The Vampire Diaries has a lot to say about the best and the worst parts of people’s lives. This episode included torture, suicide, death, sex, and imprisonment. Okay, they mainly focus on the worst parts.
The creepy professor, Wes, is at work again on his vampire experiment, Jesse. Dr. Jekyll kind of sucks at his job. He gives Jesse blood, but it makes Jesse strong enough to break free and bite Wes’s neck. This guy is not a real genius.
Bonnie has a haircut and is in college. She sends her mom a message with a blatantly product-placement phone. She and the other college ladies are moving on with their lives. Isn’t it amazing that these girls continue to try to move on? I mean, they’ve been through a lot.
Elena and Caroline throw a party to celebrate the little things, like Bonnie coming back to life. Elena invites Aaron. As usual, she gives something away and then compels him. As usual, I don’t believe he’s actually getting compelled. They do jello shots at the party. They bond over parents’ death stories.
Bonnie and Jeremy are going strong. At the party, Bonnie realizes she’s in love with him. Why did this revelation have to come directly after her assertion that Jer is her best friend’s little brother? Bonnie, you should put that out of your head. Bonnie bonds with a witch who passes through her. Jeremy sweeps Bonnie away to a candlelit room. They get it on.
Katherine flirts with Matt. I missed him. Why isn’t he around? Budget cuts? Cut the Dr. Jekyll; keep Matt Donovan.
Katherine and Stefan share a drink. Okay, guys. Problem solved. Stefan can have Katherine. Elena gets Damon. I think we’re all happy in this scenario. Nadia and Stefan meet. The three turn on Matt’s inner passenger, Gregor. Gregor tells them that he was ordered to kill Katherine. Everyone wants to kill Katherine. Errryday. Katherine kills Gregor. I’m going to miss Matt’s Russian accent. Nadia’s mad because she and Gregor were together.
Stefan finds a suicide letter from Katherine, and he stops her from killing herself. This felt odd and fast and very out of place, but in a show that takes on teen sex without any concern of safety, I’d much rather have the suicide isn’t the answer message.
Damon interrogates Wes. Wes has a MD and PhD. No wonder he’s such a jerk. Wes wants to make a new kind of vampire, a vampire that drinks vampire blood.
Jesse goes back to his dorm, and Caroline barely saves him from eating all of Aaron. Caroline helps Jesse explore his vampire side.
When he almost eats Caroline, Jesse runs back to the lab to get answers. He and Damon fight. Elena kills Jesse. Caroline is mad. Look, girl, you got over your roommate’s death in two minutes; this guy should take five, max.
Dr. Wes gets out of his holds and takes Damon captive in a weird experimental lab, a dungeon place that Damon has been before. I hope that in this separation Elena realizes that she is entirely in love with Damon and never will she ever go with Stefan.
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.