Mystic Falls High School: Resident Cutie-patootie, Matt Donovan (Elena's ex) tosses a football around the yard with some of the guys. I wonder if Zach Roerig laughed when he saw this episode was named "Friday Night Bites." I cried, because I wanted to use that as a homepage headline for this show, so instead you're stuck with the far more obscure "Francis Fukuyama Predicts..." Here. Let me Google that for you. Bonnie, now that her psyche has been overcome with dread, is encouraging Elena to play the field. Elena loves her for her concern, but she's starting to feel like things are getting better and some of that is thanks to Stefan. Meanwhile, Vicki approaches Jeremy on the bleachers, bragging that she's just scored tickets to see The Posers at The Rat. All over the greater Boston area, people of a certain age join me in sighing, "Oh, The Rat," while the younger Guitar Hero II devotees cock their heads in wonder. Jeremy surprises me when he doesn't melt in a pool at Vicki's feet and instead tells her to have fun with Tyler. I'm also surprised that Vicki doesn't seem to care that last week Jeremy blurted out to everyone -- including her big brother -- the sordid truth about what they did last summer. When he asks if she only slept with him to score drugs, Vicki says, "Screw you," but Jeremy says that he's all ears if she comes up with another reason. He then walks off, leaving Vicki confused and longing for the days when boys were fighting over her, not with her.
Episode Report CardCindy McLennan: A- | 1840 USERS: B-
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