The Vampire Diaries: A Prank Night to Remember (PHOTO RECAP)

What a terrific season finale! It seems kind of weird that The Vampire Diaries' third season only lasted five episodes. Maybe it's the economy? I don't know. But hey, at least those were five great episodes! Anyway, this season finale had it all: huge suspense, insane stakes, shocking deaths, and surprising twists. How will Season 4 even top it? It's anybody's guess, see you next September! Byeeee!

Haha you got moded, this episode wasn't the season finale at all! It just SEEMED that way. Man, can you believe all that stuff happened in just a normal episode? It was nuts! You know what makes me so mad, though? There are people out there who aren't even watching this thing. It's not that they're not watching, it's that they'll GET to watch this show later on when it's all out on DVD and they can just marathon the whole season rather than go week-to-week like us martyrs. Doesn't that make you so angry? Ugh, my blood is BOILING just thinking about it. I am so jealous of these imaginary people right now I can hardly stand it.

Anyway, the episode. It all began in the middle of the night at the worst educational facility south of the Mason-Dixon line.

First of all: Is that a FRUITOPIA machine in the hallway? Didn't Fruitopia get discontinued in like 1996? Already I'm confused.

But LOOK who's working out in the world's tiniest gym with the LIGHTS OFF? Matt. This is pretty much typical Matt stuff right here, all poor and sneaking into public facilities to blast his pecs. I'm still pretty sure he lives at Mystic Grill and gets his mail sent to the gas station or whatever.

But then Matt heard a mysterious noise and saw a mysterious shadow. So, because he's the only person left in his circle of friends who can easily be killed, he decided to go investigate.

WHOOPS! He accidentally set off dozens of mouse traps that were being carefully laid out onto the floor in PITCH BLACKNESS by his friends! What a total rube.

Apparently it was Senior Prank Night, an annual tradition that always takes place the night before the first day of school. Remember last year's first day of school, when Elena had that prank played on her where a vampire followed her around after having witnessed her parents die? THAT WAS THE ULTIMATE PRANK. Anyway, this year it was Elena's turn to pay the prankery forward, and is it just me, or was she in a super chipper mood? Maybe she finally got over that mass murderer she spent the summer pining away for?

But then UH-OH. She came face-to-face with Klaus! And it was only the cold open still! This show just skipped right ahead to the part where Klaus knew about Elena's existence and also tracked her down. We were in the hands of professionals, basically.

Somewhere along the highway were the modern day Micky and Mallory:

Damon ended up pushing Katherine away because she just "doesn't do it for him anymore." I object to this sentiment because Katherine is awesome. But oh well! Damon's loss.

Stefan was NOT thrilled about having been repeatedly murdered throughout the day and he took his frustrations out on a one-thousand-year-old vampire.

Stabbed in the heart with a crowbar! It turned out Rebekah is a major badass? Not only was she very intelligent and witty, she was SUPER PETTY. Apparently she wasn't much of a fan of Stefan's ex.

Meanwhile in the gym, the perfect prank was being set up by the school's remaining eight or nine seniors.

The ol' cups-of-water-on-the-basketball-court trick! But then a very uncool older dude just barged in and threatened to rat everyone out?

I find it kind of hilarious that Klaus doesn't even bother compelling people anymore. Witnesses aren't even a problem for him apparently. Anyway most of them ran off, except for two people he'd met before:

Dana, the only other named character in town. But then also someone named "CHAD"? That's right, Klaus knew him by name. HOW exactly? Did they spend some quality time together when Klaus was in Alaric's body? I'm suspicious, you guys. Consider this one more piece of evidence in my dossier that Klaus is on the DL.

Elena was nervous that Klaus would kill them. Why, because Stefan should be the one to do it? Relax, Elena. They'll be dead soon.

Meanwhile at some rest stop, Damon pulled a classic Damon move and threw their car keys into the woods.

Katherine was NOT happy about it.

This blind joyride had gone on long enough and Damon wanted some ANSWERS. So Katherine proceeded to explain the strangest plan imaginable:

Classic Katherine! But anyway, hey Jeremy! Look at him in there, just sleeping peacefully like an angel (for nine hours?)

