The Vampire Diaries 5×01: I Know What You Did Last Summer
Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. I mean college! Gosh, it’s a miracle all these characters survived high school right? Only Matt survived high school actually, because everyone else died and became a vampire (or were already vampires). This year our TVD reviews will be a lot shorter – or at least I’m going to give it a try. (edit: as you can see, I failed. In my defense so much happened this first episode back!)
Well like I said, it’s time for college. Only Elena and Caroline will attend, because Bonnie is dead (and still in denial about it) and Tyler is busy with wolf business. I really don’t miss him anymore. Let’s hope Caroline will stop missing him too, because he has been a shitty boyfriend. It might be time to kill off Tyler for good? But back to college: the girls got a roommate who is actually aware of the vampire situation according to her vervain water bottles. Which makes Caroline freak out, but Elena decide to go with plan “act normal”. It actually gets weirder when the girl is killed by a vampire at the party they couldn’t get in (because of the “you need to be invited in” vampire rule) and Whitemore college decide to rule it a suicide? WTF is going on?! It even gets weirder: the girl has a picture of Elena’s dad (the doctor) on her phone.
Back in Mystic Falls Damon is taking care of Jeremy (who gets bullied in school for being such a weirdo). But he also has to deal with a human Katherine who showed up on their doorstep and Silas who is walking around town. Yes Silas is a whole different story. The guy doesn’t want to be named a vampire, drinks from people’s wrists in public and reads minds. He clearly wants Katherine, but it’s a mystery why (although it probably has something to do with the cure she took or her döppelganger status). Did I mentioned Katherine ran off after causing a car accident, leaving Jeremy to die? Luckily Damon was there right in time to save the life of his new bro (I think he likes Jeremy these days). Silas shadow self/Damon’s real brother Stefan has been drowning in the vault all summer. He has weirdo dreams about shutting off his humanity (which ended with a nice Stelena moment) and tries to reach out to his döppelganger bestie(s): Elena and/or Katherine.
There was also a big town event where Silas decided to recruit the whole town population in search for Katherine and kill Bonnie’s dad without any reason. Poor Bonnie. But at least she isn’t on her own anymore? Just joking. I just don’t know what the writers should do with her. She seems so useless… Matt really enjoyed his summer. He hooked up with Rebekah (and it’s clearly they can’t get enough of it) and had a threesome. Only problem is that the third lady (Nadia) stole his Gilbert ring and showed up in Mystic Falls to give it back and do a weird spell on him. Yikes. Don’t change Matt’s human status! The Vampire Diaries needs at least one human with a recurring roll!
I think this episode was a nice kickoff for the new season. Some intriguing storylines were pitched and the smaller cast is an improvement so far. Can’t wait for the next episode! Share your thoughts on the episode in the comments below.
The Vampire Diaries 5×04 quotes
Jeremy to Bonnie: “It’s bad enough you’re dead. Now you’re a control freak?”
Elena: “Really stress the drug thing, and I’d definitely say that the fire was an accident, because there’s crazy and then there’s well… me.”
Katherine: “Do you have any idea what it’s like to run in heels? I have blisters, Damon.”
Caroline: “Ok, Elena, that pit is called guilt. You feel terrible because you broke Stefan’s heart, and that nagging feeling is your brain waking up to tell you that you’ve made a horrible yet completely reversible mistake.”
Jeremy: “I should get going. The freak who faked his own death can’t also be late for math.”
Elena: “Did Jeremy get to school ok?”
Damon: “Yup. Showered, groomed, even cut the crust off of his PB&J myself.”
Katherine: “deep down, in that mushy-gushy Elena-loving heart, there’s a part of you that doesn’t want me to die.”
Damon: “If I have to hear the word ‘döppelganger’ one more time, I think I’m gonna actually have to learn how to spell it.”