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The Vampire Diaries Review: Damon Loves Elena!!!

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Well, that was bloody fantastic.

The episode "Rose" had it all, from a brotherly road trip to an whirlwind of a fight to an outpouring of information to an entirely new direction for our favorite characters... and that was all before Damon caused every living room in American to fill up with dust when he finally told Elena the words he needed to say... just once.

I love you. Man, I'm gonna need a moment.

Brotherly Road Trip

Few shows can pull off the mix of action, answers and affection that was on display this week on The Vampire Diaries.

I might tear up again if I focus too much on the latter, so let's stop and try to make sense of the mythology that came streaming out of Rose's mouth this week.

Elena is a Petrova Doppleganger. We already knew this, but it sounds like she isn't the only one. Or there have at least been others through the years. Her blood can break the sun and the moon curse, which "the originals" are interested in doing, presumably so they can wreak some serious havoc.

QUESTIONS: Was Katherine actually trying to protect Elena? If so, why didn't she come out and tell her the same things Rose did? Also, what role does the moonstone play in all this?

There's a Klaus, too?!? This is both a point and a question. I can't fault a show that reveals so many answers on a weekly basis... but we were introduced to Rose, Elijah and Trevor all in the span of a few minutes. Then, we learn there's an even more powerful, ancient vampire out there? And he's also on the way?!?

That's a lot for a viewer to take in just one episode! At least we can sort through all this together, right, readers? That's what our Vampire Diaries forum is all about.

So, now we're left with a new set of enemies for the Mystic Falls gang to battle. And now they are a united front against whatever, or whoever, lies ahead. Stefan gave Damon a heartfelt speech and apology at the conclusion of the episode, which preceded the latter's moving words to Elena.

It looks like this sibling rivalry is truly over for a moment and that Klaus, Elijah and every other Original won't have an easy time taking what they want from Mystic Falls, not when the Salvatores have both found something to fight for.

A few other thoughts/questions:

  • The show has to be a little careful just having Bonnie cast whatever spell is most appropriate for a given situation. That can feel like a convenient way out for the writers, but at least there are grave consequences every time she does so.
  • Did events between her and Jeremy tilt your feelings on this potential hook-up one way or another?
  • Can Caroline really trust Tyler? Why do I have a strong feeling her secret won't remain between the two of them when all is said and done?
  • Way to Bing and decide, Jer!
  • You're a werewolf. Say it. Think this line, from Tyler to Caroline, was a purposeful wink at Twilight?
  • I found the use of the word "pardon" interesting. It appears as though the Originals abide by some form of law or code.
  • Impressions of Lauren Cohan as Rose? She'll be around for awhile.

I'll have plenty more to say in this week's Round Table, but now it's your turn: Comment away!

Review

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    Elena must be with Damon. the most wonderful scenes are between them.

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    tata a elena e muito gata ta me ouvindo

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    vai caga a elena e muito gata

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    My favorite character is Damon he is just plane awesomee one of the main reasons why i want him with elena. i like stefen but hes boring. lol and damon and elena should end up having something with eachother it will make a better twist to it plus they look awesome together.(:

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    the scene where Damon declares his feelings for Elena is heartbreaking if they do not stay together in the end it was all for nothing.I think something should happen to Damon for Elena to see how it would be like to lose him and then maybe she will admit that what she feels for him is more than friendship...

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    TVD is my guilty pleasure! Just watched 11/11 episode. We really won't get any new eps until Dec? Argghh!!! And please somebody tell me that Lauren Cohan (Rose) will not become a long term or permanent character on my fav show!!! I had to endure her on Supernatural. Please don't do it to me again! I predict she will doublecross someone eventually and Damon will kill her. I prefer Damon to be pining for Elena. He breaks my heart nearly every episode. Ultimately, I would like to see Delena end up together at the end of the series or maybe one of the brothers dies saving her and she ends up with the last one standing. I would rather they not muck it up with some other love interest for Damon. They already have too many characters and now they have added some more, including some warlocks. It's getting to be too convoluted. And evidently, Bonnie and Jeremy aren't gonna happen. I was sorta rooting for them. And I love Caroline. Even as a vamp, Caroline is still Caroline. You gotta love her. And yes, I see shades of Twilight sometimes, but I hope TVD will be more original than that. Not all of us are 'twihards'. I love the show and the actors. I'm a big fan.

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    1. I loved the Caroline/Tyler scenes
    Anywho, I think the writers making "loneliness" the theme was complete overkill. I'm just glad they didn't have Elena do it, b/c she has the most support of any character on the damn show. And it's abt time that are delving into the doppleganger sl. But now it makes Elena even more important than she is. Bonnie/Jeremy was good too, even tho I'm still rooting for BAMON!
    I like this Rose character and I think they should've kept Trevor longer; he's better eye candy than Stefan.
    IDK how anybody thought Elijah was dead. He's an Original, there had to be something special abt him. He should/could have easily destroyed the Salvatores.

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    & YES Rose is a recurring character. And yes she does look like Alice from Twilight...I thought the same thing.
    I forgot where I read it at,but apperently Rose is Damon's potential love interest

    & Elijah being staked I knew it was too good to be true.I'm surprised they didn't burn him? I thought every vampire knew the correct way 2kill one...looks like they need 2read Twilight or go call their neighbors Dean and Sam from Supernatural lol

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    The writers need to get Stefan and Elena back together soon. They belong together and Damon needs to find someone else like Rose. Damon telling Elena he loves her didn't do anything for me and I don't see their chemistry at all, not sure where some people see that. Stefan and Elena on the other hand have the most powerful love and chemistry and are great together! If they are not together, this show will be over for me...

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    The trick is... When Elena had turned into a vamp. She will remember what Damon done. :P




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