Come on, Caroline, this was just gross. Honey on the doorknob? You're better than that. Maybe she was just having an off day because she was so concerned about Matt's loneliness.

Tyler had a nice moment where he first questioned why she still cared about Matt so much, and then admitted that Caroline is basically just a superior person to anyone else. Which is TRUE. They were definitely moving from friends-with-benefits territory into full-blown romance, a status made official by their gentle forehead touch:

DING DING DING! They are in a relationship! Yay, they are great.

Uh-oh. Rebekah interrupted their makeout session with some mischief in her eye.

She was werewolf hunting!

Over at the swimming pool, Matt admitted to Bonnie that his life has changed a lot in the past year. Bonnie was super patronizing, like, "Yeah, this must be so hard for you." I think it was probably just the first time Bonnie hadn't felt like the saddest person in the room and she was living it up. Poor Matt, though! It's not easy being a regular mortal in this town.

Meanwhile Vicki was following Matt around all day, but he wasn't about to hear a ghost.

Moments later Vicki and Matt went into the gym, only to find that the whole gang had been forcibly assembled and Klaus had a very special magic trick he wanted to share.

My new favorite recurring thing on this show is how easy it is to force people to swallow blood. I don't know, you'd think it'd be pretty easy to NOT swallow, but that's Vampire Diaries for you. Everyone's just protestin' while guzzlin'.

And he KILLED Tyler! CRAZY, right?! I was simply LIVID. Our dear sweet, precious Tyler! We knew Klaus' hybrid experiments hadn't worked in the past, so suddenly there was a ticking clock on Tyler's life. But the stakes were crazy: Either Tyler was going to die, or else he'd be resurrected as a vampire-werewolf hybrid? What was even going ON? I really thought Tyler was a goner, and I had already gotten out my nice stationery to write a letter to the president about it.

His friends were pretty upset too. Understandable!

I loved how pissed-off Matt looked. It takes A LOT to rile him up, so you could tell Klaus had really stepped over the line as far as Matt was concerned.

In a nice follow-up to the finale, Klaus fingered Bonnie as having been the powerful witch who prevented Elena's death. But instead of getting revenge, he merely tasked her with figuring out how to save Tyler, and he gave her twenty minutes to do so. Unbeknownst to him, Bonnie no longer had her ancestors' powers (plus they were ignoring her), so Bonnie was NOT having a good night, basically.

Rebekah was super catty with Elena when she finally got to see her. She even mentioned the Original Doppelganger, and the assertion that she was much prettier than Elena. How rude!

Then Rebekah whisked Tyler's body away somewhere. Not sure why. "Don't ask questions." -The Vampire Diaries.

So then Katherine FINALLY revealed her plan: They'd use Jeremy to talk to Anna's ghost, as Anna had once learned how to kill Klaus from her mother Pearl. I got my hopes up for a second that we'd get to actually SEE Pearl, but nope! Oh well.

Anyway, Stefan finally dragged himself off the pavement and stumbled into the gymnasium where he pathetically attempted to apologize to Klaus for having lied to him.

So right off the bat Stefan was put to the test and he basically listened to Elena's urges not to do it:

UNFORTUNATELY, Klaus simply back-handed Elena across the gym floor and then compelled Stefan to follow his commands.

So then it was curtains for Dana and "Chad."

R.I.P. Not Now Dana (2011-2011).

Back at the rest stop (wait, why were they at a rest stop? Why did they leave Mystic Falls before consulting Anna? Anyway...) Anna was like, no way, nuh-uh. She HATED Katherine for getting her mom locked in a tomb for a century. Fair enough!

Luckily Damon is not above beating information out of people, and the ghost of Anna quickly relented. Do you want to know how to kill Klaus? Drumroll please... Some other dude knows how to kill Klaus. That is how to kill Klaus! In this case it's a vampire vampire-hunter. That's right, a vampire who hunts vampires. Anna claimed that if they awaken him he'd kill not only Klaus but all other vampires in the vicinity. Seems weird, but cool!

Meanwhile at the pool, Matt was having ghostly encounters of his own. Specifically, some ghost had strewn his junk all over the pool deck and tossed his car keys into the deep end. Vicki was RUDE!

