The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Katerina"

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Katherine came across like an evil chef on this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries, relaying to Elena just what ingredients she needs in order to placate the world's most powerful blood sucker.

Yikes, huh?

With so much insight into this character's background, and so many ways in which it affects the present, our staff had a lot to discuss in this edition of The Vampire Diaries Round Table. We invite readers to chime in on the following topics...

What was your favorite quote/scene from the episode?
Matt R: Probably the sight of Katherine hanging herself. I had never considered one turning into a vampire via suicide in such a manner, but it made it clear just how manipulative and selfish Katherine can be, as the fact that she used Trevor and Rose came to light in that moment.

Steve M: I could choose any one of Ian Somerhalder's line delivers, but I loved this quote: "If you're setting me up in anyway, I will rip your heart out and shove it own your throat. Something I'm very good at."

Gabrielle C: I really loved the ending of this episode. We got to see the soft side of Katherine while she looked at the picture of her parents. She was always selfish, as her quasi motto states ("Better you die than I"),  but she obviously possessed a soft side at some point.


Do you believe everything Katherine shared?
Matt R: Yes, because I have faith in the show's writers and producers. It's fine to paint this character as a liar, but at some point, she has to be truly coming clean or else viewers will just tune everything she says out. The folks behind the series are likely aware of this and chose this episode to have Katherine finally reveal her evil hand.

Steve M: What reason would she have to be lying about wanting to college Elena, Tyler and company? I can't see any advantage this suppose lie would give her, so I'll assume it's the truth.

Gabrielle C: I want to... but nothing adds up. In the season premiere, she turned Caroline and gave Stefan/Damon a message: "Game on." She then used Caroline as a minion. Now, all of the sudden, Caroline was changed so she could be used as the vampire to be sacrificed. Seems like Katherine will say anything.

Is Luka working with his father?
Matt R: Definitely. It's a good warlock/bad warlock thing. The father gets too forward, the son apologizes, earns Bonnie's trust and then... I have no idea. Afraid to see what will happen from there.

Steve M: Because I don't know, I'll answer this question with one of my own: does Elijah really need a witch, as he had Slater call and claim to Rose? Can a warlock not be used to break the curse? Might he be deceiving Dr. Martin in some way himself in order to eventually use him as part of a spell? Okay, I guess that was three questions.

Gabrielle C: I don't think so. I doubt he knows anything about what his father is up to.

Which was the most impressive Nina Dobrev portrayal: as Katherine in 1490, Katherine in 1492, Katherine in present day or Elena in present day?
Matt R: We only got a brief glimpse of it, but Katherine in 1492. Think about it: the actress was playing the doppleganger of her current character, who was pretending to be British. That's like a copy of a copy of a copy. My head hurts.

Steve M: A tie between both present day versions. Why? Because so much of the episode was spent with Elena speaking ti Katherine and vice versa. This means Dobrev was often acting opposite a green screen, and doing an amazing job at it.

Gabrielle C: Katherine in 1490. Excellent acting by her in all four portrayals, but in the 1490 flashback she really looked heartbroken, and it was great to see Nina speak in her native language!

What actor should play Klaus?
Matt R: I made this joke in my review, so I think I still need to go with Mel Gibson. What creature would not be scared of him at this point?!?

Steve M: Charlie Sheen. Give Klaus some drugs and swipe his expensive watch and viewers will see an ancient vampire on a serious rampage!

Gabrielle C: I'd love to see Chace Crawford join this cast. I'm sure he could do evil well.

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Chace Crawford to play Klaus?! Hm, it is imposible for me to imagine him playing the role of an evil, powerful and dangerous vampire. I hope Luka doesn't know about his father's plans. I like the guy, though I don't want him to be with Bonnie. I want Bonnie with Jeremy


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Chair me up

2 things that i hated about this ep was damon's hook up with rose and the fact bonnie's friend's father is involved in sth with elijah. i mean, i hoped she'll get a good friend for once, to one who will be with her only to spy and cheat.. and that's what it looks like to be. ;

Anna maria

@JD Lively what don't you get? Isabel is Katherine's descendant. Elena is, like Katherine, a Petrova doppleganger, created by the witches who first made the spell so that it could be broken.


Oh and yeah... From my point of view, the chosen for Klaus role, would have to be british or at least know to talk with british accent. That puts me up by voting for David Tennant. Damn, i loved he's acting as Time Lord Victorious. It would be amazing!!!


Just to share some thought about the fact that Katherine may be lying for the thousand time. I just rewatched "Masquerade" and Kat's witch friend says "You want me to break the curse" when she asks why Kat wants the moonstone... Some thought that Kat could have told part of the truth for once ! I think we haven't seen the last of Bonnie's witch cousin !!!


You would thing that since katherine's heart was so broken for loosing her baby... she would want to protect elena beacuse Obviously elana is a Descendant to that baby, which makes her related to katherine. i have one question.. well i have a lot
but one that i still really dont get is how the hell can elena look like katherine if she is isobel and jhon's daugther
i mean damon turned isobel a long time after she had elena...
so it doesnt really show how katherine and isobel were conected at the birth...



Anna maria

@ paul that's true! edie's ex is so scary, he'd be perfect! coincidentally, he looks like and albino Julian Mcmahon.


I want Max Pirkis to play Klaus. He's a superb actor with a range and he was such an amazing little devil playing Octavian on HBO's Rome. He can do evil-with-well-blended-wise very convincingly, I'm sure.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 9 Quotes

Damon: She's in denial.
Stefan: Shut up, Damon.

Elena: The oldest vampire in the history of time is coming after me?
Damon: We're looking at a solid... maybe.

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 9 Music

  Song Artist
You always get what you want You Always Get What You Want Atomic Tom iTunes
Precious stone Precious Stone Pete Yorn iTunes
Amen omen Amen Omen Ben Harper iTunes