Friday, 14 October 2011

"I'm a Ripper! A Ripper doesn't stop!"


I think I can successfully say that I am stunned.

As if it wasn't possible, The Vampire Diaries has blown me away. Yet again.

What a THRILLING episode! I bet I wasn't the only one sitting on the edge of my bed, chewing my nails and gasping in shock every 5 minutes. Truly an incredible episode, with astounding performances by Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Zach Roerig, Nina Dobrev, Steven McQueen, Claire Holt, Kayla Ewell, and of course my favourite, Ian Somerhalder :)

Special thanks goes to writer Michael Narducci for setting my soul on fire with this episode! All the twists and shocks and heart-stoppers! Amazing, truly. Thank you!

[picture: Joseph Morgan, I just want to eat your face. You're too sexy for that stare]

So now, after all my gushing, I want to highlight some of my favourite moments from this episode! (which is probably going to turn into a recap, only because I LOVED EVERY SECOND. Just saying).

The best parts

The opening scene: It's quiet in the school. All you can hear is a clinking sound, which turns out to be Matt doing weights (all sweaty and hunky). He gets up to investigate, and it's all eerie and deserted, and then SNAP! He sets off all the mousetraps in a classroom where Elena, Caroline, Tyler and Bonnie are setting up for senior prank night.

Caroline - "Where are you going?"

Elena - "To superglue Alaric's desk shut. Making memories." - poor Elena, this will definitely be a night for memories. Just not very nice ones.

Klaus' reappearance: Elena turns the corner and BAM! "You are supposed to be dead! What are we going to do about that?" I don't know about Elena, but I'd be shitting my pants right about now.

Damon and Kat sittin' in a car, k-i-s-s-i-n-g: I love Kat's coming onto Damon. She's such a hottie. And him taking the bait.. and then throwing it back in her face with a "Thought I'd give it a shot. Truth is, you don't do it for me anymore." OH SNAP! Take that Kat ;)

Repetitive breaking of one's neck can't be good: Klaus has apparently been breaking Stefan's neck over and over. And what's going on Bex? You're all nasty now? I think she's pissed that Stefan is still in love with Elena. Perhaps she's being so petty (what a whiny child!) because her jealousy is spiking all over the place. Reign it in dear. It's not an attractive feature.

Klaus dragging Elena around the school: Hey, look at me, I'm big bad hybrid and I drag girls around by the arm. Look at me go! She's like a toy! Haha, oh Joseph Morgan, I will never stop loving you. Especially with that fake accent he throws around.

Any of Klaus' games amuse me, even foot-dropping ones: Lift your foot up? You'll be beaten to death if you drop it? Haha, Klaus. As terrifying as that game is, it's hilarious. Sorry those kids had to die though :/ Stupid Rippah Stefan.

Klaus rage. There was a lot of it in this episode: I love that Klaus' rage turns into snarky replies to things, but he delivers it in a way that gives you a small shiver up your spine. Classic examples:
  1. Elena - "Don't Klaus! You don't have to hurt anybody." Klaus - "Oh c'mon love, of course I do."
  2. Elena - "Where's Stefan?" Klaus - "Stefan's on a time out."
  3. Klaus - "I invited him to the party love, he's the one dancing on the table."
There were more, but those were my favs :)

Helpful Kat: While it's a little weird that Katerina has decided to be helpful (it's probably a selfish agenda she's running, but something tells me she isn't over Stefan), I like that she told Damon about the necklace. And I don't mind that she kidnapped Jeremy. At least it kept him safe from Klaus' rage, you know?

Damon's emerging wisdom and realisations: That sounds very psychological when I put it like that ha! But I love that Damon isn't falling for Kat's tricks like he used to. And the fact that it suddenly occurred to him that he actually WANTS to be by Elena's side (a little late though my dear) I found it amusing when he said to Kat - "I'm not turning back." Yeh, uh huh. Sure Damon. You keep telling yourself that [cut to 10 minutes later] Oh hey I'm leaving! Haha.

But that led into one of my fav Damon moments of this episode:

Damon - "Katherine! Phone now!"

Katherine - "The Damon I remember wouldn't have been that stupid."

Damon - "I wouldn't have done it for you."

Aww Delena. Cuteness.

Apparently we ask about ex's when we're making out with current bfs: Caroline, you're hilarious. Asking about Matt while making out with Tyler? But way to take it Tyler! You are so adorably perceptive. I hate that you're so adorable, and you're almost a hybrid. Sigh. That sucks.

