The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Fifty Shades of Grayson"

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Is Katherine dead? Is Delena truly over? How awesome is Enzo? And will we ever see Bonnie again?

Plenty of questions were offered up by The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 10, and our Round Table team of Miranda Wicker, Leigh Raines, Dan Forcella and Steve Marsi is now here to deliver a few answers of their own.

Agree? Disagree? Confused and concerned over how you'll pass the time until The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 11 airs on January 23? We're here to help. Scroll down and jump into the debate now...


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Miranda: Enzo! Enzo, Enzo, Enzo! I loved his slightly crazy way of getting their attention when all he wanted to do was tell his story. GEEZ, people! Let the hot and crazy man talk!

Dan: That moment between Stefan and Katherine. The Kat-specific emotion portrayed by Nina Dobrev was so good that I had to remind myself that it was the same person that plays Elena. She's really killing it this season.

Steve: I agree with Miranda here. The fact that Enzo was alive half a century after Damon left him to die didn't seem to resonate as much as it should have with D or the rest of the Mystic Falls gang, and it was hilarious how this infuriated his former cellblock-mate.

Leigh: I would say all of Stefan taking charge, in general. He and Damon do a great job at good cop/bad cop usually but sometimes people need to know that the nice Salvatore brother doesn't take any crap either. Take that, Wes!

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Do you hope Katherine dies?
Miranda: Not at all. I've grown fond of Kat. (Unlike some other people on this site...) I like the idea of redemption and bad characters seeking to be better. It's what drew so many of us to Damon in The Vampire Diaries season 1 and when you look at Katherine and think about why she became the person she became, there's a part of me that wants to see her stick around and become a part-time hero.

Dan: No! Katherine has been the highlight of this season for all of the reasons Miranda mentioned, but also because she's making death look hot.

Steve: Nina Dobrev has been great this season in giving depth and persona to a character once used strictly as a plot device. I'm undecided, though, because this might be the best time for said character to bow out on a high note.

Leigh: Well, you all know I've been adoring Katherine lately. I'd love her to stay, but maybe she wouldn't be the same Katherine all benevolent and funny if she didn't know she was dying. Like Steve said, maybe it's time for her to bow out on a high note.

Is this really it for Delena?
Miranda: It's a purely selfish answer as they're my chosen couple, but no. I hope not. I know Ian Somerhalder said that without a little Delena drama there would be no show, but I really like the fact that Elena has finally accepted Damon for who he is despite his penchant for killing. At this point I think the problem is that Damon can't accept himself.

Dan: Yeah I don't think it's the end, but every time a new split occurs it makes me wonder how this will all end. Will Damon and Elena end up together in the long wrong? Will Stefan win her back at some point? Will Elena choose herself? Or will she choose jeans?

Steve: Obviously not. Just more contrived tension to drag out the will-they-won't-they tension through the winter break and mostly likely through the spring until they magically get back together on The Vampire Diaries Season 5 finale. Take that to the bank.

Leigh: Considering it seemed like an out of nowhere breakup with Damon being super insecure I'll say no. There will be more back and forth until the very last episode of The Vampire Diaries airs.

Biggest insult: Stefan not totally forgiving Katherine, Katherine referring to Matt as a "busboy" or Enzo calling Damon a "monster?"
Miranda: Katherine referring to Matt as a busboy. He has to be a shift manager by now at least. Right?

Dan: Busboy was the biggest insult, but it was also the funniest. That dude is everyone's lap dog and it's hilarious every time.

Steve: Damon sort of is a monster (whether that's a compliment or an insult), and Katherine doesn't totally deserve forgiveness (whether she's turning things around or not), so Matt by default. Busboy. Please. He tends bar during at least some of his double shifts.

Leigh: None of these were a shocking slap in the face to the viewers so I'm going to answer in a different fashion. The character who probably took the most insult was Katherine. She wants Stefan's forgiveness more than anything so for her that was the biggest slap in the face.

Grade The Vampire Diaries Season 5 so far.
Miranda: Some might think I'm being generous, but I'm giving TVD Season 5 a solid A-. While there have been parts that I haven't liked at all, I've really enjoyed this season so far on the whole. I'm ready for the 100th episode to get here.

