'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?


When we have an episode of "The Vampire Diaries" that's particularly heavy on exposition, like last week's was, it's generally followed by a high-action, fast-paced episode, like this week's. The trouble is, I'm tempted to say that "Homecoming" had too much action. The rapid twists and turns coupled with nonlinear storytelling left us without much emotional resonance in scenes that should have been heartbreaking. I'm going to warn you all ahead of time... I didn't like this episode. This recap is much more critical than fun, so if that's not your thing, feel free to click away! As usual, every single sentence in here is based on my own opinion and my own viewing experience. If your opinions differ, that's awesome, and I'd love to hear all about your thoughts in the comments section.Last fall we saw "Masquerade," where our heroes worked together and came off looking like pros. This week's episode was poised to...



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