The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Death and the Maiden"

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Three deaths, one resurrection and a whole bunch of more funny lines.

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 7 was a bit of a house cleaning, as Amara, Silas and Tessa are bid fans goodbye and the fate of Bonnie was finally decided once and for all. With some apparently painful consequences.

In this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, panelists Matt Richenthal, Miranda Wicker and Dan Forcella debate the saddest passing, the best scene and a lot more. Join in now!


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Gotta be the opening. Silas lamenting his lost love to a couple of confused bus stop dwellers? And then calmly destroying the insides of one of them and even insulting Philadelphia in the process? Priceless.

Miranda: The Doppelganger Trifecta scenes. Seriously. Can Nina get a vacation now? Did anyone else start singing "One, two, three-eee Elenas...." Just me? Okay then. Moving on.\

Dan: As much as I hate Bonnie, the moment that she came back was my favorite scene from this episode. The joy that it brought to Elena and Caroline, and the perfect execution of that heartfelt moment by The Vampire Diaries crew, made me forget that I couldn't care less about Bonnie's existence.


Amara, Silas, Tessa. Which dead character will you miss the most?
Matt: I will choose humor over bat $hit crazy and bat $hit crazier any day of the week, but especially on Thursdays. So rest in peace, Silas. Let's hope gas is cheaper and pinky swears are abundant on The Other Side.

Miranda: Silas! No. Tessa! No. Silas! It's really a toss-up for me between those two. Silas had some AMAZING lines. They were hilarious and I think I'll miss them. The writers turned the snark up to 11 for him, so can they just do that for someone else? Tessa was the real crazy pants who also had some excellent snark. I miss the snark. But they're not really gone, right? Bonnie can see Tessa chasing Silas around The Other Side like a first grader on a playground.

Dan: Oh, Silas in a landslide. He's really filled that Klaus void for me, exemplified by Leigh's aforementioned bus stop gag. He has been evil, he has been funny and now he will be missed.

Are you glad Bonnie is back?
Matt: If it makes her less of a focus each week, then definitely. But I'm mostly glad that Caroline is glad. She can finally have her dream freshman dorm room, seeing as Whitmore apparently has the most lax application process in college history.

Miranda: Was she ever really gone? It's hard to miss someone who never actually goes away. I am interested to see her lose her mind, but my money's on them finding someone else to make the anchor as the next big Cure.

Dan: Because it makes Elena happy, yes. If that weren't a part of the equation, I would have said no so fast your head would have started spinning.

What would you title a sitcom about Damon and his dopplegangers?
Matt: Call me boring, but what about... Damon and the Dopplegangers?

Miranda: 50 Shades of Damon's Doppelgangers? Wait, you said sitcom...

Dan: Who's Who?

Are you excited for Joseph Morgan to crossover to The Vampire Diaries?
Matt: Come on. Does Elijah like to dress well?

Miranda: YES! Klaus has a Caroline shaped hole in his hybrid heart and he also needs some perspective knocked into him in the way only Caroline can do. Bring on the JoMo!

Dan: Unless this is your first Round Table, you know my answer. Any time Joseph Morgan graces us with his presence, we should all be thankful. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to say thanks for the character of Klaus.  He was great in his original run on TVD, he has been awesome on The Originals, and yes, I can't wait for his magnificent return to Mystic Falls.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 7 Quotes

Elena: We have a situation.
Damon: Of the Doppleganger variety.

Guys, we were both immoral. And now we're not. Hello?!?


The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 7 Music

  Song Artist
The aquatones you You The Aquatones iTunes
The national dont swallow the cap Don't Swallow The Cap The National iTunes
Ejecta afraid of the dark Afraid Of The Dark Ejecta iTunes