The Vampire Diaries: Rocky Mountain Hi (PHOTO RECAP)

The Vampire Diaries S03E19: "Heart of Darkness"


Holy moly, am I glad to see you again! I've just spent two weeks clinging to the underside of a hovercraft (long story, not as interesting as it sounds) and I darn near forgot about The Vampire Diaries. The whole show just totally slipped my mind! What even happened in the previous episode? Something something wooden stakes something. See? Pffft. Nothing. It's all gone now. But it's almost like that doesn't even matter because this week's episode was perfect. Man alive did I love this week's episode. If this season was a pack of Starburst, "Heart of Darkness" was definitely one of the pink ones. Definitely the best episode since "Our Town." The "epic kiss" was fine, but that's not even what I'm talking about. It's more just that this episode was full of nice moments and thrilling dynamics and returning characters and cool surprises and is it just me or was everyone wearing slightly tighter T-shirts this time? Just a recipe for success, basically. Seriously, this was one sweet hour of television.

May I discuss it with you? Question is rhetorical!

We began like many a TVD episode has: In the Salvatore basement jail. Like a good warden, Elena was bringing her prisoner some supplies.

Alaric did not look thrilled to be locked up, but at least he has a cot now. That's new right? Or was it just folded away when Rebekah was laying face-down in the dirt all those weeks?

It was humorous when Elena handed Alaric some reading materials: An old copy of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. But it wasn't funny because of the obvious irony of Alaric's mental problems, but more because Elena actually frowned at the book while she held it, like it was burning her hand or something. Lady, your illiteracy is turning into a full-on phobia! Get over it, girl.

Then Elena mentioned she was going to be heading to Colorado with Damon in order to get Jeremy to return to Mystic Falls. Rather than be concerned about Jeremy's safety, Alaric immediately started hassling Elena about hooking up with Damon on the trip.

But as she pointed out, the whole thing was Stefan's idea! Apparently he'd decided that Elena needed to exorcise her crush on Damon and the road trip was just the thing. And then, apparently, she'd return and be totally over Damon and fall back into Stefan's arms. Or something. To be honest, I didn't entirely understand this plan at all. And maybe Stefan didn't either? I don't know, he was just chillin' in the living room mad-dogging a fire.

But we could definitely tell he was having HECKA mixed feelings about sending Elena off with Damon on some fancy aeroplane.

Nice try, Stefan! You looked saaaad, guy. Honestly, I was not really caring about Stefan at this point. Did he skip over the whole apologizing profusely step of winning Elena back? I mean, fine, he's moderating his bloodthirst, but still. He went from homicidal jerk to jealous ex and that's supposed to be enough for Elena? How about busting out some stationery and apologizing to the families you destroyed during your mass murder spree? Or, you know, make Elena a mixtape? I just don't think he's tried hard enough yet.

Meanwhile at school the best character entered the gym and was NOT happy to see that her choice of the 1970s was not being honored for this season's decade dance.

Quick aside, not related to anything: Do they give an Emmy for Best Shirt?

Anyway, almost immediately a furious Caroline found herself outnumbered by people who'd prefer to celebrate the 1920s.

Even Matt agreed with Rebekah! Betrayal city, you guys.

Just after Caroline flew into a rage and left, Matt chased her outside. Or, you know, walked briskly after her. Pretty sure he was having a hard time breathing for some reason.

But the whole thing was a psych-out!

Apparently Caroline just wanted to distract Rebekah with the dance preparations so she could go out to the woods and meet up with some as-yet-unnamed dude. So yeah, Wingman Matt stepped up so he could help his ex-girlfriend get laid! Poor guy.

Meanwhile it was Stefan's turn to babysit the prisoner.

It ended up being a nice series of scenes. Turns out Stefan had a similar personality dysfunction recently and so he did his best to cheer Alaric up.

Oh and then we got to Colorado! This animated .gif is pretty accurate with regard to how quickly we were shown some B-roll of the Centennial State:

There you have it. Colorado. Honestly, it was pretty cool seeing our characters leave Mystic Falls. The slight change in scenery really refreshed things, am I right? Or was it the return of a certain undead-former-stoner-jock-bro-dreamboat that refreshed things? Either way.

What a weird reunion! Anyway, Jeremy was pretty happy to see them, even though normal people probably would've called ahead and not just shown up at a random batting cage joint. So then Damon and Elena broke the situation down for him right away.

Not only was Jeremy in physical trouble, but they also needed his ghost lady conjurin' skills in order to ask Rose who sired her so they would know which Original NOT to murder. It definitely made more sense than how I just explained it, trust me. Unfortunately Jeremy was reluctant to just up and leave town!

It was Kol! Klaus's baby bro with violent tendencies!

Fortunately for Damon, Kol was about as talented with a baseball bat as Jeremy was and it wasn't long before he was temporarily staked on the ground.

This part made me laugh because remember THIS IS NOT MYSTIC FALLS! This is Denver, an actual city with a real police department and citizens who most likely frown upon brutal murder in public! God, I was seriously praying a passerby would so much as notice, but nope. Never happened. A man was brutally beaten in broad daylight, then his attacker was rammed through with a splintered baseball bat. Is this show suggesting that EVERY city is now as blasé about murder as Mystic Falls? What a depressing, nightmarish thought!

In related news, 100 percent of Jeremy's friends died.

Temporarily! Don't worry Jeremy, you'll find another spotter.

Back at some random motel, the three set to work contacting Rose. Jeremy had never even met her, but Damon was so confident in his own hotness that he assumed her ghost just always follows him around.

I'm not sure I believe that, but sure enough, after a heartfelt moment of remembrance, she showed up.

Hey Rose! I <3 Rose so much! I find Lauren Cohan so appealing and I think the Rose character is such a burst of logic whenever she appears. Guys, I was so happy. I mean, I basically clapped when Cohan's name appeared in the opening credits, but I still got chills when she first appeared. Apparently a lot of viewers (almost all female?) hate Rose, but I don't get it. I think she's awesome. I liked how she immediately flirted with Damon.

Oh, and it was pretty charming when she straight-up endorsed Damon hooking up with Elena. Who knew Rose was a shipper? And I loved how conflicted Jeremy was about hearing this stuff. Fair enough! That's his sister.

So yeah, out in the F*** Woods, Caroline met up with her "secret" lover who was just Tyler! Obviously. Who else would it have been, Klaus? No way, guys, get real. I mean, I didn't mind that flirtation, but it would've necessitated Caroline to have a split-personality issue also. Anyway, a nice song played and the two kids snapped together like magnets.

This was a great scene:

Matt drove Rebekah home. She immediately suspected ulterior motives, which was pretty sad. She's definitely at a point where she assumes everyone means her harm.

It was genuinely nice to see her be so touched by Matt's kindness. But it was even more heartbreaking when we knew she WAS RIGHT to be suspicious. She was being played! By Matt Donovan! The nicest mashed-potato sculpture in town! Man, Rebekah's plotlines just break my heart week in and week out. Such a great character. Rebekah alternates between BAMF and tragic doll basically every ten seconds and it's a thrill to watch. Guys, I'm getting genuinely nervous about this season. I think the writers have created such incredible characters in Rebekah and Klaus that if they get killed off, I might actually like this show LESS. Seriously. I truly think there will be an emptiness left behind if these characters aren't on the show anymore. Hats off to Julie Plec, man. Who knew it was possible to do TOO GOOD a job with creating villains?

