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Recap and Review of The Vampire Diaries "The Turning Point":

The Vampire Diaries "The Turning Point": The Good, The Bad and The Bloody

I was already bummed knowing this was the last week of new episodes of The Vampire Diaries until January; and now, having seen it, I'm freaking out a little bit. I knew there was going to be an epic cliffhanger, I just didn't know how epic!

With new vampires, violence and passion come "The Turning Point" — a title that would apply to many things that happened this week. So as usual, let's break down the good, the bad, and the bloody of this week (plenty of spoilers ahead!) when you


    The Good

  • Stefan and Elena finally gave up on their "are we or aren't we" dance and got together. I mean, together together. Vampire boots were knocked, but there wasn't a happy ending. More on that later.
  • Logan's vampiric turn made for gruesome excitement, especially now that Damon is trying to be on his best behavior. It also brought forth new mysteries; why did Sheriff Forbes bury Logan and write emails on his behalf instead of saying it was an animal attack? And who did turn him? My money was on Alaric, but now I'm not so sure. I also enjoyed his interactions with Damon, despite their constant shooting of wood bullets at each other.
  • OK, fine: I do like Caroline and Matt together now. Their coupling is just kind of sweet, and the fact that they bonded over So You Think You Can Dance?! I felt like it was my birthday.
  • I'm a fan of cool guy teacher Alaric, even if he is probably a vampire. I like to think he's more exciting than that — could he be a good vampire like Stefan? Interestingly, I don't think that Stefan or Damon has actually interfaced with Alaric yet, which is telling to me. If I had to guess, I'd say they knew each other. And what of him also being a "daywalker," when Stefan and Damon are so secretive about their rings?
  • I need to know more about the Gilbert family legacy, especially since Jeremy discovered an ancestor who wrote fiction about monsters. I like that the show made me care about more side characters I hadn't previously, like Jenna, Jeremy, and even Tyler. About Tyler. . . I don't want to speak too soon, but I think there's something very interesting happening with him.
    The Bad

  • Isn't it a little too early to be saying "I love you," Elena? She even wants to see and make out with his scary vampire face when he gets turned on. Weeeird.
    The Bloody

  • Newborn Logan is literally out for blood, but that pile of hoarded bodies that Logan was keeping made me sick to my stomach.
  • Anyone else feeling sorry for Caroline? Girlfriend's always getting bloodied up. Someone give her a self-defense lesson.
  • So basically unless you're Stefan or Damon, if you're a vampire you will only last one episode before being staked. Logan gets staked by Alaric by the end of the hour, which is unfortunate for Damon, because Logan had just promised him there was another way to break the spell holding Katherine and the other vampires under Fell's Church. Guess we'll just have to wait to meet little Miss Vixen.
  • It might have been time for Stefan to hide the Katherine photo, or at least have come clean about their resemblance. Lord knows finding a photo of my doppelganger at my undead boyfriend's house would freak me out too. That's what happens for Elena, who leaves Stefan's in a devastated rush. When someone stands in front of her car, she has a gnarly crash, which is terrifying in itself. It gets much more horrifying when the "person" she hit uncracks their limbs to stand up and come toward her. Yeesh! (BTW, did that scene remind anyone of Tara in the first season finale of True Blood?)

I don't know how I'm going to deal with the show's hiatus for two long months, let alone waiting that long to find out what was coming for Elena. Or, who Alaric is; did he kill Logan to protect Jenna, eliminate a problem-causing newborn, or something more insidious? To talk more about the show (especially in the next few weeks without new episodes) join the Hooked on Vampire Diaries group in the Buzz Community!

