IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS WEEK’S EPISODE STOP NOW. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED. TRUST US.
This show man, rip your heart out and feed it to the dogs. Of all the awful things that could have occurred in the cure quest, this one did not occur to me. We’ve missed Katherine and wanted her back for so long, but if this is the cost we’re not so sure. Did it actually happen? I am so confused right now I can’t even. FYI this review is going to be all over the place so brew yourself a cup of tea, put on your PJs and chat through your pain with me. Hey remember a couple of weeks ago when Stefan took Rebekah to the private decades dance? Can we go back there please. We would very much like to live in that world than the one post ”Down the Rabbit Hole”. Ok, suck it up and get to it.
So it turns out that blonde hunter has no life and no friends and has been spying on everyone. He wasn’t spying well enough though, because he steels Damon to get to Bonnie which is the most idiotic plan ever concocted. Damon is awesome and laughs at blonde hunters plan, then there’s some great tattoo banter “look at my skin, it’s flawless”. Blonde hunter leashes Damon and takes him into a different part of the creepy cave than Team Shadypants is hanging in. Team Stebekah+Elena realize they need the sword to find Team Shadypants so Caroline and Tyler go fetch it from Klaus’ attic.
Back at Casa Gilbert Caroline and “little orphan Lockwood” is having a hard time translating the code, despite her love for The Da Vinci Code. Klaus who has been around the block offers his help by being sexy and speaking aramaic. We flash between Damon and Klaus figuring out what we expected, there’s only one dose of the cure. Were they really expecting to find an everlasting fountain of cure juice? If the cure actually could be used on everyone some vampire in the last thousand years would have tracked it down.
Team Casa Gilbert gets on speaker phone with Rebekah and in a fit of brotherly love Klaus tells Rebekah that there’s only one dose and she should go get it. He really does care. According to blonde hunter the cure is meant for Silas, which you know, would be the smart thing to do. But this team of vamps is not particular good at making decisions so Rebekah decides she wants the pill and Stefan and Elena decide it has to go to Klaus. Rebekah knocks Stefan out and enters the creepy cave with Stefan and Elena on her heels.
In the cave The First is taunting Willow again with images of her dead grandma, wait that’s not right. Oh yeah, Silas is taunting Bonnie THE SAME EXACT WAY The First taunted the real scoobies. (Sorry Mystic Fallers, I love you guys but you’re not Buffy). No matter, Jeremy pulls Bonnie back from the edge by telepathically sending him images of his shirtless self. (I would put a picture here but it’s too depressing). So Bonnie and little Gilbert find the frozen dude and unsuccessfully try to pry the little pill box from his hands.
Rebekah encounters Damon and the blonde hunter during her cave walk and gets a cool high tech bomb thing to her heart. Stefan and Elena come to Damon’s rescue and Stefan stays behind to babysit his brother while Elena continues into the cave. Elena hears voices and it seems like The First, but it’s not. Whatever is talking to her is corporeal and oh no what just happened? Commercial break. It’s got to be Katherine. She’s finally back.
Caroline asks Klaus to spare Tyler’s life which we don’t care about. Klause says he’ll give Tyler a head start. Every time you almost forget Tyler exists he comes back to have another goodbye scene with Caroline. This was actually their best to date. Nice to see two young vampires discussing the fact that they’re immortal, a topic that hasn’t really come up with Stefan, Damon, and Elena. Truth is Tyler and Caroline could be together in the year 2158 or whatever and we wouldn’t care then, cause we’ll all be dead. So here’s hoping Tyler and Caroline get their happy ending way off in the future when cars fly and iPhones are implanted into your skin at birth. Here’s the most ridiculous photo of the happy couple for posterity.
The Cave is all confused. Jeremy and Bonnie want the cure for Elena, blonde hunter stabs Bonnie and wants the cure for Silas, then Elena nearly kills blonde hunter (thanks Jer for the hunter’s curse heads up) and wants the cure for Klaus.No wait, she doesn’t because THAT IS NOT ELENA.
Bonnie’s stabbed state releases Klaus from the living room to tell Caroline what we all know, that every kind thing he’s done in the last year has been for her. It’s adorable and damn you Originals spinoff for killing our Klaroline dreams.
When Elena is completely uninterested in helping bleeding Bonnie Jeremy realizes something is wrong. Stefan then finds Elena knocked out and we all realize something is wrong. She’s back! We are happy for like 5 seconds and then Katherine grabs Jeremy, feeds him to Silas, takes the cure and runs. Silas is having lunch and we’re waiting for Stefan and Elena to come get him cause that is what always happens. Not to worry Jer bear, just another second. Nope, no one is coming. Silas finishes his lunch and flings Jeremy’s lifeless body on the floor and his eyes are wide open and wait, what? It’s 9pm? Wait, what?
So that happened now let’s talk. While I’ve always liked Jeremy and appreciate the bond he and Elena have had throughout the rest of their family dying and stuff after the dust settled I really wanted Jeremy to be dead. Yes it will cause all sorts of problems for the scoobies, and be really sad, but from a story arc perspective it makes the most sense. People are always dying and coming back on The Vampire Diaries and enough is enough. Since Alaric we haven’t had anyone we care about kick it and their lucky escapes are getting a bit forced. This whole cure quest thing was so hyped up that not having a casualty would have been odd.
The real question, is Bonnie dead too? Bonnie Bennet is the most annoying character in the history of the world, but her death on top of Jeremy’s might be too much. Also they can’t kill off the time bomb witch before she explodes so our prediction is that Bonnie is alive, if not kicking. This episode was just crazy. We did not see it coming and are still processing what to think. Of all the vampires, Katherine is the least likely to want the cure. She thrives as a vampire. She loves it, why on earth does she want the cure? It is an excellent power tool since it is the only one ever, or maybe Katherine wants to kill Klaus herself. We have to wait another 6 days to find out and that will not be easy.
PS best subplot, Shadypants breaks his leg on the fall into the cave and nobody helps him.
So what did you think of last night’s episode? Is mini Gilbert really dead? How many episodes off from Tyler do we get before he comes back to ruin our dreams? Why does Katherine want the cure? Let me know in the comments.
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday at 8/7c on the CW