POC of the Vampire Diaries: Anna and Pearl
|Kelly Hu as "Pearl"|
The Vampire Diaries
Jonas and Luka Martin
I'm going to start with the vampire Pearl.
The writers had me going with Pearl. When Damon got an attitude with her, she reminded him she was 400 years his senior and called him a "little boy."
She then gouged out his eyes for emphasis.
Pearl was friend to the vampire Katherine for some time; Pearl was also one of the vampires entombed beneath the church and trapped by Emily Bennett's spell. She was later freed with the help of her daughter, the vampire Anna.
|Malese Jow as "Anna"|
They wanted to mind their own business, not stir up trouble, and unlike other vamps, not drag witches into their mess (nor create a mess to begin with). In fact, after Bonnie unseals the tomb, Anna doesn't really bother her, nor does Pearl.
Their love and loyalty to each other is very beautiful, very touching. Anna actually spends 145 years trying to free her mother from the tomb. This was also fairly okay role for actress Malese Jow, and it was great to see Kelly Hu play something other than a bimbo or a two-dimensional love interest.
And now for the dead Negroes portion of the evening.
Before you raise an eyebrow, understand that when the only Asians on the show - all whopping two of them - are killed off almost back to back, a "Hmm" is in order. *nods* Thus, the Dead Negro Principle most assuredly applies.
Pearl and Anna are vampires (of color). The founding families of Mystic Falls are witch-burning vampire-hunters. *shrug* It was only a matter of time before the inevitable.