Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) broken heart and his karma catch up with him while Katherine (Nina Dobrev) is busy trying to seduce his brother. Will her karma be next, or will the fates intervene for the dopplegangers to be together?
Let’s bitch it out…
Okay, okay. I’m a grown up, I can say it: I may have been wrong. Over the past few weeks, I have made my opinion on the Katherine/Elena (both played by Nina Dobrev) body jump scenario very clear – I am not in to it at all. But after tonight’s episode, I may be straddling the fence instead of firmly standing on one side. Because I actually enjoyed watching Katherine as Elena. There was one point, when she found out about Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and rolled her eyes so only the camera could see, that I actually laughed out loud. I think I got so caught up in the whole Katherine dying story that I forgot how much I love Katherine. Her personality is amazing and so much more fun than boring old Elena. Her overt flirting with Stefan (Paul Wesley) is fun to watch, and its nice to see someone fighting for Stefan again. He deserves it.
He reminds me just how much he deserves it when he gives Katherine the speech about how he actually stopped waiting for Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to fail because he liked the person his brother had become. Stefan is a good guy, plain and simple. He’s the hero who is always willing to save someone. This is a sharp contrast to the person his brother has become again. Old habits die hard I guess. But Damon is right – he is better like this. We can all talk about how great he had become with Elena and how she made him a better person, etc etc etc, but the fact remains that’s not who he truly is. The real Damon is the guy who murders generation after generation of Whitmores and leaves just one standing to ensure he can have another generation to kill. Damon is the guy who would kill his little buddy Jeremy, just because he’s pissed at the world and he’s trying to prove everyone right. He’s not strong enough to be the better guy on his own two feet. That’s who Stefan is. And we can’t have two hero brothers; it just doesn’t work. When Damon is free-falling, he always reminds Stefan of that fact, and now I’m starting to believe him. We need at least one character going off the rails or else the show doesn’t work. Damon is the easiest fall back because he always has that darkness in him.
The fact that Damon immediately recognizes this new development as karma is brilliant. He has spent the majority of 150 years, give or take, being a psychotic murderer and terrorizing innocent humans. Now Dr. Maxfield (Rick Cosnett) has exacted the perfect revenge: Damon craves vampire blood instead and will kill off his own kind. And Dr. Maxfield is smart enough to know that using his serum on the worst of the worst vampires is the best possible outcome for the humans. Though it does present quite the predicament for our band of misfits in Mystic Falls. Matt (Zach Roerig) is the only human left really. Maybe Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Jeremy too. They’re supernatural but not vampires so I guess they’re safe. But basically every other character on the show is now going to be in danger from Damon’s hunger.
I’m secretly hoping that Nadia (Olga Fonda) will be Damon’s first kill back in Mystic Falls. This girl is too much. Not only is she annoying, but she’s extremely pointless as well. Her entire role is playing messenger between Katherine and Matt. So glad they introduced a new character for this useless story.
- Leave it to my girl Caroline (Candice Accola) to bring the humour. She can always be counted on to lighten the mood with a quirky idea, like the Bitter Ball and shredding her pictures of Tyler and the drawing Klaus (Joseph Morgan) drew for her a few seasons ago. It’s cute how protective she is of Stefan, and she actually seems hurt at the embrace between Katherine and Stefan at the end. Plus she looks great! I’m a Steroline fan now, so game on Katherine!
- Thankfully, they give Tyler (Michael Trevino) some purpose as he picks up on Matt’s compulsion surprisingly quickly. So far, I’m liking Tyler’s return to Mystic Falls. He isn’t completely useless like Nadia, and he’s been pretty entertaining. Welcome back, Tyler. Please don’t disappoint me again.
- Okay, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Jeremy supernatural? Didn’t he have some kind of super strength when he became a hunter? Is that just gone now, or did Enzo (Michael Malarkey) just tie the ropes extra tight? For a vampire hunter, Jeremy let himself be taken hostage by one pretty quickly, and let himself be almost killed by one. I get it that this was convenient for the storyline, but it didn’t ring true to me. Sometimes they play him strong and sometimes they play him weak to use as bait. I don’t care which one it is, but please pick a side and stay there.
What did you think of ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’? What will become of Damon now? Do you think there’s a cure? Are we ever going to get Elena back? Why do you think Matt is cooperating with Nadia? Sound off below!
The Vampire Diaries returns on February 27th at 8pm EST on the CW.