Bex ruins cute moments: Following straight on from Forwood's cute scene, Bex decides to enter the scene and ruin the moment. "I'm the new girl." Yeah, you are Claire. What a babe.

Matt apparently feels the need to drown himself to see his dead sister: I don't entirely understand Matt's logic here. While I respect that he must be going through a SUPER tough time, I'm not sure I'd advise anyone else to take his path if they found out all their friends were some supernatural being and their sister died a vampire. Just saying.

Oh yeah, and now he can see ghosts. Or maybe just Vicki. I agree with Bonnie, it was reckless and stupid. It wasn't worth it Matt, you fool. I love you, but you're a bit daft sometimes. You might just regret the decision to drown yourself.

THE SHOCKER: Klaus feeding Tyler his blood! But is anyone else finding that they sort of expect someone's neck to get snapped in each episode of TVD? I mean, it's a pretty regular occurrence. All this death and coming back to life stuff. If someone actually die dies from getting their neck snapped the next time, I don't think I'll believe it until they're buried. (I was still reeling over Jenna's death days after it happened.. anyone else dies and it might take a good week before I come to terms with it.)

You know it's all going to hell when Stefan pledges his loyalty to Klaus. Again. : Ah shit.

Rippah Stefan still has feelings yay: Aww Rippah Stefan still loves Elena. I like his mini fight with Klaus. Though, of course, it caused Klaus to react exactly how we thought he would. Compel time! Stefan, you are only going to obey now. Ah crap Stefan. This ain't good. Annddd off he goes. Cue crazy eyes. Dead girl, and dead boy. Sad face.

I'm liking this Kat and Jeremy dynamic: So, Kat gets the info from Anna via Jeremy via manipulating Damon (a little bit) about Michael.

Damon - "Stop with the teenie bopper drama." Lol I love Damon.

Just a note, why WOULD Anna help them?! She's a freaking ghost! Oh but she will if Jeremy's in danger. DUH. And I love that they go and open badass vampire hunter Michael's tomb. Good thing? Bad thing? Guess we'll find out - NEXT WEEK.

Sebastian Roche is going to be the best. I know this: I KNEW Michael was a vampire! I KNEW IT! Michael, Michael, Michael. I am ridiculously excited for Sebastian Roche to come into play (he's totally tweeted me before, I love him haha).

Bex found the necklace: In a photo on Elena's phone. "Why is that doppleganger bitch wearing my necklace?" Cue the screeching, whiny side of Rebekah. And now Klaus knows about the necklace. And he's even MORE pissed off. 20 minutes until Stefan has to feed on Elena. That's not cool.

Stefan's love for Elena blew me away: Well, I am totally proud of Stefan's love for Elena. I had no idea it would hold. But good on you. Stelena fans everywhere are dying of happiness.

Totally sucks Klaus decided to compel the humanity out of you. Bummer. (Sorry Stelena fans. Bit more drama yet before those two are getting back together).

Elena doesn't fully understand Stefan's 'Rippah' side, but she believes in him anyway: I love that she still has so much faith in him; she tells him just to drink from her. And tells him that he just has to want it bad enough to stop. Yeh he owes you! You tell him girl! But hold up. Rippah Stefan ain't having it (yet). He's awesome but a tad scary. And to think, it only gets scarier.

Bonnie is like, ninja life-saver: Team Bonnie! How she pulled Matt out of the pool I have no idea. He's all hunk and muscle, that Zach.

Tyler lives!: But.... he's a hybrid. Crap. What is this going to mean I wonder? Klaus bolted outta there pretty fast, and he didn't take Tyler with him. But he DID leave behind Stefan-patrol. Something tells me Tyler ain't outta the woods yet.

Stefan trying to stop himself from drinking Elena's blood: This scene almost broke my heart (little did i know what was to come!) I mean, my nails were chewed OFF, that's how nervous this scene made me. Bloody oath Klaus! Of course you were right there to stop her. And to think, Stefan tried to kill himself to not hurt Elena. All the Stelena fans would have been dying right now. I'm a delena fan but i was amzed at his resiliance. Poor baby.

Klaus, you ruin everything.

But, I still love you.

Paul Wesley is a freaking amazing Rippah: I mean, we knew it already from seeing him this season slowly losing his humanity. But that point where his humanity was gone? I'm plain terrified now. What a transformation! Paul, you played full-blown-Rippah-with-no-humanity perfectly. Can't wait to see more.

