The Vampire Diaries is famous for its twists and warp speed story progression but I swear this week’s episode left me dazed and confused. I knew they will not kill Klaus but I really didn’t expect Mikael to die that fast and I certainly did not expect that Stephan will be the one that puts a hitch in their plans.This one is a game changer and what we though was the introduction to a face off between K;aus and Mikael as the ultimate goal shifted into a face off between Stephan and Klaus, this story of recruting an army of hybrids and Klaus ultimate search of power is now a story of epic revenge, Klaus is going to take vengeance on Stephan and a very angry Stephan will take vengeance on Klaus…let the mind game begin when the show returns Januray 5th 2011.
A few points worth mentioning, first of all where was Alaric? I hate when he’s out of the loop he should be given more important and significant role. It’s Homecoming in Mystic falls and dare I say the show’s format was a little different,it keeps referring to itself using the voice of Stephan as he warns Elena and Damon that their perfect plan to kill Klaus will fail because one of them will let their humanity take over as it later turns out Stephan’s humanity and love for his brother. I don’t understand why Katherine bothered to save Damon and employ Stephan to that end. Damon was really focused in this episode, what I love about Damon is; even though he might be impulsive most times he really does what he has to do to get the job done and Elena had the same attitude she mercilessly stabbed Rebekah in the back while they were having a heart to heart, I am loving how pragmatic Elena is becoming.
Klaus’s face off with Mikael revealed a lot about klaus as Mikael strips him bare and states all we know are Klaus’s insecurities, this encounter was my favorite of the episode and Joseph Morgan is pulling all the stops to bringing the character of Klaus to life and making us relate to him. Mikael tears him to pieces and as tears are streaming down Klaus’s face for a second we wish he would kill Mikael and he does, we regret that wish…not entirely because I am not ready to see Klaus leave.
The plan fails and it is a surprise, we’ve been told all through out the episode that the plan is going to fail, even Damon was afraid that something will go wrong and what painful about it is that Stephan intervened when the plan was working perfectly and they had Klaus where they wanted him. Stephan really made a mess of things, and though we learn later he had good intentions at heart his involvement in that ruin of damon’s plans will not be forgiven anytime soon for Damon and Elena both decide to let him go.
The episode was filled with betrayal and unexpected twists, biggest of all Stephan’s retaliation against Klaus by stealing the coffins of his family members which sent Klaus off the deep end, Tyler’s loyalty belongs with Klaus and though he does a hell of a job explaining it to Caroline it is not enough for her to forgive him for injecting her with vervain in Klaus’s name. Katherine hits the road taking Stepahn with her but unfortunately both of their plans don’t include staying together, he has a plan of vengeance and she has one of hiding, I don’t feel like we are going to hear from her anytime soon but it saddens me to hear that Stephan has no wish to reveal or express his humanity even when now he is free of compulsion.
To ease the pain of having to deal with The Vampire Diaries Hiatus till January of 2011 here is a promo of what’s to come and it is tasty as Klaus and Stephan both try to take vengeance against each other and Stephan soon learns that Klaus means business.