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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Do Not Go Gentle"

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Wipe away those teams, viewers of The Vampire Diaries, it's time for the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table.

While many are still in mourning over certain events on "Do Not Go Gentle," panelists Matt Richenthal, Steve Marsi, Dan Forcella and Eric Hochberger don't have time to grieve. There are questions to answer and opinions to state!

Follow along with them now and then chime in below with your own thoughts...

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What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: I will assume we're all choosing the only real option here, so let me change up the question slightly: my favorite person NOT seen? Rose. Although it's comforting to know she's just chillin on The Other Side, munching on popcorn, taking notes on all the action below.

Steve: The look in Alaric's eyes after he feasted on Bon-Bon. Matt Davis is the best, but what made this particularly awesome, even by his standards, was that it really felt like his final farewell outside the tomb, making his revival a legitimately terrifying surprise, no doubt with severe consequences for others in coming episodes.

Dan: Is there an answer that doesn't involve our favorite inhabitants of Mystic Falls gathering around to stare intently as a certain school teacher says a quiet goodbye? Emotional doesn't even begin to describe it.

Eric: Unless there's some heartless jerk on the round table, I'm sure it's going to be a four0way unanimous vote for the tearful goodbye for Alaric outside that cave. We can admit it guys, who else was in tears?

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Who looked best at the Decade Dance?
Matt: Clearly not Bonnie, seeing as Jamie chose not to tap that to close his night. I'm going with Tyler. The young man can seriously rock a fedora. Give him a Tommy Gun and he could be starring in Boardwalk Empire tomorrow.

Steve: Stefan Salvatore. That chiseled face, that perfectly coiffed hair, that dapper suit. That guy should totally be an actor.

Dan: Female: Caroline. Male: Klaus. Screw all of you and your Forwood, I'm Team Klaroline 'til I die. Which, as Matt pointed out in his review, would basically be never on this show.

Eric: Caroline Forbes. See exhibit HOT.

Write a toast to the old Alaric.
Matt: Here's to Alaric, a man whose time on this planet was too short, much like the nickname everyone insisted on referring to him by. A student of history, yet a teacher of no one, we salute this perpetual ring-bearer. Say hi to Anna for us.

Steve: There once was a man named Ric/Who befriended the ultimate dick/He tried to play nice/But was thusly killed thrice/And this time it sadly will stick.

Dan: He came, he taught, he slayed. Ric, you were the best partner-in-crime Damon could have asked for. You were not the best guardian Elena and Jeremy could have asked for. You've died and came back to life more times than any of us could dream of. You had a good run, and we can't wait to see your good pal Dark-laric join you in the afterlife.

Eric: Well, I'm going to hope this show has said goodbye to the old Alaric for real before I spend any more emotion and energy. That said... let's all raise our glasses to Ric. The greatest father-figure, funniest half of a bromance, most amazing history teacher and most mediocre vampire hunter this show has ever seen. May you fix the last one in your death.

Esther: Powerful and interesting or... just die already!
Matt: She must die already. It's becoming painfully clear that OW should no longer stand for Original Witch. With her incessant living and embodying, it now more aptly signifies Ohmygoodnesswhenisthisomniscientcharactergoing to go aWay?!?

Steve: Esther is too randomly powerful. I know it's a supernatural show and she's the original witch, but come on. We already have Bonnie conveniently around to cast or undo whatever spell needs undoing. Now we have an even stronger version making up rules and compelling Bonnie do stuff? It's just a little over the top.

Dan: Just die already, not only because the lack of true death is becoming an issue on TVD, but also because she really isn't interesting at all. Get outta here, Mommy.

Eric: Die already! Why have we not lopped off her head and stuck it in another box. Let's see The Other Side sew that one back on.

Who should Elena choose?
Matt: TV Fanatics say Damon and you know what I say: the reader is always right. Unless they had said Stefan. The answer is totally Big D.

Steve: Stefan. Caroline knows it and so does Elena. He's her everything. To borrow the old adage, there are undead mass murderers you have flings with, and ones you marry. Stefan is the one you marry.

Dan: Damon FTW!

Eric: Stefan! Did you listen to him in the gymnasium? His lines may have bordered on cheese, but I fell for every one.

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I love TVD, my fav Stefan ღღ

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allows her to make her own choices and decisions and he cares about her friends and her family. I think at this point in her life Stefan is what she needs to finish off her senior year with him of to prom etc it needs to happen with Stefan but then graduation is going to come and things are definatly going to change. Damon will have his moment in the sun with elena they will be together at some point but right now is not the time to do, i really can not imagine after this entire year of getting Stefan back, shell choose damon. But it will happen, they may or may not be right for eachother but i really dont think theyre right now.

