Okay, my nitpicking about "I can't keep the seal open/Oops, I didn't re-seal it" aside, that was a kick-ass episode. I love the fact that Katherine wasn't ever sealed inside the tomb and that Damon's been mooning over her and plotting for 145 years. She's so bad. I can't wait until we get to see her again. And how scary was that tomb scene? I'm so sorry Jasmine Guy's Sheila "Grams" Bennet is dead -- even though her upper lip was scaring me in this episode. At first I thought she needed to wax her mustache -- but I think it might have had some misadventures in line-filler, because I didn't see any whiskers. More seriously, Grams' death is a smart move because it is poignant and does so much for Bonnie. Of course primarily -- it breaks Bonnie's heart and leaves her without her mother-figure. But since Grams' death will mean Bonnie gets to stand on her own two feet as she develops and learns about her abilities, I'm all for it. I just hope we get a ghostly visitation from time to time. Guy is too good for such a limited run. Grams' death is also great because it brings with it the potential for strained feelings between Bonnie and just about everyone else, even Elena. I hope we haven't seen the last of Pearl and Anna. I hope we haven't seen the last of Jeremy/Anna. I loved Caroline and Matt in this one. I was so glad to see Tyler, even if I wish they'd give him something to do besides bark at Jeremy and hound Matt. I find Elena's attachment to Damon interesting, and yet I don't find it unseemly or any real threat to her and Stefan. It seems like the Salvatore brothers have a new chance at a relationship -- so I'm looking forward to watching them screw it up in new and interesting ways. One thing I'm not looking forward to is this accursed hiatus, though. March 25th. Are you kidding me? Grr Argh.
Don't know what to do with yourself during the hiatus? Come on over to the forums, where we never throw blood on the walls.
Cindy McLennan was never in that tomb, either. For proof, email her at CynthiaMcLennan[at]gmail.com or follow her on Twitter.