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Crystal ([personal profile] petitebelette) wrote2012-01-06 09:07 pm

tvd 3.10 aka #i think joseph morgan took single manly tear lessons from jensen ackles

THE ONE WITH ALL THE INCEST is what this episode is which is what all TVD episodes are to me regardless of actual content. No really though, THIS EPISODE WAS ABOUT FAMILY. Surrogate and otherwise and it was de-li-cious.



I'm watching the episode again and vomiting thoughts, for the record.


  • I'm just glad Bonnie is getting some action and hopefully character development. WHICH LOOKS LIKE A REAL THING? MAYBE?

    Also this Bonnie/Stefan team-up is for the win. MY S1 SHIP THAT NEVER FULLY SAILED. You know, for the five seconds it lasted before Damon showed up and then everything was Defan and nothing huuuuuuuurted.

    But I am loving that Bonnie's Team Elena always anyway. I doubted her for 1.5 seconds before she came clean about knowing where Stefan was and then I was all WHY DID I EVER DOUBT YOU? And then I was like OH RIGHT because sometimes you talk a lot about putting the needs of the many over the few but haven't gone through with that since season one.

    Which is something I've come to love about her, to be honest: Bonnie's too loyal to the people in her heart of hearts to play into her own witchy-nature-balance spiel. (Now watch the show blow that out of the water. They always do that gdi.)



  • oh god unrelated note Elena jogging makes me feel super lazy about how often I'm NOT jogging.



  • BRUNCH IN A BOTTLE. the new breakfast of champions.

    Alaric gets so pissy at the idea that Damon and him are friends again. LOOK DAMON, I'M NOT HERE TO HANG OUT WITH YOU, I'M HERE TO BE A SURROGATE DAD/TEACHER FIGURE THING, IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU I HATE YOU GO BOTHER SOMEONE ELSE.

    Oh, how much these two love each other and how much Ric is not over having a temporary funeral courtesy of Damon's tantrums. I'm pretty sure Damon is about three-years-old emotionally and Ric is maybe ten.



  • Jeremy and Tyler talking and hanging out in their mutual lonerdom makes me feel things. THEY TEASED US, GUYS. THEY GAVE US MORE JYLER AND THEN RIPPED IT AWAY WITH A HORRIBLE BREAK UP. An awesome break up though.

    I love that Tyler asks Jeremy if he likes his new daddy Alaric and then tells Jeremy to shoot him because Tyler's new daddy is the same abusive asshole all over again. Oh god your daddy issues, Tyler. Is this a stretch? WHATEVER, TYLER AND THE FATHER FIGURES THAT ABUSE HIM. KLAUS, RICHARD, ETC.

    Tyler was phenomenal this episode. He seems utterly unaware of how NOT OKAY all this is, just to keep his own sanity, just so he doesn't have to admit that Klaus didn't save him, he just gave him a different cage. BREAK FREE, TYLER. FLY. He's just the perfect picture of self-imposed ignorance, telling everyone they ~just don't understand~ because he wants to believe that everything is coming up roses for him now.



  • Klaus' little flashes of HAHA I STALK YOU grins at Elena are so delightful and creepy

    "THAT SOUNDS LIKE A KLAUS-AND-STEFAN PROBLEM" and a choir of angels sang KLAUS-AND-STEFAN, IT IS KNOWN



  • THE TYPICAL ATYPICAL FAMILY AND HOW THEY SPEAK TO MY HEART.

    So Alaric's officially a Gilbert now, right? From now on he's a Gilbert to me, not a Saltzman. ALSO WHO CHOPS VEGETABLES WITH A MEAT CLEAVER? Sounds like a Gilbert. Okay, more important things:

    I just want to squish this funny little family together and make them have normal dinners and play Scrabble and watch Jeopardy on weeknights. I WANT THAT FOR THESE PEOPLE. But the show doesn't and to be honest I also want horrible things to happen to them like death by car and beheading 101 and fun trips to Denver.



  • also what kind of neighbors does Elena have that no one notices all the things that happened in this episode



  • Jeremy's outburst about why Elena worries about things like school and work and how they should just GET IN A CAR AND GO. !!!!

    "No one's getting out of this town alive." Oh it just calls back to this town is a sickness theme and god, do I agree, Jeremy.

