The Vampire Diaries 4×12: A View to a Kill
Next week the gang has a trip planned to find the cure, so this week we had to tie up some loose ends. The biggest is Kol trying to stop anyone who tries to find the cure. Elena and Jeremy try to kill him to complete the map, but before that could happen they need Bonnie present to weaken Kol who they need to lure in their house and the other Originals daggered or trapped. Stefan has to distract Rebekah, who is super disappointed when the first dance she can actually attend is cancelled. Luckily Stefan safe the day (nobody can resist koala corsages, boomboxes and The Breakfast Club). In the meantime Bonnie has to deal with her dad and her vampire mom showing up at the door. Nobody messes with Bonnie these days. When Klaus freaks out about Jeremy killing Kol she traps him in the old part of the Gilbert house. Stefan and Matt feel sorry for Rebekah and decide to keep her alive and kicking, instead of daggered in a box. In the end Jeremy has a small Hulk moment and the whole map is revealed.
Cuteness vs. Useless
+ Admit it, you were pretty bummed out that the 80’s dance was cancelled. These days we adore the eighties! Just look at the Carrie Diaries and all the neon colored clothes in your nearby department store. Luckily Stefan was a sucker for the eighties too. PS: can you forward the koala corsage to us?
+ Rebekah’s revelation was huge. Being a vampire isn’t as fun as you would think. Not only did it change Stefan’s mind about daggering her. Even Matt was a little touched. (Time for a round two for Matt and Rebekah?)
+ Klaus and Damon’s chat about being bad. Enjoy the conversations between these two bad guys.
+ The cure is within reach! Plus someone in the TVD rehash called the scene where Jeremy ripped his shirt like the Hulk Jeremy’s Magic Mike moment. Which is totally true if you think about it. Enjoy re-watching that particular scene, fangirls!
– Why did they had to kill Kol?! I liked Kol. He has scared our favorite gang a lot more than Klaus lately. Let’s hope for a lot of flashbacks in the future including Kol and Lexi.
– Can we please stop mentioning Caroline and give the girl some screentime?! I miss my favorite blond vampire.
– Bonnie’s family meeting, what should I say about that… three words: worst parents ever. No wonder that your kid got screwed up and started trusting shady professors.
– Can they stop putting Matt in harm’s way? I don’t want him to get killed too.
The Vampire Diaries is one of the few shows which can make an interesting episode right before the big mind blowing event in the next episode (a.k.a. the final chapter of a bigger storyline). – 8/8,5
This week’s favorite quote
Klaus: “I apologize for breaking up this sordid little tryst, but I do have some urgent business. Or have you forgotten that our paranoid brother Kol is running around with a white oak stake and homicide on the brain?”
Stefan: “Well, why don’t you two enjoy your little, uh, villain bonding time?”
Damon talking to Klaus about Kol: “Your brother problem, not mine, buddy.”
Rebekah: “The colours, the fabric, the eighties were just tragic. You know, I think shoulder pads rival 17th-century Puritan smocks for crimes against fashion.”
Stefan talking about the Originals: “They may be dysfunctional, bickering lunatics, but they stick together no matter what.”
Klaus: “Your brother’s lack of communication is infuriating.” Damon’s response: “It’s one of his trademarks, like his brooding and his hair.”
Rebekah: “You’re right, I do care. I want stupid koala corsages and a prom. I want to have kids with someone who loves me enough to stand outside my window with a stupid boombox. I want to be human.”
Damon: “See, I don’t mind being the bad guy, because somebody has to fill that role and get things done. You do bad things for no reason. You do them to be a dick.” [Klaus: “Debatable.”] “If you’re gonna be bad, be bad with purpose.”
Kol: “Your obsession to find the cure clearly trumps any sibling loyalty you once felt.”
Damon: “I think this has something to do with a certain blond vampire.”