'The Vampire Diaries' - 'Fool Me Once' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 12th 2010 2:15PM
(S01E14) "Spirits talk, Mr. Salvatore, and so does my granddaughter. You are no friend to us. Now get off my porch." - Sheila to Damon
Well, finally! Finally we get to that darn tomb and see what's in there (lots of scary souls). At the beginning of this episode, I was going to complain about how 'The Vampire Diaries' has been a lot of talk and not much action lately. But at least we got the tomb scene, and Sheila's awesome witch powers. Still ... is it just me, or has the show leveled off a bit on the excitement factor?
One thing I liked is that when all was said and done, and Damon still didn't have Katherine out of the tomb (did we even see her down there? I need to run the DVR back), that Elena hugged Damon and told her she was sorry. There really is something between those two, and whether it's just because she looks like Katherine or something else, they do have a connection. But Elena seems no-nonsense enough to not fall for Damon's charms. Maybe.
Then again, when she asked why he didn't read her thoughts in Atlanta, he said, "I didn't compel you in Atlanta because we were having fun. I wanted it to be real." Hmmm...
I believe there's just one more episode of this season, which airs March 25, so it'll be interesting to see how things end up. It looks like we're not done with that tomb quite yet. Didn't you expect to see a bunch of souls let loose out of there? That didn't happen, but maybe that's how the season finale will end, leaving a big cliff-hanger for season two.
I would love it if that happened and all hell broke loose in town. At this point, 'The Vampire Diaries' doesn't have a huge "I've gotta see this!" factor for me, and I hope they ratchet up the writing and action to be more in line with something like 'Supernatural' or 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'
And there's still the whole werewolf contingent. I'd like to see more of that, but maybe that's coming down the line. Still plenty of stuff to explore in the show -- werewolves, the witches, and Elena's heritage, to name a few. Those of you who've read the books, I'd love it if you'd post in the comments about some of the things they could include in the TV series.
What about you? Do you like where the story is headed? Need more action, less talk?