The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 9

Elena’s kidnapping led to everybody meeting Elijah, one of the original vampires, in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 8. They ended up killing Elijah, or at least that’s what they thought. Elena’s kidnapper, Rose, is now on their side, apparently.

Rose’s story is that Klaus, the oldest vampire in the history of time, is the one who wants Elena dead.

Elena’s plan is simple. She’s going to go ask for help from her murderous lying doppelganger. Alone. With offerings of some family keepsakes and a bottle of blood, Elena pries information out of Katherine. She first met Klaus when she fled to England, abandoning Bulgaria because she got throwed out. Klaus wants the same thing from Elena that he wanted from Katherine, to kill her. The curse was bound with Petrova blood, and the doppelganger was created as a way to undo the curse.

It was in England where Katherine met Rose and Trevor, who decided to save her because he loved her, whether that meant Klaus was going to kill him instead or not. Trevor’s hope was to run until he died, which he pretty much did. If Elena doesn’t want to die, she has another choice, turning herself into a vampire like Katherine did.

Bonnie runs into a new guy at school while Jeremy’s hitting on her. Luca’s father knew some Bennetts when he was doing his residency in Massachusetts. Does she have any family in Salem? Luca and his father are witches, too, or at least they’re warlocks.

Damon and Rose go to meet Slater, the guy who hooked her up with Elijah. So how do you get in touch with the oldest vampire there is? Craigslist. Whatever useful information Slater may have is irrelevant because Elijah breaks up their party before he can really be of much help.

Elena knows she’s not the only thing needed to break the curse. There’s the moonstone, a werewolf (Tyler), a witch to do the spell (Bonnie), and a vampire (Caroline). Better that they die than Katherine.

If a vampire breaks the curse, werewolves are stuck with the curse of the moon, and vice versa for the vampires and sun. The race is on to do it first.

Katherine has saved the best part of her story for last. Klaus killed her entire family. If Elena’s plan is to run, he will hunt down her friends, family, and anyone she’s ever loved. Meanwhile, Katherine, who happens to have the moonstone in her hand, is the safest one of all of them. No vampire would be stupid enough to go into the tomb.

Rose and Damon have decided that the smart move would be for the two of them to hook up.

In her breakdown, Elena says that everything that’s going wrong is because of her. Quite overdramatic.

Slater wants no part in any of this, but he did some digging. They can destroy the curse, but they need the moonstone and a witch. Luckily, as a guy who’s been going to college since ’74, Slater has a degree in theater, so he pulls off this convincing setup for Elijah. Somehow, Elijah can compel other vampires. He can even compel them into killing themselves by driving a stake through their hearts, which he does to Slater. Then out from the other room walks Luca’s father.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 8

The brothers managed to trap Katherine in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 7. Before Damon threw away the key, she warned him that Elena’s in danger and needs help.

We now return to our regularly scheduled kidnapping. Elena’s brought from one car to another. As for the guy who grabbed her, he serves as lunch for the vampire who asked him to take her.

Tyler is noticing funny things about himself, such as increased strength. If that doesn’t give it away, the yellow eyes and turning into a wolf three times a month might.

Elena’s kidnapper wants a taste, but he has some chick to answer to, one who wants nothing more than for her to be quiet.

Stefan doesn’t really care that Katherine is the enemy and wants them dead. If she can help get Elena, that’s all that matters to him. Bonnie suggests a smarter way. Slice open Jeremy and track Elena. The map his blood creates gives them a town 300 miles away. While Stefan and Jeremy argue who’s going to go save Elena, Bonnie starts bleeding from her nose.

Tyler confronts Caroline because he wants to know what’s happening to him, but she’s got bad news for him. She can kick his butt without even breaking a nail.

Jeremy may not have been allowed to go with Stefan, but Damon went in his place. So why? Is he just helping his brother, or is he trying to save the girl he loves, too?

As if the random nose bleeds weren’t weird enough, Bonnie gets another one, followed by a paper burning in her hand and then a collapse on the bed. She’ll be fine, so she says. Witchcraft has its limits. If she pushes too hard, she has to face these consequences.

