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Join Krissi, Patrick and Tawny as they discuss The Vampire Diaries, While You Were Sleeping. Overall, the hosts initial reactions to the episode were a mixed bag. We liked some of the newer aspects of the show but weren’t completely thrilled with the direction of the episode. We’re curious to see where this will all lead us next week.
Krissi – B
Patrick – C+
Tawny – B+
We all love hearing what Dwight has to say as he’s so great with his show summaries and seems to be in tune with the majority of the viewers! So we thought we’d share his thoughts in it’s entirety here.
Dwight’s Vampire Diary
“My letter grade for this episode is a B-
I liked this episode more than the last few but that’s like saying the
plane is no longer heading toward that mountain, we’re just in a
tailspin. The show has stabilized somewhat with it’s glimpses of plots
to come. I liked that the travelers were back, but not what they were
doing. I really don’t want there to be more doppelgangers out there.
It just reminds us all of the Silas storyline and trust me that’s the
last thing the writers want to do.
So Stefan’s other doppelganger is a paramedic and Caroline and Enzo
(once again why is he still alive?) are going to kill him because
apparently doppelgangers are just like Highlander, There can be only
one. I’m sure that 90’s reference went over about 90% of the listeners
heads. For I am the king of obscure pop culture references of old. But
really are they actually gonna kill this guy? In cold blood? For the
Travelers and you don’t even know why? Since when is this something
Caroline goes along with? I know she was trying to save Stefan but
still. I’m worried that they have Caroline going along with this but
I’m gonna hold out judgement until I see how this plays out.
I love the plot contrivance in this story where right before Wes died
he made an antidote. Why? If his goal was to wipe out the Vampires
then why make a easy way to reverse his sure fire weapon? Makes no
I’m already annoyed with the witch and her brother. I don’t know what
it is but I started to not like her character when she was hitting on
Jeremy. Now they have some sweeping clandestine plot. I just don’t
I could’ve done without all of the flashbacks. We get it your friends
are idiots for not knowing it wasn’t you. The audience as a whole has
been screaming that at their screens ever since Katherine’s excursion
into Elena land. Hmm that sounded a bit dirty.(mind wanders to places
that most men dare not dream of…) Speaking of if we gotta have
doppelgangers let’s have one (or three) of Caroline. I know Patrick’s
on my side with that one. I feel like this has gone ever so slightly
off the rails. Annnd I’m back. I felt thoroughly bored during the
flashback/hallucination scenes. It felt like they were just there to
pad out the hour. They didn’t tell us anything that a 2 minute
conversation with Damon and Stefan couldn’t have.
As for Damon and Elena themselves I really need Elena to stop talking
about how bad Damon is and how she’s bending her morals to be with
him. When almost everyone on the show including the “good” characters
have killed from a handful to dozens to thousands of people then bad
becomes relative wouldn’t you agree? Elena is not the pure, naive,
human girl she once was. Well she’s still naive but the rest went out
the window long ago. You can’t keep acting like you don’t have blood
on your hands. She’s looking down on Damon from her moral high ground,
this from the girl who killed off an entire bloodline of vampires and
then the next week was just chillin at the prom, not a care in the
world. That whole Damon is corrupting her argument is one that needs
TVD writers this season seem to really want to take characters and
revert them back to their earlier selves like with Damon for example,
thing is with all the character development that’s not possible
without it not making sense. So we have this schizophrenic Damon that
goes from lovable one liners to vicious at the drop of a hat and it
Also why the hell was Katherine keeping a diary of everything she was
doing as Elena? And where was she keeping it? Once again not a lick of
There was a good amount of Stefan and Caroline being cute in this
episode which is always nice. There’s two people i’d willingly watch
make eyes at each other. Steroline4lyfe haha
All in all I liked this episode more than the last but with the low
quality of Season 5 that’s still deep in the hole. TVD Season 5 in
particular just seems aimless like it’s grasping at disparate ideas
that could be interesting if they chose a few and fleshed them out
properly, but the writing isn’t good enough to realize that potential.
I know deep right. I have my moments. Like last time I sign off hoping
that these plots ramp up into something entertaining enough to sustain
the back half of the 5th season. At least enough to make us forget
about the first half.”
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“Ah, right. Damon mentioned you tend to get a little judgy. He also mentioned you had a thing for accents” – Enzo.