The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 4

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 3 led us to a new kind of creature, werewolves.

Katherine finds it easy to get inside Stefan’s head and make him have nightmares.

Mason tells Tyler that ignorance is bliss. He’s better off not knowing how to trigger the family curse.

Back to Katherine and Stefan. He pretends he still cares about her. Rather than kissing her however, he jabs her with a needle. He’s over you, dude, move on with your life. He’s not in love with her any more, regardless of what happened during the Civil War, and regardless of the fact that he’s sought a woman who looks exactly like her. Whatever feelings he had back then, they’ve all turned to hate. Love, hate, what’s the difference? She knew all about the plan to burn the vampires, her family, her friends, but she didn’t care. Rather, she initiated the plan and practically lit the match, just to fake her own death.

Caroline says that Stefan hates that Elena’s a constant temptation. The desire to rip out her jugular every time he’s with her, yeah, that’s there. That’s why she broke up with Matt. It’s Caroline’s quest to make sure these two break up, but only to protect Elena, of course.

Damon doesn’t like Mason, not that that’s something unusual. This is the guy who tried to kill his brother. In Mason’s defense, he says that was a mistake. He was confused, and couldn’t chain himself up in time. He’s there for his family because his brother the mayor died, and says he wants to be above this little spat they’re having. That hand shake and resulting truce lasts about 5 minutes. Damon stabs him, but that doesn’t work. Now they’re enemies. Apparently, Mason has not been paying attention. They’ve already been enemies.

Katherine threatens Stefan to stay away from Elena. If he refuses, she will kill everyone she loves while she watches, then she will kill her while he watches. There’s a simple solution here. Just kill Katherine. Ah, but there’s a catch. She’s been sipping vervain every day for 145 years, and it doesn’t bother her. She’s just faking. After Katherine gets done stabbing Stefan, she walks outside to find and meet Elena, who was worried that something happened to Stefan. This chance encounter is short lived.

The reason why Caroline wants Elena and Stefan to break up? She’s working for Katherine. That said, she doesn’t want to kill Elena, which is a bummer.

What triggers the Lockwood family curse? Human blood. Take another person’s life, and the curse is yours forever.

Elena and Stefan meet for a chat. Conveniently, Caroline is there listening to them, hanging on to every word. This is not a fact that is lost on either of them as they stage their fight.

Whatever Stefan may think about her being incapable of love, she’s been hanging on to the memories for 150 years.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 5 Kill or be Killed, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 3

Caroline went throught the change process in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 2, but Elene still refused to kill her.

As if newly turned vampires isn’t enough of a problem, the theory developing now is that the Lockwoods are werewolves. Damon and Elena will be heading to Duke to do some research. Conveniently enough, Stefan can’t go. He has to look after Caroline.

Bonnie will be casting a spell on a ring for Caroline. First, there are rules. If she ever does anything to hurt anyone…

Once the spell is cast and the ring is on, Caroline can apparently proceed living a normal life. They’re still stuck putting up with her attitude, though.

When they arrive at Duke, the chick there pretends to be all nice and stuff. Yeah, it’s all fun and games until somebody gets shot with an arrow. Thanks to his speed, Damon is the one who gets struck by it. He’d like to kill that bitch now. Elena doesn’t want him to do that, though, in spite of the fact that she just tried to kill her.

It was all just a misunderstanding. She wanted to kill the Katherine. No harm intended toward Elena.

Becoming a vampire means that all their natural behaviors get amplified. For Caroline, that makes her an insecure neurotic control freak on crack.

600 years ago, the Aztecs were plagued by werewolves and vampires. Until the Aztecs cursed them, making vampires slaves to the sun and werewolves servants of the moon. The prey of choice of the werewolves is vampires. According to legend, a werewolf bite can kill a vampire. Because of that, vampires hunted down the werewolves to eliminate the threat.

Not wanting Amy to flirt with her man, Caroline compels her to go after somebody single. The nearest single body would be Tyler. This doesn’t last very long, however, as she realizes she’s not actually interested in him.

Although Tyler seems to be unaffected by the full moon, Mason goes through an overly dramatic change. He tries to lock himself up, but it’s not long before he’s running free as a wolf.

After their research visit, Elena fears they have come up empty handed. Damon digs deep enough to find a book with the word Petrova, which is Katherine’s original name, so he gives it to her to see what she can turn up. Hopefully she doesn’t plan to continue hating him.

While they’re making out in the woods, Matt gets cut. This leads his vampire girlfriend to start eating him. Stefan’s around to stop Caroline from killing anybody. Now they have to worry about the werewolf, but Tyler scares him off. They just have to compel Matt into not remembering she tried to eat him.

Caroline sees that Amy is over her compulsion, and she confronts her about it. Clearly this drama won’t be ending, so Matt is breaking up with her.

