Posted on 10:18 am,
October 22, 2012

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Vampire Hype is back to discuss the second episode of The Vampire Diaries‘ fourth season, entitled “Memorial,” and prove that we don’t hate the characters!

Selina and Sonya tackle this week’s episode, in which Elena struggles trying to avoid feeding off humans, as a new vampire hunter comes to town and threatens the existence of our Mystic Falls gang. New character April is also introduced, and Matt Davis makes a surprise appearance as Alaric!

Shownotes:

- Enter Connor – what’s his mission?
- Why can Jeremy see his tattoo? Is it a ghost tattoo?
- Let’s give April a real Mystic Falls welcome – and almost kill her off!
- The potential love triangle of Jeremy/April/Matt
- Stelena sexytime makes Elena barf
- Delena sexytime does not… oh wait, yes it does
- Tyler’s sacrifice
- Was the lantern scene too cheesy?
- The Doppelganger blood explanation – a little too convenient?
- Elena being able to feed off Matt without losing control
- We <3 Damon/Alaric 4ever
- It sucks to be dead on The Vampire Diaries
- Why IS Damon sticking around?
- Is the season starting out a bit too slow?
- Listener feedback: we get clarification on Caroline’s diet, a complaint about the recurring Hunter threat, and defend our opinions on Matt, Bonnie and Tyler. They do matter, those precious little snowflakes. No, really.

Leave us your comments on this episode here! Do you agree that Matt, Bonnie and Tyler need better storylines, or do you like them just fine as they are? And what do you think about new characters April and Connor?

Check out the promo for next Thursday’s episode “The Rager” right here on Hypable! It’s Phoebe Tonkin time…

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Also, look our for our Breaking Dawn discussions, that will be coming shortly – not long to go until the movie hits cinemas now, and we can’t wait!

This episode's hosts: Selina Wilken, Sonya Faria

  • Kate

    Can’t get it to work on itunes or the play now option. Works fine with the download option, though.

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      Hmm we’ll look into it!

  • teeaybee

    First of all let me apologize for overuse of the word breast in my comment it wasn’t intentional I swear.

    Ok so Elena’s “blood issues” doesn’t stem from the fact that she’s a doppelganger it was because she needed to feed from a human (like Damon kept saying). Think of it as a baby having to breast feed to get the basic nutrients. Yes there are formulas that can do that also but 99.999…% of doctors always say breast feeding is way better. Now think of a new vampire as a baby who needs to “breast feed” nothing else will nourish the new vamp. That’s why Matt’s blood did the trick. They tossed out the whole Doppelganger thing to distract viewers from focusing in on Elena’s unwillingness to feed on humans and to plant a seed of hysteria over the fact that Elena may or may not survive being a vamp because she can’t hold her blood.

    Sonya as for where Stefan got the memorial idea from. The answer is that he is a 150+ year old vampire he had time to learn a few things that 4 seasons won’t even begin to cover. Yeah what he did was corny but most show are these days.

    Love you guys AND your honest opinions.

    One more thing. Wouldn’t you love to see a Klaus v Connor fight.

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