Um, SO. As much as I love this episode, here was easily the dumbest plotline I've maybe ever seen? The ghost of Vicki literally just TYPED A MESSAGE TO HIM. Yet Matt still felt he needed to "communicate" with her by drowning himself?

WHY ON EARTH? This made NO sense! Don't get me wrong, it was great TV. But WHAT?

Anyway. Yeah, so he drowned.

So this was DEFINITELY a Fruitopia machine. Look, they forgot to cover the logo on the side. Also, was this the same Fruitopia machine that Bonnie busted up all bad when she fought Klaus-in-Alaric? Or are there MULTIPLE Fruitopia machines in this high school? What is the student-to-Fruitopia Machine ratio at this school? 2:1? 1:1?

Anyway, all I can think about when I see this thing are those kaleidoscopic new agey ads that Fruitopia plastered all over MTV back in 1995.

Oh, whoops. Yeah, Bonnie dove into the pool and saved Matt. I bet she was STOKED that he expected her to drag a 180-lb grown man out of a swimming pool, but also she had to get her hair wet? Man, so much L.A. Looks hair gel was in that swimming pool now.

So then, yeah. Matt saw Vicki on The Other Side. And she had like the simplest, dumbest message to impart to him. "Elena should have died during Klaus' ceremony." Duh! Thanks, Vicki. Couldn't she have texted it or something?

Anyway, Matt came back to life, which is good because Matt is a nice guy. I bet that pool water wasn't so fun to ingest though.

So again, very exciting, but completely stupid. Sorry. It's true.

Meanwhile in some science lab, Tyler woke up and Caroline broke the news about the fact he was turning into a vampire.

Also he was dying. You could tell this Rebekah broad was starting to really get on their nerves.

Meanwhile, Bonnie's time was up to resolve the broken curse, so it was time for Stefan to attack Elena (per Klaus' compulsion).

Elena pointed out that Caroline's dad was able to overcome his compulsion through sheer mindpower. Because sure, when it comes to vampires why have any rules at all? Anyway, if Stefan really LOVED Elena, he'd be able to fight it. No pressure!

The best Stefan could do was give her a head start, and then he struggled to not chase her.

Pretty much the only thing he could think to do was murder himself. Interesting tactic! Unfortunately Klaus intervened.

Not only that, but he "compelled" Stefan to shut off his emotions entirely.

And then he proceeded to attack Elena. The reason I put "compelled" in scare quotes was this: When Klaus compelled him, I took a good look at Stefan's pupil and it didn't dilate. Same thing happened with Bill Forbes when Damon failed to compel him. At the time I noticed it, and it looked like the same thing here. So yeah, I am suggesting that Stefan's putting on a huge, elaborate charade in order to trick Klaus. He wants Elena to be genuinely afraid, much in the way they wanted her to believe Bonnie was genuinely dead that one time. Plus, Katherine was able to evade Klaus' compulsion by drinking vervain. Wouldn't Stefan have to be crazy to not have been drinking vervain just in case? I don't have all the answers, only shaky theories. But still. I'm calling it as Stefan just being a good actor.

Anyway, back to the hybrid stuff: Klaus heard Matt and Bonnie talking and realized that if the Original Witch wanted Elena dead, then she should remain alive (Klaus was enemies with the Original Witch). Not only that, but drinking Elena's blood was the key to "completing" the hybrid. So, Tyler had to take a shot of it:

Success! So now Klaus had what he wanted and Elena was to remain alive. PROTECTED, even. Win-win! But also: Whoa, Tyler is a HYBRID now. Holy moly.

How scary was the part where Elena woke up in the hospital, but the nurse was instructed to TAKE her blood?

That was pretty freaky.

Rebekah started asking Klaus some tough questions. Mainly why the hybrid curse has been his white whale all these years.

He was basically just like, "I'm lonely." Poor Klaus!

But then Damon showed up to start some trouble.

Apparently Klaus is so spooked by the vampire hunter that he high-tailed it out of there immediately. No big deal, nothing to be worried about, Damon!

Then a really pleasant song started playing and everyone got heartfelt:

Damon carrying someone is always the best.

