ian somerhald

January 29, 2011

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: The Descent

After seven long weeks, The Vampire Diaries returned last night and it was a challenging episode. I suppose I shouldn’t have expected any less. By the Light of the Moon was full of angst focusing on Tyler’s painful transformation, the arrival of Jules in Mystic Falls and Elena’s deal with Elijah. The Descent opens the morning after and it’s a brutal new day in Mystic Falls. Despite Elena’s deal with Elijah, her loved ones are far from safe. The episode’s pacing is slow, deliberate and cold. It’s a tribute to Rose’s final hours, because death by werewolf bite is hardly […]