So, now, help me out..is THIS the moment that Klaus leaves his body for Tyler's? Was Bonnie's spell that, SHOULD Klaus get white-oak-staked, he would jump ship..but only if it really did happen? Was Klaus in on this or did Bonnie come up with it on her own? I'm truly having issues with the randomness of the spell... I mean, I get the point, I do.....Bonnie was trying to ensure that, should Klaus get staked, he would not die and her friends would be protected. But, was it pre-arranged? It's fitting that Klaus would go into Tyler (you know, being obsessed with Caroline and all), but who made that choice..Bonnie or Klaus...but, I digress...
Also, Klaus's open eyes, set in a desiccated face, mutely staring at Bonnie and Damon...CREEPY!
I loved Elena's little speech to Matt (you know, while he was watching her to see if the roofies were going to kick in). Brought tears to my eyes. I also think it's noteworthy that she mentions that consuming love, as it becomes so poignant when we later learn about Damon and Elena's ACTUAL first meeting...when he tells her:
"You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking forâ€¦.â€
We have not seen the last of Delena yet...not even close.
When Alaric stakes Klaus, I could feel Bexâ€™s devastation and Damonâ€™s fear for his bloodline. Absolutely FEEL it. Awesome scene. Kudos to Claire Holt, truly.
When Elijah shows up to make a deal with Elena, we revisit the central theme of the triangle that Damon makes choices for Elena, while Stefan sits back and lets Elena make her own choices. I kind of think that this theme also shows that Damon will do anything to save Elena, even if it means she hates him for it, while Stefan won't risk losing Elenaâ€™s affection. But arguments have merit, but I think Elenaâ€™s survival should be left up to Damon. Oh, BTW, I LOVED Damon's speaker-phone argument, hilarious!
So, Blondie and the hybrid are going to run, huh? Donâ€™t they think they can take out the council? And, at this point as they discuss running together, is Tyler really Tyler or is he already Klaus?
Um, is it REALLY a good idea to leave Bonnie with Klaus? And, of course, Damon thinks it's a good enough idea to agree to Bonnie's request. Honestly, I actually feared that Bonnie was going to allow Klaus to drink her blood or something... I didnâ€™t anticipate the spell she did, though, in hindsight, I should have realized something shady was about to happen..
As the show opens, itâ€™s nice to see Elena smiling! And great to see Sara Canning as well :-) A few minutes later, when the bros are talking to Jeremy we get an awesome Damon line: "Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you not being the dumbest brother on Earth?"
I kind of wish it was Damon that went back for her, but it's fitting that it was Stefan. Once the friends returned home, I thought for SURE that the Caroline/Elena exchange was foreshadowing Carolineâ€™s imminent demise. Glad I was wrong!
Up next is a nice little flashback moment that reminded me how Bonnie was once normal and not quite so tragic. It was nice to see the kids in school doing normal things, and itâ€™s nice to get a little bit of insight into Matt and Elenaâ€™s relationship.
Next we see Evilaric offering beer and a â€œstakeâ€ to Jeremy. He tries to convince him to join Team Vampire Hunter. I LOVE me some Salvatores but, were I Jeremy (and Jeremy were not a fictional character), I might actually agree with Alaric. The vampires have done nothing but kill him, endanger his sister and sort of screw up his life. There was a moment in which I genuinely worried that Jer might fall in line with Evilaric's plans.
@Jennifer Renee Beatley
She woke up in a morgue. Pretty sure Elena was dead.
I don't care about all of your cranky rumblings...I loved it! It was so, so good! And, I'm not sure Elena actually really chose anyone did she? I mean, she chose Stefan but said to Damon "If I had met you first...", which she did of course. And now that she is going to be a vampire (yay! yay! yay!), she will remember all the times Damon compelled her and she will remember their first meeting...and she said Damon "consumed her" to Matt...which is what Damon said during their first meeting... It's still going to happen, Delena is end game, you watch.
The only part of the episode I could have done without is the Klaus in Tyler's body thing. I mean, does that mean Tyler is actually dead now??
I think Emma is going to start believing in the curse!!!!!
Klaus is not dead, he's dessicated. Drained off all is blood and left with no ability to function. If he were to drink blood, he'd be fine. It's what Abby did to Mikael, who woke and drank Katherine's blood to regain his strength.
Again, Klaus isn't dead. The original witches set it up so that ONLY the white oak tree can kill an original...they couldn't allow them to be truly immortal. However, when the originals started turning people (I think of it as kind of like spreading a disease) they linked all the bloodlines so dead original= entire bloodline dead. The reason that other vampires can be killed with a stake to the heart from any old wood is that they are just an off-shoot of the original spell...they are much weaker.
@Em, I agree with all your points and forgot that new vampires can remember previous compulsion...I'd LOVE that if she remembered what Damon said in her bedroom...one of my all-time FAVORITE TVD scenes! Ughhh..I kind of wish I could write for the show because I want to write it the way you discussed it, lol!
@maria: Caroline and Damon didn't want to be vampires either but they are. Just because Elena doesn't WANT to be one, doesn't mean it wouldn't be an interesting storyline....maybe even more interesting as it would be about her mourning the loss of the life she wanted. The writers wouldn't be doing anything to "Elena" if they wrote that as you can't be unfair to a fictional character.
Also, on a different note, I saw a Steven McQueen interview and he mentioned that Jeremy will be embracing his vampire hunter legacy...I think that will be a twist at season's end as well...that he kills a vampire that we love...
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