The Vampire Diaries is finally back from hiatus! The show returned last night with episode 4.16 “Bring It On,” and well, it really wasn’t the episode I was hoping for. But more into that below. Check out my thoughts on the episode and please share your own.
“THE NEW NORMAL — Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) new outlook has everyone concerned, leading Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to agree that going back to the normal routine of high school would be the best thing for her. Caroline (Candice Accola) is pleasantly surprised when Elena decides to rejoin the cheerleading squad, but her pleasure turns to shock when Elena’s behavior proves dangerous. Not giving up on their search for the cure, Damon and Rebekah (Claire Holt) work together until his unwanted advice catches her off-guard. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tries to use Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) to get the information he’s after and makes an intriguing discovery in the process. Meanwhile, a bored Elena throws a wild party and gets into an ugly fight. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Elisabeth R. Finch & Michael Narducci (#416).”
Predictable predictable predictable. Blah. What a boring episode. It may be one of my least favorite episodes. This season was going so well too. What a dud.
Here are some of the things I liked and didn’t like in this episode.
- That tiny hint of Damon’s past.
- Elena’s vampire attitude is something we have seen over and over again already with other vamps.
- Haley is back. Blegh.
- The whole “turning off your humanity and not caring” thing. I don’t think the writers understand what “not caring” means. Not caring is not caring. If Elena and every other vampire that turned off truly didn’t care they would sit on the floor and do nothing, think nothing. That’s not caring. On the show, not caring equals being a childish pain in the ass. Yeah. Doesn’t make sense. I find the entire thing annoying.
- Another party, another alcohol advertisement.
- Haley seducing Klaus! One: I don’t like them together and two: it was so cliché, overacted and obvious.
What did you think of the episode?