Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
Twists and turns. Apologies and confessions. Reunions and death. Last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries seemed to be a slight improvement from the previous week. However, we were left with several unanswered questions and doubts, all stemming from one particular moment. The monumental portion of the episode arose from a failed plan – an attempt to rid Mystic Falls of the unwanted Original Family. From that, an unnerving discovery was made. The revelation qualified as a certified WTF? moment, probably delivering a few thrown chairs and pillows in the process. I can’t say I’m entirely happy with the new, alternative plot line, since it appears only to be way for the charming, enigmatic Klaus to stick around. I’m sure we could find other ways for that to happen; less unhinged, illogical ways. No one wants to see him go. Truthfully, it is a splendiferous turn of events, a classic TVD move. Right?
It was an episode that boasted a series of scenes that left us wanting more, and a few that didn’t. And as we’ve come to expect, the night properly ended in a cliffhanger. Want to know what it was? Well then, let’s just mosey on down and see. Welcome back, Klaus. This is a SPOILER ALERT!
Morning, Damon. Is Alaric in? Why, no. Elena. He’s not. Oh. Yeah. Are you hiding something from me? No. Huh. Well, okay. Bye. The young human asks no more questions regarding the location of one, Alaric Saltzman, simply complying with Damon’s dismissal; though suspicious of the dealings going on behind the concealed door. The ruse is successful. Damon, Alaric, and Stefan have conspired secretly to perfectly produce twelve stakes – forged from the last remains of the second great white oak tree – capable of killing any Original. It is at this time, when Alaric confesses his need to turn himself in, to right the wrongs his crazy homicidal alter-ego has committed. The brothers are quick to shoot down any ideas Alaric has, knowing nothing good can come from it. Damon voluntarily returns the magic Gilbert ring to the fragile minded hunter, needing him for the upcoming war. Reluctantly, and very stupidly, Alaric puts the ring back in its place.