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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Fool Me Once"

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Thank you for joining us for this edition of The Vampire Diaries Round Table!

While we're despondent over the six-week wait for a new episode of this great show, "Fool Me Once" at least gave fans plenty of surprises and developments to chew on.

A trio of staff members has gathered below to do just that. We encourage fans to do the same in our Vampire Diaries forum and to provide feedback in the Comments section on the topics here...

Were you upset that Katherine was not in the tomb?
M.L. House: No, as this is a great storyline to keep around and return to often. However, I do fear the show will keep thinking of new, possibly contrived ways to keep Damon and Katherine apart. It has to abandon this arc now, which I hope doesn't happen - or ensure the next time Damon tries to track Katherine down, he succeeds.

LJ Gibbs: Very much so. The show was building up to this moment and then... nothing. Made the focus on the tomb feel a bit pointless.

The Barnacle: I was... until the episode ended with that other vampire escaping. What the heck will he do next? I can't wait for March 25!

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Pen a eulogy for Grams.
M.L. House: You protected your own, and seemed like a nice lady. May you now be resting in a vampire-free heaven, where the afterlife is far less shady. Amen.

LJ Gibbs: For putting Damon in his place, I salute you. Bonnie couldn't have asked for a better role model or grandmother.  Say hi to to Glinda the Good Witch of the North for me.

The Barnacle: No way. I refuse to believe she's dead until we see her funeral. I think Bonnie can bring her back.

Will we see Anna again?
M.L. House: I really hope so. She's a great character, as I'm always thrilled to welcome a layered villain to any series I watch. It was great to see the calmness and relief set in on this previously-angry individual after she rescued her mom. That's all she really cared about.

LJ Gibbs: Absolutely. She knows a lot about Katherine and I can't imagine Damon will really let that issue drop.

The Barnacle: No. The show only has room for so many vampires and we met another new one at the very end of the episode. Anna served her purpose very well, though, and I'll miss her.

How do you prefer your Damon Salvatore: Menacing or in mourning?
M.L. House: Why choose? The beauty of Ian Somerhalder's performance is that he can pull off sarcastic, scary and sad with equal aplumb.

LJ Gibbs: Menacing. I got chills when he told Stefan he hoped Elena would die and I can't get enough of his anger-twinged sarcasm.

The Barnacle: In mourning. He truly seemed like a different, defeated character by the end of the episode. I can't help but wonder how far Elena's sympathy will now go for him and what will happen next between these two.

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I cried for damon!!! how sad!!!! I loved elena for hugging him and trying to comfort him. I definitely see a future for them.

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i dunt think that damon and elena shood be together. if she doe go for him, i mean, wat a bitch. poor stefan!!! lets not forget who damon is here guys?? i mean yer poor him, with the whole no kathrine in the tomb and everything, i did say awwww. but i dunt thnk he shood go for elena, if i was him i wood keep looking for kathrine and once i found her id be like "hey! you miss me?" just to piss her off! but yer, think about stefan!!!

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I think Alaric's wife might be Alena's mom since Jenna recognized the name and she was supposedly a teen when she had Alena. Just a theory.

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wow the suspense is building, bonnies grams died,katherine is gone,another vamp is loose,damon is so much more defeated and agonized by the sad news about katherine....oooooo CHILLS!! it sucks that we have to wait till march 25th to see another episode i cant wait that long, i dont have very much patience so 6 weeks, u can imagine how impatient i'll be. elena better not get too sympathetic towards damon cuz a little something something might happen that elena realizes what a truly compassionate guy damon is and decides that she wants him instead of stefan, if she goes to damon that will ruin the whole thing, i'll be sayin "elena u r such a bitch breakin stefans heart" damon dont go 4 elena go 4 me i'll take u anyday!! hubba hubba!! so keep patient vampire diaries fans, time will fly by if u try not to think about it (hey i said TRY and if that doesnt work good luck with the waiting!!)

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great acting from bonnie , not to rough not too mediocre

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but no one else knows that Elena is adopted only Jenna, and Stephen
so anna didnt know that she was adopted which led her to think think that since Jonathon GILBERT took pearl alway....well u know the rest

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Okay this was by far my favourite episode, i'm not really the kinda of person that watches t.v shows or cares about them. but holy shit, i swear the first time i watched this show i was mesmoried, its soo great! this was one sad episode, i shed a tear when bonnie walked in and grams was died :'(
And i couldnt help myself from saying "Oh my goddd..." when anna said that katherine wasnt even in the tomb..:O poor damon!
I hope they show us some damon and bonnie, i think that IF grams is actually died that bonnie is going to be soo extremely sad and PISSED, and i think her anger is going to be direacted toward one evil but sexy vampire(damon) :) Huge fan of Bamon

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wow i loved every single thing about the show and i am seeing elena and damon getting closer yeah!!!!!!! and stefan is starting to notice to and u can tell this show is so great and damom a.k.a ian somerhalder is soo hot but so is stefan a.k.a paul wesley

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nooooo they cannot put Elena with Damon together. it just doesn't feel right. with them. it has to be Stephen and Elena. i love this show...

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this episode was so great , this show just keeps on getting better i love it. so much better then twilight could ever be.