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The Vampire Diaries: The Good, The Bad, (The Twilight Reference) and The Bloody

Last night's Vampire Diaries was all about the formal wear, history and, swoon, some shirtless Salvatores. The series is doing a great job of slowly revealing the back story of the vampires in Mystic Falls while also progressing the romances and of course the brother-rivalry which has taken a pretty central spot so far.

Bonnie is still figuring out her powers, without much help from her friends or anyone else, but she's quietly becoming one of my favorite parts of the show. On the other hand, I'm not sure how much I care about Elena's aunt, whose love life might be causing some trouble for the Gilbert family soon. Check out my thoughts on the show if you just

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The Good:

  • I love, love, loved the scene of Damon reading Twilight — hilarious. He says that "this book has it all wrong" and laughs off Caroline's questions about his lack of sparkling in the sun.
  • Holy hotness. The Salvatore guys were all about showing off their bodies last night. No complaints here.
  • Finally Elena was a good friend and noticed that Caroline is covering up some serious wounds from Damon. Maybe Elena isn't quite clued into what's going on, but at least she's worried and the scene at the end suggests that Caroline might be ready to talk.
  • On that note, Elena is growing a backbone with Stefan. It's about time for her to demand that he be less mysterious, especially considering how much she has gone through. She deserves to have some transparency from the guy she is trusting her heart to.
  • No diary writing this week, no crows, so there's that.
  • The Bad:

  • I am getting into this show, for sure, but not quite ready to put any heart into the aunt's backstory and love life. There was a bit too much time spent on that last night. Speaking of which, am I heartless for just not being that into Jeremy's story? The end was sweet when Vicki finally came to her senses and kissed him, but still, lets get back to the Salvatore hotness.
  • As I mentioned last week — five people are found dead drained of blood out of one neck bite and the police say it's a Mountain Lion?
  • The Bloody:

  • Once again the show started with a scary scene, this time a nightmare. It seems like it's Elena's, but really it's Stefan — why is he sleeping at all? — anyway, this leads to...
  • Um, hey brothers, why so stabby? Well, at least that meant some serious six pack from Stefan and one of the best lines from Damon yet: "This is Jon Varvatos, dude. Dick."
  • The last bite of Caroline seemed pretty intense, but she didn't die thanks to Stefan who helped her out. Plus, her blood was spiked which meant Damon could finally be captured.
  • I can't imagine that Damon will stay locked up for long, but the Mystic Falls police department, mayor and news anchor know what kind of "animal" is draining residents of blood — the vampires are back. We're still piecing together what happened in the past, or what made the vampires leave for however many decades, but things are still getting more and more interesting as the plot unfolds. What did you like or not like about "Family Ties"?

