TV Rewind: The Vampire Diaries – “By the Light of the Moon”

Have you seen this werewolf?

Source: The Vampire Diaries Blood Falls

Oh, Vampire Diaries. How you tease. Making me think that we were in for a sexy (Yet, wrong. Yes, definitely wrong) cave romp between Stefan and Katherine and then . . .Β  such a tease. But why should I expect anything less from you? You surprise me every week and always keep me guessing. Caroline and Tyler? Wow. That was heartbreaking. Elijah? What the hell was all that about? You are the show that makes me continually say “What the?” in every scene. And I thank you for it. Now let’s get to this recap, because I have some things to say to you. For those of who you’ve seen last nights episode, you can skip right ahead. The rest of you have to lock yourself up in the Lockwood’s underground werewolf cellar, because this is a SPOILER ALERT!

Here we go. Are you ready? We open up to a desperate Tyler, trying to get a hold of poor dead werewolf Uncle Mason. The video of Mason’s first transformation plays in the background (That’s a lot of screaming How could he keep listening to that?). Cut to Mason’s former living establishment in Florida, where Mason’s “friend” (Who are you?) listens to Tyler’s plea and his recognition of the upcoming full moon. Why, she looks suspicious. Especially, when she shows up at the Lockwood mansion looking for the werewolf. She tells Tyler and his mom that Mason never made it back to Florida, making him officially a missing person (We know where he is. Chuckle).

At Elena’s, Bonnie tries to go over the plan to break the spell from the moonstone, but all Elena can think about is getting Stefan out of the tomb. Bonnie has to agree with Stefan’s plan (About keeping Elena away from him). After Jeremy and Bonnie leave Elena’s room, she takes the moonstone, in what we can only figure as some kind of half-baked scheme to sacrifice herself to Klaus. Elena only get’s down the stairs with her plan, seeing as Bonnie and Jeremy set her up. They knew exactly what she would do, so Bonnie put a little spell on her; leaving her unable to leave the Gilbert house (Good thinking).

Snarky Damon makes an appearance (Love him) and tells Elena that he is her babysitter for the night, but our good friend Alaric calls him and tells him that there is a change of plans. Someone is looking for Mason and they need to find more info on her. Like if she is a werewolf or not? That phone call she made to mystery person #1 didn’t help her case. At the Grill, Alaric tries to make a move on Mason’s friend (Jules) and buys her a drink. Damon is there to interrupt the scene, and Alaric is there to empty some wolfsbane into Jules alcoholic beverage. Using his semi-false charming self, Damon flirts with the new girl in hopes a secret will be revealed. All night she never sips the maybe-poison, until Damon finally (And gracefully) forces her to. In an instant, she knows the game being played (She is a werewolf). Jules knew Damon was a vampire the whole time and his tricky ways. She tells him that it was a bad idea crossing her, and he has been marked (What does that mean?).

After last week’s channeling mishap between Bonnie and Luca (I don’t like him. I don’t like him one bit), she makes an effort to apologize. He forgives her rather quickly and the two bond over witch stuff. Luca’s father is a collector of spell books – or rather a collector of other witches spell books. Seeing this, Bonnie asks Luca if he could help her release the spell from the moonstone, without giving him any specifics. He agrees to help her. Later that night, the two set up for the spell. They are seemingly successful with the plan as the stone bursts into a million pieces. Bonnie believes the spell is broken. Only, I wasn’t convinced. Were you? And I was right. Luca goes back home and gives the intact moonstone to his father, rather reluctantly (Is he a good guy, after all?).

Meanwhile, Caroline is helping Tyler prepare for the full moon. She watches as he puts the chains in place and strips “I don’t think it’s like the Hulk, where I get to keep my pants” (Thanks Tyler for lightening up the room before things become really gloomy). He starts to drink the wolfsbane that Caroline brought for him. He chokes and spits it out. The pain begins. Tyler shouts in pain. Caroline goes to him and vows to stay with him. He’s still in pain. She holds him and cry’s. He holds on to her. She holds on to him. I cry. She cry’s. He cry’s. I cry, again. We’re all a blubbering mess. Then it happens. Bones shift and break. Tyler becomes a werewolf. He tries his hardest to get out of his restraints. Closer and closer he gets to Caroline. She makes a dash towards the door, and escapes before he can get to her. Time passes. Nothing happens. Caroline goes back down to see what’s happening. Tyler is human once again. She goes to him and holds him. And the cycle repeats itself. I cry. She cry’s He cry’s. Then I wonder why I’m crying. I’m anti-werewolf. What’s happening to me?!

