This week's two teaser trailers were only a taste of a ridiculously delectable 40 mins that had me sitting on the edge of my seat.
Like eating a packet of mint chocolate slices - the first bite sends you wild with desire, so, in turn, you have to devour the rest of the packet.
I had to physically stop myself from jumping around the living room, that's how great each moment in this episode was.
Thank you Caroline Dries for delivering a complex, beautifully-interwoven myriad of plots that caused me to laugh, cry, grin from ear-to-ear and exclaim in shock (mostly the latter!). I was truly blown away. Exquisite work - simply exquisite.
Let's move on to some spoil-erm, I mean, key moments :)
Alright, this has to be said first.
Hellooo debonair Stefan ;) Phew. I felt a bit hot under the collar when he sauntered into Gloria's bar after snacking on that woman in the (vintage [Crossley?]) car - love it (always reminds me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, those cars).
Stefan, I think you are becoming more delicious in each episode this season too. Keep up the Rippah work (okay, okay, lame I know, I had to do it!)
From what I've seen of Paul Wesley's latest interviews, he's been enjoying playing the 'bad boy'. And so he should! He wears it very well - not to mention that SUIT (more suit-wearing Paul, methinks).
Ok, now, was anyone else highly impressed with the 1920s theme? The flappers, the lounge singer, the outfits?! May I just say, much like Nina Dobrev, I would LOVE to have lived in the 1920s. More era episodes please! Keep 'em coming I say!
I felt so sorry for Caroline in this episode. She always seems to be the victim. I hope she gets to kick some butt soon. But it must be said - Sheriff Forbes? How much her attitude has changed towards her daughter? So, so beautiful. I am so happy for that relationship! And as for her dad - I think he'll come around. All that protectiveness, it'll shape into acceptance soon. I hope.
And one cannot help but be mad about Tyler after this episode. Carrying Caroline? Snuggling her at the end while she cried? They are the picture perfect couple, and Michael Trevino - stop being so freaking gorgeous! I already have too much love for Damon, it can't be shared! It won't!
I have to say, there were so many 'baited breath' moments in this episode. C'mon, Klaus and Stefan in the apartment with Elena? Close call much? I have to say though, how did Klaus not sense Elena was there?! I'm happy he didn't, but Stefan's not the best liar. Hmm. Small thought.
But shocking moments! Stefan feeding that woman's blood to her husband? Stefan teaching Klaus his tricks? Stefan being bff's with Klaus? Klaus compelling Stefan to forget? Klaus compelling Stefan to REMEMBER? It was pretty much the episode of all episodes for Klefan! Like a tweet I made last week, Paul Wesley and Joseph Morgan can stay together for as long as they want. That pairing is my favourite. Also, when Rebekah stabbed Klaus I jumped sky-high, even though I knew it wouldn't kill him. Haha, oh this show.
Alright, moving on.
Oh, Elena. You and your little bubbles of hope. Poor thing, to have those hopes crushed into a million pieces by Ripper Stefan. It's okay though, your knight-in-shining-blood-lust Damon will be there to pick up the pieces. And he's amazing too.
Speaking of Damon...
"You're all road-trippy and grose." - my favourite Damon quote of this episode. Um, is anyone else falling as much in love with Damon as I am? Who IS this vampire? Risking his life just so Elena can see Stefan for a few minutes? I don't know how anyone wouldn't want to be with him! Elena - just friggin pick him. Move on. Capish?
Okay, phew. Breather. Now, my next comments have to do with one vampire only - Rebekah.
WHAT a gem. I LOVE her. Mysterious - check. Sexy - check. Original vampire sister - check. And in love with Stefan? - CHECK. Yes, I am all aboard the Stefan/Bex romance train. S-Bex? Stebekah? Stebex? Ideas anyone? Anyway, can't wait to see more of her. And more of the originals, as I have a feeling that is coming!
Now, OF COURSE I have to mention the vampire-hunters at the end! Katherine being included?! That woman is such a stalker! I am only presuming the man hunting Klaus is his dad - what does everyone else think? But I love how Katherine always pops up unexpectedly - she just can't stay out of the action. Petrova, yes, continue to play your games, we love them.
Can I just say, it was absolutely adorable when Stefan 'remembered' Klaus? And that look on Klaus' face? Gosh, I melted. What a bromance!
So after this episode, all I can think is, when will Klaus discover Elena has the necklace? That she's still ALIVE? Now will we see more originals? Will we have more episodes delving into the original's past? Or even some of the Lockwood and Forbes history? Because I can't help but feel there is A LOT of history there? And after all is said and done, will Stefan be able to come back, in light of Klaus' statement at the end? Elena is being a little naive though, thinking she'd be able to bring him back. Oh, so many questions!! I am intrigued. This show can't help itself, it keeps getting more interesting by day.
On a mini side note: I ADORED the fact Joseph Morgan did the little 'Previously on The Vampire Diaries' statement at the start - yum yum yum (for those of you who follow me on Twitter or have read my previous blogs, you'll know how much j'aime Joseph Morgan/Klaus. Let's keep him around please).
Only critique of this episode? Not enough sweet Delena moments! But I am sure they are to come ;)
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