The Vampire Diaries – Episode 2.3: Bad Moon Rising Discussion

I know I’m all late, but as I explained in my post on Bones, I was at the Baltimore Book Festival for the past few days, however, I must share a few quick thoughts on Bad Moon Rising.

The werewolf story has finally moved along a little bit.  I still have mixed feelings about this show choosing to bring in werewolves.  I don’t know what story started that linked the two together, but it seems that it pops up frequently enough in movies and television to be a little annoying to me here.  Mason grew on me a little bit in this episode.  I don’t know where they are going with this, and I am pretty sure that he and Damon will be at odds at some point – especially since we have learned that a werewolf bite can kill a vampire, but what can I say  – he is easy on the eyes, and he had enough sense to try to restrain himself during his transformation.  He needs a little help in that department seeing that he was able to break free and almost eat Stefan, and a newly day walking Caroline, into dinner.

And speaking of Caroline, she continues to be my favorite of the bevy of women on this show.  Bonnie is as snarky and mean as ever, but at least I see that she has real reason to be a little bitchy and standoffish with Caroline.  And as for Elena, she holds no currency with me these days after the emotional smackdown she delivered to Damon.  But, my Caroline is in her glory as she tries to master the vampire thing, even though her every neurotic and jealous tendency is threatening to destroy the relationships which are so important for her to hold on to her humanity.  Now that she has her ring she has a better shot at hiding her situation from her mom, but I am looking forward to see what other effects her change will have on their already tense relationship.  And what about poor Matt?  Is she really going to be able to stay away from him.  I am sad about this, but she makes Stefan so much more palatable that it is ridiculous.  They need to get together.  I will love Katherine forever is any of her evil deeds pave the way to that happening.

I think I have to go back and listen to the mythology a few more times.  I got lost when they started talking about why vamps had to creep around at night and werewolves are bound to the moon and eat vampires.  The doppelganger angle is appealing to me, and I want to know more about that and thankfully Alaric got himself together and kissed Jenna.  Now where in the world is Jeremy?  In class?  In his room moping?  It would be nice ti get the tiniest bit of face time with characters, even if they have no storyline at the moment.

Tyler was hilarious when Amy so bluntly told him that she liked Matt.  I laughed out loud for way too long when he said, “Ouch.”

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Next time … Katherine is back!

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  1. I am so with you on the Caroline + Stefan idea. They are so much more intense than Elena and Stefan. The ‘ouch’ moment with Tyler was the first time I actually liked him as a character!

  2. I like this episode. Like you, I am not sure about the werewolf thing, what is it that whenever vampires are mentioned, werevolves automatically need to be part of a plot as well?

    I’m not sure about the Stefan – Caroline thing, although I do see it working. We’ll see.. I’m really curious what will happen next. The fact that Katherine is back next episode is bound to make for an interesting plot twist, I guess?

  3. I whole-heartedly agree with everything you’ve said here. I don’t see the need to bring the werewolves in, there is plenty to focus on with the vamps. I’d actually enjoy it more if they explored Bonnie and the witches more than the wolves. At least there would be something a little less formulaic about it all. But I guess, the producers want to take advantage of all the Twilight loving fans. I suppose in that way it makes sense.

    At least they had the good sense to make the primary werewolf easy on the eyes right? If we have to suffer through the same old same old in that way at least we get the yummy!

    Can’t wait to see what you thought of this past Thursday’s episode.