Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 & other Twilight-related rambles.

We have reached the first part of the beginning of the end for Twilight. I was fortunate enough to go see the midnight screening earlier today (1pm now and I am still recovering) with 4 of my gorgeous best friends and my other friend and her mum. And so I figured that I would especially enjoy reviewing a saga that (in more ways than one) has brought me into the crazy world of vampires.

If we look back to 2005 when Twilight first arrived on our shelves, not many people acknowledged its existence. For those who read it, it was either a novelty, a sham to all original vampire stories, or a classic romance with a vampiric twist. A friend of mine lent me the book in late 2008 and I was mesmerized - ergo making me the latter category. I was never much of a vampire fan before, but this book opened up a whole new world of fantasy to me - and besides, I was enraptured with Edward and Bella.

Fast-forward to the second, third and fourth books and you quickly discover how captivating this series can be. I read the 3 in quick succession; one after the other on the Topdeck bus that was taking myself & a group of 40 around Europe. I found myself feverish having to wait to read the fourth, and I kind of thank my lucky stars that I had read the books after they were all published, otherwise I would have been a madhouse.

The release of the first movie caused a ripple effect of criticism and controversy. Many said the movie missed key elements expressed in the book (which it did) and others were simply flabbergasted that it even made it to cinemas. I, like so many other twi-hards however, enjoyed the movie purely because it was bringing our favourite vampire-human couple to life.

(I like to think that despite their cold souls, critics really do feel something for the epic romance that is Twilight; they just have too much experience being critics to really appreciate the simple things in life anymore) Oh my. Did I just say that? ;) Let's continue.

The subsequent releases of New Moon and Eclipse had the same mixed reactions, but more and more people began to appreciate the hard work and effort that was going into making these movies (and the efforts of directors and screen writers alike to keep as much to the books as possible). Fans were delighted - to say the least - at how much detail was retained and at the casting choices for memorable characters such as Aro, Caius and Marcus. While nothing can compete with the books, these two movies were a significant improvement on the first installment and gained legions more respect by twi-hards worldwide.

But now we come to Breaking Dawn and the first part of a two-part tale that delves into the trickier moments of Edward, Bella and Jacob's journeys as our three main characters. Bella and Edward are getting married, Jacob is still stewing over Bella's choice to marry Edward, the Volturi's threat is still on the horizon and Bella's decision to become a vampire is weighing heavily on her heart and those around her. It is the beginning of the end, and truthfully, I found the movie more interesting than the book (in this circumstance).

Favourite scenes

  • The wedding: by far the most anticipated portion of the entire saga. And frankly, I do not think it disappointed at all. Without spoiling too much, the wedding was what I imagine any fancy wedding to be - beautiful and tied in with a myriad of cute wedding-day memoirs that occur to most people on their special day (jitters, awkward family speeches, crazy dancing).
  • On that note, Bella's dress: I had supremely high expectations for this dress. I had pictured a dress that was both elegant but classic, classy but sexy, and princess-like rather than modern. What the movie delivered was both elegant and vintage, but more Kate Middleton- worthy than Cinderella-style. After time to think about it, I really loved the design; the train and veil. Lovely.
  • Jacob's arrival at the wedding: Truly touching moment between him and Bella. Taylor Lautner is becoming quite the savvy little actor. I'm impressed.
  • The honeymoon and the time leading up to Isle Esme: Robert Pattinson usually takes my breath away, but somehow, seeing his portrayal of Edward "in happy honeymoon bliss" sent my heart into overdrive. I don't think I wiped the grin off my face for the entire sequence leading up to Isle Esme - the dancing in Rio, the power boat ride, the traditional sweeping-the-bride-off-her-feet-and-carrying-her-over-the-threshold. His adoring gaze kept me captivated.
  • Moments on the island: there was a waterfall scene that was particularly gorgeous, and some chess games that were both soulful and adorable. I will leave it at that.
  • The sex: we were discussing this after the movie (great car conversation ;)) and came to the conclusion that while the fire was there, there still wasn't enough passion. Still, seeing the headboard break? Totally worth the wait.
  • Rosalie and her obsession with 'demon baby': as soon as Bella told Rosalie about baby, Rosalie took to protective lioness like a charm. The entire second half of the movie I was in love with Nikki Reed's portrayal of Rose's obsession. Perfection.
  • Bella's nightmares: always a treat. This time, they were especially terrifying. An American Horror Story would be proud.
  • Leah Clearwater: just brilliant. Julia Jones? Just gorgeous. She took that broken heart and threw her all into it. I hope there's more of her in Part 2.
  • The wolf-pack's reaction to 'demon baby': while I'll get to the ridiculousness of the voice-overs, I have to say I enjoyed the tension and reactions of the wolf pack when they found out about the 'abomination'. It gave us what the book was lacking - more intensity.
  • The scene where Jacob thinks Bella is dead: no words can express how depressed I felt for him in this moment. Kudos Taylor. Just kudos.
  • The sickly-looking Bella: my congratulations to the entire production team for portraying the way Renesmee was tearing apart Bella's body. The gaunt, hallowed look that slowly overcame Bella's features; the deathly paleness - thrilling. And then the way she 'recovered' - it wasn't rushed and it was believable that the blood was helping. Kristen Stewart shone in this part; by far the best I have seen her across all 4 movies.
  • When Edward 'hears' Renesmee: if looks could move the earth, surely Edward's would have created the entire Grand Canyon. The adorable couply/first baby air that washed over Bella and Edward in this moment captured my heart. Beautiful and simple and touching.
  • The maid's reaction to Bella's pregnancy: done according to the book. I have no qualms.
  • Funny quips by Jasper and Emmett: always a treat.
  • Charlie and his fatherly instincts: I love Charlie. He was adorable in the books, and Billy Burke has improved his character in leaps and bounds.
  • Alice: never anything bad to say about her. Ashley Greene you are delightful.
  • Carlisle is still a dish: Peter Fanchelli is such a delicious daddy. Just saying.
  • The flashbacks during Bella's transformation: a touching way to remind us about everything that's happened throughout the first 3 movies. I adored it.

