TV Review | The Vampire Diaries 5x5 "Monsters Ball"

Loose threads:
- Again, what the hell is Nadia up to?
- What's with the Dr Maxfields?
- What will happen to Jesse?
- How does Meghan know Elena's father?

I don't really know what to say about this episode. I feel like it was a bit of a filler, reminding everyone of these plot lines, and closing off these loose ends, and making some more plot lines in the wake.

Jesse, now a vampire, is basically a dummy vampire of sorts, being tested on with who knows what by Dr Maxfield's (I remembered his name!).

Elena meets a human who knew Meghan at the girl's memorial and it looks like we are back to this plot line once again. And again, throughout the entire episode, we don't get many answers. Elena compels answers out of him. Turns out, he is pretty much the male version of Elena having lost everyone in his life, including his parents, and people continuously dying around him and that Dr Maxfield is his ward. I feel some more head banging here. Can we leave the self righteous Elena angst at the door please? Dr Maxfield, in true warden style, tells him to stay away from Elena and for Elena to leave town because people are watching her.

In a twist that I really liked, it turns out that Nadia is Nadia Pertrova, Katherine's daughter. I felt the hints of this when Nadia was telling a story of how Katherine killed her mother in Paris, but am so glad it's true. More Katherine all around!

Caroline and Tyler, in typical fashion, are broken up once again and apparently for good. Tyler has it in his head that the only reason they are together is because Klaus gave them the a-okay, and that's not what he wants. So, they're done. And to be honest, I'm kind of glad. While back in season two, these two were my favourite couple, it's become tiresome watching them together.

Damon teams up with Silas and keeps Stefan occupied (snapping his neck) so Silas can pose as Stefan and with his mental powers, stop Tessa from grabbing a talisman that will allow her to reach her full power. Stefan gets one on Damon and reveals the entire plan to Tessa, resulting in Silas being turned to stone.

At the end of the episode, Damon calls Katherine over and feed Katherine (the cure) to Silas.

And can I just say that when Katherine rolled over dead, I declared right then and there that if she was dead I would stop watching. And I am serious, folks. Katherine is my favourite out of all of them. No, Katherine did not and shall not ever die.

Loose threads:
- Again, what the hell is Nadia up to?
- What's with the Dr Maxfields?
- What will happen to Jesse?
- How does Meghan know Elena's father?
- What will happen now that Silas is mortal?

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