I can't even, with this show. This week, The Vampire Diaries took one step further towards becoming basically The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser. This is not bad, but it is, in a word, confusing. If you tuned in tonight never having seen the show before, you would've changed the channel or wept from confusion.
The show, as previously discussed, can be cutting and sharp and witty and fun. It can also veer into soap opera territory. This week, between all the dead people coming back to life, all the living people and creatures dying, breakups, and revelations, it was essentially an episode of Passions, only everyone took themselves far too seriously.