he could have looked up on that vampire website/blog deal that he went to before for info.

Great insights Jen!
Arabian: Damon04arabian on September 18th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if they are going to try and begin to ease a potential triangle out of Stefan/Caroline/Matt and that way they'd have the Damon/Elena pairing to focus on alongside the Stefan/Caroline/Matt triangle. If it takes off and works that way, it allows Paul, Nina and Ian less strenuous schedules now and then. They can focus on S/C/M in some episodes, giving Nina/Ian a break, and vice versa. I dunno. (In addition, of course, to the Tyler story.) I dunno. This is going in a future spec post. :)

I asked the same Caroline question in the Nina/Ian comm. Still trying to figure out how they managed to drop the ball on that one seeing as how her mom is a vampire hunter. Go figure.

I do think that that one was a continuity error. They have only a few, so, yeah, it happens. :shrugs:

Deep down she doesn't want to see anything happen to Damon, she can't help herself at this point, no matter how hard she tries to deny it or how pissed off she is at him.

Exactly.

The Damon/Jeremy bonding was fantabulous and the Stefan/Jeremy locker scene seemed too contrived and could have been left out. It added nothing to the story except giving Jeremy info about how to kill a vampire, which I'm sure he could have looked up on that vampire website/blog deal that he went to before for info.

I think it was showing the different kind of relationships that Jeremy is developing with Stefan and Damon. And that could come into play with Elena down the road. Remember Elena's sharp "Stefan!" in the premiere with how he was treating Jeremy? I still think that was deliberate. I wonder if it will come down to Elena turning to Damon with regards to Jeremy because, unlike Stefan, Jeremy and Damon are truly bonding whereas Stefan and Jeremy just have that casual, 'you're dating my sister' relationship. Elena would imagine that Stefan would care more for bonding with the important people in her life, but it's not happening.

I dunno, it's possible, I think.

Edited at 2010-09-18 12:44 pm (UTC)
Jude: ian/ninadanceonstardust on September 17th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
I do like Taylor Kinney as Mason though, and I LOVED that cool, cat-jump move he did during the fight. That? Was awesome.
UNF. 8D yay! FINALLY a HOT werewolf that is INTERESTING AND NOT BORING.

OMFG, I THOUGHT THE SAME THING ABOUT STEFAN AND CAROLINE. THEY WERE SMOKING.

IA with everything else.
Arabian: Damon & Elena(PR)02arabian on September 18th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely liking Mason, and yeah, GUH! to Stefan/Caroline! Loved 'em.
lacrimadraconis: TVD Stefan vamp facelacrimadraconis on September 17th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oh cool, you mentioned some things I didn't think about all that much up until now. I might have to rewatch later tonight and then come up with a more educated comment.

On the Damon/Elena, as I said in my journal, I think it was well handled that Damon got through to her and she understood that he wouldn't bother her if it hadn't been that important, and she still trusts him to a certain degree not to hurt her.

And the most important thing: Elena still thinks that Damon is worth saving. Literally ♥
Arabian: Stefan01arabian on September 18th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
I think I may rewatch the premiere/2nd ep this weekend. I'll see about my time-management, LOL!

On the Damon/Elena, as I said in my journal, I think it was well handled that Damon got through to her and she understood that he wouldn't bother her if it hadn't been that important, and she still trusts him to a certain degree not to hurt her.

I can see that; I just still think there should have been a little more. I kinda hope that we're going to see that Elena's been really working on holding it at bay and it will come out in some big cathartic scene -- maybe one that leads to the scene Ian talked about?

And the most important thing: Elena still thinks that Damon is worth saving. Literally ♥

Yes! THIS! WHEE!
lacrimadraconis: TVD Damon seriouslacrimadraconis on September 18th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Tell me about time-management ;)

I'm really excited to see that scene Ian talked about, I really wonder how they play that one out.

And I expect Elena to be way more reserved towards Damon in the next episode, it's bound to be all tense during the car-ride. And we've seen stills already! Can't wait!

