The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Under Control"

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Welcome, readers, to this week's edition of The Vampire Diaries Round Table!

We got a new, scary glimpse at Stefan this week. Some might even call it "sexy." Would you?

That's just one of the topics our staff debates below. While fans comment on our weekly review of the episode, we also hope you chime in on the following subjects...

The new Stefan: scary or sexy?
M.L. House: When he's doing push-ups and not wearing sleeves? Sexy. When he's breaking the hand of a dude in the parking lot? Scary.

LJ Gibbs: Scary... but awesome! I'm a big fan of Stefan, but Damon made a good point when he asked if this was an alternate universe in which his brother was suddenly fun. The guy can be a bit of a snooze.

The Barnacle: Very sexy. We just need to see a topless tussle between the Salvatore siblings and this show will instantly become the greatest of all-time.

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What will Jeremy do with all the information he's learned from Elena's diary?
M.L. House: Force Anna to turn him. She may be angry about his original, Vicki-based motivation for wanting to become a vampire... but Jeremy will explain to her what's been going on and convince her to do the deed. From there? A Jeremy vs. Damon showdown!

LJ Gibbs: Run away. What's the alternative, fight against the town's vampires? Pissed at Elena for keeping everything a secret, Jeremy will soon make like Bonnie and go MIA for a bit.

The Barnacle: Share it with Uncle John. He already knows most of it, of course, but this will enable John to get Jeremy on his side.

What does Uncle John want?
M.L. House: To hook up with Jenna again. I can't blame the guy.

LJ Gibbs: It's too early to say. But it's clear that John and Elena's father had a connection with the vampires and knowledge of many town secrets. John want to claim what he believes is rightfully his. It's just a question of what that is.

The Barnacle: He wants to be Mayor of Mystic Falls.

Will you miss Matt's mother?
M.L. House: Like David Ortiz misses his steroids, yes!

LJ Gibbs: Absolutely. I've been a fan of Melinda Clarke since her days on The OC. No actress is better at playing the self-centered, promiscuous, well-intentioned matriarch of a broken family.

The Barnacle: Miss her? She's lying in bed next to me. Score!

What was your favorite quote from the episode?
M.L. House: Damon's response when Stefan said he liked it better when his brother hated everyone: "I still do. I just love that they love me."

LJ Gibbs: Jeremy's response to Elena's classification of the Gilberts as NOT crazy: "Easy for you to say, you're not one."

The Barnacle: Alaric, making a seemingly obvious, yet important point: "I think Stefan is a good guy. But at the end of the day, he's still a vampire."

Alaric and Jenny

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The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Episode 18 Quotes

I haven't hunted a human in... God, way too long.


Turn it up a little bit. It's not annoying yet.