Damon admits the truth to Elena. He didn’t know Jeremy was wearing a ring when he tried to kill him. With that out of the bag, thanks for being honest, but this friendship is now over. His parting thought to help her sleep tonight is that she and Katherine have a lot more in common than just their looks.

Speaking of Katherine, she finds Caroline. They’re going to have so much fun together.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 4 Memory Lane, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 2

Katherine being back in town in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 1 did not lead to good. Damon went all morbidly crazy and proceeded to unsuccessfully grant Jeremy’s wish of becoming a vampire (by killing him). Then Katherine decided to send a message by smothering Caroline.

Caroline isn’t exactly dead, though. More undead really. At least a hospital is a suitable place for somebody who wants to get their blood fix.

Elena plans to pretend she’s just a normal girl living a normal life. That means no conversations about vampires or Damon.

Tyler says he has a tendency to go blind with rage, with no real pattern to when he loses himself. His uncle Mason has strength that’s not exactly human. Though the Lockwoods were affected by the vampire device, they were not affected by vervain, an indication that their family secret is not that they are vampires.

Going from blood bags to hospital employees, Caroline is completing her transformation quickly. The doctor says she’s good as new, and she can now head home.

Now that she’s a vampire, Caroline remembers what Damon did to her. She is not happy. More to the point, she has a message from Katherine. Game on.

Damon compels someone into picking a fight with Tyler, knowing he won’t walk away from the fight. Perhaps uncle Mason will intervene. As expected, he does, and then his eyes start glowing. When the fight is said and done, the guy has a bloody nose, then Caroline happens upon him, turning him into a snack.

Damon’s advice is to just kill Caroline. That’s how the story will end anyway. May as well just skip to the last chapter. When Damon attempts to implement his plan, Elena gets in the middle. Whatever happens, it’s on her. Seeing as everything that happens is Damon’s fault, Bonnie tries to burn him alive. She comes close before Elena now opts to save him.

Elena’s realizing that her life isn’t exactly normal. I noticed.

Mason hopes to find a family heirloom. It’s under lock and key, though, and only Tyler seems to be aware where it is.

Jeremy goes to Damon’s house to kill him. But he’s had a change of heart. What’s killing him going to do?

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 3 Bad Moon Rising, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 1

I hadn’t realized The Vampire Diaries was back so soon, until my Tivo reminded me otherwise. We left off in The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Episode 22 with the arrival of Katherine, closely followed by the stabbing of Uncle John. That’s cool. Nobody liked him anyway.

Jeremy’s doing fine. He’s not a vampire in spite of drinking Anna’s blood. Darn. Stefan has a word of warning for him: don’t try to kill yourself because it may kill you. He didn’t take enough pills to die, so Anna’s blood healed him of that little problem.

Caroline’s in the hospital following the accident, and they don’t know if she’ll make it. Damon wants to give her some blood to save her.

Seeing as they made out, Damon would like to talk to Elena about what happened. Only that wasn’t her. Whatever happened, she doesn’t have time for his games. Eventually, he figures out the real scoop.

Katherine is back, and now she’s paying a visit to Stefan. Unlike his brother, he is not fooled. Since Katherine has been invited in and can come and go as she pleases, Damon suggests that Elena can solve this problem by simply selling the house and moving.

As planned and despite the lack of a truce agreement with Bonnie, Damon has given Caroline some blood, and she is awake the next day.

With the mayor dead and his son Tyler having been in an accident because the device affected both of them, the town’s mystery now is why they reacted to it, unless they are vampires.

John is not dead after all, but he does not have any useful information or lack of hatred for Stefan. After Elena leaves the room, Stefan feeds John his blood, warning him to get out of town within 24 hours, or he will be turned into a vampire.

Arriving at Tyler’s house, Katherine now has an invite into a new place to play.

Bonnie’s not fooled by the Katherine in Elena’s clothing either. Her powers may be growing enough to cause Damon a headache, but she’s going to have to do better than that if she wishes to harm Katherine.

Elena is not surprised that Damon would kiss her. She is just surprised that he thought she would kiss back. Harsh.

Since she is the same lying manipulative bitch that she’s always been, Stefan would like for Katherine to just get on with whatever she’s there for, and then leave town or die. Anybody else he feels like driving out of town with the threat of death? She came back for him, but the problem with that is he hates her.

Katherine goes to visit Damon to say goodbye. Well, that would be anticlimactic. She offers a choice: he can either kiss her or kill her. Option 2 it is then. Before they proceed, he has a question. The answer is that the truth is she’s never loved him, just his brother. This is just not Damon’s day with people that look like Elena.