Now it’s time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for since last week. At the tomb, Stefan refuses a little blood pick-me-up from Damon, because he figures that he would have to give some to Katherine. She then uses her bitch vampire seduction ways to tease Stefan about how he’s going to feel once all the blood is gone from his system. He makes a quick comeback, but Katherine teases him further. She takes off her dress (Slut) and taunts him further. She describes what will happen, since Damon is finally in the picture while he (Stefan) is out. Damon will finally get what he wants . . . Elena. She thinks the two should make the best of it. She forces a kiss on him, he begins to back away, but stops (What?). He leans further into her rough kiss (No!). She takes off his shirt (No!), and he slams her against a wall while kissing her neck (Hell no!). Then Stefan wakes up (Say what?). Katherine planted the thought while Stefan took a cat nap (Oh, good. Cause that was just awkward and wrong. Awkward. And wrong). Such a tease. He is still faithful to Elena. I have to say, after last weeks preview I was ready to hate Stefan. Now I just hate Katherine more. I can so deal with that.

Cut to the Gilbert house where Aunt Jenna (Hey. You got 2 lines this episode) recruits Elena into helping gather some documents from the Historical Society for . . . Elijah (Whaaat?). After successfully managing to gather an invitation inside the house (Stupid, Aunt Jenna. Stupid), Elijah finally confronts Elena face to face. He’s not there to kill her. He tells her that if he wanted to, he would have done it already, but he didn’t. Elijah wants to protect her. If the news got out that the doppelgΓ€nger is alive, then there would be a long list of vampires out for Elena, “And I can’t have that.” Elijah admits that he doesn’t want the curse broken. Why? He won’t say. But he does say that the reason why he wants Elena safe, is because he wants to draw out Klaus. He offers Elena a deal. Elijah will keep her family and friends safe, if Elena keeps her self out of harms way so Elijah can get to him first – to kill him. She gives a counter-offer. She will agree to keep still (And not sacrifice herself) if he can get Stefan out of the tomb (Smart). Elijah makes good on his deal and Stefan is free. Elijah promises that Katherine will pay for her actions (Leave that bitch in the tomb! Oh, good. He does). “Goodbye, Katherine.” Stefan runs home to Elena and the make-out session begins. I think their time apart is over. I can’t help be happy and sad at the same time. I glad their together again, but part of me wants that Delena affair to happen . . . and soon.

Damon comes back home to find a visitor. Rose. She apologizes for running and admits she has nowhere else to go. He shoves her off, but there is a noise. A window is broken. They hear it. A werewolf. It shows its teeth and makes a lunge for our hunky friend, Damon. But Rose moves between them. The wolf pounces on Rose and rips into her shoulder. Damon stabs the wolf, but it runs away unscathed. Damon goes to the injured Rose, but she begins to heal. There is no curse (What? Huh?). She starts crying as Damon comforts her. Later, Rose tells him that she will do anything to help Elena, because that’s what friends do. She wants to be friends – until Damon pulls her in for a deep kiss (Just friends with Damon? Impossible). He begins to pull her robe off her shoulder, then he see’s it. The bite. The pain. The wound is back . . .

The Vampire Diaries

What? A cliffhanger? Not Fair! Especially, since The Vampire Diaries doesn’t return to our television screens until January 27th. That’s right. Hellatus has officially begun. And you can be sure that an all new recap will be waiting for you when it returns. Until then my friends. Lock your doors and don’t let any vampires in . . . unless their hot.

What did you think of last nights episode? What will happen to Rose? Are Stefan and Elena finally back together? Is Elijah what he says he is? Will Bonnie find out about Luca? Will Tyler make a move on Caroline? Tell me in the comments!

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. miseryofmidnight says:

    AWESOME EPISODE!! My heart almost jumped out of my chest when I saw Elijah. Jeez Jenna, welcome wagon much? God forbid this woman throws a party, the invitations will probably span entire towns over.

    This show also had the most awesome quotable lines. Ever. “Tell your face”, “Vampire Barbie”, “having the good sense to be frightened”, “I find hilarity in the lengths I need to go to to save your life”…man the list goes on.

