The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "The End of the Affair"

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We're in a love/hate relationship with Katherine. We definitely feel badly for Caroline. And we're not entirely sure why Klaus needs an army of Hybrids.

Join Matt Richenthal, Steve Marsi, Eric Hochberger and Dan Forcella for the latest edition of The Vampire Diaries Round Table, as, just like the episode itself, these four go back in time and revisit "The End of the Affair' below...


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Stefan finding Elena hidden inside his former closet. I seriously didn't know what he would do or what would happen next.

Steve: For shock value, the revelation that Stefan not only massacred people, but enjoyed/recorded it all. For pure emotion, the look on Paul Wesley's face when Klaus permitted Stefan to remember their adventures. For humor, Elena waking up next to Damon, or Damon claiming he's more fun than his brother.

Eric: Caroline getting tortured. That stuff was hot. And way too much insight into my bedroom. And not at all creepy that I made that joke when it involved her father. Because it's fiction.

Dan: I loved everything from the '20s, but my favorite scene had to be when current Stefan remembered all the fun times he had with Klaus and Rebecca back in the day. TVD is so good at making us feel sympathetic for people who have done some pretty terrible things.

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Why is Klaus creating Hybrids?
Matt: In my review, I guessed it was a mission given to him by some higher authority... and promptly got shouted down by pretty much every reader. I'd appreciate if you leave my mother and sister out of this, people, but you did convince me. He's likely seeing protection for some reason. But, man, how evil must the person chasing him be if he needs an entire army of Hybrids?!?

Steve: I have no earthly idea, but I'm glad he apparently has a reason other than boredom. His desperation to do so didn't really make sense until we learned that even Klaus is vulnerable to... someone. Something. My guess is he needs these hybrid comrades to rise up against this force.

Eric: I like Steve's argument that's been for his defense. Isn't that what all creatures instinctively create hybrids for?

Dan: The need to rise up against a greater evil makes the most sense at this point. Like Matt said in his review, it's a bit tiresome that the Big Bad just continues to get Bigger and Badder every half season or so, but that seems to be the only logical situation here.

Who is the man trying to hunt Klaus down?
Matt: His step-father. His grandfather. His uncle twice removed. Someone related to Klaus dammit!

Steve: Elliot Ness. Probably confused Klaus for Capone.

Eric: Who cares? That man is from the 1920s and obviously dead. Like the witch. Oh... wait.

Dan: Oh, I got this one. Agent Nelson Van Alden: Federal Prohibition Agent. Wait, wrong show? Sorry.

Katherine is... under-used? Over-used? Used perfectly well?
Matt: Misused. It's almost easy to forget that she was THE villain on season one, THE number-one mystery. Then, she shockingly returned and her storyline never really went anywhere last year. I challenge someone to go back through season two and see if her actions and/or reasoning actually added up. I fear the show is only keeping her around because we all love Nina Dobrev's performance so much, but from a storytelling point of view, she's useless.

Steve: Maybe the writers are only starting to weave a complex, meaningful story here, but based on this week alone, Katherine phoning in tips to Damon out of nowhere felt... well, phoned in. Hopefully Kat won't become another Bonnie, called in periodically to plug whatever plot holes arise.

Eric: No way she can be over-used when I forgot she existed until his week. But, yes, she is quickly becoming the Bonnie this season: filling in plot holes when convenient. A kind of fun, sexy plot hole filler that I can't wait to see in Chicago next week, that is.

Dan: Too sporadically used. Sometimes I completely forget about her, and bringing her in for such a short amount of time here and there just seems to have no purpose other than moving our main characters around like chess pieces. Give her something to do, or get rid of her.

Caroline crying about her father: Understandable, or a total overreaction?
Matt: A total overreaction seems a bit harsh, but, hey, at least her father does love her in his warped, misguided, torturous way. The guy could have just killed her and gone back to looking for a new pair of horned-rimmed glasses. Silver lining, C, silver lining!

Steve: As if being strapped into a torture chamber by her own father wasn't traumatizing enough, she probably has Stage 4 melanoma after all that UV exposure. Rough day. I think we can forgive a girl for crying.

Eric: Yeah, if you're going to insult my Caroline you'll have to go through Dan. Then me. But come on, Round Table Question Creator Guy. Overreaction?!? Do I need Barney Stinson to sit down and explain daddy issues to you?

Dan: How dare you even think about criticizing anything Caroline does? We should all be so lucky to kiss the ground she walks on. It's not her party, but she can cry if she wants to.


i think she alredy new but dint want to say anything untill she got with tyler and i think it is the first vampire she has hurt????


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
My favorite scene would have to be when Stefan finds Elena in the closet. Even though there were no words exchanged, the look that they exchanged gave us viewers hope that Stelena is still very much alive. This is proven as he does not tell Klaus about her. Why is Klaus creating Hybrids?
I think that there is a higher power that is forcing Klaus to do stuff for him/her, and that under him/her, Klaus has no power, i guess :S
Who is the man trying to hunt Klaus down?
I think that the man trying to hunt Klaus down is just another one of those vampire hunters, or my theory is that he might be an original Hybrid (?), that wants Klaus to make more, so that he can use them as an army. Katherine is... under-used? Over-used? Used perfectly well?
I think that the character of Katherine is being used perfectly well. No one knows what she's going to do next. In season 1, we had NO idea WHY she was back, and that was the BIG cliffhanger. In season 2, we didn't know what she was going to do now that she was free from Klaus, but Klaus does mention that him and Stefan will deal with her later. I think that Klaus, Stefan and Katherine will have a confrontation and in defence of Katherine, Stefan will get into a fight with Klaus, and this will cause him to be in danger. Maybe? With Vampire Diaries, no one knows! Caroline crying about her father: Understandable, or a total overreaction?
Totally understandable! I agree with the round table, DO NOT criticize what Caroline does! I love her character


@fien- did you not watch the second series? she found out in like episode 18. and you found out klaus' full name is niklaus, so nick and klaus.


But I live for delena....stated watching bc of them but now luv the show also. Ooh and how hawt are stebecca?!! Luv Elena but she was a snooze around ol Stef. He is sexier around lRebecca too!


I'm surprised no one mentioned the title "End of the Affair". It seems as if the writers are telling us that Elena was Stefan's mistress. Although love triangles make for more dramatic television, I kinda hoped TVD would keep it to the Elena-centric triangle. I'm disappointed that now we're forced to live through evil-Stefan's true love while reeling over the loss of good-Stefan as well as Elena's mourning. but, I'll keep watching...


How can Caroline be overreacting to her dad torturing her...


Please no more Damon-Elena flirts. It's becoming soooooo annoying!
I don't even want to see them together.


Apparently neither of you four reviewers read what the writers said about katherine. they said that katheirne will be pivotal this season.and we clearly saw that the guy played by sebastian roche was first shown in katherine memories og the '20s...and that means something!!!


I'm starting to realize stelena had no chmistry. Its sad when a newbie (rebecca) has more chemistry then the couple who lasted whole seasons. It is painfully obvious though that stelena needs to move on. If they end up together id be shocked and upset. Elena is just to fab with D to bore us with S. I mean I love S but he and E are like watching paint dry. Kinda like Matt and Caroline, can't compare them with forwood.....but I must see more "stebecca" lol. Give Caroline a break its her daddy! Oh and Katherine is underused imo.


btw. I'd guess, that this agent who appeared at the end is the one whose looking for klaus/nick (didn't get that either, where comes the second name from?)

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