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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Season 6, Episode 5: The World Has Turned and Left Me Here [The CW]

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The CW’s The Vampire Diaries The World has Turned and Left Me here TV Show Review. The Vampire Diaries: Season 6, Episode 5: The World has turned and left me here is by far the most well orchestrated episode in season 6. After the way the last few episodes went down I was expecting things to slow up a bit…nothing slow about the way this ship is sailing.

Stock on Alaric (Matthew Davis) is rapidly going up. After threatening Stefan (Paul Wesly) for trying to get him to help clean up his mess, Alaric goes to the maze and hooks up with Jo (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe). Even after all the mess that transpires in that torch lit field Alaric gets to kiss the girl. This is where things get interesting. Alaric decides to try and compel her to believe he is boring and that she doesn’t want to kiss him. For some strange reason it backfires…she kisses him and makes an exit before he can figure out what happened. I hope he treads carefully while trying to figure this one out.

My Grandfather used to say, “a hard head makes a soft behind.” No one learns this lesson harder than poor Ivy (Emily Chang). This girl is having such a hard time. First she tries to get her groove going with Stefan and Enzo (Micheal Malarky) snaps her neck and turns her into a vampire. She ends up getting left with Caroline (Candice Accola) and ditches her and then ends up on the highway…with Tripp (Colin Ferguson). In case you forgot, Tripp is the guy who likes to make barbecue vampires marshmallows in the back of his van. I am not sure how Ivy is going to get out of this one. Maybe next time she will listen when advised by veteran vampires…if she gets out of this alive.

Talk about making a sacrifice. When Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) were split on allowing Kai (Chris Wood) to come home with them, I knew one of them wasn’t going for the ride. Story wise, it would have been too easy to let them both come back so I understand the sacrifice Bonnie made. What I don’t understand is with the speed abilities Damon has, why didn’t he smack Kai far enough away so he could drop some blood on Bonnie (healing her) and make an escape with her? He meandered long enough to run out of time. Now she is left with a serious injury and the device shattered. Wow, Bonnie really lost on this one and to cap it all off…she left Damon with some really sweet words. There goes that chemistry…separation by way of impaling.

After a major catastrophe the maze turned out to be a great place for a hookup after all. Liam (Marco James) made a play for Elena (Nina Dobrev) in the last episode and it didn’t seem to get things going. This time after watching him do something heroic she tosses him some sugar on the lips. Liam seemed to be very shocked to get that kiss. With Damon and Stefan back, I wonder how he is going to feel when he finds out her last two loves were seasoned vampires?

Who would have guessed it would take a smothering move and some guilt to bring Liv Parker (Penelope Mitchell) and Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) closer together? Tyler has been hard at work convincing everyone that he is trying to stay in control of himself. Running over Iyv’s bite victim was a very poor way to convince anyone he was making progress. Fortunately Liv arrives and decides to put the poor guy out of his misery. The guilt she must be bearing over such a dark act must be very heavy. I knew Tyler and Liv would connect but I never would have imagined it would be under a strained circumstance like this. It’s clear that they will not get off to a decent start no matter what. Now the questions will be will she allow herself to be happy if they do connect…and can she ever forget what she did for him?

When Damon surprises his brother and returns, I got so caught up in his arrival I forgot poor Bonnie was left behind…with a killer. We have been watching Stefan going through the motions and behaving like he wasn’t feeling something over the loss of his brother. His expression upon seeing Damon was a very powerful moment. I guess the ironic twist to all of this is Bonnie didn’t want Kai to come back with them back to their time…now she is stuck there with him.

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