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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Season 7, Episode 3: Age of Innocence [The CW]

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The CW’s The Vampire Diaries Age of Innocence TV Show Review. The Vampire Diaries: Season 7, Episode 3: Age of Innocence. In the aftermath of a clever plan orchestrated by Lily (Annie Werching), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) sets off on a road trip with Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Alaric (Matthew Davis) in search of leverage they can use against his mother. Meanwhile, Caroline (Candice Accola), who is being held hostage by the Heretics, learns some shocking information about Valerie’s (Elizabeth Blackmore) past, while Stefan (Paul Wesly) learns a few unexpected details about his own past from Lily. Finally, Alaric turns to Bonnie for her help after coming clean about a secret he’s been keeping.

Just when you thought it was safe to assume you knew who Lily was, she shows us another side. It’s one thing to know she chose the Heretics over her sons. It’s another thing to see how much space Lily created between her and her sons. Sending her little spies to check on them really makes her look pretty awful. If she was really concerned about her own sons…she should have checked on them herself. She was clearly head over hills for Julian (Todd Lasance) and didn’t seem like she would be going back for her sons no matter what. It’s kind of hard to imagine a mother that can fall out of love for her own children, giving her affections to a cruel guy like Julian. Can she really be that cold blooded? How will she handle hearing about Julian dishing out a major beat down to Valarie? Will she even believe it? Somehow I get the feeling that nothing anyone says negative about Julian will change her perspective. This makes for some good stuff…especially if Julian ends up back in the picture.

Damon, Alaric and Bonnie on the road again looking for Lily’s Heretic, Oscar (Tim Kang). These road trips have to be pretty good for Alaric, anything to keep his mind off of his loss. Then again, Bonnie is there and Alaric wants something from her. Question is, will she help him? Finding Oscar was more fun than the trip there. He was a riot until things went south. I thought the Heretics had the kind of power that would keep them one step ahead of everyone else. Valarie crashing the party and ripping his heart out makes me think protection spells isn’t his strong suit. She seems to be digging herself into a deep hole with Lily. With Oscar heartless, what is Damon going to trade to get Elena back? I have to admit, this is a great setup.

The flashbacks when first introduced were pretty slick and seem to just be getting better. You can’t help but wonder who is after Stefan that would cause him to burn up his Porsche? They must be very powerful if he isn’t even thinking about trying to fight back. Another interesting thing is Caroline and Stefan aren’t together anymore. Was Valarie successful breaking them up in the future? Yes, the flashbacks open a can of worms and keep the tale spinning just enough to keep it interesting.

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