AVClub: “I Carry Your Heart With Me” is an episode of full of almost. It almost finds the right balance between the new characters and old favorites. It almost overcomes some of the narrative obstacles the show set for itself in the previous episode. Most importantly, it’s almost a lot of fun. But these moments of almost are just that: Almost enough to get The Vampire Diaries on track for an interesting season, but it’s still not quite there yet.