Anyway, then Rebekah went inside to make a startling discovery.

Esther was back! And she was just standing in the living room staring at the mantel for some reason. Rebekah, understandably, was still pretty steamed about the time Esther had tried to murder everybody.

Ahaha! I laughed so hard at this part. That was the perfect response in my opinion. I am definitely going to try that sometime. If someone ever grabs me to show me what's what, I'm just gonna be like, "I'm dying." I guarantee that'll give the person pause. There wasn't one in this show, but in my head I heard a record-scratch sound effect right after she said it. What made this even funnier was how quickly the scene cut away. She just dropped that bomb and it barely sank in before we were back to motel.

Back at the motel [saxophone music] Damon was giving his bro an update and just casually mentioned that he and Elena were staying in a motel.

But really, where were they supposed to have stayed, Stefan? In an abandoned boxcar somewhere? Get real, guy.

Loved this beat:

Jeremy was so judgey in this episode! It's fine, I'm not mad at him. The welcome-back glow was still in effect. And he HAD just lost his favorite tandem-ziplining pal. Let's all cut him some slack, okay?

So then this lady peaced out.

Esther said she began to die when Bonnie's mom (intentionally forgot her name) was turned into a vampire. Or something. I don't know, all I know is Esther told Rebekah to her face that she had no right to live 1,000 years and also that Esther had been spying on her the whole time. Was that supposed to be heartwarming? If it was, it definitely ceased being so when Esther fell to the floor dead. So yeah, Esther was definitely dead. An important character definitely only returned for twenty seconds and a chump death. Forget about her, she's gone forever. Moving on!

Tyler really knows how to romance a lady. I guess theoretically he was trying to keep his presence in town a secret from Klaus, but whatever. Filthy dungeon sex it was! He'd just spent a few weeks in the Appalachians turning into a dog over and over about 100 times. Imagine being a hiker and stumbling onto that scene. I bet so many peanut butter sandwiches were thrown at Tyler in a panic. "It just wants our food, Marion!"

Then there was some pretty awkward pillow talk during which Caroline informed Tyler about the whole Klaus bloodline thing.

Needless to say, Tyler was not completely comfortable with the idea of Damon intending to murder Klaus. But I'm just gonna throw this out there: Why are we presuming that a hybrid would also die by the same rules? Maybe monster genetics are such that the werewolf chromosome would make Tyler immune to the bloodline link. However, I guess we HAVE TO assume he'll die because this is such a new and unexplored field of science, you know? We just don't have the technology to know for sure.

So then this whole scene happened. It involved Damon prancing around the room undressed while Jeremy slept and meanwhile Elena was all up in the bed creepin' with her peepers.

But after Damon noticed Elena's hungry eyes, he came over and got in bed next to her for a genuinely charming little chat. She expressed awe that he'd been such a good guy in Rose's final hours, and he admitted he doesn't like people to know how nice he is, lest he be held to that standard all the time. It was a terrific moment, actually.

So of course Elena got weird and rejected his attempt to hold her hand. (Seriously, THAT was his move.) Next thing we knew she was outside catching her breath against a soda machine and hugging herself. Then this happened:

Elena MOUTH-ATTACKED him!

No ambiguity this time, Elena was the one who initiated.

They kissed so long, they actually kept at it during an entire commercial break! When we came back from the commercial they were still macking out. If you ask me, these two actors were a little TOO GOOD at kissing each other, am I right? It's almost like they might've been practicing on their own time or something.

[RECORD SCRATCH!] [Crickets] Busted! Jeremy caught them eating each others' mouths, and he was simply appalled. But also, he told them that Rose was back and she'd done more investigation into her own bloodline and they were supposed to go to Kentucky now. Because sure. That's just a quick trip you can take in the middle of the night, right?

So meanwhile in the Salvatore basement, and after a quick interlude in which Klaus attempted to lend a hand in getting Alaric to flip personalities (so they could ask the evil one where that final stake was), they all decided that Stefan should just beat the ever-living hell out of Alaric.

But it worked! Evil Alaric was back and he had a blood-goatee for maximum creep-factor.

This was funny. OF COURSE it was in the cave. Why hadn't they checked there yet, exactly? Oh well, anyway. The final stake was in a cave where vampires couldn't go. Good thinking Evil Alaric.

Several minutes later, the gang arrived in Kentucky. (Don't ask questions.)

They were there to talk to the vampire who'd sired Rose, someone with the nickname of "Scary Mary." In case it wasn't obvious, yes, Damon had slept with her.

But this scene was scary! Using only the flash on her cell phone, Elena and Damon walked through a decrepit residence, horror-movie style.

Whoops! Well, at least she went out in the same manner in which she lived: SCARILY.

Kol had been tipped off as to what Damon and Elena were up to, so he then proceeded to beat the crap out of Damon with a bat. Which, including the one he stabbed Scary Mary with, meant he'd brought TWO BATS from Denver? What a weirdo. But yeah, it was in his best interest to prevent them from finding out whose bloodline was whose. Fair enough!

Unfortunately the incident left Damon with tons of broken bones and a particularly vulnerable heart. Elena was only in the mood to help him with one of those problems.

At this point Elena just told Damon she had no idea whether she even liked him and that she'd only really jumped his bones to test her own feelings. What? That's crazy. But he then took a higher road than usual by telling her that he wouldn't be torpedoing the relationship as per his usual M.O. No, this time he'd let Elena be the one to ruin things, then he walked off. It was a good scene! And probably not what Stefan would have wanted. I'm sure he felt they'd have a falling-out by the time they'd returned to Mystic Falls, just another situation where Elena loathed Damon for something he'd done. But not this time!

Speaking of former relationships, guess who seemed VERY eager to patch things up?

I mean. This was a tiny scene but I loved it. Stefan asked Klaus point-blank why he hadn't murdered him for all his 'tude lately. And Klaus essentially just sang a Death Cab For Cutie song right back at Stefan. "I'll wait for you. We were meant to be." Stuff like that. Yeah, Klaus is holding out hope that Stefan might return to Ripperdom sometime. I mean, was it kind of heartbreaking for anyone else? Poor Klaus! (Sure, he's an awful murderer, but still.) See what I'm saying, though? Imagining this show without Klaus appearing regularly is almost too grim to consider. Stay forever?

On the drive home, Damon and Elena were still smarting from their standoff. But a couple of chatty Cathys were going at it in the backseat.

Haha first of all, I love that Rose caught a flight and/or carpooled with these people. I'm getting the impression that The Other Side is mind-numbingly boring, aren't you? Why else is she following these people around? Anyway, then Rose turned into Professor Rose and gave a seriously on-the-nose speech about why Damon and Elena are good for each other. I honestly kind of liked how Rose explicitly laid out the state of their union. She's always struck me as a slightly more grown-up and logical character, so I like the idea of her sort of giving her blessing to this relationship and supporting her arguments.

Meanwhile back at Caroline's house, Tyler was gearing up for a sleepover when guess what he found?

It was Klaus's drawing! You know, for someone who seemed to have sworn him off, Caroline sure didn't think anything of keeping a sentimental gift from him on her bedside table. Tyler was right to be concerned, but didn't he sort of overreact?

So now that's TWO relationships that have run into trouble because one member can't tolerate competition. Stefan and Tyler are kinda lame! Appreciate what you've got when you've got it, fellas. Stop trying to be the Thought Police over here.

