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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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well we are already moving through season 3 and ive seen delena kiss once???

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Some of these Stefan/Elena comments here really make me laugh. It was pretty clear from the very start of season 1 that the show would be about Elena being torn between both brothers - if you can't see that, then some people really need to work on their critical thinking skills.

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i totally agree with you, stefan is so much better then him, he just wants to try and replace his brother, his not even trying to help him get his shit back together, has he forgotten that stefan would not be in this place if he didnt save damons fucking life, and then he goes and hit on stefans love of his life,

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Stacey I agree stefan and Elena are the show, Damon needs to Fuck off with his mullet and go for another girl you can't do that twice to your own brother, Stefan had her first so move on already and Stefan and elena are made for each other Elena is just using Damon coz she's horny without Stefan, Stefan is a good bloke and it will always be him

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hi blake, you remind me of stefan a little, and we have never meet, how weird.
any way i agree with you, the writters didnt even tell us, where katherin was and even if she was alive, they have to bring michael in it and acutally talk about him, not just talk about him a little, we dont even know they story about him, and why he kills vampires when he is one!, they could of done that this episode, also jeremy is pissing me off, for f*uck sake anna is dead move on!, your with a powerful witch now, and i hope stefan gets back to normal, i do like him bad it make him very sexy, and im happy there was no delena scenes this episode they piss me off, elena didnt piss me of that much this episode im still rooting for stelena, they make the show, and the ending scene with elena snd stef showed they was hope!....VD FOREVER

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It was an alright episode though the worst out of all , I recon the writers are moving way to fast they need to slow down and focus on a couple story lines not 10. They should of brought Michael in it a bit later especially if they don't focus on him in the following episodes and I agree they need klaus in it he brings an edge to TVD and Bonnie and Matt better not get together, they need to piss Matt off his boring and useless I get that his the only human but man his boring, and Caroline is hot as ever. So please writers slow down

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It was good to see Annie and her Mum together so sweet!!
It might have bben a slow ep for some people but it still packs a punch.
Is Stefan still going to be bad?

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This is the only episode I've ever really disliked. No delena, forwood and so much "b" and "c" rated characters in a childs ghost world. Damib and Masin were hott but the storyline was once again silly. Where was Tyler and Rebekah? I miss Elijah and even Klaus. What a damn waste

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Dan's idea was the best.
Love the "rippah"!!!!

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 7 Quotes

Elena: That's what they call it?
Jeremy: That's what Anna calls it. There's not an official brochure or anything.

Greetings, blondie. Witchie.

Damon

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 7 Music

  Song Artist
Changing 1 Changing The Airborne Toxic Event iTunes
Song Hitchhiker Empires
Come on come on Come On, Come On Michael Johns and The Ontic iTunes
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