I have some fresh, spoilery scoop about the season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries, "I Know What You Did Last Summer". KSite was able to pre-screen the opener and teased that the TVD from old is back, with a fresh tone and even a cliffhanger. Here's to an amazing season of The Vampire Diaries, which premiere's tomorrow might @8/7c.
Smiley Happy People
The last time I ever saw someone smile on The Vampire Diaries, was, admittedly not too long ago, in the Season 4 finale. But a big reason for that smiling was that certain very cool dead people (Alaric and Lexi) were back. Alaric and Lexi aren't back anymore. But people are still happy. Elena and Caroline, in particular, are headed to college, and of course Elena and Damon had a fun summer together. Even more beleaguered Matt Donovan got to have some fun over the summertime with Rebekah.
I also like this because I felt in Season 4 everyone was so supernatural that they became hard to identify with. But now, Elena seems pretty cool, on a Caroline type level, again. Finally. It's nice to have an Elena that I don't want someone to stake.
As I mentioned, she's pretty well adjusted in the premiere. It's interesting to me that she is wanting to be human at a time when Katherine wants anything but that. How bad-ass is Katherine when she's not all powerful? You'll have to see what drama she creates.
I Know What You Did Last Summer- Paul Wesley as Silas: Especially when compared to Damon, Stefan can sometimes be a stick in the mud. With that said, Paul Wesley looks like he's having a fun being a bit of an @$$ playing Silas while he, as Stefan, drowns and has dreams.
The temporary music track for this episode, at least, includes the song "Royals."
Twisting the Knife
Remember the brief bit with Alaric in TVD #4.2, with the "I miss you too, buddy?" The Vampire Diaries twists the knife again in the season premiere... perhaps more than once.
Damon the Father Figure
Also really amusing in this episode is Damon taking on a bit of a fatherly role to Jeremy... complete with that "don't tell Mom about that" type attitude. By the way, we do find out what the world thinks happened when Jeremy "died" pretty quickly.
Meet Your New Roomie
Elena and Caroline have a new roommate who totally gives off an "Imogen Moreno" vibe, for any Degrassi fans in the house. Meaning, she's quirky and a little too nice. Something's weird about her...
There is a very funny line about how to spell certain words in Vampire Diaries lore.