The Vampire Diaries says goodbye

The series finale of The Vampire Diaries was bittersweet. I wish everyone had a happy ending, but they didn’t.

Vicki followed through on Katherine’s order to ring the bell. She released the hellfire that was supposed to destroy Mystic Falls. I say supposed to because it didn’t. Bonnie, as she did so many times during the series, saved the day.

She came up with a plan that would allow her to send the hellfire back to Hell and destroy it. To make sure Katherine was gone once and for all, someone had to ensure Katherine was in Hell at the time Bonnie destroyed it. Damon volunteered to do it and thought he compelled Stefan to leave him in the tunnel with Katherine. But Stefan had vervaine in him and couldn’t be compelled. Instead, Stefan gave Damon a shot of his blood, making Damon human. Stefan then stood in the tunnel and killed Katherine as the hellfire passed through.

I couldn’t believe Stefan died. I thought a miracle would happen and he would survive, but that didn’t happen. Like in many episodes over the years, I watched as everyone said goodbye to Stefan for one last time. I felt bad for Caroline. She ended up becoming a widow after being married for only one day.

In the end, Caroline opened up a new school for gifted children with Alaric and Jeremy came back to help them run it. It was named after Stefan.

Matt was still a cop in Mystic Falls and got a bench with his name on it.

Bonnie figured out how to break the spell on Elena. Once the spell was broken, Bonnie decided she was going to do what Enzo wanted and live life to the fullest. She planned to travel the world.

Elena and Damon were the only ones to get a true happy ending. Elena became a doctor and lived a long human life with Damon until they both died. In death, Elena was reunited with her family and Damon saw Stefan again.

Overall, I thought it was a good ending. It was touching to see the love between Stefan and Damon, and I loved that Bonnie finally got her powers back and saved the town.

Did you like the series finale?


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The Vampire Diaries: Doesn’t Bonnie deserve some happiness?

This final season of The Vampire Diaries is supposed to be a short season, but it’s taking forever to get to where it’s going.

We finally got rid of the sirens only to have Cade in Mystic Falls. Cade is worse than the sirens. Damon, who now has his humanity back on, decides to try to kill Cade only to find out that he can’t be killed. Cade tells Damon that he has to kill 100 people or Caroline. He won’t kill Caroline and doesn’t want to kill 100 people.

Apparently, Cade gave Stefan the same deal. Stefan could kill 100 people or the love of Damon’s life, Elena. I’m disgusted by Stefan. I know his humanity is off, but I agree with Matt that it’s still him and, as far as I’m concerned, he did the unforgivable. He tore out Enzo’s heart in front of Bonnie in his quest to get to Elena.

The writers just seem to want to make Bonnie miserable. She can’t seem to have happiness. I thought for sure that she and Enzo were going to have a happy ending, even if he couldn’t take the cure. I actually liked her with Enzo more than Jeremy. The writers destroyed Bonnie and made me hate Stefan. I’m not sure the writers can redeem Stefan.

Luckily, Bonnie stabbed Stefan with the cure, which means he’ll now be human, but how will Bonnie ever look at him again. It doesn’t matter how guilty he feels for what he did or how sorry he is. He can’t bring Enzo back.

I’m tired of seeing Bonnie be miserable. I hope she’s able to have some sort of happy ending before the end of this series. I also hope that the blast of energy at the end of last week’s episode means that Bonnie has her powers back. Bonnie’s powers made the show more interesting and I’ve been waiting all season for her to get them back. I guess I’ll have to wait until the next episode to see what happens.

What do you think of the latest happenings on The Vampire Diaries?


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The Vampire Diaries: Bonnie needs to get her powers back

I’m a bit upset with the writers of The Vampire Diaries. At the end of last season, Bonnie lost her powers. I thought in the first couple of episodes of this season Bonnie would get her powers back, but she hasn’t and she needs them.

In a show dominated by vampires, Bonnie was refreshing. She’s intelligent and, over the years, they have relied on Bonnie to save the day more times than I can count. Now, the show has introduced a siren for the last season. We’ve been subjected to many episodes of Enzo and Damon doing the siren’s bidding. Because Bonnie hasn’t had powers, she hasn’t been able to take on the siren.

Granted, they caught the siren. But let’s face it, a showdown between the siren and a Bonnie with powers would have been more exciting. Maybe that’s where the story is going. I hope it is because Bonnie has always been my favorite character on the show (besides Damon, of course). But first, the writers have to come up with a creative way for Bonnie to get her powers back.

Bonnie could find a secret potion or she could have a near death experience and Caroline saves Bonnie with her blood, which miraculously brings Bonnie’s powers back. If the writers could bring Damon and Bonnie back from the other side, they can certainly make Bonnie a witch again.

Do you think Bonnie should get her powers back?