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I really just want to say this. First I am a Stelena shipper if we must choose sides, second I love damon and elena scenes, together etc do I see it happening right now? NO!! it can't happen right now, it would not make any sense. I understand the Delena shippers they just wanna see there precious damong get the girl for once and be happy but the problem with that is for story teling purposes it doesnt make sense. This whole season has been pretty much about Elena fighting for Stefan to get his humanity back and she is the key to that, here love for him and his love for her is wat brought him back, now to then go and have her choose damong after this whole season of redemption would not be good direction for the story. I really think she needs to choose Stefan or herself right now because Damon just isn't the person for her at this moment, whos to say not in the future? But right now it's her senior year in highschool, she fell inlove with Stefan and he turned her world around, he allows her to be who she wants and accepts her making her own decisions, he cares for her family and her friends and I really can't see her going to Damon after all they've been through, at least not right now. I think Stefan and Elena will get back together, stay together till the end of next season and then well its graduation, anything can happen at that point and I think anything will. But right now, no offense Delena shippers your time is not now, but I know it's coming. I just don't think it works for where Elena is in her life at the moment.

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This episode ended up nice and shocking at the same time. Things could go ugly for next week's episode and I can't wait for to see what'll happen in the remaining 2 episodes of the season. =] =O

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Elena should chose Stefan or no one. He has been there for her since day one. Damon can't control himself he killed Alaric twice the second time for a stupid reason. He has slept with everything that will have him and its gross. She will have nothing but heartache with him. I still can't see how they never showed her having nightmare about snapping Jeremy neck. Jeremy and Caroline know how badly this will turn out for her and they both agree and if its 2 people who know how wrong this is they are experts. He loved Katherine even in the last episode of season 2 he was saying Katherine before dumb Stefan saved him I would let him die chasing my woman but Stefan is a good dumb person. He gave Elena free will which is what father Damon tried to take from her more than once. Stefan gave her freedom to make up her mind and Damon likes to tell her what to do. She needs someone to let her make up her mind no do it for her and not be afraid that she will make hime mad and snap. He did try to turn her twice against her will that is not love it is controlling.

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1.Kudos for picking Alaric's death scene and the love that his students had for him...
2.Stefan the final speech in the gym was outstanding.....his admission that he heard everything Elena so painstakingly tried to convey.......
3. Damon's last scene with his buddy at what they do best drink and spar with words......
4. the realization that Bonnie has no life being the slave of a witch (will she now forgive the Salvator brothers?)
5.Caroline's look of dismay when Klaus told her he was leaving town (that was hrt breaking) and his pain for telling her that she is not ready to go with him.....
6.Jeremy and Matt at the bar having a good old Irish send off to Alaric
......I hate to see this season end I will be left with an empty feeling :(

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1. Oh please. I think the waterfall on my face is evidence enough that RicK's sendoff was my favourite. Why did you have to pick GOOD RICK to be the first person who may actually stay dead!? D:
2. I won't lie... Caroline. That dress was divine!
3. Here's to Rick, the best last-minute foster father, mediocre vampire hunter, reliable drinking buddy and history teacher the world has ever seen. Cheers.
4. Oh gosh, DIE!! She's just overused now... she needs to die and stay dead!
5. Damon. I have always and will always be a Delena shipper.

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My favorite scene: Damon and Alaric saying their goodbyes...who cares about Stelena/Delena when you've got Dalaric...was the best bromance on TV. Have to go with Tyler looking the best at the dance...he looked like a real gangster...maybe he should be if he's going to take on Klaus. Yes, Esther is boring and needs to stay dead...but I did get a kick out of seeing Klaus go postal at dear ole mom's corpse. Would love to see Elena pick Damon (Stelena has run its course and grown old and stale)...but if it doesn't happen I would love to see Damon with Katherine...not as a serious love interest...I just think the two could cause all kinds of trouble together (a partners in crime type relationship). And I'm adding this...most useless scene of the night...Damon taking Alaric's herbs to Meredith...she had known Alaric all of two minutes...they've just started dating...it would have made more sense to take them straight to Elena who has known Alaric much longer (Jeremy even)...talk about adding a scene to just give a character something to do.

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Ian (damon) should def hookup with real life girlfriend Nina (Elena) and Paul (Stefan) should hookup with his real life wife Torrey Devitto (Miranda)

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Favorite scene: When Klaus got between Caroline and Tyler.
The way Klaus said, "I don't have to prove anything, love. I am the alpha male." was just too funny and...really hot. >.<
Also, that intense good-bye to Alaric really got me emotional.

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 20 Quotes

Elena: I didn't tell you that so you could torture me about it.
Caroline: What are friends for?

Damon is too arrogant to think his only friend would betray him.

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