Even the writers don’t know or care what they’re doing with Stefan anymore. He’s the ripper! No, wait, he’s under control. Except when he’s not. He’s underwater! Now he’s not. He’s got amnesia! Now he doesn’t! He’s traumatized! Now he’s not. And through it all, he’s basically a raging dick to everyone who doesn’t do what he wants. No self-reflection. No growth. No insight or effort to honestly change. He’s just stuck on a self-involved cycle of alternating between being miserable or making everyone around him miserable, or, as is often the case, both at the same time. No matter what they do to him or have him do to others, he ends up in the same place and it never matters.
Stefan just offers nothing to the show. He’s not the good guy (that’s Matt and theoretically Caroline); he’s not the bad guy (that’s been Damon, Kat, Klaus, and Silas); he’s not the anti-hero (Damon), the moral center (Elena) or useful because of some unique power (Bonnie and Jeremy); he’s not the funny or charismatic or charming scene-stealer (that’s Damon. And Kat, sometimes). His best storyline was being stuck in a box. Outside of that, it’s just one gimmick after another. If Stefan wasn’t supposed to be the male lead, they’d have written him off a la Tyler. He’s only around to be the foil to DE and hopefully die in the end to be the hero he keeps on telling us he is.
[whispers aggressively] i don’t have a problem with the character, i have a problem with the writers
Forgive me, this has all been done off my iPad today
Ripper!Stefan has always been my favourite Stefan, when he lets the self-righteousness fall away and becomes the Ripper of Monteray. He can’t stay on that pedestal forever.
Damon and Elena waking up together made me all very very happy inside and I almost squeed on the train. I mean, come on, really? Elena is like sleeping next to a tornado? They were up all night? I choose to believe they were doing dirty things all night.
Katherine is one of my favourite characters. Human Katherine is so amazingly screwed up and not dealing with her humanity well at all. Last weeks ep when she was sick was hilarious.
Damon’s comment “if Silas wants her, I want her more”. Katherine has become a pawn in this bigger ‘game’ and even as a human she hasn’t been able to stop running from the bigger evil.
WHY WONT EVERYONE LEAVE POOR MATT ALONE? Has he invested in any insurance? Can we get confirmation on that? Okay so I’m actually a bit conflicted about this because Matt needs to live a long and healthy human life, but I’m just excited he actually has a story line. And Zach. He gets this opportunity to really so something and I’m just excited for that and to see what he does with it.
Qetsiyah, Tessa, whatever we’re calling her - just a tad more than a little bit crazy. Two thousand years and she’s still after revenge. That’s. Dedication. Dedication that really should involve a lot of therapy and a secure institution.
Um. Did Amara comes as a surprise to *anyone*? They’re really playing out the doppelgänger storyline aren’t they? This has been five seasons going now.
"She is not worth the hair on your head. Kiss me." Every Delena scene made me melt. Just melt.
I actually laughed at the amnesia twist.
Can I refuse the cure storyline? I thought we were done with it. Please let us be done with it.
*sigh* okay so I actually liked this episode, no matter how much I’m over Silas and the cure. Damn characters keeping me sucked in. Though that’s the way it always is.
I’m on the train, about halfway to New Orleans, so tell me guys what you all thought about the episode and I’ll keep my eyes out for any night walkers when walking through the French Quarter tonight ;-)
"your future isn’t written. no one’s is. so make it a good one.” (doc brown, “back to the future, vol. 3”)
if there is some sort of a vicious circle, you can break out from it. if there’s a curse, you can always break it. if you don’t want to do something, you always have the option of saying no.
so if doppelgangers are “destined” and either party wants to move on and not be with their doppelganger pair, they sure as hell can do it because every single person is in charge of their own future.
if damon and elena love each other and want to build a future together, THEY WILL DO IT. and no lame universal destiny doppelganger fiddle de dee mumbo jumbo whatever ain’t gonna stand in their way.