The Vampire Diaries

The Originals 405 Recap “I Hear You Knocking” #TheOriginals

The Originals 405 Recap “I Hear You Knocking” #TheOriginals

Klaus and Marcel are having a mean case of daddy issues, egged on by the Hollow’s hallucinatory taunts. Freya and Keelin are suddenly making googly-eyes at each other, and despite the fine performances, I don’t buy it.

Episode grade: 8
 

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The Vampire Diaries 816 Series Finale Recap “I Was Feeling Epic” #TVD #TVDforever

The Vampire Diaries 816 Series Finale Recap “I Was Feeling Epic” #TVD #TVDforever

The Vampire Diaries comes to an end after eight amazing years. Because Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec care about their fans, it’s a beautiful, rewarding finale. Episode grade: 10. (Actually, can I give this one an 11?)
 

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The Vampire Diaries 815 Recap “We’re Planning a June Wedding” #TVD

The Vampire Diaries 815 Recap “We’re Planning a June Wedding” #TVD

In the penultimate episode of #TVD, it’s the wedding that wasn’t really meant to be. And the specter of Katherine looms over the town, but it’s Matt’s crappy mom who will bring the house down. Episode grade: 10.
 

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The Vampire Diaries 814 Recap “It’s Been a Hell of a Ride” #TVD #KilltheDevil

The Vampire Diaries 814 Recap “It’s Been a Hell of a Ride” #TVD #KilltheDevil

This week continues the glorious journey to the series finale. Goodbye villain of the year, welcome back villain of the century. Best of all, the show’s creators clearly understand what a gift Chris Wood is, so they let us enjoy one more beautiful episode of Kai Parker’s charismatic villainy. TVD, I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave.

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The Vampire Diaries 813 Recap “The Lies Will Catch up to You” #TVD #FreeCaroline

The Vampire Diaries 813 Recap “The Lies Will Catch up to You” #TVD #FreeCaroline

In the midst of a somber story confronting Stefan’s many sins and Bonnie’s desperate grief, Kai’s return adds much-needed levity, thanks to Chris Wood’s natural gift for comedy.
 

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The Vampire Diaries 812 Recap “What Are You?” #TVD

The Vampire Diaries 812 Recap “What Are You?” #TVD

Kai is back! Chris Wood’s listing in the opening credits is enough to get me excited this week, even through the missing-Enzo fog. He’s not the only returning cast member, as we wind down to the end of this show. The recently deceased Sirens are here in flashbacks, and Bonnie’s mom blows through town to make tough decisions in her daughter’s best interest. 

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The Vampire Diaries 809 Recap "The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch" #TVD #WhenDamonKnew

The Vampire Diaries 809 Recap "The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch" #TVD #WhenDamonKnew

The Salvatore Brothers’ Mystical Murder Tour returns to Mystic Falls in time for the Miss Mystic Falls pageant. Soulless Stefan is calculatedly cruel, defiant Damon is rebelliously relentless, and constant Caroline is sorrowfully steadfast.

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The Vampire Diaries S8, Ep. 8 "We Have History Together" #TVD

The Vampire Diaries S8, Ep. 8 "We Have History Together" #TVD

Welcome back for the second half of TVD’s final season. The good news is, Damon’s back to being the less evil component in the Salvatore brothers’ murder-death-kill world tour. The bad news is, we’re not shut of the Sirens just yet. More bad news: Bonnie, Enzo, and Alaric aren’t in this episode…but at least that means they’re safe, and in the case of Bonnie and Enzo, even happy.

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The Vampire Diaries 807 Recap The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You #TVD

The Vampire Diaries 807 Recap The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You #TVD

The tour of Damon being a jerk this year continues, and the weird morality of TVD makes another bizarre statement about how mass murder is maybe not so terrible, as long as it’s not on a holiday…what?!?

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The Vampire Diaries 806 "Detoured on Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell" Recap #TVD

The Vampire Diaries 806 "Detoured on Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell" Recap #TVD

Well, this week was a whole lot of holy crap!, somewhat undercut by the preview for next week, but what can you do…in the Internet age, there’s no such thing as a surprise anymore.

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The Vampire Diaries 805 Recap "Coming Home Was a Mistake" #TVD

The Vampire Diaries 805 Recap "Coming Home Was a Mistake" #TVD

Damon continues on his quest to make his life so crappy that he won't terribly mind going to hell. Or something. Bonnie and Enzo are back at the cabin to reconnect...Enzo to his humanity, that is. Tyler gets two funerals, because Damon has zero respect for this solemn occasion. And the Sirens are totally in charge this week, running circles around our heroes.

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