So then Rebekah led Evil Alaric into the cave to retrieve the final stake. Knowing she couldn't enter the threshold, he attempted to bargain with her: He'd spare her if she assisted him in killing Klaus (or whoever).

But whoops, SHE DID ENTER. What did it mean????

She was possessed by Esther! Just like Alaric had been possessed by Klaus around this time last year!

I mean, don't ask me why the BODY of a vampire can now defy curses, but whatever. Esther was back in the game! And she WANTED to team up with Evil Alaric. And that is the sound of two big plotlines dovetailing together perfectly. I'm seriously impressed.

Stuff is getting intense, you guys! Only three episodes left! Will they be as good as this one? Or even, dare I ask, BETTER? I don't dare ask, actually, so forget about it. Loved this episode.

BYE!

 

QUESTIONS:

... Are Rebekah, Klaus, and/or Elijah IN TROUBLE?

... Are you worried about Tyler and Caroline's relationship, or is he kinda sucky?

... Are Elena and Damon better or worse off than before?

... What happened to Jeremy's dog?

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I must say, in case you haven't been informed already, Ian and Nina HAVE been practicing. :D For Delena fans who don't know this (I am one) they're dating in real life. And she's jealous of the sex scene with Rebekah c:
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Not sure if anyone else brought this up, but Scary Mary was in Kansas, not Kentucky.
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I can't wait another minute for the next installment!! I keep lurkin' back over here because my brain is stuck in TVD mode.
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get your bonnie fix, go to you tube and search "put your graffiti on me" and have a really good laugh!!!!!!
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LOL i just did. is that serious or a parody or something?
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Serious in the sense that it's a real single. She does have a sense of humor though. Her Funny or Die video was also great (that one is a parody). She is so ridiculously awesome when she's not playing Bonnie. She should totally leave this show and do something that uses all of her talents. Even if they manage to fix her character, TVD is never going to be a musical comedy.
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I'm desensitized. I wouldn't know vulgar if it took of its thong and sat on my lap.
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Um, awesome episode. Plus aren't pink starburst the best. Anyways, answers. 1.) I hope Rebekah, Klaus, and or Elijah aren't in trouble. Kill Kol, I don't really like him. 2). I'm still team Tyler and Caroline, but yeah he was kinda suck. Plus, I totally agree with her not hooking up with Klaus. It would make her like bipolar. Though, the flirting was cute. 3). Worse off than before. 4). Jeremy had a dog? 5.) I was so happy to see Rose. She was awesome. I really hope in some distant future, she and Damon get together.
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I don't like Kol at all either. Although, I was totally on Team Klaus/Caroline! Tyler is great and all, but far less interesting*.
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Yes! What happened to Jeremy's dog! Very concerned about hungry golden retriever! (thanks for that PP) Originals far too attractive to be in real trouble....so don't worry! Don't care for Tyler's cranky 'tude--perhaps Caroline better off with mass murderer who wants her to love him (yes, Klaus). Elena and Damon probably worse off than before as Elena is a bit of a ninny re: her own feelings... One would have that she'd have asked for a little quiet time away from both those handsome vamps to figure it out... Perhaps it would be more amusing if they both grow weary of her toying with them and she is left a lonely, attractive, drunken HS senior? Can see her drunkenly pointing into Damon's face, "You love me, you know you love me!" Ah, its so hard for the popular ladies! Elena needs a chat with Rose.
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i believe they ARE in trouble but im pretty sure that im gonna like this show less too if they get killed off.I mean how in the world are they gonna come up with better (or even as good) villains? i just hope that esther turns out to be even more evil than her children so she becomes the main villain and also the one who gets killed off in the end. There is so much potential when it comes to klaus and rebecca. they are really interesting characters. As for caroline and tyler..well to be honest im kind of tired of tyler. and klaus' interest for caroline is way more intriging. i also believe that elena and damon are better off than before but im sure shes not gonna end up with him :'( i LUV delena but im sure shes gonna end up with stefan because theyre "supposed to be together" from the beginning and its "the right thing" to choose him. bummer, damon and elena are sooo perfect together. he DOES challenge her as rose said. Stephan is mrDepressedCauseIwannaBeAgoodPerson and he always has to do the right thing and be noble and punishes himself when he fails.BOOHOO. Just live a little stephan. damon ftw...(as for the dog i dont really care but since we're on the subject what happened to whoever jeremy is supposed to be living with? he just took off like that? maybe he left the dog with that person)
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Awesome episode! I can't believe there are only three episodes left!



- Rebekah, Klaus, and Elijah are in TROUBLE only because of Esther. Stefan and Damon can't try to kill any of the Originals now because they don't know whose bloodline they belong to. But, I really only care about Elijah, so I hope their bloodline comes from him. (And why does Stefan tell Klaus everything? He shouldn't have shared what they know about bloodlines with him. They won't have an advantage if they continue to spill all their secrets with him.)



- I am not worried about Tyler and Caroline's relationship. Klaroline scenes are way better.



- Better off? Maybe, only because they kissed and this time Elena initiated it. But, I didn't like Damon and Elena's last scene. Elena has used the "I don't know" line too many times. But, I did like that Damon stood up for himself and told her that he wasn't going to lash out and "make it so easy" for her.

Still Team DELENA. The kiss scene proved who she really belongs with...



- The dog? Oh, yeah. Uh, I'm not sure. Maybe it was Kol's dog?

But again, loved the episode, probably one of the best of the season.
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Awesome recap, so far, I think that the only one in trouble is Klaus really. For now, Rebekah is safe because Esther is using her body at the moment, Elijah and Kol (I loved it when he said that Mary was an Original groupie) are out of town, so temporarily out of Esthe r's reach. Unless of course, they come back in Mystic Falls. Also, Esther seems to dislike Klaus the most so... he might just be screwed, unless they finally kill Esther.

Second, I am kind of worried about Tyler and Caroline's relationship, but he's acting kinda sucky, in Mystic Falls, all the characters have wandering eyes, often when they're still in a relationship with a person.

To the third question, I don't really know how to respond, Elena didn't seem so confused at the end of the episode so... better off? but I don't really ship any couple but I feel that I would loose interest in Delena if they actually get together.

Fourth, I've been wondering about that too! Perhaps the dog was actually Tyler, since Tyler returned to Mystic Falls in this episode and we haven't seen Jeremy's dog, though perhaps, we did if the dog is indeed Tyler. (JK, that'd be too weird of a twist)

Also, do these seniors ever go to class? They included the gym in this episode, but also, how many sick days has Alaric used, he's practically never there. (Reminds me of a real life teacher that will not be named)
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Let me just say Mr. Peterson, I love your photo recaps of TVD and TSC! Keep up the good work (and maybe replace Tim Surette on writing episode reviews for Game of Thrones...I would really like to see that) !!
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if Elena doesn't want Damon, maybe we'll get a chance to see him get kinky anyway, as Christian Grey... http://www.toofab.com/2012/04/23/ian-somerhalder-fifty-shades-of-grey-christian-grey/
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what?!?! this would make my life.
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yeah I heard him talking about this on Ryan Seacrest's radio show. I can't tell if Ian is just campaigning hard for the part, or if it's really in the works. Might have to read the book if it happens!
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good read, stupid book but one of those that you just can't put down, and it's pretty much soft porn :)
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I probably wont read it but soft porn with ian somerhalder as its star?? ummm YES YES AND YES
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1) They sure are! But I'm still wondering what the back-up plan is to the Originals. I mean, if they die. Kol could die, for all I care about. But you know, I wanted Klaus and Rebekah to die too at first, but then they turned out to be kinda awesome, so who knows, right? What I'm saying is, I'm pretty sure they're not killing them off yet, but I like how they definitely upped the game here. That was damn good writing.

