The Vampire Diaries Episode 3-5 Review: The Reckoning

When I think what True Blood would have done with a twist like the one at the end of last week’s episode–Stefan and Klaus back in Mystic Falls–it makes me appreciate even more what The Vampire Diaries did this week. True Blood would have started the episode dawdling around, skirting the issue of Stefan back in Mystic Falls and there would be a lot of filler before Stefan sees Elena only at the very end of the episode.

The Vampire Diaries, however, jumps into the action, as there are twists abound in the opening minutes of the episode. Not only do Stefan and Elena reunite less than halfway through the episode, Tyler is fed Klaus’s blood and is killed–the first twist of the season that really made my jaw drop. To top off the episode, Klaus orders Stefan to turn his humanity off and Stefan is staying in town.

Let’s see what we have: Tyler as a hybrid, ripper Stefan staying in Mystic Falls, Matt being able to see Vicki, Katherine and Jeremy uncovering Michael’s tomb. Yeah, things are going to get more difficult and interesting.

Score: 9.3/10

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