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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "After School Special"

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The Vampire Diaries returned this week with fresh heartbreak and new alliances. What did you think of "After School Special?"

In the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, panelists Matt Richenthal, Dan Forcella, Miranda Wicker, Steve Marsi and Leigh Raines break down everything from Damon and Elena's night at the cabin to Matt's totally radical new jacket. Read on and join in!

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What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?
Matt: His relationship with Jeremy is now Complicated? He understand why the Hybrids found Klaus "annoying." He wants Elena to drop everything (pants especially!) and book it to the cabin? Yeah. There weren't enough great Damon Salvatore quotes to list in this space.

Dan: My favorite moment was that phone call. I love you. Yup, they got me again. Right at the heart strings.

Miranda: A lot of felt underwhelming compared to how things were left with the winter finale. It's the mid-season slump that plagues this show. I do love that Elena now knows that when Caroline says she's Team Stefan, she really, really means it, to the point that she'd betray her best friend by giving him information that was Elena's to give. I also loved Damon's obscure reference to 90s movie Camp Nowhere. I might have watched that movie on repeat for a few years dreaming of escaping to my very own camp for middle school misfits.

Steve: Damon's face during Elena's phone call confession. Despite the stupidity of the sire bond nonsense, Ian Somerhalder can make you buy into this storyline and couple.

Leigh: Damn, Steve, stole mine. Damon went through an entire range of expressions in that three-minute phone call. I was like, is this really going to happen? I thought he was going to crap the bed for a minute and shut the whole thing down. I'm proud of you two! Also, amazing Camp Nowhere reference.

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The return of Rebekah: Awesome or disappointing?
Matt: Awesome. Yes, even when that beauty is simply spouting exposition to catch viewers up after many weeks off the air, the accent makes anything she does and says rather awesome.

Dan: Absolutely awesome. I don't care if she didn't really accomplish anything, just seeing her attempt to take control was enough to satisfy me.

Miranda: Meh. Neither. She's an Original I'll gladly ship off to New Orleans.

Steve: At first, I thought the classroom compulsion session was a lame plot device, but it did yield some interesting revelations and set events in motion that should be intriguing in the coming weeks. Based on that, and Claire Holt's accent, call it a net positive.

Leigh: Option 3: Annoying. The compulsion and controlling bit gets really old after awhile. We already have Klaus, get a little more original Rebekah (no pun intended.) My thought was a sarcastic: "Oh goody, Rebekah's a wake and hates the world and carries a 900-year chip on her shoulder, now we can watch her torture everyone and have Elena play victim for another hour."

More random: Bonnie's dad as Mayor; Kol showing up; or Matt in his varsity jacket?
Matt: Bonnie's dad, for sure. Mystic Falls must have been harder up for legitimate Mayoral candidates than the GOP in the 2012 Presidential campaign if the only person who would take the job hasn't been seen or mentioned in about three years.

Dan: Three very good choices, but I have to go with the jacket. Really Matt??!? Now you're breaking it out with the big Mystic Falls M? Come on guy. This is 2013, find some style.

Miranda: Matt's varsity jacket. Definitely. All the jackets in all the world and that's the one you pick? Do you even still go to school? Don't be THAT GUY, Matt!

Steve: Matt's jacket, while unintentionally funny, was not a huge shock, and I've also grown accustomed to Originals showing up out of thin air. So Bon-Bon's dad wins this one. He, of all people, is the Mayor now? Pretty much the definition of random.

Leigh: What is Matt if not our resident Mystic Falls jock? I'll go with Bonnie's dad as Mayor. Don't you have to actually live in the town in order to run for Mayor? I feel like Bonnie is always off visiting him somewhere. He is serving the same purpose as Bonnie, suddenly present when needed. Could be interesting to have someone new on board, though, though so let's go with it.

What do you think Damon and Elena did at the cabin?
Matt: Just a bit of Backgammon... and probably A LOT of Frontgamming, if you know what I mean!

Dan: What didn't they do? Am I right?

Miranda: Three words: HOT. DELENA. SEX. After Damon helps Jeremy and Matt survive all those transitioning vampires, of course.

Steve: Each other. Dan, you are not wrong, my man.

Leigh: Totally got interrupted by Klaus. Calling it now. The writers wouldn't let them have a third steamy sex scene, would they? I hope the rest of you are right.

Give us odds on the likelihood of each team winning the race for the cure: Stefan/Rebekah, Bonnie/Shane, Klaus/Damon.
Matt: Their lack of magic, knowledge and bad assery have to drop Stefan/Rebekah down to 35-1 at best. Especially because I'm hoping they get distracted in the bedroom together instead of on the trail for any cures. I'll put Klaus/Damon at 10-1 because I think that team will have chemistry issues, leaving shady Shane and his protege as the clear favorite at 3-1.

Dan: Bonnie/Shane coming in at 25-1. Stefan/Rebekah at 5-1. Klaus/Damon at 2-1. Always expecting the unexpected on TVD, I'd put a double sawbuck on the witch and the professor.

Miranda: I'm zero good with numbers and had to have a tutor for college statistics, so me attempting odds would be laughable. However, Bonnie and Shane have a map and magic. Klaus and Damon have a sword and Damon's a bad ass. But my money is on Stefan and Rebekah because they have the determination to foil the others and screw up their plans. And I'm a sucker for an underdog.

Steve: Bonnie-Shane at 2:1, given their knowledge and non-black magic. Klaus-Damon at 4:1, as they're plenty motivated, but a little erratic and unsure what they're doing. Stefan-Rebecca at 8:1 as your dark horse, but that's where the money often is.