Not-so-favourite moments

I had many favourite moments but I also had a few moments I wished were done differently or left out altogether. (Suppose I'm having a critics moment! Eep)
  • The wolf pack's 'physic link': I nearly went into spasms of laughter from the sheer idiocy of this. As something that should have been addressed 2 movies ago, the link of thoughts between the wolves came across tacky and a pathetic attempt to right some wrong of leaving it out. Voice-overs were shocking. Sorry, but you will see what I mean once you see it.
  • The gore: I think it was too much - purely based on the fact that the other movies were hardly gory at all. IF the saga was to be done again I would definitely LOVE a darker undertone, with 'evil' actually feeling 'evil'.
  • The birthing scene: just as disgusting in the book, if not worse. I suppose I'm slightly impressed with the more vampiric nature of Edward in this part, but still grose.
  • Stephenie Meyer's cameo: words can't express how truly annoyed this made me. Stupid and dumb all rolled into one.
  • The slight Spiderman-feel that came with 'a changing heart': shots of the venom shooting through Bella's veins - just reminded me of Peter Parker in Spiderman when he was bitten. A little too CGI, a little too much (once again, I think from the very different nature of this movie compared to the first 3).
  • Bella's not-so-awesome attempt at being angry at Edward: the morning-after buzz was ruined, and Bella hardly made a move. I wanted angry Bella. That is all.
  • The imprinting thing: still weird. Will never be used to that.
  • Bella's red eyes: I could only laugh. Wait and see.
  • Irina's spack at the wedding: just a minor note. While I love Maggie Grace with my whole heart, that little mental she had was a tad annoying.

What I missed most

  • Eggs for breakfast: nearly died when I realised this wasn't included. One of the cutest parts about Edward and Bella's honeymoon. Oh well.
  • The dog bowl commentary between Rose and Jacob: while there were a few funny snaps between the two about 'dogs', I seriously missed this moment. Rosalie throwing that dog bowl at Jacob's head was one of the funniest moments in the book.
  • Bella's car: most people wouldn't have noticed, but right at the start of Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer makes a huge deal over the car Edward gave Bella - a Mercedes Guardian. Ridiculous, and I know it was made-up, but I love cars. I just wanted a silly armor-plated car that Bella could drive. I'll just leave that now.
  • More Jacob-related side of things: an entire chunk of the book was dedicated to how Jacob felt and from his side of things. Perhaps I was expecting too much, but I NEEDED to see more of Jacob's pain. Foolish, yes.

