So what grade should be given for this Vampire Diaries episode? And why did I have to sleep overnight for this review of the episode?
Did I have fun? Was this a gripping, escapist hour of television or just a cluster of random things thrown at you for 60 minutes? Did it make sense that all Elena wanted to do was kill Katherine? Does she not remember that Klaus is also responsible for a lot of death in her family? Do we just forget that because he’s getting a spinoff show? Or how’s about the fact that actually Silas is the one who killed Jeremy? Sure, Katherine pushed him into Silas’ arms, but she does know that Silas fed on him, right? And even then, why wouldn’t anyone help Elena out? Don’t they think Katherine is awful (as much as the audience loves her)? And what about the strength of vampires?
Why does everyone remind Elena that she can’t take Katherine? And why, then, can she defeat her so easily with about one punch and a shove to hot iron or whatever that was? More so, why can Stefan just defeat an Original vampire — who should be extremely swift and powerful or whatever else — with one quick twist of the neck? And how did Kol know where Elena was anyway? And continuing with old vampires being supposedly strong, how is it that Damon was able to tie Silas up on a whim?
Speaking of returning people, did Alaric turn into a guidance counselor on the other side? He and Damon were close — I guess in a old, married couple banter sort of way — but was he really always this ever-knowing sage and not anything other than a creepy, alcoholic history teacher?
And is there a reason why Silas decided to turn into him? Is there a reason why Silas decided to “become” everyone and just taunt everyone? Was it just because he’s an asshole? And so, wait, his whole plan was to die? But he needs the two worlds to be unveiled so that he can do that? But permanently? But what?
What’s his plan?
And what was Bonnie’s? She planned to basically make Silas stone again right? But she needed an ancient witch’s advice on how to go about that? But in the end, all she needed was Jasmine Guy’s words of encouragement to do so? And why couldn’t she let anyone know about this plan since they probably would have agreed?
And while we’re on the topic of Bonnie’s storyline, are we just going to waste her potential? Did she really die without being able to go balls-out crazy in a blaze of glory, killing all of these people because they’re the worst? Did she really die trying to keep Jeremy (who she dated for like five minutes and then he cheated on her with a ghost) on this side without so much of a, “Whelp, I’m dead”? And did they really make her disregard her grandmother’s very wise advice once again knowing that every time she does that bad things happen?
And did Lexi just show up so that we can get another triangle brewing? Does Caroline not have enough suitors? Do I hate myself for not caring anyway because I think Stefan and Caroline have chemistry?
Did everyone coming back for the finale in the promo remind you of the series finale of Seinfeld like it did for me? Do I admit that I kind of want to see that, like, yesterday? And with Bonnie dead, who is going to do anything on this show anymore? Will it push the structure so that no plot devices can be used anymore? And remember April? Was she important? No I said April; you don’t remember April? Why am I not surprised?
Can I admit I had fun but have no idea what was happening?
So what grade should be given for this Vampire Diaries episode?