Monday, September 26, 2011

The Vampire Diaries Season Three, Episode Two: The Hybrid

I should have known that bad ass Stefan wouldn't last long.  He is supposedly blood drunk and has become Stefan the ripper, but somehow he cannot stop mooning over Elena. The girl has some long lasting musty effect on men.  
When we last left Klaus and Stefan, they were torturing a werewolf to force him to hand over the location of his pack.  They return with him to the Tennessee mountains and see his camp backpacking so that they can enjoy the freedom of letting their wolves run wild.  One by one, Klaus attempts to turn them into vampires.

Tyler wakes up and his mother lectures him on letting his prostitutes sneak out in the middle of the night. Funny how the slut shaming was reserved for Caroline, though Tyler took part in the sex as well.  I don't expect much from the WB, because it targets a youth audience, but with that in mind you would think that they would at least attempt not to fill their program with so many anti-woman themes for their young female viewers to internalize, but I suppose he's a stud, she's a slut plays well in the ratings.  Tyler does correct his mother, but it was still disturbing that the line was used period.  He pours himself some coffee, but tells her that it tastes funny and heads out.

At the bar, 'cause none of these kids go to school -- though they are officially in high school -- Elena asks Tyler about where werewolves go during the full moon.  He admits that Stefan would not be in the situation that he is in, if he hadn't bitten Damon.  Never mind that Damon spent a lot of time goading him.  He uses her phone to pull up a map.

Jeremy, who is looking hotter and more muscular this season approaches Matt asking for his help to contact Vicki.  When Matt asks why he just doesn't ask Bonnie for help, he makes some crack about it not being appropriate to ask Bonnie for help with his ex girlfriend.  Speaking of Bonnie, is she going to make more than a two second appearance this season? It's starting to feel like they can only have one WOC per episode, and they did after all let Anna say one sentence this episode.

Tyler decides to stick around and have a coffee.  Yeah, why not relax, it's not like he should be heading to school?  When Matt brings him a coffee, he takes a sip and complains that his taste buds are off today.  Matt tells him that as per the Liz's instructions, he occasionally puts vervain in the coffee.  He was surprised that Matt could taste the vervain, because coffee normally masks the taste. You could almost see a light bulb flash over Tyler's head.

Carol Lockwood calls a mysterious man to inform him of her little vampire problem.  She's conflicted because she has known Caroline since she was little, but the man assures her that they must handle the situation.  When Tyler returns home, he asks his mother why she slipped vervain into his drink.  He specifically wants to know if she thinks he's a vampire, and she admits that because he was spending so much time around Caroline that she was nervous.  Carol then goes on to call Caroline a monster, and tells Tyler that she does not want him hanging around Caroline.  Tyler walks towards his mother telling her that Caroline is not a monster and says, "you don't know about me do you?"