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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Brave New World"

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A totally transformed Caroline?!? A mysterious werewolf device?!? Major heat between Bonnie and Damon?!?

This week's installment of The Vampire Diaries has given our staff plenty to analyze and discuss. Join us as we do exactly that in the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table...

What was your favorite quote from the episode?
M.L. House: The words from Stefan to Elena that must have melted the hearts of every female viewer: "I came back to this town to start a life with you. We can't forget to live it."

LJ Gibbs: My favorite quote wasn't as much a quote, but an expression. When Jeremy revealed that he'd put vervain in Damon's beverage, his classic eye roll indicated that he was not fearful in the least, but merely irked. Sigh. Can't a brooding vampire just enjoy a stiff drink after a long day? Ian Somerhalder is so great.

ViddWizard: Stefan's "Maybe they're ninja turtles." Gotta love that TMNT have become a mainstay of pop culture enough that this quote was funny to almost everyone.

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Will new vampire Caroline survive the entire season?
M.L. House: Yes. We've been down the human-turns-vampire-and-then-is-killed-off route with Vicki. I can't imagine the show goes down the same path with Caroline.

LJ Gibbs: I'm cautiously optimistic, given the way she harnessed her new, murderous tendencies by the end of last night's episode, and I sure hope so! I loved Caroline anyway, and she's now been transformed into an entirely different, majorly bad ass character. Katherine may have competition for hottest vampire ever.

ViddWizard: She will... for my entire season. In other words, if they kill her off, I will be done watching the show, as all they are saying is that only Stefan and Damon are vampires worth keeping around.

What will happen first: Bonnie and Damon hooking up, or one trying to kill the other?
M.L. House: Katerina Graham told us that Bonnie will be "fun to watch" this season. I don't see a way to interpret that statement as anything but a tease for the inevitable Bonnie/Damon sex scene, do you?

LJ Gibbs: The writers love to shock and provoke, so I'll go with the hookup. Followed by another mystical attempt to burn him alive, possibly even in the same week.

ViddWizard: Were you not watching this week's episode? Bonnie nearly roasted Damon alive. I don't see how you get from that to cuddle buddies.

Were you disappointed by the absence of Katherine?
M.L. House: Wait... what? She wasn't in it?!? That was Elena?!? Man, Nina Dobrev is good. She had me fooled!

LJ Gibbs: No. She was absent physically, but certainly not in spirit, as her actions from "The Return" were on everyone's mind. Plus, you know what they say: Always leave them wanting more. Them being Vampire Diaries fans, of course. Pretty sure the Salvatores and Elena have had enough.

ViddWizard: Not really. I really like how much we got to see Caroline grow into her newfound strength. From her tossing Damon down the hall to controlling the lust around Matt, she is becoming a force to be respected.

What does the moonstone do and why is Mason after it?
M.L. House: It prevents a werewolf from being affected by a full moon. Mason is after it because this is a man who hates being placed in hairy situations... if you know what I mean!

LJ Gibbs: This show and its mysterious apparatuses. Perhaps the stone allows one to control or hide one's rage issues, much like the rings prevent the vamps from being exposed? Or it summons all local werewolves to cause mass hysteria on a moment's notice? I seriously have no idea, but love these constant twists provided by TVD.

ViddWizard: It a giant mood ring. It changes colors based on level of anger. It belonged Mason's mom. Or maybe it just keeps a cup of tea warmer longer... who knows.

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Yeah this Season is looking awesome. I was kept on my toes all episode cuz i really didnt want Caroline to die, seriously if they kill off another great female character! Pearl, Vicki, ANNA. Dont join the list Carol

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Loved Carolinee this week!but i'm sure i'm going to miss having someone in the show without supernatural issues!she sure looks like she will be so much fun as a vamp though!i hope she survives to have a nice ladyvamp, Katherine is fun to hate but Caroline could be like the new Lexi!yeah, i know lexi was in only one episode but i loved her interactions with Stefan!...anyways, i wonder if Bonnie will decide to give Caroline one of those cool rings...if not her mum is going to be in a really hard position...About Bonnie and Damom I WANT TO SEE IT ALREADY!they could be one of those love/hate couples so fun to watch!

