With a Little Help From My Friends
NEWS ALERT! Kim the FanGirl will not be making an opening statement this week. Officials say the omission has been caused by recent events involving History teachers, hunters, and long-awaited cliffhangers. Stand by for your regularly scheduled programing. You’ve been warned. This is a SPOILER ALERT.
With gradation soon approaching, it’s time to focus on the important things, like controlling emotions, brutal revenge, and Pilates. Though Elena is cured of her ridiculous obsession with unemotional aloofness, thanks to Stefan (Dude!), she has only one seriously unsuitable goal in mind: killing Katherine. She has her reasons, of course. Good reasons, seeing as the Vampire Bitch did kill her brother/cousin. However, everyone is against the idea. Why? We have no idea. Yeah, Elena might suffer from a nervous breakdown after, but weren’t we expecting that anyway? Still, Stefan has put his foot down, and he means business. Besides, Elena is acting a bit funny. Seriously, what’s with the attitude, Elena? It’s getting harder to differentiate between you and your evil alter ego. Rage is not a good look on you, Sweetie. I miss the overly emotional, self-sacrificing Elena, as hard as it is to believe. Hopefully, Stefan can whip your butt into shape before the episode is through; and I don’t just mean with the workouts and whatnot. Girl, you really need to take a chill pill.
Bonnie Bennett, on the other hand, have you looked in the mirror lately? I mean, could you be any creepier? The super-witch has been all business, tethering Katherine to her – who just happens to have the headstone needed for THE spell – making sure the devious vamp stays on the straight and narrow until Katherine’s request can be accepted. You know, the one where Bonnie promised Katherine true immortality. Yeah, I don’t get it either; but that’s what she wants and that is what Katherine’s going to get. Maybe. Probably not. Bonnie’s hard work (?) linking the Expression triangle (A.k.a. Connecting the three locations where three mass murders were committed, so she can unlock the door to the other side) seems to have paid off, though. The veil is down, creating an apocalyptic like storm in Mystic Falls.
Stupid, though he sometimes can be, Stefan brilliantly – Okay, maybe not so brilliantly – uncovered Boring Bonnie’s final destination by himself: Mystic High. With Caroline, Damon, and Elena (Whose brilliant idea was that? Oh. Oops) as his backup, the team begins their search for the witch, before she can escort every dead supernatural creature into their small town. As one would assume, that would be a very bad idea. Sort of. Little did they know . . .
With Elena hell-bent on getting to Katherine, Damon knows that Elena has the potential to screw up their plan with her murderous intent. He orders her to stay put and she shoves a stake in his abdomen. Not very lady-like, you must admit. Luckily, in his time of need, his best buddy is there to help him. No, I don’t mean Stefan. I mean, ALARIC FREAKIN’ SALTZMAN! Oh, how we missed you.
It’s around this same time that Bonnie finally realizes linking herself to Katherine was a really bad idea. Elena – free of her babysitters – finds her foe rather easily, making her death a slow torture. Too slow, actually. Stefan stops Elena before she can do any real damage to Katherine or to Bonnie. Stefan lays on the guilt, making her realize that she can’t avoid loosing someone she knows and loves. She has to face her grief and she has to do it now. Elena hits back. Literally. She slaps Stefan in the face, a little too late to make a difference.
Unfortunately, some of the other ghosts aren’t out for a little fun on the town and a hug like “This Show Was Better When I Was On It” Alaric. Poor Rebekah had been so close to romancing Matt, but what do you know? Her dead brother walks in. Looking for Elena, I might add. Matt tries to delay the Original, but it’s all for naught. Kol spikes a half-broken bottle at the human, effectively ending their brief conversation. Rebekah leaves to grab a first aid kit – Matt denying her vampy help – but finds something rather surprising. Caroline. Brainwashed. Repeatedly cutting herself. Which means . . .
Silas has some serious freaky-deaky power. The super-old immortal has been toying with Bonnie this whole time, making her see what he wants her to see, who he wants her to see. Caroline. Stefan. Alaric. Creepy looking guy. Her mind isn’t safe. No one is safe, especially Bonnie. Silas takes away her breath, forcing her to drop to her knees in pain. Only, it’s make-believe. It isn’t real. Grandma Bennett appears to her protégé, reminding her how strong she is, how easily she can defeat Silas; the ancient whose Alaric meatsuit was no match for Damon. He grabs onto the ancient with a weirdly convenient rope of iron, allowing Bonnie to work her magic. She turns him into stone.
Later that night, Elena gives up. She falls onto Jeremy’s grave, crying, unwilling to move on. She doesn’t want to move on. She just wants her brother back and Kol just wants revenge. He gives her a much-needed ass kicking, monologueing in the process. Which, as all evil doers should know, is a one way street to decapitation. Jeremy appears just in time, distracting him so Stefan can kill him. Elena clings to her brother, finally at peace, finally able to put her emotions right. They say goodbye for one last time. Or until some other loon tries to bring back the dead. Speaking of . . . Bonnie thinks it’s a grand ol’ idea to get Jeremy back for good. Of course, it isn’t. She dies trying to bring him back. Really, she dies. No, I’m serious. Bonnie dies. I’m not kidding. Bonnie is dead. She may or may not be a ghost, but who really knows at this point. The thing is, when she died, um. Well, she might not have put the veil back up. No! Don’t freak out. I’m sure it’s only temporary. I mean, it’s not like the writers would actually allow Alaric and Lexi (Lexi!) to stay. Even though we all really, really, really, want that. Pshaw! That would never happen. They would, however, allow three mostly evil dead hunters stay for an episode – create some drama. Plus, they might also try to shove the cure down Elena’s throat. No! Stop shouting. I’m sure that won’t happen. Right?
The Vampire Diaries
Be sure to come back next week for the Season 4 Finale and an important announcement from Moi!
What did you think of this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries? What was your favorite scene? Favorite line? What did you think of that cliffhanger? Did you think Bonnie would ever die? Is she a ghost? Will she stay around for a while? How much fun was it so see Alaric again? What about Lexi? Do you think Lexi and Stefan make a better couple than Stefan and Elena? Is Silas gone for good? Will Elena take the cure? What are the hunters after? Tell me in the comments!