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February 1, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: A View to a Kill & More

Oops, I didn’t do a Post Mortem last week, I knew I did one in my head and I certainly talked about the episode, but with deadlines I just didn’t get it done. So here’s a quick hit list about last week: Damon summoned Elena to him, but Klaus through a wrench into it by turning an entire town for Jeremy to kill. Unfortunately Kol has other plans—he really doesn’t like the idea of raising Silas. Point of Order: I knew Kol would compel Damon, but he had to drain the hell out of him to get him to that […]
January 19, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem – After School Special

Two lies and a loving truth—I couldn’t help but be utterly delighted as The Vampire Diaries returned with a powerful, poignant episode motivated by two of the most narcissistic characters the show has ever seen. Carol Lockwood, You Will Be Missed The funeral is taking place in the high school gym—which I don’t completely understand. That said, Liz’s eulogy was lovely and made all the more powerful by Tyler’s emotional breakdown as he had to get out of there. Like Elena and Jeremy before him, he’s lost both of his parents—only in this case he lays the blame for her […]
December 7, 2012

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem – We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street

It’s good to be back and it’s good to have a new episode of Vampire Diaries to chat about. Yes, I haven’t written the post mortem for last week’s yet in large part due to work constraints and deadlines—and the fact that I didn’t even get to see the episode until late on Sunday—but hoo boy did I hear about it. I want to take a moment to comment on one aspect of My Brother’s Keeper because it fed directly into this week’s episode. The dramatic choice to have Caroline’s screeching “OMG she’s sired to Damon” intercut with Damon and […]
November 16, 2012

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: We All Go A Little Crazy Sometimes

In this case, we go a lot crazy and it wasn’t just Elena that went a little loopy this week—it was me, jumping up and yelling YES as the episode winded down. Why was I so excited? Well anyone who follows these post mortems knows that my largest complaint has been telling me how much Elena is supposed to care about Stefan, but showing me that it’s really Damon she trusts and Damon she reaches out to and Damon who empowers her—and in last night’s episode, that was made even more abundantly clear. Slasher Movie You know, Elena really has […]
November 12, 2012

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem – The Killer

 They say you never forget your first—well, Connor at least you know you’ll never be forgotten. From the moment the episode opened with Connor taking the Mystic Grill hostage with Jeremy, Matt and April (whom I now unceremoniously dub Red Shirt. Add her to the drinking game folks, April is in jeopardy take a shot, April is clueless take a shot, April has to have her memory wiped, take a shot…you get the picture) in it, I knew Connor was going to bite it (pun intended) and that it would be Elena who did the deed. And you know what? […]