TVD has made me afraid of hospitals for life: Of course Elena is lying in a hospital bed, and a compelled nurse is draining the blood from her. Eesh, TVD, you need to make hospitals safe again for me! BUT without this scene, there wouldn't have been that gorgeous moment where Damon swoops her up and carries her outta there. My hero <3 Now if only you were taking her off into the sunset..

Speaking of carrying - Tyler sweeping Caroline off her feet :) Too bad that happiness is probably gonna be short-lived. This is TVD, after all.

Klaus has a soft side: We knew he did. He doesn't want to be alone, eh? You can try and cover it up with angry words, but you lonely boy!

Thank God Damon decided to be a quick thinker and not a smart ass (kind of) for once: Wow, Klaus is really scared of Michael. I suppose a vampire-hunting vampire would be a bit freaky for vampires (say that 3 times fast!)

Damon and Elena make my heart pound: No Damon! Don't you EVER leave her again! God, his face broke my heart when he saw her in the hospital. Look how worried he was! And then right at the end, before Stefan ruined it - Damon giving Elena back that stupid necklace?! Who does that?! I love you Damon. I want your vampire babies.

He was just so honest and sincere in this scene. And Nina Dobrev blows my mind. How she cries on a whim like that?

Elena - "Where were you Damon?"

Damon - "I shouldn't have left. I promise you, I will never leave you again."

My heart exploded. Love these two. Soo thankful they're dating in real life. Perfect.

THE FINAL SHOCKER: Rippah Stefan is here to babysit?! WTF? Talk about role reversal! Stefan playing the Damon card. Oh no, Rippah Stefan chilling about? Now that's a worry. Doop de do :S

Mini notes

(I love that 'the best parts' ended up being basically the entire episode lol). These are just some little notes!

  • Ghost Vicki is a bit creepy. I don't know what game she's playing, and now that Matt can see her - I wonder if she'll manipulate him in some way?
  • I half wonder whether Rebekah is faking it. Does she really care about Klaus that much? Or does she secretly resent him still? And also - did Klaus ditch her when he ran off? Or did she go with him? Gotta say though, Claire Holt looks smokin' in this episode.
I am SO excited for next week! Alright dears that's it :) Please sound off with comments, or tweet me! @Jayneymoo or @janeymoo :) :) Can't wait to hear from you!


  1. THIS WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hey Jayne,

    great recap :)

    I really love this episode!!! It couldn't have been better!! For me, it's the best TVD episode up to now!

    The Delena-scene at the end...I have no words for it, I love them both!!

    My other favorite moments are Klaus snapping Tyler's neck, Matt jumping into the pool and Stefan trying to resist the compulsion as well as his craving for Elenas blood. But I really don't remember a situation that wasn't totally thrilling!

    And finally, Stefan's a real Ripper, that's how I like him ;)

    I also like the chemistry between Bonnie & Matt. If these two were together, Jeremy would be free for Anna ;) (maybe not as ghost but back as vampire or even human?!?)

    Actually, Klaus should really be grateful to the Salvatore brothers & the rest for bringing Elena back to life, so he can create his hybrids now...;)

    I can't wait to see the next episode!

    Greetings from Germany :)


  3. Hey :) Again another review I completely agree with. It went a completely different way to what I imagined but i loved it regardless

    I think it's really impressive how TVD manages to have a a few different storylines going whilst still keeping us interested (something which, although I love it, true blood fails at MISERABLY!:P) With Matt's ghost/killing himself thing, then switching to Kat, Damon, Jeremy, Anna & all their drama, back to Tyler & Caroline, then Elena & Stefan - it really is impressive stuff

    You are right about Matt & Bonnie,i was like hmmmm these 2 could be interesting! But then again when male & female characters have scenes together i am always thinking of couple potential (because i am a weirdo :P)

    I thought i would be the only die hard Delena fan routing for Stelena in this ep but apparently you did too :) It's very strange before the ep aired I was really hoping for Stefan to really hurt Elena (that sounds awful!) & for Damon to save the day but as soon as that buzzer went off & Stefan struggled to hold the door open & told her to run I was hooked. Especially when Stefan was crashing against the lockers trying to stop himself from running to her i thought was so effective, i was willing him to be strong so badly. Best moment of the episode for me too was when Stefan just shouted "NO!" at Klaus. Just the tone of his voice & the expression on his face & the way they always place the music so well I was just loving it! That scene was so powerful, i won't forget it :)

    Of course I have to mention DE, like you said I loved the reference to her when he said to Katherine I wouldn't have done it for you - awwww our babies! My only gripe is that we didn't actually get Elena falling apart & snuggling Damon. I was so convinced we would get that that i couldn't help but be a teeny weeny bit disappointed - especially after seeing next weeks promo as it looks as if Elena is going to be changing into a strong young woman now. Maybe we will get a comfort scene that turns into a makeout session towards the end of the season? Well i can dream? ;) With all that said, their last scene was lovely, with him putting his hand on her leg & how pleased she was that he was ALWAYS going to be by her side.