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Fall means my TV shows are back

OrchardAfter a summer full of reality TV, I’m glad that it’s fall and my shows are back. If you follow my blog, you know I watch a lot of TV.

The Goldbergs premiered last week with a tribute to The Breakfast Club and Superstore returned with another ridiculous episode. I love both of those shows.

Here are some of the other returning shows I’m looking forward to:

  •  The Flash – What changed now that Barry saved his mother?
  • Arrow – What will happen now that the team has broken apart?
  • The Vampire Diaries – Will Damon and Enzo return from the dark side?
  • Supergirl – What or who is in the pod from Krypton?

There are a lot of new shows premiering this fall. I’ve started watching Designated Survivor and Speechless. They both seem good so far. Next month, I’m looking forward to Timeless, which is a time travel show. I have high hopes for these shows and hope I’m not let down.

What shows are you looking forward to?

CW Network renews all of its shows

In a surprising move, the CW Network renewed all of the shows that have aired this season, including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, its lowest rated show.

I watch a lot of the CW shows, which means I’m happy. I love Arrow (my favorite show), The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is growing on me.

I still watch The Vampire Diaries and, although this season has been one of the better ones, I can’t help but wonder when this show is finally going to end. Every year, I think this show can’t possibly survive for another season and then it’s renewed. Next season will be the eighth for The Vampire Diaries. What more can the writers do?

This season, the writers seem to be wrapping up storylines. We’ve jumped three years in time and it appears couples who should be together finally are. If the hunter is killed at the end of this season, I don’t know where the writers go next.

I’m glad Reign was renewed for a fourth season. I realize it’s not historically accurate, but the writing is excellent and this show has a lot of life left in it. I just wish others would see what a gem Reign is.

Did the CW’s renewal of all of its shows surprise you?

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My TV shows are back

I enjoyed sharing some of my vacation photos over the last few weeks. But fall is here and that means my TV shows are returning. Gotham, Once Upon a Time, The Goldbergs, and Fresh Off the Boat already premiered.Remotes

This week, my favorite CW shows are back. I’m looking forward to:

  • Arrow – How long will Oliver Queen lead a normal life with Felicity?
  • The Vampire Diaries – What will Damon do without Elena?
  • Reign – Will Francis tell Mary he’s dying?
  • The Flash – How will the writers explain Barry being The Flash when Dr. Wells disappeared from existence in the season finale?

As is the case every TV season, there are a lot of new shows premiering. I’ve started watching The Muppets and so far it’s been worth catching every Tuesday night.

What shows are you looking forward to? What shows are you currently watching?

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My TV Shows Are Coming Back


I love the fall. The weather gets cooler,the leaves change color, and best of all, my shows return.  If you follow my blog, you know I watch a lot of TV. Here are some of the returning shows I’m looking forward to:


  • Once Upon a Time – Will Storybrooke be completely frozen?
  • Arrow – Will Olicity finally happen?
  • The Vampire Diaries – What happened to Bonnie and Damon after the bright light?
  • Reign – What will happen between Mary and Francis now that he knows that Lola is having his baby?
  • Hart of Dixie – Will we see a Zoey and Wade reunion?
  • The 100 – Will Finn and Bellamy miraculously survive and return for Season 2?
  • The Goldbergs – What great 1980s’ moments will we get to relive?

As is the case every TV season, there are a lot of new shows premiering. Of all the new shows, I’m most looking forward to The Flash and Gotham. I have high hopes for both shows and hope I’m not let down.

What shows are you looking forward to?

The Vampire Diaries: Goodbye Katherine . . . Not!

I wish I could say I am surprised that Katherine is still around on The Vampire Diaries. I’m not, but at least I enjoyed the 100th episode.

All of the characters drank to Katherine’s impending death and remembered every bad thing she had done to them, which was amusing. Of course, no one was sad to see her go, especially Damon who blames Katherine for every bad thing he’s ever done.

The episode also had its touching moments. Katherine relived the slaughter of her family and Stefan took pity on her. He said that she deserved some peace so he went inside her head and erased that memory. Even Elena forgave Katherine for all the bad things Katherine had done to her.

At one point, Katherine told her daughter that she was going to do the right thing for once, which meant she was going to die. It was a nice speech, but I didn’t buy it. Katherine has always been known as a survivor and her survival instinct kicked in. As I suspected, she used the traveler’s spell and is now inside Elena.

It shouldn’t take long for everyone to figure out what happened once Katherine fails to pass through Bonnie. But I wonder how many episodes I’ll have to sit though until Katherine is separated from Elena.

While Katherine was the focus of the episode, the most enjoyable moment was seeing Caroline finally admit her feelings for Klaus. When Klaus is with Caroline, I can almost forget that he’s evil.

What did you enjoy the most about the 100th episode?

