What was that? No. Seriously. What was that? Here's the deal with recaplets. I typically watch once, spew back the plot, and maybe pepper the whole thing with some "review." Tonight, I cannot do that, so let me put you on pause, gentle readers, while I watch a second time. You ready? Okay!
See. You didn't even know I was gone. So, anyhow, Elena wants to kill Katherine, so Stefan takes her to Alaric's loft and makes her work out, but not because he wants Elena to kill Katherine, just because he thinks Elena needs to sublimate. She probably does, but I can't pay attention, because while I miss Gilbert Gables, I do dig Ric's loft. I hope Elena camps out there, next season. I think it's in a building she inherited from her parents, so why the heck not?
Meanwhile, Rebekah is at the Grill, trying to flirt with Matt. I know she's moving on to The Originals series, but I wouldn't mind seeing her and Matt share some smoochies, before Season Gore Cure Bore is done. She's trying so hard, and Matt has been way too loveless, given his Matt-ness (and the fact that he's star quarterback).
Oh wait. I'm doing that thing where recaplet-me totally screws over recap me. I get it and refuse to continue it. Let's see. What is the nutshell? Okay. Since Katherine has Silas's tombstone, Bonnie has enough mojo to drop the veil to The Other Side, even before the full moon. But she's only dropping it temporarily, and just within the bounds of the Expression triangle. She has mystically linked herself to Katherine. I'm not sure why (I hope to understand by full recap time), but it does make things interesting, once Elena happens on the scene, tries to kill Katherine, and nearly kills Bonnie.
The rest of the Fellowship of the Falls are playing defense. The problem is, once Bonnie does her veil-drop, those dead supernaturals who are interested in Mystic Falls (Alaric, Kol, Grams, Jeremy, and eventually Lexi) show up. Clearly, Vicki, Jenna, Uncle Snark Daddy, and the others could not care less. Uncle Snark Daddy is now Frankenstein on Once Upon A Time though (my other show) so I guess I have to give him a pass.
Silas, however, is still terribly invested. Also, it seems like Bonnie's bluster about how Silas can no longer control her mind is just that. He has lulled her into a false sense of complacency, so he can continue to manipulate her. He also manages to compel Caroline to be a repeat-o cutter, but that will have to wait for the recap.
By episode's end, post-veil Kol nearly manages to kill Elena, but post-veil Jeremy saves her, I think. Then Stefan saves everyone, and maybe Damon does too, because he doesn't buy into Silas's impersonation of Ric (which is pretty deft of him, considering Damon also dealt with real post-veil Ric). Grams coaches Bonnie (and even white washes her use of Expression), but at the end of the day (and at the end of an episode that couldn't have evoked Buffy the Vampire Slayer more, had Joss Whedon penned it) Bonnie wants to have her cake and eat it too. She is convinced she can petrify Silas (correct), yet somehow bring Jeremy back to life. The spell KILLS BONNIE. But it "kills" her in a way that her ghost hangs around, because of that pesky veil. Haters, I feel you're being trolled, here. I just want to say that, now.
"The Walking Dead" is a confusing, madcap, rush of an episode. Two viewings in and I really can't summarize it (as you can tell from the above). All I can really remember is that Ric ends up handing the Cure over to Damon and telling him to get the girl. I'm all adrenaline and feelings, right now. I'm also wishing I hadn't given last week's episode an A+, because this crazy episode has me panting -- not only for more (which it does), but also just for a semblance of a clue.
There's so much more than Bonnie's death (or "death") including resurrected hunters. I'll be back with the full recap, ASAP. In the meantime, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum, where we'd really appreciate it if you could tell us what just happened. In the meantime, I'd like to know what you think. Please tweet your reactions to me on Twitter
Previously, on The Vampire Diaries, Elena cried. Fandom died.
Mystic Falls. Day. We open in Alaric's loft. Normally, I'd complain about this crew keeping Ric's loft, since no one but Matt knows how to put in a day's work, but I
am pretending think it's in a building that the Gilbert parents owned, so I'm fine with it. Stefan has Elena running some training drills, which seems odd, even though she's managed to best an Original vampire (Kol), while he can't get a leg up on this baby vamp, unless he vervains her first. It's not about training, anyhow. In his attempts to get Elena to sublimate her desire to rip off Katherine's head, he has her smashing cinderblocks. The problem is, Elena is less into love and compassion and more into unwavering hatred, these days. Sometimes, I forget I love Elena (especially during this season -- season gore cure bore) Stefan reminds Elena that Katherine has 500 years or so (of strength) on her. Elena doesn't care. She just wants to kill Katherine and kickstart the fandom into full on revolt. Title card.
Grill. Even though he's forever alone, Matt schools Rebekah on the mercenary incentive behind graduation invites. When Rebekah tries to discuss their respective mothers, Matt is understandably stand-offish. We cut to the town square, where Caroline and Elena are addressing their graduation announcements. While Elena is done (on account of how everyone she's even tangentially related to is already dead and buried), Caroline is only on her second batch. No one, including Elena, cares that she's graduating. Elena tries to get Caroline to give up Katherine's location. Care Bear swears she doesn't know it, and orders her old friend to chill. We cut to the...
Woods. Dozen Dead Witches Glade. Katherine hears ghostly sounds before she finds Bonnie and asks, "Could you be any creepier," and "Why are we here?" Bonnie explains that in order to make Kiki immortal, she needs to talk to Qetsiyah (Q) and lower the veil to the Other Side. Bonnie exposits about the massacres (12 exploded humans, 12 hapless hybrids, 12 slain witches, 5 go-ollllllld rings) which form the Expression triangle. Once Bonnie harnesses the energy from all three points of the triangle, plus the juju in Silas's witch-ancestor-blood-filled tombstone, she can drop the veil between them and the Other Side (just within the triangle) to get what she needs. Kiki asks what that is, but Bonnie non-answers with some more about Silas's evil blah blah, then again demands the tombstone. Katherine doubts a 2,000 year old witch is going to do Bonnie's bidding and threatens to take her business elsewhere, because there's a really big market for Silas's tombstone. She tries to swan off but hits an invisible barrier. Bonnie explains that she's mystically linked herself to Katherine, "...which means you're stuck with me for the day. Silas can be anyone. If he gets in your head and figures out I don't need a full moon to do the spell -- it's over. Now about that tombstone?" We cut to the...