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The Godforsaken Hiatus is officially over, with an uninterrupted run right through to the finale. We’re heading into the Klaus Chapter now, and even though we won’t meet him for a couple more episodes yet, his presence is very much felt in Mystic Falls. Tonight John and Isobel are out to cause trouble, Bonnie, Damon and Jeremy are off on an adventure to find a way to help defeat Klaus, and Matt isn’t taking the news that his girlfriend is a vampire so well. Buckle in, people, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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  • Mac

    He wants them both.He wants Katherine to make her pay for turning herself into a vampire and ruining his plan back in the 1400′s. He wants Elena to use as a sacrifice now. Whatever his plan is he wanted Katherine first.

  • Amanda

    How could you do that to Caroline, Matt? What is wrong with you?
    OMG!!! Alaric, you are in some major trouble. How did you get yourself into that mess?

  • eve

    Just when you think the previous episode was incredible they go and blow our minds with this one. I would love to have taken my blood pressure before, during and after. LOL Jenna…had us in tears. You wanted Ric to be honest. Now you don’t want to talk. Running away…seriously. Isobel, standing over her grave talking about her parents visiting…tears again. Catching fire and her skin literally burning, melting…bloody horrific. Elena has a strong stomach. LOL BTW, how smart was Elena, she was pretty much the only one who seen right threw Isobel. Dammit Stefan! you were there to protect the woman you love. Katherine and the soap dish. I thought it was a great place for Damon to hide it. Who the hell uses decorative soap? That’s why it’s decorative. John and Elena’s scene…kleenex time again. Kinda feel sorry for John, he does try to help save Elena. She’s lost so many people she loves…that is her dad. I think she knows he’s just trying to protect her. That being said. Loved the punch to the face Alaric game him. Bonnie, I cannot wait to see her in full kick ass mode. It was pretty scary with all those witches talking/screaming. Matt and Liz working together…I really hope I’m wrong but it really doesn’t look good for Caroline. Obviously Liz is going to try and hatch a plan to take down Stefan, Damon and Caroline. Wonder if Caroline told Matt about Tyler. Alaric…dear God! That ending was unfreakin believable. Talk about blowing our minds/confusion/horror/stunned. Seriously you never seen a bunch of women sitting in a room saying, “what the hell just happened” LOL Stefan, Damon and there secret weapon…our Bonnie. Had better step up there game. How can they ever beat Klaus? Loved this episode!

  • Canderella

    Still three main characters?!… Well, definately Bonnie (although with far too many prediction for the show) & after this episode also Sheriff Forbes. She knows too much and will go after those bad vampire asses which make her lovely little town so evil… and thus be a thread to everyone not human ;D . So maybe Damon has to killl another friend :(

  • ellie

    This episode shot straight into my top 5..it had everything. Bonnie got to be awesome , Elena got herself a mansion, Damon snarked his heart out , Isobel went up like a firework , Alaric is now a vampire puppet, Stefan got tossed in a bush and one of sheriff forbes plans didn’t fail…phew.

  • Mo

    Wow I just realized that Matt took vervain before Caroline compelled him to forget about her being a vampire. Haha totally missed that whole part…shoot!

  • Mo

    Wow I just realized that Matt took vervain before Caroline compelled him to forget about her being a vampire. Haha totally missed that whole part…shoot!

  • Anonymous

    HI Rehabber- Remember is Memory Lane when Kat said she had been sipping vervain for 145 years so no one would be able to get the drop on her again? I think Kat had time to build up a healthy resistance in her system for vervain, and it’s effects on vampires….Stefan & Damon just haven’t had that kind of time:)

  • Cinnamonfleur

    They say that ab-scence makes the heart grow fonder. Well, after last night, I am definitely falling in love again with this show. The time away was giving me wandering eyes …sad to say. There is only so much one can take.
    What imaginations the writers do posess! Both Matt and Alaric needed their roles to grow or change, they sure got it. Wonder no more about how Klaus was going to show himself. My snarky, lovable Damon will hopefully show more of himself; and with the moonstone, you just had to say “oh no he di’n’t’. What…oh what will sheriff Forbes do with all her new found info?
    I love the pace of the show, they had so many of our senses reeling. So many unexpected little nuggets. I think it may be one of the few shows I could watch for hours…
    Can’t wait to see what plot develops next week.

