Because last week’s recap was such a monster, we want to keep this one as brief as possible to make up for it. But is it possible to have a quick Vampire Diaries recap? Not really, because this show is so freaking eventful.
The man who kidnapped Elena was an enthralled minion of a vampire named Trevor, and he just ended up dying. Trevor has been traveling with his 500-year-old best friend Rose for centuries, fleeing “The Originals,” some very old and supposedly scary vamps. Rose and Tyler were holed up in a dilapidated, old house and Elena was brought there. Elena is what is called a “Petrova Doppelganger,” and it was revealed that if you sacrifice a doppelganger, you break the curse of the sun and the moon. Rose and Trevor tried to trade Elena to one of The Originals, Elijah, in exchange for him forgiving them for a past wrong. Elijah didn't strike us as that scary. He looked like an accountant. But maybe he gets scarier. Elijah took Elena’s vervain necklace so that he could compel her into giving him information about the location of Katherine and the moonstone. Elijah killed Trevor by swiping his head off. Awesome.
Damon ordered Caroline not to tell Tyler that she is a vampire, because Damon feared Tyler’s future vampire-killing werewolf bite. Caroline disobeyed when Tyler pushed her into telling him what she knew. Tyler was grateful for her honesty, and they embraced and bonded and all that good stuff. We think it was smart of Caroline to try to get Tyler’s allegiance before someone else does, rather than leave him all alone with his plight. Of course, his allegiance to the vampires will be tested if he finds out what really happened to Uncle Mason. Maybe it’s because Tyler is more sympathetic now, but we swear he’s gotten hotter. We shouldn’t be surprised; everyone on this show is hot.
Bonnie and Jeremy bonded more in this episode too. Bonnie used her witchcraft to help locate Elena and get her a message that Stefan and Damon were coming. Bonnie confessed to Jeremy that using power has a price. If you push the power too much, it pushes back. This manifested itself in knocking Bonnie out and giving her a bloody nose. The brothers rescued Elena and staked Elijah, but in an ending plot twist, Elijah removed the stake from his body hours later. This guy is going to be hard to kill. During the altercation, Damon was able to get Elena’s necklace back. After the brothers returned Elena back to her home, Damon snuck in and told Elena that he loves her but does not deserve her. Apparently he just needed to get that off his chest. He compelled her to forget what he said, disappeared, and left her with the necklace. This should have made us squeal girlishly, but it didn't. We already knew that Damon loved Elena. It was no shocker. It was nice to see his unselfish side as he put his brother and Elena before his own desires.
This one seemed a little “action flick formulaic” to be an A episode. Plus, it was slow in the middle. But with a show this good, we won’t complain much.
Episode grade- B+
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