    Of course Elena worries about things like school and work. They are normal things that she wants and needs her little brother to worry about. She needs to worry about them. It's as much a coping mechanism as it is about still having control of her life and holding onto whatever normality is left.

    Must give credit where credit is due, Elena stands her ground, only bends to find a way to find some power and wield it any way she can.



  • STEFAN/ELENA.

    Ugh I just want to eat the scene up where Stefan is just DO NOT CURR with Elena and then ask for seconds. Stefan Salvatore, you just have hit bottom, haven't you? The only thing you want to care about or just can't help but care about is Damon and revenge now, courtesy of Kathy. JUST HOW I LIKE YOU SO FAR, NGL.

    Someone very smart on my flist mentioned everything he feels he's "earned" so far to "deserve" Elena's love has been ripped away by his own actions and it seems unfathomable for him to start. I think that's true, and I'm not sure he even wants to start. He's so lost with this new freedom, but it's not freedom at all. HE'S MADE THIS CAGE FOR HIMSELF.

    I think what I love the most about this scene is Elena's okay after it. She's upset, but whatever pain Stefan causes her is not a priority anymore. There are more important things than Stefan, than Damon, than anything and everything else but her family.

    Stefan's done awful things and betrayed her, Damon, and everyone (as far as she knows at this point) and he deservedly should be shunned. She was his world, and now she isn't, but he is not hers anymore either.



  • DEFAN DEFAN DEFAN DEFAN.

    There's nothing I love more than Damon beating up Stefan proper, CANNOT STOP WILL NOT STOP.

    "It doesn't make sense." That's when I truly lost it. You know, in comparison to the first minute of the scene where I was already sobbing ("I don't care about the coffins. We need to talk.")

    Damon, you idiot. I LOVE EVERYONE HERE. Of course it makes perfect sense, because there is no Stefan who is good or Stefan who is evil or Stefan who doesn't care when it comes to Damon. THERE'S JUST THE STEFAN WHO NEEDS YOU SO MUCH HE WOULD FORCE YOU TO TURN INTO A VAMPIRE. THERE'S THE STEFAN WHO WOULD SAVE THE MAN WHO RUINED HIS LIFE TO SAVE YOU. And then:

    "Stop saving me." BUCKETS OF TEARS

    Damon will never understand this because he does nothing to deserve Stefan's love, or anyone's love. He doesn't want the responsibility of being loved like that. STEFAN LOVES DAMON LIKE DAMON LOVES ELENA LIKE ELENA LOVES STEFAN. /hearts in eyes



  • OH MY GOD ELENA'S FACE WHEN SHE OPENS THE DOOR FOR THE PARAMEDICS HER VOICE asdkf;d it's sort of beautiful, Elena Gilbert reacting to death instead of brave-facing and comforting herself with scapegoat rings. Ric could die and she panics.

    And then Jeremy, and the blood spattered on his face. It's so grisly and wonderful. There is blood all over the Gilberts in this episode, metaphorically and literally and it's brilliant. He doesn't even hesitate, just sets his jaw and does what he has to. Because he's a Gilbert, dammit. He's his sister's brother. Oh and that terrifies Elena.



  • I love that Klaus just barrels through Elena's arm when she answers the door and thanks him for coming. HOW RUDE.

    That Klaus and Elena seen fills me with rainbows and butterflies. It's just another scene where Elena Gilbert reminds me why she is kind of the best. AND KLAUS' FACE. JUST SHAME AND DESPAIR ALL OVER HIS FACE. I've had this theory the reason Klaus shut all his emotions down was because he killed his mother: not so much that he felt remorse over it, but because he knew his siblings wouldn't forgive him and he needs their allegiance. He needs his family. Because everyone needs their family on this wonderful show.

    Back to Elena though: "You can let yourself out." It doesn't matter if she's scared or her world is falling apart anymore. In fact, those things have become the reason she can look Klaus in the eye and tell him where it's at. Although I'm still waiting for her to acknowledge Stefan wasn't just turned into a monster; he's always been one.



  • WHAT'S THIS RING BUSINESS? why isn't it working anymore. Is it only good for a certain amount of uses?



  • KLAUS/REBEKAH.

    He's been trying to build a home for a thousand years. A twisted, fucked up home built on a foundation of lies and murder and blood, but he wanted her to be there for it. Now that's ruined. AND HE'S SORRY. I knew he was going to dagger her again, but it didn't hurt any less when he did.