Elena’s been brought to wherever she is with whoever she is with (Rose) because they’re running from Elijah, a vampire, or one of the vampires rather, the originals. Tired of running for 500 years, Rose and Trevor are using Elena to break themselves out of their old mess. Elena’s the key to breaking the curse. The moonstone binds the curse, but sacrifice is what breaks it, the blood of the doppelganger. In order to break the curse, Elena has to die. Well then. The mistake they made that has had them running ever since is trusting Katherine, the first Petrova doppelganger. Can’t make that same mistake again.

Not content just getting his butt kicked at school, Tyler goes to Caroline’s home to confront her again, with the idea in his mind that she’s a werewolf, too. The fangs say otherwise. She doesn’t want him to tell. Who’s he going to tell?

Elena finds a note on the couch from Bonnie that Stefan and Damon are on their way. Elijah arrives first, though. After he agrees to pardon Rose, she introduces him to Elena. Before he leaves with her, Elijah has one last piece of business, Trevor, the one who freed Katherine half a millenium ago. Off with his head. Although Elena wishes to negotiate, Elijah’s in no mood, so he rips off her necklace and gets her to spill the beans about where the moonstone is.

It’s at this point when blurs start running around them. Damon wants Rose to be quiet, and seeing as how Elijah just offed her best friend, she will oblige. Elena’s got a bottle, but that doesn’t do anything. Guns don’t work either. Tag teaming brothers who have each other’s backs are sufficient. With one brother down serving as a distraction, the other kills Elijah dead. Elena asks for Rose to just be let go.

Stefan says something he should have told his brother decades ago. He’s sorry.

Rose seeks out Stefan. Elijah may be dead, but this isn’t over. Perhaps she needs his help.

Damon’s going to say something to Elena just once. He loves her, but he doesn’t deserve her. Not that it matters because she has to forget what he just said anyway.

As for Elijah, he may have just had a coat rack jabbed through his heart, but it will take more than that to kill him.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 7

Damon trapped and killed Mason in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 6, so now Katherine has a plan B: getting Matt to go after and be killed by Tyler.

The plan now is to kill Katherine. Sensible plan.

Katherine heads to the masquerade ball with straight hair. We know this. Straight hair = Elena. I’m surprised nobody in the town seems to know that yet. She reinforces her plan with Matt when she arrives.

Bonnie thinks maybe she knows Katherine’s witch friend. Perhaps she is mistaken, but regardless she got a weird vibe.

Stefan is not fooled by the straight hair at least. He agrees to a dance, though. This happy dancing doesn’t last long before Katherine stabs a girl in the back, literally.

Jeremy is sent as the messenger boy for Katherine. Meet Stefan and Damon at the edge of the lake by the woods. Caroline spills the beans. They’re trying to kill her. Shocker. It’s all… a trap. She’s just trying to lure Katherine into a room, one from which she can’t escape.

When Damon shoots Katherine from behind, there’s a little glitch. Elena starts to bleed from the same spot of her chest. Then her arm. These two brothers may want to consider not stabbing and shooting her sooner rather than later. In the nick of time, Jeremy runs in to stop them from killing her. They’re not the only ones with a witch on their side.

As planned, Matt gets into a brawl with Tyler. Good thing Caroline is there to knock Matt out before he gets himself killed. One punch and done. Matt’s not alone. Standing by, a girl named Sarah also attacks Tyler. Now her, her he accidentally knocks down and out. Uh, what’s up with Tyler’s eyes?

Bonnie knows who the other witch is, and she’s going to go find her. When she does that, they don’t get into any sort of brawl just yet, but she does sense the moonstone on Bonnie. Hand it over. You can trust her. And she does. With that, she promptly walks in to the room with Katherine and gives it to her, on the condition that her debt to her for saving her life is satisfied.

Stone in hand, Katherine falls to the ground and starts gasping for breath. Should have warned her that there was another witch involved. They’re related, by rumor. Her mother is the first cousin twice removed from the niece of Bonnie’s grams.

Caroline’s not surprised to find out that Tyler’s wound from the fight has healed already.

Katherine’s not dead, just trapped. Her warning for Damon is that Elena’s in danger and needs to be protected. He’ll protect her. While Katherine rots in hell. Then he seals her in.

A masked man comes up from behind and grabs Elena.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 6

Stefan came up with this theory in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 5. If he drinks a little human/Elena blood every day, he’ll get strong enough to beat Katherine.

