The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "Plan B"

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Well, the show did it again.

The Vampire Diaries produced more shocks, twists and turns on "Plan B" this week, giving our staff plenty to dissect in the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table. We encourage reader debate on the following topics in the Comments section below and/or in our Vampire Diaries forum. Let's get to it!

What was your favorite quote/scene from the episode?
M.L. House: Had to be the Elena/Stefan break-up scene. We always give props to Ian Somerhalder, but let's stop for a moment and recognize the work of Paul Wesley's. You could feel the pain in his eyes through the TV screen.

LJ Gibbs: Damon's "Katherine will only rip your heart out. Let me do it for her." I know he's killed a lot in his 150-plus years, but in terms of kiss-off segues before delivering the coup de grace, no way that's ever been topped.

The Barnacle: Damon's reaction to Katherine bedding Mason: "Werewolf thing aside, the guy's a surfer." Hilarious.


Did Caroline make the right move by compelling her mother?
M.L. House: For the sake of fellow Mystic Falls residents because the compulsion likely saved innocent lives that would have been lost in a battle between the police force and the vampires? Yes. For the sake of more much-needed mother/daughter moments? No.

LJ Gibbs: Definitely. Liz didn't like Caroline while she was alive, and now expects us to believe she wants a relationship with her undead daughter? Mom's heart-to-heart was clearly a ploy to walk out of the dungeon uncompelled and return with reinforcements. Caroline saw through it, then saw to it that her brain was wiped.

The Barnacle: No. Caroline may seem strong and self-assured now. But she's still an insecure mess inside. Without Matt in her life and with Bonnie still on the fence, she could have used a stable force such as her mother.

More surprising moment: Mason's death, Jenna's stabbing or Elena/Stefan's break-up?
M.L. House: Stelena's break-up. We've come to expect shocking deeds from Katherine and Damon, haven't we? But I totally thought these two were soulmates! I guess we have to remember what producer Julie Plec recently said, though: soulmates don't always end up together.

LJ Gibbs: Jenna's stabbing for sure. I was surprised Damon actually finished off Mason rather than dragging it out an episode or two, but it's still Damon. How shocked can you be? The fact that Katherine not only manipulated Jenna as her spy but orchestrated a near-suicide was as stunning as it was gruesome, however. No wonder Stelena's spooked now.

The Barnacle: Mason's death, purely for how it happened. DAMON REACHED IN AND PULLED HIS HEART OUT!

Has Katherine really won?
M.L. House: Only this battle, but not the war. Vegas has the odds of overall victory on Elena/Salvatores at 7-1.

LJ Gibbs: This week was more of a draw. Sure, she showed the extent of her reach with her mind control over Jenna. Point taken. But with Mason eliminated and the moonstone pilfered, Team Salvatore scored major points too. Can't wait for Round 12 ... especially if it involves Nina Dobrev mauling two people in lingerie simultaneously.

The Barnacle: Yes. What does she care that Mason is dead? She can just move on to Tyler now, and at the expense of Matt's life no less. She'll truly win, however, when she sexes up a broken-hearted Stefan. You read it here first!

What helpful facts will Jeremy next uncover on the Internet?
M.L. House: That Justin Bieber is totally innocent. We knew it!

LJ Gibbs: I don't know, but with this younger's insatiable curiosity and the sprawling expanse that is Internet, the potential is limitless. All he has to do is Bing and decide where to go next.

The Barnacle: That the human head weighs eight pounds and the neighbor of the kid in Jerry Maguire has three rabbits. Watching a DVD on his computer counts as the Internet, right?

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anyone wonders why Damon gave up so easy on Kat now that she's back in Mystic?He actually understands and respects her desire only and only for Stefan?
He used to be more determened to get her back.And we had more fun watching him trying to achieve that.


great episode this one , but i have to agree that Matt theoretically can't be compelled.But,Kat maybe replaced the vervein in his diet , expected that the plant leaves his system and then compelled him!
It's posible , maybe they forgot to tell us that.
And the snakes....they made the scene beliveble,after all it was a very old well,but i have to admit i expected more from them then just scare us off.


Is it just me or was Elena more upset about breaking up with Stephan than Jenna almost dying? I know they love each other but that's ridiculous.


now that elena and stefan are broken up - for now at least - i hope there will be a damon and elena get together.
masquerade looks amazing !!!


Paul Wesley was hot during that break up scene. The way he say I can't, man that was a good scene. I also liked Damon's reaction but Stefan was a scene stealer. I wouldn't mind a fling with Damon and Elena though.
I think the point with Katherine is that she is so old and powerful, she's able to compel Jenna over the phone whereas most aren't strong enough yet.
I have to ask, is Stefan able to drink Elena's blood because she doesn't actually digest vervane, she just wears it?


There's one thing I don't understand. Maybe I missed something, but I thought Stefan said that he'll get Matt on vervain, so how the hell could Katherine compel him??


I WANT STELENA BACK!!!!! although i have to admit i am kind of excited to see whether delena can actually be together now. still the breakup scene actually made me cry:( incredible just keeps getting better and better. they have such incredible actors


I thought that Stefan and Elena's scene was actually really pretty good! However, Damon's expression when he saw Elena cry....oh my god!
It just made me excited for Damon and Elena's future :) Though, as I said, I've really got to hand it over to Paul Wesley for making a major Delena fan feel for this couple's breakup and pain.


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You know what's really weird? I never knew Stefan was so far gone as to actually tip over the brooding-it's-tuesday persona and CRY. At first I saw his lip trembling and was um, okay. And then the way those two sniffling lovebirds kissed each other made me awww. Good acting, by both even if the crying STILL made me think:boy's shouldn't cry like that. Over anything excpet like death. Still I'm falling more and more for Stefan all the time.
Damon's sweet, sad, coaxing expression was MUCH more heart touching. Maybe it's because I'm completley DamonSalvotore-sold- over but still. The way he reacted when he saw Elena's tears proves he cares MUCH MORE for her HAPPINESS than he does for Kat's....ANYTHING.
I was totally whimpering as Damon tortured and killed Mason. Like Jeremy I was ready to freak. (don't ask why, I liked Mason but not that much) Then Mason yells at Damon, "Because she LOVES me!" and Damon's EXPRESSION is priceless. He's almost stunned and feeling bad for the guy. And then he's right back at mockery. Hahahaha.
Caroline's acting skills get me everytime. I LOVED her scene with her mother and I was sniffling over 'salty soup'. Aces dialogue, pitch perfect everything.
SUCH an Action PACKED episode. Vampires win Katherine ZERO! or maybe quarter. For now!

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 6 Quotes

Stefan: Elena and I are taking a pause.
Jenna: That's not what it sounded like this morning.

Your search for life's purpose is as obvious as it is tragic.