Overall I was impressed with the nature of Breaking Dawn Part 1. I believe it stayed true to the book and ergo pleased millions of fans across the world. I believe the production team took on board feedback from fans and created a movie that is both appealing, intoxicating and delightful. While it still lacks the 'scary' side of things, it takes us through the impossible journey of Bella, Edward and Jacob and only leaves one hanging for more. Outstanding performances by Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson, and gutting portrayals by Kristen Stewart and Julia Jones. I will definitely be taking the time to see this movie again in cinemas. Maybe a few times. And I look forward to Part 2 - drat those 12 months of waiting!

There you go lovelies. Tell me what you thought of the movie. I am all ears.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A letter of all letters.

Dear Joseph,

It is a testament to your exquisite skills as an actor and my uncanny need to write that I am here, writing this letter – the first I have ever written to a celebrity before (by actually putting words to physical form!).

It is difficult to know where to start! How I think your acting blows me away? How seeing you on the screen, you astound and amaze me? How I can't help but feel every emotion with your character? How your face makes my heart flutter? Or how I have eons of respect for a man for supports such a wonderful organisation like Positive Women? Too many avenues to take. I am torn between filling pages and pages with my adoration for you, or choosing to keep it simple (for your sake I will take the latter optionJ)

I remember seeing you in Alexander and thinking briefly “he’s cute”. I remember seeing you in Mansfield Park and marvelling at your versatility. And I remember seeing you in Ben Hur and wondering how someone’s voice could sound so much like sex. But it wasn’t until you were welcomed into my favourite TV show The Vampire Diaries that I truly began to appreciate you as an actor and as more than just a delicious face.

You have taken us on a journey with Klaus that I don’t feel any other actor could have accomplished in such a dedicated, polished and flawless way. Small features of your own personality leech through into this complex character and make him the Original we all love and adore. You are gifted and brilliant; demonstrated through Klaus’ character development and through your love for this show.

It will be a sad, sad day when Klaus leaves The Vampire Diaries (though who knows? He may stay – Julie and Kevin may see to that ;)) but I have no doubt that you will go on to do many fantastic things (testified by those of your fang fans who have already seen Immortals) and will become one of the “greats”. I will be ready and waiting in front of the TV with a glass of champagne - ready to toast you - when you receive an Academy Award.

As a more recent fang fan I may not have the standing that your ‘original’ followers do – but I still have a dedication that will see you through to the end of your acting career. You have captured me heart and soul Joseph Morgan, and this fan love will never die.

Til the day I meet you and ask for a hug.

Fang-fan-fully yours,

Jayne Balke

The Vampire Diaries never disappoints.

I didn't think The Vampire Diaries could get any better. I thought it was inevitable that the show would start to go downhill, as most shows do when they hit the third season. How ecstatically happy I am that my assumptions have been proven wrong. Because surely, a show isn't supposed to be this epic with every new episode. Surely the characters are not meant to become so intriguing and complex that you feel remorse for even the 'bad' ones. And yet - here we stand. Episode 9 of season 3 - in a whirlwind of trouble; where nothing is sane and no one is safe. Titled "Homecoming", this episode brought us originals, original ideas, original plans - and boy, was it a homecoming to remember.

It was the perfect start - Joseph Morgan did the voice over for 'previously on The Vampire Diaries' again and I swooned. The episode began with Mikael's threat hovering over everyone; issuing Stefan to call Klaus and tell him that his father is dead and dagger-ed. Stefan, Elena and Damon have come up with a plan to lure Klaus back to Mystic Falls, and it requires Mikael's 'death' (oh Sebastian Roche - I automatically react with "om nom nom nom" when he appears on screen).

Klaus is dubious (as you would be) and tells Stefan he wants to hear from Rebekah that Mikael is dead, and when she tells him (albeit painfully) that is the pin that tips the scale - Klaus is coming back. Damon makes his witty quips to lighten the mood ("Now, was that easy or what?") while everybody is wondering whether this plan is actually going to work. Mikael seems pretty confident - at least until Rebekah tells him exactly what she thinks - that he turned them into killers and destroyed their family, not Klaus. [sad face]

Bonnie (a bit cute) tries to get Elena to stay away from homecoming, but secretly she is paining over Jeremy. She tells Elena that she can't be mad at Jeremy like she is - and it's true, Elena couldn't know what she's feeling (how awkward is that situation?). Damon and Elena share a sweet bonding moment while making wolfsbane grenades, and Stefan wanders in asking about ties.