Leigh: I'm with Miranda on the numbers bit, so I'll just say, Stefan/Rebekah get screwed per usual. Bonnie/Shane are pretty powerful, but Klaus often wins.

Pen a eulogy for the pizza delivery lady.
Matt: You looked sort of like Kristen Bell and she's awesome. Rest in pieces of delicious pie.

Dan: Oh, pizza delivery lady, how we will all miss you so. Wait... what? I mean, she was cute, but no, she doesn't deserve a eulogy.

Miranda: Oh, pizza girl, yet another casualty in Klaus' quest for whatever it is he's questing for. Our double pepperoni delivery will never be the same.

Steve: Oh, pizza girl. Another life taken too soon. At least you gave meaning to the term "red sauce." #TVDroundtableFAIL

Leigh: Rest in peace, poor unknowing pizza gal. Just like you, we stared at Jeremy Gilbert growing muscles in awe, but you delivered too much pepperoni and didn't give us any variety - so you had to go.

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love Delena !

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The ratings since Damon and Elena have gone down. Looks like TVD's isn't doing good anymome

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i wish elijah would come back and just knock some sense into everyone

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(cont.d) Bonnie/Shane, Klaus/Damon. Bonnie/Shane for sure because Shane actually KNOWS what's going on. Pen a eulogy for the pizza delivery lady. RIP random blonde chick who delivers pizza.

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Yay, I love these things! Okay, lemme start: What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode? Definitely had to be the Delena phone call! Ian managed to portrayed so many emotions in the span of 3 minutes! I was awww'ing the entire time lol. Can Julie just let Damon and Elena be together already? Stop with the back and forth. How many times does she have to say/prove that she's not IN love with Stefan anymore? The return of Rebekah: Awesome or disappointing? AWESOME. She's at her best when she's bitchy but the whole compelling thing is OLD. Could have thought of a better way to get answers from the trio. More random: Bonnie's dad as Mayor; Kol showing up; or Matt in his varsity jacket? Bonnie's dad, for sure! The guy appears out of nowhere and suddenly he's Mystic Fall's new mayor, ok. What do you think Damon and Elena did at the cabin? Hopefully, hot delena sex. Give us odds on the likelihood of each team winning the race for the cure: Stefan/Rebekah, Bonnie/Shane, Klaus/Damon. I'm not good with numbers but I'm betting on Bonnie/Shane because Professor Creepy actually KNOWS what's going on. Pen a eulogy for the pizza delivery lady. RIP annoying pizza girl.

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How can Elena not love Stephen he watches how I met your mother

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@Ash You cracked me up with the "I'm sorry" cake LOL The best scene in this episode for me was definitely the Delena phone call. The scene, the music, everything was just perfect. And I didn't expect it at all. Ian's acting, the expression on his face in this scene was perfect. And at the end when he looks up the sky, he probably thought what all DE shippers were thinking in that moment "Praise the lord";D

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1/ It's definitely gonna be Damon's scenes and loved Matt, Dan, Miranda, Steve and Leigh answers.
2/ Matt and Dan answers.
3/ Leigh's answer.
4/ Matt, Dan, Miranda, Steve and Leigh answers.
5/ I'm like Miranda and Leigh not good with numbers but I think it's more between Klaus/Damon and Bonnie/Shane than Stefan/Rebekah and I'll go with Klaus/Damon as the team winning the race for the cure, they are a really bad ass and smart.
6/ Don't have one but loved Matt, Dan, Miranda, Steve and Leigh answers.

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What do you think Damon and Elena did at the cabin?
Well, I was hoping for it to be shown next week's episode, but if I had to guess.. baking an "I'm sorry" cake to Stefan. Lol, totally kidding. Each other of course! Hot Delena sex, ftw! Give us odds on the likelihood of each team winning the race for the cure: Stefan/Rebekah, Bonnie/Shane, Klaus/Damon. Stefan/Rebekah - 25:1, Bonnie/Shane - 5:1, Klaus/Damon - 2:1 Pen a eulogy for the pizza delivery lady.
Poor pizza delivery lady.. I'm sorry about the tip.

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What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode? Delena phone call. Hands down. That was the best Delena (non-sexual) scene so far. The way he looks when he hears her say "I love you, Damon" just melts my heart every single time. The whole entire scene was played out perfectly. Kudos to Julie Plec for using the most perfect song ever ("New York" by Snow Patrol) for Delena's situation right at the moment. The return of Rebekah: Awesome or disappointing?
Awesome, awesome, awesome. I love how she just gets straight to the point and brought out the truth from Stelena. They really needed to hear what they each had to say. More random: Bonnie's dad as Mayor; Kol showing up; or Matt in his varsity jacket?
Wow, well I wasn't paying attention (probably because of my swooning over Delena) to Matt's varsity jacket. But honestly, Bonnie's dad becoming temporary Mayor is totally random. Another poor plot device maybe? What do you think Damon and Elena did at the cabin?
Well, I was hoping for it to be shown next week's episode, but if I had to guess.. baking an "I'm sorry" cake to Stefan. Lol, totally kidding. Each other of course! Hot Delena sex, ftw! Give us odds on the likelihood of each team winning the race for the cure: Stefan/Rebekah, Bonnie/Shane, Klaus/Damon. Stefan/Rebekah - 25:1, Bonnie/Shane - 5:1, Klaus/Damon - 2:1 Pen a eulogy for the pizza delivery lady.
Poor pizza delivery lady.. I'm sorry about the tip.

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 10 Quotes

Damon [to Jeremy]: I'm updated our relationship status to: It's Complicated.

April: You asked me to take notes:
Rebekah: I wasn't being literal, darling.

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