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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Season 6, Episode 21: I’ll Wed You in the Golden Summertime [The CW]

The CW’s The Vampire Diaries I’ll Wed You in the Golden Summertime TV Show Review. The Vampire Diaries: Season 6, Episode 21: I’ll Wed You in the Golden Summertime, taints the air with critical thinking and possible wedding bliss. Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) help Jo (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) with last minute wedding preparations.

Anytime an episode starts off with a nightmare, it’s usually a sign that dark clouds and mayhem will follow. Bonnie has had a very rough ride this season. Her abilities, mental game and trust have all been put to the test. She has been pushed about as far as a character can…without breaking. This opening nightmare was solid but I wondered if it was too much for Bonnie. The scuffle with Lily Salvatore (Annie Werching) was well played. The dialogue was sharp and the brief encounter was heart skipping. The wild card…was having Kai (Chris Wood) make an appearance. Him showing up means something to this scenario and with Bonnie being the person that trapped him and his sisters wedding going on, that dark cloud may just make an appearance.

After all the trouble Caroline (Candice Accola) caused everyone, it’s amazing she feels she can just waltz back into the scene without any repercussions for her past actions. For a brief moment, it’s almost like a new season has begun and the past is casually erased. Elena was for sure ready to put the past behind them. We cannot forget her checkout time meter is ticking. That said, there is that matter of actual humans she killed while on that humanity free spree. Wait a minute; Caroline has actually arrived just in time to take the place of the sick wedding planner. I guess we will not have time to think about the pile of corpses. After Caroline finds Jo’s shoes…it’s on to planning a wedding!

During a more interesting scene, Stefan (Paul Wesly) decides to take his brother on a cruise to help him choose not to become human. With Damon (Ian Somerhalder) still sporting a question mark if he is going to join Elena as a human, his bother has seized this moment to help him decide. What we find out later, is he had a little help from Elena. Stefan came prepared with an interesting bag of tricks. He shows his brother potential scenarios if he becomes human. All of the visions end with a not so exciting finish. After all of the scenarios play out, Damon witnesses a touching moment between an elderly couple. The timing of this tells us instead of making a case against; Stefan has helped him one inch closer to choosing becoming human.

Just before the wedding kicks off, Damon and Elena take a moment to check the score. Damon tells her with very well structured words that he wants to spend the rest of their lives together. Yes, he has decided to take the cure. To seal the deal, they take a roll in the hay…literally! You just have to love the spontaneity of these two lovebirds.

Remember that dark cloud I mentioned earlier…it has officially arrived. Bonnie and Matt (Zach Roerig) end up on the floor after being strangled by magic. They were checking on Lily and now she has vanished. Actually, she is having a drink with Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and is about to unveil the cards she has decided to play. The thing to take away from this scene is Bonnie is bleeding. Something odd is at work.

The wedding is finally here! To add to the event, Joshua Parker (Christopher Cousins) shows up to walk Jo down the aisle. Dad is the last person I would expect to show up after all he has said and done, but he walks her up to Alaric (Matthew Davis) with pride. This could be the perfect wedding…then Kai crashes the party! He stabs Jo in the stomach and then takes a moment to use a new showstopper spell. It’s almost like a shockwave as it shatters glass and drops everyone to the floor. Elena appears to have been knocked out cold from the blast. Alaric holds Jo in disbelief, he is totally heart broken. This as one heck of a way to close out the episode, we now have to wait to find out if Jo is dead and what’s happening with Bonnie?

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