  • Anonymous

    Watch Elena’s buttons when she is talking to John after he wakes up. About 4 buttons are open, still talking to John buttons are all done up, later in same scene they are open and then closed. What dept is that, that is supposed to make sure everything is the same from one shot to the next in the same scene? lol

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I remember when the wolf took Damon down I just thought it was filled with some kind of pain med to put him to sleep. But yeah big difference between 145 years and 2. lol

  • eve

    I’m thinking right about now Katherine’s thinking…should have stayed with Stefan and Damon. LOL

  • Candygirl9890

    Ha ha! Well, technically that’s true!

  • Candygirl9890

    Ha ha! Well, technically that’s true!

  • Candygirl9890

    No, I think Klaus is temporarily using Alaric’s body. I think Bonnie will force Klaus out with a spell in the next episode. And I agree, Joseph Morgan is AWESOME!!!

  • Candygirl9890

    No, I think Klaus is temporarily using Alaric’s body. I think Bonnie will force Klaus out with a spell in the next episode. And I agree, Joseph Morgan is AWESOME!!!

  • http://twitter.com/onlymystory Melissa Leaman

    I think the possession thing has a lot to do with vampire blood (and is a reason I don’t think that Alaric will die-unless a Scooby kills him). Basically, a vampire’s blood can bring someone to life right? If a human is dying, drinking the blood brings them back and if a human has vampire blood in their system when they die, they will come back to life, albeit as a vampire. So it actually makes sense to me that if enough of a single vampire’s blood was in a human (and from those vases it looked like a lot of blood was transfused), a powerful enough witch with the right spell could first put the human’s mind/spirit to sleep and then bring the vampire’s spirit to the conscious forefront. Kind of like how on Fringe right now, Olivia is still there but William Bell is the one in control of the body. Okay so if you’re still following, I don’t think its a normal possession (not like when Emily possessed Bonnie). As long as the blood is there, Klaus is in charge. Hence the reason if the blood fades out of Alaric’s system (before someone can kill him), Alaric would be okay. Though if he keeps the accent that’s cool with me.

    My only theories on why Alaric is that a) Alaric is trusted by everyone-he can get farther along than any other person. The supernatural kids can’t be risked since the sacrifice needs them and I’d bet that if he used Jeremy, Bonnie would be able to sense it. (The preview does seem to imply that Bonnie figured it out first). b) I think the fact that Alaric has died and come back to life-thanks to the Gilbert ring-makes him able to handle the possession. So John or Jeremy could be used too but like I said, John isn’t trusted and Jeremy spends too much time around Bonnie.

  • http://twitter.com/onlymystory Melissa Leaman

    i think the warnings are exactly what will keep Bonnie from dying. I think she’ll be seriously hurt but this show likes to surprise us when it comes to big deaths. This could be a red herring to throw us off, make it seem like Bonnie will die and then kill someone else.

  • http://twitter.com/onlymystory Melissa Leaman

    I don’t think Alaric is dead though. I think he’s sort of been put to sleep, so that Klaus’ spirit can be in control. I just don’t see Alaric as actually being dead yet.

  • http://twitter.com/onlymystory Melissa Leaman

    I wonder if part of Klaus’ purpose in being in Alaric is to weaken Bonnie? Klaus has clearly been plotting for some time so what if he actually does know that Bonnie got those powers? Next week’s preview seems pretty clear that Bonnie takes him on. Maybe Klaus is using Alaric’s body to force Bonnie to fight, which will weaken (or kill) Bonnie, so that when Klaus shows up in person there’s no witch to take him out.

  • http://twitter.com/onlymystory Melissa Leaman

    Going off my above statement, if Klaus is possessing Alaric to weaken Bonnie, that would mean the Scooby gang would definitely need Elijah back to help them. My bet is that Elena does it. Pissed as Elijah would be, he can’t kill Elena if he wants to beat Klaus.

    And, remember Elena was pretty damn smart. She made Elijah swear he wouldn’t harm anyone on her endangered species list no matter what they did to him. That means Elijah can’t revenge kill.

  • http://twitter.com/onlymystory Melissa Leaman

    I agree. I think it was just enough vervain to give Katherine the upper hand for a few minutes. But unlike previously, because Stefan’s been drinking vervain, he recovered faster.

  • Anonymous

    Klaus is not using Alaric to weaken Bonnie. At this point Klaus and his warlock, Maddox, could care less about Bonnie other than the fact she is on his list of people to kill. Klaus is instilling fear into Elena and those around her. He is sadistic and loves to “toy” with his victims. He plans to kill everyone that she cares about and isolate her. Having Isobel remove her day walking necklace in front of Elena knowing what the end result would be was traumatic impact. Using Alaric is just a part of paving the way for his arrival and letting them get a sample of what he can do. Klaus intends to paint the little town of Mystic Falls in RED…Blood Red. Maybe his name should be Satan Klaus….. NO that would be too much.

    BTW….Why are you calling the Mystic Falls gang on the Vampire Diaries the Scooby Gang? The Scooby gang was from Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Two entirely different cult shows. Actually, I loved Scooby Doo. At one time he was my hero. Scooby Dooby Doo!!!

  • http://twitter.com/onlymystory Melissa Leaman

    Um, I’m well aware the Scooby gang is from Buffy. Quite a few fans of both shows have dubbed the MF gang Scoobies 2.0. It’s an easy way to reference the whole group.

    And how do you know Alaric isn’t being used to weaken Bonnie? Klaus isn’t stupid and Bonnie’s powers could now kill him. It seems to be a perfectly logical theory that by having Bonnie attack him in Alaric’s body, Klaus stays safe but makes Bonnie weak. Or it might kill Bonnie (which I’m sure Klaus is fine with) but he’s not an idiot. Klaus isn’t going to let a witch walk around with the power to kill him. And just because Klaus is smart and might consider using Alaric to take down Bonnie doesn’t mean he won’t still start killing people.

    Mostly though, I presented my idea as a theory, not as an absolute answer. There’s no need to just jump in to tell me I’m wrong and could not possibly know what I’m talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Melissa,
    You responded to one of my comments and I responded back giving you my thoughts to your theory. No one dissed what you were saying. I just disagreed regarding Klaus taking over Alaric’s body to weaken Bonnie. I don’t think that is why Klaus is using Alaric as a “vessel”. At this point Damon and Stefan think Bonnie is the “secret weapon”. Hopefully she is, but I doubt it.

  • ML

    I’m thinking that maybe they had to get the vervain out of his system for the possession to work, so draining was the fastest way.

    At first I thought they were going to turn Alaric into a vampire, which would be kind of sad in my opinion. I like Alaric as the one non-meta-human who can kick butt. They did take an awful lot of blood so who knows.

  • Anonymous

    Could be Melissa- also, if she’s forced to fight Klaus next week, it will also make a statement to the rest group- Ric is a trusted friend.

  • Anonymous

    Hi i read all the reactions and i was just wondering if anyone could answer a question ?In the web clip for this ep there is a scene where Damon tells Elena she has to listen to him.I must have missed this because i couldnt find it in the ep so did anyone see that part and if so what was he trying to tell her?She was teary and he was being very gentle

  • Sfinn85

    I think that will happen in the next episode. The clip that it was in was for the remaining episodes until the finale.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Sfin85 thanks for answering my question.I thought maybe they were cuttting out scenes.So again thankyou

  • EyeOfNewt68

    I was thinking,”WTH!?” after this last episode. All I will say is this, it took me up until Caroline was turned to warm up to her. So, I hope she lives. Liz on the other hand…Pfft! Not the momma! Caroline is better off with her dad and his bf. And how is Matts mom the succubus doing?

  • EyeOfNewt68

    Yea….what you said!…LOL

  • http://twitter.com/vikifichtenbaue Viki F

    Omg people..face it: isobel didnt commit suicide!! If you listen carefully the guy says: “Your part is finished. You do what I COMPELLED YOU TO DO.” So obviously he compelled her to kill herself after doing her part!! either way that part was amazing..the whole series is <3

  • ML

    I think Matt is more likely to try to kill Caroline if anyone tries. He’s still really upset about what happened to his sister. I don’t think Liz would try to kill her own daughter.

  • http://twitter.com/Jaydee94x Jade Ostler

    This episode was Awesome!!! i can’t wait for the next episode now :)

  • Stephanie

    lol @ Isobel’s epic sunburn





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