Thursday night’s season 2 finale left many of us with SO many questions. And gave us a bit of a taste of what season 3 is all about. I feel like last week would have been the perfect season finale for Vampire Diaries. Before I go on about my feelings of this episode and review everything that happened, like I always do, let’s take a small stroll down memory lane, and reminisce about a great season 2 we’ve had.
There’s been good times, there’s been bad times, there’s been betrayals, secret affairs, secret getaways, love triangles, werewolves, vampires (duh), a rock, witches, angst, pain, love, and so much more. It’s hard to believe that when season 2 first aired last year in September, that Katherine Pierce was the biggest threat the Salvatore boys had. She seems like nothing compared to what has happened, and is yet to come. Caroline was still a human and completely unaware of the supernatural, we got to experience her journey while learning the ropes of being a vampire. The moonstone might as well have had it’s on spin-off considering the billion of times that thing is appeared on the show and has been passed around. We met Tyler’s super cool, hot, werewolf Uncle Mason, which we experienced his transformation in “Bad Moon Rising”, it was also the first time the fans got to see a wolf transformation. Tyler eventually broke the curse and became a werewolf himself, we also got to see his transformation in “By The Light Of The Moon”. We learned about the infamous sun and the moon curse, and that Elena would need to be sacrificed to break the curse, along with a werewolf and a vampire. We learned of Katherine’s life before being turned. We were introduced to the Originals- starting with Elijah in “Rose”. We learned how fatal a wolf bite can be to a vampire with Rose. We learned all about Klaus, and that the infamous sun and the moon curse was actually all made up by Elijah and Klaus, when in actuality, the real curse was to release Klaus’ dormant werewolf side, because the man is a mutt- he was born from a father with a werewolf bloodline, so he’s a hybrid. We learned a bit more of the Original family and why Elijah wanted revenge on his brother before the sacrifice. People died (JENNA!!! *bawls*), and the sacrifice happened. Damon was bit my Tyler. Klaus has plans for Stefan. And now we’ve come down to the season finale. Whew, that was so much for me to think of off the top of my head.
Now that we’ve gone through pretty much the bulk of what happened this season, from what I can remember, let’s get into the highly anticipated Vampire Diaries season 2 finale!
Starting off, Elena’s looking in on Jeremy sleeping, and how cute is that picture on the nightstand right!? It looks like Jenna and Elena. Steven McQueen has lovely arm muscle. That was my first thought of this whole finale, really. Sucks that they built Jenna a room just to have her killed off and have Elena stare into it. A few episodes earlier, when Isobel came to town again, they had her run in it and cry at the door. What’s up with that? Oh hey, it’s Damon. Go away. Go die, actually. Well, you might anyway. This scene kind of contradicts itself with a later scene that highly upset me. But whatever, I’ll get to that later. Just go away Damon.
Later, at the Salvatore brooding house, Damon digs into the liquor cabinet (and Sara Canning’s name is still on the opening credits *bawls*). I’d like to go through that one day in the future when I am of age (just putting that out there *Stefan finger point*). We saw this in the promo last week, Damon finds Jesus. Well, he really just decides to end it all by taking his ring off and burning in the sun like he’s being crucified. But Stefan isn’t having it. So he tackles Damon and throws him in the dungeon- I have no better name for it right now and I like dungeon. Grunting is always nice too. Stefan is a bamf. “What’s the plan, superman?” I give Stefan points since he really almost is like superman, saving everyone and whatnot. But then he comes back with “I have Bonnie looking for something”. Sir, you just lost 10 points. Oh, and meanwhile, Damon coughs up blood. He’s so attractive in this episode I just want to jump his bones.
NEKKID KLAUS. *Grabs church fan*. LOL. Is there anyone even remotely unattractive on the CW? I mean, really. Seriously, though, Klaus wakes up 2 days after the sacrifice while Elijah has been following him around like his little lap dog, cleaning up every kill Klaus made. It disturbs me that he really enjoys it all, though. I mean, Klaus wakes up and says “That was amazing.” I’d be more like “That nonsense was the worst night of my life and I think I’ll just go ingest enough wolfsbane to where I just die because that was just too horrible”. I still think Elijah should have killed him like they all PLANNED to. He’s not the trustworthy type of werepire.
