Previously on The Vampire Diaries:
Alaric was shot by his apparently psycho new girlfriend Dr. Meredith Fell, Damon and Stefan killed and turned Bonnie’s mother to protect Elena, Bonnie needed some space from Elena while caring for her in-vampire-transition deadbeat-but-possibly-redeemed (?) mother and getting over the fact that her family’s had to sacrifice everything AGAIN for Elena, the Originals continued to bore me (though luckily most have left town for a time, at least), Matt and Elena continued to bond, Damon and Elena put the hate back in their love-hate relationship (is this because he turned Bonnie’s mom, slept with Rebekah, both, or something else? can’t remember), and Tyler was still AWOL.
This week in “1912”:
—The Salvatore brothers in period clothing! YUM. This was undoubtedly my favorite thing about the episode. Damon, especially, rocked the look, IMO. Thanks, Ian Somerhalder!
—Alaric survived the gun shot wound (at first I thought this meant Meredith was supernatural, but apparently she healed him with vampire blood; whatever—he lived to provide us with Matt Davis hotness another day and that’s what really matters)
—Sheriff Forbes jailed Alaric for the murder of Meredith’s fiance and in general was awesome (at least SOMEBODY in this town does her job)
—Sage, a vampire Damon and Stefan (and Rebekah, apparently) knew in 1912, was pretty bad-ass with her boxing and “Who’s next?” attitude.
—Damon and Rebekah mocking “judgy” Stefan, because, I mean, it’s true: he can be totally judgy for someone who’s killed as many people as he has
—I appreciate how the show always comes back to Damon and Stefan and brotherly love, even if I don’t understand why the two always need to “owe” each other for some past wrong or favor or whatever to express it
—Matt and Elena’s spy skills; don’t quit your day job, kids
—The convo between Matt and Elena about why she loves the Salvatore brothers. TVD could REALLY do with a romance writer (or five) on the writing staff, because Elena listing her reasons for loving Stefan as 1) he made me feel safe, 2) I knew he’d
worship love me forever, and 3) he couldn’t die did not do her any favors. The third point makes a lot of sense, actually, but Elena, girlfriend, that’s just not healthy.
—The show’s framing of flashback episodes. Someone is always sitting around telling another person about how things used to be, meaning the present-day scenes are incredibly dull. Last night’s bar scenes with Damon, Stefan, and Rebekah were no exception.
—The Delena extremes. Why is it that they’re always either BFFs or not speaking? I’d love to see some time spent hanging out for no good reason (a summer spent looking for Stefan does not count) and going to each other for comfort about minor things (deathbed kisses don’t count).
—The lack of Tyler and Caroline, but especially Tyler. Someone needs to put an APB out on him, clearly. I know I’d like to run around Mystic Falls taping up REWARD posters.
—Why is Matt getting so much screen time??!! I guess I’m glad it’s with Elena rather than Caroline, but still, ugh. Go. Away.
—Elena freaking out at the sight of Stefan with blood on his face, obviously having just finished feeding on someone. Look, Elena, you are perfectly willing to forgive Stefan AND Damon for killing ZILLIONS of people when you don’t have to see it, so I think it’s all kinds of ridiculous when you act like this just because you’ve had to see it firsthand. Accept that you’re OK with them being serial killing sociopaths or dump their asses for once and for all and pretend you never enabled them, already.
—The discovery that ALARIC is the one who’s been killing Council members because he’s gone crazy from dying and coming back to life so many times. I think it would’ve made much more sense if the ring just stopped working so well (hasn’t it been taking him longer to come back each time?) and he didn’t fully heal each time or something. I don’t understand why the ring would start possessing him or whatever after all this time.
Meredith: You date vampires, Elena; It shouldn’t surprise you that your guardian is a murderer.
Stefan: Okay, I’m freaking out. I’m ready to eat the whole waitstaff. Why do you need to hear me say it?
Damon: Scram. No one likes a lurker.
Damon: You wanna fight hunger, [or] you wanna fight me?