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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Into the Wild"

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The Vampire Diaries jumped "Into the Wild" this week, as viewers finally learned of Shane's real motives, we almost lost Caroline and Damon was introduced to a new member of The Five.

What did our Round Table panel of Matt Richenthal, Miranda Wicker, Steve Marsi, Dan Forcella and Leigh Raines think of the island-based installment? Find out below and then chime in with your thoughts...

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What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?
Matt: There was some solid dissing and even better dismissing this week. Klaus isn't worth the calories it takes Caroline to slam him? Elena agrees that Rebekah is "easy?" Forget fangs. The claws were out last night.

Miranda: This is hard since this episode was a bit of a letdown compared to last week. I'll go with Damon torturing Shane because I haven't trusted Shane from the moment we first met him and Damon hasn't either. Damon's instincts about things like that are rarely wrong.

Steve: Plenty of candidates this week. I'm going with the flashbacks of Shane and his dead witch wife, and Damon being taken down by another member of The Five, because both were completely out of left field and either explained or added new elements to the unfolding mystery.

Dan: Maybe I'm just a sucker for Claire Holt's smile, but my favorite scene was Rebecca and Stefan's heart to heart  I switch which 'ship I represent so often, it's about time I start heavily supporting what Rebecca and Stefan have going on. Good Lord, she's attractive.

Leigh: Guys, I almost fell asleep during this episode...and I'm an insomniac. Next question.

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Were you surprised by Shane's turn?
Matt: No, I'm more surprised by how this question is phrased. Shane's turn? Doesn't that imply he was once a good guy? Please. Who didn't see his selfish motives coming from... however many miles away Mystic Falls is from the coast of Nova Scotia.

Miranda: No, not at all. He's just not someone that has ever shouted "I'm a good guy! You can trust me!" The fact that he would bring them to the island and plan to kill at least one of them isn't surprising at all.

Steve: LOL @ question. Surprised at some of the circumstances, maybe, but not that Shane's shadiness was confirmed in general. It was just a matter of when and how.

Dan: The creepy professor turned out to be up to no good? Who woulda thunk it?

Leigh: No, he's had a creepy vibe since day one. Ugh, get rid of this guy. Not only is he a creep, he's taught Bonnie magic that could kill her - and he's given us one of the most boring storylines in years.

Should Damon take The Cure?
Matt: No offense to the human race and all (go Team Homosapians!), but why would any vampire take the cure?!? They can live forever. They can have incredible sex. They never need to worry about sunburn. You want children? One phone call to an adoption agency and one compulsion and... BAM! You're a parent.

Miranda: I'm torn on this one. For a completely noncommittal answer, I think Damon should take it if Damon wants to take it, but shouldn't take it because Elena or Stefan, or anyone else, are trying to pressure him into it. Not that pressure exactly works with Damon. His "existential crisis" moment from The Vampire Diaries Season 1 was a huge moment for his character. I think he wants to be human just as much as the rest of them, but he's incredibly scared of going back.

Steve: Miranda should consider a career in politics after that very intelligent-sounding non-answer. I say no. He's a vampire with depth, but a vampire through and through. I can't envision him rejoining us humans the way Stefan longs for it. Side note: How does one "take" the cure? Is there an unlimited supply for whatever "it" is? How do they know it's not a one-and-done kind of thing?

Dan: And risk Elena not being in love with him anymore? Would you?!?

Leigh: No! But something tells me he might be forced to take it or take it by accident. Vampire Diaries spoilers say something controversial is going to happen and I have a feeling it's going to happen to Damon, which sucks. Damon makes a great vampire, he just does. It's who he is.

Are Klaus and Caroline meant to be?
Matt: No. Relationships that are based on life-saving Hybrid blood and sacrificial/revenge-based murders almost never work out.

Miranda: As much as I love Caroline and Tyler together, there's a part of me who actually wants to see Caroline and Klaus give it a whirl. Or just a hot vamp-sex roll in the hay. Caroline brings out the best in both Tyler and Klaus and I think I would be happy seeing her with either of them so long as the writers stop making her a damsel in distress so often.

