Episode 88: TVD’s The Five

Co-host: Olu

Episode 88

Quotes from the Podcast:

On Rebekah: “Story-wise, it was good, but from a viewing standpoint, it was tiring, because of this show being what it is, because of it’s history. The point isn’t to get Rebekah out of this situation; that’s not why they’re writing it the way they’re writing it. It’s because they enjoy this type of stuff. And sure you can write a story where the point isn’t for the victim to triumph, because that doesn’t always happen. But the thing is this show doesn’t care about its female characters winning, overcoming their situation, overcoming these guys.”

“Remember when [Rebekah] could tell when Stefan was lying?”-Olu

“Why is the map [of the cure] on the hunter’s bodies? Why did the witch think they should have a mark and the mark is a cure for vampires?”-Olu

“This huge refusal of hers to see Elena as [perfect and innocent] actually clashes with how Bonnie’s been written so far. Because when Caroline turned into a vampire, she didn’t try to hold on to the friend she knew. She was like, ‘Show me that my friend is still there.’ Her reaction to her mother walking out on her: She was like, ‘I pretended you were dead.’ When Jeremy cheated on her, she wasn’t like, ‘Let’s talk about it.’ No, she was like, ‘I’m done with you.’ Bonnie has been written as someone who rolls with the punches: she’s disappointed; she gets hurt; she adapts, and she keeps it moving. When Elena basically chose the Salvatores after Sheila died, she wasn’t like, ‘Where’s my friend?’ She was just like, ‘I need some time alone.’ [….] Bonnie distances herself from people; she doesn’t cling to them.”

JP “teases” what’s coming up for the characters

Klaroline tidbit

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21 thoughts on “Episode 88: TVD’s The Five

  1. We didn’t have a spoiler segment for the links I put in this post, because I didn’t think they were worth it. So I’ll talk about them in this comment.

    First note: JP continues to be bad at speaking. Lord.

    She says she wanted Damon to be right, for once, but Damon’s been right for the past couple of seasons.

    And he’s determined to add value to our group and to his own life and don’t think we’re going to see Matt getting pushed around much.

    If this is the case, then things got off to a bad start in the premier when, you know, Damon and Stefan were pushing him around?

    She meets a new mentor, who’s very intriguing and interesting and there is a handsome professor by the name of Shane, played by David Alpay, who’s terrific.

    This makes it sound like the mentor and the professor are two different people -______-.

    She says, in addition to Bonnie’s dad coming, that “We haven’t seen the last of her mama.” I want Rudy and Abby to appear at the same time and interact with Bonnie and each other, but I’m not holding my breath.

    I thought she was bs-ing the Katherine answer, but the trailer for 4.06 proved me wrong, even though it won’t really be Katherine appearing but a hallucination of her.

    As for Klaroline: I don’t remember whether or not Tyler’s in the pageant episode, but I now think Caroline will be his date in order to let him think there’s she and Tyler are fracturing. That or, Tyler working with Hayley is making Caroline drawn to Klaus. Whatevs.

  2. Olu you sound the happiest.

    oh man the Flashbacks.

    poor sick bb Alta. awww 😡
    I don’t understand *Dances*

    Rebekah*
    That flashback in front of the bed, it was kinda triggering, I thought Klaus was going to use the bed to punish her. I was waiting for her. it was gross.

    Also the sibling all tried to stab Klaus after they woke up from their coffins. I believe some of them actually stabbed Klaus.

    The scene was sexualized. Rebekah in her nightgown and her lover,. made to watch her revive and Klaus standing in-between them waiting for her to wake up. ugh

    Stefan gets in her way, if it was Elijah Stefan would have had his head slapped off.

    Why not dump out the ash.

    Maybe Rebekah thought Stefan would comfort her because he sees how bad it is to be Klaus’s sister. Some compassion. but no.

    I don’t get the tears of Stefan and Klaus.

    Why hasn’t anyone diagnosed Stefan yet? There has to be a name for what he is. A Sociopath?

    The Spell, the witch they said she used her last breath to make the hunters.

    I feel like Elijah might no some Languages.

    Stefan keeps no secrets …

    lol hopes

    Bonnie hangs out with her black friends off screen.

    I knew the Asian man was gonna die. He got lines.

    ugh why is this …

    it is like BtVS … fail. The First Slayer could kill all the hunter and the vampire.

    Sounds like SPN. They have the tattoos on SPN so the characters can’t be compelled.

