For the first time ever, an abridged TVD review focused solely on Bonnie’s scenes. This won’t be a pretty listening experience seeing as I was disappointed from beginning to end. In short, “Why did Bonnie’s scenes happen the way they did?” And is the amnesia a ploy to get Bonnie to switch teams on herself?
Quotes of the Podcast: “Who can stop Bonnie? Who can stop the person who makes everything happen? Only Bonnie can stop Bonnie. And the thing is, I’m guessing that the writers don’t actually plan on dropping the veil and having all these characters back. They don’t plan to. So how the heck are they gonna keep the veil from dropping if Bonnie, the one who makes everything happen, thinks it’s doable, plans to do it, because everyone will just come back? […] Only Bonnie can stop the veil from dropping, so take away her memory.”
“Her actions and the stuff she wants to do are unacceptable to me as a viewer and as a fan of this character if she only ‘cares’ about Jeremy. That’s less than what she felt for Sheila! Caring? She only ‘cares’ about Jeremy? […] I mean if you just ‘care’ for someone who just died then that sounds like a death that you can get over. What the hell is triggering her to make her want to bring down a freaking veil if she only ‘cares’ about Jeremy? That shit is unacceptable. And it’s so like Julie Plec.”
“She didn’t fail to protect Jeremy. Because let me tell you what that dialogue says, what that dialogue does: […] This line positions Bonnie as Jeremy’s protector, and that’s it. […] Them writing that line ignores that Bonnie had been going through something. She was in the vulnerable position, and Jeremy was looking out for her. This line dehumanizes Bonnie for me. […] It erases Bonnie’s vulnerability and puts her back in the role of protector, savior, the one who’s always supposed to be on top of it, the one who doesn’t have any weaknesses, the one who’s not allowed a break. [Jeremy] prioritized her experience, the hallucination that she just had, she was freaking emotional; he prioritized her and told her to take a load off and that he would work to get them out of here. That line erases Bonnie’s experience as a human being and puts her in the position of soldier and guard, someone who is infallible, who has no weaknesses.”