Ian’s first-ever ‘Vampire Diaries’-directed episode aired on March 12, and I have to say, it was one of the best and hottest episodes to date!
As usual, the March 12 episode of The Vampire Diaries brought serious drama, but there was sexier feeling to this particular one than in all of the previous season six episodes. I guess I should be thanking Ian Somerhalder for that. From Caroline’s (Candice Accola) sassy humanity-less new attitude to Kai (Chris Wood) and Damon’s emotionally-charged chat at the Salvatore house, Ian’s directorial debut was an episode I won’t soon forget.
‘Vampire Diaries’: Ian Somerhalder Directed One Of The Best Episodes Yet
I’m going to break down Ian’s episode into my favorite moments. Here are the 5 key reasons why I found “The Downward Spiral” absolutely sensational.
1. Caroline goes rogue & gets a new look
Caroline shut her humanity off, and I wasn’t nearly prepared for what she did in the episode. However, I loved every single minute of it. My favorite blonde vamp has always had moxie, but she stepped it up to an insane level. Her bold attitude was straight-up ballsy and accompanied her sexy new look nicely.
One of my favorite Caroline moments ever was when she first transitioned into a vampire in season two, and Ian gave us a big taste of nostalgia. Also, someone please just give Candice all the awards in the world? The girl is one heck of an acting chameleon.
2. Kai reveals devastating news to Damon
Honestly, there’s nothing I’d like more than to see Damon and Kai have a full-on friendship. Their bromantic chemistry is nearing Dalaric levels. Both boys looked hotter than ever in the midst of the shadowed Salvatore house, especially Kai. I can totally fan-girl about Kai all day, and the newest Mystic Falls foe’s scruff and new wardrobe is still making me swoon
3. A RAVE
You know things are getting hot on The Vampire Diaries when a rave goes down. The glow-in-the-dark necklaces, flashing lights and barely there outfits definitely upped the ante of the episode and mirrored the unexpectedness of Caroline’s big change.
4. Stefan and Caroline’s sexually-charged pow wow at the bar
I am not a fan of violence, but when Caroline stabbed Stefan (Paul Wesley) with a stake and stood over him like he was hers, I practically fainted. And that wasn’t even the best part! Stefan turned off his humanity, and now Steroline is completely insane and perfect together.
5. Overall feel & tone of the show = INCREDIBLE
More than in the previous episodes, Ian made sure his directorial debut had a sensual feel. I loved how I got polar opposites in terms of sexiness. There was the heartfelt, romantic side, and then there was the racy and seductive side. In short, Ian must direct more! And Paul, too! His episode was fantastic as well.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Ian’s episode? Let me know!
— Avery Thompson