Speaking of the best: Two people were in a much better mood all of a sudden.

To her credit, Caroline was totally weirded out by Tyler's newfound joy in being dead. Kind of seems like there'll be some trouble on the horizon for these lovebirds!

Also it was genuinely nice when Matt finally got to see Vicki. Now HE has the gift too! But also, do you think it's important that Vicki's ghost is The Darkness? Or was that just a mean thing Anna said because that's how ghosts insult each other?

Back at the mansion, Damon was trying to cheer Elena up with some booze.

I don't know, this show loves not SAYING there's love on Elena's part, but her face seemed pretty definitive to me. Haha just kidding, Delena fans, I still don't think this will ever happen. First of all, check out the new jerky roommate who just moved in!

Haha, Jerk Stefan is gonna be the BEST! He's probably always going to leave his dishes in the sink and order too many Pay-Per-View movies. Just a total jerk who doesn't even CARE anymore.

Elsewhere Jeremy and Katherine (cool combo! Seriously!) were knockin' on tomb doors.

Hey Michael! It's Michael the Vampire Vampire Hunter, you guys. This should be interesting!

 

Amazing episode. Amazing season so far. What did YOU think?

 

QUESTIONS:
... Will Stefan overcome his compulsion, or is he faking it?
... Does Rebekah have an agenda of her own?
... What will become of Tyler?
... Who cleaned up the bodies in the gym? Or will they just be considered a prank?

 

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Ha! I just realised that the person who plays Rebekah and the one who plays Faye in Secret Circle used to be on the same show in Australia! Used to <3 that show so much lol. and now they're both on the CW. Anyways LOVE your recaps!!
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I love your recaps!I read them over and over again!

P.S. I thought I should remind you to update your photo recap treasury because it doesn't include this episode.Please do the recap on Brave new world (ep.202) ASAP.Since you're a big Caroline fan (me too) I 'm looking forward to reading your review of the episode that she becomes a vampire!!!
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That was such a great episode!!!

don't you guys think that this Michael guy looks similar to Carolines dad???And was that guy, back in the 20's who was asking Stephan if he has seen Klaus...was that Michael???hmm, have a closer look (:

I think it would be quite funny if Stefans compulsion would actually work. I just hope it doesn't start like the start of TVD. which would mean, that Stefan and Damon just switched roles now...



Hahaaaa, and isn't it funny that Tyler doesn't want to feed on blood all the time, after he went through transmisson???



Thanks for the recap!!!! was great!
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Priceee! Jasmine Guy, and Pearl will also come back to TVD for one episode!! :D
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Yes, yes, dies sometime this season and the bodies just evaporated
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Lol! what would it be of Vampire Diaries without Price's recaps???

Very funny as usual.

1. I hadn't thought about it but now that you mention it, he MAY be faking. I hope so! But have a really great master plan seems more like a Damon stuff. Except that now he is just boring a stupid with all his "Elena" mood going on.

2. Rebekah MUST have a plan of her own, Klaus killed her and she just wakes up like nothing? She better get revenge if she wants to stay as a part of the "cool characters club"

3. Tyler just moved up on the rank... And possibly took Damon's place (now that he is a loser) I hope we makes a great use of his hybrid status.

4. That probably was the best prank in the history of Mystic Falls.
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That episode was the greatest. But how did Katherine know Jeremy could see dead people? I must have missed something.
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Bonnie mentioned it to her right before Katherine stole her necklace and disappeared.
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Hey, everyone, remember when they left all those bodies in the gym that one prank night? That prank was the BEST!
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Just a classic prank, totally. We've all done it, right?
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Really don't know what's better: the show itself or Price's recap!

Seriously, I may just be watching it just to see his warped perspective on it... Regardless, good job once again, bro.
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'Warped perspective'? I see where you're coming from, but it's more like the show is pretty to look at with some warped logic, and Price simply emphasizes the nonsnsical moments. As well as those genuinely nice moments. But, yeah, the show is warped. Mostly.
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LOVED THIS :)
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Only five episodes in and it seems like this might be the BEST season yet of TVD!
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Didn't Stefan and Damon start taking vervain at some point in season 2, in order to develop immunity, following Katherine's example?



