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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Break on Through"

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What did you think of Sage's return? Abby's exit? Meredith's taste in condiments?

In the latest edition of Vampire Diaries Round Table, staff members Matt Richenthal, Steve Marsi and Eric Hochberger take a long, hard look at these key elements and more from "Break on Through." Gather around and join us now!

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What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Call me cheesy, and call me mistaken, Delena lovers... but I enjoyed Elena and Stefan teaming up to save Meredith, with the latter coming-oh-so-close to going full Ripper, until looking at his one true love and taking on the hero route instead.

Steve: Gotta call it a tie between Elena's phone call to Jeremy and Alaric's attempt to kill Meredith. Not because I wish the pretty doctor to be Felled (booo!) anytime soon but because Matt Davis unleashing his dark side is awesome, and that scene was both unexpected and legitimately frightening.

Eric: Agreed with Steve on his second choice. Absolutely seeing the dark side of 'Ric. I didn't think Matt Davis, who's been playing the nice guy so well, would pull it off. But the second he went through that MRI and was looking at a different man in the reflection? I was sold.

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Should Bonnie have forgiven Elena so easily?
Matt: No. The Bonner let Elena off the hook way too quickly here. Even if her intentions are typically pure, Elena is responsible for some seriously messed up stuff in Mystic Falls and her only consequences seem to be having to choose between two gorgeous vampires. Bonnie could have at least made Elena do her laundry for a month or something. 

Steve: Sure, fine. But when are she and Jamie going to get together, that's what I want to know.

Eric: It's Bon Bon. The girl forgave her mother for abandoning her.

Least believable: That Rebekah would jump back into bed with Damon, that Caroline would let a new vampire just get up and leave, that Meredith dislikes mustard or that anyone would love Finn?
Matt: Caroline was so wrapped up in the emotion of her exchange with Abby that she failed to think practically. Who cares that Bonnie's mom wanted to leave again? She's a new, untrained vampire! She won't be able to help wreaking some major havoc. Everyone's favorite cheerleader should have been A LOT more forceful.

Steve: Hmmm. Just because Finn is the least interesting and most morose of the Originals doesn't mean a woman couldn't find him attractive in the early 12th Century. Beks getting back in the sack with Damon makes sense to any female who has seen Damon. Mer's dislike of mustard is odd, to be sure, but you can't consider a food preference a plot hole. That leaves Caroline, by process of elimination. Did seem out of character.

Eric: I don't want to imagine a world without mustard. That's scarier than one with vampire, werewolves, ghosts, witches and serial killing Alarics.

Make like Len Goodman. Critique Damon as a dancer.
Matt: He was a little pitchy... wait, wrong show. The guy clearly has some rhythm, but he wasn't really in sync with Sage. You and your partner need to be like one. Can't go higher than a 7 here.

Steve: AMAZING! EPIC! MAH-VELOUS! Sorry, I chose to make like Bruno Tonioli instead.

Eric: How about I critique him for his gratuitous towel scenes this week? This is me making like Len Goodman and holding up a "10" sign. That's what he does, right?

Most likely fate for Alaric: Death, jail or freedom from his curse?
Matt: I hate to say it, but I'm already preparing the eulogy. On the plus side, Alaric will still be able to return for one totally pointless episode down the line.

Steve: Option A. I hope I'm wrong for the sake of my favorite character, but I have a hunch Ric's going down in spectacular fashion.

Eric: Wait, do people actually go to jail in Mystic falls? I don't think they're going to kill Ric. After all, you can't write the amazing Matt Davis out of your show for good. Who knows how Cult will do?

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David-and-sabrina-2014

This episode may have gotten depressing for certain people and others shocked up but the mystery gets more interesting each time. I wonder how the season will end as we keep watching each upcoming episode. =O =|

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Sage's return?? When was she ever there??

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I loved last Thursday vampire diaries. The whole thing was great except the sage, Damon, Rebecca scene. What is new a vampire double cross him. Give him and Elaine some hot and juicy scenes togather.When is she an him going to kiss again.

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I do not even read Bored Now's posts as it is the same BS every time. It must be really sad to have such a sucky life that they comment on a show they hate. It is so laughable that I take pity on them.