"My luck and you'll go and get yourself murdered by the homecoming queen," - oh Rippah, you are sexy. Stefan basically tells Elena that he won't screw the plan up (ha!) but the person with the most humanity will - meaning Elena herself. Tyler is back to being his douche-bag self, and it's a bit irritating (you NEVER tell your girlfriend that you think another girl that she thinks you're crushing on is hot. Fool. Oh, and then telling her you're 'sired' to her - not exactly nice). Hence why I loved Caroline's response so much: "Quit hanging out with Rebekah, the evil blood slut". Seriously, who wouldn't want to marry her? I would.

Elena and Rebekah share some beautiful moments this episode, which is why I was so SHOCKED to see Elena stake her in the back! I cried. Claire Holt looks all wrong as a pasty grey corpse - especially while wearing that super sexy red dress. Elena - you're a bit of a backstabbing bitch (eerily Katherine-like). Not cool Elena, not cool. Of course, Damon is the only one who understands and "keeps it real". We all know that Damon doesn't trust anybody, and he above all else he wants to keep Elena safe. Seeing Elena trust him implicitly - my heart flutters a few million times over.

We jump to homecoming, and Caroline has an adorable tantrum over the gym being flooded out. The party is moved to Tyler's (especially odd), while Matt is given a "back-up date"; to which I am going to be honest about - I did not pick it to be Katherine. That was a pure shocker for me. Tyler tells Stefan "it's not a party, it's a wake" (I knew it was all a bit fishy) and I inwardly cringe (though my heart did start pounding as soon as Joseph Morgan was on the screen). Everyone is keeping Caroline in the dark, and Klaus tells Stefan that he's going to reunite his entire family (interesting, no?). I enjoy snarky Rippah Stefan - standing up to Klaus a lot more than he used to, and bargaining his freedom in order for Klaus to see staked Mikael.

I particularly love scenes with Sebastian Roche, but this one was most enjoyable: Mikael and Damon have a chat about why he drinks vampires (Damon staying true to his usual badass attitude) - and then Mikael wooshes over and drinks Stefan to unconsciousness. Truly an interesting twist - the plan was getting more complex and I liked it. (Damon didn't like Stefan being "drunk" much eep!)

Klaus tells Tyler that there are hybrids everywhere (who spotted Kimberley Drummond? Excited to see her on TVD! :)); and Tyler snaps and vervains Caroline to "save her" (it's kind of a weird way to save her, don't you think Ty? Oh crap, I'm gonna be told to kill her later so I'd better jab a needle in my girl's neck and hoik her off - seriously Ty? You fail at life today).

I should have picked up on the fact that "Elena" wasn't Elena when Klaus showed up in front of her. I found myself staring at Joseph Morgan's mouth in this part, so I had to replay the same bit over and over to fully understand it: "Well I'll get straight to the point then shall I love? People have been after me for a thousand years, and I am always one step ahead. So whatever it is that you're thinking of trying, go for it. Give it your best shot. You won't succeed" (oh how the plot thickens!)

Damon makes a classic Damon entrance by RSVP'ing with a ripped out heart (bye bye doorman hybrid), then he goes and has a biff with Tyler. Annoyingly he tried to stake him, but Bonnie saved the day with her witchy migrain thingy. We realise that Damon has the proper 'originals' stake, and Kim-hybrid tells Klaus that Mikael is here - and all hell breaks loose.

Herein comes the most intense 5 minutes of TVD that I have ever witnessed. Mikael and Klaus face-off, and Klaus threatens Mikael with his juiced-up, I-obey-all-commands hybrids, while Mikael threatens Klaus with killing 'Elena'. Then Mikael tells Klaus he has nobody anymore - and Joseph Morgan cries and my little heart breaks in a million pieces (SO SAD). Then, quick as a flash, Damon tries to stake Klaus but can't quite get it in, and 'Elena' (Katherine) jumps up (shocking everyone) and wolfbane grendades all the hybrids, before Stefan knocks Damon off Klaus (HORROR) and then Klaus stabs Mikael and he burns up in flames and we're all sitting here gasping and going "OMG OMG OMG".

(cue my moment to pause and breathe) Klaus releases Stefan from his compulsion - which is possibly the only good thing that came of the destroyed plan (except that Klaus is still alive and ergo, Joseph Morgan is still in the show, yay). Tyler tries to explain to Caroline that he's happier now because he's not controlled by the full moon - but Caroline can't stay with him now (nooo FORWOOD. Devastation).

