Ok, now that I have had sometime to sleep on it and re-watch the episode. I can now speak my mind a little bit. Firstly, all in all the episode was pretty good, the intro to start the episode I think was pointless. It took up time that could have been gegeben to the actual plot but it was cute… I guess.
Considering that there have been two people that have gone through transition ( Vicky and Caroline) It was nice to see them go further and really Zeigen us how Elena was seeing the world. How the sight, sounds and smell even had an effect on her.( I loved when she busted the light bulb with her bare hand :D) I give major point to the director for allowing the audience to kind of feel what Elena was feeling. I also give some kudos to Nina. At some parts during the transition I thought were a bit… corny ( heavy loud panting, scary laughter, crying with no tears) I’ve seen Nina Schauspielen and I think she could have done better with the whole Schauspielen out the transition. However, I Liebe my girl Nina and all and all it was a good job.
My Favorit scenes with Elena…
- When she told Stefan that she was coming back for him: The whole moment with her and Stefan locked away from each other. She was dieing, and Stefan couldn’t help her, it was really touching. Both Paul and Nina did a great job but for me Paul stahl, stola that scene and he sagte the lest out the two. I was moved Von Nina’s words and Du could her the sincerity of what she was saying… “No matter what happens, it’s the best choice I’ve ever made.” I got some major chills because Paul oozed emotion in this scene. I hate fake crying when I’m watching shows… if the script calls for Du to cry, Du better think of Du dead cat and cry me a river. Had Nina been crying I think she would of stahl, stola the whole thing. But while her words were moving Paul’s action was even Mehr so. One Mehr reason I Liebe Paul, what ever emotion he is gegeben it is so real in his acting. This was also my Favorit Stelena moment, I know they had the cute thing on the roof where he gives her a ring but for some reason the scene with them locked away was Mehr moving the the roof scene.
-When Damon was being… well, Damon: I loved when she pounced on him. Elena all vamped out is kind of scary lol. Even though it lasted about two Sekunden It was awesome to get a glimpse of what Elena could become as we go further along in the season. Elena no longer need people to protect her, she can do that herself. I want to see a stronger Mehr independent Elena. This scene gave me hope for that :D
Delena was weak this episode. When Elena tells him that she remembers meeting him first I was kind of underwhelm. I think a big reason for that is because it followed after one of the best Stelena moments this episode. However I know there are many Mehr Delena moments to come so, here is hoping those will be better.
Bonnie and Dark Magic
Ok, so if Tumblr is any indication of how Bamon/ Bonnie Fans feel the words hate Julie Plec comes to mind. However I’m going to play devil’s advocate because… I can :D I get that a lot of Bonnie Fan ( myself included) were mad about how things went down this episode. With the whole Grams thing and Elena just assuming Bonnie will help her. I get it I really do, however I think it would have been odd to have Bonnie go from cold to hot with in a span of a Tag ( in the show) Yes, Bonnie is tried of being pushed around. When she made that statement 3x22 I believed it. However this is still Bonnie, the selfless Friends who will do anything and everything for her friends. I think that what happen last night is the starting point for Dark Bonnie.
My thinking is that Julie is constantly having Bonnie get hurt over and over and over again because at some point… she going to snap. Bonnie doesn’t have it in her to say no, not when her friend’s lives are on the line. This is Bonnie’s biggest weakness and bad guys ( like Klaus) know that about her. So what do they do… threaten the lives of Tyler, oder Jeremy, Elena, Caroline, Matt because they know that Bonnie will always do what she can to help her friends… in the process Bonnie gets hurt.
It has already been hinted that Bonnie going Dark won’t mean that she turns against her friends, however that doesn’t mean that she will be at everyone beck and call either. Now that Elena is a vampire, that is one less person she really has to worry about. My hope is Bonnie going dark will be a way for her to gain some freedom. A way for her to learn about her powers and about the person she wants to be. I also think that it will help her on her view of the world… that is is not just black and white but their are grey areas. I think it will take time, and if Du think about it that is better. If they had Bonnie go dark the first episode I think she would have been placed on a back burner oder used as another plot device. With a slow progressions it is Mehr chances for Bonnie to get some on screen time. I still firmly believe that this season is Mehr about Elena and Bonnie the anyone. I would rather a slow burn then a quick sloppy one.
My Favorit scenes with Bonnie
-Bonnie and Grams: So… I am not a big crier… but both scenes with Bonnie and Grams got to me. Especially, the last one where the spirits punished Bonnie Von punishing Shelia. Like many of the Bonnie Fans I hated seeing Bonnie upset and I felt for her so much in that last moment. It seemed like Bonnie was so broken… my herz went out to her. If it hasn’t been sagte I will say it right now… Kat Graham did a Freaking Awesome Job! Her Schauspielen was spot on… not just with this scene but with all the scenes through out the episode. It seems very clear to me that Bonnie is at the edge of a cliff. There are only two directions for her to go and it is so clear that she is unsure about what choice to make. With what happened with her Grams I feel like Bonnie will really have to make a decision… will she continue to work in harmony with nature? oder will the spirits stunt only push her Mehr towards the dark arts? What ever she decides to do, I feel like Kat is going to have many Mehr moment to Zeigen off some amazing acting.
