Vampire Diaries
The Departed

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Cindy McLennan: A- | 6 USERS: A
A Proverbial Coin Toss

Sidebar: Okay, so you know I said that Alaric finding the right storage unit was too pat for me? It really just was. He could have just as easily used his super-hearing to hear Becky and Damon wheeling something out. Watching him by-pass a bunch of closed lockers, then opening just the right one, and seeing the casket isn't in it? That does not work for me. I mean, the casket wasn't in any of the units he opened before Rebekah arrived. Right? Similarly, I'm frustrated that he knew where to find the Storage Facility in the first place. He's practically omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent in this episode. Yeah, the cops are helping him. Whatever. It's just facile. I understand the reason for it. The reason for having this action take place so far away, is so that Elena will have to choose to go to Damon or to Stefan, when she thinks they're dying. But somehow, that makes it worse. Whatever. I really liked this episode. I just had to get that off my chest. Also, sure it's easy for me to say now, but even when I first watched this episode, I thought Alaric took that stake out of Klaus way too early. Also, I wondered if shutting the coffin wouldn't smother the flames. (I'm shouting out to my friends Lisa and Dawn, here.) Add those facts to the near certainty that Bonnie was likely up to something when she wanted some alone time with Desikklaus. It all made me pretty sure Klaus would survive this episode. While I love Joseph Morgan, I am so tired of Klaus as Big Bad. There. I feel better and the commercial is over, so let's get back to work.

Damon is sitting on the SFTiCEfBRaAtRaLbiFtFfDtL garage floor when he calls Stefan and reports that Klaus is dead. Stefan says he feels okay and asks Damon if he feels anything. If Klaus wasn't lying about siring their bloodline, they have maybe an hour left to live. Stefan says that's not enough time to get Damon back to Mystic Falls. Damon: "What, so we can have our epic goodbye, Stefan?" Stefan's eyes fill but don't spill. "Not us, brother. You and Elena." This hits Damon where he lives. He's teary too, and says, "Well, I guess you'll just have to say goodbye for both of us, won't you? Call me if you cough up a lung." Isn't it romantic?

When Stefan hangs up the phone, Jeremy makes his confession. "Stefan, Elena's not at home. Matt and I -- we're getting her out of town." Stefan says it's going to be fine. "Klaus was lying. We're all going to be okay." Just then, Elijah and Caroline arrive. Elijah asks what happened. Caroline can tell by looking at Stefan's face. We cut to...

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