The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Down the Rabbit Hole"

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The Vampire Diaries traveled "Down the Rabbit Hole" last night, as one significant character returned, one departed... and one may have departed for good.

In this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, staff members Matt Richenthal, Miranda Wicker, Steve Marsi and Leigh Raines break down the latest happenings and wonder: Where will Tyler head to now?


What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?
Matt: It's short, it's simple, it's so Damon: Life sucks. Wear a helmet.

Miranda: This was a heavy episode, y'all. For its heartbreaking qualities, I'll go with Tyler and Caroline's conversation on the porch. It was so sad but there was just this huge amount of love between them. Ugh. Can't they just get their happily ever after already? Honorable mention goes to Bonnie telling Shane that if his leg was broken he better not stand on it. I love her best when she's snarky.

Steve: The climactic raising of Silas. For all my gripes about the ongoing search for the magic elixir, who wasn't on the edge of their seat as our merry band of cure-seekers meandered through the catacombs? Wondering who would reach him first and what would happen when and if that happened - followed by the actual result - made for pretty riveting 20 minutes.

Leigh: I'd say it was the split screen between Caroline and Klaus and Damon and that hunter all finding out that - dun dun dun! - there's only one dose of the cure.

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Sadder moment: Tyler leaving, Jeremy dying or Damon turning into a decent person?
Matt: Wait... Tyler came back?!? I kid, I kid. But that guy exits Mystic Falls so often, it's like it's some dangerous place full of supernatural creatures that want him dead. So I can't be too broken up about his latest departure. I also don't believe Jeremy's death will stick, so the answer falls to Damon. How depressing will be if he's just some saintly vampire now who isn't bitter, cynical and sarcastic? Perish the thought, right?

Miranda: Tyler leaving was definitely sad. See my answer to #1 for that. But Jeremy dying? Wow. I didn't see that coming at all. Shocking and sad. And also confusing. They just raised Silas who can supposedly bring people back from the dead. So, how long exactly will Jer-bear remain deceased before someone - cough... Elena... cough - brokers some kind of deal with the Super Immortal? If he remains dead, well, RIP Jeremy's abs. And biceps. 

Steve: Hard to be sad when it's unclear if any of the above will stick (I purposely don't watch The Vampire Diaries promo after the show, so bear with me if I missed any obvious answers there). Silas can raise the dead, so Jeremy may not be finished, while Tyler will clearly return at some point and Damon will forever be a complex emotional headcase.

Leigh: As evidenced by my almost violent reaction to my television, my saddest moment was Jeremy dying. We need some humans on this show. And as annoying as Elena can be, we can't totally off her whole fam. Plus, I like looking at Jer.

Where did Tyler go?
Matt: I don't know. But can he bring Phoebe Tonkin back with him again when he returns?

Miranda: Fiji. Tahiti. Somewhere warm and beautiful that requires him to be shirtless.

Steve: Does it matter?

Leigh: He went back to the mountains where he met Hayley. He can get out all that hybrid rage and meet more of his own.

To which character would you give the cure?
Matt: Rebekah. I would give her anything she asked for. Seriously... ANYthing, Claire Holt. Think about it.

Miranda: Knowing my luck, I would have the cure in my hands and then trip over a rock and spill it all over the ground and end up mauled by a pack of angry vampires. So, no one.

Steve: Kat. She'd theoretically be easier to kill off the show as a mere mortal.

Leigh: Tough call. I think Stefan wants it the most. Might have to give that idea a whirl. Klaus is also an obvious choice because so much drama and fear would end. However, I kinda wanna see what happens between him and Caroline.

Was Katherine's return a pleasant surprise?
Matt: Not really. I'll reserve full judgment until we learn where this is all going, but it's grown rather tiresome to just have Katherine show up here and there, with no explanation given to where she has been or how the heck she manages to come back at certain, precise moments.

Miranda: A definite surprise, yes, but not exactly a pleasant one because this one actually makes my brain hurt to think about. I get that this is a show about vampires and witches, but it's entirely outside the realm of plausibility that Katherine would show up on this island and be able to imitate Elena so flawlessly this time. I mean, where did Katherine get Elena's exact outfit? Did Elena pack doubles of every outfit? I did love Elena's face and the disbelieving "Oh, no" when Katherine jumped her. That was kind of awesome.

Steve: I wasn't expecting it, but that didn't mean I was pleased by it. Maybe the surprise will be more pleasant in the coming weeks, when we learn how and why she got there. Until then, it's hard not to roll your eyes a little at TV's Sexiest Plot Device.

Leigh: Katherine always comes out of left field, but I do enjoy her. However, she just killed Jeremy... so now I'm pissed.

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Who knows if people we've known for so long are really gone but what can be more better is if the show gets better again. ;P =|


Okay people of the Round Table. Usually you make me laugh when I read this article, but not this week... Firstly, Caroline and Tyler have become so boring as a couple... bring on Klaroline...
Secondly, I would have thought that the fact that Jeremy figured out that Silas was simply creating hallucinations, not bringing people back from the dead, was proof that Silas manipulates and he can't actually bring anyone back from anywhere!
Thirdly, despite Jeremy having the family 'bring back to life' ring, he would now be classified as a supernatural being as a Hunter, so I believe he is dead, dead...
Fourth, Katherine didn't kill Jeremy, she just bit him and then fed him to Silas. It was actually Silas that killed Jeremy by snapping his neck. On the plus side though, I do love the TVD Round Table, and I look forward to them every week! :-)


If Klaus took it, he won't be human, right? He'd still be a werewolf cause the cure's just for being a vampire?? Or is it for the whole immortality thing already?


Enough with the Tyler & Caroline being apart. It seems like every season they have to separate from each other. This is just BS. They need to be together. As for Jeremy dying, shocking? Yes. Believable? No I highly doubt he sill stay dead.


1. Anything Damon. I love it when he's forced into being snarky. I also loved Klaus. as per usual. Also also, Rebekah snapping Stefan's neck, I don't know way, but she made me feel so sad for her.. Like she would actually give Stefan the cure, but the betrayal of him giving it to Elena was too much for her..
2. OMG, I'm so over Tyler.. I've been wishing him dead or gone for a while now, so definitely not him. Probably, Jeremy dying.. I really do like him, even when he was a whiny emo kid. Damon was literally always a decent person.
3. Not far, I bet he'll be back soon.
4. Klaus. He'll get rid of it and this awful plot line will be over.
5. Usually, it's not. But it was far too short to decide, I'll have an opinion next week.


If Elena is sired to Damon, all he needs to do is tell her to get a grip in the next episode


If you kill an original, everyone they have turned dies. If you cure an original...


Since when can vampires raise the dead ? That is an ability I've never heard of !! ... which has me wondering what the hell Silas is in general. they have only referred to him as an immortal,NOT a vampire. I think it would be interesting if it is in fact Klaus who somehow ends up taking the cure . okay maybe not taking it voluntarily but forced somehow. And thus the VD spinoff would center on a human Klaus in New Orleans !! ... ponder that scenario for a bit :)


kathrine took elenas close as you can see elena doesnt wear her west and all when stefan finds her.


@Marissa Now I think about it.. you're absolutely right! Jeremy could have turned into a whole new person, interesting interesting.. :) Saddest moment for me was Jeremy dying (although I have the feeling he isn't dead for real, because TVD is just like SPN).
I really don't care about Tyler's storyline anymore... All I want to see is Caroline and Klaus together, that will make things complicated which is always nice to follow.
I would give the cure immediately to Rebekah... Matt is right, think about it... Claire Holt. :)
Katherine? Katherine? No, it was kind of predictable and it wasn't a shocker at all.

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