On the very anti-climactic mid-season finale of TVD, Carol Lockwood and the twelve Hybrids died. That’s it. Jeremy won’t try to kill Elena anymore, and Shane’s still mysterious. That’s it. Olu, a guest co-host, and I take another crack at the nonexistent TVD witch mythology to work out the specifics of possessions, ghosts, and the universality of spells. Plus, we discuss the characters’ progression so far in the season.
Quotes of the Podcast: “Tyler’s story deserved a better payoff than this if it was going to climax in the mid-winter finale. What kind of climax was this? All of this happened just so he could fail? […] I’m just left asking why. Tyler literally got nothing done. I don’t think there’s been a character on this show who has failed so spectacularly at getting what they want.”
“Another problem with comparing the Hybrids to slavery is that the whole basis of the [sire] bond is gratitude.”-Ayaan
“You know who would have to be Silas to make up for [Shane not being Silas]? God. I can’t think of an actor they could cast who would make up for Shane not being Silas. Unless they made Silas Black, and they cast Aldis Hodge. But they’re not gonna do that. Black guy the most powerful guy on the show?”-Olu
“I did like that this bond between Jeremy and Bonnie is kind of like the opposite of the bond, the sire bond, between Damon and Elena, because Damon and Elena’s bond restricts her choices, while, as a result of his bond with Bonnie, [Jeremy] has choice.”-Ayaan