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Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: The Descent

Jules wakes in the forest after another night as a wolf. Only this time, she’s been busy. She is bloodied up, and gets up to realise that she has slaughtered a bunch of campers in the night. Somewhat remorselessly, she… Continue Reading

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Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: 2.9 Katerina

It seems such a long time ago, doesn’t it. That moment when – after staying with Stefan that first night – Elena wanders across to her boyfriend’s bedroom table and sees a faded, yellowing photograph of a girl identical, sitting… Continue Reading

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Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: 2.8 Rose

This episode marked a turning point in both plotlines and mythology for the show, and the swift and somewhat brutal introduction of three new characters – two in particular – has seen the mystery bar raised yet again to another… Continue Reading

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Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: 2.7 Masquerade

Firstly, apologies this is so late – life called as they say, but strap in. One double whammy of recapping for your reading pleasure coming right up. You know, you’d think when they were handing out life skills, that some… Continue Reading

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Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: 2.6 Plan B

For the record, this is will be an epically massive recap. Just so’s you know. My apologies for that…

With television – like most things in life – as much as you’d like to think otherwise, you can only ever prepare for what you think is going to happen. When it came to this episode – our first one back after that hideous lapse in viewing networks call a hiatus – this is exactly what I did.

Stupidly.

In reality, I really should have known better.

In quite possibly the most compelling episode to date, there were a number of twists in Plan B that even the most clairvoyant of viewers would have had a crazy hard time emotionally surviving, let alone predicting.

And so it was that we were reminded of that most epic of contributing factors that makes this show great: the creative prowess of Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson, and their innate ability to leave you feeling like you’ve had your heart pulled out of your nose, by pulling a plot stunt (or ten) so wild, so breathtaking, that you get to the end of it wondering how on earth you aren’t dead.

With that in mind, here’s my take on the moments that had us all put our fingers on the speed dial for a paramedic for one reason or another, just in case. Continue Reading

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Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: 2.5 Kill or Be Killed

This episode I only saw last night (The Vampire Diaries airs on Monday nights at 8:30pm on Channel GO! here in Australia, so I’m a couple days behind) but can I just say God bless the writers of this show… Continue Reading

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Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: 2.2 Brave New World

We ended last week on the devastating note that was Caroline Forbes – the Bambi of Mystic Falls – being made the very unwilling, and more to the point very undead owner of a shiny new pair of fangs, courtesy… Continue Reading