2) Oh for F*s sake. I seriously want to punch Tyler. I am not saying he had no reason at all to be a bit doubtful, but the guy spent nights breaking his bones to break his bond with Klaus, all for Caroline, so ... seriously. I completely echoed Caroline's reaction: 'come oooonnn!' It was like that other time, after the concertparty at his house. I used to root for them, but Tyler is making it really difficult by being such a douche.

3) This may sound weird, but I think they are better off because they are worse off. I mean, the fact that they had these hot and also emotional moments was really ground-breaking. It was not just friendship on the edge of something, it was plain attraction. And I can't believe how great Damon handled all of this. I think they needed this, honestly. So maybe, at first it seems as if they are worse, but something definitely changed. And of course I know she will end up with Stefan again, but right now, I'm full on Delena, because Elena's peeping Tom-moment and the subsequent talk were just intense and romantic. Rose was right, Elena is different with him: she was absolutely frustrated, wired, confused and rash, but it turned out great.

4) It was probably Kol's dog. I hope he takes him back to Mystic Falls with him. I really miss that dog.

And my my: pluspoints for Matt, lying his ass off. It was kinda horrible and awesome at the same time, kinda like Rebekah is a tragic emotional wreck and at the same time a ruthless killer. And don't even get me started on that t-shirt. Yum. Anyhow, this was a great episode, definitely worthy of that hiatus. Phew!
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1) they always r but i am sure they will be saved.

2) yup considering klaus is quite a contender 4 caroline so tyler needs 2 be careful.

3)better off. r u kidding me? i dun think elena can 4get such a passionate kiss. no stefan elena scene can compare with that! sry stelena fans. no offence. just being realistic here. i hve never seen a single scene in which stefan makes elena feel the way damon does. she cant even breathe when shes close 2 him. i hope she chooses damon but elena being elena will probably choose stefan. *sniff sniff*

4) kol probably killed him or jeremy was so busy tracking ghosts n keeping an eye on elena tht he probably 4got abt it.

so price annoying question but considering all these shipper wars tht have been goin on around here, r u team delena or stelena? u will probably say u dun care 4 either or r neutral or smething! :P

once again, good recap! keep up the good work! :)
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Price Peterson; I started watching The Vampire Diaries solely because of your recaps, I read only your recaps during the Secret Circle lull; and I have not looked back. (Not much at least).

Elijah seems to be the most likely in trouble because Matt and Rebekah; awwww. Klaus? No way. He still has to attempt to steal Tyler and Caroline's hybrid baby. (Don't ask me where these ideas pop out from).

Tyler; poor Tyler. I am not worried; he's suffering from seperation anxiety, floating on a sexual high, only to be brought back to earth to realise that Klaus is now a rival for his affections. He has a right to be worried. Still can't blame Caroline for keeping the picture, she's young, she's hot, she's lonely- if a man who has the world in his palm thought that you were something interesting wouldn't you be flattered? Even if he is a murderer; accounting for the fact murder is a slight degree more okay in Mystic Falls than in the real world. Ask Elena, the guy she has conflicting feelings over, tried to/almost/actually did kill her brother.

Jeremy's dog eventually overdosed on all the vervain or is it verbane? that Jeremy has been missing from his diet. There's no way that mother Elena could have forgot to nag Jeremy into consuming his recommended daily intake of vervane? . Therefore the only plausible excuse remaining is... the dog ate it.
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Sorry for coming so late to the party. I blame this on life being so busy. Ugh. Anyway, I'll make this post and try to comment on some of the later ones, but if I'm not as fully involved this week, know that it's not out of lack of desire to be.



-I feel that Rebekah's safe for a little while. At least while Esther's using her, she's got a few minutes. But then I think Esther's all about open season on her spawn. And I will miss these villains if they go that way. Klaus has earned it, Rebekah's prety cool and you already know that I love Elijah.

-I don't like Tyler and Caroline together because I've never really like Tyler that much. I think he did overreact a little bit about the picture, but that said, Caroline has honestly been a little impressed by Klaus if not exactly interested.

-Damon is shining right now. Ever since the beginning of season 3, Damon has become fantastic. From being the good brother to Stefan, taking over Stefan's jobs, and all around being a fantastic guy. Good for him not sabotaging himself this time. He has every right to the girl if she wants him, and he's doing it the absolute right way (or as right as he can be).

-It went ziplining with Jeremy and Kol between the last two episodes and couldn't hang on. He died, it was sad.



As for Rose, I'm with you Price, LOVE her character and she was in fine form this episode. Great review as always and hilarious. Jeremy lost 100% of his friends, classic, and I'm going to start using Gorblimey. Just because I can.
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I love how you're apologizing for coming late to the party. Is there a party? If so I must have been sitting on that bench holding up the wall and watching the drunk people. Some things never change. I think apologizing profusely has become a Price recap commenter's staple. We should totally work on that. I'm sorry that I say sorry so much. I really am.



Yes to all of this. I can't envision this show w/o the originals now. I mean it's become the original show and it's truly hard to outshine Ian somehaulder but Daniel, Joseph, and Claire do a stellar job at it.



Damon is shining. He's luminiscent. It's blinding. I love it. He is doing it in a completely plausible (well TVD's scale of plausibility), completely appropriate sort of way. It makes me root for him. More than usual.



Kol is such an ass that I can't even figure out how Jeremy enjoyed hanging out with him. Although Jeremy was inexplicably hung up on D-bag Tyler, and still has a somewhat disturbing brotherly bond with Damon..the guy who snapped his neck. His father figure and vampire slayer mentor is a schizoid bigoted alcoholic...oh Jeremy. when things settle down that kid's going to need therapy.
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The Originals cant be in trouble, they are the best characters on this show right now!! I know we are supposed to hate Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah, but they are so awesome I just cant.



Please forgive me, but Klaroline for ever!!!! Tyler is a douche.



Elena is a dick. She was a dick in the books, and she is being a dick now. I know dead bodies are just piling up around her, but maybe she should put dating on the backburner for now and deal with that, instead of carrying on with two blokes, and really hurting the better of the two. I mean, Stefan, really. Is there a more annoying character? At least Damon is fun, and I totally agree with Rose, Damon could be the best or worst thing for Elena. He could make her lighten up a bit and have some bloody fun, instead of playing the victim all the time, and making everything about her. Elena needs a kick up the arse, and hopefully Jeremy will give it to her.



Dont want to think about the dog, its too upsetting to imagine that Kol got to it..... :'(
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Yeah they really ARE the best, seriously! I mean, if it weren't for having to please the "stars," I honestly think they could make the show all about the originals and have the Salvatores/etc be like the recurring roles and it would still work! Not saying I WANT that, but still..
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My favorite original is Elijah and I find him by far the scariest. All the other vampires just piss me off.
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I love Klaus and the original's as characters, and I'm with you, I don't want them to die anytime soon (or at all). Hopefully they'll stick around for ages.



