Monday, April 2, 2012

The Vampire Diaries: The Murder of One (The Torture of Damon)

I've said it before and I'll say it again. They sure know how to torture characters on The Vampire Diaries. I could tell while watching the episode, I'd have a pic heavy post. So here it be.

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Last week, it was torture of a very literal variety. Poor Damon. Bled again and again by Rebekah until the vervain that protected him from compulsion was gone.

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
My personal favorite scene of the night was Damon's fantasy of being rescued by Elena. Not only is the  dude-in-distress thing fun, but normally super strong guys being super weak is totally delicious.

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
He couldn't even stand. She practically had to drag him through the halls. And the bear traps! Ugh. Definitely one of the skeevier moments on the show was Damon being forced to try and yank his hands out. {{shiver}}

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
And then the wrist sucking. Oddly enough, this isn't the first great wrist sucking television moment of the past year. It was totally sexy. And also logical. It's the far better move to restore the vampire to health so he can use his super V-skillz to get both parties out safely rather than have the 105lb girl trying to drag him out herself.

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Also, Elena promises she won't leave him. But - it's a fantasy. So her promise is just something Damon wishes he would hear from her. Poor fella. He just needs some unconditional love.

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Yeah, this show reduces me to a puddle of squee weekly. I'm basically out of things to say other than just repeating over and over that the whole scenario was hot. Here's photographic evidence:

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore tortured on The Vampire Diaries S03E18 The Murder of One Damon Tortured
What better way to kick off the week than with images of a vampire, chained and bloody? Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Loved the beginning of this episode...this show always does a good job of setting the mood at the beginning, and the intense music ("Demons" by Sleigh Bells) only adds to the moodiness.

    This epsiode also did a great job of utilizing the whole ensemble cast, something I don't think the show take's advantage of enough. The more characters that have real involvement in an episode, the more I generally like it, so props on this one

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