Tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries was easily the best of the season. As much as I love good-guy Stefan, there’s something about bad-boy Damon that is so damn appealing. Tonight we got to see a bit of Damon with his defenses completely down: heartbroken that the love of his life, Katherine, was not in the tomb that he tirelessly worked to open. From his break down in the tomb to his lingering gaze into the fire in the last moments of the episode, Damon aka Ian Somerhalder stole the episode for me. Ian is steadily becoming one of my favorite actors on television. I loved his work on Lost and his performance in The Vampire Diaries is wonderfully creepy, comedic, and powerful.
Okay, so the things that were awesome in this episode (other than Damon Salvatore): 1. SEAN FARIS. I haven’t seen him in anything since the short-lived Reunion, which I loved. 2. Grams dying. Call me a bitch, but I found that old lady extremely irritating. 3. The interaction between Damon and Elena. I get that Stefan and Elena are soul mates…yadda yadda yadda. But there’s no denying the sexual tension between Damon and Elena. When he fastened the necklace back on her neck…yeah, that was hot.
Things that weren’t so great: 1. Sean Faris dying. Really, CW? Only two episodes? Lame. 2. Jeremy and Anna getting it on. He could do so much better. 3. Ben getting so jealous when Jeremy kissed Anna. He could do so much better, too.
Hurry up March 25. I need my vampire fix.
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