Wow, third week in a row with a solid episode! More VampCaroline. Lycanthropes, crossbow-wielding bitches, “animal” attacks. DAMON! Oh, just so much. So without further ado, here’s the SBH morning after table discussion. More to come in the full recap next week.
Main Players: Cin and Christina
Cin: I wonder how she got into her house…
Christina: Oh! Excellent point. They haven’t shown her with her mother yet, have they? No… Sheriff Mom wouldn’t invite her in. She knows the tricks…
Cin: She could have very well done like Katherine did OR maybe Caroline is considered a resident of the house. Maybe you don’t have to be invited in to your own legal residence.
Christina: Good point. I’m not sure of all the vampy rules…
Cin: I think I missed something in the ring making scene. Where did her ring come from? And got to say, the way she talks to Bonnie like nothing has changed is kinda neat. Bonnie on the other hand, well, more on her later. But I hate that bitch.
Christina: I don’t know where the ring came from either. It was just suddenly there. But yeah, nothing really has changed for Caroline except that she drinks blood and can’t go out in the sun without the ring. But Bonnie — BECAUSE EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO HER — is so completely put out by the whole thing. Jesus, bitch, can’t you look past a little vampirism? She’s your freaking best friend.
Cin: I’m not sure Bonnie knows what that means. I mean, none of the girls are the best friends in the world to each other, but Bonnie very much turns her loyalty on & off like a switch.
Christina: Like a humanity switch! And even though I felt bad for Caroline, I totes LOL’d when Stefan told her that as a vamp, her anal, possessive, control freak personality was going to be amplified.
Cin: Yeah, she has her work cut out for her trying to control her needier side being amplified as a vamp. Why isn’t he coaching her on her ‘shut off switch’? See, she needs Damon tutelage too! But I am REALLY loving the Stefan/Caroline interaction. Stef is a good teacher – or at least he’s trying to be.
Christina: I agree. I’m really enjoying them together. But CAROLINE! HOW DARE YOU SNACK ON MATTY/PEETA?! You were doing so well!
Cin: Don’t EVEN get me started. I was like NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I do kinda like how Stefan had HER do the mind wipe on him. I don’t know, seeing him standing over her while she does all these new vamp things make me giggle a little.
Christina: And being all jealous. I know you can’t help it, but my heart broke a little bit when you just couldn’t contain yourself. And now Peeta, I mean, Matt broke up with you. TEAR OUT MY HEART WHY DON’T YOU, WRITERS! I know Caroline kind of made this happen. She’s starting to hate herself a little bit, and was JealousCaroline so Matt would break up with her (as per that pesky conversation with Stefan). Still breaks my heart.
Cin: I kinda feel like him breaking up with her was a plot device. If she wasn’t left ‘ALONE’ one of Caroline’s big issues then is would she be primed to be Kathi’s playmate in the next ep? It just seemed rushed & forced. I mean, Matty/Peeta tells her he loves her & then over some nothing girl drama he ends the entire thing. UGH!
Christina: Yes, but he is a stupid teenage boy. Shit like that happens. *disappointed sigh* I agree that it was probably to get her alone, but it also makes sense. She and Stefan are so much alike already. They even have the same hang-ups about inter-mortality dating. Poor Matty/Peeta. He can come play at my house. I’ll love him.
Cin: And how hot was he in that wife beater. In the woods. HELLO NAUGHTY PEETA FANTASIES!
I brought you an apple, Mr. Salvatore *wink*
Cin: We’ve touched on all of this already, but I really liked Stefan in this teacher role. He got to be kinda snarky like he is with Damon & big brother-ish. That said, he caves WAY too easily. If I were him I would have taken her to the next county for the lessons.
Christina: What do you mean? Why? So that she wasn’t near Matt?
Cin: Not near Matt. Not near other people. Out of the way of the POTENTIAL lycan at the full fucking moon. I mean, they are in Virginia for Christsakes! Is it that hard to get lost in the wildlife?
Christina: But Stefan didn’t know about the potential Lycanthrope until after the training. Elena called him when they were at the party and Caroline and Matty were about to go off to have the sex.
Cin: They did discuss the possibility with the 1st Alaric meeting. But I guess you’re right. Still. FAR away from civilization. And no ‘free day’. I wish he was my teacher – he’s a total pushover!
Christina: A sexy, sexy push-over. Sorry, where were we?
Cin: After he does cave to her like a cheap suit & lets her go play with Matty/Peeta then he gets the phone call from Elena (member of the Fieldtrippers!). THEN he goes looking for her and comes across the Wolf Bronco and I was prompted to text this “Why is Stefan acting like a dumb virgin in a horror flick??” Seriously Stefan, did you take your stupid lame juice today? I hate it when you are all wishy-washy like this.
Bonnie “Cuntbasket” Bennett
Christina: Jeez, Bonnie you’re lucky Caroline is still alive! Why don’t you grow up a little and just make the damn ring without being such a whore about it??
Cin: Why don’t we have a “We HATE Bonnie” #vdbingo square? WE NEED ONE! She is such a cuntbasket. Actually, why does she have her own section in this recap? I can’t even type about her without my lip curling.
Christina: FINALLY! God, we knew this was coming. If we’d had to wait ANOTHER WEEK for this to be revealed, I might have had to choke somebody.
Cin: Bored now.
Christina: Tyler walking in the cave with his cellphone flashlight. Did you notice he was taking pictures? My, what a little detective!
Cin: Still bored.
