You know, I’m not sure if I should thank the show for lobbing up these softballs for me to use as titles, or if I should be lamenting the lack of a challenge. Probably the former. I’m lazy.
Man, you guys. In spite of a failed plot to bring Bonnie back, I am not crazy about how this season is going now, and I actually thought the writing in this episode was … pretty terrible. I know. I’m as shocked as you are. I understand that there are going to be episodes that are just info dumps, but there was SO MUCH of that here, and it was all clunky as fuck. Shit like, “Damon would never put anyone’s life before me!” and “Oh, Stefan, your instinct has always been to protect me!” or “Have you never met me? I, Bonnie, Bonnie who is dead, would never let my friend, Elena, suffer! I’m dead!” And PLEASE let us not forget Ketsia’s weird half-story about the travelers. This show has always been so good at half-telling a story and misleading the audience, that for someone to come out and say they were doing that was … ugh. And EVERY SINGLE COMEBACK had the same tone. I think the only person it actually worked for was Damon, so the writer probably wrote most of it in his voice. Sigh. Tragic.
That doesn’t mean there weren’t parts that I enjoyed. They were vastly outnumbered, but they were there. Let’s do the bullets! Read the rest of this entry »