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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Ghost World"

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For the first time in ages, The Vampire Diaries was a total bust this week. So we noted in our review of "Ghost World," and so Round Table panelists Matt Richenthal, Steve Marsi, Dan Forcella and Eric Hochberger detail here.

Agree with their takes? Disagree? Find them utterly hilarious? Weigh in now!

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What was your favorite scene from the episode?

Matt: Caroline brought her A game to a D episode. She cracked me up when she continually asked Bonnie if the dead witches were still around, and then she smacked some sense into Jeremy over the phone.

Steve: The last one. Regardless of how they got there, those cave drawings - and Alaric's dumbfounded expression looking at them - were pretty cool.

Dan: Elena finding Jeremy and Anna making out because it meant that Bon-Bon could finally drop that dead weight that is Jeremy Gilbert.

Eric: Damon's re-hashing of his Mason apology to Alaric. But, more importantly, Ric calling him on the bullshit. I know it's a lame scene by action standards, but when there's so many annoying ghosts run around and a lack of Forwood, I turn to my favorite bromance for entertainment.

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Are you sad Bonnie and Jeremy broke up?

Matt: No, because now it allows me to use this awesome pun: looks like Jonnie is off the spot now, huh, everyone?!?

Steve: Not really. Besides, now Bon-Bon will never smile.

Dan: See Question 1. I was sad that Bonnie was sad, but he doesn't deserve her.

Eric: Absolutely not! Like Dan, I felt like Jeremy doesn't deserve Bonnie. I get he's a tortured soul tormenting by the ghosts of girlfriends past, but if Matthew McConaughey could get past it, so should you. Besides, who cheats on their hot witch girlfriend with a ghost anyways. Not me.

Which returning ghost were you most happy to see?

Matt: Lexi, by default really. She's headed to 90210, as well, BT Dubs.

Steve: Grams. Jasmine Guy rocks, and this was the only visit from the great beyond that made any semblance of sense.

Dan: I wasn't really happy to see any of the main ghosts, so I'll say the tomb vamps that were there to wreak havoc on the founding fathers. At least they brought back a storyline that was interesting once upon a time.

Eric: Mason Lockwood! Not because I miss his character, but he rekindled a friendship that glues this show together. Go back to question number-one for further explanation. Closer runner up was, of course, Jasmine Guy. Anything even remotely resembling Dead Like Me always gets you bonus points in my book.

Which main character (Tyler, Katherine, Klaus, Rebekah) did you miss the most?

Matt: Sorry, but I'm gonna cheat and combine them all. They are all tied in to the main storyline on season three. Is it fine to take a break from the typical VD madness for a week? Absolutely. But my frustration here is that this break didn't even involve any main players, and was madder than usual! Slow things down to focus on one core relationship or something, don't speed the series up by tossing random ghosts at us.

Steve: Rebekah. See previous week's testosterone-fueled Round Table.

Dan: Klaus. The answer to that will always be Klaus for me. I didn't get to hear one "rippahh" this week.

Eric:Unless Rebekah was planning on showing up in a cheerleading uniform, I'm totally on team Klaus. That guy perfectly combines creepy and fun for me every week.

More random development: Lexi's detox skills, Damon's convertible ride, Mason's entire storyline or Jeremy's love for Anna?

Matt: Everything involving Mason was more confusing than Taylor Kinney's girlfriend's typical attire.

Steve: Amazingly, Jeremy's obsession with Anna, while a bit overblown considering they dated for like one week while she was alive, may have been the most believable of these options, since it was at least rooted in... something. I thought Stefan endured decades of misery and discipline to cure himself of his ripper ways with Lexi's help. Now there's an accelerated Detox program? Mason's reappearance still takes the randomness cake, however. He showed up to torture Damon (who somehow escaped that chair like nothing happened), then enlisted his help to go find a secret weapon to kill Klaus that he heard about on the other side, then vanished. Because ... he needed redemption? I trust the writers have a grander narrative in mind for the season as a whole, so I'll reserve some judgment. In the interim, though, it's hard to see this being done any worse.

