THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “Ghost World” Review

The Vampire Diaries

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “Ghost World” Season 3 Episode 7 – My god, did the founders of Mystic Falls have nothing better to do than create event days? What next, Flossing Day – which began with the founders teaching good oral hygiene 150 years ago? This week was Halloween-esque-something-the-other day, a totally pointless reason to gather the townsfolk of Mystic Falls so they didn’t notice the ghost invasion going on around them. And so that we could have a bunch of people freaking out at a dead guy hanging from a tree.

There’s really not much point in summarizing this episode, suffice to say that the ghosts of dead humans and vampires alike turned up in Mystic Falls to either help or hinder the Scrappy gang. Hot Uncle Lockwood is pretty much over Damon killing him – though you wouldn’t realise that from his hello – and wants to lead Damon to a cave which, we learn later, is full of cave paintings. The awesome Lexi is back to be used to show Elena how Stefan can be saved with time – whether actual years or hallucinated bloodless years. Anna wants to be with Jeremy and stop the gang from getting rid of the ghosts before she can find her mother, yadda yadda yadda.

Basically, it was a pointless episode. There are numerous other ways they could have achieved the same goals, even if it means not seeing Hot Uncle Lockwood and his sole facial expression, or Lexi and her under-utilised awesomeness.

Most of all, this episode showed me just how much I’m starting to not care about Stefan and Elena. Some weeks I want them back together because it’s kind of sweet, and some weeks I cannot contain my glee at her staking him (see: last week), but overall they’re just tiresome. ‘You’ll lose me’ she says this week – does anyone even care anymore? You’re eighteen, Elena. Go get drunk at house parties, pull overnighters trying to finish your homework, worry about zits. Just do whatever the hell you can until Klaus swoops back into town for some more bloodletting. Why pine over an emo vampire who is quite frankly a LOT more fun to watch when he’s being an utter jackass to you?

Speaking of, I thought this was particularly hilarious: “He’s at the beginning of his life, Anna. You’re just holding him back.” Pot and kettle, Elena! Admittedly, Elena did have a point. Anna’s dead, she couldn’t have stuck around forever, but that didn’t make it any better for poor Jeremy. And now he has to deal with Bonnie…

How did ‘boyfriend dramas’ clue Bonnie into there being more to the Jeremy/Anna situation, anyway? It was a drama even before the kiss! That aside, I still think she’s being supremely unfair. Okay, so it’s more than Jeremy having Anna on his mind, he actually loves her, but what are the chances of him suddenly not loving her? He was in love with her when she died, he never had a chance to stop. Hopefully in time Bonnie will get over it, but she really needs to give the guy a break.

Now onto the fun part. “We’re not a team, you tried to kill me. We’re not friends, I don’t like you anymore.” If Damon and Alaric were into guys I would be shipping them so hard right now. In fact, I think I do anyway. Their bromance is amazing and their bickering reminiscent of an old married couple. I would watch the hell out of a series based around these guys. I have no idea what it would be about, but as long as there’s alcohol, magic rings and the occasionally pissy dead guy, it would be a winner.

Overall: It was nice to see Lexi back and I will never tire of Mason Lockwood’s one facial expression, but it was a pretty pointless episode. (If you want Halloweeny shenanigans watch The Secret Circle instead.) Also, there was a severe lack of Tybrid. If you’re going to be boring, TVD, at least give me a dose of my favourite hot vampire/werewolf hybrid, yeah? Thanks.

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