Also, DALENA DALENA DALENA YAAY!
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yep d originals r in trouble big time......
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Remember the good ol' days when the comments here were still manageable to the point where Price was actually ABLE to reply? haha Those were the days. I bet when he comes back to check on it, his head inflates about 2cm forcing him to turn right back around to avoid explosion.
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Noooooo!!! Don't say that!!! We promise to be good! We promise! It was to be expected. The episode was awesome. The majority of Delena fans are in a frenzy. We're all hyped up after another hiatus and it's a Price recap. I mean it's Price..it's hard not to go all awesome comment crazy on Awesome Price and his Awesome recaps.
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lol yeah that's true. Let's stay at least SOMEWHAT on-topic guys, (unlike those crazy TSC fans.. shhhh hahaha)
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... Are Rebekah, Klaus, and/or Elijah IN TROUBLE?

Yeah, they're in trouble. Big time. That stake is definitely getting used and soon for starters. They said this was going to be the season of the Originals like last season was for the werewolves. Well, the only werewolf left is Tyler and I'd assume the Originals will undergo a similar clearcutting. I'm thinking only Klaus and the Original Salvatore Ancestor will still be alive next season. I THINK Klaus is safe regardless since they won't kill off 2 out of 3 Caroline suitors and Tyler is the last wolf; killing him would render season 2 fairly pointless. I do think that either Elijah, Rebekah, or Kohl is the Original Salvatore Ancestor and not Klaus because then the writers could just dagger the OSA and bury him and not worry about the OSA getting killed and ending the show: Klaus can't be daggered, removing that option. One way or another, all three are very much in danger.



... Are you worried about Tyler and Caroline's relationship, or is he kinda sucky?

Eh. They got together in a contrived way, they break up in a contrived way, whatever. If it frees him up to have more sexy friendship moments with Jeremy I'm all for it.



... Are Elena and Damon better or worse off than before?

Damon? Better I guess. Elena is still stuck having to choose between psycho bachelor number 1 and psycho bachelor number 2 with no third option so she's still screwed.



... What happened to Jeremy's dog?

I'm thinking he went to the same place as Damon's raven.
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Well then let's just hope that you're wrong..
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Yeah, everyone seems to hate the access that played Rose and I don't know why...they hated her when she was on Supernatural too...I guess she just can't win.



This show had been wandering pretty aimlessly this season, first really good episode in a while and the end was a surprise even if I agree wit you that it feels like it breaks things that a possessed body can get into the cave...in the past they've described the inability to go into that part of the cave as though someone "lived there", so I assumed (at first) that that "someone" was Ester and she's not dead so it no longer applied...then they made it so Ester was possessing Rebekah. I don't really like that as a way around it, but ok.
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I can't loose Klaus, Rebekah or Elijah, they have to stay!! I'm worried that since Esther is in her body, it may cause a problem getting her out safely. I'm not really worried about Tyler and Caroline's relationship so much anymore. He totally overreacted about that drawing though. Elena's an idiot!!! She has feeling for Damon, but she'd rather run back to the psycho who likes ripping people and her to shreds first without him crawling on his knees begging for forgiveness. Even then, I wouldn't take Stefan back, but that's just me. I love Rose and I'm gonna miss her. Totally agree with what she said about Damon and Elena. It's weird, I love the book Stefan and Elena when she's not cheating on him with Damon, but I don't like the book Damon and Elena. Love the TV Damon and Elena, hate the TV Stefan and Elena.
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Yeah! I think way more people are on board with those of us rooting for Team Klaus (originals) than not and the producers and writers HAVE to realize that they've made these guys way too important. This has been a common topic of discussion on these boards for the past several weeks.. I agree wholeheartedly with Price about possibly liking the show LESS if these Originals get killed off.. :O
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I really hope Klaus, Elijah & Rebekah stay forever!! They can have Kol but let us keep the rest!



I'm not that worried about Tyler & Caroline although I wouldn't be mad if they broke up and things heated up between her and Klaus cuz he's just downright adorable around her.



I liked Rose but I hated how she was commenting like she new anything. Damon would never be good for Elena, let alone the "best" - obviously he'd be the worst - it's Damon for crying out loud... it seems like people keep forgetting who he really is.



Poor Jeremy. I hope this means he's back now, though :)
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Who is Damon really?! He's the conundrum of this show. I don't think people forget who he is..I think people actually pick up on who he is instead of who he pretends to be. Or they've seen the transformation of his character from season one to now. Same goes for Stefan. I guess I never understand how anyone can truly like one brother more than the other. Not that you specifically said that. Because they're essentially more similar than they are different. Two sides of the exact same coin. Their relationship and their dueling personalities that aren't actually as contrary to each other as it appears on the surface is probably the most fascinating thing about this show. Damon is great for Elena in all the ways that Stefan isn't. And Stefan is great for Elena in all the ways Damon isn't. Romantically inclined or not...we've reached that point where it's apparent that she sort or requires both influences in her life. I couldn't get annoyed with the Rose thing as much as I wanted to. Although she should have been sort of oblivious to some of the happenings it was nice seeing things from the perspective of someone who wasn't inclined to hate Damon from the beginning. The show has evolved from the beginning, and all the characters have with Damon's evolution being the most blatant, but the characters' viewpoints of his change of character haven't evolved as they probably should have. Definitely one of the more befuddling points about this show.
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I cracked up so hard at the "I'm plenty good inside, girl" caption during the bed scene. Double entendres FTW. Thank you Price!
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HURRY UP WITH THE FREAKING SECRET CIRCLE, PRICE!!!! I know you can't rush genius but I'M LOSING MY MIND HERE @_@
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Last time you guys took over and got out of control, let TVD have its time in the sun for a moment please! :D
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Hey...we shared some of the wealth and it wasn't completely out of control. It was only as bad as a house party when the 'rents are away.It got a bit messy and word got around but the cops weren't called. I'm just sayin'
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Are Rebekah, Klaus, and/or Elijah IN TROUBLE?........Hell yes!

Are you worried about Tyler and Caroline's relationship, or is he kinda sucky?......he sucks

Are Elena and Damon better or worse off than before?..........its a mixed bag

What happened to Jeremy's dog?.......he gone....he long gone.
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Also wanted to say that a couple of my favorite parts of your recap were the bed plips, the drawing a-la "Napoleon Dynamite," and the point about all the baseball bats.
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This was a brilliantly awesome episode!!! Some of the Originals must survive, I look forward to more Tyler and Caroline, and Elena will go back to Stefan inevitably but it is fun to see her with Damon, and it was nice to see Jeremy return, though I'm not sure what happened to his dog. I look forward to watching more episodes!!!!!!!!!!
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So glad I discovered you and your re-cap. Thanks for the laughs- you had me in tears!



I am a newly returned TVD fan and have had lots of fun watching the past seasons all at once. I must say that I am a Rose fan, too.



Fyi, Scary Mary was in Kansas, not Kentucky. Not that it really matters, either way. No one really lives in those places, do they?
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I would be so sad if we didn't get regular appearances from Klaus (not so sad if Rebekah were to go). I hope once they deal with him that he comes back as sort of a good guy, kind of like Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I would not mind seeing him with Caroline either. I was all for Tyler and Caroline together, but that was before something better appeared. Basically lots of <3 for Klaus!
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if they talked to dead rose why cant they talk to the creepe last dead vampire?XDto find out who maede them(girlyXD) ?
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Fantastic episode was fantastic! Can't wait for your SECRET CIRCLE recap next, because omg was that another fantastic episode! I honestly feel bad for shippers right now though, because they definitely aren't getting the full enjoyment out of this show as they could be if they didn't ship one specific set of people together. But rather just enjoy the show for what it is.



