The Vampire Diaries Isobel S01E21 (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.

Isobel’s arrival was predictable, yet anticlimactic. I like Mia Kirshner, but she wasn’t really interesting in this role. She played a heartless vampire bitch, but it was all too robotic for my taste. Ah well, whatever, I wonder how many times she’ll appear in this show.

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Isobel wants to meet Elena. She wants Alaric to be her message boy. If he doesn’t deliver the message, she will start killing his students.

The next day, he tells Stefan, Damon and Elena about Isobel.

John comes to see Isobel, who’s hiding out with her blood dolls. She backhands him for not recovering the invention.

The dead vampire mom comes to see Elena at the Grill. Isobel says Katherine would be interested how much Elena looks like her. Katherine found her after Damon turned her. Isobel says that she wants the invention.

Damon pops in to see Isobel. She tells Damon that Katherine wants John Gilbert to have the device. Damon tells Isobel to scram or he’ll tear her to pieces.

Bonnie tells Elena that her ancestor Emily helped invented the devices. The mystery device is a weapon against vampires.

Isobel arrives and threatens Elena’s friends. She tells her that she’ll kill Jeremy. John comes to see her. He sees Jeremy. He tries to reason with Isobel. She wants the ring back. She has him beat up and takes it off.

Bonnie will remove the original spell of the device. Damon is reluctant, but he complies. Elena meets her mom with some backup. She’s already released her prisoners. Once she has the device, she leaves.

Isobel comes to see Alaric again. He throws the ring in her face. She erases his memory of her, or of meeting her again, or something like that before placing the ring on his finger once again.

Anna comes to see Jeremy.

Isobel leaves something for John. He’s got another mission. Katherine wants all of those tomb vampires dead, as well as the Salvatores. John is Elena’s father.

Bonnie says that she pretended to take away the magic from the invention. She tells this to Caroline.

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