THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Lost Girls - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


October 17, 2009 by  

Alright, so last night’s Vampire Diaries? Awesome. Definitely my favorite episode of the season, although I did miss Caroline (Bonnie, not so much). I could actually go for it if they were to keep this sort of set up going, with some Stefan, Elena, and Damon, and maybe one other side story. But obviously all the shocking stuff that happened kept it exciting too, right?

Obviously, the biggie was Elena finding out about Stefan. For me, Paul Wesley could not have nailed that scene any harder–he was absolute perfection there. Obviously I’m not an actor (heck, I’m not even a good liar), but I’ve got to think that one of the hardest things would be to show multiple emotions with your face at once. I feel like we’ve seen Ian Somerhalder do it once on this show, and now PW, and I’m really excited for the show that they got two actors who can believably pull that off. I LOVED the way he looked at her when she asked what he was, and he had this combination of disappointment but not surprise, almost like inevitability, mixed with sadness that things were going to change, and sorrow that this is how things were,but also with a lot of love for her in there too. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–it’s really a shame that CW shows can’t get respect for acting and storytelling, because this was really good stuff.

This scene also rang truer on Elena’s end than say … Bella’s. Elena was understandably freaked out, afraid, and upset, and who can blame her? And Nina Dobrev did a great job showing that–I totally bought it. She was good at being mad AND at being scared–really nice job.

You know, I love that Stefan won’t ever just let her walk away–I think that’s a really good element of that relationship. I love that he’s as honest with her as he can be and when he can’t protect her from the truth anymore then he lays it all out there. You get the feeling when he’s telling her everything that he really does care about her and that he is willing to risk his own safety to treat her right by being honest with her. I just like it. And I like that he was hanging around outside her house making sure Damon didn’t come over to do anything to her–it was caring without being completely creepy.

And speaking of Damon … WOW. I also loved him this entire episode, but obviously in completely different ways. Every time he called Stefan to demand his ring, it was so hilarious and brotherly, kind of bratty but in a fun way. And he and Vickie together were pretty great–that pairing just really worked for me. I did read that Kevin Williamson is a big True Blood fan and I’m wondering if he borrowed the humans drinking vampire blood from there. I’ve read the first Vampire Diaires, but I wasn’t sure if it came later in the books. Either way, it’s a good element to add. Approved! It was fun to hear Vickie just randomly pouring her heart out to Damon about Tyler and Jeremy, and that scene of them dancing through the house cracked me up, but in an actually really good way. First of all, open shirt Damon … YES PLEASE. Secondly, the whole thing seemed straight out an 80’s movie, but in 2009, if that makes sense. And that is a total compliment. I need more dance sequences in my life, apparently.

So yeah, I was totally enjoying them together and thinking maybe she’d be his new Caroline, and you can totally imagine my shock when he snapped her neck. I actually gasped and yelled, “WHAT!” I kind of love Vickie, so I hoped she wouldn’t be dead, but I thought the show might actually go there, which is another compliment to it–it’s willing to be dark. But when she woke up and Damon told her she was dead, and her response (a sarcastic, “I’m DEAD.”), I was completely excited and I love the possibilities there. And in the previews for next week, we got some insight as to why Damon did that, and it’s so perfectly evil genius of him. Love it.

Those were the major points, but there were some other good parts too, not the least of which is that Logan is dead. DEAD! Good riddance. Liked Vickie and Jeremy together again, and Matt checking in on them through the cracked door. I was glad we finally got some clarification on the vervain necklace (although the room full of it could use a little more explanation).

And then you know how there are things that you like but that just kill you? I did like the scene where Elena told Stefan she’d keep his secret and knows he’d never hurt her, but that she can’t be with him. I hated that it happened because I’m already way invested in that relationship, but I thought the scene was well done and I felt like I’d been stabbed in the heart, or at least shot with a wooden bullet. Elena was so upset, and Stefan just seemed like he was in total shock, and my heart just sank for both of them. And I’m really hoping that it isn’t long before they can figure it out and be back together, because … well, you guys know how I feel about Lana Lang and I don’t want this to turn into that horrendously long off/on relationship. What I would want in my ideal world is for Elena to have some time to process it, and then get over it and decide she loves Stefan and wants to be with him. That would make my day.

How about you guys? How would this Elena and Stefan thing go in your ideal world? What was your favorite part of this week’s episode? Are you feeling the Vickie Vampire storyline? Discuss it all in the comments!

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7 Responses to “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Lost Girls”

  1. Ines on October 17th, 2009 3:29 pm

    I really liked the Stefan/Vickie thing going on in the cemetery. I’m not sure what exactly to call it, but I liked it.

  2. Kimber on October 17th, 2009 10:42 pm

    Ooh … good episode! I liked the whole Damon/Katherine/Stefan storyline … and since I haven’t read the books yet, I was TOTALLY shocked that Katherine was actually a vamp and the sire of Damon and Stefan! Did not see that coming, so it was a good twist for me. Also kind of love the idea of Vickie being a vampire, and can’t wait to see where that goes!

  3. strunkette on October 19th, 2009 10:51 am

    LOVED this episode!!! I totally agree that it was the best one yet.

    Vickie as a vamp-great ( I also gasped when Damon snapped her neck…was not expecting that at all.)

    I’m also glad I didn’t get around to reading the book. I didn’t catch on to Catherine being their maker until right before the reveal. It really makes that entire storyline even more intriguing.

    I most of blinked or something. What clarification did we get on the vervain? I remember Stefan talking about the necklace, but don’t remember getting a lot of clarity.

    Great recap as always SB!

  4. Taylor on October 20th, 2009 4:11 pm

    well i surely liked the part where damon said “im really going to regret this” when he fed vicki his blood to make her a vampire wow that was good…haha

  5. NChrstine on November 11th, 2009 7:21 pm

    I LOVED the part when Damon and Vicki were dancing around the house! I loved the song that was playing too! Ayone know the name of that song? Anyway, I totallyloved it when damon flew up to the ledge and did that naughty little hip sway! I don’t know about yall, but that was seriously sexy. Thank goodness for tivo. I rewinded it to that part 3 times!

  6. Sandy on December 10th, 2009 9:47 pm

    Green Day – “21 Guns” was the song playing when Damon and Vicki were dancing around the house, I thought that was an awesome scene and an awesome song!

  7. Sandy on December 10th, 2009 10:03 pm

    oops I was wrong about the song its “Enjoy the Silence” by Anberlin its a Depeche Mode cover. The green day song that I mentioned in an earlier post was played on the episode but it wasn’t the really cool one playing while Damon and Vicki were dancing