Looked it up - according to TVD-wiki they start taking vervain samples in 2x12 'The Descent', and apparently in 2x14 'Crying Wolf' at least Damon shows signs of resistance to vervain, which implies that he has already begun to develop a sense of immunity by then.



If the same goes for Stefan, this would explain his being able to resist Klaus' urgent suggestion to 'turn it off'. Also means Stefan is faking it - again.



Problem: this would seriously undermine the credibility of Stefan's "struggling with his love for Elena vs compulsion to take a juicy bite from her neck" scene. Or that scene undermines this theory.. either way, some consistency issues.
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Im confused by this whole stefan being resistant to compulsion... two epsiodes ago klaus compelled him to remember knowing them in the 20's, and in then last episode that Gloria witch used vervain in her herby concoction to take information out of stefan's mind. If in fact he was drinking it regularly and building up a tolerance to it, would he not be tolerant to all forms of it, i.e. be able to drink it and touch it etc
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I miss Elijah is he coming back anytime soon, otherwise excellent episode.
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oh yes, I think he should come back!! I mean, after Klaus killed him, it should be really easy to convince him to kill Klaus?? (: sooo, c'mon Damon, Katherine and co...find Elijah and bring him back to life!!!
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best ep in this season so far :)
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Best recap ever!! Brilliant. Also best episode of vampire diaries ever! Can't wait for more. I hope that we get more of the originals soon. Perhaps michael is one of them?
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Seriously, that Fruitopia thing made my week. Your recaps generally do. Also, I feel like jerk Stefan will be tons more fun than whiny Stefan ever was.



Question: so, can all people who die then get revived see ghosts now? Or is it just a Mystic Falls thing? With Jeremy, at least, the ghost seeing was a "consequence" of the magic. And yeah, ghost texting was awesomely ludicrous. Nice job, Vampire Diaries, doing totally nonsensical things and still being super good.
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It's totally a compliment to TVD that I often don't notice the dumb things until after the episode is over. It's just so good in the moment!
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Tyler: This year is going to be THE BEST!

*camera pans to the two dead bodies ravaged in the gymnasium*



Great recaps as always. Keep up the good work. Also, it really did feel like a season finale.
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Okay, I was laughing at the fruitopia machines. Oh my god, how did you even notice that?! Haha but I've seen it at like mcdonald's, so I don't think they're completely out of business.

I am SO looking forward to Michael, I love the actor, and I hope they use him well!

And I was seriously cracking up at all the Rebekah screecaps :')
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Awesome episode! I think Stefan will overcome at some point. Rebekah definitely has her own agenda, and Tyler will now struggle with loyalty issues probably while enjoying awesome new powers. The bodies int he gym mysteriously disappear never to be seen or mentioned. I can't wait to see what happens with Michael!
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This is the first time that I can agree with ur review (the first paragraph, the rest I still thik is silly).

But I still can't believe that this was just the 5th episode.

I love this show because of the writing. I think it's one of the best I've ever seen regarding that, especially in a long season show. I'm not a teen anymore that this show is a way to prove that teenage or young-adult oriented doesn't have to be stupid and done wrong.
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I'm already a tv junkie but this show is like chocolate covered heroine! I think I stopped breathing this entire episode and an inhaler was definitely brought out by the end. I love Ripper Stefan, Bad Boy Stefan, the Stefan of the past...whatever you want to call him. He's awesome. I loved Stefan anyways but seeing the other side is kinda stellar. Kudos to Paul Wesley for trying damn hard to outshine Ian Somerhalder's perfomances this year.



Tyler was weird. I mean who jumps up from being killed and is darn near skipping down the halls with his gf like this is a typical night at school? Has to be more to that. I almost forgot that Bonnie and Matt were even friends, kinda awesome to see two of the most useless character sharing screentime together. I like Rebekah, she's this season's Katherine and she definitely has an agenda. Hey, maybe she can pull the dagger out of my man Elijah. Also it's the second time this season Alaric was missing for the entire episode, if the first case is any indicator then he'll show up next week and change up his character a bit. He's probably still mad at Damon though, or binging on Bourbon, or hungover at the Grille or the Gilbert house or something though.
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"Bollocks 2 ur PDA!" Hahaha, excellent. And I completely agree about how the show never mentions Elena's love for Damon, but it's written all over her longing looks.



