Finally, what is Pearl and Anna's little coven up to? Why didn't they high tail it out of Dodge? Is Anna upset that they didn't?
It's late and I'm tired, so I'm going to end things here: welcome back, show. You've once again rocked my world with your pacing, and your recognition that real people reveal things and answer direct questions during conversations. And you get a few points on the gender thing. Sure, Stefan was protective, but that's his nature. You didn't let that slow Elena down. She sought out Trudie on her own, and she clipped Horseless's phone on her own, too. I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping that whatever trouble she gets into doesn't render her too much of a damsel. I'm also curious to see how her relationship with Bonnie is, when Bonnie gets back. The female friendships are important, Show. Don't forget it.
Up this week is "There Goes the Neighborhood," in which Anna brings someone to visit Damon; Stefan, Elena, Matt and Caroline go on an awkward double date, and Jeremy and Anna's relationship takes a turn. In the meantime, come on over to the forums, where Barnes will kill you dead if you hurt my Pudding Pop -- even if you're his mom.
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