The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries, S02E010: The Sacrifice; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E010: The Sacrifice; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Logic problems exacerbate shallow treatment of self-sacrifice.

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The Vampire Diaries, S02E09: Katerina; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E09: Katerina; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Exposition-heavy episode explores the history of Katherine, Klaus, and The Originals.

The Vampire Diaries, S02E08: Rose; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E08: Rose; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Uneven episode introduces major storyline and characters.

The Vampire Diaries, S02E07: Masquerade; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E07: Masquerade; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Plot-churning episode is enjoyable provided the viewer doesn’t ponder it too much.

The Vampire Diaries, S02E06: Plan B; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E06: Plan B; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Episode has a few good scenes but is hampered by excessive violence.

The Vampire Diaries, S02E05: Kill or Be Killed; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E05: Kill or Be Killed; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Satisfying episode successfully blends story action and character interaction.

The Vampire Diaries, S02E04: Memory Lane; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E04: Memory Lane; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A solid, character-focused episode reveals Katherine’s version of past events.