'The Vampire Diaries' recap: The Dinner Party

I will not mourn Elijah. Because I refuse to believe we've seen the last of him. Producers have said in the past that they loved the character (and Daniel Gillies' performance) so much, they found themselves making it harder and harder to kill an Original. (They weren't lying!) But it paid off in this episode, which had tons of tension as Damon plotted to off Elijah at his dinner party, and Elena neglected to reveal all relevant information about the procedure detailed in old Johnathan Gilbert's journals at once. We now know that Elijah will rise again if the dagger is removed, so the question is: how soon will that happen? In the meantime, let's dig in.

So Elena started reading Johnathan's journals and found out that Stefan had taken revenge on the founding families for what he thought they'd done to Katherine. He attacked Johnathan, but he lived to write another day. We know vampires have superspeed, do you think they are speed readers? If so, she should have let Stefan skim it first. He wanted to tell her the truth, and so he did. He was worse than Damon. He felt so guilty about killing his father and making Damon become a vampire that he turned off the human side of himself and turned on multiple ladies. Was it just me, or did they seem to be enjoying being bitten a lot more than most people on this show? Damon, it turns out, was the bore back then. He didn't want to draw attention to themselves. They had to be more clever than that, he said. He wanted to live, and if Stefan was on a suicide mission, he wasn't going to watch. He'd leave town. Read More...



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