This episode made for a great return after three weeks, but the funny thing about it is, we didn't actually learn anything new. Other than who turned Rose, we still don't know which Original is the sire to Caroline, Stefan, and Damon's bloodline. Which sort of bugged me a little bit, because Rose could have totally tried to find Mary on the Other Side and get her to say who turned her. Regardless though, that didn't hurt this episode one bit!



I'm seriously worried for Rebekah though. She has become one of my new favorite characters on the show, and with Esther taking over her body and plotting to kill all the other Originals, it has me worried about her fate. If she does die though (hoping she doesn't), let's have her move over to TSC if it gets a 2nd season! (H2O reunion!)



To answer your questions now:



- Definitely worried for Rebekah. I'm not so much worried for Klaus, but I do want this season to end with something happening to him, so we can finally move on to a new larger villain. I could picture Klaus being entombed at the end, and eventually returning in a later season (5 or 6 maybe). And oddly enough, I'm not worried about Elijah.



- I'm no shipper, but I do love Caroline / Tyler together! I hope nothing splits these two up in the end.



- Honestly, Elena's decision at the end of this season needs to be NEITHER of the Salvatore brothers. She needs to be single for awhile and get her self together again.



- Aww, poor dog. It's probably staying with his relatives in Colorado.
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i just love your take on the show, it was hilarious! but what i don't get, if the vampire lines die out when the original is killed, why weren't they affected somehone when klaus staked them all to begin with? wasn't that like killing them?
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Here's a question... can the Originals identify wooden stakes by their scent or something? I mean... it's just a freaking oak tree. Why not give them a fake wooden stake? How will they test it? Stab themselves?
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And come on, this is the 21st century. Give Alaric an iPad or something instead of a boring book.
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Yeah, so he can Bing things, and learn stuff.
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Whatever you get him better be equipped with MiFi.
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Guys, what ever happened to school? I mean it was super nice of Caroline and Matt to show up for the decorating committee, but did Rebekah have classes cancelled for it? I should just let this go, right...
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wait, they're still in school? haha it's gonna be weird next year when they've all graduated.. Maybe they should all fail and have to do senior year over since they apparently NEVER go to class anyway.
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I just assume all episodes are on the weekend. Also, that the school has long weekends virtually every weekend due to [insert made-up Mystic Falls holiday].
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Of course. Also, anyone who "helps" set up and take down from that weekend's holiday's ball/festival gets to skip school for that, too.
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haha like they literally take place every thursday night, right? That's awesome, and we think Mondays are bad!
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School?! What's that?! I thought that was just he place they went to to have the dances of death?! Are there even students left anymore?!
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Good point. I think they ship people in for the dances, otherwise it would just be the scoobies and Rebekah. Awkward.
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I laughed at that part because it look like Caroline just when to school for the decorating commitee and then left! LOL Maybe she erases all the days shes not there from the facultys minds and because she's a good friend she does that for Elena too.
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YAY!! Price is back! :-) The originals are always in trouble. Isn't Rebekah gone now that Esther is in her body! Tyler is sucky now. I don't like his new vampire self/trying to get away from Klaus cause. I am eerily rooting for Klaus and Caroline now . . . yikes! Elena and Damon are better off because the cards are on the table. So now, Elena can't pretend they aren't there!!! I forgot Jeremy had a dog, lol. I was too busy looking at his, um, shirt. And Matt's. Kudos to the wardrobe dept. for the the tighter shirts! Hey, I agree with the other guy who said WHY CAN'T JEREMY TALK TO DEAD SCARY MARY??! Because that would be too easy of plot line! AWESOME EPISODE!! When it was over, I just said, WOW! Then, I said, I can't wait to see what Price will say about it. I WAS hoping for a .gif of the "kiss" so I could watch it over and over, though! ;-/
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I'm pretty sure Scary Mary was a vampire
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So was Rose
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Yayyy I totally missed these!!! So much! And missed the show too. I survived my withdrawal and the payoff was so worth it. LOL! This episode was totally the pink starburst! Great analogy. So true. And these recaps are the Strawberry ones of all recaps.



This episode was stellar. Simply and utterly fantastical. For once it wasn''t just the long wait either. It was everything. I LOVED the dynamics of the relationships on this show. Especially in this episode. It gave us some of the best moments of the series. LIke Stefan and Alaric. Hard to believe but when you think about it those two never really had moments before. So the introspective and reflective aspects of their scenes were just brilliant. The writers and the actors deserve kudos. I never realized how amazing they could be in a scene together on their lonesome because they're never in a scene together on their lonesome. Bonding over demons and brown liquour, and working towards that common goal, with Alaric egging Stefan on to beat him within an inch of his life. I mean that was just spectacular right there. They had some deep conversation and I have a huge appreciaciation for the deep stuff. Same goes with Matt and Rebekah...every time I find myself wanting to be annoyed with Rebekah or to dislke her more so that (if and when she leaves) I won't feel as though a huge part of the show is going with her, I can't. Because shes the perfect blend of vicious vampire vixen and vulnerable and pathethic schoolgirl. She wants what many girls that look her age want. She wants to be accepted, she wants to have friends, and just be normal. I love that in those scenes with Matt you genuinely see that.



And any and every Damon and Elena discussion in this episode was well crafted and pure genius. It wasn't for the light hearted. It was as deep as the Pacific Ocean and that's what I like about them. They straight tackled the heaviness of everything instead of doing some light hearted fluffy stuff that would have done everything about this show a disservice. Did I love the Delena making out? Admittedly yes. I mean other than the fact that I felt like I was watching or reading a scene out of a lifetime movie/Nicholas Sparks novel...it was seriously hot and animalistic. I mean Elena pounced on him like lioness on a gazelle...and I love how folks can seriously be having heated make out sessions and forest/dungeon sex in the midst of life and death shizz...but hey, I can't knock 'em for trying. But I LOVED the convos between Damon and Elena even more. The self awareness that Damon has, about expectations being put on him. That moment made me squee more than any tongue hockey could have. It was like Damon Salvatore himself accessed the character assessment that I have written up on him (and everyone else...it's buried in a secret vault and everything. I psychoanalyze for fun...don't judge) and stole a few lines. Yes. And finally making ELena deal with her feelings other than using him to give her a reason not to love him. Yes. Although, based on the passionate exchange there is there a question as to what sort of feelings she has for him?! I mean at the least she wants to fangbang him...c'mon girl. And who knew Rose was a shipper?! Rose was awesome! I mean she swooped in and just stole the scenes! I loved her convo in the backseat. I was torn between being annoyed that they were using her to spell out the obvious as though we are as dim witted as Elena, and amused that she pretty much ripped those lines off of any and every fan forum site about this show. Seriously...she managed to say in five lines what I've written essays about in my spare time, the pros and cons of ELena being with either brother. It was like a viewere was sitting in the backseat and whispering to Jeremy and explaining to him what this other realm of people see when they're watching them. And he looked geuninely confused!LOL! It.Was.Epic. Or maybe it was just cool that it seemed like Damon finally had someone in his corner for a moment. Because it sure wasn't Caroline. I mean she does realize that it's not just Damon set out to kill Klaus, but Stefan and her favorite History teacher too right?! I mean if you're gonna give Tyler a heads up...make sure he knows all the parties that may be after him. I'm just sayin'.



