The Vampire Diaries Review: Detoured on Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell (Season 8 Episode 6)

On this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, an amber alert is issued for Alaric’s twins, Enzo pays the price in deceiving Sybil and Stefan Salvatore quite literally sells his soul to the devil which delays that Steroline June wedding. Oh, and Sybil’s still a bitch.

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 6, “Detoured on Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell,” tests the lengths in which our vampire friends would go in order to save another, but not without it getting super complicated along the way.

Seline kidnaps Lizzie and Josie to turn over to Cade for a bargaining deal, but surprisingly answers Alaric’s threatening phone call.

His “I’m going to find you and I’m going to kill you,”  speech aspired from “Taken” was well-fitting in that moment. You gotta rage somehow when you’re in this stressful and scary situation. Alaric nailed it.

This storyline with the sirens and the devil that is Cade isn’t grabbing my attention as much as I’d like it to, especially since it’s featured in the final season. Where exactly are we going with this?

Damon is still a freaking mess, actually the biggest mess of them all and he’s following Sybil around like a little lap dog. Ugh. When will he redeem himself? Can someone give me a timeframe, please? 

And now, he gave Stefan what he promised to give him in the beginning of this season, “an eternity of misery” in exchange to save Alaric’s twins. Stefan wouldn’t pass this off of saving the girls even when he knew this would be the end of him. 

He has made a deal with the devil, and I’m fearful of what’s to come next for him. You can never forget Ripper Stefan. Absolutely brutal and ruthless and a nightmare in itself, that’s for sure.

So now we’re going to have both the Salvatore brothers as servants to Cade’s crusade? My head hurts just thinking about how that will pan out. This isn’t going to end well…

Oh wait, what’s that I hear?! It’s not a June wedding because as of right now, there isn’t one. Sorry, Care.

I mean, what did you expect of Stefan? In order to show that you’re important to him he makes himself make a deal with the devil in order to bring your girls back to you safely. Stefan does so much for Caroline.

It sucks, but you can’t have it both ways on The Vampire Diaries. You know the drill, do something heroic only to have something terrifying happen to you in exchange. 

I hate Sybil, so much. But now that she has her freedom from Cade, what the hell is she going to do next? 

Enzo and Bonnie yet again blow me away with their cute, sappy and heartfelt moments in this episode. You guys, they are so damn refreshing to watch, I can’t.

With all the suffering and torture Enzo has had to endure in the past, he knew one day the universe couldn’t be so cruel that he would die without experiencing what true love feels like (same, Enzo, same). And he finally found it with Bonnie.

Bonenzo are by far my favorite part of this season.

I swear, this better not be some kind of foreshadowing plot where one dies at the end. I cannot bear it, I cannot.

Julie Plec, girl, you better give Bonnie a happy ending. She deserves it This woman has gone through so much pain and agony more times than I can count.

Who knew Alaric would be such an aggressive puncher? He wants to kill Damon now? Okay, keep going, you might have to ice your hands after that.

Other thoughts:

  • Paul Wesley directed this episode. As always, fantastic.
  • Sooo… no more nanny’s for Lizzie and Josie, right?
  • Every time Sybil eats something, I just want to punch her in the face.
  • Cade has a hot jawline, that cannot go unnoticed.
 Enzo: You’re my whole damn world.
  • Enzo, crush my heart why don’t you.

The Vampire Diaries continues with the winter finale next Friday, December 9 at 8/7c on The CW.

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