After an entire season of shouting, “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CAN SOMEONE PLEASE JUST TELL MATT ALREADY AHHHHH!” and drilling a pen into my hand every time he appeared on my TV screen, I sensed that this episode of The Vampire Diaries might be an important one for me not to miss.
And, fine, CW teaser-trailer gods, you were right, it wasn’t. Also, holy crap.
But, damnitall, Kevin Williamson. Why did you have to choose Matt to be your first character to react appropriately freaked-the-shit-out upon discovering that everyone he knows is a vampire/vampire-twin/werewolf/witch/immortal-ring-wearer? Also, was this really the best time to have him finally clue into the fact that not having a mother or sister or more than three lines in any given episode is kind of depressing? Sigh.
Beyond that, and despite being completely and utterly obsessed with Zach Roerig in all of his angst and glory, I’m glad it looks like the days of dopey-faced-Matt seem to be finally behind us. Also, I’m hoping this means that
Tyra Caroline will be given something more interesting to do than pine away all tortured-vampire-like over Cash Matt while Tyler is off being were-mentored by a hot, older wolflady. Just saying.
In other news…taking off your shirt to wash your hands? Don’t worry, Damon, that’s totally a thing.