Yay! TVD is back, finally!
1. What just happened?!
Well my internet broke down after watching this episode, so I couldn’t write a review, argh. I apologize for the delay! I was super excited for the return of TVD, also because of the beautiful Holy Cards they have been posting all week on Pinterest (Check them out of over here!). Anyway back to the episode: Elena wakes up being dead with Damon’s vampire blood in her system. If you remember correctly Elena was dead set on not becoming a vampire, so there is kind of a problem the Salvatore brothers need to fix (or at least Stefan tries it – Damon sticks with the “that’s impossible” theory – and he’s right). In the meantime Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood are arrested by the pastor to save the town from vampires. Bit by bit Caroline, Rebekah, Stefan and even Elena are captured. When TylerKlaus finds out Caroline has been taken by the pastor, he saves the day (well only Caroline’s, not his sister’s). Caroline then realizes during a heavy make-out session Klaus is in Tyler’s body. Creepy! Bonnie is doing dark magic again to help Stefan un-turn Elena, but her grams spirit warns her not to and our once favorite witch fails again. Also Matt helps Damon to find Elena and Stefan, but is having a guilt trip because Elena is turning (so the Salvatore brothers kick some sense into him). Elena and Stefan share a nice moment which even made Rebekah smile. So Rebekah helps Stefan to get Elena some human blood. Elena turns! Damon saves the day, has a small heart-to-heart with Elena and to conclude this weird day: the pastor mass murders a few no-named Mystic Fall citizens. Basically it’s just your regular episode of The Vampire Diaries.
2. What was the most memorable quote or dialog this episode?
Damon’s: “There’s a big, bad vampire out here.” was funny, but I think the (Elena) fans are going to think that Elena’s “I need to feed” is the most memorable one, because it is so essential for the story. I’m really glad the writers chose to complete her transition (and didn’t turn her back in some magical way).
3. Cuteness vs. Useless
+ Great way to portrait the return of Elena’s compelled memory! It was a really sweet scene with Damon’s “I love you” (great tos see it again) and it was cool to see Elena’s reaction twice.
+ Rebekah’s smile when she saw the magic of Stelena’s love. Rebekah sometimes looks like a heartless person, but this shows (including her last scene with Klaus) there is something of a heart left inside her.
+ I really like Caroline and Tyler as a couple, but I would like to see more of the dynamic between Klaus and Caroline (by the way: the TylerKlaus-Caroline kiss doesn’t count as their first kiss). Go show her the world Klaus (but don’t kidnap her, please)!
– Bonnie’s scenes were a bit weird. I have the feeling she didn’t really go to the other side. It looked more like she traced Elena in this world. Plus the “upsetting of the witches on the other side” happens almost every episode now, can’t they come up with something more original for Bonnie? She starts to get some Gossip Girl Vanessa vibes and that is a really bad sign!
– Shouldn’t Klaus have been a little bit more secretive about his body switch? Everybody knew in a few minutes. I think they (the writers) could have used it more to their advantage.
– the pastor is weird! The mass murder in the end… creepy. I wonder if it has something to do with Jeremy’ weird tattoo in the Holy Cards.
4. Rate it! (on a scale from 0 to 10)
Season four is nicely set up in this first episode, but no big shockers we couldn’t see coming in the promo’s and the released synopsis for the next episode. So I’m going with an 8.