Jeremy goes to see the less than welcoming Damon. He warns him why Mason is in town, his search for the moonstone. According to legend, the werewolf part of the curse was sealed with the moonstone. Whatever sealed the curse… can be used to unseal the curse.

Liz’s plan is to pretend like her daughter doesn’t exist. For Caroline, she views this as no real change. Either way, her mom doesn’t care.

Mason runs into Stefan. He wasn’t expecting to see him there. Or anywhere. From now on, Mason will have to do his own dirty work, with the sheriff compelled into forgetting what she saw.

When Bonnie touches Mason, she sees Elena, kissing him. That’s not Elena she sees. It’s Katherine. The more bad news is that he got the moonstone from his nephew Tyler. Stefan decides to leave Damon alone with Bonnie, leading to a discussion about how she’s going to get over herself and help them defeat the bad guys. Returning to overhear this lack of playing nice, Stefan jumps in to offer input that he meant that as a question with a please on the end. She agrees to do her witchy thing of making Mason’s brain hurt, which she can do to anyone with a supernatural healing ability.

The moonstone is in a well, whatever that means. Although Bonnie’s vision doesn’t make much sense, that’s all she’s got. She’s not allowed to ask questions. After leaving Damon, suddenly things become clear to her. Does Caroline remember the old well from when they were kids?

Stefan jumps down into the well. That was a stupid idea. It’s full of vervain. This causes Elena to scream, which in turn Caroline hears, and then Bonnie goes to help as well. They lower Elena down to pull Stefan up out of the well, a bloody mess. While she’s down there, Elena finds the stone, after much drama about a run in with a snake.

Mason’s helping Katherine so that she can break the moon curse. This will make it so that he doesn’t have to turn any more, which Katherine wants because she loves him. Damon is all amused by this moron who’s just being used. Katherine will only rip his heart out. Damon can save him the time and do it for her. Kill or be killed.

Caroline and her mom have started to talk. They’re getting along a little bit now. Her request is to not take her memories away. She won’t tell, and won’t hurt her. Caroline would have to be stupid to listen to this, and she does not. While her mom may possibly leave her alone, she’s not going to trust the brothers.

After killing her boyfriend, Damon calls Katherine to provoke her. Following their call, Katherine calls Elena to chat. She suggested that the world would be a much better place if Jenna were dead, which has now culminated in Jenna stabbing herself, but they get her to the hospital in time.

Following this incident, Elena tells Stefan that they have to stop being selfish. It’s over. Again.

With the werewolf she needed now dead, Katherine has a plan B. She compels Matt to go after Tyler, and not stop until he’s been killed by him.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 5

Katherine tried to get Caroline in between Elena and Stefan in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 4, failing miserably in the process. Elsewhere, Tyler found out that his family’s curse is triggered through death.

A friend of Mason’s thought he was cheating with his girlfriend, leading to a rumble in the parking lot. The ensuing battle resulted in Mason getting his powers. All it takes is any death at your hands, even an accident, such as a car wreck.

Elena and Stefan plan to continue pretending they’re angry with each other. But it’s only pretend. Honest.

Caroline’s mom has noticed that lately she seems… different. It’s the added paleness and craving for human blood.

Stefan would like to have a truce with Mason. Yeah, he’s heard that story before, when he spoke with Damon. It’s two against one, and it’s not a full moon. Might want to consider accepting playing nice.

Mason warns the sheriff that she has two vampires living right under her nose. One of them is Damon Salvatore, whom she considers a friend and an ally.

Jeremy’s been drawing some wolf pictures. Tyler is angry that his secret is out.

A little girl offers Damon some lemonade, containing vervain, with the sheriff within sight. If she needed proof that Damon’s a vampire, she just got it. Now it’s time for her to go to work, which frustratingly to Caroline means she lasted five whole minutes. This is enough to convince Stefan that they need to put Mason down, although he doesn’t like it.

The brothers head into the woods, where they’re promptly shot and drugged. While he would like to participate in the killing, Mason is dismissed by Liz. She’s there as the council, not the law, and he can’t be a party to this. As he’s leaving, he runs into Caroline and Elena. Caroline can take him. Wanna bet? Yeah, she does.

Once she’s done beating up Mason, Caroline heads off the find the brothers. