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Posted by | February 22, 2013, 14:37 (MST) | 61 Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Bring It On (EP416), airing Thursday, March 14th. Highlight for spoilers:

THE NEW NORMAL — [spoiler]Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) new outlook has everyone concerned, leading Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to agree that going back to the normal routine of high school would be the best thing for her. Caroline (Candice Accola) is pleasantly surprised when Elena decides to rejoin the cheerleading squad, but her pleasure turns to shock when Elena’s behavior proves dangerous. Not giving up on their search for the cure, Damon and Rebekah (Claire Holt) work together until his unwanted advice catches her off-guard. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tries to use Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) to get the information he’s after and makes an intriguing discovery in the process. Meanwhile, a bored Elena throws a wild party and gets into an ugly fight.[/spoiler]

The episode was directed by Jesse Warn and written by Elisabeth R. Finch & Michael Narducci.



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  • Georgia_Peach

    Damon used the sire bond to command Elena to flip her switch, that is an action. He did not tell her to keep it off, which means turning her humanity back on is up to her. Elena was begging for a way to stop the pain and hurt. Damon gave her the action to make it stop.

    Happiness, grief, love, etc… are emotions, which the sire bond does not control. That is why it is up to Elena to let those emotions resurface.

    No matter how hard a vampire tries not to feel, love has a way of coming back to the surface.

  • chris

    Yes, doom and gloom….What an intensly dark episode the last one was… was left sitting there just going…wow…just…wow….I really loved it in its awful darkness, some parts hard to take in for me almost…liked it partly also because (like others have said) it had a feel of season one or seson two, ,,,It was beautifully written and acted…… what you go through when a loved one dies… couldnt even watch the burning scene without holding my hands partly before my eyes….to do a thing like that, to burn everything, She must have not been able to take a n y m o r e….My heart ached like I dont even know how to…..Poor Elena. Woke up yesterday thinking about next episode, and about what will happen with her grivingprocess now, Thinking, that girl really need a BIG hug not letting go for hours….Hoping that everyone rememers not to be to harsh on her for whatever she does with her emotions off…what a shitty situation…will she be able to recieve/take in some love at all? But I imagine the relief for Elena not feeling at this point must be …well. The scene when Elena shuts her emotions off, I loved the tenderness and connection between Damon and Elena in that moment, how he just quietly watched her .how they looked into eatchothers eyes, how she did connect with him before she turned it off….. Him not leaving her eyes as it happend…standing by her…made me feel calm in a strange way….Made me think of the ” i will never leave you” It really showed their deep connetion.. did anyone notice how she felt calmer already as he held his arms around her…could his love not have carried her through this in some way without shutting off….I have been going back and forth what I think about it, if it was the right thing to do or not… she was really begging, and in that moment Im sure she was almost seasing to excist from pain…she was begging for it to stop…So… I think at the moment Im felling ok about it. Also about something radical happening at this point for other resons…. Cause i don´t know how to feel about season four sofar, the mind**** sirebond have been exhausting i so many ways…, Im not ok with that. So i think I liked how this episode was almost cleansing in it´s darkness, gives me hope for something new, Equally divided into worried, excited and curious. Laughed at the seriously funny promo for next ep, loving the idea and possibilitys for Elena to express herself without worrying about others…will be fun and interesting…, …not sure if I will be able to not choke on the fun stuff though, have been feeling this ever since the sirebond, there are so many toxic layers that has been building up this season due to that,or mostly that, in terms of what is real and not…its hard to follow what is actually going on inside of the charachters…Im so busy trying to understand i get a bit tense…maybe more than a bit ha ha…Hoping for some down to earth basic simple love and affection and talking and bonding coming these characters way before seasons end… I need that stuff, then I can deal with whatever fuckery comes their way…( and mine ha ha) and maybee its been not only the sirebond storyline but also the lack of insight/commuunication between characters thats been hard to deal with this season for me. they have to touch ground inbetweeen ,and this seson have been lacking in that i think..–everything (emotionwise) has been really mxed up in the same episodes. No breathing pauses ;) Great to know where some of you commenters have gone to, have been missing some of the indepth discussions and the fun recently. noticing that some people that are usually here with amazing comments and analysis had gone “missing”…was scrolling the recent reaction post commnets feeling a bit sad about that..Was checking this commentsection wondering about it and where to find you…So, here you were great !. have been reading on this site since fall, but rarely comments myself due to having a neuroIgical disorder, takes a lot of energy to write for me unfortunately. Will def pop over to look at Ravens site too! ” In the meantime, let’s brace ourselves for Hurricane Elena. Bring it on!” -Couldn´t agree more!

  • Lydeea

    Vampires have the ability to shut down their emotional responses, and that is what Damon instructed Elena to do. Her emotions are still there-what he basically told her to do was to suppress them.

    What I think will-or should-happen is that they learn that Damon’s initial instructions have to be tweaked, kind of like, “No, Elena, walking around naked will get you unwanted attention, which you don’t need to deal with right now, so do not take your clothes off except(fill in the blanks here.)” So, they tweak them as needed, and that is apparently going to be quite often-though that isn’t surprising, of course, because they are adding some “spark” to the show with “Run Amok” Elena.

  • Loren

    “Him not leaving her eyes as it happened…standing by her…made me feel
    calm in a strange way….Made me think of the ” i will never leave you”
    It really showed their deep connection.” Chris, this is simply beautifully put. Your recap is wonderful.

  • Eva

    What a refreshing change that’ll be..can’t wait to see brutally honest Elena!

  • Eva

    I kinda wish it is Caroline. We have yet to see Elena confront miss “can’t keep my mouth shut” about telling Stefan that she and Damon slept together.

  • chris

    Thanks Loren! Glad you liked it!

  • night magic

    julie plec has just done an interview about that on Zap2it .

  • shoe20

    Pretty sure next Ep we’ll find out Damon was right when he said, “I’m not enough not this time. But to be fair Stefan isn’t either. It looks like Damon will be babysitter one because of the SB tool to curb Elena’s actions. My guess is it won’t work like he thinks. Snarky remarks and eye-acting aren’t going to be helpful either. So Damon’s going to honestly talk to Elena. Elena is going to be truthful and honest with the switch off, so BS isn’t going to cut it. This should be interesting.





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