How is it that we are four episodes in the season and so much CRAZY nonsense has already happened?! I mean, really. Hybrids, werewolves, psychotic father, dumb mayor. But anyway, let’s get started. (Trying to keep this as short and to the point as possible today. I ACTUALLY have somewhere to go tonight! )
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: Flashbacks to season 1 events! Tears! Stefan doesn’t want Elena stalking him. Daddy Forbes is crazy. Baby Hybrid making is a fail. Stefan was dapper. Rebekah showed up and I love her.
We’re in… CHICAGOOOO. Klaus and Stefan went shopping with Rebekah. What a family! “So women today dress like prostitutes?” And some people wonder why I like her. Stefan pretended to like what she was wearing but apparently Rebekah can always tell when he’s lying. I still believe they only knew each other for a day but okay.
Anyway, Stefan steps outside and sees… *gasp* Katherine! Just kidding, we all know she’s stalking Stefan in Chicago. She’s a creeper but we all love her.
So now, Damon and Elena are making chili in the kitchen. I like when they do simple things like this and Damon doesn’t say much about anything really, mainly when he doesn’t mention why he can’t get in Elena’s pants. But… ya know. “Yeah, I know. I knew your old family. They made sucky chile.” See! Awesomeness! But then he ruins it when he talks about the necklace. Remember those 3 seconds where I liked Damon so far? Yeah, I don’t either.
Yes, Katherine. Klaus and Stefan are besties. They have been for 90 years but Stefan didn’t know it until the day before. It was weird. (Also commenting on how flawless these two look in this scene. Okay!). Katherine asks Stefan what his plan is to make sure Klaus doesn’t find out about Elena and he says, “They don’t know where the necklace is, I just have to keep them from figuring it out. I have it all under control.” The Salvatores aren’t good at diabolical plans. AT ALL.
Anna is also a creeper, but she’s a ghost so I guess that’s a given. Plus, she’s freaking out because Jeremy heard her. We find out that Anna has been trying to communicate with Jeremy for a few days now- yelling his name, screaming. Maybe he only hears these things when he’s dreaming about her. I don’t know yet. But I do sort of miss these two together. (I never thought Vicki was good enough for him, anyway).
Care! AND BONNIE. BONNIE’S BACK. Baby girl! I missed her. Aaannd Jeremy and Bonnie are reunited while Anna is being creepy in the mirror. Gotta love Mystic Falls.
“So, Mayor Lockwood called your gay ex-husband to torture your vampire daughter?” Really, Damon? I’m just going to leave this one alone. Damon really did urk me in this episode. And this is only the beginning.
Anyway, Sheriff Forbes brought Damon to compel Daddy Forbes and get out of town. Notice Daddy Forbes’ eyes. His pupil’s don’t dilate like Damon’s. I didn’t notice that the first time around.
And back in Chicago, Klaus has Gloria doing some juju to find this necklace, which we all obviously know that Elena has it. So, Stefan, what is your plan now?
We switch back and forth a few times between Gloria finding out where the necklace is and what’s going on with Elena while she has it. Elena, Caroline and Bonnie are still making chili, and the necklace starts to burn. Then Gloria does what I call a little “whisper chant” and BAM! the necklace is found and we cut to Stefan’s pokerface. A+ plan, my love.
Gloria didn’t seem to find an actual location but rather, she sees images of where it is. “I need more time… and space! You’re harshing my juju!” I like her! I don’t know if she’s intentionally buying some time from Klaus or maybe she has her own diabolical plan that may be better than whatever Stefan came up with. “Hey, I’ll let you pick who we eat.” Oh, Stefan’s so thoughtful.
And Bonnie is doing her own juju to figure out where this magic came from when it burned Elena, while Caroline calls out Elena. “So, you’re not like, switching Salvatores, are you?” Yes, I believe she may be. And then, whoa. All summer with a normal family, I guess Bonnie lost her touch. Oh, never mind, it floats by itself. Bonnie’s slacking.
Woot, Founder’s Party! BBQ! Chili! And Alaric calls out Damon on his Elena thing. Yes! This is what I like to see. Damon obviously doesn’t intend to stop hanging with Elena, or whatever he is doing. I think it’s about time someone said something to him.
This has to be the best scene in the whole episode. Stefan, Klaus and Rebekah just hanging about, drinking some girls and poking jokes at each other about how annoying they are. So awesome! “And why are you being mean? You used to love me.” “Oh, it’s been 90 years, Rebekah, give him a minute.” … “Oh, you’re no picnic either. I mean, I’ve only spent one summer with you and I feel like I want to blow my head off.” Greatest. Scene.
So, Jeremy talks with Anna now, again. Apparently, the afterlife is lonely. Ouch. Can I have Gloria’s age reducing formula thingy now? Oh, and Jeremy only sees the ghosts when he wants to see them. Also, Vicki is “darkness.” I don’t know about this ghost thing. I mean, can you really trust any ghost on this show?
Meanwhile, Stefan goes to see Gloria on why she didn’t out him to Klaus about the necklace. And y’all know why? She wants the necklace for herself! These witches! Can’t trust any of them. And Stefan’s sneak attack also didn’t work. He’s totally off his game today. It’s sad.
YOU GUYS! Stefan’s being tortured! You really can’t trust witches. And even while he’s going through ALL of this, Stefan still won’t say anything about the necklace or Elena. We thought he was completely gone. He still loves her and obviously always will! But Gloria needs to go away.
Guys, really, who ARE these people in the council? When have we seen these people? Who are they? Are they related to any founding families? Do they even live in Mystic Falls? I don’t know. Oh. Oh. Daddy Forbes is back! Didn’t Damon compel him? Why is he still here? Is he about to out Damon and any other supernatural beings in this town? He should take a roadtrip with Gloria and not come back.
Aw, Bonnie and Jer are researching. Wait, I take back that aw. Why are they researching when they can be having sexy time?! Oh because there’s no such thing as sexy time when Elena may or may not be in danger. Gotcha! Also, Anna pops in and says, “Jeremy, the darkness, it’s here,” and then she goes away and books are set on fire. Okay.
Gah! More Stefan torture. OH GOD. SEASON 1 FLASHBACKS. I CAN’T TAKE THESE. Seriously, look at the cute! Oh my god. I literally almost lost my mind with those flashbacks and Gloria’s descriptions of what she can interpret from them. It hurt my poor little heart, guys. But Katherine made me giggle. “This is creepy.” And then stabs Gloria. Psychotic Bitch to the rescue!
Okay, so, Alaric and Elena run into Damon at the Lockwood mansion. He tells them that Daddy Forbes is impervious to compulsion on the way out of there. Says that he also wants to put vervain in the town water supply, and Elena agrees. She thinks it would keep Damon in check now that Stefan is gone and can’t do that anymore. But, see, Damon just ain’t having it. He doesn’t get told what to do. And he never listens to it anyway. He’s also pissed at Alaric so guess what he decides to do to Ric… he SNAPS his NECK. “Your temporary funeral.” Very mature. Even though Ric does have his supernatural ring on, this was NOT right. Someone pisses you off and you can just kill them? What a dick. I know I’ve enjoyed those two in their bromance before, but Damon really is an all around jerk. And Elena’s reaction doesn’t seem to show much concern either.
Stefan’s all okay now! I’m okay guys! Anyway, Katherine starts to explain her own plan to Stefan. Bond with Klaus and make Rebekah feel left out and jealous. “Oh, so you want me to take a page from the Katherine Pierce Playbook.” Snarky Stefan is the greatest. “If you’re planning on making a move against Klaus… I want in.” “Good. Good. It’s good to want things, Katherine.” See the awesome?!
This is also the only scene we see Tyler in. He is very adorable and I approve of this relationship. Before, I didn’t like them together. But they’re super adorable and good to each other. I like it. (Sorry Matt/Care lovers). Sexy time! They are also the only ones who continuosly have sex. Or attempt to. But, here goes Elena interrupting the sex. Tyler is mad, though. She apparently does that all the time to them.
Here’s the short version to this scene since Damon made me mad again: Damon confronts Daddy Forbes. He’s been working on controlling his mind against vamp compulsion. Calls Damon lazy. Damon gets upset. And then bites Daddy Forbes. What an awesome guy. Really.
The amount of commercials is unacceptable.
