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After last weeks episode, I came to “As I Lay Dying” with very little expectation( it’s rude to be greedy). I knew the episode was Damon-centric but I didn’t expect any deaths and as usual I was wrong. The episode opened with Elena checking in on Jeremy as he sleeps only to be interrupted with Damon asking for forgiveness and Elena needed more time which Damon doesn’t have to give.
Damon takes a drink and stands in front the window, no ring trying to die. Stephan comes to the rescue and violently I might add I felt sorry for Ian Somerhalder, he must’ve got a little bruised.Did Paul Wesley have to tackle him like that?! Anyways Superman (Stephan) locks Damon in the dungeon.
Klaus wakes up in a meadow and if that is not weird enough he is naked since he was running around as a wolf for a while. Elijah wants to see his family and Klaus points out what I think Elijah didn’t think of ; No one can kill Klaus now not even Elijah. At that moment I knew Elijah wont get what he wants.
Drunk Alaric, he’s a sarcastic mean drunk when Stephan calls for help but is fast to sober up after learning Damon is dying , goes on suicide watch as he serves booze to Damon to ease the pain. What a wonderful bromance.
Stephan asks Bonnie for help which pisses off the witches but all they can get is the name Klaus…TATATATAAAA. Stephan tells Elena Damon is going to die knowing fully that the only person Damon wants to see now is Elena ,God bless his soul.He tells Elena he owes Damon a cure but it is clear as day Stephan wants to save Damon for one reason only: He is after all his brother and he loves him.
Back in -what I understand is Alaric’s apartment- Katherine is still there (where’s Alaric staying?) with Stephan . Surprise Klaus walks in, Why???? Stephan asks for help and Klaus seems amused, then brushes Stephan off to “help” Elijah. Klaus naturally kills Elijah the minute he’s distracted and i know why he went back, to get the dagger. Why wouldn’t he kill Elijah when he gets the chance but as he was stabbing him there was a tenderness as Klaus holds Elijah’s face and Elijah tries to hang on to him AWWW?!
Later Klaus stakes Stephan near the heart -just to be mean- then reveals his interest in Stephan. Who was once a great Vampire but not anymore making him drink human blood bag after bag. At that moment it hits me why I feel like Stephan is an idealistic character, because he is.Stephan acts with great restrain in everything because if he unleashes who he really is the consequenses are dire. Stephan is the kind of person who never says what he feels, he doesn’t allow dark thoughts or negative feelings which makes him liked but too good to understand or relate to.I like him more now.
Damon is on the loose, found by Jeremy and taken to the grill. Sheriff Forbes follows and tries to shoot Damon who whooshes to reveal Jeremy standing behind him who is fatally shot …I had to pause here because I was pissed ,Jenna and Jeremy was too much. Luckily Caroline showed up and I was optimistic but nothing helped Jeremy was dead. Bonnie and Alaric takes him to the spooky witch house to try to bring him back to life and after much crying and bleeding from Bonnie’s part Jeremy is saved with consequences…What are they other than seeing dead people ? I still don’t know.
Back at the movie screening Damon is on the loose again, found by Elena and he is”tripping balls” daydreaming about Katherine … Finally they waited till the last quarter of the show to have Elena and Damon together. He bites Elena’s Neck thinking she is Katherine then wakes up and collapses into her.
Caroline at the grill informs her mother that Jeremy is alive and she has a moment with her mother that brings me to tears Candice Accola and Marguerite MacIntyre delivered the scene to perfection, Sheiff Forbes will be on Damon and Stephan’s side next season.
Stephan is sitting with lots and lots of blood bags and boy is he devouring them making a very creepy animal-like sound, he refuses to drink more unless he is given the cure which is Klaus’s blood. Klaus gives to Katherine and as soon as he gives her the order to leave she flees. Stephan is distraught because he knows Katherine wont give it to Damon and we discover Klaus knew Katherine was on vervain all along. he made her stand in the sun and burn for fun he knew she was lying, gotta love the guy .
The most important scene: Elena is by Damon’s side in his bedroom, Damon is looking back at his wrong choices that led him to this point and he regrets nothing because those choices led him to meet Elena. They are both cuddled in his bed now and Damon apoligises for the many things he did to hurt Elena and she effortlessly forgives him. She rests her head on his chest and he honstly with no purpose other than saying it tells her he loves her. She tears up with great pain and reveals …she knows.Damon wishes she could’ve met him in 1864 when he was innocent and Elena tells him what he was aching to hear her say “I like you now, Just the way you are”. Then she looks down on his face and she decides at that moment she will do what she was afraid to do, just because he is dying, she gives in to the moment. Elena kisses Damon warmly, briefly and passionately she kisses his lips. Thank you
Katherine shows up at Damon’s bedroom door with the cure because after all she cares, when her life is not on the line she cares. As she’s leaving she tells elena Rose’s intended line “it’s ok to love them both” and then adds “I did ” and I add “I do”.
Klaus and Stephan joined forces and are leaving Mystic Falls , tucking Elijah away in a storage space, I’m thinking Stephan is pretending to make sure Damon is Ok then he gets the text from Elena that he is. Klaus very thoughtfully brings Stephan a girl to eat and the poor thing is not screaming, she’s only shaking her head no. A very polite victim I say. She runs screaming and Stephan has a look on his face that only the great Paul Wesley can bring to life, Stephan has crossed over to a very dark side, and he eats the poor girl though it starngely sounded like she is enjoying it.
If all the above wasn’t enough the precious writers leave us with this Jeremy wakes up to be reunited with Annabelle and Vicky who are supposed to be dead. WTF?!
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