The Vampire Diaries Recap: Getting Old

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Katherine isn't the only thing getting old on The Vampire Diaries.

While this week's installment featured a number of twists and turns, The CW hit is clearly feeling its age these days, which is understandable after four-plus terrific seasons.

We learned on The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 6 that Amara was the anchor used by Tessa to bind the spell that created The Other side and which Silas now must destroy if he wants to finally die and be reunied with his long lost love.

But he no longer has to do that because, hey, his long lost love is alive! Only she drank his blood and took The Cure and is now human and wants to die.

And if reading that rundown gave you a headache, that's all you need to know right now about the series.

It's a bit too crazy. It's a bit too chaotic. And the key storylines don't actually have much to do with our core players.

There's Dr. Maxfield and his secret society, replete with its very own vampire. There's Silas and Amara and Tessa and that effed up love triangle. And there's Katherine pulled a reverse Benjamin Button.

Yes, Damon, Elena and company are very much involved in most of these arcs - but they're sort of sitting back and reacting to one nutty development after another. They're mere sideline players in a game whose rules seem to change by the week.

Maybe The Augustine Vampire will be something cool (Elena's father?). Perhaps Crazy Pants Amara will grow on us. And, hey, Dr. Maxfield is very easy on the eyes, right, ladies?

But The Vampire Diaries Season 5 is throwing everything it can against the wall and not much is sticking.

But a lot sure was funny this week! To wit:

  • Jeremy being referred to as "Pocahontas."
  • Silas' knock-knock joke about the dead mayor.
  • Silas calling himself a "supernatural Madonna."
  • A Snooki shout-out!
  • A mention of pineapple pizza and the gluten-free diet craze.

What did everyone else think of the episode?

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It's still a great show made by good people, but they need to stick to 2 storylines on each episode!