Entertainment Magazine

Review #3125: The Vampire Diaries 3.9: “Homecoming”

Posted on the 11 November 2011 by Entil2001 @criticalmyth

Contributor: John Keegan

I don’t know about anyone else, but I very nearly forgot about this being an episode set during a high school homecoming dance, until I re-checked the title. After all, very little of the action has anything to do with the dance itself; it’s just a backdrop for the confrontation between Mikael and Klaus. And since this is the mid-season finale, it was a foregone conclusion that the confrontation would be intense and deliver long-ranging consequences.

Review #3125: The Vampire Diaries 3.9: “Homecoming”

The big change in this episode is that Stefan is freed from his compulsion, and he is not happy with Klaus one damn bit. It probably has something to do with the fact that Klaus was willing to sacrifice Elena (and pretty much everyone else) to win his war with Mikael, and Stefan was powerless to do anything about it. Needless to say, Stefan is cranky.

Some might be eager to see Elena and Stefan back together now that he’s free, but I don’t see that happening for a while yet. Too much happened between them that will take time to reconcile. Besides, I’ve always felt that Damon is a better fit for Elena, especially if it can bring out the inner Katherine that we know is just waiting to come out. Besides, Stefan is going to be busy getting some much-deserved revenge on Klaus.

Frankly, I don’t see how that’s going to work out well. Mikael was only a threat to Klaus because he was far more powerful, and even then, it took a little bit of trickery to give Klaus enough edge to win. But Klaus did win, and while Stefan may be holding a few cards at that moment, that doesn’t mean Klaus is a pushover, by any means. (And he still has the hybrids around, and/or the ability to make more.)

Actually, I think Tyler is going to be the real problem, because Klaus sired him, and now he’s back to being really annoying. While I completely understand his point about enjoying a relatively pain-free existence, having dealt with enough werewolf transitions to have had his fill, I still think he’s ignoring Caroline’s thoughts on the subject. And since he and Caroline were “paranormal friends with really, really great benefits”, one would think he’d want to preserve the relationship.

On the other hand, it looks like Katherine is weaseling her way back into Stefan’s life, one way or another. Appealing to his tortured humanity is not a bad angle to take, and I almost believe that there’s still some lingering human morality left in her. Within the context of the series thus far, that has always been a potential; Damon’s entire character arc has been a meditation on the depths of his formerly repressed humanity. Whatever the case, I’m glad to see Katherine back, and in a role that should put her in the center of the storm.

Writing: 2/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 2/4

Final Rating: 8/10

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Creative Writing Craft Talk & Workshop

    Dear friends, family, and the twelve people that follow this blog:Hark! Mo Duffy Cobb is returning to the classroom this Fall, both at Holland College to teach ... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Moduffycobb
  • Right-Wing Christian Support for Kavanaugh & Dismissal of Male Violence Towards...

    Right-Wing Christian Support Kavanaugh Dismissal Male Violence Towards Women: Fight Keep Patria Potestas Foundation "Christian" Culture

    Merriam-Webster DictionaryDavid Badash, "'Not Relevant': Franklin Graham Says Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Just Something 'He Did as a Teenager'":In his CBN... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   William Lindsey
  • Foundation and Extension in Your Yoga Poses

    Foundation Extension Your Yoga Poses

    by Nina"Watch your base; be attentive to the portion nearest the floor." — BKS IyengarBecause Baxter will be discussing axial extension of the spine (aka... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Ninazolotow
  • Tyler Rich EP Review

    Tyler Rich has come a long way from Yuba City, CA to Nashville, TN and he's put in a lot of work to get to release his debut EP with Valory Music and Big... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • Creationist Textbook is Rubbish, Says Creationist Study

    Creationist Textbook Rubbish, Says Study

    I often complain about creationists, and about as equally often I hear back "why bother with them". Well, I bother because they're incredibly harmful to... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Reprieve
  • 1930s Fashion – Fall Fashion Trends in 1931

    1930s Fashion Fall Trends 1931

    A Slender Silhouette for 1930s Autumn Fashion Cosy and smart for Fall in 1931. A Black woolen suit, worn over a cream blouse. The typical foundation wear was th... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Glamourdaze
  • Cooking Keto with Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy

    Cooking Keto with Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy

    The first episode of season 2 with Cooking Keto with Kristie is finally here! In this episode, Kristie invites Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy to join her in the kitche... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor