Well. It’s the dreaded mid-season finale and I don’t even know what to tell you guys. I mean, that was pretty intense last night. Vampire Diaries, you sure do know how to make mid-season finales. I gotta say, last nights episode wasn’t the absolute greatest, but there were a lot of twists none of us saw coming. (Believe it or not, I’m a bit happy for this hiatus. This show makes me emotionally tired every week and writing these don’t help much either. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could handle this.)
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: Klaus fixed Stefan, Lexi fixed Stefan, Damon fixed Stefan. And Elena told Stefan she’d leave him if he didn’t stop acting like a jerk vampire (this is not how true love works, lady). Rebekah found out her brother killed her mother and Elena was a jerk about it; she didn’t give anyone hugs. Mikael is apparently a badass.
Episode opener: Stefan calls Klaus, who happens to be in the land of the werewolves, Portland, to inform him Mikael has been “daggered”. When did that become a verb? Anyway, this whole part confused me a little. For a moment I thought Stefan could just call Klaus and say “Hey dude, your dad’s dead. Come back and free me, k? K.” and that is all. But, then I remembered, since Stefan is compelled to do what Klaus says and not spill anything about him, it all had to sort of happen for Klaus to believe Stefan. So, Elena daggers Mikael, Stefan sees everything, Klaus wants to talk to Rebekah and she’s in on the whole plan! Whoa. This plan seems to work, for once. Klaus bought it and plan Kill the Hybrid is in motion.
Mikael wakes up and Rebekah still hates him, anyway. “Nothing you say matters to me”. But Mikael tells her that she was never the one he was after. She’ll always be mad at him because he ruined their family. He turned them into vampires. “Nik was not born a killer, none of us were. You did this to us when you turned us into vampires. You destroyed our family. Not him.”
Bonnie is seriously boring in saying “Let’s stay home and do history homework with Alaric and Chinese take out!” Girl. It’s homecoming. Be happy you get to go to that since all of you are never in class. But it pretty much sucks that Bonnie can’t really talk about her boyfriend problems since he’s Elena’s little brother. It makes sense. Although, I don’t have any siblings myself, but how long can you really stay mad at them for something like that? No matter what happens, you’ll still love family. Bonnie handled this situation like a boss, though. She was chill and mature about it, telling Elena not to try and help this time. Team Bonnie.
So, people in this town make their own wolfsbane grenades? I swear I thought there was a store somewhere that sold these things, seeing how 98% of the town consists of supernatural creatures. But hey. Homemade things are nice. Stefan was hanging around too, but he mostly just wanted some new ties for the dance. You know the great thing about this Stefan? He makes fun things the fandom has died laughing about since forever. Remember when he made fun of Elena’s plans last week, and just now when he pointed out her horrible track record with school dances? He’s the greatest you guys. And Damon seems to have a top secret plan. Let’s see how that works out.
Tyler’s so whipped. By Caroline and Klaus. But Caroline’s the greatest, especially when she’s jealous. “Stop hanging out with Rebekah, the evil blood slut!” I demand to the writer who comes up with these things! Who writes her lines? I’d also like to know what kind of homecoming this school has. Why is there no football game? There should be a football game the night before. Why are they glittering that hippy van? Why is everyone so excited for this suckish dance? I will never understand this town. Anyway, Caroline seems to be getting ticked off by Tyler. Tyler claims to know some people who like to be fed on, he’s sort of hanging out with Rebekah a lot, and he set up Matt with Rebekah. Caroline doesn’t approve of any of these things.
Back at the mansion, Rebekah tries on that horrid Goodwill dress Elena picked out for her. But Rebekah seems to make it work because she looks great, in my opinion. Poor girl, she’s never been to a high school dance. Honestly girl, neither have I. I don’t think she’s missing anything special either. “I’ve spent my whole life, loving and hating my brother with equal measure. I never thought that I’d be the one to help drive a stake through his heart.” Oh Rebekah, can we keep you forever? Plus, I thought it was nice of Elena to give Rebekah the necklace and have her wear it for the night. It was sweet. I might like this friendship. Oh, never mind, because Elena is an EVIL BITCH WHORE WHO JUST STAKED REBEKAH IN THE BACK. GIRL, I HOPE KLAUS KILLS YOU TONIGHT. Killing off my favorite Original, what in God’s name is WRONG with you? Ugh. So ticked. Hate you. ALL SHE WANTED TO DO WAS GO TO A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE!