Sarah-silva

What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Personally for me I really enjoyed this episode so it is hard to choose. I did like the Stefan and Elena scenes but if I had to choose I would say the last scene with Damon and Stefan and the Wickery Bridge sign made of white Oak!! However Damon shower scenes are always wonderful! Should Bonnie have forgiven Elena so easily?
Yes I think so! Make like Len Goodman. Critique Damon as a dancer.
I like Ian Somerhalder but the dude can not dance. It was super funny to watch! Most likely fate for Alaric: Death, jail or freedom from his curse?
Since Matt said that the CW is allowing him to do both shows I think they would be silly to kill him off. I think he will take the herbs and then if he does decide to leave the show if Cult does well and he finds it is too much to do both then they will kill him off.

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i personammy am a HUGE fan of this show...the only thing really bothering me lately..is the whole "being in the outs" with Damon and Elena...while the writers have been building this feeling between them...the last four episodes are all about other characters..nothing about those two ..and all of the sudden now Stefan is a potential choice again ..damn!i hate the fact that Stefan hasn't slept with anyone else than Elena yet...this is just unbelievable.and i finally hate the fact that the writers have somehow "frozen" the whole Klaus situation and we haven't seen him for more than two episodes...instead they have kept us watching about Abby?..jesus...i don't care about Abby..or so...bring the originals back...bring Tyler back....we miss them!oh...and if you want...take MATT!he has been placing himself in Damon's shoes...all defending Elena...protecting her...im bored of him.

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i would like to see "Bored Now" write an episode of all these so poorly-written shows he/she harps about. that or stop watching shows you clearly hate so much. you are such a drag!

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i love stefan so much i like elane i think that stefan to bk out with elane yes yes stefan go on

Stakeinurheart

1. Elena's call with Jeremy.. Im finally starting to like Elena again!
2. It wasnt really Elena's fault technically, but for the sake of drama, Id say no
3. Mustaaaarddd lol
4. Groovy
5. Death but hopefully Im wrong

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I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING SAGE!!! GOTTA SAY THEY ARE NO STEFAN AND LEXY. THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP THERE AT ALL!!! STUDENT / TEACHER ARE JUST WORDS ..WHERE IS THE UNDERLYING RESPECT. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SAY THIS, BUT DAMON/IAN IS STARTING TO DISAPPOINT ME. AHH, SEASON 1 DAMON DANCING WITH VICKI, KILLING HER, USING CAROLINE, ASKING BONNIE TO DANCE , "ATTEMPTING HARD TO KISS ELENA" THAT'S THE DAMON WHO BELONGS WITH SAGE, THIS ONE IS WHIP APP!!!(WHIP APP TBBT). THIS SHOW IS SO HYPED NOW THE STORY IS SO SHALLOW AND FORCED. SAGE WAS NEVER EVER MENTIONED SUDDENLY SHE'S IN MYSTIC FALLS. THERE'S BOOKS ON THE SERIES IF YOU'RE GOING TO INSERT A CHARACTER DONT ASK BONNIE TO MAGICALLY INTRODUCE ONE FROM THE AIR. DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOW YOU MISUSE HER, IF ANYTHING IS BROKEN CALL THE WITCH PLUMBER BONNIE. SHE'S MAD AT ELENA BUT JUST IN TIME FOR HER TO DO SOME MORE WORK FOR ELENA AND ALARIC(YAY ERNESTO RILEY.
I STOPPED WATCHING TWILIGHT IN THE 2ND MOVIE AFTER BELLA STARING MOANING WHEN EDWARD LEFT ...I WAS LIKE WHAT THE FACE!!!! BUT THE FIRST MOVIE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT THE STORY IS WAY TOO ANNOYING FOR ME. BUT AGAIN LOVED THE FIRST FILM , EDWARD CULLEN IS A FOX!! ANYWAY IM SEEING A SIMILAR TREND WITH TVD..JUS KIDDIN I LOVE THIS SHOW BUT THE WHOLE LOVE TRIANGLE THING IS GETTING OLD AND YOU ARE EXHAUSTING NINA DOBREV , THERE'S SO MUCH STORY THERE IF ONLY THERE WAS A BOOK ... QUANDRY....

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 17 Quotes

Ric, the world can't stop just because you're an accidental serial killer.

Damon

Take him out for martinis, feed him some chicken soup. Don't let him kill anyone.

Damon
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