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Friday, February 12, 2016

My Review of The Vampire Diaries 7.12- Postcards From the Edge

We meet the Huntress, Stefan takes action against Julian, Damon spirals out of control, Matt picks up a sidekick, Bonnie is stuck between two feuding Heretics, and Caroline’s pregnancy gets real complicated….

Can I take a moment and rejoice that Julian is dead?  I’ve never liked the guy, so seeing him killed by Stefan as revenge for everything he’s done to the brothers is pure poetic justice.  My only concern is how the other vampires will react to his demise.  I am not sure if he was keeping them under control, but without him, we could have problems.  On the good side, without Julian around it might be easier to get rid of the rest of the vampires.  With Valerie firmly on Stefan’s side, the vampires could be in serious trouble.  Maybe they can finally restore some semblance of order to the town.

Unless, of course, the Huntress comes to town.  Now that she’s be reyouthed by Enzo, trouble is definitely going to hit everyone in Mystic Falls.  Which begs the question, why in the name of all that is good and holy would Enzo restore a vampire hunter to her youth?  The only real possibility that I can think of is that he knows and cares about her, but why would a vampire hunter as ruthless as she obviously is be fond of a vampire?  Inquiring minds want to know.

One thing you have to give Damon, he spirals like no one else.  And this spiral is so much worse than anything he’s done in the past because he “killed” the one person he truly cares about other than Stefan.  And yes, I used the quotes on purpose, because I honestly don’t think they would ever actually kill off Elena Gilbert.  I could be wrong, but I would put the chances of her actually being dead at the same of my winning a multibillion dollar lottery.  Basically zero.  Normally Stefan helps drag him out of these funks, but I don’t see Stefan helping him this time, nor do I see anyone else helping him, which means that he really is on his own, which seriously sucks for him.

The babies are siphons and are stealing Caroline’s magic.  That was an unexpected little twist.  It would be a great explanation about why she’d be out of the show for several episodes after giving birth.  Given the fact that we see her in the future, she obviously survives the experience, but it will be interesting to see how it happens.

Poor Bonnie is caught in the middle of a lovers’ quarrel between Nora and Mary Louise.  I was so glad that she finally called Nora on what she was doing.  Using Bonnie to get under Mary Louise’s skin was effective, but very annoying.  I don’t see Bonnie ever getting seriously involved with either of them given the fact that she has never even displayed the slightest hint of being into other women, so I don’t want to call this a love triangle.  It’s more of a mess between two old lovers who are currently on the outs.  I just hope that the two ladies sort out their issues soon.  I do enjoy seeing Bonnie pal around with Nora, so I hope that doesn’t end.

Matt finally has another ordinary human he can share everything with, which is good for him.  He has been surrounded by vampires, witches, werewolves, and hunters for so long that he really needs someone else who is ordinary like him to share this crazy life with.  Given the flash forwards, she doesn’t last, which sucks, but I hop he has fun while it lasts.

Until next week!