The Vampire Diaries 3.20 "Do Not Go Gentle" Review

Big dance events are generally high on the danger list in Mystic Falls and the Decade Dance is one of the most perilous as the past two seasons of The Vampire Diaries has shown us. This is an eventful night and despite the previous occasions these characters still attend and organize the event with such gusto that you would hope that one of these times there won't be death and destruction. Last season at the 60s dance Alaric (Matt Davis) was possessed by Klaus (Joseph Morgan), but unfortunately for our favorite history teacher it looks like this will be an even worse night and he didn't even get to go to the dance this year.

The Alaric story was front and center of tonight's episode but the tragic resolution was not one that I would have predicted, even though the writing has been on the wall for this character after this whole evil alter-ego plot (and Matt Davis landing another show). Alaric is of course more than a history teacher; he is a friend, a guardian and a drinking buddy. He has been there for Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) in some of their lowest moments and so it is understandable why they are both devastated by these turn of events. Alaric is yet another guardian that they have lost in a considerably short amount of time and there isn't a likely candidate to fill this hole that Alaric has left behind. Elena ends up sobbing on Stefan (Paul Wesley) and he reminds her that despite feeling alone in this moment she does still have him and Jeremy opts for a very Alaric reaction and has a drink with Matt (Zach Roerig). Jeremy's single man tear in this scene was all kinds of perfect and tragic. Read More...


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