I truly enjoyed this episode. I know that's probably less than evident from this recap, but that's because I can no longer enjoy it. But that first time I watched it, I felt like my show was back. I'm still not crazy about the cure and sire bond, but that's the story they're telling and I feel like this week, they told it well.
The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 17, 2013, so I'll see you next year. I hope you had a good Hanukkah. A continuing Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, to all who will celebrate. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Before you go, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum, where we're bending an elbow for Mayor Carol "Mama Mulva" Lockwood.