POC of the Vampire Diaries: Gloria
Gloria is a witch (I know, big shocker, right?) from season 3 of TVD. She runs a club where she's been performing at least since the 1920s. She found a way to slow the aging process, but she's not immortal. Because of the age difference, Gloria's portrayed by two different actresses: Enisha Brewster in the flashback to the 1920s, and Charmin Lee as present-day Gloria.
Gloria has only appeared in two episodes so far, and I highly doubt we will see her again. She met the vampires Stefan, Rebekah, and Klaus back in the 1920s, and when Klaus shows up again needing her help, she agrees to help him out. This brings up a host of questions which are never answered (surprise, surprise):
1) How and when did Klaus find out Gloria was witch? Did he learn her secret back in the 1920s? Before? After? When?
2) What's the nature of their "friendship"? Is it on again, off again? How did he know she'd still be in Chicago after all this time? Did they stay in contact after the 1920s?
3) Say they're not really friends; why does Gloria agree to help him? As a "servant of nature" (which is what all these
Since the vampire Stefan is Klaus's hostage at this point, and he has some info Klaus needs, Gloria decides to get it for him. Stefan unwisely tries to rush this old, powerful, clearly seasoned witch, and well...you know....
|Cue Pain Infliction spell.|
Unanswered question #4: Why introduce such a powerful witch now only to keep her around for two episodes? I mean, why even bother? And why keep telling us how "powerful" these witches supposedly are if you're just going to kill them all off so easily? The writers are basically telling us that the only reason Bonnie Bennett is still alive is that she has a friend whom all the vamps adore. If Elena wasn't her BFF, Bonnie would already be dead.
Which, of course, brings us to the dead Negro portion of the evening.
Thus we get Unanswered Question #5: why do these actors keeping signing up to be on this show? I'd understand if Enisha Brewster needed a quick paycheck and some exposure, but Charmin Lee??? What blood debt did she owe and to whom?