Remember when life was simpler and happier and I still had hope that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) was still alive? Yeah, me too. But those dreams have been dashed and maybe we can try to mourn this loss together.
Let’s bitch it out…
Okay. It is with a heavy heart that I’m writing this review. I swear, I had faith. And I kept the faith right up until the moment that emotionless-Elena (Nina Dobrev) lights the match that burns my beloved Jeremy’s body, not to mention my dream house, to the ground. I kept the faith even as Elena, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are walking away from the burning house. I had ideas; I had options; I had faith. But then – just to twist the knife a little bit deeper – we see Jeremy’s burning body, and his sketches going up in flames… as if I wasn’t crying enough already up to that point.
I mean… come on. Really?! We haven’t dealt with enough loss on this show? You have to take Jeremy from us, too?! It is like every minute that the show goes on, a little bit more of my faith is ripped from me. Every time I think I have it figured out about how Jeremy is going to come back to me, I’m reminded that he’s supernatural so the damn ring won’t work, or I’m reminded that his body is decomposing, or that I have to watch his body being BURNED, effectively ruining any chance whatsoever of Bonnie (Kat Graham) being able to bring him back.
I can’t handle the loss of another beloved character on this show. I didn’t think I would ever recover after the heart wrenching loss of Alaric (Matt Davis), but this one might be the last straw for me. I’m not sure how I can come back from this and love the show again. My spirit is weak.
What I can say with absolute certainty is that, for one brief, shining moment, I absolutely adore Nina Dobrev. As she is having her melt-down and throwing gasoline all over the house and her deceased (sob) brother’s body, I am sobbing right along with Elena. Even I began to wonder what the point of keeping this beautiful dream house is if it’s only filled with pain. I mean… wow. Standing ovation goes to Nina D. That is, if I could stand, clap and bawl all at the same time.
- I can’t be the only one who completely suspected Shane’s (David Alpay) story of how Silas miraculously healed them in the cave. So it comes as zero surprise that the Shane in Mystic Falls with Bonnie is actually Silas and the real Shane is near death on the island with Rebekah (Claire Holt).
- I get where this storyline is going, but really Damon? You tell Elena to take ‘the Damon approach’ and “turn it off”?? For someone who can’t admit that there even is a sire bond, he’s really taking it to extremes. He can’t just console her; he actually has to change her personality – which coincidentally makes her less like herself and more like him. Oh, but don’t worry, when Elena’s feeling better, he’ll just tell her to turn it back on again. Yeah sure. I can’t see any problems at all with this genius plan.
- Bravo Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola) for being better friends than Elena deserves. These two are so underrated and I just love them. They really fill out the circle of grief and add to my uncontrollable sobbing.
- I wish I didn’t know that Stefan and the lovely Dr. Meredith Fell (Torrey DeVitto) are married in real life. I find it hard to take them seriously in scenes together when I know that. So what should have been a very moving moment ends up with me sitting there thinking “I wonder how many takes it took for them to do this without laughing?” or “I wonder if they practiced this in bed at night before coming in to film the next day?” and other such inane things instead of paying attention to what they’re saying.
So that’s it. Jeremy’s gone. The Gilbert house is gone. The cure is gone. Bonnie is an idiot as usual and Elena has turned off her emotions. Can things get any worse?
The Vampire Diaries will return on March 14th at 8pm EST on the CW (Guess they can!)