Aw man, poor Alaric. He’s basically fighting with the bartender for that bottle. “You must have me confused with somebody else, you see, I’m not allowed to help, just idly sit by while my girlfriend gets sacrificed on an altar of blood.” I’m glad he’s still upset about the fact that he was forced to sit back and wait to find out news of whether or not his girlfriend made it. But it seems like he just drops everything to help his BFF survive. Made it seem like, to me, that this bromance is a bit more important than Jenna was, no big deal. Damon is everyone’s reason for life, so it’s understandable I guess.
It surprises me how many people in this town all have civil war clothing hanging in their closets, itching to be worn for events such as this one: a Gone With The Wind screening. This town amuses me. “Brought me to see a girl movie” I’d agree with Jeremy, watching Gone With The Wind to help from grieving is not the best idea. When I say it’s not the best idea, I don’t mean it like I’d usually say it for Damon’s save the world plans, just in a way that it’s a pretty dumb way to grieve. Considering Elena spent her morning grieving by creeping around the house, I guess it’ll have to do for now. But leave it up to Caroline to try and brighten up the day, skipping along with her picnic baskets. Bless her. She’s so adorable. But no Caroline, y’all definitely did not make it through the war. Do you really believe that Elena watching Jenna and Jules die, then herself dying, find out that Klaus didn’t even die after all, is actually winning? Charlie Sheen disapproves, this is not winning, Care. Actually, watching this scene over a few times, I realized that before digging into these baskets, Caroline side eyes her own picnic baskets like “There better be something good in there, these things were heavy”. I had to pause for a moment to let out my laughter. Sidenote: Steven McQueen you beautiful person, looking amazing.
Meanwhile, over at the plantation, yet again, Bonnie and Stefan try to contact Bonnie’s dead relatives. I was really looking forward to seeing Emily Bennet back on the show for a good second, especially after the promo we had last week, but Julie Plec even tweeted that sometimes what goes in the promos is not in the final cut for the episode. So maybe another time. They still used Emily’s voice when she possesses Bonnie, which is nice. I wouldn’t want to help Damon either, I can’t blame them. Always leads back to Klaus though. It’ll never be that easy, nothing like “Ok Stefan, here’s what you need to do. Go back to the Salvatore house, and hidden somewhere in the bookcase is the secret vial with the cure. If it’s not there, then maybe I pulled a Damon and hid it somewhere in the bathroom. And if it’s not there either, then you’re screwed buddy.”
Looks like all Carole Lockwood needed was that arm sling after such a horrible fall down the stairs just 2 weeks ago, in our time. In Mystic Falls time, it was like 3 days ago. I’m glad that fall helped rack her brain a bit and step up to the plate as a Mayor. Barging into the Sheriff’s office demanding to see improvement or else she’ll fire you and find someone who can give results! That’s how do it! Four for you, Carole.