Dan: I've enjoyed the start to the season, and things have certainly continued at a rapid pace, but it's not TVD at its best, so I'll go with a straight B. The loss of Klaus, Rebekah and the gang has hurt a bit.

Steve: C. We're not at the point where I've stopped watching, but it feels like the show is out of ideas and really struggling to breathe fresh life into our beloved core characters.

Leigh: B-. I still look forward to my weekly visit to Mystic Falls, but with the millions of dopplegangers, Silas drama, loss of The Originals, it just hasn't been the strongest season of TVD.

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I hope they get together seriously why doesn't Elena just die instead of kat I hate Elena for rejecting Damon and insulting him in season 1-5 oh and can Jeremy just move out of the way and let Damon and Bonnie be toghter they have a lot in common and who ever Denys it is just jealous


i am not finshd that movie for me the sepnce but i like oll acoters


This season has kind of been slowing down to me lately, the only character I'm still really captivated by/interested in is Katherine. They've done a great job of giving depth to her character and not just giving her one dimensional emotions. Also thought it was really cool that they used "The Love Club" by Lorde when Matt helps Katherine work out, I'm glad Matt is back as hopefully that will spice some things up and that scene and song go great togther


1- My favorite scene was Damon and Enzo scene when he threw him out of the window ,and when Enzo was desiccate all that Damon want is knowing where is Elena ,I love his fear for her.
2- I definitely don't want Kathrine to die ,actually I was thinking why she didn't take the elixir that Elaija made it for her years ago, at least we can know if it's gonna work or not.
3- I don't think that Delena is over ,absolutely not and I don't think Elena will accept that and I hope she will convince him that she loves and accept him just the way he is.
4- Biggest insult was calling Damon a monster ,please what monster let his love go just because he doesn't want to change her .the only monster is Wes like Elena said.
5- I'll grade it A because finally we saw Damon and Elena happy ,well except the breakup scene.


1) Everything that has to do with Katherine and/or Stefan is my favorite scene (except the ones where she dies). I like Nadia/Katherine scenes too.
2) Katherine CAN'T die. Like, never. She is the BEST. I really hope they'll find a way to save her, or make her jump into Elena's body or SOMETHING. But don't die.
3) No, Damon/Elena aren't over... Although I wish they had never even happened because they're boring and don't even look like a couple nor do they act like one. You're wrong on one thing here: Damon DOES accept himself, he knows who he is and where he stands. He never hid it. But he broke up with Elena because HE CHANGED HER. And that's what he doesn't want. He doesn't want her to be okay with murder! Human Elena wasn't and he fell in love with the girl who still had morals.
4) None of these were insults. Only truth. Although I felt bad for Katherine and think Stefan's reaction is a little over the top. (147, really? You spent the major part of them thinking she was in the tomb anyway, Stef. Not cool).
5) C+ because there are so many plotholes that I always want to stop watching. The writers clearly don't know where they're going. It's not a complete crap though, because of Katherine and her scenes with Stefan.

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1.Fav scen? Katherina telling damon she slept with Stefan, and considering Nina & Ian were an item it was probably really hard to shot it. Besides that Nadia is getting under my skin, she should turn down the akcent and I could imagine her stay.
2.Katarina can't die, at least not till the love stories get to some stellar place aka Elena runs off with Enzo, than we won't need KATARINA:
3.End for delena? of course not, elena is a klingy girl remember how she stalked Stefan in s03 that is a possesive bitch. And I look forward to see how they will handle it along.
4."Monster" inslut. I mean monsters don't feel anything but damon feels it all & enjoys it.
5. Grade S05? Hmmm they really don't use their resurces well I give them a B- . I mean Silas was so awesome, and they took him away so easily and pointlessly. I mean they had more space for that. Bonnie & Caroline had more space to develop and as always let get behind for trio drama. The writers should remember the fans came for the Love Triangle but stayed for Foorwood, Katarina, The Orig's etc etc etc.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 10 Quotes

Damon: I'm gonna barf.
Katherine: Great. Then my work here is done.

That's my brother Stefan. But I'd watch your tone with him because he's kind in the middle of a psychotic break.