The Vampire Diaries 4×17: Because the Night
Another flashback episode for the Vampire Diaries. This time we visit New York in the seventies where Damon was a notorious killer who got company from fan favorite vampire Lexi. It always nice to have Lexi around and I’m sad she can’t visit the vampires in present day anymore. But this week we figured out why Damon and Lexi hate each other. Lexi tried to switch Damon’s humanity on by letting him reminisce about Katherine. He eventually tricked her by claiming she was the reason his humanity was back on (when it wasn’t on actually) and he almost burned her alive on a rooftop. Because she was a walking, talking reminder of all the bad things he had done, he decide to kill her when she showed up in Mystic Falls for Stefan’s birthday. Let’s just say, bad move Damon.
Talking about nasty tricks in the present day… Damon and Elena are visiting New York, but Rebekah soon catches up with them. Elena isn’t pleased Damon is still going after the cure. They trio parties together (which was kind of fun) and Damon goes searching for his next clue in the apartment of his deceased buddie who he used to steal identities for. But Elena sees him leaving and tries to get the list of adresses by using a trick out of his own book. Luckily for her Rebekah is close by and snaps his neck. Ugh, life sucks for Damon when his vampire girlfriends work against him. Although I kind of like this new combination (Relena).
Back in Mystic Falls the other Salvatore brother tries to deal with Silas. Stefan teams up with Klaus and Caroline, although Caroline isn’t happy about spending her day with the evil villain who drove her boyfriend out of town. They look for clues at Shane’s old office and find out that the last sacrifice involves twelve witches. Luckily Klaus didn’t skipped his geometry classes and pointed out two places where the next sacrifice will take place. It’s a nice touch that an evil old hybrid points out the teenagers on this show always skip school. How they will ever graduate is a mystery to me.
Back to the story. Bonnie tricked twelve witches into coming to Mystic Falls to help her “get control of her expression skills”. Something really nasty happens then. Bonnie’s eyes really creeped me out. Stefan and Klaroline split up in two groups, to check out the place where the last sacrifice might happen. Stefan arrives at the scene (or at least the right one) first and Klaus and Caroline bicker about the allure of darkness, being evil and caring about someone. Of course Stefan tries to take the highroad, but the witch (currently in posession of the power of twelve witches) won’t have it and claims Bonnie has to be killed if she is involved with Silas. Caroline freaks out, because she doesn’t want her friend to die, but Klaus thinks it’s the only way, because they can’t stop the witch by killing her (then they would complete the ritual). But when a knife is pointed at Bonnie Caroline comes to her aid and kills the witch. Oops, ritual completed after all.
Stefan looks after Bonnie, who has lost her memory right before Jeremy was killed. Caroline and Klaus take care of the graves for the witches. Caroline is completely freaking out because she just killed twelve people, but Klaus doesn’t want to comfort her because she hurt him when she said that he couldn’t be saved early that night. Talking about missing an opportunity to win Caroline over for once… although I get that he was hurt too (since Caroline is the only one who actually gets through to him). After Caroline leaves, Klaus has a run in with Silas and the white oak stake. Seriously, if that’s the only thing which can kill you, why don’t you burn it and dump the ashes in the ocean?! I’ve never seen Klaus so weak actually (when he was talking to Silas). Maybe he isn’t so invincible after all. Good thing they announced The Originals spin-off, so we know for sure Klaus won’t be killed soon (just run out of town perhaps). – 7,5/8
This week’s favorite quote
Klaus: “Don’t underestimate the allure of darkness, Stefan. Even the purest hearts are drawn to it.”
Damon: “You wanted to feed, I brought you to a city-sized all-you-can-eat buffet.”
Klaus about evil villains and their to do list: “Actually not to nit-pick, but we evil villains usually use minions to pick up our dry cleaning, that sort of thing.”
Elena: “I know he’s after the cure. I’m not stupid.” Rebekah: “Well, let’s not say things we don’t mean.”
Damon’s answer to Stefan about Elena’s whereabouts: “Out exploring. Maybe she’s eating a hot dog… vendor.”
Klaus: “Really? So you’ve never felt the attraction that comes when someone who’s capable of doing terrible things for some reason cares only about you?” Caroline’s response: “I did once when I thought he was worth it, but it turns out some people can’t be fixed. People who do terrible things are just terrible people.”
Damon: “You really think that was gonna work? The sex, the temptation, the booze? What, are you kidding me? I invented that trick.”