Vampire Diaries Season 4’s Most Frustrating Stories and Characters
Although we love the vast majority of both the plots and the people on The Vampire Diaries, there a few things that get under our skin. They’re the people and the moments that keep us up at night — and not in a good way.
Here are our most frustrating stories and characters:
Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin): She’s frustrating because we don’t really get her. We’ve never met a person who’s willing to go so far and ruin so many lives to find out some information on their birth parents. And is that really all she wanted? How did she even meet Professor Shane (David Alpay) in the first place? That being said, there’s a side of us that doesn’t care. See our frustration?
The sire bond: On one hand, it’s a great twist, and it adds a wonderful layer of complexity to our favorite love triangle… but on the other hand, we are left sitting on our couch constantly wondering if Elena (Nina Dobrev) is doing something out of love or this bond. We all really do go a little mad sometimes, don’t we?
Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) situation: Jeremy as a hunter? Not only is it a great twist and (finally) an interesting storyline for Jer to have a purpose, but it means that he gets to bulk up and wear wife beaters. However, the whole I-want-to-kill-my-sister thing? That’s a little more complicated. Jeremy and Elena’s bond has been a constant in this series, and as much as we want him to go out into the world and stake vamps, we really don’t want him to stake his sister (or even want to). Figuring out what we want in this case (and what is going to happen) is the definition of frustrating.
April (Grace Phipps): We know it might seem like we’re picking on the new guest stars, but we just aren’t yet convinced that April has a purpose. We’re sure we will figure it out at some point, but as of right now, all she’s really done is flirt with Matt, befriend Rebekah, and make a significant (but unintentional) connection between Shane and her father.
Liz Forbes: She’s frustrating because she’s nonexistent. Where are you, Liz?!
Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at@samhighfill.