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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Season 6, Episode 18: I Could Never Love Like That [The CW]

The CW’s The Vampire Diaries I Could Never Love Like That TV Show Review. The Vampire Diaries: Season 6, Episode 18: I Could Never Love Like, forces friendships to be tested and leaves Damon (Ian Somehalder) with some hard decisions to make. Damon concocts a very risky plan to stop Caroline (Candice Accola) and Stefan (Paul Wesly) from wreaking Havoc.

6 seasons,18 episodes in and we find out the show will be saying goodbye to Elena (Nina Dobrev). It’s kind of hard to believe a steady character that was there from the start will no longer be in the lineup. No word on who will replace her or how she will go out… just hints. Well that just makes it worse. I guess it’s better to leave on a high note. She will be missed.

I cannot believe the humanity button is still being pressed and in such a cheesy way. Stefan and Caroline kept the humanity thing going pretty good but it’s getting old now. These two have been pretty vicious and now we resort to…giving a young man a heart attack? Come to find out all of this is for some Karaoke? Okay, is Caroline trying to tell us something? Showing us she can sing on the show? Is she planning a pop star career we didn’t know about? There is also a blog that suggests she picked the song as well. I don’t know, maybe it was just a setup to get them in position to tangle with Matt (Zach Roerig) and Tyler (Michael Trevino). Last time we saw Matt he was busted up pretty bad. This guy is a glutton for punishment. After a long drawn out verbal threat session from Caroline…Matt and Tyler get into it with them. The dance is messy and once again Matt gets a crimson bath.

There was an interesting change of demeanor for Enzo (Michael Malarkey), and here I was thinking his funny accent and odd way of playing with the vampire brothers was getting tired. Seeing Enzo come face to face with the woman who turned him has given him an instant rebirth on the show. Sarah (Tristin Mays), tagging along clueless seems like she really needs to be given more to work with. I was also surprised when Lily Salvatore (Annie Werching) answered the door and didn’t recognize Enzo. He seemed to be a person she would remember after all the flashbacks about how these two crossed paths. After she explains what really happened between them, it appeared that Enzo lost his purpose.

We are getting close to the last quarter and the pressure is on Damon to make up his mind and give the antidote to Elena. All the little hints at her missing being human and wanting a baby are hammering home the concept that she will be gulping that concoction. It was a pleasant surprise to find out Jo (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) is having Alaric’s (Matthew Davis) baby. They are almost the perfect little family already…a witchdoctor and ex vampire. You just gotta love it.

When I requested more for Sarah to do…I was hoping for a little more punch and better content. At this rate she will be getting on a bus and heading right off the show. The little game of cat and mouse between her and the drugged version of Enzo was interesting. It’s really too bad that the sexy glances between them didn’t go anywhere. It was almost a waste of about 5 pages.

After a clever crash course on faking-it-till-you-make-it, Damon and Lily crash Stefan and Caroline’s party at the grill. Knowing this could end with her humanity in full effect, Caroline makes a speedy exit while Stefan takes in a long look at his lost mum. Her words to him are corny but effective. Thus, his switch has been shut off. It really plays too easy but we know what must happen next. The trio will go after Caroline. None of this can happen soon enough, Lily wants that ascendant really bad…which was part of the bargain for her helping with Stefan.

Now for the bad, when Damon decided to give the ascendant to Lily he may have actually changed the show as we know it. Jo explains to him who Lily’s friends are. Heretics! Hybrid vampire / witches. Her friends are very powerful and could pretty much start taking over cities if she brings them back. They are basically just like Kai (Chris Wood)…except half vampire and half witch…with 15% less drama. Just when you thought it was safe to breathe again.

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