Somebody's bedroom. Damon looks up at us and then trails his lips from (at least) Caroline's navel up the length of her form. Her back arches. Her bright pink bra thrusts north to give the camera a clear shot. But then, Damon vamps out. His face goes all vein-y and his eyes are bloodshot and rimmed with red. When Caroline opens her eyes, she is frightened into silence. Damon lunges at her -- going in for the kill. Caroline's screams carry us into the black.
Well, overall, this episode worked less well for me than did the pilot. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for cheese this week? I do like that Matt seems to be a good guy, and that Caroline is less one-dimensional than I originally thought. The music is driving me nuts, though. Is it as intrusive as I think? I'm fine with it on shows like Veronica Mars, Scrubs and, of course, Supernatural so I sort of don't think it's me, but nothing makes me feel older than watching this show, and telling my pre-teen and teen that they can't, so I have to admit it just might be that this show wasn't written for me in the first place. Before I close, I'd like to thank the kind readers who wrote in to explain to me that it was always supposed to be Damon that shape-shifts and brings on the fog, never Stefan, and to everyone else who wrote in with their thoughts and speculation. Next week, Stefan joins the football team, and Elena lets out a big scream. See you then.
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In addition to covering The Vampire Diaries, Cindy McLennan also recaps Lost and weecaps How I Met Your Mother (which returns this week, yay!). You can tell her how old she is at CindyMcLennan[at]gmail.com.