The Vampire Diaries
Logic problems exacerbate shallow treatment of self-sacrifice.
Exposition-heavy episode explores the history of Katherine, Klaus, and The Originals.
Uneven episode introduces major storyline and characters.
Plot-churning episode is enjoyable provided the viewer doesn’t ponder it too much.
Episode has a few good scenes but is hampered by excessive violence.
Satisfying episode successfully blends story action and character interaction.
A solid, character-focused episode reveals Katherine’s version of past events.
Exposition-heavy episode fails to deliver engrossing drama.
Candice Accola shines as new vampire Caroline runs amok at school carnival.
Shocking season premiere improves upon fantastic finale of previous season.