-Bonnie and Jeremy: I liked Beremey well enough, they weren’t a huge ship for me mostly because I thought Bonnie deserved and need someone better, stronger. However they had their cute moments. This time around I Liebe Jeremy and Bonnie moments… I mean all of them during this episode. Jeremy Weiter to Caroline is the only person that truly ever Zeigen genuine concern about Bonnie and her needs. Jeremy wanted to save his sister… he didn’t want her to become a vampire… So of course her goes to Bonnie when she says she can save her. Right after she sagte “I found a new Quelle of power” what did he say… “ What kind of power is going to let Du kill yourself and bring Elena back” . Good Frage and he was the only person to ask her this question. Then while she was doing the spell and he saw the blood he was screaming for her to stop, that she was killing herself. Did he want to save his sister, yes but not at the expense of Bonnie’s own life. Jeremy get some major kudos point for this. I think many of her other Friends could take a lesson, just because she is willing to risk her life… doesn’t mean Du should let her. Jeremy is someone to watch for this season, his growth ( though most of it done off camera) is striking. No longer Elena’s little brother, Jeremy is taking steps towards manhood. I’m looking vorwärts-, nach vorn to seeing what they have in store for him.
-Bonnie and Elene: When Bonnie is is on the other side and she is pulling Elena back with her… I got chills. It was a scene that I loved( mostly because of Kat’s acting) because Du could see the Liebe for Elena the sheer determination that she had… for a moment Bonnie thought she was going to get her friend back … finally something was going right, until it didn’t. My hope is that Bonnie and Elena will have Mehr scenes coming up with just the two of them. I miss this friendship and for just a moment, I felt it come alive again.
Other things I noticed…
Matt being treated like a door mat Von The Salvatore Brothers. Damon I can kind of understand because… it’s Damon. However Stefan… I didn't get it. Stefan made the choice to save Matt instead of Elena he decided that he was going to do what Elena wanted. Now she is a vampire and Matt is alive, seems like a win-win to me. So I don’t understand why Matt needs to prove that it wasn’t a waist to save him. Why does it seem like when ever Matt is in a plot he just get trampled on? Come on JP give Matty a break. I hope there is a good story-line waiting for him… but I have a bad feeling that may not happen just yet.
Caroline pimp slams Kyler... loved it, I Liebe the fact that as the season has gone on Caroline seems to be one of the stronger females in the main group. I'm not a huge Karoline Fan but I can see why others are. This season for Caroline looks to be centered around this Liebe triangle.. I hope it isn't for very long. Caroline is a character that needs development, the Mehr focus that is put on Liebe triangles the less we get to see her grow. I want to see Caroline grow.
Hate how he treated Matt but so glad to have the King of the Badasses back… The one and onlye Damon Salvatore. He isn’t a bad guy oder villain anymore and that is ok, I didn’t really see him in that light to start off with. However, as he tried so hard to be what Elena wanted… he Lost the thing that made him Damon. I’m glad that he is back to his old sexy self and I hope that when Delena does happen… please don’t turn him back into a Liebe sick puppy. Keep him just the way he is :D
Awesome Performances by…
Michael Trevino- I wished that had gegeben him Mehr then just a Tag in Klaus body, however Michael did a wonderful job at Klaus… For me he seemed to channel season 2 Klaus which is great because that was the Klaus that I loved. I really, really wish they would have allowed Michael to continue to play Klaus but if that is all I get than I am fine. I’m glad to have Tyler back regardless, I hope that the writers take advantage of Mike this season. I think he has the ability to portray Mehr then just the stereotypical “tough guy”. Once again Good Job Mike :D
Claire Holt- I was never a huge Rebekah fan… however I just might be after tonight. The moment where she confront Klaus and he basically tell her that she is dead to him. I felt for her. Claire did a wonderful job because when she is feeling something…. It not just her words but her actions that will get a response out of the audience. Even when she was listening to Elena tell Stefan about choosing him, she played that so well. Kudos to Claire Holt, Du may make me a Rebekah Fan yet :D I am looking forwards to see what Rebekah will do now that she really has no one now.
So season 4 episode 1 was pretty good, not the best Von a long shot but it wasn’t to bad to sit through. As always I Liebe to watch Kat and Paul but if the writers play it right there maybe a few others a may add to that list.I know that it may be much to ask but I hope Du guys stick with it, not just Bonnie Fans but TVD Fans in general. It is only the first episode and there is still so much Mehr to go. I have a feeling that this season is the deal breaker so here is hoping that JP played her cards well. :D