Dan: Lexi's detox skills. Seriously, she just has these abilities all of the sudden? Okay... if she does, why wasn't Elena asking her what the heck she was doing, so she could attempt to do the same when Lexi left? I will be glad if another ghost never steps foot in Mystic Falls ever again.

Eric: Please, Damon has always had a nice convertible. Pick up your season 1 DVD. Now when Jeremy managed to fall head over heels for a former stalker he couldn't stand, that one will remain a mystery. Though we always want what we can't have. And I'm pretty sure ghosts fit in that category. Now, like Dan, I just want them to never show up again,

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Ha I knew Id prov "blake" and "stacey" were the same person!!!! Funny how they show up at the same time and now are both so defensive. Its sad that stelena fans (some) resort to this. Its Vampire Diaries not stefans diaries. Goodluck guys haha

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karinna: fuck off :) your anoying

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@karinna
babe this is VAMPIRE DIARIES, not dawsons creek, it may be the same producer but total different show!.the plot of the show was a normal teenaged girl falling in love with a not so normal boy and that was stefan ( go watch season 1 bonus features seriously!). yes delana may have there shity 5 second moments but it will end up being her and stefan!, and babe buffy and angel wernt meet to be it was always supposed to be her and spike.

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@karinna
if you havent noticed vampire diaries isnt like any other show so why would they copy another show with this end game bullshit, and in the books elena ends up loving damon and if its nothing like the books damon and elena wont end up together. and so what id ian is the highest paid actor what does that have to do with it. and when stefan and elena end up together the ending will be more than fucking lifting

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Jeremy and Anna dated for around the same time that Bonnie and Jeremy did, so if you believed her declaration of love at the end of last season then I don't see why you wouldn't believe Jeremy's this season.
Plus Jeremy and Anna slept together and she died while they were dating, so obviously he had feelings for her, go back and watch season one.
Bonnie is such a plot device it's not even funny, they need to give her something to do that isn't chanting magic. Plus, who doesn't understand that someone would not want to send the ghost of someone they loved away. AND WTF why was everyone like "MATT SENT AWAY VICKI HOW SELFLESS BEFORE YOU SENT AWAY ANNA" Matt had to send away Vicki since she tried to kill Elena, the only thing Anna was doing was re-connecting with someone she loved, I wish Jermey had pointed that out.
How come Elena's lack of concern for anyone aside from Damon and Stefen isn't the most random development, around last week she saw stefen murder two of her classmates and she's still all like "OH I LOVE HIM, HE'S ONLY A LITTLE LOST" he doesn't need saving he needs a stake to the heart.
That all being said, the ghost storyline ended perfectly for everyone so I am hoping it's done.

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Um considering the overwhelming fan support, Delena has endgame support alright. Its season 3, do you know anything about Williamson? He made Pacey/Joey endgame and it was DAWSONS creek. Endgame couple are rarely the starting pairing in these types of shows. Ian is the highest paid actor on the show and the show is obviously not following the books at all. Its nice to kno there are a few stelena fans left BUT don't get all cocky (Stace) because Buffy didn't end up with Angel either and Williamson decided that also. Its a marathon not a sprint and delena is being built in a way stelena never was, a house of cards will fall. Besidez the underdog in love will finally get the girl in the end. Makes a fitting ending :)

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@yeah
thats a valid point but do you actually think damon has a chance?? i like damon and i like stefan but it will always be stefan, even when stefan is a dog to her she still wants him.

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@Stacey
You can't say it's damon's fault, that stefan's off the rails. And if u do, then we need to go even further back, to when tyler bit damon. So originally it's tyler's fault. Also damon has been nothing but supportive this season ( some minor details excluded). I get you are a stelena fan, but watch what you're saying, cause damon's awesome too. ;)

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Wasn't bad. Glad Bonnie ditched the Klingon. Thought he was going to kill himself in order to cross over with Anna. I really thought he was going to do that. Remember when he was going to kill himself so that the two of them could be vampire lovers forever? That happened, no? Anyhow, missed Klaus. Glad for the Forwood, Delena break but the put too much Stelena in it. Lexi... WTF? Glad to see The grandmother come back with the hint that there's a witchy cool storyline coming for Bonnie to get in the middle of.

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she may be torn between two brothers but its always going to be stefan babe so fuck off :)