TVOM: "Ian Somerhalder wasn’t kidding when he teased that this season will be reminiscent of The Vampire Diaries’ early years. It’s definitely been a while since we’ve had one of those crucial “wait, what does this mean?!” moments before a commercial break. Even the last season finale when Damon and Bonnie were stuck on the Other Side, you knew in the back of your mind that they’d find a loophole and survive. That’s what everyone on this show does best: cheat death. When several characters found themselves in danger in this episode, they relied on their trusty magic to save them. Only one person surprised me, and her actions have changed the course of the season in my mind."