    I have to say. A lot of ppl don’t like Rose but as far as I see it, she has a good heart and looks out for her friends; but she is scared -hey running FOREVER ain’t fun. Damon has (FINALLY) made an emotional attachment to another person (to Rose) and the fact that he might (will) lose a friend will seriously affect him. Watching the preview of him bargaining with Jules to find a cure (to help Rose), I felt kinda sad.

    And talking of sad…whoa Tyler. Awesome performance. BTW What do you think of the Tyler/Caroline relationship? IMO, too sweet and absolutely adorable but i feel when he finds out she lied about being the only vampire, Mason and the fact that their whole friendship was based on a lie – the sh*t will hit the fan.

    Sidenote-man i wished u watched Nikita. It’s getting better and better. Last night’s episode was a shocker!! Oh well, your loss πŸ™‚

    1. I know. This whole second season has either been super fantastic or less super fantastic. Definitely trumps season 1. The “I find hilarity in the lengths I need to go to, to save your life” had to be one of the best lines of the night – maybe even of the season. Between VD and Supernatural, there are enough great one-liners to last an entire lifetime. I like Rose too. She seems to be good for Damon, but I sense heartbreak in the very near future. Even if they do find a cure, sooner or later I bet Elena’s going to come running and Damon will drop her like a hot potato. I actually hope that they do find a cure, because she kind of brings something more to the show. I like the relationship that she has with Damon. I just wish we saw more of it.

      Tyler. Wow. That was a great and sad performance. I don’t know what to think about his relationship with Caroline. I like her with Matt, but when she was caring for him, they just seemed to fit. It was weird. I agree, once Tyler finds out about everything things are not going to be good. But because of his close ties with Caroline, I don’t think he’ll take it out on anyone else, except himself.

      Nikita, huh? Well, I promise I’ll try to watch an episode sooner or later. πŸ˜‰

  2. setinmotion says:

    Love it love it love! You’re style of writing is UNBELIEVABLE. And that’s in a good way. Haha I pretty much agree on every front about what you said. First off, I’m all for Stelena (but not really. That’s a lie, but then again I was sad when they broke up (sorta)). But I agree, hurry up Elena and Damon. We can all feel the sexual tension and the love and the want. Plus hes a bad guy that she is slowly changing into the hero…Sigh.
    Second, HA! Team vampire? Thank goodness. Does that mean you AREN”T in love with Taylor/Jacob? I’m rather over everyone loving him. Lame. ALthough I don’t mind Tyler this season, largely because he is less of a douche, and you can’t help but feel sorry for him when he’s arm is twisting in horrible directions etc etc.
    Third, hahaha poor poor Jenna. She really doesnt have much of a part anymore? which is a bit sad because overall she isn’t annoying in any shape or form.
    Love it! Please check out my website its similar to yours, but im more of a book/tv nerd πŸ™‚

    PS MiseryofMidnight interesting point about the whole Tyler/Caroline relationship and the vampires thing. Why hasn’t he asked her how she was changed in the first place?!?!

    1. Thank you so so much! πŸ™‚

      You know, I don’t mind Stefan and Elena as a couple, except that their kind of boring sometimes. I just see more chemistry between her and Damon. Plus, I think seeing their relationship unfold into more will be extremely interesting. And yes, Elena and Damon need to get together and quick! I’m dying of anticipation over here. πŸ˜‰

      I’m definitely Team Vampire. Jacob who? Lol. As for Tyler, I do like how their developing his character and his relationship with Caroline this season.

      What can I say about Aunt Jenna? Hmmm … poor girl, so oblivious to everything around her. At least she’s got Alaric to keep her warm at night. πŸ˜‰

      Of course, I’m definitely going to check out your blog!

      1. setinmotion says:

        Yeah I’m in the same boat with you on that one. I WAS sad when they had to break up, and if they did break up I think I’d want it to be on amicable terms…ie not that Damon sweeps her off her feet.

        I SO want Delena to happen but I’m a bit worried that if it does it might ruin the series a little. Do you agree? ATM its clearly a love triangle and with Stefan out of the picture its a bit like hmmm…unless someone comes to occur him that is πŸ™‚

        HOORAY! You’re the first person in AGES who doesn’t like Jacob. Stupid films. Everyone loves Edward in the books but are so distracted by Taylor Lautner’s abs. GRRR.

        haha I’m a big fan of Alaric. Ahhh, how far Matt Davis has come since he was that douche in Legally Blonde.