Not one to accept defeat gracefully, Damon goes to try again with Elena, who pretty much tells him the same thing Katherine did. His reaction is to grant Jeremy’s wish, kill him, and make him a vampire. The ring Jeremy’s wearing interferes with that plan, though.

Caroline wakes up to be greeted by Katherine, who wants to send a message to the Salvatore brothers. Game on. Now she’s dead, too.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 2 Brave New World, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.

Lost Season 6 Episode 18

Locke and Jack went together to the heart of the island in Lost Season 6 Episode 17, and they proceeded to lower Desmond toward the light.

Juliet, David, and Claire are at the benefit concert, where a passed out Charlie is awakened by Charlotte. Daniel also happens to be back stage, as he’s a piano player who coincidentally is accompanying Driveshaft at the show (really?). Yeah, Kate, Miles, Desmond, and Dr. Chang are there, too. It’s Claire who catches Charlie’s eye, and then the baby kicks.

Desmond reaches the light, and all hell breaks loose. You expected something else? Locke thinks Jack was wrong when the light starts to go out. Seeing as Jack is able to make Locke bleed now, perhaps he was wrong, too. The bad news for Jack is that Locke can make him bleed as well, knocking him upside the head with a rock.

For something that wasn’t such a big deal, Claire is not so much being kicked by her baby as she is going into labor. This all seems familiar to her and Kate, who have delivered this baby together before (or sideways or whatever the appropriate time reference is). Charlie, likewise, is led to flashbacks of them being together. Since they all remember, now what?

The rain’s going and trees start falling on people. Like Ben. Frank, Miles, and Richard, meanwhile, tell them they’d better get over there because they’re fixing the plane and leaving in an hour.

Jack’s back up and looking to go for round 2 with Locke, which will take place on a cliff that’s crumbling around them. This time, Jack gets stabbed, but the attempt to stab him in the neck fails when Kate shoots Locke. Good timing. Then Jack kicks him off the cliff. If he’s not dead, he probably should be.

Locke wakes up in the hospital telling Jack it worked. He can feel his legs. Unlikely or not he can regain sensation that quickly, he can even move them. Then he sees the island, and Jack starts to see something, too. He tells Jack he doesn’t have a son, although that’s who he’s going to go see.

Whatever Desmond turned off, Jack wants to turn it back on. He sends Kate off to get Claire on the plane. Though he can’t promise they’ll see each other again, they can still kiss and profess their love. Sawyer is off, too. Hurley and Ben join Jack, though.

In order to get to the boat so they can reach Frank and the plane he’s fixing, Sawyer suggests jumping of the cliff. Sounds good enough for Kate.

Sawyer, at the hospital to see Sun, runs into Jack. Then he meets Juliet, too. Why not? Now these two are having their own set of flash sidewayses as well, and they can get their own lip locking.

Jack goes to the concert when it’s over, and he bumps into Kate. Where does he remember her from? Perhaps if she touches this man who doesn’t know her, he’ll remember. Or think she’s crazy.

Jack plans to go into the darkness to protect the island, or commit suicide, whichever it may be. He leaves the protection of the island going forward in Hurley’s hands. Desmond put out the light thinking he would leave this place. So much for that theory. Jack wants him to go home now. He’ll see him in another life.

Kate talks Claire into going with them, but Frank doesn’t hear Sawyer’s request to wait. Just in time, they run in front of the plane to be let in. Way to wait until the last second. With the ground getting set to implode around them, it’s time for take off. In the nick of time, they’re up in the air.

Meanwhile, in the belly of the island, Jack has put the stone back in place to allow the light to start glowing again. Seeing that, Hurley and Ben start pulling. Wrong guy. They’ve landed themselves a Desmond.

Ben apologizes for what he did to Locke. He was selfish and jealous that he was special. If it helps, Locke forgives him. That does help, and by the way, you can get out of that wheelchair now.

With Jack gone, Hugo’s now stuck doing that job. Ben suggests maybe there’s a better way than how Jacob ran things, such as letting people leave the island.

Kate brings Jack to where he was going to have his father’s funeral. They’ll be waiting inside for him once he’s ready to leave.

When he gets inside and touches his father’s coffin, he finally remembers everything. Then he opens it. It’s empty, but then he turns around and sees his dead father standing behind him. Seems they have something in common. They’re both dead. Everybody in the church? They’re dead, too. But they made a place together so that they could find each other because they all need each other to remember and to let go. Now it’s time to move on.

Jack wakes up on the island. He’s in rough shape, but he’s a few steps above dead. After collapsing, he hears Vincent coming up from behind him. Then he sees a plane fly overhead. His eyes close. And that is apparently how we’re going to end the series. Really?

Lost Season 6 Episode 17

Desmond set all the pieces moving in the right direction in Lost Season 6 Episode 16. Meanwhile, Jack was given Jacob’s job to protect the light, which the black smoke wants to put out.

