February 25th, 2016

Stefan & Caroline03

7.13 - 'This Woman's Work' (The Vampire Diaries)

I know that my post-episode posts have been coming later after the episodes air. They have not been as meaty, as analytic or as wordy as in the past. There are reasons for this, and none of them have to do with less love for the show. None of them have to do with less appreciation for The Vampire Diaries or for my thinking that it is any less of a brilliant show than I have in the past.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for many other viewers, including those who have not only commented on my write-ups in the past but, alas, also those with whom I have spoken at length about the show. Work schedule changes (my own and others), the move from Thursday to Friday, and, of course, Nina Dobrev's departure, have also made quite a dent in the feedback from which I was able to derive a lot of the give and take that fueled the richer depth of my analysis. Right now, I'm relying mostly on just my brainwork and the few (and, boy, do I mean *few*) peeps who have loyally stuck around. (Let me take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate you guys bunches!)

All of this is to say that I still do adore The Vampire Diaries and I still think it's brilliant. I just don't have the same feedback to write my posts and the Friday timeslot/my schedule don't work as well, thus the lateness of these write-ups. Anyhoo, on with this episode!

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