        1. I don’t think it will ruin the series, it might be a bit weird for a while. Relationships on this show turn around so fast that I don’t think it will be that bad, if they write it well.

          Haha! Me. Like Jacob? Hell no! Lol. I love Edward in the books and in the movie. Well actually, I think I only like RPattz, but it counts right? πŸ˜‰ Edward in the movies is kind of a downer (Of course, that’s because of another reason (*points at KStew and her horrible acting) lol. Okay, please don’t say your a KStew lover, because then I’ll feel real bad for that crack. If not, then I’m sticking to it. πŸ˜‰

          Oh My Damon! I am so Team Alaric. I know, I keep seeing Legally Blonde on TV and seeing him in it just freaks me out.

  3. setinmotion says:

    Hmm yeah…I think so too. Although I would be devastated if Delena happened and then they didn’t last. Would kinda put me off the show to be honest…I do wonder what will cause Stelena to end though…

    YAY! I agree with you on all fronts. I think what I like least about Jacob is that he is so PUSHY. In the books Bella is like I dont like you like that I dont I dont I dont and hes like sure….and then tries to kiss her. UGH!

    And I agree, although I like RPatz when hes Edward, he looks like too much of a bum when he’s not in character haha. And don’t feel bad, Kristen Stewart is a hag. And I don’t say that lightly. She can’t act, she’s unhappy in real life and doesn’t appreciate RPatz OR Fame. “I feel like I’ve been raped.” Ugh don’t get me started…

    Haha, they definitely need more Alaric!! Should we incessantly send letters to Kevin Williamson perhaps?

  4. miseryofmidnight says:

    Well SOME people have been having conversations without me! Totally fine except you ventured into Twilight territory and I refuse to put in my 2 cents cuz God knows where that will lead. Alaric Saltzman. That is such a sexy name! He needs more lines for sure. hopefully one liner Jenna isn’t rubbing off of him. I like him wielding weapons but I wonder what could happen to make his character more interesting. The whole dead wife (not really) storyline has run it’s course IMO.

    Speaking of relationships – not to turn TVD into a total soap opera but down the road couldn’t you see a Damon and Bonnie pairing? They have very strong (love to hate you) feelings towards each other and that is very often a jumping off point for relationship development. Plus they’re both kinda intense, so that could be interesting; but yes for now we can stick to Jeronnie (still not feeling that name Kim).

    1. Hahahaha! You’ve missed out on a lot. I can talk about Twilight all day, but I restrain myself here. Wouldn’t want 5 Twilight posts a day, do we? πŸ˜‰ Alaric. Oh, my. Beautiful, beautiful man who needs more lines and definitely more shirtless scenes, we all can agree on that. Yes, we really need more back-story on him.

      Bonnie and Damon? Hmmm . . . I do see chemistry there and I wouldn’t be surprised if somewhere down the road they explored that love/hate relationship. That might be really interesting – something like he has with Rose, but with more face slaps and angry makeout sessions. I’m good with that. πŸ™‚ Yes, we need Bonnie and Jeremy to get together NOW! We still have to wait till the end of January to get a new episode 😦

      I know. Jeronnie isn’t working. I’ll keep trying. πŸ˜‰

  5. setinmotion says:

    hahaha sorry! It’s your fault for not logging onto the internet more often πŸ™‚ And yes, well have to refrain but showing our true twihard colours otherwise we might come across as desperate 14 year olds…(im assuming you guys AREN’T fourteen? Because otherwise this makes things awkward…)

    Hmm, well I think the dead wife story is coming back, since Katherine said to contact Isobel. Although it has been too long and I can’t remember WHY…So perhaps that could lead to something? Otherwise Alaric should have more badass, I’m killing all the bad vampires sorta spree.

    What do you think will happen to one liners Jenna and Matt? I don’t mind either of them but they aren’t really contributing and part of me feels like they are there just so everyone is obsessed with the supernatural.

    NOOOO!!! To be honest…and don’t hate me. I don’t particularly like Bonnie. I dunno, she is sooo judgmental with the whole “im not going to choose sides” etc, which is her way of just making Elena feel bad. So it would be a bit hypocritical if anyone happened between her and Damon, you know? Plus I can kinda see her character becoming less and less involved if her music career takes off…

    If it helps I’m sure Delena would include sexy violence. Elena does get annoyed by Damon a fair bit…

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