Jack’s “cargo” (aka his father’s body) has arrived from the airline.

Sawyer is off to go get Desmond out of the well, while the others head to the heart of the island.

Hurley goes to round up the next person on his list, the drunken rock star Charlie. If he won’t come willingly, a tranquilizer dart should do the trick.

At the well, James does not find Desmond, but he does find Locke and Ben. After saying they’re not candidates any more, Sawyer takes off with Ben’s gun.

Desmond wakes up on the ground, greeted by golden retriever Vincent and Rose and her husband Bernard. Locke is not far behind. In order to spare them, Desmond agrees to do whatever Locke wants. He assumes they’re going to a place with a very bright light.

Miles has located Richard, who was thrown into the jungle when he thought it would be a good idea to talk to the black smoke.

Officer Miles just saw Sayid, which is weird considering that Sawyer just sent him to county.

Sun is in the hospital, where she’s being seen by Juliet. During the ultrasound, Sun remembers everything. Oh, and the baby’s healthy.

Miles welcomes Richard to the club. He got his first grey hair. While they’re rowing, they run over a body in the water, then they hear screams for help a ways away. It’s Frank.

Everybody’s going to the same place, so Jack wants to go with Locke because he wants to kill him. How he’s going to do that is a surprise, even to Jack. After they walk for a while, Locke suggests that it should just be himself, Jack, and Desmond from that point forward. They tie Desmond up to lower him to the light, where he hopes to go to some happy place where the plane never crashed.

Sayid and Hugo see Shannon getting fake mugged by her brother Boone, and Sayid steps in to save her. They immediately know who each other is.

Claire’s back, and she’s got a gun. She thinks Miles and Richard were sent there to kill her by Locke. They say they just want to go home, but she’s not interested.

Now that Desmond’s been lowered to the light, the question is whether Locke or Jack is right.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Lost Season 6 Episode 18 The End, Part 2.

NBC 2010-2011 Schedule

The biggest change to NBC’s lineup is the elimination of the ill-fated Jay Leno Show, freeing up 5 hours for shows that people may actually watch. Not stopping there, Heroes, Trauma, Mercy, and Law & Order have also gotten the axe, so we’re left with what’s essentially a brand new schedule. The Biggest Loser, Law & Order: SVU, Dateline, and football are the only shows still where they were at this time last year.

8-9 Chuck
10-11 CHASE

8-10 The Biggest Loser
10-11 Parenthood

9-10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

8- 8:30 Community
8:30-9 30 Rock
9-9:30 The Office

8-9 Who Do You Think You Are?/SCHOOL PRIDE
9-10 Dateline NBC
10-11 OUTLAW

Encore programming

7-8:15 Football Night in America
8:15-11:30 NBC Sunday Night Football

Sunday (beginning March 2011)
7-8 Dateline NBC
8-9 Minute to Win It
9-11 The Celebrity Apprentice

Fox 2010-2011 Schedule

The Friday night lineup has been killed off, and So You Think You Can Dance has been moved back to summer where it belongs. The result is that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday had to all be jumbled around, but there’s not much in the way of change.

8:00-9:00 House
9:00-10:00 Lonestar (New)

8:00-9:00 Glee
9:00-9:30 Raising Hope (New)
9:30-10:00 Running Wilde (New)

8:00-9:00 Lie To Me
9:00-10:00 Hell’s Kitchen

8:00-9:00 Bones
9:00-10:00 Fringe

8:00-9:00 Human Target
9:00-10:00 The Good Guys

8:00-8:30 Cops
8:30-9:00 Cops
9:00-10:00 America’s Most Wanted

7:00-8:00 The OT (NFL Post-Game)
8:00-8:30 The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 The Cleveland Show
9:00-9:30 Family Guy
9:30-10:00 American Dad

Fox Midseason 2011 Primetime Schedule

(All Times Et/Pt)

8:00-9:00 House
9:00-10:00 Lonestar (New) / Ride-Along (New)

8:00-9:30 American Idol Performance Show
9:30-10:00 Running Wilde (New) / Mixed Signals (New; Spring)

8:00-8:30 Raising Hope (New)
8:30-9:00 American Idol Results Show
9:00-10:00 Glee

8:00-9:00 Bones
9:00-10:00 Fringe

8:00-9:00 Human Target
9:00-10:00 Kitchen Nightmares

8:00-8:30 Cops
8:30-9:00 Cops
9:00-10:00 America’s Most Wanted

7:00-7:30 The Simpsons (Encores)
7:30-8:00 American Dad
8:00-8:30 The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 Bob’s Burgers (New)
9:00-9:30 Family Guy
9:30-10:00 The Cleveland Show