They’ve killed Elena’s last family member. And for what? For what?
To highlight how sad her life is? How tragic? To what end? What happens next?
This was a good episode for Elena and Nina did a great job. The thing is that I don’t care to see anything past this. What is after this? Her thing with the Salvatores? Because she doesn’t have anymore family. Not only that but despite what people say, she’s not actually here for her friends. So if Jeremy is truly dead or since Jeremy is truly dead, then….what? Where is Elena’s humanity going to be?
I’ve never been here for the show killing off Elena’s family. I’ve never seen the upside/bright side/point to it. This show kills her family off like it’s sport. After Jenna and John died, did she really need to lose any more people?
After Alaric died (I don’t care about him, but she did), did she really need to lose anymore people?
I’ve watched shows where the protagonist loses people. It’s not new to me. But it’s always meant something. I’ve always seen the point. I don’t see the point here! I haven’t seen the point since season 2! None of those deaths have changed Elena’s life in any kind of way. What did she do that was soooo different after John and Jenna died on the same day? What did she do that was soooo different after Alaric died?
I’m used to the protagonist losing a family member. It’s a trope, really. I’m not, however, used to it not mattering. And it doesn’t matter on this show.
Kudos to them, though, for letting Elena react to Jeremy’s death. It’s the longest she’s reacted to any of her family’s death since…..well since ever, imo. And it’s good that they let her react. Considering they’re going to move on from it next episode by making her switch everything off and party and bullshit.
Next up is Qetsiyah:
She created the other side? Like Olu told me: Qetsiyah and Silas get more powerful every single time their story is told. Every time!
Was Qetsiyah human? The writers aren’t writing her like she was human. They’re writing her like she’s a myth. Like you know how some greek gods exist pretty much to explain why the earth works the way it does or why nature works the way it does?
That seems to be Qetsiyah!
“Hey, where does The Other Side come from? Why does it exist?”
“Well honey, once long ago, there was a woman named Qetsiyah. *Insert story about Silas/Qetsiyah/woman here.* And from that day on, we’ve had The Other Side.”
- Qetsiyah created the other side.
- No one stopped Qetsiyah from creating the other side.
- What the hell?
And that’s the thing. “What the fuck?” Because you can’t just say that Qetsiyah created the other side. You have to tell me WHAT existed before then. You MOST IMPORTANTLY have to tell me WHY no witch stopped Qetsiyah. I’m talking about dead witches.
Because no, you can’t make me watch Bonnie suffer because of rules, rules, rules, and then tell me Qetsiyah did this thing without infraction.
They won’t even say that Qetsiyah was able to do it because there were no rules at the time.
No, they just say it and leave it because at this point Qetsiyah isn’t a real person so much as a tool to keep the story moving forward and make it grander and grander.
Does this lady still sound real to anyone? To me, this is akin to the writers telling me exactly how old the vampire species is. I now know exactly who created the other side. And it was this one person. Two thousand years ago. That’s too much information.
Why would bringing the veil down bring make everyone come back to life? THEY’RE DEAD! THEY’RE OVER THERE BECAUSE THEY’RE DEAD!
And ya know what else? The veil WAS brought down once, and guess what! Everyone came back.
BUT THEY WERE STILL DEAD!
And they did say that just dropping the veil will bring these people back to life. When that’s not how it worked the first time.
Also, Bonnie was able to bring the veil down with her regular magic. But keeping it down is soooo much of a stretch that she needs 36 deaths and Expression? O….kay.
I mean Bonnie in this episode was fine. I liked her reactions. She has that glassy look in her eyes now, and she apparently needs to be fixed now more than ever because she’s “out of her mind.”
Silas is a vampire, which is the opposite of what I wanted. He’s being played by David Alpay, which is good, but still doesn’t excuse him being a vampire. But SINCE he’s a vampire, I just realized something:
Here we have yet another vampire climbing on a witch’s back to get something done because they’re useless and can’t do anything.
And uh, may I ask why Silas is so invested in dropping the veil? Is that how he plans on bringing chaos to the world? Does he not realize that dropping the veil will mean Qetsiyah will come back to life, and she can just kick his ass all over again?
He’s not doing it for his grand love because she was human when Qetsiyah killed her, and according to Silas…she’s gone forevah.
When the house was burning and Stefan looked back, I wondered if they were going to say later that he actually rushed back and ran Jeremy’s body out of the house. Maybe that’s delusional of me.
But you’ll have to forgive me for being delusional because I’m watching a show that tells me that Fate and Oxygen had sex and made it so that Klaus survived being burned.
Oh, we saw Jeremy’s shoes on fire?
Yeah, we also saw Klaus’ entire body catch on fire.
JP got herself out of a done deal/impossible situation once. I’m just saying.
I won’t talk about that thing that was hugging Bonnie or the bullshit that was said about it.
Maybe I won’t quit. Maybe I’ll come back for episode 16 like an idiot even though I abhor this show with every fiber of my being because of nonsense writing like the one we got in this episode. Maybe.
But I needed to write this post.
Although the aforementioned thing makes my stomach churn, and I have no desire to watch Bonnie go through that and have it presented as kosher. Didn’t want to see Elena go through it, even though I grew to accept it, don’t want to see Bonnie go through it, because Bonnie isn’t Elena, and this crap has not been shoved down my throat since the pilot, forcing me to accept it. So maybe it’ll succeed in keeping me away.
And if I do quit, I’m glad I did after what I consider was a good episode for Elena that was well acted by Nina. Even if I’m quitting because of the type of writing decisions that allowed Nina to bring her A game.