season finale

May 17, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: Graduation

It’s been an interesting—and at times enormously frustrating season. I do not think season four of Vampire Diaries will go down as my favorite, from the uneven storytelling to the overabundance of some characters at the expense of others to the beating of some storylines like a dead horse, there were moments of great cheer and moments of throat clutching disappointment, and when I honestly felt some of my passion for this show wane, my bafflement at the choices seemingly being made often left me with a feeling of “really?” rather than “OMG” at the end of every episode. Thankfully, […]
May 11, 2012

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: The Departed

A very large part of me doesn’t want to write the post mortem right away. I want to linger with the last episode, savoring every drop of action and emotion on my mental palate. I’m a little bit in denial, as with the previous two seasons, I love and hate this year’s finale. Brace yourselves, because here we go. Head Injuries When we last saw Elena, she collapsed in the master bedroom of the Gilbert house, blood flowing from her nose. The episode opens with a dream sequence and Elena dancing to music as she gets ready for school. Aunt […]