It all comes down to the love of a woman in this episode of The Vampire Diaries. Will Damon (Ian Somerhalder) ever recover when he inevitably finds out the truth?
Let’s bitch it out…
Sigh. My heart is heavy tonight folks. I became so attached to a new character on this show that my enjoyment of him surpassed that of the series regulars. It rivalled my love for the one and only Alaric (Matt Davis) – coincidentally, Damon’s only other friend. And sadly, my new favourite character has met the same end as my beloved Alaric. I KNEW I should never trust the writers of this show. I KNEW they would betray me! But I digress. The real issue at hand is how Enzo (Michael Malarkey), the tortured, sarcastic and brilliantly witty, has met a tragic end at the hand of our hero Stefan (Paul Wesley).
Okay. I can’t be the only one who’s confused about Enzo’s death. Seemed to me like he kind of killed himself. Now how does one “kind of” kill themselves you ask? Well Stefan had him in a tough spot, there’s no doubt. And Stefan didn’t think Enzo could be saved. Enzo was going to set Stefan on fire and kill him. Another important point. However, in that last second, when Stefan was holding on to Enzo’s heart, trying to decide what to do, Enzo has a flash of brilliance (suicidal brilliance, but it worked for his bigger plan). He sees that Stefan and Damon will never recover if Damon finds out that Stefan killed his only friend. One who suffered countless atrocities with him over the span of five years. So it looked to me like Enzo took that choice away from Stefan and threw his body backwards, knowing it would result in Stefan’s hold staying firm on his heart. And that is how one “kind of” commits suicide in an attempt to bring pain and torment on to other people. I rest my case. Stefan isn’t entirely guilty. He was still thinking about it when Enzo took that choice away from him. Right?
My only hope to keep Enzo in my life is that this show never says goodbye to its guest stars. In recent weeks, we have had visits from Grams (Jasmine Guy) and Vicki (Kayla Ewell), both of whom have been dead since season one. So I’m keeping the faith here. Enzo plans on making life hell for the misfits of Mystic Falls and I will gladly endure their misery if it means my boy Enzo stays around for awhile yet. Plus, I know I’m not the only one who caught the reference to Alaric and Bonnie (Kat Graham) having to say goodbye to her friends on the other side. This can only mean one thing – returning guest stars. And if Matt Davis is among them, you can count this reviewer in. Nothing could keep me away.
- I am so tired of this “turn off the switch” BS. How many times have we seen this over the past five seasons. And I don’t know why they always immediately try so hard to bring the person back. They turned off their emotions. The entire point is that they don’t care anymore, and therefore don’t care about the pleas of the people they left behind. Besides, everyone knows it takes approximately half a television season, and a stint as a ripper, before the person finally taps back in and turns their emotions on. Geez.
- Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) eyes flashed black so many times that I couldn’t keep track of when it was him and when it was the traveller. At least when Matt (Zach Roerig) was inhabited by a traveller, he was a little more obvious about it. The past few seasons, Tyler has been a monotonous character, with very little range, so its hard to tell what’s Tyler and what’s not. Left a lot to be desired for the traveller storyline.
- Where the heck was my girl Caroline (Candice Accola) this episode? No mention of her at all, other than “you’re the only one unaccounted for”. Uhhh.. what about Tyler? He was unaccounted for. And in a town that’s being inhabited by travellers, Damon didn’t think it suspicious at all that she was unaccounted for? The only other person missing actually IS being inhabited by a traveller so I would think there might be cause to worry. But I guess Enzo didn’t need another hostage, and actually, his feelings for Caroline might have been able to stop his rampage so I guess she was better left out of the show this evening.
Who else was disappointed at Enzo’s demise? Are you also keeping the faith he will stick around somehow? What do you think will happen with the other side, and subsequently to Bonnie? Sound off below!
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8pm EST on the CW.