Edited at 2010-09-18 03:56 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Damon & Elena05arabian on September 18th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'm so worried that he got the names mixed up and he meant Katherine, but the rest of it does sound like Elena, so I don't know. I just don't get where it can come into play, you know?

And I expect Elena to be way more reserved towards Damon in the next episode, it's bound to be all tense during the car-ride. And we've seen stills already! Can't wait!

I am so excited for next week. And yet, I may have to wait a few hours to watch it because work might have me going out of town. But I will bring my laptop and I will download it ASAP!

lacrimadraconis: TVD Damon whisperlacrimadraconis on September 18th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
I just don't get where it can come into play, you know?
This exactly, especially when we know that they are only done with filming ep. 6 up until now. And the "fun" part he mentioned had me a little worried, too.
But as always, I have faith in the writers and actors and am sure it'll be great.

Aw, waiting sucks (I know), but when you can bring your laptop it's not that bad.
Arabian: Damon&Stefan01arabian on September 21st, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it shouldn't be more than a 3 hours wait. But that three hours will be AGONY! Agony, I tell ya!
vamplover85vamplover85 on September 19th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
TOTALLY agree on Stefan relationship with everyone else but Elena I think by the middle of the season 2 we'll see a break up or something there isn't any spark between them anymore and I can see it slipping away...I loved everything about this episode a little to much of Stefan/Elena and Stefan...trying to be the hero. But I have to say I really liked Damon in this one he was upfront and real about it all, two he totally desereved that knock down from Caroline. That scene ROCKED and when she started to know that she was immortal and also I feel a little bit sorry for Matt, his girlfriend is a vampire and now he doesn't know about the deepest secret of Mystic Falls...so I wonder how that is gonna play out and also hmm on why she walked in I think cause it's her house and she could walk in just like Damon & Stefan at the boarding house. I love your review and agree with everything and can't wait for next weeks woo! :D
Arabian: Katherine02arabian on September 19th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised to see a break-up (or at least a "break") before the first hiatus. They have written Stefan and Elena very adorably and connected in the past, so these last two episodes reads like a deliberate choice on my part.

But Damon and Stefan could enter because they'd been invited long before; I do think it was sadly just a continuity error.

Wah! Next week, I may be out of town work related and thus not get to the show until much later that night, and a review up until who knows when. :sigh:
Tee: damonforeign_origin on September 19th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
It was just weird hearing it come from Damon because if there's a slut on this show (other than Katherine, okay and Kelly), it's totally Damon.
Yeah, and it's like he doesn't even realize that LOL Oh, Damon...

I do like Taylor Kinney as Mason though, and I LOVED that cool, cat-jump move he did during the fight. That? Was awesome.
THIS!

As for Michael Trevino I saw him in two shows before TVD and while I started with not giving crap about him I like him a little bit more every time I see him and at this point I think I can almost say I actually do like him :P Mostly because I ship Tyler with Jeremy and Mason but still :P He is not the most charismatic actor though, I must give him that ;)

How did Caroline enter her home if her mom wasn't even there to invite her in? Hmmm?
It's one of those things that make me want to slap this show :P But I'm trying to be open minded and wait and see and work with what they give us because I don't like most of it at the moment but well... I wait and hope :P
Arabian: Damon04arabian on September 19th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
I wasn't that bothered by the Caroline thing because it was just a teeny lack of continuity. They have so much mythology and backstory and it all flows so seamlessly together -- having watched the entire series four times now, I'm shocked at how wonderfully all of the pieces fit and pretty much make sense when looked at in different context.

I'm sorry that you really don't seem to be enjoying the show that much at this point. I'm still absolutely in love with it to bits. :(
Sajen FreybergSajen Freyberg on May 12th, 2017 02:22 pm (UTC)
I think part of the reason Damon doesn't see anything odd about him calling Katherine a slut, is the word is used for one reason and one reason only, to shame women who enjoy sex. Which is bull as women have just as much, if not more, of a right to enjoy sex as men.
Arabian: Bonnie05arabian on May 14th, 2017 04:19 pm (UTC)
Also, Brian Young wrote this episode and... well, yeah, that says something enough.