    Oh and Stefan's face just after we first heard him say something ( can't remember what ) was priceless! Kudos to Paul Wesley, he played it so perfectly & i think he will just get better next week. You were right it was a brilliant twist :)

  4. Awww I always love your posts Georgina! (does everyone call you that or Georgie or anything? I'm a big shorten-er of names LOL)

    I totally agree, TVD is completely original in its plots and twists and turns. I think that's why it's doing so well - it's winning where other shows (TB included, sadly) are failing, because of how unpredictable and exciting it can be. You never quite know what to expect - and this episode was a true example of that!

    I agree with you (and don't feel bad lol you weren't alone) I wanted Stefan to feed on Elena too! But I LOVE that he didn't, because (which only just occurred to me) the writers have totally placated BOTH Stelena and Delena fans! They are giving the show the 2 directions to go in; they haven't completely cut off the Stelena storyline; we really can expect it to go either way! But I am really hoping for that snuggle and kiss later in the season too ;) And I think that this season we will definitely find that Damon and Elena will grow closer, especially because this was like turning point for Damon. He has suddenly realised that if he does stupid things (like leaving with Kat on a random trip, just because he's upset!) Elena could get hurt. So he's finally (looking like!) he will man up and stay around [long enough for Elena to fall in love with him I hope!!!]

    Bonnie and Matt hey?! Yeah, that could work ;) I don't REALLY like Bonnie and Jeremy together. I don't think their chemistry is right. What do you think?

    I like that Elena is finally going to become 'stronger'. She was playing the victim card wayy too much and I was like, no, where's strong, fiery Elena?? But looks like she'll be back :) And Damon's gonna help her YAY (cue the cute gym sessions.. oh man, so much sexual tension, I bet we're gonna die lol).

    Yes, overall it was a fabulous episode and I was undoubtedly, the most impressed I've been in this show so far. I didn't think anything could get better than 'Masquerade' (one of my absolutely FAV episodes) but I love that season 3 is proving me wrong!!

    More now please.... (wish it was Friday already. Sigh)

  5. Oh and thank you Emma!! :) :)

    And to Sandra, thank you too! I know, wasn't it a brilliant episode?! I love Stefan as a real Rippah too, totally agree :P I wonder if the writers WILL do something in the Anna-Jeremy area?! That'd be sooo interesting! I'm liking the ghost thing now more than when it started :)

    haha yes, Klaus needs to be happy that Elena is alive! But wow. Hybrid army. That's a bit nuts! I hope that means we'll get to meet all the originals though, and they can fight against the hybrids! :D Haha!

    Thank you again for your comment! I bet you're like Georgina and me, hanging out for the new episode! lol

    Hi back from Australia :D

  6. Georgie is actually what I am called most often actually, i think Georgina is just how I introduce myself when i don't know someone! Feel free to call me what you like?

    I think you are completely right about the writers looking out for SEers & DEers. It must be tough for them to do. I would rather they did that than have a whole bunch of people switching it off & ruining it for everyone else by making the ratings go down. It's sad that some people can't appreciate that it's going to swing backwards & forwards- that is the premise of the show! A human girl torn between 2 vampire brothers. I know the writers have made it into much more than that but i still believe that is the central theme of the show & always will be till the end *sob*

    Yes I don't like Bonnie/Jeremy either. I think that is mainly because I don't like Bonnie :/ I don't know whether it is Kat Graham or how the character has been written but i just don't have time for her. The only time i loved her was S2 finale when she did her witchy showdown with Klaus,that was great.

    Haha sexual tension coming next week indeed! I was on tumblr & someone slowed down part of the promo when Damon which Elena around and his hand caresses her side- i love the crazy DE fans *cough cough* that always pick out the details :)

    Just thought i'd throw this in here - i am dying for KW & JP to cast a Meredith. I am hoping & praying for that. Loved her so much more than Bonnie in the books that I read.

  7. *whipped* Elena around i meant to say! ooops