This episode is part review and part announcement of me taking an unofficial break from TVD. I’m joined by Cory, who feels that American Gothic was a filler episode.
Quotes of the Podcast: “I’m kind of stepping away from the show as far as my commitment to it. […]. I’m not gonna be as committed as I’ve always been to making sure I catch every episode so that I can do a podcast on every episode.”
“The fact of the matter is that Bonnie, I still love her; I still stan for her. Basically what I love about her mostly exists in my head now. Mostly exists in my head/ it’s stuff that aren’t totally relevant to her character anymore. […]. If what I love about Bonnie or the reasons I love Bonnie are mostly in my head now or mostly in past episodes, then what’s the point of watching the current episodes? That’s how I’m thinking about it. What’s the point of tuning in if the stuff that I love about her aren’t present and the stuff I want to see her do aren’t happening?”
“The problem with the episode is that, first of all Silas: I don’t think the characters are not acting in a way that would suggest that he’s a threat, because he doesn’t seem to be their priority right now. They keep saying that he’s dangerous, but all they think about is Elena, giving the cure to Elena, and there’s no sense of danger, because they don’t have their priorities straight.”-Cory
On Rebekah, “If these vampires were acting like vampires, maybe it’d be interesting for them to become humans. But considering two of her brothers are vampires, and she’s surrounded by enemies, basically, even if she doesn’t seem to realize it, if she became human she’d probably die right away. There’s no way you can survive in Mystic Falls if you don’t have some kind of special power.”-Cory