The Vampire Diaries midseason finales are always pretty epic. The show is known for its crazy cliffhangers and storylines. I put this season’s midseason finale to those same standards.
Damon is visited by his past when Enzo comes to Whitmore College. Enzo is the only thing that stands in his way from saving Elena.
Katherine is still dieing and her daughter tells her that becoming a traveler may be able to prolong her life.
I am still interested in the Augustine Vampires and the Gilbert’s family past. We see glimpses of how Elena’s father is connected to the experiments, but I would love to learn more. I also liked the possibility of Elena becoming an Augustine vampire. It would have been an interesting arc for her if it had worked. Then the rest of the season would have been trying to find a cure for Elena. Doesn’t that sound familiar.
The worst part of this episode had to be the ending. I am not a Delena fan, but I hated that breakup. It came out of left field. It has taken years for Damon to finally get Elena, and he pushes her away because he is not good enough. That was just stupid. It was just added for dramatic effect. It didn’t feel real to me.
This episode was pretty slow for a midseason finale. I liked the Katherine “death”, but there was no pivotal story to show where the rest of the season is going. There hasn’t been a truly interesting main arc since Alaric turning into a vampire hunters or the introduction to the Originals. There is a lot of potential with the Augustine arc but the writers never see it to its fullest. We did’nt need a Damon flashback. I want to learn more about what it means to be an Augustine vampire. Lets learn more about that history.
I hear that we will be seeing many familiar faces return to the show for this episode. Some of the best episodes of the Vampire Diaries were when they brought back beloved characters. I am super excited to Aunt Jenna to come back again because she is one of the only characters we haven’t seen return since her death. Maybe we will even see characters that havent died, but have moved on. Crossing my fingers that Klaus sweeps Caroline off her feet and Klaroline becomes cannon. (What a girl can dream).
3 out of 5 stars