After a one-week trip to New Orleans, The Vampire Diaries returned to Mystic Falls last night for an episode that saw Elena rediscover her humanity - and the greatness that is Matt Donovan.
Speaking of the Grill-master, Rebekah made quite an impression on him ... as well as the male members of TV Fanatic's Round Table panel, who appear to be smitten with Claire Holt.
What did TV Fanatic's Matt Richenthal, Dan Forcella, Leigh Raines and Miranda Wicker think of "She's Come Undone"? Gather around as we debate the following topics:
1. What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: I'll go with a small one: Rebekah brining real food over to the Salvatore residence. So now they have booze, blood and burgers? When can I move in?!?
Miranda: I might be alone in this, but I'm going with all of Matt and Rebekah's scenes. The two of them as more than just friends is growing on me. I would really like to see them give this thing a go so Matt can follow her to New Orleans. Sophie needs a busboy, right?
Dan: I will back you up here Miranda. The Matt and Rebekah scenes were great, but mostly because they allowed Rebekah to show off how awesome she is. The little one proved that she has the heart that anyone would be lucky to have, and mine continued to melt every time she did something nice.
Leigh: Favorite scene would be when Elena's humanity came back in the woods. I like how it ended up that the only one who got through to her was Matt. I also wasn't sure he had the Gilbert ring on.
2. Are you happy to have the old Elena back?
Matt: Yes. Unless she brings her old, indecisive self back. But with her focus on killing Katherine now instead of juggling Damon and Stefan, I have hope.
Miranda: Since she's channeling all of her emotions into Kat Hate, it kind of feels like nothing different. Yes, hate is an emotion so her humanity is back on, but right now she's still quite bitchy. Understandably so, but still. That scene where her humanity came back, though? Runner-up for my favorite. Way to go, Nina!
Dan: No. Emotionless Elena was the best thing to happen to that character. I might talk about Rebekah in every one of these answers, but blondie was right when she was upset that dull Elena was back.
Leigh: See answer one. Yes I got sick of bitchy mean Elena. She wasn't fun like Katherine!
3. Who would you prefer as your tutor: Caroline or Rebekah?
Matt: Before deciding, I'd want Matt to tutor me in Ethics in order to answer the question: When is it morally acceptable for your female tutor to instruct you while topless?
Miranda: 18 years on Earth versus a millenium worth of experience? This is a no-brainer. Rebekah.
Dan: You can probably guess my answer here... Rebekah as a tutor? Where is the signup sheet?
Leigh: C'mon now, totally Rebekah. She's got eons of knowledge and she's not as high energy as Caroline which works for me.
4. Does Matt deserve his own spinoff?
Matt: Yes, and it should be titled The Mystic Thrill.
Miranda: Sure. We can call it As The Burgers Flip.
Dan: No, but do you know who does? Rebekah. After a few seasons of The Originals, she finds the a cure for her vampirism, which transitions nicely into Claire Holt starring in a teen drama where Rebekah gets to live out all of her human dreams. Bros Klaus and Elijah come to visit once or twice per season, of course. I already have a catchy title... The Rebekah Diaries.
Leigh: f a spin off for Matt meant a better life than sure. He needs to hang with a different crew.
5. Who is least likely to survive the season: Katherine, Bonnie, Silas or Sheriff Forbes?
Matt: Silas is a goner. Which is his goal, of course. And the Veil will come down and ghosts will run free and at least one of them (Lexi, perhaps?) will stick around The Vampire Diaries Season 5 as a regular in light of The Originals stealing so many current stars.
Miranda: Can we just take a second to appreciate that Sheriff Forbes is, in fact, alive, and put our Buffy "The Body" memories back into their vaults? Because wow. My heart was sad. I think if Silas survives the season, Julie Plec will get (more) hate tweets. Please end this story no one cares about in the next two weeks.
Dan: The answer is probably Silas, but I wish it was Bonnie. Can we give her the boot already? Darn, I almost got my girl in all five answers.
Leigh: Silas and the Freddie Kruger face need to peace out. Agreeing with Miranda that no one cares about him.
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