The Vampire Diaries, Season 1, Episode 18

As the season winds down, tension builds, –and it comes to a head when Johnathan Gilbert, brother of Elena’s father, returns to town. Not only does this ‘long lost’ type character come back to town, he also comes back with a chip on his shoulder, during kind of a bad time for everyone involved. Everyone…

The Vampire Diaries, Season 1 Episode 17

A lot happens in this episode, –it’s busy, and thank god, it’s the end of bullshit filler silliness. At least, not so much filler in this episode. As it turns out, Pearl isn’t really interested in killing a bunch of people; she wants to re-assimilate the vampire population in Mystic Falls, without really causing a…

The Vampire Diaries, Season 1, Episode 16

Detecting the main thread of the story in this episode is a little difficult; the episode throws three subplots at you at once, and you have to kind of wait to see where it’s going, unlike the last episode, which was slightly more straight forward. Pearl, Anna’s mother, is being a total bitch; the rest…