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The Vampire Diaries: Lost Girls

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 16th 2009 5:47AM
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
(S01E06) "Everything you know and every belief that you have is about to change. Are you ready for that?" - Stefan to Elena

And to finish that thought ... "I'm a vampire." So Elena knows now; no more speculating or wondering. My first thought was that Elena knows that Stefan is a good vampire. He even races to tell her: "I would never hurt you. You're safe with me." So why is she so freaked out? Because he's a vampire, of course, and who wouldn't be freaked out by that?

I'm loving The Vampire Diaries.

Ok, so I get that vampires never age -- I've watched Buffy and Angel and True Blood -- I'm somewhat vampire savvy. But what I'm wondering is why Elena is a dead ringer for Katherine. I missed an episode a few weeks ago, so maybe someone can fill me in on that (I'll catch up this week). I'm guessing it has something to do with the Gilbert watch and its powers, too.

Loved the whole thing about Damon wanting his ring back from Stefan. "What'd you Fed Ex it to Rome? Where is it?!"

So we got some more information, via Elena questioning Stefan:

  • He eats garlic. We knew this.
  • The sun isn't an issue because they have rings that protect them.
  • Crucifixes? Decorative.
  • Holy water? Drinkable.
  • Mirrors? Myth.
  • Animal blood keeps him alive; Stefan doesn't feed on humans.
  • Forcing Damon not to do something is more dangerous than letting him do it. He was feeding on Caroline, but he used mind control so she didn't know what was happening to her.
  • The residents of Mystic Falls used to be aware of vampires, "and it didn't end well for anybody." That's why it's important that Elena not tell anyone.
  • The necklace Elena wears contains Vervain, which protects her from vampire powers; Stefan tells her she should never take it off, so that she'll always be free to make her own choices.
  • Stefan's been 17 years old since 1864. It appears that Katherine turned both he and Damon (from what I could tell), and tried to use mind control so they'd keep the secret from each other.

Stefan may be noble and fine, but Damon is a really fun character, and darkly sexy with his blood-swapping foreplay and all. I didn't really see him turning Vicki, but they're sort of perfect for each other in their own damaged ways. Last week, I said I wouldn't mind if Damon killed Vicki because she was so annoying. But I really felt for her this week, being turned and having to move forward with that. I wonder if she'll be ticked at Damon or drawn to him.

Elena says she can't be with Stefan? I bet she'll come around.

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But what I'm wondering is why Elena is a dead ringer for Katherine.

They just be copying Dark Shadows where present day Victoria Winters resembled Josette duPres from the past. And their flashbacks to 1790 were way better VD's and when Victoria time-travelled to the past the present day Collins family descendants played their ancestors which was way cool.

October 22 2009 at 4:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

(Maybe we shouldn't use "VD" to abbreviate the show)
I thought Damon was going to finish Vicki off, but the fact that he changed her was a great surprise. I think Elena will just need some time and then we'll see her get back with Stephan.

October 16 2009 at 1:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm loving this show; it's the perfect fix while I wait for True Blood to come back. VD has a lot of vampire elements that I love, plus some good acting. Damon makes me laugh with his evilness, but I think that we're slowly learning that he's not all evil -- he didn't kill Vicki and he saved Stefan. (And turning Vicki into a vampire isn't "evil" to him -- I think he's too far removed from humanity to understand anymore the sanctity of life.)

I also like Stefan and Elena's relationship and agree that she'll come around. Learning your boyfriend is a vampire and 160+ years old would be a big pill to swallow for anyone; once she gets over the shock, I think she'll be ready to take him back.

October 16 2009 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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