Walk, walk, fashion baby. Look at Stefan. Flawless being. I just wanna keep him forever. I wonder what kind of hair gel he uses, his spikes are always so perfect. I want to touch it. ANYWAY, Elena recognizes they have an epic romance. Haha. Hence: “Look who couldn’t resist an epic romance”. Because they are epic. Duh. But I have a few issues with this conversation about to take place. When Stefan starts to explain what happened, he starts off saying “The other night, Damon was helping Tyler, something happened. Tyler started transforming, Damon was bitten” PAUSE. He was helping Tyler because he was trying to get back on Elena’s good graces and prevent Klaus from sacrificing her. Not because he wanted to be selfless and actually save Tyler because it would be the good thing to do. Fool didn’t even want to let Tyler out of the tomb. If it wasn’t because of Caroline, Tyler would have been the wolf sacrificed, not Jules, because he’d still be locked up. Let’s continue. And why does Elena care SO much? I mean, I can understand if she’s worried for him and somewhat cares about whether he lives or dies, but why so much? And yes, you should still have practically slammed the door in his face, because, quite frankly, he’s fed you blood against your own will, has told you that he’d rather kill Bonnie if it means keeping you safe, he killed your brother. Really, girl? I’d be like “You know, that’s sad, and I’m worried about him, I hope he doesn’t die and all, but he was a huge jerk-off recently”. Continuing. Stefan says “He told me not to tell you but I figured if you wanted to talk to him, I wouldn’t wait.” PAUSE. Considering how huge of a jerk Damon has been to both of them, and Stefan knowing Damon has more than a friendship feeling for Elena, he knew that if he didn’t tell Elena, she’d feel guilty about Damon dying without talking to him first. Stefan’s heart is too pure and too good. PLAY. “It’s not over, there might be a cure, but I have to find Klaus to get it. [...] Whatever Damon’s done, whatever’s lead him here… I’m the one that made him become a vampire in the first place, so if there’s a chance for a cure, I owe it to him to find it.” PAUSE. Stefan, what? Honestly, I don’t think Stefan owes Damon anything. Stefan has been too good to him, despite everything that’s happened, to owe Damon anything. Stefan shouldn’t owe Damon a penny, but he insists on believing it was his fault Damon turned in 1864, so he owes him that much to find a cure. Ultimately, Damon could have continued to say no to every person Stefan put in front of him, and not turn, and let himself die. But it has always been his choice to turn, he just blamed it on Stefan for 145 years.
I’d be excited for these flashbacks, but since it’s Damon just hallucinating, I’m not too excited. But I love flashbacks anyway. I like Damon and Katherine so much better. They have a much better chemistry than Damon and Elena. He’s much less broody around Katherine. Damon’s 1864 wig is so on point right now. It’s at its best. Oh, hey, Elena. Seems like Damon just brushed you off. Ha. That wolf bite looks so much better now. Put that thing away, Damon, no one wants to see that.
In case you all were wondering what Katherine was doing, there you have it. Fun times, huh. That awkward moment where vampire rules no longer apply during season finales and Stefan just invites himself inside Alaric’s apartment. Or maybe Alaric invited him in some time to have some drinks because they have an epic bromance behind the scenes. When Katherine vamped Stefan over and pushed him against the wall, I thought she was immediately over the fact that Klaus wasn’t dead and she was still stuck there, to then proceed to have a wonderful make out scene. I was hoping for it a bit. Sorry! But it’s still good to know Klaus was particularly easy to find. And Stefan demands some answers on how to save his beloved brother. That awkward moment where Elijah can also defy vampire rules and invite himself in because it’s the finale and vamp rules are just thrown out the window, like no one would notice! “You see, I have an obligation to my brother. It requires my immediate attention”. BAM. Elijah’s dead again. Seriously, how many times can one person die on this show? It’s like a soap opera. And isn’t Klaus not allowed to stab other vampires? That’s another vamp rule out the window, because the writers think we wouldn’t notice! Unless it’s because he’s no longer a full vampire, but a hybrid. I don’t know. Someone be sure to ask Julie Plec about this.
It’s great to come back from commercial and see Stefan getting stabbed. Great. Also nice that Katherine is actually defending Stefan now. All I could really think of was just “Don’t move Stefan, it’s right there, DON’T. MOVE.”
Yay, Damon in pain. And Alaric on Damon watch. Drinking together from opposite sides of the cell. That’s love. “Ok, give me your glass, neither one of us is drunk enough for this conversation”. Gotta love Alaric. Elena pulls up to the Salvatore house now. When did she get a car, again? I forget. Honestly, I thought she was going to get kidnapped again. It wouldn’t have surprised me if she did. Oh hai, it’s Sheriff Forbes. Yeah, Elena’s getting kidnapped. She’s such an idiot. Sheriff is ignoring Alaric’s advice to NOT bother Damon because it’s not a good time, and it really isn’t a good time, while he’s in his LOCKED cell in the BASEMENT of the brooding house, where it’s SAFER to keep a maniac. Then, that happened. You all know. I nearly choked form laughing so hard.
