'Vampire Diaries' Recap: 'Do Not Go Gentle'

I want to commend Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson for their choice of episode title, but I have to say that I think Dylan Thomas would be rolling over in his grave. His famous poem, from which last night’s episode title comes, boasts the line: "Do not go gentle into that good night / Rage, rage, against the dying of the light." It speaks to grand themes, like resisting death, not just for one’s self, but for one’s family left behind. Clearly, this relates to what we thought would be Alaric’s death for most of the show (except if you watch the series at all, you’d know that something crazy would happen, like Bonnie getting possessed by Esther and feeding Alaric her blood so that he wouldn’t die but complete his transformation), and how Jeremy and Elena felt as his family. Except, Alaric decided to go gentle into that good night, and stayed in the tomb waiting for death. But Bonnie, that pesky, pesky witch, raged against the dying of the light. Read More...



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