Is Elena a brave heroine or an utter moron? Should Bonnie should the teen that loves her or the one to whom she can most relate?
These are just a couple of the topics on our minds following this week's strong episode of The Vampire Diaries. Our weekly review covered a lot of "The Sacrifice," but now other staff members join our main critic for a weekly Round Table Discussion. Let's get to it!
What was your favorite quote/scene from the episode?
Matt R: Easy choice here. The interaction between Elijah, those two other vampires and Damon was simply heart-stopping. Literally!
Steve M: "Get your ass out the door before I throw you over my shoulder and carry you out myself." Only because I can imagine every female hearing that line and begging to be thrown over Damon's shoulder.
Gabrielle C: My favorite scene had to be when Stefan entered the tomb to save Jeremy. Katherine's face was priceless, so elated and satisfied. The ending is a close second, though. That really was the dumbest thing Stefan could have said to Damon.
Is Elena's plan to sacrifice herself brave or stupid?
Matt R: I think she said it best herself to Damon: " I don't question why everyone tries so hard to save me. You shouldn't question why I try so hard to save everyone else." How can anyone argue against that?
Steve M: It's stupid. Rose has been on the run for 500 years. Look at Katherine. It's possible that Elena and her loved ones can avoid being killed by Klaus without her sacrificing herself. And earn loads of airline miles in the process!
Gabrielle C: I'd like to say stupid, but Klaus did destroy Katherine's entire family, so he's capable of wiping out everyone Elena loves. Stefan, Damon, and Bonnie have all risked their lives for her in the past, so I'd say she's brave to do the same for them and her other family.Do you feel worse for Matt or Tyler?
Matt R: Matt. So Tyler has to go through a night of suffering. Big deal. How do you think I felt every time I watched Bristol Palin advance this season on Dancing with the Stars?!?
Steve M: Also gotta go with Matt. Tyler may soon grow into a dangerous, supernatural being. But he looks to have the love of a beautiful young women. That's all anyone needs, really.
Gabrielle C: Tyler. I know Matt is hurt and I was almost brought to tears last night when he found himself at Caroline's, but Tyler is going to go through some serious pain and it's not something he wants or chose.
Should Bonnie choose Jeremy or Luca?
Matt R: Luca. I can look past his devious ways because I can get behind he and Bonnie's potential nickname. Lonnie? It just works.
Steve M: There's a decent chance Luca is working with the Original vampires to murder everyone Bonnie knows and loves... so, yeah. Gonna say Jeremy.
Gabrielle C: I don't mind if she ends up with either, but at this point she should be with Jeremy. I know they had that witch-gasm last night, but we're not sure what Luca is involved with or capable of yet. Jeremy's got his ring, so he can protect her if she needs it.