Vampire Diaries Season 1, Episode 2: 'Night of the Comet' Review - Featured

Vampire Diaries 2nd episode, 'Night of the Comet' gave us the chance to get a better feeling for the seriously tumultuous past between Stefan and his brother Damon.



It also gave us some decent development on how they'll be able to keep it quiet for a while longer that there are two vampires in town.


But what didn't develop so much in this episode? Who Katherine was, why Elena looks exactly like her, why it had to be right now that Stefan returned to find this girl who looks exactly like the woman who broke his heart in the 1800s, and why all of us should care.


Yes, plenty happened in this episode with the Stefan and Damon conflict both about Damon's feeding and killing plus that there was a serious love triangle between the brothers and Katherine. But I feel as if the main plot of the back-story on Katherine and why Stefan is there wasn't developed at all and should have been.


We need to care a lot more about the point of the whole story before we can care about the day-to-day details of who's getting attacked, who's on drugs, etc.


I guess it only being the second episode, there's only so much that can be revealed, but I feel as if it's all happening too slowly because there's so much else happening while the basics aren't getting any explanation.


But besides that, I do like the Elena-Stefan relationship growing and I'm very interested to see how it'll happen that she discovers or he tells her that he's a vampire. I like that it hasn't been revealed that either Stefan or Damon are vampires to anyone yet as it seems in most other vampire shows and movies humans know pretty quickly making a very different dynamic than when it's kept a secret.


But... can it be a secret for much longer when Damon has left a number of dead bodies out in the woods, attacked Vicki and now apparently Jenna as well? Also, it seems that Stefan has a pretty serious struggle with keeping his desire to feed under control, so if something more happens with him being exposed to delicious human blood, that could be a problem. Not to mention the preview scene where it looks like Stefan and Elena get it on, only to be interrupted by her jumping away in horror!


I'm also curious about the deal with turning people on this show. It seems they're following the basic vampire rules of quick movements, not being able to enter a human's home without an invite, and not being able to be outside in the daytime without some sort of aid. So won't they have to address at some point where all the other vampires are, how they became vampires, and if they can, and do, turn people? I think Jenna would make for a pretty awesome vampire, so for that reason, I can only hope someone like her could be turned instead of killed or just feed on then glamored.


What do you think? Are you interested in any developments along the lines of creating more vampires or would you rather just stick to the Stefan-Elena and Stefan-Damon relationship focuses?

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Sep 18, 2009 3:34PM EDT

I was interested in the whole 'Uncle Stefan' that slipped from Stefan's "Uncle". Wondering if I heard it wrong or what he meant by it.

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Sep 18, 2009 3:49PM EDT

Answer to VMars4ever:I think Stefan's Uncle is not a vampire, which is why he called him Uncle Stefan, or maybe he is a vampire, but he was Stefan's nephew when turned, even though he looks older, cos as we all know, Vampires don't age.

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Sep 18, 2009 4:27PM EDT

but wasnt stefan with kathrine in the 1800's?

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Sep 18, 2009 8:20PM EDT

i think we just have to analyze this well.
here it is..
stefan's uncle is not his uncle..but his nephew.that's why he called stefan..'UNCLE STEFAN' because obviously..stefan in real life is sooooo old..:)they just tell everyone the contrary coz everyone in mystic falls might think they're crazy if stefan is the uncle and the other is the nephew...:p

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Sep 18, 2009 8:22PM EDT

he's not a vampire.

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Sep 19, 2009 6:45PM EDT

I am really suprised with how well this show has turned out. At first I thought it was a bit ridiculous but I'm getting hooked. I also like the character of Elana's friend (don't know her name) who thinks she is psychic. :P That will be cool to see how that changes Stephan's secret.
Also I agree! OMG I would love to see Jenna as a vampire. She does have the kind of vicious but nice mentallity, plus she wasn't afraid of Damon.
Am very excited for next week :)
p.s where did you see the previews for next week????

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