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From 90% of the comments most people weren't exactly happy with this episode. Atleast half seem to hate the ghost storyline. Most missed characters etc are Delena, Tyler and Mikael/klaus etc. Oh and overwhelmingly let Stefan stay bad by choice for a while, atleast. Very few people seem to disagree with much of the above.

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I liked Anna and was glad to have her back.
And Stefan? I never was a fan when he was lovy-dovy. But now?
I've never found Stefan so attractive. I actually admire Paul Wesley's acting. Turning into Damon must be hard because well, Ian Sommerhalder just nailed the bad vampire part. But Stefan makes it believable while still remaining in character! Good job!

And now, this episode needed some Klaus (every episode needs some or a LOT of Klaus hahaha). That means I can't wait for next week!!

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I agree with the review. The ghost plotline was pointless and boring (why didn´t Jena show up?!), with just a few exceptions: a) Anna´s reunion with her mother, b) Mason forgave Damon and we could see that it touched him (even though he tries to hide his emotions). I don´t like the fact that: they didn´t show us what happened to Katherine and Michael, the absence of important characters (Tyler, Klauss, Rebecca), they didn´t need the ghost storyline to find a cave with inscriptions containing the clue to kill Klauss (I want to see the characters- Elena, Damon, Alaric and the others- working to find answers, researching information, reading, godamnit!) it was like a solution dropped from the sky and shoved down our throats and it doesn´t taste well when it´s done like that. We were presented with disarticulated situations, the story didn´t evolve from one point to another. I love this show and I know it can be better. This is what I´d like to watch:
1. Please don´t make Stefan the good guy again (at least, not yet), he´s far more interesting this way, plus it´s obvious that, to be nice he has to force it. But I want the compulsion (that Klauss put on him) to go away, so that he can be good or bad on his own choice.
2. I want Katherine "alive", I have this fantasy that she and Stefan could be together. I know, people always side with Elena to get either Damon or Stefan, but if Stefan decides to remain bad, he and Katherine would be a great couple. Let´s not forget that Stefan was the one Katherine loved.
3. It´s time to see Damon and Elena together, they got to hook up! They both have feelings for each other (even though Elena represses them), the chemistry is amazing and Damon´s personality evolved (naturally, without having to force it). This is season 3 and they haven´t even kissed, at least give us that and Elena has to want it.
4. I want to see Michael on action,
5. Elijah must return, before Klauss is wasted, I want to see the brothers resolving their issues,
6. I´m hoping for Tyler´s storyline as a hybrid to evolve, we haven´t seen much of it,
7. Finally, there are a few details to work on: stop calling Alaric "Rick", he has a nice name; if Elena is like a hybrids´ blood bank why isn´t Klauss back to colect?, Matt needs a consistent storyline, the relationship between Jeremy and Bonnie is boring (break it or fix it, just don´t keep it the way it is).
I know I sound judgemental but it´s like I said before, I love the series. The way I see it, a bad episode of The Vampire Diaries is better then most episodes of other shows! Can´t wait for next week!

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this episode was okay. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. It was great to see Lexi again, Mason is great eye candy, but I'm so over Anna. I love that Elena finally stood up for people this week. She may deal with supernatural crap 99% of the time but she's still a teenage girl who is ready to thrown down with the girl who hooked up with her best friends boyfriend! I think I still have lingering respect for the way she took down Stefan last week after he called her pathetic. Next week looks amazing!

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I completely agree with you. This weeks episode was a HUGE disappointment. We need to completely get rid of the ghosts and get back to the main characters and figure out ho wto kill Claus. Is Katherine really dead? Too many unanswered questions.

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Ghosts blow when they take physical form. No delena scenes, no Tyler or even forwood svenes and that sux. Stefan is better evil, don't bring him back so fast.

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Julie I completely agree with your post. Damons scenes were fab as always, the ghost stuff was lame. I missed Rebecca and Tyler also. Ohand no delena sucks balls

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I agree that the ghost stuff is way too boring for this great show but I did love Lexi coming back and showing Elena what she needs to do to get Stefan back. I hope he comes back very soon. At least he is locked up now and cannot hurt anyone until they figure out how to break the compulsion. Elena needs to keep fighting for him after everything that he has done for her and it was good to see that she is.
They should have shown what happened to Katherine and Michael, instead of all this ghost crap though. I really want to know.
The Damon and Alaric scene was stupid and lame. Alaric should not forgive Damon after he killed him. Also, I loved Damon being tortured cause he deserves it for sure.

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This episode wasn't that bad. The reason why I love Damon's character so much is because he deals with what he is in a really touching but yet never cheesy way. He knows (and we all kwnow) that he's a very human and sensitive person but he can't bring out this part of him because he's afraid to be vulnerable, to get weak and to have his feelings hurt. This constant struggle with himself is always enjoyable and funny to watch (the writers might be overusing this sometimes though). Seeing him admit that he would do anything to help his brother or that he has trust issues (thanks to Mason who could have been a great friend to Damon) or apologize to Alaric was cool.

The whole ghost storyline would have made more sense if they had brouhgt back Jenna too. It helped end up the unfinished stuff between Vicky and Matt, anna and her mum and Janna (i hope so, she got what she was looking for (mommy), right?) and it laid the ground for the coming original witch SL. The return of tomb vampires, Gram's and Lexi (I like her but still) was a bit random. Mason wanted redemption because he was somehow involved in Klaus's agenda to become a hybrid but what was the others excuse for coming back?

Stefan was compelled by Klaus to turn off his humanity and as Damon said in the beginning of the episode, nothing but Klaus' death can fix it so how on earth could Lexi help with that? and worse how can Elena? It reminded me of Caroline's dad trying to fix her or resisting Damon compulsion. If original vampire powers can be fouhgt off then we can't rely on any rules on the show. Those let down and confusing facts kind of ruin it for me.

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I actually totally agree with your review. TVD is my favorite show, but I didn't care for this ep, and have never been super excited about the season 3 ghost stuff.

I agree that those characters who came back all had their storylines, and they all ended... most of them in season 1! There is enough going on, and are enough new characters (ie. Rebekah) that I don't see why we have to dredge up the old ones. And why get invested in them, because we know they're gone for good after this one ep?!




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