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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Season 6, Episode 1: I’ll Remember [The CW]

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The CW’s The Vampire Diaries I’ll Remember TV Show Review. The Vampire Diaries: Season 6, Episode 1: I’ll remember is a bit of an understatement when you consider how much time has passed and Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), is still acting like a functional addict when it comes to seeing Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).

You wouldn’t know four months have actually passed. I liked the show opening like a classic horror movie. Two kids out in the middle of a dark forest…camping. Actually, they were in the middle of a hot and heavy smooch fest but we won’t be picky. The thing to note is after all that has happened, folks are still willing to risk their lives…for a little loving. Case in point, Elena has made it pretty clear she is not willing to move on. Damon has left a hole in her heart and nothing can seem to heal it. Watching her serve up the concoction Luke Parker (Cris Brochu) put together for her was pretty sad. To make matters worse Luke warns her his “ancient psychotropic herb” mix may have side effects. The next thing we see, is Elena being very aggressive with Luke asking for more. Then on the road, she stops to help a girl and ends up making a snack out of her. I think its time for an intervention. While making small talk with Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), she remembers he was brought back to life by the original vampire spell. This is great news for her because it means he can compel her to forget she ever loved Damon.

Meanwhile, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesly) is in Georgia looking for a witch who is said to be able to contact the dead. Things are not so peachy for him either. While inquiring about money missing from his check with his boss, Dean (Jayson Warner Smith) he finds himself being challenged to do something about it. I guess this guy doesn’t realize Stefan has come back from the dead more than once. Maybe Stefan forgot too because he decides to let it go. I have the feeling this will not be the last time his boss tries to push him around. On the lighter side, Stefan has been getting it on with Ivy (Emily Chang) a very cute girl who really wants to know more about him. I got a real kick out of him telling her he was a vampire and she didn’t believe him. Something tells me one way or another…she will get it.

One thing is certain this show has not lost any of its charm. Watching Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and her mother Sheriff Liz Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre), having a normal picnic was entertaining. It was like what happened to Mystic Falls was no big deal. The whole time she was trying to convince Caroline to spend more time with Elena until she gets the call about a few kids who were at the hospital with bite wounds. This little interruption shattered the mother and daughter picnic very quickly. Then Caroline proves she really is consumed worrying about Elena’s state of mind and she gets burned crossing the magical border.

Alaric manages to be pretty entertaining after being brought back from the dead and becoming a college professor. The highlight of him being in front of his class was when he told Elena his students looked like “blood sausages” to him. There is enough conflict here to keep season 6 very interesting.

Watching Damon make blueberry pancakes for Bonnie Bennet (Kat Graham) was probably the most comical scene in the entire episode. Yes, this was very cheerful but lets not forget about the two kids in the beginning of the episode. They didn’t get breakfast instead they became a snack for a vampire hanging out on the outskirts of town. As you can see, this is shaping up to be another solid season.

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