Co-hosts: Cana and Olu
Spoiler Chat: 05:41.750-28:42.031
In this episode, we’re told that it is possible to paralyze a Hybrid (?), a curfew is called after the mayor’s son gets shot yet no curfew has been called when other citizens of Mystic Falls have died (?), and Tyler is in Damon’s list of contacts (?). Rebekah succumbing to werewolf venom leaves us pondering werewolf/vampire power dynamics and questioning the purpose of werewolf venom pre vampires (as well as the witches’ purpose pre vampires).
Quotes from the Podcast: “I think the real question is, why does it make them sick? Why does it make any vampire sick? Why would the werewolves have venom that made a creature that didn’t exist yet sick? You can’t be a natural enemy to something that doesn’t exist yet, unless we’re saying that vampires existed before and that they existed long before. Not before werewolves or magic, but before the Originals.”-Olu
“Why do these plants still affect the Hybrids, but like the sun doesn’t affect the Hybrids?”-Cana
“This compulsion shit: I hate it so much. I hate how it’s used. I hate how it’s basically a do over; it’s like a reset button. You wanna talk about bailout? You wanna talk about magic? You wanna talk about deus ex machina? Compulsion is worse than magic on this show in terms of how often and the degree to which it bails people out and fixes things. It fixes people.”