Are Midseason Finales Effective?

Back in the day, television shows ran from September through May. Occasionally, there were reruns, but we watched until the season finale. Now, over the last couple of years, network executives have come up with the idea of the midseason finale, which is meant to keep you hooked until your show returns.

Is this effective? It depends on the show. Here’s my look at some of the midseason finales for shows that I watch.

First up is The Vampire Diaries. In the midseason finale, Stefan saved Elena from Wes’s clutches. However, they didn’t kill him, which makes absolutely no sense to me. Wes was torturing vampires and almost turned Elena into a crazed vampire who would have thirsted for vampire blood. The only plausible reason for keeping Wes alive is so the writers can continue to torture us with the Augustine storyline during the second half of the season.

Damon also went down the self-destructive road again and broke up with Elena because, of course, no one could possibly love Damon. Maybe I would have cared if I could see Damon and Elena together. But it’s obvious Elena belongs with Stefan.

It also appears that we will say goodbye to Katherine in the 100th episode. I don’t believe it. There’s still the traveler’s spell so I believe Katherine will live on in someone else.

Was this midseason finale enough to bring me back in January? If I were a new fan of the show, probably not. I’ll be watching in January simply because I’ve watched the last four seasons.

Reign left us with many questions. At the end, Mary rode off with Sebastian because of Nostradamus’s vision. Was Nostradamus right or did he incorrectly interpret his vision? After all, while he saw that one of Mary’s friends would die, he didn’t see that it was Clarissa who would kill Aylee. Even though he said that Mary would be the death of Francis, could his vision have meant Francis would die if Mary left?

Now that Mary took off with Sebastian, will they end up together? They did kiss and Mary didn’t seem completely opposed to the idea of Sebastian, even though she claims she loves Francis.

The Queen successfully got Mary out of the picture for now. The Queen will definitely be up to no good during the second half of the season as she sets her sights on getting rid of Kenna. She failed at poisoning Kenna during the midseason finale. What will the Queen do next?

Was this enough to bring me back in January? Yes. I’ve been hooked on Mary and Francis’s love story from the beginning. They keep me coming back week after week. I can’t wait to see if they get back together during the second half of the season.

Now we get to my favorite midseason finales.

Arrow ended with Barry Allen being turned into The Flash. We also saw that Oliver’s friend from the island, Slade, is still alive and is Season 2’s villain. As if that wasn’t exciting enough for one episode, Roy Harper was injected with the serum that either kills its subjects or makes them super strong. It appears Roy will be super strong, setting him up as Oliver’s sidekick. Additionally, Oliver got his mask.

What does this mean for the second half of the season? I think it’s a great set up. Oliver will face his friend in what I’m sure will be an epic fight. Barry Allen’s role is left open. Will The Flash have a role in Arrow or have we seen the last of him?

Of course, we can’t forget that Malcolm Merlyn is alive. Oliver believes he’s dead. Will Oliver find out the truth or will that be the showdown for Season 3?

Was this enough to make me eager for Arrow’s return in January? Most definitely. This is how midseason finales should be done. I’m excited for Arrow’s return.

Once Upon a Time had me hooked from the beginning with Pan’s evil plan to unleash the curse over Storybrooke again. How could they stop the curse? Well, in the first five minutes of this show, Pan’s shadow was destroyed, Tinkerbell’s wings were restored, and the Blue Fairy came back from the dead. Then they had to return Henry to his body, which Rumpelstiltskin took care of in hopes of killing his father, Peter Pan. Only, Rumpelstiltskin discovered that to kill Peter Pan, he would have to sacrifice his own life, which he did in the most shocking moment of the show. I was glad to see Pan go because I was over Pan a few episodes ago, but I was sad to see Rumpelstiltskin go.

Finally, to save everyone from the curse, Regina had to say goodbye to Henry. That was Regina’s price to pay. The curse required everyone to go back to where they came from, except Emma who had to stay behind to take care of Henry because he was born in the real world and couldn’t go back with everyone else. Because of the curse, Storybrooke was destroyed and Emma’s memories were wiped clean. Regina gave Emma fake memories so that Emma and Henry would believe that they had always been together.

In one last surprise, the show jumped ahead one year with Emma and Henry living in New York. Hook showed up at their door and told Emma that her family was in danger. Emma didn’t remember him and thought he was just some crazy guy. How did Hook get back to the real world? I hope that’s answered when the show returns because, according to Regina, no one would be able to return.

Will I be watching when Once Upon a Time returns in March? Yes. Again, this is a great example of how a midseason finale should be done. There were surprises along the way and a great set up for the second half of the season.

So do I like midseason finales? Yes. I think they can be exciting if done well. It beats going through the entire season with intermittent reruns until you get to the exciting episodes in May.

What was your favorite midseason final?