Well, Caroline, Bonnie, and Jeremy sure look like they’re enjoying that movie. Meanwhile, Jeremy gets a call from a panicked Alaric. And Jeremy tells Bonnie she can’t boss him around. “You keep doing this! You left me behind before and guess what, Jenna still died. Now I’m going to find my sister, now you go ahead and you try to stop me.” Attaboy! It’s about time you do something, although, you didn’t really do much. YOU GUYS. Please tell me that Bonnie’s face when Jeremy walked off was not the most hilarious thing ever?! To me, it seemed like a cross between “Oh no he did NOT just write me off like that. Girl Caroline, hold my earrings.” And “Well, damn. He better be upset.”
Apparently, Stefan conveniently left out the fact that when he was “off the wagon”, he wiped out an entire migrant village in 1917. The writers made it seem like Stefan’s ripper days were just a short period of time at the beginning of his vampire days, and of course Lexi helped him through it all, then he’s been pretty clean ever since. We NOW get to find out that even in the 20th century, Stefan was still ripping. Intriguing. He’s a true ripper. Klaus’ vamp face is totally creepy now. He still has those veins under his eyes, but his eyes wolf out instead of vamping out. Weird. And I definitely thought he was going to leave Katherine to die too. But then he shoved his arm down her throat like Damon did to Elena last week and all was right. No, Klaus, mother nature kind of sucks right now, and we have those damn witches to blame.
Why has no one noticed there’s some random dude walking around the town coughing up his blood. Because that’s such a normal thing, considering every supernatural being ever created lives in one town anyway. The writers confuse me. Even in his most delusional state, his mind still wanders off to Katherine. It’s some nonsense to shove Damon and Elena down my throat when he’s obviously not over Katherine at all. Even when he locked her up in the tomb and said he was done with her, that fool knew he hasn’t over her. 145 years OBSESSING to find her and y’all expect me to believe he’s over her and loves only Elena. Now, I may be slow at times, and a little stupid, but I’ll won’t be taken for as an idiot like some of these fans.
Good job, Sheriff Forbes. You’ve managed to LOCK UP Elena who has done absolutely NOTHING to foil your idiotic plans to kill Damon. I don’t blame Ms.Lockwood, I would fire you too.
AND SHE MANAGES TO SHOOT JEREMY. I literally grabbed my remote and threw it at her face. And I later threw at Damon for being such a coward. He’s such a jerk and a coward. Why do these fools favorite him? Anyway, JEREMY BABES. Hold on, though. I want to point this out. When Caroline came in, the first thing she said was “Mom? Mom? What did you do?” Like she just embarrassed her daughter in front of her crush. It was a bit amusing. No? FINE. At first, I was confused why the ring wouldn’t work, because I’ve gotten so used to the fact that whenever someone dies on this show and they have one of those rings, they’ll just come back to life. But it’s a supernatural ring, and Sheriff Forbes is a human, so then, I started getting really worried, because they can’t just kill off another series regular! They can’t do this to me!
So after Jeremy wouldn’t take any of Caroline’s blood, and Alaric walked in, Bonnie sprinted off somewhere. At this point, the Sheriff should really just NOT talk anymore. “No, you can’t move him, this is a crime scene! What’s wrong with you?” Girl, you be quiet and you let Bonnie do her witchy juju to save my boy.
Meanwhile, Elena breaks out.
And back at Alaric’s bachelor pad, Klaus makes a deal with Stefan. I don’t understand the big deal here, Stefan has been on human blood for a while now, so this one or two bags wouldn’t be so bad for him right? He had two of them when Damon stabbed him in “The Last Day”. But Klaus is just creepy and weird. And Stefan looks so good here, despite that he’s being forced to drink this stuff. Like, REALLY good. Like, super hot type of good. It’s the hair, isn’t it? Paul Wesley pulled out his best chia pet hair for this episode, huh?