Damon was right. The literal back stabbing was harsh. Hate you. “It’s very Katherine of you.” It was. (Also a teaser for later). Girl, no, you don’t care too much because you just killed Rebekah like it’s all good. Just to let you guys know, I literally took a knife from my kitchen and poked at my television with it every time Elena came on. I’m that upset. I payed no attention to what they were talking about, at all. Except that Damon still plans on carrying out whatever plan he has.
I hope they don’t mean to tell me that the entire police force, fire department, and rescue teams are all at the high school because the damn gym is flooded. The frequent random bodies drained of blood and dead teenagers lying about the town is acceptable but God forbid the gym floods! Tyler’s on it, though. He’s moving the party over to his place. And Matt got stuck with Elena as a date. Sucks big time because she sucks too.
Caroline is completely jealous that Tyler planned such an awesome party so quickly and much faster than she ever did, with a band (My Morning Jacket, by the way). These are the types of relationship problems in Mystic Falls. Turns out that Klaus had Tyler plan this big party, or a wake. And guess who showed up! Klaus is celebrating his fathers death. Nice.
So Caroline informs Elena and Matt that Klaus is there. No one but Caroline is surprised by this. I want to know why Caroline was kept out of this plan tonight. She’s badass. Why keep her in the dark about these things? Also, some folks on twitter believed that this actually wasn’t Elena, but it was Katherine. I could see that happening, hence the wavy hair and whatnot, I’m just a fool and didn’t realize this until forever later.
Looks like Stefan and Klaus had their little reunion. Klaus seems pretty happy about all of this. The part where his father is dead, of course. So now that he’s gone, Klaus plans on undaggering his family. And Stefan wants to be freed. I’m just hoping he’ll be freed from the emotion stuff too.
At the Salvatore house, Mikael showed Damon his White Oak stake, which apparently is the only weapon that can kill an Original. Now, this confused me at first. I thought that the daggers can kill them while I was watching this, but those things don’t really kill them. It’s just a temporary kill. So, whatever that thing that Mikael has is, that is what can actually kill an Original. This episode confused me a bit, guys. Bear with me. And, Mikael tells Damon why he feeds on vampires, basically because he hates them and prefers humans. It makes sense, really. Feeling bad for basically starting vampirism so he feeds on the predators and, I guess, protects the innocent. Then, the jerk feeds on Stefan. YOU DON’T DO THAT MAN. WHY IS EVERYTHING HAPPENING TO MY FAVORITES. Geez!
“Your mother won’t be a problem. I compelled her to go to church and pray for your friends!” That was pretty funny! Klaus is great when he’s having fun and not wrecking havoc against my favorites. (He can obviously continue to mess with Elena. I really don’t even care at his point. Ha). So, we learn that Klaus brought a bunch of his own other hybrids, just in case someone tries anything tonight. Tyler feels hurt. He’s not master’s favorite.
Tyler thought that Caroline knew something about what may or may not be going on, but no one told her diddly squat. And, instead of telling Caroline that he’d much rather have her away from all the chaos, he just stabs her with vervain! What the hell, Tyler! For a second there, I thought he staked Caroline and was completely mad that the writers would make that her death scene, but everything was pretty much okay because she was NOT dead. That was a relief for me. I don’t know why I was so confused about everything watching this episode, but I just was. I don’t know.
Elena pretty much just tells Klaus that she’s a badass for staking, or daggering, more than one Original. But Klaus doesn’t seem to care, he just lets her know that they better not try anything because he’s even more badass. Everyone is just full of themselves.
Although, I thought Damon ripping out that hybrid’s out before walking into the Lockwoods was pretty cool. “Here’s my RSVP”.
Tyler is the worst right now. Asking Matt to get Caroline out of there before stuff starts going down was basically one of the rudest and messed up things one can do. Hybrid Tyler sucks.
Then Damon and Tyler get into their own little scuffle, Tyler tries to bite him again, and Damon, being stupid, pulls out the White Oak stake. DUDE. SERIOUSLY. You really plan on using that for Tyler? Didn’t they go over the plan with Damon, that stake was going to be used for KLAUS and not Tyler. Stop making Damon do things. He could have broke it. Seriously. AND, if it wasn’t for Bonnie coming in and bursting their brains, Damon would have messed everything up! Good job. Quick question, though. Why was Bonnie kept in the dark about their plan, too? Surely they don’t think Damon can do things right on his own, do they?
