Have you seen this werewolf?
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 . . . 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 doppelgänger 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!