TV Rewind: The Vampire Diaries – “Bad Moon Rising”

Who’s a bad werewolf? Who’s a bad werewolf?

Source: The Vampire Diaries Blood Falls

Sorry for the lateness of my recap, I had Supernatural fever yesterday. Luckily, it has subsided for a little while so I can write about my other TV obsession:

The Vampire Diaries

(Insert awesome dramatic music here)

I swear this season is sending us on a 100 mile per hour road trip through Mystic Falls. And I don’t think it will let up until hellatus has begun. So we better get to it. Strap in, it’s going to be a wild ride. And don’t forget . . . SPOILER ALERT!

Thursday night, the werewolves came out to play, as did Caroline who decided it was time for a little kissing/biting scene with Matt. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. So let’s sidetrack to the opening recap. Seriously, dude who does the opening recap: please, please stop adding the “I must know her,” line. We get it. We’ve been through this. We’re in season 2, I think you can stop now. I’m begging you. Stop. Am I the only one who finds this annoying? Okay. Rant over.

Now to the juicy stuff. Yay! Alaric’s back! I missed him (He’s my favorite. Don’t tell Stefan or Damon). Let’s fill him in on everything that’s been going on, because he’s obviously been missing the past two episodes. Oh, wait. Let’s just ask him about the Lockwood’s without filling him in. He’ll be okay. He must have seen the opening recap (Wow. Heavy sarcasm today).

The group (Elena, Stefan, and Damon) need Alaric’s vampire wife Isobel’s research (The one she was doing on all things supernatural in Mystic Falls when she was alive) to see if there is any information on just what exactly the Lockwood’s are. He tells them that besides doing research on vampires, she also had a little info on . . . you guessed it, werewolves. Damon refuses to believe it’s true (Really?): “I’ve been on this planet one hundred and sixty-six some odd years, never came across one. If werewolves exist, where the hell are they?”

Well, their running in the woods, with their nephew (Who is obviously also a werewolf) running behind em’ (Shhh! It’s a secret). They also go into some kind of cave/labyrinth beneath the forest that comes equipped with chains, steel locked doors, etc.

Meanwhile, Caroline is becoming a shut in. Her new vampire self can’t stand the heat (Ha ha ha! Get it? The sun? It hurts her? It’s hot? Yeah . . .) and it’s seriously putting a dent into her social life with Matt. The song in this scene is Under My Bed by Meiko.

After the meeting with Alaric, they decided to go to Duke University where Isobel’s research and office are. But, Stefan needs to take care of Caroline, so this road trip is only for Elena, Damon, and Alaric. Can someone say awkward? I love how in this scene Elena shoves her tongue down Stefan’s throat just to make Damon jealous. And she says she doesn’t have feelings for him. I think someone is lying to herself.

Since the whole Caroline in the sun issue is a problem, Stefan asks Bonnie to make a day walking ring for Caroline (I thought Bonnie hated all vampires, since when is Stefan the exception?) who is more concerned about her jewellery choices rather than whether or not it will protect her from the sun: “So I don’t get to choose the ring I have to wear the rest of my life?” She changes her mind when she sees (Rather, when Bonnie ripped open the curtains) that the spell worked.

Now we go back to the hunter, human, and vampire road trip buddies who have made it to their final destination. There they meet Isobel’s research assistant, Vanessa. She shows them in to the office, filled with animal skulls and stacks of papers, only before pulling out a crossbow and firing it at Elena. But as usual, she has a vampire to take the hit for her. Damon: “That bitch is dead.”

We’re in the woods now. Jedi master Stefan is teaching Caroline how to kill her supper. On the menu tonight, cute little furry bunny rabbits. Yum. Stefan is concerned about her seriousness when it comes to acting like a responsible vegetarian vampire (Sorry. I’m mixing fandoms). While, Caroline just wants to be a typical teenage girl who cares more about her boyfriend than blood. Stefan laughs at her. He tells her that during the transformation from human to vampire, however their personality was before, be it loyal or sarcastic, as a vampire those personality traits get heightened (Who’s mixing fandoms, now?). Caroline: “So your saying, that now, I’m basically an insecure, neurotic, control freak on crack?”

At Tyler’s party at the swimmin’ hole Uncle Mason warns him that they have to be gone by dark. Why, Uncle Mason? Are you hiding something? Maybe an uncontrollable urge to turn into a wolf? No? Okay, then. While Uncle Mason is avoiding the huge werewolf in the room and chaining himself to those cave walls (Previously mentioned), Vanessa finds a little information that is quite useful: A werewolf bite can kill a vampire (I did not know that. Oh . . . wait).

Hey! Did Uncle Mason just turn into a werewolf? I think he did. Well, I’m surprised. I really didn’t see this one coming (Really heavy sarcasm today). I did see Stefan almost get attacked by a werewolf. Wait, why didn’t he get attacked by a werewolf? He was right there. It would have been an easy kill. Please tell me that these werewolves actually kill vampires. Because if they didn’t, that would be really disappointing. It’s also disappointing that Vanessa is hitting on Alaric. He’s taken. How can they give Aunt Jenna any lines if she isn’t with Ric?

Let’s really quick talk about an important scene, where Damon gives Elena a whole book about Katherine that no one but him knew was there. A little odd, yes, but effective.

And this is just about the time that Caroline drags Matt into the woods. Is this part of her heightened personality or just the urge for blood? As the making out ensues angrily against a tree, Matt gets a paper cut. Blood. Sniff. Ouch. Bite. Ouch. Yum (Oh, Caroline. I thought you were becoming a big girl vampire. This is beneath you). And now I guess these werewolves do kill vampires, because there is Uncle Mason pouncing on Caroline. I guess he only has a thing for girls. He’s a gender racist werewolf. I hope he doesn’t teach Tyler his bad habits, since he’s standing there watching all of this unfold (Well, I guess the wolf’s out of the bag).

When we get back from the commercial break, Caroline is compelling (I got the right fandom this time) Matt to forget everything that happened that evening. And we learn that Stefan compelled Tyler. So does this mean that he forgets that his Uncle is a werewolf? Yes and no. He might have forgotten about it, but after he see’s his naked (!) Uncle, he gets the jist of it. Tyler: “It was you.”

It wasn’t Matt though. In an attempt to keep Matt safe, Caroline plays the jealous girlfriend (Something that Matt hates) to make him break up with her. Congratulations, it’s worked (Don’t worry. We’ve seen this before. He never works out. They’ll get back together). Heartbreak alert!

Yay, they gave Aunt Jenna one line, before they had Alaric kiss her. Oh, I hope she makes him happy (*tear*). Cut to the second to final scene of the night. Damon admits that when he broke Jeremy’s neck, he didn’t know he had the ring (-100 points). After this revelation, Elena admits that there is no hope for any future friendship between them (Duh) and she used Damon for information about Katherine. His feelings are obviously hurt. Damon: “You and Katherine have a lot more in common than just your looks.”

Final scene: Interior: Caroline’s bedroom.

Caroline: “Elena?”

Katherine: “Nope, guess again.”

Caroline: “Katherine.”

Katherine: “Don’t be frightened. We’re gonna have so much fun together.”

The Vampire Diaries

What did you think of Thursday’s episode? What do you think will happen next? Tell me in the comments!

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