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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Episode 3.20, “Do Not Go Gentle”

The literary among you will notice that this episode is named after a villanelle by Dylan Thomas: a poem which was written about his dying father, and ends thus: And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good […]

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Episode 3.19, “Heart of Darkness”

Welcome back to Mystic Falls after an annoyingly long hiatus, yet in their alternate universe full of ridiculously good-looking living and undead people, very little time has passed. And the stakes are high.

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Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.18, “The Murder of One”

Woah, you guys. This episode was an excellent lesson in how you do soapy supernatural drama, and there weren’t even any sexy times!  But how can we be sure? Let’s make a list: torture (chains!) by the scorned lover? Check. Angsty love triangle? Check. Super weapon for killing the big bad? Check. Scooby gang? Check. […]

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Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.17 “Break On Through”

We begin with Alaric lying in an MRI scanner – Dr. Fell wants to check that his recent murderous tendencies don’t have a natural cause, because as she says to Elena, “If it’s medical, I can treat it.” (A little optimistic there, dontcha think?) Alaric is still skeptical about her theory that he’s the killer and […]

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Recap: The Vampiaries Ep. 3.16, “1912”

If for some reason you missed watching this episode, or don’t feel like watching it, that’s really no big deal. Though it wasn’t bad by any stretch, it didn’t have any shining moments of true TVD glory (most everyone wore all their clothes! No Caroline or Klaus!). Basically, it was pretty utilitarian and is setting […]

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Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.14, “Dangerous Liaisons”

In this week’s episode, the “previously, on The Vampire Diaries“ spiel was all about relationships–oh, and something about a ball? But before we get to the dresses and the dancing and the violence, ZOMG, we have to do a little plot exposition.

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Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.13, “Bringing Out the Dead”

There must be a serious letter-writing campaign going on, because this week we have shirtless Stefan. Shirtless, grumpy Stefan. Ahem. Alaric gets good use out of his magical ring; and as Caroline says goodbye to one parent, Bonnie attempts to bond with hers, and the Originals… Well, let’s see, shall we?

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Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.11, “Our Town”

This week’s episode starts off well, with Damon in the shower (they got my letters!) and Elena punching the crap out of, well, a punching bag. Kissing Damon and getting him to take away her brother(/cousin)’s free will isn’t sitting well with her, it seems… but that’s the least of her problems in this episode.

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Episode 3.09, “Homecoming”

This week, the game is on to kill Klaus once and for all. This being only the mid-season finale, we already know whatever complex plan the Mystic Falls kids have cooked up is going to fail – Klaus is far too fun a villain not to survive until at least the end of the series. The […]

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Episode 3.08, “Ordinary People”

As Damon says, “It’s family day at vampire rehab!” and not just for him and Stefan – as Elena winkles a few “Original” family secrets out of Rebekah, thanks to “The Lockwood Diaries,” aka, the carvings under the Lockwood property. Ric is at first pretty puzzled by the drawings, until he finds some names scratched into […]

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries Episode 3.06, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Well, after last week’s whirlwind of an episode, I really wasn’t sure what to expect, and though it didn’t have the same emotional heft it still rounded out to be pretty great and, as usual, finished with a bang.

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Episode 3.05, “The Reckoning”

Well, holy hell. This was a whipcracker of an episode, even by TVD’s normal standards, which seem to consider every other series’ average plot per episode, then cube it. And it (almost) all takes place in the Mystic Falls High School, at night. I like to think of it as a subtle nod to Buffy […]

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Ep. 3.4, “Disturbing Behavior”

Oh Vampiaries. How I love thee and thy maniacal pacing, beautiful casting, and sad sad love stories.

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Recap: Vampire Diaries: Season 3, Episode 3: “The End of The Affair”

In this week’s Vampiaries, Klaus takes Stefan on a bromantic trip to Chicago, closely followed by Damon and Elena; Caroline gets help to deal with her daddy issues; and Katherine is back, with her fingers in everyone’s pies as usual. No word on Alaric/Bonnie/Jeremy/Matt. Presumably they’ve all moved into Elena’s house and are communicating with […]

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Episode 3.2, “Hybrid”

It’s that time of the week again, where we indulge in our latest romangsty vampire show! What shenanigans has our latest installment of TVD brought us? If you’ll recall, previously on The Vampiaries, QoB told us all about the latest drama in Mystic Falls: Stefan is a sad ripper, Klaus is making hybrids, and Mrs. […]