Things are a little creepy in Vampire Diaries Land. Bonnie deals with not only being a ghost, which I’m guessing is a lot to handle, but also she’s just witnessed Silas kill her father and compel an entire town to find Katharine. Meanwhile, Stefan’s still stuck underwater, and Elena and Caroline seem to be moving beyond their roommate’s death pretty easily. Vampires, they’re tough.
Matt and Jeremy capture Katherine. Katherine claims to be “the moonstone” of Mystic Falls. Wilkie Collins would be proud. Jeremy gives Katherine a blankie, and I can’t help feel that Katherine’s getting a slight case of Stockholm syndrome. Oh, and Matt’s dead, which means he can give poor Bonnie a big hug. When Matt wakes up (those magic rings, remember?), he finds that Katherine and Jeremy took down Silas temporarily.
Elena and Caroline have a new, super annoying professor, who assures them they’re in the wrong class. Silas, looking like Stefan, confronts Elena at school wanting to know where Jeremy is, and I’m just realizing how close this plot line is to the great Nicholas Cage classic, Face/Off. Silas is Nicholas Cage, but he looks like John Travolta. It all makes sense.
Damon looks for Stefan, with his new haircut (and that seems relevant). After hearing that Elena sees him at school, he heads on over to rescue her because you know, Damon is the most perfect vampire boyfriend who ever existed. But uh-oh, Elena is gone. Don’t worry, she’s just at a bonfire. But Silas controls Elena’s mind, compelling her to kill Damon, so maybe do worry. Elena is surprised that things in Mystic Falls have been so bad; she never claimed to be the smartest vampire.
Caroline makes friends with the cute bonfire boy, and by boy, I mean, a man who’s obviously well into his twenties playing a sophomore. It’s the CW. Can’t Caroline have a decent love interest? Why does the feisty girl have to choose between the cheating werewolf, the creepy original, or some bonfire guy? Argh.
Silas and the traveler have teamed up. Why? We’re not sure.
Elena decides to leave for home for a bit, but not before that professor comes back trying to win her (and us) over. Not going to work, dude! There’s a Dalena reunion, and Damon doesn’t mind that Elena tried to kill him; like I said, best vampire boyfriend ever.
I don’t know about you, but this episode gave me the creeps. I suggest watching the next episode with a cuddle partner; I have to thank my dog for making this recap possible. I’m hoping things settle down slightly in TVD just so we can catch up on where everyone is at relationship-wise. Things are going really fast, and the moments I watch the show for are being skimmed over. What do you guys think?
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.