I love the werewolf mythos in the Vampire Diaries show, I love the actors who portray the werewolves, love the story surrounding them, their powers, abilities, –all that happy shit. What I do not like, is that for the billionth and half time, the show’s producers tried to effectively cut costs and funds, by using a few real wolves. Which are frigging endangered species, for one thing, bred in captivity, and more than likely, diluted with domesticated canine genes. It’s not an anti-species thing, it’s a “Jesus, can’t we just make a werewolf, –these aren’t half man-half wolf… they’re wolves.” So I have to ask, —are we happy to see them coming back to Mystic Falls, which is what the spoiler blogs are all saying? I mean, I love the werewolves of the show, but not so much the execution of the plan to put them there.
TV Overmind reports on the re-appearance of werewolves, –which are still awesome, for sure, just… a bit cheap:
“The wait is almost over TVD fans, after this particularly long mid season break we will have a new episode in just two weeks (see promotional pictures here). Until the time has come to find out what havoc Isobel will cause with her return, there has been confirmation of another character whose reappearance will cause conflict for those in Mystic Falls. So who is the mystery returnee?
Werewolf vixen Jules (Michaela McManus) is who, the woman who took Tyler on his werewolf road trip of self discovery. This throws up several questions including whether Tyler will return with her and will she will end up being the werewolf used in the sun and the moon curse ritual? Her return will coincide with the next full moon in Mystic Falls, right around the time that Klaus will be in town I would imagine (for more on Klaus spoilers look here), will Jules have to team up with the vampires that she so detests to save her skin? Her aim I would suspect will be to get the moonstone to break the curse for the werewolves so I can see a lot of double crossing happening, this will be hard to do with vampires like Damon and Katherine around who always seem to be ahead of the curve.
Jules was a character who made it easy to dislike her, she tried to kill the Salvatore brothers with her wolf pack and tried to manipulate Tyler against those closest to him and then encouraged him to leave town. She is a character however who was pretty fearless in her pursuits and even if you don’t like her this is something to be respected, but I can see this fearless attitude being the undoing of her character. It will interesting to see how different Tyler is when he returns after spending so much time with vampire hating werewolves, how will this influence his feelings towards Caroline? Another factor regarding the problematic romantic entanglements between Caroline and Tyler is Matt, and how he reacts to his new found knowledge at the end of “The House Guest”. Romance is never easy in Mystic Falls and there always seems to be the pesky triangle shape business in matters of the heart.”
The last thing I have to say on the subject of VD’s werewolves is this: if the show spent half as much on the werewolf effects as they did on the vampires (which would be fair even, since vampires -are- the main characters), then they’d be far more awesome. Other than that, all I have to say about Tyler and Caroline, is: Duh. Matt -so- needs to get out of the picture. If he can’t handle Caroline saving his life, and trying to be honest with him, then he needs to get a life. Besides, his sister was a junkie bitch, who couldn’t keep it together, as a human, or a vampire. And Caroline had nothing to do with that, —Tyler is not only a werewolf, but a reformed guy. He’s changed a lot in the last two seasons, and he deserves a chance to be with someone as awesome and sweet as Caroline.