    Klaus can do no wrong in my eyes even when he's doing HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE THINGS. I'm not sure when that happened, my loyalty to ~the winning side. Doesn't make him less horrible or terrible, but he is a wonderful character. Really, really great. He hits on all the things I love and all the things I never knew I loved in a well-rounded Big Bad.

    Also he's totally made sweet love to his sister. Every episode makes that more apparent to me. I don't care if Kevin and Julie ever say otherwise, they have boned. Also she is clearly the only woman he has ever loved.



  • What they did to Jeremy was so, so wrong. And so, so in character. Of course Elena wants to send him away, of course she knows it's wrong. And Alaric making that decision for him too is just askdf;sdf. Hard, fatherly decisions that steamroll agency and all that important stuff. This will bite them in the ass obviously, but thinking about it?

    I would have done the same thing.



  • As usual [livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral just always puts words to all my Damon/Elena feelings but I'll just say a few things:

    THEY ARE SUCH IDIOTS AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

    Damon comforting her in the kitchen, Damon comforting anyone and doing it so sincerely because he's so good at playing parts for her, how distraught she was over death, because she cleaned the blood off the porch and it was on her hands. He helped her get rid of the body guys, that's real friendship.

    When they kissed, THE SONG IN THE BACKGROUND. "It's everything you wanted / It's everything you don't." Oh, show. Oh, show.

    As usual their kiss is not about committing to each other or anything so romantic and terrifying as that. It's really a beautiful kiss, don't get me wrong. SINCE I LOVE PARALLELS: The porch kiss with Katherine was so sexual and passionate, and the contrast is very telling: this kiss with Elena was about friendship and longing and clinging to each other. WHICH IS WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT. She doesn't pull back and Damon's probably thinking WHAT IS GOING ON, THIS ISN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN LIKE THIS and she reaches to hold his hand and it's-

    LOOK. AT. THAT. SMIRK. He is smug and terrified. He leaves Elena standing around wondering what the hell just happened and why did she let it happen because she kind of didn't want it to happen but sort of did. MEANWHILE THEY ARE BOTH IDIOTS.

    #they are dancing around their idiocy for each other #from now on what damon and elena have is not love to me #they are just beautiful idiots dancing to their idiocy #the idiotic beauty of clinging to each other in dark places #and loving stefan #and hating stefan #and everything is stefan all the time #except for when they kiss #and then it's about the extent of their idiocy #for loving each other but not wanting to love each other #idiots
  • [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com 2012-01-07 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
    your title is correct though

    oooooh Bonnie/Stefan. I am ready to ship them. Give Bonnie a decent ship, show. Yes to your Bonnie thoughts too. I LOVE HER MOSTEST WHEN SHE'S TOO LOYAL TO BE A SUPERHERO.

    I'm pretty sure Damon is about three-years-old emotionally and Ric is maybe ten.

    this is an accurate sentence.

    Is this a stretch? WHATEVER, TYLER AND THE FATHER FIGURES THAT ABUSE HIM. KLAUS, RICHARD, ETC.

    THAT IS SO NOT A STRETCH; IN FACT IT IS MY EXACT READING TOO. And ugh, ALL YOUR TYLER THOUGHTS. Brain-twins. He kills me.

    "THAT SOUNDS LIKE A KLAUS-AND-STEFAN PROBLEM" and a choir of angels sang KLAUS-AND-STEFAN, IT IS KNOWN

    I THINK IT, YOU SAY IT.

    also what kind of neighbors does Elena have that no one notices all the things that happened in this episode

    hush nobody cares

    Someone very smart on my flist mentioned everything he feels he's "earned" so far to "deserve" Elena's love has been ripped away by his own actions and it seems unfathomable for him to start.

    SHUT UP YOU FLATTER. And actually, I think what Stefan's incapable of dealing with right now is the fact that he really IS "free". Since he's lost everything, there are no expectations of him. HE CAN'T DEAL. So he's going for self-destruction instead. It's so brilliant. Now that he really has a choice, now he really is his own man, the first thing he chooses to do is destroy himself.

    UGHHHH, so much word on Damon not wanting the responsibility of being loved. FOOL.

    KLAUS MY LOVE. You know how I feel~

    He helped her get rid of the body guys, that's real friendship.