Doesn’t Bonnie already have enough power from them? Or does she need to go back to her witchy relatives whenever she needs to stock up on more fuel? I don’t even know. But those fools have decided to not help, and Alaric isn’t having it- “Well, he’s just a kid, tell them to shut up!” That’s why I want Alaric forever on this show. He’s the best. Go Bonnie go! Oh look, they’re shaking the camera to make it more intense. EMILY GURL. Do something! SHE LOVES HIM. SHE LOVES HIM. My OTP lives on! He’s back! This scene would have been so much cuter if Bonnie wiped that blood from her face. Really.
LOL. “Where are we going?” “EVERYWHERE” I laughed so hard. Then Damon’s like “Wait for me, I wanna come with you!” Like he’s her little brother and he looks up to her so much to follow her around everywhere and be just like her. I found this parallel hilarious. Present Damon trips, 1864 Damon trips. Present Kayla giggles. This flashback was a little bit disturbing. Who asks someone else to fed them blood? He’s just like Klaus, they’re both creepy. They should get married. But this flashback actually makes sense. Katherine never forced Damon to drink her blood, it was always his choice. It was his idea from the start. Therefore, he chose to be a vampire. It was always his choice. Stefan, on the other hand, never had a choice. He was the one being forced to drink her blood all the time. Stefan never wanted to be a vampire. Damon always did, because he wanted to be with Katherine. Stefan wanted her too, but Stefan was normal.
What happened to all the paramedics though? Before Bonnie left, we heard sirens. Now we get back here, and it’s just the Sheriff and Caroline. THIS FINALE MAKES NO SENSE. But it’s a heartbreaking scene, that way I get my mind away from that and move on to bawling my eyes out over such a lovely moment. Oh, by the way Sheriff, it’s OKAY to actually HUG your OWN DAUGHTER. My mom and I do it all the time.
Bing has all the answers. Just had a deadly experience where you came back to life after being shot in the heart and curious to learn more? BING IT. Product placement, shame. Cute, adorable little webcamming between Bonnie and Jer. He also said that after coming back to life, he felt weird. Maybe he’s in transition? Maybe we’ll find out. Alaric should just live there forever, though. This scene was too good. “Alaric, hey! Thank you for everything.” “You can thank me tomorrow… and the day after that. And the day after that.” Hold on, I just threw myself on the floor at such wonderful parenting Alaric has.
Ew, Damon is so attractive. His excessive sweat does things to me. “All those years, I blamed Stefan. No one forced me to love her. It was my own choice.” BAM. It was NEVER Stefan’s fault. I told y’all. It was always Damon. Always his choice. I’m just glad he told Elena to tell Stefan he was sorry. He better. And Elena is so oblivious to the fact that her brother has died and come back to life yet again. Her priorities… where are they?
Mystic Falls Hospital should just fire their whole entire staff. There’s no way this many blood bags could have just mysteriously disappeared without no one at all noticing absolutely anything. Such a horrible staff. Now, I’m not one to actually be too happy about Stefan’s dark side and all, but it’s such a good storyline, and Paul plays it so well. He’s very underrated and I get so happy whenever he actually gets something to do. He really pulls off RIPPER STEFAN very well. I’m sure Paul did a few heel clicks and fist pumps when reading this script. Paul plays crazy so well. It kind of frightens me. HIs face during this scene really portrays crazy. When he snatched the blood bag from Klaus, I want all of you to carefully watch his face when gulping that all that blood, how bad that side-eye was. He’s just there like “GET AWAY. MY BLOOD.” like a crack addict. And when Klaus told Katherine to take the cure to Damon, his face went up SO fast, I nearly choked on my water. He’s just like “WHOA, WHAT” almost as if he were a dog who just saw a squirrel. It was such a horrible scene for Stefan, but it was kind of amusing. Paul is going to enjoy season 3. Also, it really become a point of major suspense for 2 seconds when Klaus told her to take it. I really almost screamed. Because there was a chance he’d die. But Ian Somerhalder would never leave.