Christina: Okay, so when he shouted “NO!” at the wolf… are we supposed to think that he knew it was UM, or not? Because when he met him all smeared with dirt (which was kind of hot if you ignore his face), he seemed surprised. I DON’T UNDERSTAND YOU, TYLER!
Cin: Now THIS was interesting. I think he didn’t particularly know it was UM or anything but the way he ordered it away. I think he was feeling the moon just a little bit. Why is UM there again? I’m OK with Tyler being were-ish, but this guy just rubs me the wrong way. Yeah, I’m saying it: I don’t even think he’s hot. I don’t know why exactly, but I’m blaming the actor’s stage name. If Brian Kinney & Justin Taylor had a kid via a surrogate in some fanfic world, he wouldn’t be a douchnozzle!!! /Cin fandom cray cray mind warp.
Christina: Maybe he didn’t know that it was UM, but he definitely knew that it was a PERSON. Which leads me to believe that he actually KNOWS all about his family’s history. One of my coworkers suggested that maybe his dad was the local pack leader or something, so he wasn’t surprised that the wolf was a person. He seemed more surprised that the wolf listened to him — ooh! Maybe now that the mayor is dead, the pack leader responsibilities have fallen to Tyler!
Cin: Ohhhh. I like that idea!
Christina: I’m so glad that we got our Alaric back. Finally.
Cin: I know! And him coming for a SBH confab is just the best introduction to the season EVERS. They need him. I seriously love how Matt Davis plays the suspicious & guarded nature of Alaric whenever he’s around Damon. It’s 10 kinds of awesome.
Christina: I agree. The two of them together is just so much fun. I forgot how much I loved the two of them together. Especially when Damon is criticizing the gaudiness of the ring, and Alaric looks all kinda dejected at his ring, haha. I really enjoy Alaric away from Damon too. Like with that Vanessa chick — who was kind of creepy. I mean, she KNOWS that his wife is “missing,” and yet hits on him. But I’m glad that he went back to MF and laid the smooch on Jenna. As much shit as I give her for being a horrible parental figure, I like the two of them together.
Cin: Eh. I can do without the Jenna. I like Alaric any which way I can get him, but Jenna is a loser. I do like that him being involved with her keeps him in the trio’s orbit. I think their relationship is a plot device though.
Christina: You mean, you think their relationship is just Alaric using her? Or that it’s just sort of there, and we’re not supposed to feel one way or another about it? haha
Cin: I don’t think he’s using her – unless it is for mindless normalcy. It’s just there. The thinking woman’s Alaric Saltzman would have hooked up with the Vanessa chick.
Christina: I don’t know. She creeped me out. Speaking of Vanessa, she didn’t seem surprised at all when Alaric told her that Isobel is now a vamp. That is highly suspect.
Cin: She is supposed to be back for more eps, so it’s quite possible that she did know. Yeah, there is a lot going on there with her. And unlike UM, I’m kinda diggin’ it.
Christina: Yeah, but she arrowed Damon. Bad Vanessa! She’s a hunter, and… I don’t know. I don’t trust her. Also, just me, or the writers were playing a game of “let’s see how many times we can put the word “doppelgänger” in one scene? Hahaha
Cin: But she wasn’t TRYING to crossbow Damon, she was aiming for Elena who she thought was Katherine. Seems she knows who the bigger threats are. Oh man, I loved the dopplegänger word drop! It was like #vdbingo Cmas!
Christina: I know! Too bad it was only one square. Episode 1.22 was #vdbingo Christmas! Haha. And after the way Elena treated Damon, I almost wouldn’t mind if she HAD crossbow’d her. WAIT, WHAT AM I SAYING?! OH, I’m so distraught!
Cin: ROFLMAO! Tell me about it!
Cin: We need a WOOBIE square in #VDbingo too!
Christina: TOTES! I feel like it would kind of be the free space. Just like MD is ALWAYS delicious… I don’t know if Damon will ever not be woobie again.
Cin: He tried SO HARD all episode to make things right with her. Lighthearted banter. Saving her life. Controlled his revenge nature. MULTIPLE apologies. I just don’t understand. And what was the deal with that fucking kiss Elena laid on Stefan before they even got in the car? Complete with sneaky looks to Damon before & after. Protest much! Cold blooded.
Christina: I hurts me a little to talk about this right now. I know killing her brother was bad — okay, horrible — but damn. That was COLD, Elena. Breaking off any potential friendship with him breaks my heart. And Damon was baring his soul! How can you not want to clutch that to your chest?!
Cin: These are new emotions for me. I don’t want to not like Elena. But I didn’t like her this episode. She was mean spirited. She was cold. And Damon was EXACTLY right, she is alot more like Katherine than she thinks. Totes foreshadowing.
Christina: I was JUST thinking that! They are so alike. It killed me that Elena was so hard-hearted this episode. I love Elena. She can’t be like this. It’s not like Elena has been a complete push-over, and now is finally standing up for herself, like some other character on some other show that just recently ended. When that girl was a total psycho for a minute, it was awesome. But Elena was just… I can’t even. I’m upset. I can’t come up with words right now.
Cin: She hurt my Damon, thus she is working on being dead to me. I hate that. Leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. I mean, he was so hurt he couldn’t even summon up sarcasm to cover his man pain! THIS SHIT IS FOR REALS!!!
So, we want to hear from YOU. What did you think of the episode? What’s going to happen to Caroline now that Katherine is back? How will Damon cope? Will we ever see Jeremy again (I hope not)? Leave you comments below!