1) I don't think Stefan's faking it, it seemed pretty real when Klaus intensely threw him against the wall and made him "turn it off." That being said, I do think he'll overcome it eventually, but if there's a God, it won't happen soon b/c I love douchey Stefan.



2) I think Rebekah's agenda, currently at least, consists of getting Stefan back. And making Elena & Caroline's lives a living hell. Fun stuff.



3) Tyler's gonna have some moral dilemmas ahead I think. He'll be tempted to cross over to the dark side and use his newfound powers in a not-so-cool way.



4) Hmm...Damon? That seems to be his thing. Or Caroline and her mom.



And I'd just like to mention that since Stefan's all bad now, he's probably gonna get around a ton. Him and Katherine need to get it on or him and Rebekah...or maybe the three of them in a threesome? :)
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I actually like the idea of Rebekah and Damon getting together. I can't with Delena... It's stupid on so many levels. And Damon can do better, tbh.
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these are brilliant... i look forward to reading them almost as much as the show itself!!!! rip now not dana
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Great recap! Loved it, as always :).



(That was Chad from third period! Klaus knew his name because he made him beat up Jeremy in The Last Dance.)
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Good catch! I totally forgot we'd seen him before.
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I think Stefan is faking his compulsion and it's something odd about Rebekah. Her brother killed her and she has to be pissed. So I think she has a agenda of her own.



Great episode!
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I'm wondering if Rebekah will suddenly "have a heart" and help Stefan/Elena get back together.
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i also think that stefan is fakeing the compulsion... but i am a bit surprised that klaus didn't noticed that stefan is able to resist the compulsion... 'cause otherwise klaus is really smart... i really like the character...and in this episode bonnie was more then useless...

aaaaaand about tyler... hmmm... i think he's going to enjoy beeing a hybrid more then he should... maybe become a "friend" of klaus?
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Best Episode of The Season So Far and I Think TVD is just Starting like This and By the End of The Season it will be Better and Better. If You Agree With me Thumb Me Up.
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Okee. I LOVED your recap. Gonna read it every week. Promise. Even though your first few sentences confused me like... a bit... ok, say much!! Anyways, I don't think Delena's pointless but for now I'm in love with this single moments that make my heart melt. End of story. So for Klaus' compulsion on Stefan.. I don't think dear Stef is pretending. Dead bodys? Uh.. right.. I know there'd been something I forgot.... anyways.. I guess Alaric sees them or Sheriff FOrbes or some other nice guy who likes vampires and likes the idea of them living with him and cleans up.. Uhm.. yeah I guess Klaus wants to take Ty with him (*angry caroline attacks*) buut in my mind Care and Ty are gonne have some issues themselves veery soon. He seems a little high and drunk at the same time. And about Rebekah .. of course she has an own agenda .. it's TVD after all.. everyone has his own agenda.. even if it's the raven who was meant to be killed by Damon.. *shrugs* that's fate.

However. I can't wait for the next episode. :)
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You got me there! i really thought this was the finale! i was actually googling it!! hahaha

1. I totally think Stefan is totally faking it.

2. Rebekah is one character i couldn't figure out. She wants the necklace back so bad. why?

3. I think Tyler - or Caroline is not gonna love this whole Hybrid thing

4. loooool
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I really love your photo recaps! But why are you so certain that Delena will never happen? It's called love triangle and it wouldn't be one if there is a couple and a third person that's in love with the one of the couple...
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I think they just like to tease the Delena fans.
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...Not faking and I hope he stays this way.

...Probably. Don't care as longs as she stays in the show.

...Next seasons 'Big Bad'.

...Probably the otherwise useless Sheriff.