    She’s doing with Damon instead of Caroline because Damon has a dick she can rind and the three original friends hanging out with each other wouldn’t be interesting because there’s no hot main dude to play off of. rme.

    Look Stefan is the only vampire who’s had a real problem with feeding. Everyone else it better than Stefan.

    oh you liked that Damon moved Bonnie. okay.

    How did Bonnie get home?

    I thought it spilled the drink, but …. IDK

    Elena hugged Tyler for Mason too.

    JP is Blond …

    Elena is spechel.

    Bonnie became Elena’s pit-bull. she changed herself for Elena. Maybe Elena influences ppl. spechel doppelganger power. Julie makes Bonnie thirst. *shrugs*

    uh-oh I hear the smile in your voice, this ship is boomed.

    I knew that masturbate thing was gonna pop up. >_>

    I didn’t like that Matt was defending Elena. Last episode she almost ate him to death. So …

    Everybody know’s preachers kids are the worst. April be getting it in the most.

    I can’t remember the episode …

    so much for crossed fingers … le sigh …

    • I don’t understand *Dances*

      Because of you, I think about BGC every time I saw that phrase.

      Also the sibling all tried to stab Klaus after they woke up from their coffins. I believe some of them actually stabbed Klaus.

      Are you talking about 3.13 before Esther came in?

      Alexander was still alive? I thought Klaus had killed him.

      Maybe Rebekah thought Stefan would comfort her because he sees how bad it is to be Klaus’s sister. Some compassion. but no.

      If she thought that, than she’s an idiot. Can we get some smarts? Common sense? Ugh. He lied to her once, to get her to that dinner.

      Stefan is definitely a sociopath.

      The Spell, the witch they said she used her last breath to make the hunters.

      They said she was dying, not that the spell killed her. I heard there are Bonnie fans who think Bonnie’s going to end up like her: killed by the spell, when that’s not how Alexander phrased it.

      I feel like Elijah might no some Languages.

      *Side-eye.* But yeah, he used to seem like it. But eh.

      the three original friends hanging out with each other wouldn’t be interesting because there’s no hot main dude to play off of. rme.

      Ugh.

      I didn’t like that he pushed her, but it didn’t piss me off either. Why was she talking to him? Ugh.

      How did Bonnie get home?

      Delena probably dropped her off. She came with them.

      JP is Blond …

      Lol. Internalized misogyny, tbh.

      uh-oh I hear the smile in your voice, this ship is boomed.

      Hey! Lol.

      Everybody know’s preachers kids are the worst. April be getting it in the most.

      Lol.

      I knew the chances for his survival were slim. *Cries*

      • Are you talking about 3.13 before Esther came in?

        yes when all the siblings were stabbing Klaus

        I know Alex was dead, but he was propped up opposite the bed like he was watching her. Klaus stuck him on the wall so that when Rebekah woke up she would see him when he moved out of the way. WTF Klaus. Some one pointed out that he did the same thing with Katherine. He nailed her father* to the wall with a sword.

        Hey! Lol It’s true. You smile talked for Bamon and Beremy … so … facts (unless third times the charm?)

        Connor was too awesome for this world.

        • They weren’t stabbing him. They acted like they were going to, give him a taste of his own medicine, but then they decided that leaving him alone would be a better option. And then Esther came in.

          Some one pointed out that he did the same thing with Katherine. He nailed her father* to the wall with a sword.

          Wow.

          Ugh. I hope third time’s the charm.

          Oh Connor. *Cries*

  3. Klaus doesn’t have the self-respect to leave like that.

    It is like they masturbate to the sight of abused women.

    Why do these writers think that women *asking* to get killed or going to their death passively (Elena during the ritual) is a sign of strength? Is it because she is taking her punishment like a good girl?

    • It is like they masturbate to the sight of abused women.

      Ugh. I legit think they wrote those scenes with the mindset of, “Think of how much it will make the fans cry! These girls are so tragiiiiic!!!!”

      I don’t get it. I guess making them scream and fight like the victims they are would make it too obvious.

  4. I think Stefan would choose to be human again then regret it later or realize that it doesn’t solve anything for him – he would still be a monster/the same. But how are you guys talking this long about Stefan? There is barely anything there. I just want a break from the Salvatores

  5. My spec – The marks on the hunters bodies is a cure for vampirism but it is not a cure for vampires. It is a cure for the world – end of the vampire race and all that.

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