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Hm....

Oh, this might have been the first time an episode of Vampire Diaries has left me a little deflated after watching. Well, since the show started getting good, that is. And it's not even that I found it badly written but I don't like the direction they're going.



I found Stefan so much more interesting and charismatic as Ripper!Stefan. And I enjoyed Damon having to move into the quasi-good-guy position Stefan had vacated.

Also, I thought they'd go Damon/Elena for a while and then probably do the "I choose me" scene in the end (a la True Blood) or her getting back together with Stefan in the end. I realize they are supposed to be the It-couple but I've never really been a shipper.

And I find it a bit saddening that history repeats itself down to a T. Two brothers going for a Petrova doppelganger and her prefering Stefan. The story was fine with Katherin but has it got to be an exact replica with Elean?

I'd be more interested if the original Petrova (and who called that, btw? Everyone? I thought so. It was at least a tie if it was her in the coffin or Mama Original) prefered Elijah or Klaus. And I'm not exactly dying to know if you get my drift.

Now, what will happen? Elena ignoring everything Stefan has done lately, will just jump back into his arms - she looked ready to - whereas Stefan will mope back into another "I'm tortured, ask me how" phase. I liked it better when that happened on Buffy Season 3 and even my patience was tested. Meanwhile Damon will get whiplash from the "you have to care, Damon" "nope, you care too much" which will probably be followed by "you have to care more" and fall off the waggon again. And presto, we're right back at the beginning of the show. Sigh. It's all so... predictable. I expected more than that.

The one couple I'm kinda rooting for now is Klaus/Caroline as they won me over last episode. Granted, Klaus only resembles the character he was first introduced as in name by now but since I found him too one-dimensional back then, I'm okay with him being the emo-est vampire who ever emo-d now. Besides, Caroline has got him pegged. He just wants to be loved for himself - and ironically, whenever he already has it, he manages to destroy it through his own lies and manipulations to keep it. Rebekah and Elijah genuinely cared for him and he alone turned them against him. Ripper!Stefan even seemed to feel a kinship back in the flashback days and Klaus compelled it out of him.

So Caroline might have gotten through enough to him that for once he'd try to go about getting what he wants in a normal way - and then get to keep it as a reward. We'll see.

Comments

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legoline
Feb. 11th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
Every time I read a review of this show (out of curiousity) I can't get over the fact that it has a character named Klaus :D
mareen
Feb. 11th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
If it helps, his name is actually Nikolaus and they were originally from Scandinavia.
astri13
Feb. 11th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC)
I admit when they first introduced the idea of the meanest, leanest vampire and his name was "Klaus", I sniggered but the "Nikolaus" origin really helped.
mareen
Feb. 11th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC)
Granted, Klaus only resembles the character he was first introduced as in name by now but since I found him too one-dimensional back then, I'm okay with him being the emo-est vampire who ever emo-d now.

I cracked up when Caroline opened her present, and it was a drawn picture of her and a pony. Deep inside, Klaus obviously is a 12-year-old girl.

Other than that I agree with you about Stefan/Elena. I was so hoping that would be over for a while. I was really happy with Damon taking on the role of the good guy, and I did like Stefan before, I just liked him better as Ripper!Stefan. I also like Elena better with Damon, because with him she had some more spunk. Yes, he tends to try to make decisions for her, but at the same time that forces her to actually make some decisions and stand up for herself and what she wants. She always just seemed to drift with Stefan.
astri13
Feb. 11th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
I cracked up when Caroline opened her present, and it was a drawn picture of her and a pony. Deep inside, Klaus obviously is a 12-year-old girl.

That was just too cute. Maybe when Damon was dying and Stefan went to Klaus for help, he should have just promised him a pony instead of slurping down all that blood. :D

I also like Elena better with Damon, because with him she had some more spunk. Yes, he tends to try to make decisions for her, but at the same time that forces her to actually make some decisions and stand up for herself and what she wants. She always just seemed to drift with Stefan.

While Damon can have a controlling streak in his protectiveness, in his defense I must say it is usually life/death situations. It's alwys harder to stand idly by and watch someone rush headfirst into almost certain doom. I don't even think Stefan reacts much differently in that or did when he was together with Elena. Not to mention, Elena herself made the ultimate controlling decision when she had Damon compel Jeremy to leave. So it's not something that is just a Damon-thing in my eyes.

This Season, I really enjoyed their teamwork, along with Alaric, in tracking down Stefan, handling Klaus etc. And I liked how they went along with Elena/Damon, building on the previous attraction but not rushing into it either. The characters work well together IMO and I'm disappointed that the writers didn't explore them as a real couple for a bit but seem to rather unceremoniously drop them.





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