All is right in the world again. Emotionless Elena (Nina Dobrev) is finally gone, Bonnie (Kat Graham) is about to follow-through on a terrible plan, and Silas is still annoying. Things are as they should be in Mystic Falls.
Let’s bitch it out…
Who knew that all they had to do was kill Matt (Zach Roerig) to spare everyone (viewers included) Emotionless Elena? Too bad Damon (Ian Somerhalder) didn’t figure that out weeks ago because I, for one, could’ve happily gone without this entire storyline. However, let’s look at the positive side: it’s over! I will never complain about annoying Elena again because boy is she ever an improvement over Emotionless Elena (well…maybe I shouldn’t make any promises).
I have to admit that I expected this whole “torture Elena and try to scare her in to turning her emotions back on” plan to take much longer. I figured we were looking at a season finale cliffhanger at the very least. No one is happier than I am when she breaks down at the sight of her dead friend. And no, I’m not afraid to admit that I have a moment… or two… of panic wondering if Matt is really dead. They killed my Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), so clearly no one is safe. But I guess we need to make it through this season with one human cast member left alive!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Silas pretending to be different people over and over again, one right after the other, gets old really fast. I see the play the writers are trying to make – they want to create that frantic feeling of not knowing who is real and who isn’t. But it’s just annoying; every time it’s revealed that he’s tricking someone yet again it becomes that much less effective. Last week, he got on my nerves by pretending to be my main man Jeremy, and this week hepushes it too far when Caroline (Candice Accola) finally makes some progress with Klaus (Joseph Morgan)…only to realize that it’s not actually him. That is too much for me to handle. The sooner we get rid of this guy, the better.
I’m not entirely opposed to Elena’s new plan of killing Katherine (also Nina Dobrev). Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy the character, but what purpose does she serve? Katherine always just blows into town randomly, stirs things up a little bit and then runs off to parts unknown. She killed Jeremy (maybe this is where my real problem with her lies…) and has wreaked so much havoc on our band of misfits that I’m surprised someone hasn’t already killed her!
For Elena, Jeremy was the last straw and now that she’s got her emotions back, she’s going to channel all of the emotions she can’t deal with into this one singular purpose. If it were me, I would try to reconcile with my friends, maybe make a decision about the love triangle that’s been going on for years, or even start to rebuild my life. But hey, that’s me. Regardless, we know Katherine won’t go down without a fight, so I’m hoping this is where the show will start (once again) try to regain some of its magic.
- We all know how much I love Rebekah (Claire Holt) and the idea of her getting back into Matt’s good graces makes me excited. Matt is the only person that makes her want to be a better person and have a better life. Since she got screwed out of the cure last week, I just want her to have one thing that’s normal and happy. So, please Matt: give a girl a second chance and give her some lovin’!
- Even though I’m beyond happy to finally have normal(ish) Elena back, another part of me is dreading the fact that we are right back where we started: in the middle of a love triangle. Both guys still love her and are going to fawn over her, so now we will have to sit through another few episodes (at least) of a story we’ve seen for four entire seasons.
Are you happy that normal Elena is back and we don’t have to suffer through a boring Katherine redux any longer? Did you think Matt was really dead? What do you think of Bonnie’s ridiculous plan to open the gates anyway? Sound off below!
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8pm EST on the CW