I know everyone is excited for The Vampire Diaries new episode “Unpleasantville” this Thursday, and I’ve included the episode synopsis and videos just in case you haven’t seen them yet. But what I’m going to provide that other sites havne’t, are my own personal interpretations of what we’ve been able to see about this episode. So let’s discuss costume theory, the perks of a ‘team’, and ignore that I make a Jersey Shore reference — I’m only human!
First off, the outfits? Amaaaaaazing. But I suspect that Elena is specifically in pants because she is doing a lot of running, and that it is also a subliminal message to show that she’s the one who is “ahead of her time”, while her two besties are in more a traditional dress and skirt.
What’s sad is that as Elena gets closer to Damon and Stefan to try and solve things, she is pushing her friends away. And I doubt they’ll ever really bring both of them into the fold. Bonnie, eventually she’ll be in on everything I think – because they need her. But to ‘spare her feelings’ I think she gets left out of the loop far more than she should.
But poor Caroline will always be on the outside. I think they should move her more into the inner-circle of the show, kind of like the Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). I really like a TEAM, yanno? And her girly-skewed perception of things would add some small moments of comic relief for the heaviness that shrouds this show. Bring her in! Like, on the field! …I’m trying to make a sports phrase work, but I don’t know sports. Put her in the game?
– Kevin Williamson loves “throwback horror movie sequences” as Julie Plec puts it, and it’s nice to see him doing what he loves! Did you guys know that “Halloween” is one of his favorite movies?
– If what Jenna says is true, we might see a 60’s or 70’s school dance at some point in the series, too!
– Elena’s hair is so NOT inspired by Snookie from The Jersey Shore. …I’m sad I even know her name.
The Vampire Diaries Trailer – Unpleasantville
The Vampire Diaries Webclip 1 – Unpleasantville
The Vampire Diaries Webclip 2 – Unpleasantville
The Vampire Diaries Episode Preview with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson – Unpleasantville
THE NEW KIDS IN TOWN / SEAN FARIS GUEST STARS
As Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to figure out the identity of the new vampire in town, Stefan gives Elena (Nina Dobrev) jewelry filled with Vervain to protect her family and friends. Hurting for money, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes a job at the Mystic Grill, where former high school football-star Ben (guest star Sean Faris, “Never Back Down”), works as a bartender.
Ben comes to Bonnie’s (Katerina Graham) aid when he notices Damon is bothering her. Damon and Stefan accompany Elena to a school dance with a 1950s’ theme, where Alaric (guest star Matt Davis) introduces himself to Damon. Steven R. McQueen and Sara Canning also star.
Unpleasantville will air on THE CW @ 8pm ET/PT this Thursday.