Television

The Vampire Diaries 4×10: Library lockdown

The Vampire Diaries 4x11: After School Special

The Vampire Diaries 4×11: After School Special

Welcome back Rebekah, we have missed you!

1. What just happened?!
The episode starts with a mandatory memorial at Mystic Falls high school for mayor Carol Lockwood (may she rest in peace). Sheriff Liz had a lovely speech prepared for a passed friend and also introduces as to the interim mayor, who happens to be Bonnie’s dad. It’s quite a shocker, because we have never seen this amount of parents on the show in one scene, just kidding.

Elena spots Rebekah in the crowd, but that isn’t possible right?! She should be lying daggered in the Lockwood cellar. Let’s check out the hallways on our own so we can be tricked by April the biatch and let Rebekah snap our neck. Elena is still a bit naive these days. Shortly after that she gets joined by Caroline and Stefan. Rebekah demands answers and compels them to tell everything they know about the cure (I clearly missed the part where Original vampires can compel their “offspring”). In the meantime Klaus pays Damon, Jeremy and Matt a visit to speed up the hunter tattoo process at camp Hunter. Plus Kol suddenly appears and tortures professor Shady Shane for some answers. Bonnie tries to help her precious professor by doing expression, but almost kills April in the process. I wished she had killed her, because it turns out that the little biatch is a traitor too.

2. What was the most memorable quote or dialog this episode?
Rebekah’s answer to April’s was that necessary: “No, but it was fun.”
Damon after Klaus walks in at camp Hunter: “Jeremy… Watch and learn. That’s for Carol Lockwood.”
Elena to Rebekah: “I think you’re sad and bored and in desperate need of a hobby.”
Klaus to Damon: “And here was I, thinking you were the fun brother.”
Elena about Stefan: “Lately, I feel like I’m a project, like I’m a problem that needs to be fixed. I think I make him sad, and I can’t be with someone like that because… when he looks at me, all he sees is a broken toy.”
Rebekah after Stefan asks her to compel him to forget Elena: “No. That would be far too easy. I refuse to make you forget her the way Klaus made you forget me. […] Consider your eternity of pain my revenge, Stefan.”

3. Cuteness vs. Useless
+ Rebekah is back! Her sassy attitude rocked. Great job, Claire Holt.
+ Damon shooting Klaus to avenge Carol’s death. Go Damon! (Sorry Klaus, you had it coming.)
+ Stefan and Rebekah agreeing to work together. Stefan was right about the both of them being on their own.
+ The final scene between Caroline and Tyler was heartbreaking. I think this couple is on their way back.
+/- Although Matt and Jeremy look great when they are working out, the whole storyline is still a bit boring in my opinion. I’m glad Klaus showed up to speed up this process. Although it was nice to see Matt and Jeremy take down pizza girl.
+/- I still don’t know what to think about this Silas story. Kol being scared seemed legit. It even reminded me of the whole Daddy Mikaelson storyline actually.
– Let me get this straight. The best school/library lockdown I ever saw are the ones on One Tree Hill (the school shooting episode and the one that they are all grown up and Lucas just proposed to Lindsay) besides the original version in The Breakfast Club, I’m pretty sure nothing will top those particular episodes. The only thing about TVD’s lockdown what really comes to mind a few days later after watching the episode is Elena and Stefan being the worst exes ever. I’m actually kind of done with Elena constantly explaining she already had feelings for Damon and she wanting to be with him isn’t a sired thing. Plus she didn’t cheat! She hooked up with Damon after she broke up with Stefan. Okay it was quite fast, but still – besides their kiss at the motel – there didn’t happen anything until Stelena was over. Please writers, can we move on now?!
– Bonnie’s father is an ass (so far). The never mentioned her father and suddenly he is the one that wants to protect her and the town? If you love your daughter and town that much, you wouldn’t have left in the first place.
– April is really annoying now she knows everything. Doesn’t she get that Rebekah is using her too? April had to vanish to get some crappy equipment before the trio’s revelations actually became interesting. Plus did no one send her the memo that you can’t trust any parent in this town?

4. Rate it! (on a scale from 0 to 10)
Well what rating should I give this episode. Me being annoyed with certain plot developments doesn’t mean it was bad television. But it wasn’t great either – besides Rebekah, Klaus, Damon and Kol. I’ll hope the next two episodes speed things up a little bit. 7/7,5

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode?

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