Esther possessing Rebekah wasn't shocking. The way she appeared, half apologized and half chastised and then collapsed after holding her hand like that...I don't know I just had an inkling there was some sort of hinky business there. Plus Rebekah is prime for possession. I love the girl but she's easy to exploit and is the most vulnerable of the originals. No, I was more surprised that no one thought to check the cave. Evil Alaric is still Alaric for pete's sake! Top hiding places. His apartment/gym/weaponry room. Elena's/his house. The top shelf at the Grille. And...ding ding ding...the vampire resistant cave that he spent and immeasurable amount of time deciphering witchy codes in. I mean geez, it wasn't like he would have hid it in his desk at school. Does he still work there?!Ugh these people. Anyhoo...any excuse to see Matt Davis go evil...he's so sinfully good and delicious when he's evil.

(ha ha...Legally Blonde just came on Matt Davis looks like such a snotty brat in this...drunken and rugged definitely works best for him!LOL!)

-Yes,Yes...and YES sniffles. BTW love how you didn't even think twice about not mentioning Kol. His awesome bat wielding aside....he's an annoying jackass. But the show cannot go on without Klaus,Rebekah, or Elijah. ELIJAH!

-Eh. Tyler has been gone long enough for me not to really care. Move over wolfboy I'm totally on board for some Klasoline loving.I like Tyler now. I do. Besides...I don't think he'll die. He is a hybrid for pete's sake. Contrary to what we've seen thus far that has to be good for something. He totally overreacted though. I mean and he didn't even see the diamond bracelet or hear about her suckling on Klaus' wrist. : O

-Damon is better. Elena is probably worse. And Stefan is a confusing idiot. Who does that Steffie?! Oh these boys. I love 'em. Damon has come to grips with things and is suprisingly the most reasonable in this triangle for the moment. Elena's in straight up Cleopatra de nile.

-Kol ate it and decided that Stefan's diet really is lame. Maybe dark jeremy got rid of it for obscure reasons.
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Clearly, I fall into the insomniac/sleep deprivation end of the fan pool. It's almost 3am here and what am I doing? Writing massive essays on the psychosocial motivation versus hesitation factors for a fictional semi-bad vampire, natch.
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It's my bread and butter baby. A thesis or two dedicated to psychological aspects of television characters...I do that shizz for fun. LOL
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Maybe Caroline specifically mentioned Damon because he has said (more than once) that he's good at playing the part of the "bad guy." He's the one who will make the hard choices, sacrifice friends, not hesitate at the last second, etc. If it really came down to a physical fight/magical plot where they had a chance to truly take down Klaus, I think Damon would be the only one who wouldn't hesitate/choke at the last second. I could see Damon staking Klaus even if he hadn't solved the whole bloodlines-nuisance yet, just because it was part of the plan and he found an opening and went for it.

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True.Damon would...but that seriously underestimates badass vengeful Stefan too. I mean he's not completely incapable of playing bad guy. Plus whenever Damon emphasizes those points he's usually speaking specifically to Stefan and/or Elena. Because they are the only two that place certain expectations on him and then pretend to be blind the few times he actually meets them. All I know is, if I were Tyler I'd like the heads up that more than one person may possibly be aiding in my ultimate demise. I have no doubt that Damon would do the deed no second thoughts or hesitancy on his part. I also completely understand that Caroline still hates his guts...I think my continued annoyance is how they sort of rely on this guy for everything while simultaneously being appalled at his actions or him as a person. Well as the person that they think he is. It seems like in general within this ridiculous timespan so much has happened that viewpoints should shift a tad. Everyone has changed and become better and/or worst people but they still regard Damon as the same psychopath that he was back in season one. Which he isn't. If they can accept that Tyler is no longer a Dick long enough for Matt and Jeremy to be besties with him and Caroline to be in love with him than why not Damon? It isn't just him either...I mean the way in which they regard Stefan never ceases to amaze me either. Or Elena. But the brothers especially. They're in different stages of their own path of redemption and yet at least in the eyse of the majority of the characters only one of them is worthy of it no matter what he does and one of him isnt no matter what he does.
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okay, I just want to say that I love your viewpoints on all of this. I one hundred percent agree with everything you have said! I also love that you analyze it all so hardcore because I do the same. I am new to this site and these recaps but just had to let you know :)
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Welcome to the madness! And thanks. I analyze the weather...it's horrible really. LOL
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Yeah what's up with Caroline? I know we all love her, especially* Price, but I mean she DOES still get on my nerves EVERY once in a great while. This episode was a perfect example of such. Way to single out DAMON, Caroline! u.u Have these people lost their minds? (I know, dumb question) I mean, as if Stefan didn't just get done wiping the blood off his chin after eating half the eastern seaboard, among those Damon's old gf. PLUS, he pyscho-tortured Elena threatening to drive her off the very same bridge on which her parents died. Is Caroline blind to that? As if SHE herself wasn't the least bit wooed by Klaus being "charming." Like Klaus didn't kill her best friend's Aunt and guardian. She can pretend to not have been affected Klaus' attraction to her, but we all know she was! So yeah, c'mon now Caroline. Sigh*
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I think they missed out on a really interesting Caroline and Stefan scene after he returned. When she was turned he was her mentor and they developed this really great friendship that I truly loved....and then he goes all Rippah Stefan and nothing. Nothing at all. She spoke about him to the others. That was about it. There was so much unresolved issues about him and what he did in regards to how he was with everyone else. I think that annoyed me. I love both the boys but the lack of I don't know...disgust being directed towards Stefan by the rest of the gang because of his actions was unexpected and unresolved. They still nitpick about any and every Damon indiscretion under the sun.
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Indeed they do, ugh. Yeah, I forgot about Stefan mentoring Caroline through the early stages of her transformation.. Still, Stefan bugged me back then too with his mock-sincerity. Anyway, I'm just glad Rose was sticking up for him! Finally, at least someone's in our corner!
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I suppose so. Stefan just really irks me, so I am very biased on this topic.. Sorry!
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You thought it was mocked?! I thought it was very sincere! Caroline reminded him so much of Lexie and I was thrilled to see that friendship develop and then it dissipated as quickly as it appeared and I miss it.
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I think they really missed an opportunity with Esther possessing Rebekah. I love Claire Holt getting screen time but Rebekah is interesting enough. They really could have used this to alter Bonnie and give Kat Graham something to work with. I feel like I jinxed it by wanting it so bad that I started expecting them to do something to replace Bonnie's personality (TV writers read my mind).
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I agree.
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that was hilarious
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The only thing that I would like to point out is this. Why on earth did Kol feel the need to kill that vampire? We all know that originals can compel other vampires. I highly doubt that lady had built up a tolerance to vervain (or however that is spelled) like they do in Mystic Falls. I understand that it, I guess, helped move the Delana thing along and showed that Kol was a real dick but I just think it would have been more intriguing if they showed up, asked her and she didn't know. Or threw them off the trail with false info without them knowing. That's just my opinion. Especially since Stefan would have told them that he had spilled the beans to Klaus when they got back and it could have been another shocker for them. I'm sure they had some reason to do it, just don't think it was necessary. .
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Glad you're back! I've been waiting for this recap, as it's just about been my favorite episode ever, aside from the last Delena kiss. Anyway, I hope the Originals aren't in trouble, because then the show would be a bit more boring - they'd have no problems to face or deal with other than the current relationship issues. I think Tyler's kinda sucky. He shouldn't have over-reacted. Caroline obviously expressed some form of disgust when she pointed out that Klaus is creepy, even when he's trying to be charming. Hopefully he'll get over it and not hold a grudge like a girl would.

