Review: The Vampire Diaries - 162 Candles
by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 6th 2009 2:08PM
(S01E08) "It's not every day a guy turns 162 years old." - Lexi to Stefan on his birthday
What?! Nooooo! They keep bringing in these great characters and then killing them off! Hopefully, they're just stashing the bodies somewhere for a mass resurrection at some point. And, by the way, I totally did not see that coming.
The Vampire Diaries started out great and continues to get better each week. It's so beautifully dark and gloomy. I love the Salvatore's gothic digs, and Stefan is showing considerable restraint at not offing his bad, bad brother Damon.
Arielle Kebbel was fantastic as Stefan's ancient bff Lexi; so fun and strong. The whole incident with the sheriff grabbing the wrong vampire at the bar and then Damon putting his "diabolic" plan into place by killing Lexi to "save" the sheriff made me love/hate him even more And how clueless is Sheriff Forbes? I mean, come on. If anyone was a vampire in that bar, it was Damon. Just look at him.
And yet ... "We have to consider that the vampire may be walking around in the middle of the day right in front of us," she said. If vampires were so well-known back in the day, it seems like there would be plenty of records or archival stories about the Salvatores, right?
And I'm sure whatever he did to Jeremy when he erased his memory is also part of Damon's diabolical plan. Hmmm ... how can Jeremy being an upstanding kid who doesn't do drugs and does his homework be a benefit to Damon? Time will tell.
It was interesting that Elena wasn't the least bit freaked out by Bonnie's ability to raise the feathers. I guess once you learn there are vampires in town, nothing much shocks you anymore. I did really like that scene, though, and it will be interesting to see whether Bonnie uses her powers for good or evil.
A few quotes:
"It's true, Elena. Everything my gram told me is true ... I'm a witch." - Bonnie
"I'm just jealous of your restraint." - Lexi, after Stefan turns down her human blood stash
"I took away his suffering." - Damon to Elena, when asked what he did to Jeremy
"You saved my life. Now I'm sparing yours. We're even." - Stefan to Damon, after staking him and missing his heart
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