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Season 3 Episode 17 "Break On Through"

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:17 PM

Spoiler alert!  Spoiler alert!  Spoiler alert!

I'm so sorry for my late late LATE review!  But, I finally got to watch the episode last night.  There were some parts that were not at all what I expected--and that's a good thing.

The preview for last week's episode definitely made it look like Damon, Rebekah, and Sage were going to have a threesome.  Good gracious, i can't tell you how happy I am that they didn't!  First of all, it's just not probable.  Second of all... gross!  It's bad enough that Damon and Rebekah got in between the sheets the first time.  And now he's exploiting that to get something he wants?  Yes, the fact that there was another white oak tree that can kill Originals is majorly important for them to know.  But I am not a fan of how he got the information.  Then again...  Sage's mind compulsion?  Oh, she's awesome!

Which pair do you like better?  Damon and Rebekah or Damon and Sage?  Or are they both just completely messed up?

I was upset with Damon divulging all of his plans to Sage.  I knew she would double-cross him!  She's head over heels for Finn!  (By the way--weird???  YES.  But, they're vampires.  What can I expect?)  Then it all made sense when Damon pulled out the old Wickery bridge sign.  "I sold my rage."  Oh yes, you did, Damon. :)  VERY nice!  (Though that sign should've been much more weathered.  If that was supposed to be over 100 years old, it should've been very, very different.)

Is Caroline incredible?  Yes.  Yes, she is.  She was just giving lectures all up and down this episode.  She needed to, too.  When she told Abbey that leaving would be the worst thing she could do, I thought she had gotten through to her.  I thought she would stay for Bonnie.  But of course, she didn't listen.  Does anyone?  Well, fine.  She can walk out.  I was never sold on her character anyway.  Besides, it's not like witchy Bonnie can't find her if she really wants to anyway.  On that note--

Do you think Bonnie forgave Elena too quickly?

I don't.  It wasn't Elena's fault.  But that doesn't mean I'm on Elena's side.  She's being childish and offended for all the wrong reasons.  Newsflash!  Damon and Stefan are vampires.  They need blood to survive.  Damon is trying to teach Stefan self-control.

I'm still not entirely comfortable with Dr. Fell.  It seems like she's proving herself a worthy person, but she's still creeping me out a little.  She just came in and got comfortable with everyone too fast.  I love that she thought to throw the coffee at Alaric.  I wouldn't have considered that, I don't think.

Oh, Alaric!  We have a spell to contain his evil alter-ego...  That's good.  But what do you see coming for him?  Death, jail, or just a total mind-break?

I liked this storyline because it showed that there are consequences to the supernatural.  When there are stories featuring the extraordinary, I cringe at the absence of cause and effect.  However, watching Ric realize he's crazy--that was great.  Watching him tear up the stairs after Meredith--that was great, too.  I love Alaric, but I love great writing more!

All in all, great episode!

What was your favorite part?
What do you think of how damon got what he wanted?
Do you think we'll be seeing some dead Originals soon?  Who is going to kill Klaus?  Damon, Stefan, Elena, or Katherine?
Are you disappointed about Abbey's departure?
Was Alaric's crazy solved too quickly/easily?

Well, I guess you'll be hearing from me in a couple of days. :)

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nackmu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I say THANKS for the featering in the skin????????????????? :iconheavenlyplz:
Catluckey Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I loved the realization that the witch's curses always, always has a balance. Though it's scary, it's very logical that a crave to take another life would haunt the ring bearer while he or she is given life each at each death. That's the witch's motto or law.

You know TVD, no one's gonna get away with a quick fix. :giggle: That applies to killing off all the originals by just killing one. Oh well.
Thealess Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I can't say what pair I like because they're both not right for eachother, only Delena is right ;)

And forgiving isn't even the word. If anything, Bonnie should be telling Elena 'thank god you're alive'. Bonnie has known Elena how long? Long enough to be like sisters to eachother and Bonnie's only recently contacted her mom who she's never seen. More like a stranger than a mother.
FailbotTheCaffeinate Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I kind of like how things between the brothers and Elana are somewhat on hold as things in the rest of the story explode. They leave enough hinting and moments in there to make watchers realize that just because there's a lot more pressing matters around them, there is still unsaid and undone things that are left unfixed and weighing on the characters.
It also gives time for Damon and Stephan to mend things between them as Damon teaches his younger brother how to control what he is without going to one extreme to the other. I was really impressed with Stephan this last episode in how far he's come! :)

As for Alaric, I love him! But I do love the consequence route. Although I do sincerely hope that they figure something out to help Alaric, rather than he end up dead, in jail or completely going off the deep end, you know?

As a typical Dark-Damon move, he did get his information form Rebecca in a very despicable way, but do we forget what happens when Damon is in his dark place?
He's had a few relapses throughout the last couple of seasons, when something hurts him. I find its kind of like a self-defense mechanism for him. Last time he was nice and on the straight and narrow, Elena's careless comment knocked him back down, just when they were getting so close.
I think that soon there is going to be a big confrontation, who knows what can happen at this point! I'm excited to watch tonight's episode this weekend! :D
wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm glad things are on hold, too, but it looks like this next episode is going to bump things to the next level! Of course, the CW has a habit of making it look like certain things are going to happen... and then it's something completely different.

I really hope they can save Alaric. Looks like the herbs aren't working... we'll see what else happens.

I know! Elena has a bad habit of pushing him off the deep end. :(
FailbotTheCaffeinate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I know! As unintentional as it is, she has a terrible habit.
I have yet to watch the newest episode (tomorrow! Yay!) So I don't know what's happened yet, I can't wait to find out! I have been very careful not to happen upon any spoilers.
So far so good! lol
wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Good! Good for you. I have a terrible time with spoilers.
FailbotTheCaffeinate Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Welp! I finally watched it today!
Holy crap is all I have to say! I was not expecting the blood line thing. That is quite interesting.
Also, Naughty Alaric's alter-ego.
wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Do you think they're going to flesh out that twist some more?
FailbotTheCaffeinate Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I really hope so. Its quite interesting.
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