I have mixed feelings about Damon and Elena. I think most viewers are team Delena, so if Damon and Elena end up together happy and all nice-nice, the show wouldn't have an edge anymore. BUT I WANT THEM TO HOOK UP & FALL IN LOVE SOOOO BADLY! :( I replayed the entire scene in the motel at least ten times, at most fifteen. <3

Jeremy's dog? I don't know. At his apartment or family's house? They're at a motel, not Jeremy's living space.

I have a question - three more episodes? Of the show or of season 3? And are they renewing the show? If they aren't, I'm going to cry, go into hiding for about a month, come out of hiding, get a petition signed, and march right over to whoever didn't renew it or whatever. The Vampire Diaries is the best show on The CW - nevermind that - the best show ever, period.
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They haven't said whether they are renewing TVD (to the best of my knowledge), but from what I've read, it seems like it would be VERY unlikely they would cancel it because it's either their best-performing show or one of their best.



Although, ratings were down on Thursday - wonder how much of that has to do with the hiatus. I mean, we diehard fans aren't going to lose track of when it's on, but maybe casual watchers do.
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They'd have to dedicate the rest of the season to the mass murder of infants to get cancelled. And even then...
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I love Rose too! And the fact that they left Kol stabbed on the ground while walking away calmly made me laugh even harder than the straight up murder xD
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i love delena but right now i'm feeling debekah!!! urgh why was he so mean to her :'(
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I'd prefer it if Matt dated Rebekah since he's one of the few actually decent people on the show. He's been truly nice to Rebekah without looking for anything in return most of the time unlike Damon.
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i am a girl and i have been in love with rose from the beginning. <3

btw, wasn't it kansas? coz i remember thinking: ooohhh clark kent/dorothy.

1) doubt it. unless they get other gigs.

2) i am not worried and no, he wasn't sucky. i love klaus, but he compelled tyler to bite caroline. no way i want caro with a guy like klaus. what damon did to her in season 1 was bad enuff.

3) damon's better off considering he got to make out with her AND set her straight, and now elena has to make a decision :)

4) probably with the family frnds... :(

i feel for rebekkah. the worst stuff seems to always happen to her, poor kid :(

i hope Kol dies. hot but ridiculously annoying. and he attacked mashed potatoes!!!

esther is horrible. i hope they get rid of her soon. evilaric is awesome. and rose's monologue was awesome :) :D and considering i've seen that kind of scenario unfold in real life, VERY believable. shipping: mattekkah, forwood and delena :)

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Stop with the fake drawing already....WTF??? It's insulting to Klaroline shippers....me included of course...It's funny....but enough is enough!!! And FYI this episode sucked big time!!!
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B-but they're so funny!! My inner Klaroline shipper finds them quite charming. BTW she wants to tell you not to take these recaps so seriously. They're meant for laughter, luv. So laugh. Be merry.
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I'm a closet -Klaroline, too. I know I shouldn't want them together, but something makes me happy when they smile at each other. And I also find the Price drawings hilarious.
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Whoa, if you're the sensitive sort, Price's recaps are hardly the place to be! Those drawings are HILARIOUS every single time. And we - including non-juvenile Klaroline shippers - can never get enough of them, they are true works of art!
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The Fake drawings are soooo funny. Please keep it up Price.
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1. This is just a guess, but Kol or Rebekah is going to get killed. Perhaps Elijah, but then I'm going to ... be sad forever. :( But Klaus is too good of a villain to get killed so soon. Nope, it's going to be Kol, because technically Rebekah is dead, right? Or is she?

2. Well I wan't to defend Tyler's actions in this ep. He is gone like 2 weeks (which is 2 years VD time), going through some seriously painful transitions just to be with Caroline, and comes back only to realise that nobody (except Caroline) cares if he dies. Kinda sucks to be him. And it does look like they have some issues, for instance a 1000 year old hybrid going after Caroline. Well, it was fun while it lasted (almost a season).

3. Damon=douche. Never got the whole bad guy thing, even though I'm a young girl. But if I'm supposed to have an opinion on this matter: go ahead. Elena is probably going to end up with Stefan.

4. That dog was a labrador, right? Well, Klaus prefers blondes ... Oh, I don't know. I hope Jeremy brought it back to MF, he needs all the friends he can get.

Notes: Great episode! Didn't expect that cliffhanger (no, I haven't seen the promos). Poor Alaric ... Great scenes between Stefan and Klaus. Still getting those gay vibes ... And Price, awsome as always! Love the t-shirt jokes. :)
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I was so wondering the same thing about the dog!!! Do you think we'll get to see Rebekah playing three parts at the same time now? Evil mom, BAMF and sad 16 year old? I would LOVE that!
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Rebekah seriously makes me want to cry for her. She's 1,000 years old and still16 at heart. "barely lived at all indeed". Is it much to ask for her mom to run her fingers through her hair and tell her everything's going to be okay? Instead she steals her body. Worst mom ever.
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Worst-mom second only to Abby
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Crap...I, TOO, intentionally forgot her name and now you're ruined that lol
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I was so happy for you when Rose came on I love her too!

DELENA WHOO HOOOOOO!!!!! FINALLY!

Im rooting for Caroline and Klaus for sure!

Love your recaps btw
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I want Elijah back in it! I like Elijah. And Klaus. They kill off Rebekah and I won't mind too much.
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Ha ha...I like Rebekah but yeah...I'm all about the Original boy baddies. They're like the Damon and Stefan of the Originals which somehow makes them integral to the show!
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I cheered when we saw Klaus' awesome drawing once again, because I knew we'd see Mr Peterson's even more awesome drawing in this recap! :D Also, was Rose actually Julie Plec?



Matt's shirt? Beautiful! Damon's hair? Gorgeous! Did Jeremy get hotter? I must go to Colorado. Also, I can not believe I didn't think how weird it was that nobody noticed "a man was brutally beaten in broad daylight, then his attacker was rammed through with a splintered baseball bat" until I read this recap. TVD is killing my brain cells, I swear.



I like Tyler/Caroline as a pairing but oh man, I didn't like them in this episode. WTF happened in the end, really. So stupid. Btw....Oh, that dungeon.Tyler had a BDSM session with Daddy Forbes while Caroline was watching and in this episode, Tyler and Caroline has sex there. So many memories.



- Totally.

- They are both kinda sucky atm. :/ I thought their reunion was kinda lame. I don't know why.

- I think I am rooting for them at least a little bit.

- I totally forgot about it. And apparently, so does Jeremy, so we're all good.
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Matt's shirt was something to behold! Jeremy did get hotter. (AND Kudos to that boy for getting all judgy with his sister like she was with him). The hotness of this episode was kind of shocking...the fact that I hadn't noticed just how hot everyone looked until later because the episode itself was just that good....is super shocking!



I think we've gotten immune to the open displays of violence that it doesn't faze us anymore. I know the other day I was totally walking past this chick stabbing a guy with a wickery stick and I couldn't understand why there was so much commotion over the ordeal. So what it was noon. Are people not supposed to do that?!
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LOL I loved Jeremy's expressions in this episode.



Pffff violence is overrated....I guess?
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