Vampire Diaries
Death And The Maiden

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The opening scene of "Death and the Maiden" is such a departure for The Vampire Diaries, that I can't bear the thought of covering the Previouslies. Yes, sometimes I eat dessert first, too. Let's get right to it, shall we?

The Aquatones serenade us with "You," as we open at a bus stop. Silas is seated next to a young couple (played by Brady McInnes and Elizabeth Ludlow). He asks them if they've ever been in love. The woman says they are. Silas pronounces them adorable. Silas goes on about how he loves love and his love -- his eternal soulmate. He admits to cheating with her on his then-fiancée. The more he unloads on them, the more the couple squirms. Well, the woman does. The man looks like he's still half in the bag, and is just looking for a little snooze at the bus stop. By the time Silas tells them his fiancée found out about Amara and turned her to stone, even Donnie Drunko is paying attention. I mean he not only mumbles, "Dude," but also manages to ask if Silas is okay.

Silas non-sequiturs by asking why the guy thinks he's crazy. "All I've wanted for the last two thousand years is to be reunited with the love of my life. How is that crazy?" Debbie Down-Dater offers: "Maybe the 'turned her to stone' part?" Donnie Drunko adds, "Or the two thousand years part." Silas is having a hell of a time messing with these two. "No guys. We were both immortal and now we're not. Hello?" As the couple slides as far away from him as the little bench will allow, Silas continues his tale of woe. "Look, the point is, I finally had the chance to hold Amara in my arms and what does she do? She jams a chunk of glass into my carotid artery." He peels back the dressing on his neck. "Look, look." Donnie looks like he's going to hurl. "No. Thanks. No." Silas tells them that his advice is to live it up. "You know, enjoy this love while it lasts, because let me tell you something, just a couple of days ago, I was psychic. I was immortal. I was in love. Now my neck hurts, my soul is crushed, I'm sitting in a bus stop in frigging Delaware..." Still clutching Donnie's arm as tight as she can, Debbie leans over and says, "You're in Philly." Silas says, "I'm in Philly? Oh, God. It's even worse." Ha. Sorry Philly. I hear your cheesesteaks are deadly lovely. Thanks for being the cradle of liberty. Oh wait, that's Boston. Well, you do have the bell. Of course, you also broke it. I'm one exit away from telling you that you're why we can't have nice things, so I'll just move it along in the spirit of brotherly love.

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