One of Klaus’ hybrids informed him that his not so dead father was at the door and wished to speak with him. Well. I’m sure by now Klaus realized everyone was plotting against him and his father was pretty much only there to kill him. He had the sorriest game of beer-pong and was off.
Hats off to Joseph Morgan for this upcoming scene. And Sebastian Roche, too. Klaus thinks he has the upper hand on Mikael when his army of hybrids show up. But, in actuality, Mikael compelled one of his hybrids to get Elena. Mikael threatens to kill Elena and Klaus calls his bluff on it. Mikael is seriously harsh. Some of the worst things that a father could ever say to their son, no matter how much of an abomination they may be. (It’s okay Klaus, you’re a real boy to me). I have no words for this scene, really. So, Mikael goes ahead and kills Elena. Then Damon shows up and stabs Klaus in the stomach with that White Oak stake. And, alas! It wasn’t Elena after all! Some of the twitter folks got that part right while I was obviously completely out of it the entire episode. “Kaboom.” Here’s the twist: Stefan shows up and holds Damon back so Klaus can take the stake and kill Mikael! WHAT. I didn’t understand this and neither did a lot of us. I mean, if killing Klaus would mean being free from his compulsion, why turn around and help save him to be freed? I’m side-eying you, Stefan.
I don’t remember this place, but Caroline woke up to find Tyler coming in and being a cocky jerk. Tyler has somewhat of a point here, because obviously Caroline wouldn’t have left the party if she knew what was going on. But that was definitely not the way of going about it. He gives her a pretty good argument; being a hybrid is, in turn, better for him since he doesn’t have to transform on each full moon anymore. He can choose when that happens, but he chooses not to turn at all. I agree with him, but I do think he should go to Anger Management or something of the sort. Caroline definitely wasn’t too sure about all of this anymore, she was hesitant on giving him an answer if she would still back him up through this too. But he didn’t give her much time for actually form words and give an explanation either.
So, back at the boarding house, Damon was pretty mad about their plan failing, again. Gotta admit, he actually had a pretty good plan. They thought of everything that could possibly go wrong, but no one expected Stefan to derail their plan. There was some face touching going on here that I didn’t approve of so I’ll skip that. I also think Elena sucks for just saying to let Stefan go, just like that. Child spent the entire summer stalking the boy and NOW she gives up on him. Bitch.
Anyway, Katherine calls and pretty much says, “Nice try, kiddo. K, Bye”. Another twist: Stefan is with her! (My Stefan/Katherine heart got a little excited, you guys.) You guys, there’s some serious plot holes in this entire episode, really. In this scene too. We get some flashbacks to earlier in the night basically telling us that if Damon tried to kill Klaus, and succeeded, his hybrids would then kill Damon. So, Katherine to Stefan to help save Damon’s life. She tries to make Stefan care again, save his brother and save his own humanity. She’ll head back to the party, see the original plan through, but hopes Stefan will go on and save Damon’s life. (I think I’m talking in circles). So, why try to save Damon’s life when Katherine has wanted Klaus dead for years? Pretty much because she loves Damon and Stefan just as much, and prefers the good Stefan much better. “Humanity is a vampire’s greatest weakness. No matter how easy it is to turn it off, it just keeps trying to fight it’s way back in. Sometimes I let it.” Stefan says he can’t let it all back in again, especially after everything he’s done with Klaus. Either way, Katherine has a revenge plan for him. Katherine for President!
Stefan calls Klaus to thank him for the freedom, and pretty much to just laugh in his face about the revenge he just got. I tell ya, the people on this show have such good timing with these things. This type of stuff never happens to me. Anyway, Stefan took all of Klaus’ coffins he carries around with him. Brillant plan. “I wonder Klaus, as someone who’s been one step ahead for a thousand years, were you prepared for this?” Y’all wonder why Stefan’s my favorite. I mean, really.
Not even gonna lie, I have no idea what’s going on when we come back from the hiatus.
So, who do you guys think is MVP? I say Joseph Morgan gets the award just for that scene with Sebastian Roche. Not much else to say about that. JoMo was fantastic.