Questions and My Hope for Season 6: Questions:1. Is the spell in Mystic Falls still active? There was no proof that killing the travelers stopped the spell. In fact now that both dopplegangers live again, can it keep spreading? I either missed something, it was left open, or there was a continuity error. 2. For anyone that has read the books, do they follow the story in the books at all? Or have they gone so off-book that it's really just it's own show now? 3. What on earth is Alaric? Human? Vampire? 4. Did Vicki find peace? Is that why we didn't see her? Or was she sucked into the void? 5. Is Sheriff Forbes dead or alive? I am weary of TVD these last two seasons. The trajectory of the show is even evident in the season finales:Season 1- Katherine shows up, cuts off UncleDaddy's fingers and we have our first villian! Awesome and shocking!Season 2: Klaus kills Jenna (and this is when we thought death meant something on TVD), UncleDaddy John sacrifices himself for Elena to live, Stefan goes RIPPER! Oh no! What will happen?! Save Stefan! I'm so sad for Jenna!!!Season 3: BEST FINALE EVER! Elena makes a choice, Bex kills Elena, ELENA IS A VAMPIRE! Season 4: What the frack? What does Silas look like Stefan?? Another doppleganger (what is UP with the dopplegangers??)? Stefan is in a box... What? I mean, huh? Where is this going? But, Delena love so that was cool.Season 5: Seriously? Between the Traveler crap, death having absolutely no meaning, the spells and the convoluted mess that is the Other Side and Bonnie as an anchor.... And then Damon?! Really? Ugh. It left me dry-eyed and angry. My hopes:Julie Plec and Co, can you please simplify the show at least a little? Let's hope this is truly a "reset" and you can start a new story that doesn't have resurrected witch mothers trying to take down her children (Esther), a mystery cure that amounts to almost nothing (Silas), a truly baffling doppleganger history that makes sense but still is confusing, and this Traveler CRAP. I hope that:1. Damon is rescued as a vampire but with a caveat or something that ends what has become an annoying relationship with Elena. Or, EVEN BETTER, Elena goes to save him and somehow comes back human. I liked human Elena MUCH better.2. Bonnie finally bites it. Sorry guys, no more witchy JuJu to fix EVERYTHING.3. The Other Side collapses and is gone forever. Dead means DEAD. It was only created by that traveler chick anyway, right? No need for it.4. Tyler is a werewolf (no more hybrids on this show), Caroline/Stefan/Damon are vampires, Elena comes back human upon saving Stefan, Alaric is just a teacher and not a whatever he was when he died, Bonnie is gone and witches are out of the picture. Jeremy and Matt stay just as they are.5. They tell a story with their current characters instead of always having to have a "big bad villian".
Okay, Matt Richenthal, you got a few key things wrong based on TVD mythology: Lexi is not back. Come on, Bon Bon. Couldn't you have just stumbled into her as well? Wouldn't Lexi coming back just do exactly what you complained about? Death meaning nothing? A few people had to die permanently, and Lexi will be permanent. Tyler is human. Interesting. That's the sort of change-of-pace TVD needs. Is everyone who returned human? Or only Tyler because of how he was tossed into the cursed town as Julian? NO, Tyler is NOT human. He is a boy with a werewolf gene. They all died as supernatural beings or they would not have ended up on "The other side"...hence, Elena saying to Damon in the car "We have to do it while we're still vampires". The ones that went out as vampires came back as such, hence I do not think Damon will come back as human. The way Tyler died is the reason he is not a hybrid. He was forced into the part of Mystic Falls where the spell was active. He first stopped being a hybrid, burned in the sun and then neck snapped...he did just a kid with the werewolf gene.
Sadly, I agree with this statement. I don't want an end to the show, I love it...but I want it reinvigorated or tied up nicely before it becomes absolute crap. It's happened with Supernatural, it's happening with TVD... I really thought things were getting good again when Elena was turned into a vampire but it went south again half-way through that season. And, I routed for Damon and Elena so much...and then they got together and... eh. I just wish they would stop coming up with weird ways to keep the show going, and sort of strip it back down to the original characters and their journeys....we don't need a "big bad" every season, do we?
I am not so sure that Liv and Luke are "good". I mean, maybe better than the Travelers (and I agree with the reviewer..can we be done with THAT storyline please?)? I think they are neutral in a way. They care about stopping whatever those chanting, ugly step-sisters plan to do by bringing Marcos forth (can someone PLEASE explain that ending to me?? They all sacrificed themselves to the veil so he could come back to life? Is that a new rule I don't know about it...if that were the case, I can think of a few sacrifices to bring back Alaric, Grams, etc...)I don't think Liv can be considered "good" as long as she is trying to stake Elena and/or Stefan. They are more...do what needs to be done characters, I think!I loved the Steroline moments, but I agree with "Mrs. Alex O'Loughlin" that Stelena should be end game...as in series finale....kind of like the doppelgangers end up together forever, no more dopplegangers exist, weird traveler doppleganger curse that started with Silas and Amara broken. But I digress.. In the meantime, give him some happiness, I say! I also found it very sweet how Damon let Elena go with a kiss on the forehead. They do bring out the worst in each other... I used to be very pro Delena but now...eh.The humor was great in this episode! I loved all the Damon lines and how Ian delivered them. Fantastic!Finally, can we just take a moment to appreciate that, as much as the dopplegangers MUST GO AWAY, Nina and Paul really do a great job of making you believe that each "version" is a different person.
Right?!?! Why is there nothing in this review about the awesomeness that is Stefoline these days? And can someone PLEASE explain Marcos to me?! I did not understand that end scene at all...and why is it not covered at all in this review?
I may have rewound that a few times myself ;-)
What the crap?! This is ridiculous! She is one of the ORIGINALS! That's like taking Stefan, Damon or Elena off of TVD.. There must be a reason... "creative differences" or issues with the producers. The show is so successful; no way an actress would want out of a show that has been renewed. I am so disappointed, and think this is terrible direction for the show to take.
Also: 1. What led the twins to turn on Kali?2. Where does this leave Stiles and Lydia? Is there a future for them?3. Peter has to kill Scott now to be an Alpha again....crap. I KNEW he was up to no good.4. Derek Hale/Tyler Hoechlin better be back!
I guess I misunderstood the whole plan Dr. Deaton had for our fearless threesome to make contact with their parents' spirits and and to find the Nemeton, as I thought they were to go under for a short while and if they didn't come back their "person" on this side would bring them back. Instead, 16 hours later everyone was kind of dozing just letting whatever happened, well, happen. This confused me as well! I thought they were dying IN PLACE of their parents or something...and then being brought back by their "emotional tether"...
And NOW...what is this Stefan is Silas's doppleganger crap?!?! When did Silas "create Stefan"...was Stefan BORN Silas's doppleganger and then, twist of fate, also became a vampire? What if he didn't become a vampire and then Stefan just had a normal life and died? Would another doppleganger appear somewhere down the line just IN CASE someone awoke Silas? And who says it would have been at the right time?I AM SO CONFUSED.
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