Indeed it is a game changer. The one person the Salvatore brothers Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) have been trying to protect since day one has become an elite member of their group. Seeing Elena’s transformation in the amply titled “Growing Pains” was stellar; sensational acting on Dobrev’s part. Damon is at odds with his brother for not rescuing Elena first over Matt. There was not much bonding between Elena and Bonnie (Kat Graham) in the episode as she found herself at the mercy of Klaus (Joseph Morgan). He threatened the lives of the people she cared about if she did not get him back his old body.
The Council made it their mission to rid
Bonnie and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) worked diligently on a spell that would change Elena back to her human form. As Bonnie got close to changing her dear friend’s fate, her grandmother appeared preventing her from practicing dark magic. She is indeed a true friend; she nearly died trying to save Elena. Klaus pissed with Bonnie, chose to rip out
Rebekah enjoyed seeing Elena suffer as her transition to vampire was impending. Without any vampire blood, Elena was sure to perish, but Stefan had other plans. I was praying that Elena would not transition to vampire, but alas she is now one of them. Her first piece of business involved rescuing Matt from a vindictive Damon. Klaus and Rebekah had a brother/sister fight which led to him snapping her neck; this guy is a tool. Family means absolutely nothing to him. Elena called Damon’s bluff about their first encounter, but in the end she chose Stefan. I must admit I could not be happier to see those two together; they have been through a lot. The episode concluded with the pastor addressing The Council about their next move. Little did they know he was about to blow them all sky high.
There are just so many unanswered questions from last season that will obviously be answered this go around. For starters, what deal did Klaus make with Bonnie for her to spare his life? Did he have something on Bonnie or divulge information that she could not resist bargaining with the Devil? Where does Alaric (Matt Davis), the vampire hunter who went psycho and made it his goal to eradicate the vampire race play into this?
While it is believed that Klaus turned Katherine into a vampire and spawned everyone else’s bloodline, there is more to this story the audience has yet to discover. Remember, if the original dies so does everyone else in their bloodline. What’s even more scary is that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) appears to have a similar ideology; the town of
“The Vampire Diaries” airs Thursdays at 8pm on the CW. This series sure knows how to get a viewer hooked. Catch my recap every Thursday, and share your thoughts on what you think will happen.
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