Heaven help me. The TVD Hiatus is already killing me and it has only been a few weeks. We still have 4 months (at least) before the Season 4 premiere. In order to ease the pain a bit, I am re-watching 15 of my favorite episodes, 5 from each season. Please note: these are listed in order of original air dates, not by preference. Also, if you have NEVER watched The Vampire Diaries, this IS NOT a list of episodes to see before you check into S4. YOU MUST WATCH ALL OF THE EPISODES.
1.) “Lost Girls” (1×06)
Best Bite: “You said you wanted to know. I’m not going to hold anything back.” And while that is a tiny bit of a lie, Stefan does share a butt ton of information with Elena. His actual age. Where he came from. His history with Katherine. The reason he’s fighting with Damon. I also kind of love the flashbacks. Okay, I love them A LOT. Aaaaand Damon & Vicki’s boozy dance off. Love that too.
Stuff to think about: Stefan: “That’s the thing about Damon. He doesn’t get mad. He just gets even.”
Moment to stake: I hate seeing Elena afraid of Stefan. It seriously rips me apart. Hours ago they were making kissy face at the car wash and now she’s crying in fear of him. Tragic.
Fave Damon-ism: “I’m at the Sizzler. I had the buffet.” “Don’t get blood on the couch!”
Biggest Question: Still dying to know exactly how Uncle Zach is related to our Salvatore brothers.
The song I play: For boozy dancing I love the Anberlin cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” For sobbing against my front door, Jason Walker’s “Down” is perfect.
2.) “The Turning Point” (1×10)
Best Bite: Up until this point, Elena has been hesitant to really FEEL her feelings for Stefan. But when she feels them, when she shares them with Stefan, all is right. And all of the unicorns in the world run on every rainbow they can find. “I love you Stefan.” “Don’t hide from me.”
Stuff to think about: Elena: “I don’t want to talk about my future Stefan. Because everything you’re saying is making it perfectly clear that you’re not going to be in it.”
Character I’d like to set on fire: Logan. What an ass. And really bad at being a vampire.
Fave Damon-ism: “But we’re a team! We could travel the world together! We could try out for the Amazing Race!”
Biggest Question: Where did Stefan go to get Elena a glass of water? Niagara falls? Dude was gone for AGES!!
The song I play: I absolutely LOVE “Cut” by Plumb but I danced at my wedding to “This is Beautiful” by Tyrone Wells. It’s a tossup!
3.) “Let The Right One In” (1×17)
Stuff to think about: Elena: “I’ve just never… You were like this other person.”
Character I’d like to set on fire: Frederick. Duh. The countless stabs just are not enough.
Moment to stake: It’s a tie. I HATE watching Stefan being tortured. But he is shirtless… I also hate that Elena seems seriously put off when her vampire boyfriend acts like a vampire. Get a grip lady.
Fave Damon-ism: “I understand. He’s the reason you live, his love lifts you up where you belong. I get it.”
Biggest Question: Damon winds the clock. Does he do other house hold chores as well?
The song I play: “All You Wanted” by Sounds Under Radio. Moves me every time.
4.) “Under Control” (1×18)
Best Bite: Stefan is freaking out. He doesn’t know what to do but he knows that he needs to be honest with Elena. He’s obviously struggling and it’s clearly hard for him to admit his weakness. But he does it. And of course, she wants to do anything she can to help him. They love each other. “I’m afraid of what I could do to you.” “I’m not. I’m not.”
Stuff to think about: Elena: “I know it’s hard to understand. But Stefan’s different. He would never do anything to hurt me.”
Character I’d like to set on fire: Uncle John. And to think, this is only the beginning of his douchey-ness.
Fave Damon-ism: “You ask, I come. I’m easy like that.” “No, Elena! I will not go to your bedroom with you!”
Biggest Question: Damon knows about Stefan’s “Ripper” side. Why doesn’t he feel the need to warn Elena?
The song I play: “Brick by Boring Brick” by Paramore. Great tune for dancing with your alcoholic, vampire boyfriend.
5.) “Founder’s Day” (1×22)
Best Bite: The editing flow between Stefan & Elena getting dressed in their 1864 gear is flawless and emotional and absolutely stunning but, for supreme best, I have to go with Damon and Katherine on the Gilbert porch. This one scene had the entire fandom in heat for months between seasons one and two. Serious intensity.
Stuff to think about: Damon: “Elena is not Katherine.”
Character I’d like to set on fire: Uncle John. Again. He killed Anna and tried to set the Salvatores on fire. He has it coming.
Fave Damon-ism: “I’m here to eat cotton candy and steal your girl.”
Biggest Question: Were John & the V5 Deputies able to collect ALL of the tomb vampires? Could some of them still be wandering around?
The song I play: “Bloodstream” by Stateless. Obviously.
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