Anyway, back to Damon and Daddy Forbes. He doesn’t kill him, but Damon does drain him a little bit. And here comes Caroline to the rescue! YES! Go ahead and beat his ass! I have no problem this. Let me pause it for a second and go grab some popcorn. Caroline really does kick some butt. I thought the older the vamp, then the stronger they are. But I guess anger has something to do with how hard you can whoop another vamp. (I possible didn’t make sense. I’m not sure. Carrying on!) “Bummer, I love a good girl fight.” Okay. Also, Elena is mad. She can’t have a vampire actually acting like a vampire. Bummer. She had Stefan whipped good, it seems. Damon did have a point. He’s a vampire. He does stupid things. You can’t really change that. It’s Damon.
Back to this JerBear and Bonnie stuff. Anna pops up again and Jeremy can’t have that. He doesn’t want Anna showing up when he’s with Bonnie. She thinks he probably still has feelings for her, because she only shows up when he’s thinking about her. And so he decides to shut her out. And he tells Bonnie about the ghosts. About time you tell your witch girlfriend about seeing ghosts after she brought you back from the dead.
Go Stefan! Pull the dagger out! We can all feel him! Bring us Elijah and his beautiful locks of hair! Aw, dang. Rebekah came in. “He’s a vindictive, little bastard, my brother.” That he is. Stefan starts asking about that hunter. I don’t think it was such a good idea, though. I mean, I would probably ask about him too, but if she doesn’t give up the goods then I’d stop asking. But, these guys aren’t too smart sometimes. It’s okay. They’ll get their ass beat and figure it out sooner or later. Aw. “I think he secretly admires that about you. That you would sacrifice anything for family.” He’s a loyal one that vampire. But apparently so is Rebekah, and she can out you by just a kiss. Klaus seems upset.
At the Salvatore boarding house, Damon is making some drinks. And Alaric finally comes to. “You killed me.” “You pissed me off” “YOU KILLED ME!” I’m SO disappointed and upset that Damon’s only reason for killing Ric is he pissed him off. Stop being such a child, learn how to take criticism from others properly, and maybe not everyone would think you’re a total dick, Damon.
Elena and Caroline seem to be talking about the same thing, too. Sort of. “I can’t, Caroline! If I admitted it… If I even thought about it… What does that say about me?” Honestly, I do think you can be attracted to someone else, but if you intend to act on that attraction, then that is where you went wrong. But hey, I’m only 17, what do I know? At least Elena, in some way, admitted it.
Caroline’s dad really sucks. That is all.
We cut to a scene where Alaric is talking to Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood about being on the council. I honestly think this is a fantastic idea! The council has gone from protecting the actual humans of Mystic Falls to protecting the vampire daughter of the Sheriff and the werewolf son of the Mayor. It’s about time someone on the council is there to protect the humans. Also, ALARIC SALTZMAN FOR MAYOR.
Okay, so Elena comes up to Bonnie to ask for the necklace back, “I feel weird without it, you know, the whole Stefan of it all.” Aw. Then Bonnie tells her that Jeremy has been seeing ghosts all summer. And Elena magically disappears. What the hell.
OH, it’s actually Katherine! She fooled us all! Man, she’s great at that. Haha! Anyway, she goes to Damon looking for a diabolical partner in crime. And he agrees to a little roadtrip bondage! YAY! We have some Damon and Katherine lovin’ coming up, I’m sure. I like them together.
Oh. Where’s Stefan at? What is that place? Why is he knocked out with Klaus’ dead relatives? Turns out, KLAUS TOOK STEFAN BACK TO MYSTIC FALLS. OMG. OMG. NAH. YOU GUYS. I’m worried, though.
Next week: STEFAN IS FORCED TO FEED ON ELENA. WHAT IS THIS? STOP HURTING ME, WRITERS!
So, I don’t think I can give an MVP this week. Paul Wesley did an awesome job, mainly with the torture scene. And Malese Jow was pretty amazing as a ghost. But this particular episode didn’t really have standout performances. As a whole, this cast is great all around. It was a good episode, and I’m always excited to see what else is in store.
Screencap credits to: vampirediariesweb
(YAY for me figuring out how to make the pictures bigger!)