Season Review-The Vampire Diaries Season 2

Rating: 9-amazing
This is definitely a show I look forward to every week. The reason this season was better than the first was the new guys: Elijah and Klaus. They were both scene stealers, much like Damon, and they both had formidable presences throughout the season (and Klaus wasn't even revealed until the 19th episode or so). Tyler and Caroline, two useless characters in season 1, were finally utilized here in the second season. I was pleasantly surprised at the chemistry the two had, and I enjoyed their scenes. However, if I have a criticism, it's that Alaric was criminally underused the first part of the season. I liked that he got to be Klaus, but I really like Matt Davis and his character. I also really liked Sara Canning as Jenna (I liken her to someone like Ellie on "Chuck"), and I was sad to see her go. It would've definitely been fun seeing "Vampire Jenna" in the third season. As for the addition of Catherine, Nina Dobrev did great work balancing the two within the show and the two characters weren't cheesy at all. The finale set up a lot of stuff for the 3rd season (hopefully Elijah doesn't remain dead-he deserves a better death), and I look forward to seeing Paul Wesley bring out his darker side.
P.S. How many events/parties does Mystic Falls have? Seriously.
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1.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Return (2010)
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John and Jeremy are almost dead when Elena arrives at home. Anna's blood saves Jeremy and a 911 call brings John to the hospital... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
2.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Brave New World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Caroline awakes in the hospital with hunger and she satisfies herself first with a blood bag, then with the blood of the night shift nurse... (43 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
3.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Bad Moon Rising (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
While interacting with Uncle Mason, Tyler discretely looks for his part in dark family secrets. After breaking up a party at the swimming hole... (43 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
4.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Memory Lane (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Stefan is shocked that Katherine appears again to him as herself. She scares Elena, claiming she loves Stefan and wants him back... (43 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
5.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Kill or Be Killed (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Mason earns the moonstone by telling Tyler how his Lockwood werewolf curse was triggered in his student... (43 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
6.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Plan B (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Jeremy visits Damon and reveals that he knows where the moonstone is and that Tyler is not a werewolf; Damon asks him to get the stone... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
7.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Masquerade (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Katherine becomes a threat to Mystic Falls and Stefan and Damon decide to stop her at the Lockwood's masquerade ball... (43 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
8.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Rose (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
After the masquerade, Elena is abducted to a stately, desolate country estate by the ancient vampires Trevor and Rose... (43 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
9.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Katerina (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Elena puts herself in a dangerous position as she searches for the truth about Katherine's past and what her own future may hold... (43 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
10.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Sacrifice (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Elena decides to take matters into her own hands and offers a tempting incentive to Rose for her help... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
11.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: By the Light of the Moon (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
During the full moon, Damon asks Bonnie to cast a spell to keep Elena incapable of leaving her home... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
12.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Descent (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
While Stefan seeks out Isobel, Damon asks Elena to take care of a dying Rose as he meets Jules. Damon... (43 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
13.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Daddy Issues (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Tyler is poisoned by Jules and seeks out Caroline to tell her that he knows that Stefan and Damon killed Mason... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
14.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Crying Wolf (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stefan agrees to a weekend with Elena at the Gilbert lake cabin, where they find the missing Gilbert journals... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
15.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Dinner Party (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After confirmation by a terrified Katherine that the single ash-bound knife can kill an original vampire... (43 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
16.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The House Guest (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The Salvatore brothers are unpleasantly surprised that killing Elijah didn't harm, but instead released Katherine... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
17.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Know Thy Enemy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Jeremy is delighted to have Bonnie restored to her powers, yet worried when accompanying her and Damon... (43 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
18.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Last Dance (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Original vampire Klaus forces captured Katherine to torture herself. Meanwhile Klaus takes henchman... (43 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
19.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Klaus (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Resuscitated by Elena, who even hands him the dagger as proof of alliance, Elijah explain to her how his Bulgarian family became the first... (43 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
20.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Last Day (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Klaus completes his preparations to break the moon curse but luring Tyler home to visit his mother after a non-accidental fall... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
21.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Sun Also Rises (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Damon sees the bite on his arm with the growing wound. Meanwhile Matt shoots Tyler and then he tells... (43 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
22.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: As I Lay Dying (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Damon asks Elena to forgive him for forcing her to drink his blood but she does not accept his apologies... (43 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack