Katherine is going gray. She also loses a tooth. She’s just falling apart out there in the real world. Oh, and remember how she found out her daughter was “alive” last week? Yeah, that’s not going to come into play at all. I’m glad we got that out of the way.
Damon and Elena snuggle on the couch before drama ensues. Oh, to snuggle and then to exchange Silas’s life for one of your best friends. It’s a lovely thing.
Silas is a witch, a mortal one, and today’s the day when he will exchange his life for Bonnie’s. Here’s the thing: Damon and Elena are a tinsy bit worried he won’t hold up his end of the bargain. Why don’t they trust him? It’s not like he murdered a man in front of the whole town and compelled them to forget it! Oh, wait…
Okay, Tessa doesn’t want Silas to die because he will reunite with his long lost love. Wasn’t she campaigning for his death? Moody. Tessa recruited, cough kidnapped cough, Stefan to help her ruin Silas’s plans, but she can’t do much when Silas cursed the home to not let anyone leave until nighttime.
Elena checks up on Stefan because she’s dumb. Oh, I mean, because she cares. She comes into Tessa’s little home, and rut-roh, she’s stuck in the house too.
And here’s the stinger of the episode, someone else besides Silas must die to bring Bonnie back. Yikes. Spikes. Maybe we can just let Jeremy continue to see Bonnie and translate? That’s Bonnie’s idea too.
Meanwhile, Silas and Damon, old friends, go searching for the “anchor” that will let Silas basically take over the “other side.” But Tessa didn’t put the anchor in an object, she put it in a person. Silas’s long lost love, Amara (these names!), is a vampire who’s been hungry the past couple thousand years. Silas and Damon find her, but in an act worthy of Shakespeare (too far?), Silas is mortal and Amara isn’t. Rut-roh again. This also means that Silas has blood. Yummy. That’s right, Amara drinks it up.
Caroline is dropping out of college. She’s dyed her hair the wrong color too many times, and now it’s time to go to the diner and listen to “Beauty School Dropout.” Just kidding, she’s only packing, but when Katherine comes to Caroline for help, Caroline decides to help her and not pack and not drop out.
Dr. Maxfield continues his Frankenstein impression, doing tests on that Jessie kid (who Caroline kissed once). Caroline bursts in. She and Katherine will wipe his memories, and we will finally be free of the worst/creepiest professor alive.
Elena, Damon, and Stefan reunite next to that warm fireplace, and Amara is there as well. That means there are three Nina Dobrevs walking around because things weren’t confusing in this show.
Tessa brings back all of Stefan’s memories (bitter much?), and he can hardly stand it. So basically it goes out on a happy note. Oh, did I say happy? I meant super sad and depressing. What else do you expect from The Vampire Diaries? See you next week when we’ll draw out a road map of the three Dobrevs. It’s going to be a blast.
Hilary Miller is currently an MFA student in Screenwriting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. When not not watching, writing, or talking about movies and television shows, she can usually be found making crock-pot creations, laughing, talking too loud, running, devouring a good book, eating, racking up cellular bills chatting with her bomb family, sticking her toes in the sand, or wishing she were Hermione Granger, sometimes all at once. And while part of her heart is still in Indiana, the rest of it belongs to her puppy, Estelle Getty.