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xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 7 years
Tyler HAS to be werewolf. Just has to.
jademariev jademariev 7 years
The Turning Point is my favorite episode!! Tyler is deffinatley a Werewolf. I loved the Elena and Stefan stuff at the end! Stuff like that usually makes me look away but it was really good. I feel sorry for both Stefan and Elena. They love each other but things keep happening that mess up their relationship! I think the Vampire that caused Elena's crash was the one from the very first episode at the begining, how the couple swerved him then they got eaten. Ugh! Damon probably finds her, since he's in the forest at the church. But I hope Stefan does. She shouldn't have left her necklace on the photo though it is symbolic, like "You can't tell me the truth, you can't protect me," You know? The cliffhanger was great. I was like; "NOOOOO!!!!" I can't belive we have to wait untill January 21st. That sucks because I got back to school on the 27th. (I'm Australian.) I want it too be on now, it so sucks. I have nothing to watch! I'm really curious about who Alaric Saltzman really is, and who turned Logan Fell. All I know is that this show is the best ever! I like it better than Twilight. Don't like them movies very much, but love the books.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
Oops I meant Tyler is a werewolf. Sorry about that
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 7 years
aww man i didn't realize it was going to be a hiatus until JANUARY! ugh!!! totally thought the full moon was foreshadowing tyler becoming a werewolf. and no, it's not too twilight-y, where there are vamps, there are weres. i'm still suspicious about alaric, but i'm hoping he's a good guy. also wish they didn't kill off logan so soon (or stefan's bff) but hey, whatever cw. i'm wondering if the thing coming for elena was damon (and meant to look like something else) OR if it's the vamp that turned logan?
Pampire Pampire 7 years
2 months! Seriously? What the heck! That really sucks, that is way too long! I absolutely love this show and it keeps getting better and better! Its really different from the books so I guess we will just have to wait and see about Tyler. ;) 2 months is going to feel like 2 years!
retailslore retailslore 7 years
This show has become way more intense than I thought it would be! Good job CW! Every episode I watch standing up cause its just too much to sit down. I only read the first two books but I really like how they have altered the story for TV. Really annoyed about this 2 month business! Thats like forever from now. What's gonna be on instead? I mean really!
Akasha Akasha 7 years
It kind of sucks that this show keeps getting the New Moon/ Twilight reference considering the books were written 15 years ago. It's more like Twilight ripped some of LJ Smith off.
melissaS melissaS 7 years
I agree with others - Tyler is totally a werewolf, the full moon in the background could not have been a coincidence. Alaric seems cool, I'm having doubts that he's a vampire after he staked Logan...then again his ring and how he asked Jenna to be invited is still suspicious. Whats more suspicious is who made Logan a vampire? I can't figure it out and the cliffhanger at the end! The car crash shocked me and the "person" uncracking their limbs was creepy. I'm really getting hooked on TVD which at first I didn't think was going to be this good. Now we all have to wait till January :(
Glamgal Glamgal 7 years
My dvr had a melt down and only recorded the LAST 3 minutes of the show!! I'm soo upset. Does anyone know how long it takes the CW or Hulu to load the new episodes???
care0531 care0531 7 years
TWO MONTHS!!!! WTF!!! I was thinking maybe 2 weeks like a lot of the other shows but 2 MONTHS! Too long! LOL. I am wondering if they plan on changing the show from the book a little kinda like how they changes things with True Blood.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
I think the CW and Vampire Diaries needs to buy me some ulcer meds cause I feel after every episode I start to get major ulcers!
qtpie qtpie 7 years
The episode definitely points towards Tyler being a werewolf or something, full moon, hint hint. Ooh man I really want to find out who that person/thing coming for Elena is! Aargh can't believe we have to wait two months. This show has become my favourite TV show.
CiaoBella01 CiaoBella01 7 years
ahhh vampire slayer! love it! i hope tyler is not a werewolf or that would be too twilight-y. the witch thing is good enough i think (a good one too cuz bonnie is so good at being a witch -- sad that she kinda disappeared in the episode ...) OH MY GOD the car crashing was intense. i wonder if elena's parents have something to do with everything? didn't anyone notice the similarities? she was in a car crash.. her parents died in the car crash ... maybe they were vampire slayers and was killed by the vampire who made katheirne?! oooooh intense i love it! cant wait for january!!!!!
DeppObsession DeppObsession 7 years
I never read the books, but after reading some of the comments I guess Tyler's not a werewolf LOL .. oh well
DeppObsession DeppObsession 7 years
I called the werewolf storyline as well! Once the camera panned up to the full moon it hit me lol .. oh man a vampire show would not be complete without a werewolf :) ..Elena's accident freaked me out! That was some good acting Nina. It was really creepy when the "person" uncracked their limbs, oh gosh. I really don't know what I'm going to do for 2 months without VD !! Major cliffhanger.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
*********Spoiler Alert*********** These are based on the books though not the show. Yeah I read the books about a thousand years ago, and Tyler is indeed a vampire, but based on the show I'm not sure how bad he's going to be. In the books he was genuinely a huge ass, but in the show he's got a bit more depth and reason for his meanness. Alaric is definitely not a vampire. He is a hunter that is looking for the vampire that turned Katherine.
aeryn aeryn 7 years
Tyler is a nasty person in the books. And a werewolf, but that isn't till much later (book 4 maybe?) And Alaric is not a vamp in the books. I think KW is just trying to confuse us with that. Logan was annoying and creepy but they have gotta stop killing all their characters off so quickly. It's rather jarring. How creepy was that guy putting himself back together on the road? I'm also tired of on-again-off-again Stefan-Elena. They didn't have that much drama in the books but it was still very interesting. Can't believe the wait is so long!
kred kred 7 years
I read the books in about 15 years ago, but I am pretty sure Tyler turns out to be a werewolf in the books... a bad one I think....
care0531 care0531 7 years
I haven't read the books but I called there being a werewolf! I was thinking that new teacher is a werwolf! I love this show and all the excitment but Elena and her wishy washy feeling are driving me mad! MAKE UP YOUR MIND! You are either with him and accept everything about him or you aren't! It goes back and forth every episode!
khameel khameel 7 years
I agree that something is up with Tyler. I bet he's a werewolf or something. That screenshot with him and the full moon is some definite foreshadowing. I wonder about Alaric wanting to be so close to Jenna and the Gilbert family, especially Jeremy. He seems nice, but who knows what his other motives are... Personally, if I were Elena, nothing could have gotten me out of that bed LOL. And she shouldn't have been snooping, but Stefan really should have hid that picture or been honest with her. That cliffhanger was nothing short of brillant! I can't believe I have to wait until January! This was supposed to tide me over until True Blood! What am I supposed to do now?
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