***My apologies for the hissing and slight echo that happens towards the end.
Co-hosts: Cana, Olu, and Mags
In this episode, we tackle the near perfection that was Klaus, the Blame Elena Game bugs the crap out of me, there is recurring fangirling over Bonnie/Jeremy, Olu breaks down the esteemed Salvatore brotherhood, Bonnie’s scenes are a mixed bag (and there is bitterness over Bonnie/Abby), Mags appreciates Damon’s terrible, we question the show’s mythology for the vampires and the witches, and we speculate on Dark Magic.
“I know it’s wrong. I know it’s mean. But Julie Plec’s desire to be Elena, to be whoever is coming in between the Salvatores, or maybe in fact to be one of the Salvatores, is so repulsive to me because of what she has other characters say to Elena, to our supposed heroine, and it’s like please stop using the other characters as a mouthpiece.”-Olu
“She spent this entire episode contemplating the Salvatores and hearing about the Salvatores, and then we have the Salvatores who are actually contemplating their future past Elena. Has Elena ever talked about her future past the Salvatores? ….I don’t think that’s happened.”-Me
About Alaric’s rant to Elena: “Everything he was saying is, I suppose, quote unquote, the right thing [….], but this entire show has been about challenging that kind of morality, and for me it just reinforced the fact that this show will never be Buffy. If Buffy was on this show, she would agree with Alaric, but this is not what this show is about. This is not the bar we are in. This is a bar of people who will choose their own feelings, their own whatever, over the greater good, over the moral good, over whatever good. […..] It reinforced everything I know to be true about this show and how terrible everybody is, but oh well.”-Mags
“Remember in early season 2 when Caroline was in that car accident? Where was Meredith with the vampire blood then?”-Cana