    I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. TRUE FRIENDSHIP, YO.

    When they kissed, THE SONG IN THE BACKGROUND. "It's everything you wanted / It's everything you don't." Oh, show. Oh, show.

    Okay, you need to stop doing that thing where you take my thoughts right from my heart. YOU NEED TO STOP. (EXCEPT NEVER STOP.)

    PERFECT D/E TAGS ARE PERFECT. #the idiot ship

    [identity profile] xx-pinkstar.livejournal.com 2012-01-07 04:04 am (UTC)(link)

    KLAUS/REBEKAH.
    (tragically - my general feelings of the episode amounted to this)

    He's been trying to build a home for a thousand years. A twisted, fucked up home built on a foundation of lies and murder and blood, but he wanted her to be there for it. Now that's ruined. He says he's so sorry. I knew he was going to dagger her again, but it didn't hurt any less when he did.

    Also he's totally made sweet love to his sister. Every episode makes that more apparent to me. I don't care if Kevin and Julie ever say otherwise, they have boned. Also she is clearly the only woman he has ever loved.


    EVERYTHING THESE WORDS CONTAIN X1000000000000
    Edited 2012-01-07 04:04 (UTC)

    [identity profile] aerintine.livejournal.com 2012-01-07 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
    ALL YOUR THOUGHTS ARE MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY. It's a bit eery. Stop that. EXCEPT DO NOT STOP EVER.

    I love that Tyler asks Jeremy if he likes his new daddy Alaric and then tells Jeremy to shoot him because Tyler's new daddy is the same abusive asshole all over again.

    Wow you put this so BEAUTIFULLY, it cracked my heart open. TYLER. He's so obvious in this scene. He'll be invincible. HE'LL SHOW THEM ALL. MY HEART.

    There's nothing I love more than Damon beating up Stefan proper, CANNOT STOP WILL NOT STOP.

    "It doesn't make sense." That's when I truly lost it. You know, in comparison to the first minute of the scene where I was already sobbing ("I don't care about the coffins. We need to talk.")

    Damon, you idiot. I LOVE EVERYONE HERE. Of course it makes perfect sense, because there is no Stefan who is good or Stefan who is evil or Stefan who doesn't care when it comes to Damon. THERE'S JUST THE STEFAN WHO NEEDS YOU SO MUCH HE WOULD FORCE YOU TO TURN INTO A VAMPIRE. THERE'S THE STEFAN WHO WOULD SAVE THE MAN WHO RUINED HIS LIFE TO SAVE YOU. And then:

    "Stop saving me." BUCKETS OF TEARS

    Damon will never understand this because he does nothing to deserve Stefan's love, or anyone's love. He doesn't want the responsibility of being loved like that. STEFAN LOVES DAMON LIKE DAMON LOVES ELENA LIKE ELENA LOVES STEFAN. /hearts in eyes


    I just had to c&p that whole thing because it bears repeating. OUR BOYS, HOW CAN THEY BE SO PERFECT. *sob*

    also what kind of neighbors does Elena have that no one notices all the things that happened in this episode

    pfft. details.

    OH MY GOD ELENA'S FACE WHEN SHE OPENS THE DOOR FOR THE PARAMEDICS HER VOICE asdkf;d it's sort of beautiful, Elena Gilbert reacting to death instead of brave-facing and comforting herself with scapegoat rings. Ric could die and she panics.

    How much did you cry when she rushed to Ric's side and squeaked out, "Ric, oh my God, I'm right here..." My face was an ocean this whole episode.

    Also he's totally made sweet love to his sister. Every episode makes that more apparent to me. I don't care if Kevin and Julie ever say otherwise, they have boned. Also she is clearly the only woman he has ever loved.

    Right? When he looks at her with those wet eyes and says "Sister," you know he was really saying "My love." His one true love. Oh, really I'm very sappy about them.

    JUST EVERYTHING YOU SAY. ALL OF IT.
    Edited 2012-01-07 04:29 (UTC)
    ext_317107: (Heroes; Elle; you're a monster like me)

    [identity profile] stainofmylove.livejournal.com 2012-01-08 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
    Also he's totally made sweet love to his sister. Every episode makes that more apparent to me. I don't care if Kevin and Julie ever say otherwise, they have boned. Also she is clearly the only woman he has ever loved.

