POC of the Vampire Diaries: Jonas and Luka Martin
|Randy J. Goodwin|
as "Dr. Jonas Martin"
The Vampire Diaries
If you're not drinking, you need to pull up a stool, order something you wouldn't give your worst enemy...and then double it.
*nods* Don't worry. It's on me.
Their dynamic is very beautiful in that regard; as an agent of the vampire Elijah, Dr. Martin strictly seeks to get his daughter back from Klaus. Like Grams, he is frustrated by how vampires keep dragging witches into their messes.
|Bryton James as|
The Martins are also a couple of seriously powerful bad-asses. Dr. Martin has the ability to take other witches' powers, as he briefly does with Bonnie. Even Luka is more powerful than Bonnie, and Bryton James is made of pure charm.
The writers briefly toy with a Bonnie/Luka romance, but also imply that it's not genuine, and that Luka is merely trying to get info from Bonnie (however, Luka is visibly unhappy at the thought of using Bonnie).
Either way, it sure was beautiful while it lasted. They bonded over the supernatural, and the actors had excellent chemistry. Which is probably why the writers felt the need to end it as quickly as possible.
This is, after all, the CW. The only worthy male love interest is the white guy.
And now for the dead Negroes portion of the post (you knew it was coming).
Elijah temporarily gets put on ice, and since he's the Martins' best shot at getting their daughter/sister back, the Martins attempt a rescue. Luka is killed in the process, and Dr. Martin - distraught by the loss of another child - is killed while going on a rampage to avenge his son's death.
|RIP Dr. Martin|