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The Vampire Diaries Review: Bewere of Wolves!

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This week's episode of The Vampire Diaries gave us the possible end of one relationship (Elena/Damon) and the mysterious beginning of another (Katherine/Caroline).

Overall, of course, the dangerous doppelganger scarcely appeared on "Bad Moon Rising," but I didn't even notice because there was so much going on. Consider all we learned:

Stefan in the Woods

The world of werewolves was created 600 years ago by the Aztecs. Their natural enemy? Vampires. Their bite? Deadly to these blood suckers. What this portends for Damon, Stefan and company? Nothing good. What makes these creatures especially worrisome is that they can't seem to control their urges.

As Stefan has proven, and as he tried to teach Caroline throughout the hour, a vampire can fight back against his most carnal desires. But Mason seems to be a good looking guy with his shirt off, as he tried to chain himself in because he knew a full moon was on the way.

Alas, the effort failed. If even the best-intentioned werewolf can come oh-so-close to taking a chunk out of a vampire's neck, just imagine what an angry werewolf would do. No wonder Stefan's face in the photo above is a whole lot more scared than his "hey, it's Tuesday" face, huh?

Katherine hails from Europe, her original last name was "Petrova," and Damon suddenly believes she has a lot more in common with Elena there mere looks. Do you really think Elena acted so manipulatively, though? Let's see...

... Damon tried to kill Jeremy, and Elena sort of guilt-tripped Damon into giving her a book on Katherine's life. Sorry, D, but those two aren't exactly even. Give Elena a break, and also remember what Katherine said on the premiere: hating someone can be the start of a relationship, not the end. I have a feeling Delena fans can continue to hold out hope for a reconciliation.

All it takes to move on from your ex-wife and finally make out with the sweet woman who crushes on you is for the former to become a vampire, for you to take a road trip to her alma mater and for her pretty graduate student to make you realize how nutty you must be to remain stuck on such a self-centered, supernatural being. Good to know. Best of luck, Alaric and Jenna (Jalaric? Jeric?)!

Stefan was wrong about Caroline. He said her personality would be heightened, and we saw flashes of magnified insecurity and humorous whining... but, in the end, Caroline actually proved quite selfless, forcing Matt to dump her, for his own safety. Stefan even admitted this was a step he couldn't bring himself to take with Elena, even though he knew he should.

Overall, "Bad Moon Rising" was an action-packed episode that shed light on the Lockwoods and werewolves in general. I'd have been content with it even before Katherine showed up and told Caroline they were gonna have "so much fun together."

Sound off now, readers, and take your best guesses: What the heck does this eerie tease mean?!?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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stefan all the way...hes so hot and caring and thoughtful and i luv how his character is supposed to compassionate and that is even heightened even more now since hes a vampire

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LOVED this episode! OMG Caroline is hilarious, I love her. It was nice to see Stefan laughing/smiling in this episode (seriously when was the last time he was easy-going and not broody?!) I still don't believe Damon didn't know about the gilbert ring, i know he admitted it, but C'MON really? and Elena, if you're going to be a bitch to Damon, shove-love, because he totally doesn't need it! *hugs* he totally puts himself out there for her..still she MUST forgive him later on because we DELENA fans have been waiting LONG ENOUGH. Also the chemisty between Caroline/Stefan is seriously awesome! Love those two. Glad to see Jelaric kiss (yay!) and Katherine back again! OMG - can't wait to see what unfolds...also MASON is one HOT werewolf (more shirtless Tyler/Mason scenes PLEASE!) Totally love Jeremy tho - so glad he didn't die! Overall this ep was totally action packed - one of my fav (addictive) shows yet!

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I am just really hoping they are not going to kill Caroline, bc regardless of her craziness I like her charater. And you know Elena is going to forgive Damon in the long run... but who can really trust Damon.. he is very unstable... I love Stefan... they better watch out cause he is the one they really don't want to piss off. And as for the werewolves I hope they follow Twilight direction and join the vampires to get rid of that bitch Katerine.

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this is random but idc !! :) i love Stefan IDC ARE ABOUT DAMION FANS I MEAN HES OKAY BUT YOUR JUST CRAZY AND STUPID IF YOU PICK Stefan OVER DAMION LIKE REALLY R U CRAZY HAHA

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Katherine is a bitch, that's why I love her character! Good review :)... Season 2 - Episode 4, I'm waiting for you!

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It would be nice if a lycan got a hold of kathern and bit her so she would die. elena isn't a bitch its kathern thats a bitch. I think elena and stefan should stay together and damon and kathern can get together.

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@Dude, you're so right ! I agree

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You can see on Caroline's face, before she goes up to Matt in the restaurant--she's making a conscious decision to act exactly the way that Matt hates--just so he will break up with her. Also--she had a hard time NOT attacking Matt because she's a 'new' vampire who hasn't mastered her 'hunger,' and to make matters worse, Matt was bleeding right in front of her. Double-whammy that made it too hard for her to resist on her own.

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Dude, give Elena a break! It was good for Damon to apologize, but what did you expect?!?
"Elena, I'm sorry I tried to kill your brother" "Oh, Damon, I'm so glad that you apologized. I guess we can be friends again" ... Like seriously, get over it!

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OMG I HAT ELENA!!!! SHe's a bitch!!! Damon saved her from that arrow and even apologized!!! She didnt forgive him and wasn't grateful for anything Damon has done to her! WHat a bitch!!!!! I would want the writers to reverse the situation as the story goes on like, Elena would be begging for Damon's forgiveness or something. Stefan is hot! Lol