'The Vampire Diaries' recap: The monster's heart is the worst part


This week's episode of "The Vampire Diaries" showcased some characters that have been backburnered lately -- specifically, Bonnie and Tyler. It's no secret that I don't love the way Bonnie is written on this show. Kat Graham is fantastic, but the writing for Bonnie is uneven and the emotional consequences of her stories tend to be swept aside in favor of using her as a plot device.This episode went a long way toward giving her some history and some depth, though, which was a relief. It was also nice to see her and Elena spend some time focusing on human emotion and what those emotions mean outside the realm of their supernatural civil war.We also saw some definite movement when it comes to the central love triangle of the show. Most importantly, there was finally some clear acknowledgement that it is a triangle, in a powerful and heartbreaking scene between Stefan and Elena. Hit play,...



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