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The Vampire Diaries Recap "Miss Mystic Falls"

The Vampire Diaries "Miss Mystic Falls": The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody

This week's episode of The Vampire Diaries is all about pageantry and addiction — and it's juicy in more ways than one. We already had a sneak peek at the Miss Mystic Falls event, but seeing Damon and Elena actively dancing together with my own eyes was so much better!

I can't wait to digest it all and discuss, so let's do it! To see this week's good, bad, and bloody, just


    The Good

  • Even though Stefan is kind of hot at first, riding up in his little red roadster (channeling both Edward Cullen and Dylan McKay), it becomes clear that he's still on the red sauce, going so far as to steal blood from the hospital. It doesn't go unnoticed, and Sheriff Forbes and John Gilbert come knocking at the Salvatores' door. Damon confronts Stefan about it, but Stefan lies his little tail off — til we see the fridge stash of blood bags.
  • The episode revolves around the Founders' Court and awarding the title of Miss Mystic Falls. Not super scintillating — until the addict in Stefan forces him to abandon Elena (more on that later) and put her in the arms of a new escort: Damon. He becomes an unlikely white knight at the bottom of the stairs, and Elena's obviously grateful. But the extreme sexy eyes they give each other as they share a dance hint at something more, especially from Elena. Let's face it, they are hot together — some people may want to be switching sides on a certain issue, perhaps.
  • Bonnie's back! After being gone for ages, she explains that she just couldn't deal since Grams's death and has been avoiding school. That's not all she's avoiding — she visibly bristles in Stefan's presence. Turns out Bonnie is holding a grudge against Stefan and Damon, blaming them for compromising Grams. In my absolute favorite moment, she saves the day as the only one who can stop a murderous Stefan (she deafens Stefan! Get it?).
  • I love how this show keeps introducing a new mystery when you think there can be no more. This week, we learn a little bit more about why John is in town: he knows of an invention that the original John Gilbert had, and that it was stolen by someone named Pearl. When he noses around Jeremy and Anna, Jenna slips that Anna's mom is named Pearl, and John has a direction. Pearl meets up with Damon later, and he tells her about the invention, which we find is not just the vampire-indicating pocket watch. What could it be?!
  • Detox time! Once Elena knows Stefan is sipping from the forbidden fountain, she wants it to end. Whether it was her or Damon's idea to stick Stefan with a vervain syringe, I don't care — I'm just glad she's being proactive.
    The Bad

  • I've had enough of bad boy Stefan. It was cute at first, but he's so aggro that there's nothing likable left in him. And I dare say that this 'roid-ragey Stefan is just a bit less dreamy. The upside: it actually makes me appreciate that Damon can, uh, control himself so well when he's drinking blood. Who knew?
    The Bloody

  • While I was psyched to see Spencer Locke from Cougar Town as Amber, Stefan's unwitting victim, I was so grossed out by their whole fluid exchange. Did Stefan really have to have so much blood drool?

Once again, it was another solid episode, and it totally makes me want to see more Damon and Elena. I'm left wondering about where Bonnie will go from here, what this invention is that Pearl has, and why on earth anyone wants to call Alaric "Ric." Give me your thoughts below, and to geek out on the show any ol' time, just join the Hooked on Vampire Diaries group in the Buzz Community.

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tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I loved Elena and Damon together! Stefan on human blood is way to ragey, and Stefan without it is too emo, but Damon is just right (despite his habit of impulsively killing people). I was so glad when the two of them stuck Stefan and shoved him in the basement cell. My BF and I had been wondering all episode why he wasn't in there already.
slikkback slikkback 7 years
I actually had a nightmare about that string of blood hanging out of stefan's mouth =S Besides that, the episode was amazing as usual! Always leave me hanging off the edge waiting for answers to a mystery.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
i completely agree... I still love Stefan but I hope the bad boy doesn't stay. :) Although, like you said, it makes me start to love some Damon. This show is just too good.. I don't know what I'll do when the season is up!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I fall more in love with Damon every episode. His character is way more interesting than Stefan! However, part of the intensity of the show is Elena & Damon's unrequited chemistry. If they got together, it might ruin that little part of us all that loves tuning in each week just to see them interact. Their chemistry kind of teases you every episode, but that's what I love about it. Just when you think it'll boil over, it stops. I like good-guy Stefan way more than bad-boy Stefan. He's just not very convincing as a peppy bad boy. He does brooding good guy much better.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 7 years
another amazing episode, as usual. damon can do no wrong, and i totally noticed that elena was making eyes at him during their dance haha. i don't know why but i don't find the whole stefan being a blood addict thing that interesting. but i do like how damon explains it as not being able to fight who you truly are, but learning how to live with it BTW, did jeremy dye his hair black? as if his hair didn't bug me enough before...
Angelica Angelica 7 years
The good-guy-goes bad plot is sooooo good and convincing, but so stressful. I am completely over Stefan and have realized (after the scene where he's slumping through the school yard in need of a fix) that he's a total bobblehead. I mean, he's tiny! And the blood. Seriously? Can't we just have some intense music? Can't wait for Elana and Damon to get together.
EmilieLove EmilieLove 7 years
I love this show! I was hesitant about it at first (mostly because I'm not the hugest Twilight fan in the world, and I figured it was just trying to copy that), but they've definitely got me hooked. As much as I like Stefan, he and Elena definitely lack something that Elena and Damon have together--excitement.
yadiet yadiet 7 years
the chemistry between Damon and Elena was EXCELLENT!! I loved it!! Bonnie, freaked me out with her new found powers! I think her granny left her everything.. I wonder what Uncle John is looking for!
jhilly123 jhilly123 7 years
I agree Buzz! As much as I like Stefan being good, him being bad just paves the way for more Damon and Elena. I loved the dance and at the end when he decides to stay with her. Even if she likes Stefan now, she can't deny that Damon's stuck by and I think her feelings with change soon. Initially she hated him but now she's come to rely on him. And I'm curious as to whether Pearl really is apologizing, or if there is something with the dragon thing she gives Damon. Another good episode!
Datura2112 Datura2112 7 years
I love the fact that Stefan is out of control! He hasn't learned how to deal with drinking human blood after forgoing it for so long, like a alcoholic desperately trying to not take another drink. He was fighting against himself and the nature of who he is, he looked and acted like a Vampire which was a beautiful thing. Even at the end when he had the confrontation with Elena did we really see him be who he really is, a Vampire! Vampires drink blood and kill after all, that's what they do and thank goodness he has stopped fighting. Don't worry we'll be back to the same Stefan soon enough but for now I am thoroughly enjoying Stefan finally dealing with his true side! As for Damon and Elena I see a camarderie. Elena wants the old Stefan back and Damon is trying to keep his Brother in check. Tension yes but her heart lies with Stefan. She just isn't enough for Damon.
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