Review: The Vampire Diaries S03E06 - Smells Like Teen Spirit
The sixth episode of the third season of The Vampire Diaries aired on October 20, 2011. It was titled \"Smells Like Teen Spirit\", a reference to the famous song by Nirvana. The episode focused on the aftermath of Stefan's betrayal, Elena's attempt to move on, and the return of some ghostly visitors.
The episode started with Elena training with Alaric to become stronger and more capable of defending herself against vampires. She also enlisted Damon's help to keep an eye on Stefan, who was still under Klaus's compulsion. Meanwhile, Rebekah moved in with the Salvatore brothers and enrolled at Mystic Falls High School, where she quickly became Elena's rival. Tyler, who was sired to Klaus, also showed signs of loyalty to his new master and his sister.
As the senior prank night approached, Elena and her friends planned to trap Stefan in the Salvatore basement and try to restore his humanity. However, their plan was interrupted by the arrival of some unwelcome guests: Vicki and Anna, two of Jeremy's former girlfriends who had died and become ghosts. Vicki had made a deal with the Original Witch to come back to life in exchange for killing Elena, while Anna tried to warn Jeremy about her dark intentions.
The episode ended with a series of twists and turns: Vicki failed to kill Elena and was sent back to the other side by Bonnie; Anna revealed that she could touch Jeremy because he still loved her; Matt confessed that he had been seeing Vicki's ghost and helped her cross over; Damon freed Stefan from his prison and told him to leave town; Elena kissed Damon and admitted that she didn't know what she felt for him; and Alaric discovered that his new history teacher, Meredith Fell, was a member of the Founders' Council.
\"Smells Like Teen Spirit\" was a thrilling and emotional episode that explored the themes of loss, love, loyalty, and identity. It also set up new conflicts and mysteries for the rest of the season. The episode received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised the performances of the cast, especially Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.
The next episode of the third season of The Vampire Diaries aired on October 27, 2011. It was titled \"Ghost World\", a reference to the graphic novel and film of the same name. The episode focused on the consequences of Bonnie's spell that allowed the ghosts of the dead to cross over to the living world.
The episode started with Damon being tortured by Mason Lockwood, who had returned as a ghost and wanted revenge for his murder. Mason led Damon to an underground cave that contained a mysterious wall with ancient symbols. Meanwhile, Elena and Alaric tried to find Stefan, who had escaped from his cell and was roaming around town. They encountered Lexi, Stefan's best friend and mentor, who had also returned as a ghost and wanted to help Stefan regain his humanity.
As the night of illumination festival approached, Elena and her friends realized that they were not the only ones who could see the ghosts. Caroline was confronted by her father Bill, who had died after being bitten by Tyler. Jeremy was torn between Anna and Bonnie, who were both able to touch him. Matt was visited by his sister Vicki, who had been banished by Bonnie but found another way to communicate with him.
The episode ended with a series of revelations and resolutions: Mason revealed that he was working with Damon to find a way to kill Klaus; Lexi taught Elena how to break through Stefan's emotional wall; Caroline forgave her father and said goodbye to him; Jeremy broke up with Bonnie and confessed his feelings for Anna; Matt helped Vicki find peace and let her go; and Bonnie reversed her spell and sent all the ghosts back to the other side.
\"Ghost World\" was a touching and thrilling episode that explored the themes of forgiveness, closure, loyalty, and love. It also revealed new clues and secrets about the origin of the vampires and the Original family. The episode received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised the performances of the cast, especially Arielle Kebbel, Ian Somerhalder, and Kat Graham. ec8f644aee