Tears were shed and heads were shopped off this week on The Vampire Diaries.
Many questions were also answered, tidbits from the past were revealed and new enemies were introduced. In other words: there's A LOT for our staff to analyze in this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table. Let's get to it...
What was your favorite quote/scene from the episode?
M.L. House: Sorry, fellas, but I go first so I get to choose the obvious: if your eyes didn't well up when Damon admitted his feelings to Elena, replete with a single tear, you're very likely a robot.
LJ Gibbs: You stick with the emotion, M.L., I'll go with the gore. Elijah punched the head off of Trevor. Allow me to repeat that because it's worthy of all caps: ELIJAH PUNCHED THE HEAD OFF OF TREVOR.
ViddWizard: Tyler and Caroline arguing over her being a werewolf. Love how she proved she wasn't.
What revelation leaves you most intrigued?
M.L. House: That Katherine herself is a doppleganger. I thought it was funny when that word was first tossed around so often, but now I understand why. There has been some kind of doppleganger lineage that makes Katherine and Elena closer to relatives than enemies. Interesting. I'm also glad I didn't start my doppleganger drinking game last night as originally planned. A shot every time that word is uttered? I may have died.
LJ Gibbs: Everything about The Originals. They can "pardon" vampires? They go back 500 years? How many are there? There are endless directions in which the show could go with these blood suckers and I can't wait to see them all.
ViddWizard: Easy. The Doppleganger cure to the sun/moon curse.Will Tyler keep Caroline's identity a secret?
LJ Gibbs: Probably, for a little while at least. As he said last night, she's all he has so I doubt he'll mess things up on purpose. But a full moon might be coming back around soon. Tyler won't be able to control himself when it does.
ViddWizard: Not only will he. I am sensing some wolf on bat romance in the future.
What are your impressions of Rose and Elijah?
M.L. House: It's funny, when Rose first spoke, my first thought was that a vampire with an accent can't be scary. Turns out, she isn't meant to be! I like the idea of an ancient female that has connections with the past of the Salvatores, if only because it gave us a Lexi shout-out. I miss her.
LJ Gibbs: One is pretty and the other is very strong. To focus on the latter, I've always found that the scariest villains are the ones who remain calm and relaxed, even while taking drastic action (such as, you know, punching someone's head off). Elijah fits this bill well.
ViddWiazard: Rose: love the accent. Elijah: one tough vamp. Tentpole throughout the heart and survived? Ouch.