Steve: Ask Caroline how she feels about that. Can you be smitten with a guy who saves your life even if he almost ended it in the first place? And if he also killed your boyfriend's mom, your BFF's aunt and countless others? The accent only goes so far, love.

Dan: No. My man Niklaus deserves better than her. She has become so lame as of late that her and Tyler deserve each other. I really wanted Klaus to just murder the both of them right then and there and be done with it.

Leigh: I don't know that Klaus is meant to be with anyone because he's such a sociopath, but I kinda really like him and Caroline together. Tyler and Caroline don't excite me as a couple anymore and they used to be the best. Caroline does have chemistry with Klaus and he's definitely in love with her. I'm not opposed to shaking it up.

Where was Matt this week?!?
Matt: Probably at home writing an essay. Or maybe studying his football playbook. Or perhaps... eh, I can't do it: the guy was at the Grill.

Miranda: D'uh. Washing his Varsity letter jacket.

Steve: Grill. Business always seems to be booming at that place despite the obscenely high murder rate there - and those double shifts? Brutal.

Dan: He was writing his college essays. 

Leigh: LMAO, Miranda kills me. Washing his Varsity letter jacket." Great answer. I think Matt was probably in class because he's the only one who can't compel the administration to let him just a day off.

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You made some decent factors there. I appeared on the web for the issue and found most individuals will go along with along with your website.

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Who knows who will end up with the cure once it's found but there might be warfare for it when I just want the show to run normal again. ;P

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Shane was never to be trusted. That was a given from the start. I have a feeling that noone will get the cure or it will be someone insignificant. They make it sound like there's an unlimited supply but I was always under the impression there is just enough for one. While I want Elena human again, (we need more of the human race back on the show), I highly doubt that they'll make her human and if they did, it would be this quickly. Damon shouldn't take the cure as I like the conflict between he and Elena.
While I am a fan of Tyler and Caroline, I would like to see her get with Klaus for a while. I'm upset that there will be spinoff. Why do they have to make a spinoff of everything. I definitely like the chemistry between Caroline and Klaus.
I'd like to think Matt was actually at school. I don't know why they make television dramas based on high school students when they seem to spend the least amount of time actually there.

Amie

1. Rebekah frowing insults at Elena - really any insult was the best one! 2. Who? 3. Don't care. He sucks either way. 4. Unfortunately no, because only Elena is meant to be with a serial rappist. 5. Working, duh.

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best quote? easy: Rebekah telling Elena that she is useless.

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This episode was boring but am I the only one who doesn't think there even is a cure smh

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1. Rebekah and Stefan, where Rebekah defended herself and put Elena in her place.
2. No. Duh no.
3. Only if he wants to, but I'm thinking some accident will happen and he'll be the only one to take it.
4. As much fun as it might be to see, no cuz he's outta here soon.
5. Poor Matt. At the Grill working both his shifts and covering for Jeremy. Thank goodness someone of the original main cast is still human and normal. Matt's the control group.

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4/ I don't think so specially that he almost killed her twice just to get what he wants so unless he work really really hard to chang himself my answer is no.
5/ Well I think he would be in college or at the grill working like any normal human who has a normal life.

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1/ Damon's scenes.
2/ How can we possibly be surprised about Shan's turn if we never trusted him and he never tried to win that trust? I'm just surprise that he's believing in magic well.
3/ I don't see Damon human at this moment when he'll be surrounded by supernatural creatures incapable to protect the people that he cares about so if he will take the cure it will be accidentally and he will be human temporarily. But I think that the only way for him to remain human is at the end of the show where there will be no need for his supernatural powers and can have a normal happy life with Elena (if he will end up with her hopefully). As Rebekah said « It's all an act. Being a vampire is miserable.»

Blu

-zzzzzzzz.... I'm sorry, did someone say something? I'm with you Leigh.That may work better than Ambien. Umm...Klaus said something witty in that delicious voice of his with the equally as delicious accent. And he face acted like a Boss.
-Seriously? That's a legitimate question? I think not.
-No. Why would he? He's damn near top of the food chain for fudge's sake. But he probably will be forced to somehow so there is that.
-No. But I kinda want to see it anyway. Even though Caroline totally sucks again. Season 4 Caroline =Season 1 Caroline with fangs.
-The Grill.