Right now, I'm trying to remind myself that I usually don't care what happens in a story, provided it is well told. I'm going to try to forget all the sickening sexism rippling under the surface (and right atop it with all that "submit" crap) and wait for the next episode. No matter what happens, please consider this an open conversation because I suspect you're going to be hearing a lot of it from me, daughter; every Thursday for the rest of the season. On the bright side, maybe this time you'll be grateful for the hiatus, because at least I'll stop talking sexual politics to you. I love you, dear.
P.S. One last plot point. If both Stefan and Damon were in love with Katherine when she turned them, why weren't they sire bound to her? Okay, I know it's rare, but didn't we just learn it occurs when a human is turned by a vampire he or she already loves? Is it supposed to be rare among humans who love vamps and are then turned? I might have liked this business a whole lot better if the sire mythology was changed slightly such that the boys were bound to Katherine and the ensuing 150 years that she was gone freed them from it, or if it's because she wasn't there to help them when they were newbies that they never imprinted on her, or something. I just had a delicious thought. What if they are sire bound to Katherine? Or rather, what if they're sired to the Petrova Doppelgänger, but because Elena was the first doppelgänger they spent time with after being vamped, they're sired to Elena? That could explain so much, Show. If you do that, I might forgive you sooner.
I will be back Friday with coverage of "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Oh great, Show. I can't wait to see if you crap all over one of my favorite Christmas Carols. In the meantime, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum, where nobody puts Baby in a corner!
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