Liking the Jeremy/Kathrine combo. Hope that Stefan stays this way. And I hope that you're wrong about Elena and Damon. Hope that Bonnie gets killed off. Hope that we see a lot more of Kathrine and Rebecca. Lots of hopes, probably all will go unfulfilled.
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Love that Klaus doesn't have ANY limits! He is awesome and unpredictable, the fact that he took away Stefan's emotions was just too great for words. I think Stefan is going to be the best he's ever been from now on. Damon and Elena are just amazing together as always. Stop hating on Delena, it can happen, just look at Buffy and Spike (it finally happened, even though it took many seasons before it did). My hope will never die! :)
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My only problem with Stefan "losing his emotions" is that sometimes being an annoying jerk counts as an emotion. He was making fun of them, etc. If he'd lost his emotions he would've been robotic and serious. Oh well.
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"Losing emotions" seems to be (in vampire-language) not being able to feel sympathy or remorse (human traits), so I was thinking that those were the things that Stefan lost.. if he was actually compelled.
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1. Don't care - I just hope Stefan will be a total meanie for some time. They need someone like that since Damon became Elena's puppy. 2. Well, maybe, but I'm still not a fan. 3. God, this one scares me. Could they just leave one happy couple in this show and stop trying to screw them up?! But I'm sure Tyler will be trying to explore his new power, Caroline will be all moaning about him getting back to his sweet self and so on. I just hope those two will be ok in the end. 4. Since it's MF I don't think anybody cares about dead bodies any more
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Yeah, about the false compulsion - always on this show, only the Vampire who is doing the compelling eyes dilate. The person that is being compelled eyes do nothing.
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Good point. But there's still the drinking vervain option right??
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Do the ones being compelled, pupils dilate? I've only ever seen the compeller's dilate, but NBD. Awesome episode. EPIC season.
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Yeah, in retrospect I think you're right. How did I miss that for so long?? My brain is broken.
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Nah, you were just compelled xD
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To answer the questions :-)

1) Sure Stefan will come around now since he is back in Mytsic Falls they will break him with btiching witch support.

2) Rebekah should have her own Agenda, characters on TVD have a purpose unlike in True Blood

3) Tyler will kill people and Caroline snaps him out of it, can he walk in the sun?

4) the gym was cleaned by Mantequilla (South Park reference, lol)



TVD gets better and better and always stays focused. I love the speed of the show. An episode like last night would have been half a season on True Blood which is annoyingly slow and with too much screen time for purposeless characters.

I love TVD, and considering the content restrictions on a Network like The CW they really pushing it every week. Good Job
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Damon and Elena only had two scenes together this episode but both really stood out as memorable. The episode as a whole really was excellent even though compelling Stefan in order to turn him evil was kind of a cop out.
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I loved the episode as well. My only serious problem with it was how Tyler behaved at the end.

How can he possibly be so cheerful after everything that happened? Sure, if in a week or two he said "Maybe turning into a hybrid isn't so bad after all", that'd make sense, but five minutes after it happened? I don't know.... really made it hard for me to keep my suspense of disbelief.
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Totally. He was just literally murdered, force-fed his friend's blood and converted into an unknown abomination. You'd think he's be at least a little TIRED or something.
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I don't know how you top the LOLs every time, but you do! Mad props - this is as entertaining as the show right now *and sometimes even more* :P
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It really is a brilliant season so far, damn they chock the episodes so full of goodies its easy to overlook the crappy parts
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I stil think stefan (should have) pulled the stakes out of elijah and the other originals while he recovered from being stabbed by a pole by rebekkah...

1-i hope hes not faking, it will be much more awesome ifnits real

2-hell yeah! (i hope so atleast)

3-he will go on a killing spree, and then caroline will try to stop him and then klaus comes to get them both to be his slaves and tyler joins him and tyler figures out he can compel caroline to join them to and they live happily ever after until klaus gets rid of them...

4-i dont think we will se anymore of them, but it seems like a good reason to set the school on fire, dont ya think? I mean, noone ever goes there, and its only open, like, 3 times a year (horror night, senior prank night, and for the car wash) so, lets get bonnie to use her witchiness, or vicky to use her ghostness or michael to use his hunterness to set mystic falls high school on fire! Woohoo!
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Bad ass episode,loved it,it was so intense, this season has been awesome so far.<3
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1. Sorry to kill your theory, but no ones eyes ever dilate when being compelled, only the vampires does. I always found this weird. Elena will no doubt try and "save" him for several more episodes, and who knows it could work? They didn't introduce that resistance-to-compelling storyline for nothing...