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Oh no. Oh no no no no please no. I loved the Bonnie in the books but in the series? Not so much. She's interesting to watch as a witch and all bit she and Damon do not compliment each other- I can see him rather with vampire Caroline then Bonnie! So God, no. She's more fun to watch when she's toasting him dead.
Also Candice Accola's acting was TERRIFIC this episode! I never saw Caroline as a vampire but now I really like her character for the first time. Favorite quote of the episode- "Sorry!" when she checked the hospital nurses bandage. "I have no idea how this works but it's awesome!" Lol. She was the best part of the episode for me. Her profuse apologies to everyone she attacked were cute and endearing and freaky all at once. And "You suck!" to Damon and his perplexed expression as he looks back at her. Hilarious.
It was also pretty touching how Matt affected Caroline, how she fought to control herself. She acted like one smart girl- realizing immediatly what was happeing- transforming into the most believable result of a perky, blonde, cheerleader sprouting fangs. I loved her this episode and for once Damon bugged me. Dude, have a shred of humanity. Don't you have ANY empathy for a girl desperately crying and asking you to help her? No, you try driving a stake through her back. Really, Damon.
I also found the conversation between the brothers side splitting. Damon's chiding "Your not funny." and "NO comedic timing." as Stefan kidded about ninja turtles. And when he got mad when Stefan lost the arm wrestle. "You put no effort at all!" these brothers care for each other so much and are so fun when they're getting along and messing with each other. Gotta love em.

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Katerina Graham said in an interview with E! this week that there are no plans for a Damon/Bonnie hookup so far in the show. Kevin Williamson also said in another interview this week that this season and part of the next will open up the Damon/Elena relationship. I doubt they will pin Ian and Kat together because there's just no chemistry between the two and if they did, it would be forced and out of nowhere, at least for the show.

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Love Caroline as a vampire, it will be nice to have another vampire around. Love the Stephan and Caroline scene, Should they become a couple? not at the moment but in the future it could be kinda cute.... I think everyone hattin on Bonnie is a little bit much I dont think bonnie is able to handel her frustration and confusion over her grandmas death, she still blames damon because he was connected to her grandma dyeing. Bonnies has no closer of her grandmas death and still has a lot of healing to do..The whole tyler thing I just like when he takes his shirt off hopefully he wont get to hairy :) !! Finally I am still a damon and elena fan, but after watching the episode we know that Damon at this point does not deserves to be with her, Elena just being there as a friend right now is what damon needs. At the moment I am loving stephan and Elena he is stable for Elena and that what she needs at the moment. my question is at some point damon and elena will be together but will happen that makes her stop loving stephan so much?????

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BAMON!!!
it's gonna happen.

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bonnie used to be one of my favorite characters but now i rlly dont like her and shes blames damon for everything and for the question its def. gonna be trying to kill each other i cant rlly see them hookin up anyways im def. loving vamp caroline lol oh and jermey and damons relationship its cute as for favorite qoutes would have to be the talke between damon and stefan at the carnival might i just add i love the salvatore brothers :)

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I loved this ep..but it made me stop shipping bonnie-damon! She's such a hypocrite, she was the one who told him to give caroline blood, he had nothing to do with that guy's death! Thank god elena stooped her, maybe she still feels something for Damon..I want them together! But I loved stephan this week..I don't know why but that scene with him and caroline got me thinking...maybe they should be together! That would leave Damon with Elena and maybe matt and bonnie?? idk..haha

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

[to Damon] You manipulated me, you pushed me around, abused me, erased my memories, fed on me.

Caroline

Are you worried that all the forest animals will band together and fight back? After all, they talk.

Damon [to Stefan]
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