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    Pinki20 Pinki20 6 years
    always a fan of vampires; buffy, trueblood,twilight and guilty pleasure vampire diaries.
    redchick152 redchick152 6 years
    i can't believe it, but i actually really like this show too. i realize vampire plot lines are not new, but i feel like this show is new and fresh somehow...as far as guilty pleasures go.
    bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
    I think they are calling them attacks by mountain lions because they don't want to scare anyone and obviously they have their own way of dealing with the fact that the vampires are back as we seen in the closing shot. I agree with the others where the aunts back story is just a filler (who cares) but this show just keeps getting better and better every week.
    esmerb esmerb 6 years
    I literally sat with my mouth wide open after the last scene. Although this episode started out somewhat slow it ended with a punch! This show is incredible and I'm offically addicted!
    esmerb esmerb 6 years
    I literally sat with my mouth wide open after the last scene. Although this episode started out somewhat slow it ended with a punch!This show is incredible and I'm offically addicted!
    cibele cibele 6 years
    I know Damon was supposed to be the bad guy, but I like him and I sensed a bad vibe from the mayor group at the end of the episode.Auntie's love life only had some space because it was preparing us to know the guy was only in her life again to get that watch. I guess it was needed those scenes to happen.And I don't think I'll get into this show. I love Damon and find impossible to life Stefan. And they try desperately to show how he's dreamy, good and hero. A snooze fest if you ask me. Those good vs bad battles are so cliche and annoyed me so much.
    cibele cibele 6 years
    I know Damon was supposed to be the bad guy, but I like him and I sensed a bad vibe from the mayor group at the end of the episode. Auntie's love life only had some space because it was preparing us to know the guy was only in her life again to get that watch. I guess it was needed those scenes to happen. And I don't think I'll get into this show. I love Damon and find impossible to life Stefan. And they try desperately to show how he's dreamy, good and hero. A snooze fest if you ask me. Those good vs bad battles are so cliche and annoyed me so much.
    jenniferg jenniferg 6 years
    I´m loving this show more and more each week It has become my favourite new show of the fall, along with Glee. I too love the Twilight reference (and slight diss, if I may add, what with the sparkling and all...) and I love Damon´s lines. I´m also impressed with Ian Somerhalder´s performance, I think he has grown as an actor since his Lost days. I also love how Bonnie´s storyline is slowly becoming more and more intriguing, but the thing I love the most is the backstory of the town, the Salvatore family, Katherine, the watch, the crystal and Elena´s family...can´t wait for next week!!
    melissaS melissaS 6 years
    I like Jeremy, but I'm tired of the whole vicki-jeremy-ty love triangle storyline. I also didn't really think much about Elena's aunt's lovelife. Besides that the episode was good; Damon has the best lines, I'm curious about Bonnie and that gem, and the ending was such a twist
    californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 6 years
    Oh, and the end was exciting! I thought it was implied that the mayor and the local officials had some powers or they knew how to restrain the vampires somehow. I'm interested to find out what happens. I loved the Twilight references too. This show is so much better than the Twilight books, in my opinion, and I'm glad that there is no "sparkling" involved.
    californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 6 years
    Oh, and the end was exciting! I thought it was implied that the mayor and the local officials had some powers or they knew how to restrain the vampires somehow. I'm interested to find out what happens.I loved the Twilight references too. This show is so much better than the Twilight books, in my opinion, and I'm glad that there is no "sparkling" involved.
    californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 6 years
    I also didn't think I would like this show that much, but it has gotten better each week. I love the dynamic between Stefan and Damon. I'm warming up to Elena, but I could care less about the aunt. She is irritating...
    Angelica Angelica 6 years
    I loved the "This is Jon Varvatos, dude. Dick." and Twilight lines. That Damon is a hoot. You aren't heartless for not caring about Elana's sister or brother's plotlines - I haven't even memorized their names. I kinda missed the diary writing though. It's so moody.
    Angelica Angelica 6 years
    I loved the "This is Jon Varvatos, dude. Dick." and Twilight lines. That Damon is a hoot. You aren't heartless for not caring about Elana's sister or brother's plotlines - I haven't even memorized their names. I kinda missed the diary writing though. It's so moody.
    qtpie qtpie 6 years
    The Twilight part was hilarious, as are Damon's LOL one-liners.
    Akasha Akasha 6 years
    I actually laughed out loud when Damon and Caroline had the Twilight conversation. I almost snorted soda out of my nose when she asked him why her doesn't sparkle.
    ktc71 ktc71 6 years
    I'm loving this show too! Before it started I thought for sure I'd watch the first episode and then drop it. However, I think its gotten better with each episode.
    Glamgal Glamgal 6 years
    I'm also really liking the sibling rivalry and all the backstory that's slowly playing out. I don't know the books but hopefully this story line stays strong.
    Glamgal Glamgal 6 years
    I agree w/ both of you the Aunt's a snoozer. But I am TOTALLY loving this show. I almost didn't tune in b/c I thought this series was going to be complete cheeze but it has not dissapointed thus far. And what can I say I'm a sucker for the eye candy.
    glynislily glynislily 6 years
    I love this show. It's just a lot of fun. But I'm with you Buzz, I honestly could care less about the aunts back story.
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