Back at Elena’s new abode, on Damon’s big DEATH BED, Damon’s being pathetic. Yes, you do deserve this. What makes Elena believe he doesn’t? Maybe not as huge as death, but he does deserve the suffering he’s going through. At least for all the crap he’s done to her. This scene contradicts the whole series, though. I’ll explain that now. Elena says she forgives him. Excuse me ma’am, did you not say, just this morning, that you needed time to think about what has happened before you could forgive him? Why are forgiving him now? Could it be because he is DYING, and it’s all out of PITY? Maybe. Let’s continue. Damon tells Elena he loves her, and Elena says she knows. Then Damon says that she should have met him in 1864. She would have liked him then. I’m sitting her watching this like “Sir, you don’t know that. She could have wanted to run you over with her horse for all that you know”. Anyway, she goes on to say “I like you now… just the way you are”. HOLD. THE. PHONE. All season were you not saying how much you hated Damon? You hated him for killing your brother. You hated him for making you drink his blood. You hated him for possibly forcing onto you a life you never wanted. Now, all of a sudden, you forgive him for it all, and say that you like him? And what I’m interpreting from this is that you like him being that murderous, psychotic, rapist person that he is? You’re saying it’s ok for him to go on murdering anyone he feels like it, and turning people into vampires because he’s bored? It’s ok to kill people’s best friends of 145 years and someone’s brother. It’s ok. It’s all good. And then the kiss. Now, I don’t understand all the commotion for this kiss, really. It’s hardly anything of passion anyway. It was a pity kiss because he was dying. Even Damon knew it was all pity. He said “Thank you” and she simply replied with “You’re welcome”. It was a PITY KISS. All the excitement is for nothing. But you know, whatever. Let them have their moment. I felt the Damon and Elena kiss was way too early though. And no I am not going to put up a picture of that kiss if anyone is wondering. Then, bam! Katherine walks in. I love that she heard it all. And saw it all. And I really want her to be the one to break it to Stefan. “Where’s Stefan?” “Are you sure you care?” I love her. I’m glad she’s still alive. Anyway, I’m done with this scene. It contradicts the whole season, everything Elena has ever said about Damon, and possibly the series so far.
Was I the only one that actually dropped my jaw and bursted out laughing when Klaus said “Put him with the others. We leave town tonight.”? No? It was only me? C’MON. They were ALL in Mystic Falls and Elijah was such a fool! Klaus is one smart fella. Oh, what is this now? Stefan just murdered someone! LONG LIVE RIPPER STEFAN. (That was for Sharie. She likes Ripper Stefan. Oh and by the way, Ripper Stefan trended on twitter today for about 3 hours. Just letting you all know).
Back at the Gilbert house, Jeremy’s spidey senses are going off. Seems like there’s someone in the house. It looks like Katherine. Why is she there? OH NOES. IT’S VICKI. HOLD ON. WHAT. IT’S ANNA TOO. JEREMY HAS A SIXTH SENSE. JER SEES DEAD PEOPLE. WHAT IS THIS. JULIE PLEC. WHAT YOU DOING.
Well, that’s all folks! It’s been a wonderful second season and I’ve been honored to write these recaps for you all. Whoa, this was a LONG one though. I have a lot of feelings. Anyway, season 3 is going to be a dozey. I hope it’s good. I know the Stefan scenes will be great. And MVP goes to the whole cast. Cliche? I know. It’s the finale, and they were all great. Make sure you guys pick up the season 2 dvd, coming out soon. We’ll let you know. See you all next season!
I would have added more photos, but I couldn’t find much and I’m somewhat in a hurry at this moment. Sorry guys! I know it’s a lot of writing!
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