2. I hope so, she's fun

3. tyler will become the same jackass from season 1, which is not what Caroline needs! Can we all just agree to leave Caroline alone?

4. Bonnie can do it. She does nothing else.
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I think you're right. My bad, everybody!
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oh hey didn't see this! I liked the shout out in the newest recap, so glad I can help with the trivia :)
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No, I think he's not compelled too. He'll save Elena in the next episode, so I think he's kinda faking it.
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I just meant about the pupils. I still sort of think he's faking it (maybe he drank vervain?). Another theory is that Rebekah will undo the compulsion because she realizes Klaus is a dick. I don't know. This show is so good.
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I think Rebekah is with Klaus from other reasons, she'd be crazy not to realize that he's a dick. Dude killed her. I think she has her reasons to stick with Klaus. But I heard she's gonna go to Mystic Falls High and try to steal Caroline's social status and role in school. I rolled my eyes at that storyline tbh. That's what producers said before the season even started. so basically everyone hated Rebekah, lol. But she seems kinda awesome now, I just hope they don't screw it up...
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I actually laughed the entire way through this, I enjoy this recap so much. You think so many of the same things that I do when I watch this guilty pleasure of a show. Thankyou for pointing out that Stephan's eyes didn't dialate or else I never would have noticed and please continue to make such halarious recaps for the rest of the season!
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Balthasar is the White Blade! I'll miss him on Supernatural, but he's going to be awesome. Good work Price!
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THIS. SHOW.



I definitely noticed that Stefan's eyes didn't dilate! Thought it was just me! But yeah if he's resisting compulsion he is doing a FANTASTIC acting job. Like, brilliant. I hope he's not and that there's a true role reversal between Damon and Stefan here, but I don't want to get my hopes up. He's probably faking it and will end up being the worst again! Plus, I kind of like Damon as "the bad one" because the alternative is for him to be "the boring one" (booooooo!)

Also, I've got to say it, I kinda hate Rebekah. And not in a love to hate way. She's too whiny for my likings but she might end up being somewhat helpful this season. But I doubt it because I'm pretty sure Klaus and Rebekah are gonna go MIA now that they think Michael is after them. And the whole I'm-horrible-because-I'm-lonely bit from Klaus kinda worked for me. I like him much more than I previously did. (Although I do think he's on the DL)

And this Tyler thing CAN ONLY END POORLY. And it will. But I reallllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy hope Ty don't diee!! Tylerline are the cuuutttesssttttt :(((
The real issue for me is, WHY IN THE WORLD DID THEY OPEN UP MICHAEL'S TOMB?????????!???????!! Why did Damon really trust Katherine? I mean she clearly has something else up her sleeve. She has to! Why else would she open up the tomb of the vampire vampire hunter who Anna already said WILL KILL ALL VAMPIRES! Does she not believe Anna? And how did she not hear about him in all of her vamp years if he was such a BA?? And better still, if just HEARING dude's name made Klaus and Rebekah split, why would they still need to open the tomb in the first place?
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I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice the pupils! However I just rewatched and old episode and the compelled person's pupil didn't dilate either. I guess I imagined it! I don't know. Oh well. Also, I wonder if Tyler will become a bully-jerk now? I bet Hybrid think they're so awesome.
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LOVE the photo re-caps!! Look forward to them every week, so, Thanks Price!!

Great episode!! I like Katherine and Jeremy together... Though, I never have thought of them being together!! Worried about hybrid Tyler, and, it looks like Caro is worried too!

Bonnie and Matt worked well together in this episode as well..

ABSOLUTELY LOVED Damon carrying Elena outta that hospital and to safety at home!!

Big Delena fan!! Paul is doing a very good job being bad Stefan. Looks like he will continue to cause problems for his true love. And I miss Elijah!!

BTW, I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!
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Fruitopia!! Oh my goodness i completely forgot how awesome that drink was back in middle school. wow.
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First thing I thought when I saw Michael: Why is he so hairy? Weird. Also great recap. So lol funny, literally.
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