    LOL, right there with ya <3
    ext_643961: lovely charles w/fingers (Default)

    [identity profile] fairygrrl45.livejournal.com 2012-01-13 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
    STAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHP IT!!! You ship ALL THE SHIPS like I DO!!!! Honestly, I was wondering if it was possible that i was the only one that died over every ship like this. But they ALL have a special place in my heart!

    Damon/Stefan:

    Oh, DAMON/STEFAN. It's just like......hundreds of years of angst and devotion and commitment and hate and LOVE and THEY NEVER LEAVE EACH OTHER, they die for each other over and over, and they KILL for each other over and over, and Damon CAN'T handle being loved like that. (SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!) and just.....uggggggggggggggh they KILL me.

    Damon/Elena:

    OMG, YES! The idiot ship! NOW I have a name for it! 'Cuz I've been wanting to see Elena finally do this thing for EVER now. She won't let herself just LOVE him. Even though EVERYONE knows she does. The least she could do is screw him! God, their FEELINGS w/o actions are making me have nervous breakdowns. At least Damon/Stefan fight out their frustration!

    Damon/Alaric:

    I LOVE them together because they're like....football buds, but with killing instead. And everyone knows football buds give each other handjobs over beer and corn chips, as they share intimate bro talk about "the little lady" and the fam. They're immature and snotty and I LOVE it!

    Alaric/Elena:

    Elena was "working out with Alaric". Really, show? REALLY???? Ugh, you just KNOW they have slow, guilt ridden, but rough sex, where elena can "channel her frustration" and Alaric can "take care of her" like a good man should. IT WRITES ITSELF!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jeremy/Tyler:

    DUDE! I was pleasantly surprised by all of the LOVELY Jyler in this episode! "Tyler's outside, i can't keep him waiting"? SHOW, HOW DO YOU DO IT?????? Imply these things with the most obvious lines imaginable!!!!!

    Klaus/Stefan:

    THANK GOD I'm not the only one that ships them. After that whole bit with the *friendship* and Klaus's being such a NEEDY motherfucker, i was like "Dude, they're totally fucking!!!!! Klaus gets Stefan on his knees like a good little henchman, because he has his needs, and of course Stefan does it with a scowl on his face, but does it anyway because Damon isn't there to keep him satisfied!!!! NEW SHIP FTW!" And it was VALIDATED FOR ME!!!!! THANK YOU SHOW, THANK YOU!

    Klaus/Rebekah:

    Ugh, see yeah, he totally fucked her. He TOTALLY fucked her so hard, too. I know because he LOVES her. And they spent THOUSANDS of years together. And the only person he's ever been so invested in is his lover....I mean, sister. Sigh.....so nice to be on the same page.

    Klaus/Caroline:

    Dude....I KNOW you caught this. It couldn't have just been me. It was short, but it was there and I questioned it. (I pretty much ship Klaus/everyone though. I even thought up a little Klaus/Damon hate sex for a minute there. ...And some D/s Klaus/Tyler *shifty eyes*)


    Stefan/Elena:

    OF COURSE I was crying with them. I always cry with them! I'm NEVER a proponent of the "original" ship, you know, the one that the show generally wants everyone to root for? (though tvd seems to want everyone to ship EVERYONE with EVERYONE) But Stefan/Elena always get me in the gut, because they honestly have done so much for each other. She's basically given her whole life for him and he's gone through so much pain for her, and they just....they can never get that back, what they had, and that shits kind of sad, okay???? *sniff sniff*

    Damon/Stefan:

    Yes, I already wrote about them. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH OF THEM!!!!! AND I ADORE IT!!!!! All of the lines are just....UGH. *stop saving me* just....it hit me right THERE, man!


    Also:
    STEFAN LOVES DAMON LIKE DAMON LOVES ELENA LIKE ELENA LOVES STEFAN

    THIS!!!! THIS!!!! THIS!!!! IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE OMG.


    One of these days I'm gonna make a web of this but for now....I ship:

    Damon/Alaric/Elena/Stefan/Klaus/Rebekah and


    Alaric/Elena/Damon/Stefan/Klaus/Caroline/Tyler/Jeremy


    SORRY BONNIE, BOO! (I sometimes ship you and Elena but I wasn't feeling it this week!)


    BTW......Brain twins on everything yo! Just thought I'd add my two cents! :D