The Vampire Diaries 3.18 "The Murder of One" Review

Plans never quite go the way they want them to on The Vampire Diaries and "The Murder of One" was no exception. The plan to kill the Originals might not have been perfect, but this was a terrific outing after last week's unsatisfactory affair. The season 3 endgame might not be as clear as the two previous seasons, but it definitely feels like the pieces are coming together beyond 'let's kill the Originals,' especially after the new revelations from this episode.

"Oh, Elena Gilbert, savior of the cursed and the damned."

Caroline (Candice Accola) sums up Elena (Nina Dobrev) rather well with the statement above, after Elena tries to reason that Alaric (Matt Davis) is not at fault for the murders he has committed, murders that unfortunately include Caroline's father. This attitude of never giving up on people is a consistent part of who Elena is and while this is often a positive thing, it is also an issue in terms of her romantic entanglements. One person that Elena has refused to give up on this season is Stefan (Paul Wesley) and while he isn't quite back to being well adjusted Stefan, he is nearing that point and this could be a perfect time for the two to reconcile. Of course it isn't that simple and nor should it be after everything that has happened, but that still doesn't stop a declaration of love from both Stefan and Elena. This declaration unfortunately also comes with a Damon (Ian Somerhalder) shaped white elephant in the room and Elena can't deny that she has feelings for both Salvatore brothers now. Read More...


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