Klaus shared some seriously important history with Stefan that just may change everything, especially for Elena.
Say what you want about Vampire Diaries, but one thing that makes this show – in my opinion – one of the best on television is their ability to constant throw viewers the wildest, most exciting twist and turns. Just when you think you know where the story is headed, they throw an incredible curveball that can reset everything. Plus, the cast is just really pretty to look at for an hour every week. Just sayin’.
This week was a flashback episode entangled with Elena’s near bender, a kidnapped vampire hunter, and Rebekah’s failure to obtain forgiveness. Klaus brooded. Rebekah relived another heartbreak. Elena’s heightened emotions caused her to cry. Bonnie threw her bitch face at Damon. And Stefan worked with Klaus to learn the history of the five. It was a very exciting week, so let’s just get to the moments to remember, shall we?
5. Damon tried to bring out Elena’s inner ripper and almost succeeded.
While Bonnie tends to witchy business, Damon took Elena to a frat party and taught her how to compel and feed. She had trouble at first – humanity is a bitch that way – but finally compelled a skeevy, frat boy who was dropping pills in a girl’s drink. Elena nearly sucked him dry and proclaimed she felt amazing and wanted more. Damon was really excited about this. I, however, don’t know how to feel about what proceeded.
Damon and Elena took the dance floor and pranced around in the fog and poor lighting, compelling whomever they wanted and taking all the blood they could. They seemed to be equally turned on and the whole blood dripping from the lips, let’s dry hump each other vampire moment was a little bit of an overkill for me. Like whoa. I was creeped out. I think Elena may have some ripper tendencies. What happens if they come out? What if she flips that switch a la Stefan?
4. Think twice before you kidnap Connor, Klaus.
After learning about Connor’s tattoo, Klaus had a flashback to some former enemies and plotted a way to kidnap Connor. With the vampire hunter chained up in his home, he also kidnapped Jeremy, the only person who can see the tattoo. Klaus forced Jeremy to sketch the tattoo, but he couldn’t see the entire thing. Turns out, the tattoo spreads when Connor kills a vampire, otherwise it’s dormant.
Once finished with the sketch, Jeremy was set free and Klaus left Connor with one his minions. Klaus obviously needs better minions because it wasn’t long before Connor had escaped by BITING an earring from the guy’s ear and using it to pick his chains. The minion returned to give Connor some food and water, only to be choked to death. The tattoo spread and Connor seethed in the most badass vampire hunter way of all time. Raise your hand if you love this guy? I do, I do, I do. Villains are so fun and necessary and Connor could care less about anyone who gets in his way. He’s determined to get rid of the vampire species and I kind of admire the way he goes about it. That said, if he kills someone I adore, we may have to part ways.
3. Bonnie has the worst luck with men.
Damon, Bonnie, and Elena road tripped to the college where her grandmother taught because the professor who took over her grandma’s class wanted to meet with her. Professor Shane, who I firmly believe was giving Bonnie the eye, is obviously bad news. He’s oddly cute though, so I wouldn’t necessarily mind Bonnie giving him a whirl. He asked if she practiced, but Bonnie said not anymore, and he offered to help her with her powers because he’s an open-minded sort. Later, after Bonnie’s left, the camera panned to the symbol of The Five hung on his wall and Connor sauntered in asking him why in the hell Shane sent him to MysticFalls. Dun, dun, dun!
2. Klaus staked Rebekah… again!
Klaus convinced Stefan to work with him and manipulate Rebekah into giving him the information he needed about The Five, a group of vampire hunters that have been around since the 12th century. Unfortunately for Rebekah, she did what she was always does and fell in love with one of the vampire hunters, trusting him with her entire heart. Alexander told Rebekah about how his tattoo is a map that led to a treasure. He asked her to run away with him, which she agreed to, and then a second later, Alexander stabbed her in the back – literally.
Later, she woke to find Alexander dead and hanging from the wall after Klaus, whose hybrid genetics saved him from Alexander’s wrath. The two fought as they often do, Rebekah being left in tears and Klaus staking her for betraying the family. This upset me for various reasons, mostly because I love Rebekah who is flawless misunderstood, meanwhile Klaus is a complete jerk. I’m kind of doubting that he’ll ever be redeemable. He’s just awful and abusive and downright mean, not the good kind of mean. He’s a baby, a five-year-old having a tantrum because life doesn’t go his way. I used to love him, but I currently despise his face.
The upside of this entire episode is that Claire Holt shined fabulously. Her performance was amazing. She was able to play heartbroken, betrayed, and angry on so many levels that I rewound her confrontations with Klaus several times. They were just that good.
1. There’s a cure for vampirism?!
It turns out the map of The Five leads to a vampire cure, which Klaus wants to use so he can turn Elena human again and create more hybrids. Of course, he used this cure to manipulate Stefan into manipulating Rebekah. The one thing Klaus never told her was the most important fact about The Five. Alexander had a sword that is needed to follow the map and find the cure. In a moment of weakness, Rebekah confessed how much she loved Alexander and that she buried him. No sooner than the words left her lips did she realize Stefan had tricked her because of course she buried him with the sword. This lead to yet another round between the brother and sister and Klaus staking her – again. What a friggin’ jerk. Him and Stefan both, actually, considering they preyed on Rebekah’s heartbreak and trust. I’m firmly Team Rebekah, who told Klaus, “Go right ahead and laughed at the girl who loved too easily… No one will ever sit around the table telling stories about a man who couldn’t love.” Boom. That cup of tea had to burn just a little bit, Klaus.
With Rebekah staked, Stefan returned to Elena’s interrupting a porch moment between his girlfriend and brother. Elena cried to Stefan about what happened at the party and he stayed quiet about the cure – just like he promised Klaus he would. So now Stefan’s keeping a major secret, which definitely brings things to another level.
What did you think about Thursday’s episode? What was your favorite moment? Sound off in the comments below and I’ll see you next week.