The Vampire Diaries Review: Franken-vamp

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While this was not the most exciting hour of The Vampire Diaries, it served as a turning point to the next major storyline in a number of ways.

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 8 was what I'd like to refer to as The Augustine 101. This is college after all, right?

Caroline Forbes Photograph

Then again... because the only mention of classes in weeks was really Bonnie's code for making out with Jeremy, I'm not really whether or not we were really back at school with the trio. But the Jell-O shots came out and I was like okay, there we go. Now it's college!

Jesse has been missing for some time after being experimented on by Dr. Maxfield. It's too bad because I really did like Jesse. He was sweet, he was smart and he was a hottie who distracted Caroline from the loss of Tyler. It's too bad Elena had to up and kill his ass because but he was basically a vampire on steroids who was going to wipe them out.

After some classic Damon torturing scenes we find out that Maxfield wants to create a new race of vampires who feed on other vampires. This isn't just so they could survive without hurting people but rather so they could wipe out the old vampire race.

Imagine how far your life would have to come for it to be normal to tell your boyfriend "baby, now promise me you aren't going to kill the creepy doctor, okay?"

Speaking of things becoming the new normal, Caroline and Elena were mighty determined to get things back to just three besties hanging out. Guys, it's never going to be the way it was years ago. You're vampires, witches, anchors, travelers, etc. and this is now you're life.

We’re moving on with our lives, together, as functional vampires.


I love it when Elena cracks jokes, don't you? So I have to ask, what's up with Caroline hating on Damon again?

I know exactly where the Delena haters are going to go with this, but I'm asking why NOW? i understand why she hated him in the past, but they moved forward, worked together, and he got the girls their best friend back. What re-sparked Caroline on the anti-Damon train? This interview with Candice Accola might answer some of those questions.

This whole Vampire Experiment Camp just reeks of True Blood. I'm sorry, but it is deja vu up in here because their version aired only three months ago. Can we at least get an image of Steve Newlin running on the hamster wheel again? Sorry I'm crossing my TV wires.

Well, I was shocked to find out that Damon was once a prisoner at The Augustine. I'm amending my guess to thinking The Augustine Vampire is someone we've never met. How about you?

Elsewhere, Bonnie was hurting every time a supernatural passed through to the other side. Sure, it definitely sucked but she finally got to caress Jeremy's abs so I'm going to call it a wash.

Katherine confided in Stefan, killed the passenger inside of Matt, and tried to commit suicide. First of all, I'm glad we finally know what the heck this traveler storyline is about. Second of all, I'm glad Stefan saved her. I've grown to really enjoy that crazy bitch.

So what are you hoping to find out from The Augustine when The Vampire Diaries comes back December 5? Are you going to miss Jesse? Got any tips on how Stefan can cure his PTSD panic attacks?

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The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 8 Quotes

Elena: Each of us have only made one friend in college so far.
Caroline: And given that mine went radio silent after he kissed me and yours was last seen at a tea party for a vampire hating secret society.

It even has a fire place. What dorm has a fire place?