We move back to the Salvatore house and Damon is having a mental about the fact that his flawless plan didn't work. So in true Delena-style (<3), Elena grabs his face in her hands (HEART THUDS; ELECTRICITY) and tells him that: "we'll survive this. We always surive". She tells him that they have to let Stefan go - and then Katherine ruins the moment with a phonecall (why are cute moments always interrupted by phone calls? Irks me).

Then - MORE shockers. Stefan is with Katherine, and he tells Katherine that Damon doesn't need to know why the plan went wrong. We find out that by killing Klaus, Damon would have died. Ergo, Stefan chose his love for Damon over his need for Klaus to be dead. I've always believed that Katherine truly loved Stefan and Damon, and she basically confirms that by reiterating it to Stefan. Stefan tells her he can't let all his humanity back in - and amazingly, Katherine looks like the one who will bring it out of him! By - drum roll please - taking REVENGE.

The last few moments are so tense that I was as wound up as a spring: "I wonder Klaus, as someone who's been one step ahead for a thousand years, were you prepared for this?" [dies] and we are left hanging with the horrible hiatus in front of us!

So there you have it! A very long recap but I felt this episode deserved it! What did everyone else think? Were you waving an "I told you so" flag like me when Katherine came back? (that girl won't ever die) Were your hearts thudding when Elena touched Damon's face? Were you irked at Tyler too, and devastated about Forwood? Did Joseph Morgan crying make you cry? What were your favorite moments? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Tweet me @jayneymoo or sound off in the comments below! :)

Friday, 4 November 2011

"If you wake Mikael then we are all doomed."

This episode gave me tingles and shivers - not to mention that my brain is literally exploding with questions and overwhelmed with the information we've learned.

On that note, let's dive right into this recap.

"And I think this piece goes here.. oh no oops, over there."
Ric and Elena are wandering through the caves muttering about bats (ironic?), and then Damon gives Elena a heart-attack (super hilarious) before telling Elena the old Lockwoods must have hated vampires too. Elena and Ric head into the part of the cave Damon can't enter and they look at the stick figures - oh sorry, cave paintings - and Ric does an all-powerful assessment and says it's Viking script and there's the names of their 3 fav originals. Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah. (Elena nearly passes out, she's so shocked).

So it takes us back in time to when Klaus and Rebekah are carving their names on the walls. It's a bit cute; for brother and sister they seem very close. We learn that Mikael is 'papa original' [jaws drop] and thus it mustn't have been made up cave drawings by Klaus.

Sebastian Roche. Om nom nom nom.
Damon is still teaching Elena how to fight (does anybody else not focus on what they're saying when Damon and Elena are touching?) and Elena believes that asking Rebekah is the best way to find out more information. She heads off to speak to her and it doesn't start out well - "If you wake Mikael then we are all doomed. Sounds super ominous. Smeh, bring on Sebastian Roche I say.

Rebekah flashes back to a play fight between Elijah and Klaus (little brother Henrik is there - and I wonder where the other original brothers and sisters are). We find out that Mikael was not all cute and fluffy - he was a bit of a tyrant and had it out for Klaus. Her story is interrupted by a concerned Damon who calls Elena while he is headed to see tied-up Rippah Stefan.

In the cell, Stefan's all like: "Elena's plans never work out" and Damon's like: "Yeah I know bro, so I'm gonna release ya and we're gonna go drink people and whiskey". (And apparently - that plan worked). Rebekah invites Elena over for a fashion show.. and I am instantly in love with her (not that I wasn't before - but she shows how sassy and strong, but also vulnerable and caring she can be). Claire Holt is incredible. Anyway.

Ric invites Bonnie over and asks her to bring the necklace, and in return he offers some great advice about Gilbert men: "Trust me, we learn eventually", I hope so, for Jeremy's sake. We discover that Ric has been playing puzzle and has worked out that the symbol of the necklace means 'witch' which I didn't get meant 'original witch' and 'original mother' - [cue my brain going into overdrive].

Too sad for a witty caption. Love these two.
Rebekah tells Elena about the werewolves and how they lived together in peace for 20 years... until Henrik was killed because of them (and Klaus who was a naughty boy and snuck them out on a full moon). Damon calls Elena in the midst of all this and of course, she hears Stefan in the background and Damon tells her he's "got it". Then we all enjoy more of Rippah Stefan as he talks about his "bunny diet" and flips coins into a glass (how does he DO that?!). It was kind of eerie, the two of them are too similar at the moment. Except until Damon shows his "humanity" later...

