Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Devious "Plan B"

Here it is people Vampire Diaries episode 6 - A perfect combination of ingredients to make one smokin' & kinking episode. We've got everything from scheming, brooding, to love makin’ and love breakin’. A truly perfect combo.

We also saw the return of a certain Salvatore brother’s meaner side in one wince-worthy scene with a certain Lockwood.

Oh right, that’s something else we got, too.

A little death.

Now, that is OMG, I’m all for a little death and destruction in a TV show, especially one with a supernatural aura, it’s what keeps things interesting, keeps you coming back for another bite (pun completely intended) but I couldn’t help but truly feel for Mason Lockwood tonight and not only because he literally had his heart torn out but simply for the fact that he was a man being played and, I suspect, knew it, too.

But he was willingly being so for, what else, but love.

Love is another big plot driver on TVD, with a capital ‘L’ and a few of those fluffy hearts with wings fluttering around it. Tonight’s episode also gave us a good dose of it in various forms. We had Sheriff Forbes (remember last episode when she told Damon to keep Caroline away from her and was left in the Salvatore basement to de-vermainify. Yup i made up a word) and Caroline finally connecting on a mother daughter level and Caroline displaying some of the depth she once lamented to Matt that she wanted to possess.

We had the absolutely heart-tearing (your hands, our hearts, Julie and Kevin) break up between Stefan and Elena who finally came to the realization that to keep the ones they cared for safe, and each other, their only option was what Katherine demanded to begin with – their separation.

I have to pause here to note that when Paul Wesley delivers, he really DELIVERS and he does it good.

We also had the lesser observed but no less touching displays of it between Bonnie and Caroline, Jenna and Alaric and, much to my pleasure, between Elena and Jeremy who seem to have strengthened their bond tenfold since the events of the season finale.

So, what really happened in the episode.

We open with a scene split between Elena and Stefan in bed, and Katherine and Hot Uncle Lockwood in bed. Not the same bed, natch. There’s a lot of getting hot and heavy, making promises, and ‘you don’t trust me’s, the last of which, of course, are between Katherine and Hot Uncle, because Elena and Stefan trust each other implicitly.

There’s yet another community building event this week, when everyone descends to help paint the Lockwood house. Yes, another one. Stefan tells Jenna that he and Elena are taking a break. “That’s not what it sounded like to me,” she muses. Insert foreboding music here.

Bonnie talks to Elena about their friendship. I tuned out during this scene. Bonnie keeps getting holier than thou where vampires are involved, but she’s a witch. A witch. Not even a Wiccan witch, but a magical mystical mojo witch. Don’t throw stones when you’re standing on thin ice. Or something.
Jeremy goes to see Damon and tells him that he can get the moonstone from Tyler. He tries, and the brother’s Salvatore learn that Tyler’s given it to Hot Uncle. When Bonnie brushes Hot Uncle later on and sees a vision of him and Elena together, Stefan realises that it’s Katherine – and it’s her who wants the moonstone. But the one question that had been bugging us for like eternity "WHY?"
Bonnie takes down Hot Uncle with her mind powers. She and Damon bring him back to Le Casa Salvatore where Bonnie gets an impression of the moonstone being at a well. She sees Caroline and takes her along, texting Stefan on the way.
Jeremy’s been looking through a box of stuff Isobel’s assistant sent over and he’s found wolfsbane (its getting mythologicious every minute.Yes i invented this word as well), which is like vervain for werewolves. Damon uses some to torture Hot Uncle, and not getting any more information from him, decides to kill him. Jeremy tries to stop him, but Damon threatens him and makes him leave. FYI, the threat didn’t seem that scary. It’s easy to see he has a soft spot for Jeremy.
Damon turns his attentions to Hot Uncle. “You know I look at you and I see myself. A less dashing, less intelligent version.” “I love her,” Hot Uncle counters and Damon seems alternately bemused and sympathetic. “Katherine will only rip your heart out. Let me do it for her.” And then he does. RIP Hot Uncle Lockwood.
Meanwhile, Stefan goes to the well, Elena tagging along. He jumps in to look for the moonstone, but holy waka-moly vervain, and pardon the slang Fuck lots of the stuff, floating in the water and burning Stefan’s skin off. Caroline hears Elena’s shouts and rushes over, helping lower her into the well. Bonnie catches up, and they get Stefan out, but Elena stays behind to look for the moonstone. She finds it, but not before almost being bitten by snakes.
Stefan goes home and finds Damon wrapping up Hot Uncle’s body in a tarp. Then Damon, to Stefan’s annoyance, calls the last number on Hot Uncle’s phone. Katherine’s number. She’s surprised, but that turns to anger when she learns of Hot Uncle’s fate. “You’ve no idea what you’ve just done… Do you honestly believe I don’t have a plan B? And if that fails a plan C,” she continues on while Damon’s smile fades away. Katherine sure prepares well.
Back at the La Casa Gilbert, Alaric and Jenna are preparing dinner and being all lovey-dovey. I’ve decided that no one should ever be allowed into the Gilbert house because it’s obviously built from the remains of the Love Boat. Elena gets home, the phone rings, and Jenna hands it to her silently. It’s Katherine. Jenna is under her compelled control. Remember earlier Jenna heard Elena and Stefan together? Yeah, Jenna told Katherine. Oops-a-daisie.
While Katherine talks, Jenna stabs herself in the stomach. She’s rushed to hospital and she’ll survive, but Jeremy is beyond pissed. Elena just sees it as proof that Katherine will never leave her and Stefan alone, and she breaks up with him in a scene that was genuinely heartbreaking. I don’t even like Elena/Stefan and I felt a little teary. As she leaves, Damon tells her that he riled up Katherine and that he “wasn’t thinking, I didn’tthink.” She’s not even angry at him this time. Damon, however, looks broken.
Just to finish us off completely, we close on Katherine speaking to a man in her room and as details come clear we realize she’s compelling none other than Matt, informing him that her plans have taken a detour and she now needs a new werewolf, she directs Tyler’s best friend to go after him until he forces his hand into a killing blow and leaving our nerves frayed.
Interseting wasn't it? 
Waiting two weeks for this episode felt like years.
The next is going to be much worse in the waiting category, well here's goes nothing......
A trailer for the much-much-much-much awaited "Masquerade"......its a masquerade, a love parade, so won't you stay and dance with me? 


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