Welcome to this week's edition of The Vampire Diaries Round Table!
Our staff has gathered on this Friday afternoon for the important task of analyzing the latest episode of this CW hit, "Memory Lane." Can we really trust Mason? Should we be surprised Damon likes Guitar Hero? Let's dive right in to these pressing topics...
What was your favorite quote or scene from the episode?
M.L. House: "I tried to kill a werewolf, I failed. Now I feel like I'm not living up to the version of my best self." While this quote by Damon made me laugh, his sheer terror in the face of his failed murder attempt just made me love Ian Somerhalder all the more.
LJ Gibbs: Katherine's response to why she is back in town: Stefan, Stefan, Stefan. Could she really be telling the truth?!?
Elena: Loved the banter between Mason and Damon.
Do you really think Mason returned just for the sake of his family?
M.L. House: No. He's back to prove once and for all just who the best Pictionary player in Mystic Falls history is.
LJ Gibbs: Sure, is that really so hard to believe? He actually has been there for Tyler, helping the kid work on his cardio and his ability to shed his shirt while running.
Elena: I think Mason wants that stone almost as much as I want to know what the stone does.More surprising admission: Damon's affection for Guitar Hero, or Katherine's feelings for Stefan?
M.L. House: Before last night, I could have pictured Damon rocking out on an axe. But I never would have thought Katherine would have opened up to a dying Stefan in such a manner. Gotta go with the latter.
LJ Gibbs: Can I go with most humorous admission? I loved when Damon referred to himself as a "dick."
Elena: Definitely Damon and Guitar Hero. He could probably kick ass doing it, too.
Which character did you miss more this week: Bonnie, Matt Jeremy?
M.L. House: Matt. There was a serious lack of boring hotness on the episode.
LJ Gibbs: Jeremy. My ears didn't know what to do with themselves without all the incessant whining.
Elena: Bonnie. She seems to bring out the wit in Damon when they cross paths.
Flashbacks: Still fun or getting old?
M.L. House: I've loved the use of these... until last night. The main information revealed via flashback - how George Lockwood played a role in Katherine's escape - could have been summed up in a much shorter time period. These flashbacks felt clunky and drawn out for the first time in the show's run.
LJ Gibbs: My favorite all-time episode is "Blood Brothers," so I'll never object to the use of flashbacks. But Damon's 1864 hair? That I find objectionable.
Elena: They aren't my favorite part, but they are needed to tell the back story of the Lockwoods, and to show just how much Katherine compelled Damon. Sad to think he really thought she never compelled him.