A bloody good episode of the Vampire Diaries!
1. What just happened?!
We learned everything about the Five hunters last week and the story continues. Klaus is digging up the sword at the grave of Rebekah’s ex-fiance. Rebekah disappearance (we all know it’s a daggered state at the moment) is noticed by April, who asks Matt about Rebekah’s wereabouts because they were an item, right?! Matt assures her they are not (bummer for us; the Rebekah and Matt shippers). And in that exact moment Connor stumbles in with Jeremy in a stranglehold. P.S.: Connor wants to know more about his tattoo but the shady professor doesn’t want to tell him until it’s complete. Also he’s got a plan for Bonnie and he demands she is kept out of harms way. Because Connor doesn’t bother, he is occupying her with hypnosis and lighting candles (it’s been a long time ago when we saw feathers flying through the air – magic was so nice back then). But back to the hostage situation. Damon, Stefan, Elena, Caroline and Tyler trying to come up with a plan to save their friends. But of course collaboration isn’t really the strong suit of the Salvatore brothers (it gets even worse when Stefan is working together with Klaus – which he is at the moment). Stefan even vervains Damon! With the help of the hybrids he tries to enter the Mystic Grill. That’s when the most disgusting killing ever happens: a hybrid wounded by an explosion with glass sticking out everywhere and then getting killed by a shot that leaves a big hole in his body where his heart should be. But let’s continue. Matt and April escape via the tunnels that run under the whole town. Stefan gets in the building and with help from Elena (who hasn’t revealed her vampirism to Connor yet) they free Jeremy. Stefan trying to get Connor out alive, but runs in to Damon. Ordering Connor to run Damon and Stefan fight. Damon wins and Stefan tells him about the cure. But no happy ending just yet. Elena goes after Connor and kills him (right after he just tried to kill her). Elena feeling super guilty loses it, digs a grave for her first kill and the brothers decide not the tell about killing her way out of vampirism. Also it seems like Stefan and Elena are done. That is still not enough drama to end an episode of the Vampire Diaries. We still have some very bloody hallucination of Elena left to watch! And BOOM! See ya all next week when papa Klaus returns with the sword and nobody knows that Jeremy is now one of the Five (creepy tattoo alert!).
2. What was the – I mean Damon’s – most memorable quote or dialog this episode?
Damon: “So where the hell’s the wicked witch of the west?”
Caroline: “She can’t do magic.”
Damon: “Really? Well, call her, tell her Jeremy’s life is in danger. Maybe that’ll bring her out of retirement.”
3. Cuteness vs. Useless
+ Getting back to the core of the story. A teenage girl and (once) a teenage boy writing their thoughts in their diaries.
+ Klaus walked and talked like a boss this episode. Let Klaus just speak the words “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” and we can crown him the godfather of the vampires (and the hybrids of course, although he controls them already).
+ This show really knows how to have a cliffhanger at the end of every episode. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Great job by the writing crew!
+ Damon knowing his brother inside out. Or you can say that Stefan is just really bad at lying.
+ I’m actually kind of glad Connor is dead. The character himself wasn’t interesting enough. The only thing I’m interested in is the history of the Five (and the plans of the shady professor).
+ Damon noting that Bonnie has to make herself useful again. That has been her part all along, so why change the course now?! Of course she needs to get in to trouble first… sight.
+/- Caroline being jealous of Hayley. Although I think Caroline has legit reasons to act this way (why the hell would Tyler keep Hayley a secret from her if the only reason to be around each other is to break more hybrid sire bonds) Caroline’s reaction felt a little bit too high school all of a sudden. I think most of the relationships on TVD have moved past that (or at least put in a bigger perspective). That’s why I started to root for Klaus and Caroline a bit more this episode, because I think there is a nice balance between the two of them, which will make them rise above these (high school) relationship quarrels and make each other a better person… I mean vampire and hybrid.
– The professor and his hypnosis technique. I’m scared he is going to control Bonnie and even worse use her when she is hypnotized.
– Weren’t vampires able to have a superhearing?! So why couldn’t Caroline hear the things Klaus said to Tyler on the phone?
4. Rate it! (on a scale from 0 to 10)
It was a killer episode (pun intended) this week: 8,5!