THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “The Dinner Party” Review

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES The Dinner Party Season 2 Episode 15

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “The Dinner Party” Season 2 Episode 15 – The aim of the episode is to kill Elijah, a task which is apparently simpler than you would expect – if they could just get it right.

Stefan and Elena are still tucked away at the lake house, being all angsty and reading books. Well, book – Jonathan Gilbert’s journal. It seems Stefan killed him once up on a time. Angsty, angsty, folks. But even better – after a brief sojourn into the tale of how Lexi (remember her?) saved Stefan from the dark side, Elena reads some more and learns that if a vampire uses the dagger-and-ash against an original vampire (i.e. Damon against Elijah), both vampires will die.

Damon is currently wining and dining Elijah (with the help of Alaric, Jenna, John and ReporterChick) with the intention of killing him. A hurried phone call later and Damon’s plan is thwarted. But when Jenna goes to check on dessert, Alaric hastily kills Elijah himself. This pleased me. There is little more awesome in TVD than seeing Alaric being a badass.

But wait, there’s more. If the dagger is removed, the original vampire will awaken– Oops, too late. Elijah heads to the lake house to get Elena, but it’s Elena’s turn to be badass. She threatens to kill herself if Elijah doesn’t promise to protect her loved ones (again), he calls her bluff, and she, uh, stabs herself. But her badassness does not end there, oh no, she then stabs Elijah with the dagger-and-ashes. He dies (dead-dead this time, they kept the dagger in) and Stefan saves her life.

This was a brilliant episode, but I have question. For example, why didn’t Damon compel ReporterChick to meet Elijah at the front door and stab him as he came inside? He wouldn’t have suspected her and, let’s be honest, she’s pretty disposable. It’s like the hunters on this show go out of their way to be as obvious as possible. And why hasn’t someone (Alaric? Jeremy?) given Elena one of their rings? (See the comments section of episode 2.14 for more ideas about Elena, rings and death.)

Oh, wait, Alaric’s given his ring to UncleDaddy John. Why? Who knows. Apparently John just has to make Jenna sad for Alaric to roll over and do what John tells him to. Sheesh.

Anyway, back to Elijah – what do we think is going to happen? Will someone come and remove the dagger? Will the Scrappies have to remove it to kill Klaus in future? Dun-dun-duh!

Oh, Damon. The more we learn about the Salvatores, the more we realise that they’re just mirroring each other – if a little out of sync. Once upon a time, Damon was the good guy and Stefan was the Stefanus. And then Lexi fixed Stefan and Damon fell apart and here we are today. Come on, Elena, start noticing this, will ya? I’m dying for at least a hint of Damon/Elena action this season.

Another plot thread this week was Witchy B and Jeremy. Witchy B’s worried Elena might get freaked out about B dating her little brother? Considering Elena’s schtupping a vampire, I think who Witchy B’s dating ranks pretty low on the freakometer. I was really enjoying B and Jeremy’s sheer adorableness and then look – DaddyWitch has to turn up and ruin the mood. Not only does he burst into their non-date and assault Jeremy, but he takes away Witchy B’s powers. How strong is this dude? Whatever, I don’t mean to be a bitch, but considering he and his son manipulated B and have been working for the big bad Elijah (however good their reasons are), I think it’s out of order to go around violating her.

Hands up who wants Jeremy to go and kick Luca’s ass just because?

And last but not least – Katherine’s back! I spent the whole of her first scene thinking ‘wait, why would the compulsion hold if Elijah was dead?’ Turns out it doesn’t. Damon got owned by Katherine yet again and so came home to find her all up in his shower. Why do I get the feeling it’s Stefan, not Damon, who’s more likely to succumb to her charms? Drama, folks, drama.

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