The Vampire Diaries Under Control S01E18 (CW)

The Vampire Diaries logo on CW, image via wikipedia
The Vampire Diaries logo on CW, image via wikipedia

Fresh on the heels of the boring Twilight craze, and the well-deserved True Blood phase, CW is offering up its latest in teen dramas. Apparently, this show drew 5 million viewers its first night. That’s probably due to Twilight-hype. I can’t stand Twilight. It sucks ass. I couldn’t read the books, but read a review from Dan Bergstein on those Stephanie Meyer books. It was very entertaining. The movie kind of sucked as well.

This is the situation, as I’ve divined it using my psychic powers. The Fox network saw that Twilight was really working well. Wow, maybe vamps are cool again, said one exec. Another said, maybe not, remember Forever Knight. Then, everyone went bonkers for True Blood. The same exec said it confirmed his theory that vamps are back in, notably teen vamps, not crazy sex-addicted vamps. One exec mentioned Teen Wolf, the other slapped him on the back of the head.

So, we need to find a teen vampire series. Wait, my daughter used to read some vampire thingie called The Vampire Diaries in the 90s. Let’s pressure L. J. Smith to write some sequels as an added incentive. That will make it cool!

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Logan is back and both Damon and Stefan are after him. They aren’t the only ones, as the new boy in town, Alaric, is also a hunter. Other vampires are coming soon in order to break the vampires that were sealed in by Emily underneath the church. Now that Damon discovered this, he won’t be leaving Mystic Falls anytime soon. Elena gets into a bad accident and she meets one of the new vamps.

The show is getting less ridiculous, but I can’t really handle the romantic bits between Elena and Stefan. It’s still 100% pedophilia, as he’s almost 150 years older than she is.

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Stefan is trying to detox from blood. Last time, it took him a long time to wean himself off blood.

Uncle John arrives at the Gilberts. He’s the trustee of the estate of Elena’s parents. Jenna wanted him to sign the escrow papers for their office, but he doesn’t want to sell. Elena and Jeremy are minors, so he has final say.

Jeremy and Ty are talking about Vicki’s death. Jeremy wrote a paper about vampires. Alaric tells Elena. Elena tells Stefan. He says to talk with Jeremy. While they have a make-out session, Stefan gets bloodthirsty.

John Gilbert is part of the council of founding fathers. He reports that a lot of people have gone missing around Mystic Falls. Also, blood has gone missing from a blood bank. He wants Jeremy to go to the Founder’s kick-off party. Jack promises to tell them about his true heritage.

Elena calls Damon. She wants to talk about Stefan’s blood problems. Damon says that she doesn’t know the real Stefan, only the goody two-shoes Stefan. Back at his house, Stefan starts drinking alcohol.

Elena has a talk with Jeremy about her being adopted. They spend some time together.

It’s the Founder’s Ball. The Salvatores arrive. Stefan is drinking. Matt and Ty are drinking. Everyone is drinking. Stefan changes the mind of the DJ so that he plays some better music. Stefan dances with Matt’s mom. At the party, the Sheriff, who looks smashing in a black dress, tells Damon that John’s claims are true. They might have a bigger vampire problem than they thought.

John knows that Damon is a vampire. He lets him know. Damon snaps his neck and throws him over a balcony in a flash. John shouldn’t have provoked him.

Ty flirts with Matt’s mom. Matt sees them kiss and starts giving Ty a beat down. Ty is stronger and starts to strangle Matt.

Damon tells Stefan about John. Stefan hears Matt’s hot mom crying. She’s got a cut on her forehead and she’s bleeding. Stefan is experiencing the Thirst. He touches the blood and then leaves. Outside, he sucks his fingers which were covered in her blood.

John is back alive. He’s fine. He must have the same kind of ring that Alaric has. There is a connection between Isobel and John. She gave the ring to Alaric. She gave birth to Elena under the auspices of John’s brother.

Jeremy goes home and snoops around in Elena’s room. She tried to talk more about Vicki but she just aroused Jeremy’s suspicions. He finds her diary and starts reading it.

Matt packs his mom’s bags. He wants her to leave.

Damon and Alaric talk with John. John says that he inherited a ring. His brother got the other. He gave it to Isobel, who gave it to Alaric. When Isobel wanted to become a vamp, John sent her to Damon. He’s kind of the mastermind behind everything. If they kill him, a lot of materials will go to the founder’s council, including how the original Salvatores lived and their return to Mystic Falls.

Stefan comes home. Damon notices that the need in Stefan has become too strong. Stefan drinks some blood.

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