Anyway Elena is given a bit of a low-down on vampires by Rebekah, claiming that they are predators and don't care - but Elena is smarter and coys her into talking more (Elena's satisfied smirk.. love). We find out that vampirism was created as 'protection' rather than a 'curse'. It was pride that got them there too.. and they were warned that this magic would breed consequence. Esther and Mikael were told that it would be the makings of a 'plague' and right she was [Ayeanna?]. But Mikael is having none of it - and BAM Esther created the curse in her 'original-witch-ness' (more jaw dropping).

I liked the way Rebekah explained how Esther turned them, "calling upon the sun for life and the ancient White Oak tree (one of nature's eternal objects) for immortality" (her voice gave me shivers). And then - Mikael gave them wine laced with blood and drove his sword through their hearts (I jumped).

"Help me pick a prom dress bitch!"
Flashback again and we find out that Mikael forced Rebekah to drink blood to complete the ritual, and Klaus tried to stop him but failed. Rebekah explains that for "every strength there would be a weakness"; people could now keep them out; the flowers at the base of the White Oak burned and prevented compulsion and the spell decreed that the tree that gave them life could also take it away. But the darkest consequence was the hunger for blood.. OVERLOAD ON INFORMATION MUCH? I don't think I breathed through her entire spiel. Just saying.

Claire Holt is brilliant.
We jump back to present day and Stefan is snacking on Callie in front of everyone. He asks Damon: "What's the point of the jailbreak?" to which Damon replies: "Because I thought you needed a hug Stefan" (lol). And then suddenly - MIKAEL is there! In all of Sebastian Roche's gloriousness. Epic.

Rebekah continues her story. We find out that Esther turned her back on Klaus, and Mikael went on a rampage and killed half the village. But shocker - Rebekah thinks that Mikael killed her mother, but actually it was Klaus - and he's been lying to her this entire time because he didn't want to be alone (naww.... ugh? I am torn).

Then there's this super sweet family moment between Elijah, Rebekah and Klaus (linking hands, together forever). Rebekah explains to Elena that she still loves Klaus, because "he's her brother and I'm immortal". She shouldn't spend an eternity alone! No no no.

[side note: Elena - you might want Klaus dead, but I surely don't]

And now Elena has Rebekah's threat hovering over her - except that might change, with the revelation of Klaus' lie.

Damon almost gets his heart ripped out by Mikael, except apparently Stefan can still care - since he saves Damon's life AGAIN. And Mikael threatens Stefan with his own life if he doesn't lure Klaus back to Mystic Falls.. Dum dum dum.

Ric, Bonnie and Elena are in the caves mulling over the stick figures, and then Elena pieces together the puzzle of Esther's death.. and goes to tell Rebekah. (cue my heart breaking for her.. she looked so upset and lost).

"Yeah, I know I should have hugged her Damon."
P.S. Elena should have hugged her. Her whole world was just ripped apart. Why not give her a little cuddle? Tiny, minuscule even? Just saying.

Stefan tells Damon that he didn't have a breakthrough, but I'm sorry Stefan - you did. And I would so punch Stefan after that statement too. Loved Paul Wesley laying on the ground gasping and chuckling though.
And then - my favourite part of the episode: the famous end Delena scene. Damon just doesn't move from her bed, and I love that Elena gave up and climbed into bed next to him. They share a little moment where Elena talks about the "bond of family". Elena: "I'm not mad at you for letting him out Damon. I think that you're gonna be the one to save him for himself." [soft sigh, pause] "It won't be because he loves me, it'll be because he loves you." Naww. Think on that Damon.

Cue soft loving looks at Elena as she falls asleep. And that's another episode wrapped!

My questions

  • What's the deal with Klaus? Why did he feel the need to kill his own mother I wonder?
  • What will happen now that Rebekah knows about Klaus? Will she go onto Delena/Ric's team or stay sided with brother-dearest?
  • Damon and Elena are all kinds of adorable. And I think that their romance will happen, despite the screams of Stelena fans. I just think that the writers have to explore that option.. what does everyone else think?
  • Is anyone else literally in LOVE with Claire Holt after this episode? Cos I surely am.
  • I'm wondering whether Mikael is all that bad... I mean, Klaus did kill his wife. Hmm.
Alright my dears, have fun reading and sound off in comments! You can tweet me on @jayneymoo or just chat to me in general :D I love your thoughts!