Critical Myth reviewed The Vampire Diaries episode 5.04 For Whom The Bell Tolls.
Contributors: Nadim S. and John Keegan
Written by Brett Matthews and Elisabeth R. Finch
Directed by Michael Allowitz
The Vampire Diaries feels particularly rejuvenated this year, because for the first time in a long time, I actually find myself looking forward to catching up with the gang with each new episode. While Stefan’s memory loss didn’t seem like the most promising development, I must say that Amnesia Stefan is a total hoot to watch. Not only does it give Paul Wesley the opportunity to play yet another version of Stefan, the character feels a lot less weighed down and dull. Although I prefer our heroine with Damon, this episode reminded me how charming Stefan and Elena could be together. I especially loved watching them reconnect – that is until she dropped the brother bombshell.
Vampire Diaries is usually at its best when it focuses on the core characters and their ever-shifting relationships — particularly the central love triangle. And when it finds new things to say about its core themes of power and mind-control. So probably no surprise that last night’s amnesia episode was the best in ages.
Check out our brand new interview with the gorgeous and talented Kendrick Sampson!
The Vampire Diaries actor plays Jesse, a college upperclassman who befriends Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola), and who’s definitely interested in dating the latter.
We caught up with Kendrick to get the scoop on Jesse and Caroline – and he hinted at some pretty big moments in tonight’s episode! Kendrick also let us in on what it’s like behind-the-scenes, and the fun of working on a supernatural drama.
The actor talks to THR about the mystery surrounding Dr. Maxfield and Whitmore College.
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On the Oct. 24 episode of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Caroline (Candice Accola) makes a move to put her Mystic Falls past behind her by closing in on Whitmore College upperclassman Jesse, who’s made his attraction to the college freshman quite clear.