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Vampire Diaries “Ordinary People”: They really are ordinary

This episode came in a time where I am really examining the concept of family and how important it is so you might find this post more focused on the human connection than the events that happened in this episode. Btween Community and The Vampire Diaries this Thursday night was all about daddy issues, the world of TV gets me .

The ghosts story line really had me worried about where the show is going because I did not like it at all and in the 2 years I’ve been watching this show I never recall rolling my eyes at a story line. Season three is the time in TV show life where signs of confusion in the writer’s room and discontent actors start to appear and I was afraid for my favorite thursday night drama. This episode showed me that I was needlessly paranoid, the stroy of the originals was captivating when I did not expect it to be, I was excited to see Elijah again but I am not a big fan of flashbacks because for me they rarely give me what I want which is story progression but this  flashback as is true of The Vampire Diaries flashbacks was a very important part of the story and simply telling it was not enough we had to see it first hand and experience every character to understand who Mikel is and why Klaus is the way he is. ( Elijah and Mikael are the two originals that have me shaking in my boots not Klaus) . This episode reminded me how small our beloved Salvatore brothers and Elena are in the face of an epic story like the story of originals, how young they are in comparison to such an interwoven powerful story and yet they are caught in the middle.

Both Alaric and Elena take an active role in this episode, Alaric tries to analyse the drawing in the cave using his history backgroundand Post-its.It is good that Alaric is proactive since Jenna’s death because after being deprived of a chance to say goodbye to Jenna or even see her yet to be disappointed once again that all ghosts are back except for hers is a recipie for a villain; I think given the right circumstances and some serious acting muscles from Matt Davis that can one day be possible. As for Elena she is all grown up and we see it, not only in the change of fashion choice but also in the attitude, she is very smart and faces her problems head on, comapred to both Salvatore brother she is the planner, maybe it’s that Petrova blood in her veins.

Damon takes Stephan out for a drink in a misguided attempt to help Stephan because no matter what those two have going on they still love each other, and I think it’s vary smart of the show to admit that the bond between siblings is more strong than a one year relationship no matter how true that love was. Damon allowed Stephan to do what he wants ignoring Elena’s fury and Stephan possible escape. Mikel interrupts the brotherly bond by showing up without his dinner AKA Katherine Pierce and threatens Stephan using Damon ( Heart in a fist very befitting Damon giving his choice of killing technique) to find out where Klaus is, Stephan caves in and promises Mikael to draw Klaus to Mystic Falls because Stephan ,the ripper, could not let his brother die . I know Klaus is a thorn in everyone’s side but I don’t want to see him killed, I want more of Joseph Morgan but I don’t see him surviving season 3, the whole reason is about getting rid of him…hope I am wrong.

Elena tracks down Rebekha to find out what the drawings in the cave meant and after giving her a hard time Rebekah tells her story because I think she is lonely and needs someone to talk to hence choosing the Salvatore house to live in. the story of the originals was so compelling it reminded me of what I love the most about the Vampire diaries: the richness of the story. The story reveals how they came to the continent of north America, why they have an ancient feud  with the werewolves, the original’s  mother was the original witch who cast the hybrid curse on Klaus,how  and why they became vampires,how their father killed them in order to turn and Klaus killed his mother and told Rebekah that it was their father Mikael who ripped her heart out. Elena discovers that Klaus lied about who killed his mother and decides to tell Rebekah to turn her against Klaus and breaks Rebekah’s heart in the process. Rebekah and Elijah are loyal to Klaus for one reason only…they love him, he is their brother after all, it is brilliant for a show about vampires,werewolves and witches to recognize the humanity of their monsters so simply and lovingly, the writers don’t shove that affection down our throats, they sit back and allow us to feel it. It is worth noting here that it would make sense that Elijah discovered the truth about his mother’s murder and that is why he wanted vengeance against Klaus.

favorite moment: Elena and Damon are in bed talking, and Elena is mature enough to recognize that even she cannot match the love Damon and Stephan have for each other and Damon can’t help but stare at her as she drifts to sleep. that show really knows how to create special moments, regardless of the romance of it both Elena and Damon are broken by Stephan’s heartlessness and the fear of what’s to come.

What’s next?! and where is Katherine? could it be possible she is dead? are there only four originals?the caskets in Klaus’s possession are more especially when we remember that Mikael is not in one of those caskets and Rebekah said that the rest of their family was scattered. what will Rebekah do with the new information she has? what will happen with a Mikael/Klaus show down, How long will Stephan stay the way he is now?  and will Damon’s love heal him?

next episode’s “Homecoming” mid-season Finale synopsis and promo below :

On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah opens up to Elena about why the evening is so important to her, leaving Elena with conflicting emotions. Caroline and Matt are both shocked at Tyler’s behavior throughout the evening. The night takes a surreal turn when Klaus puts his latest plan into action. Determined to outsmart Klaus, Damon enters into a dangerous partnership, leading to a terrifying turn of events.

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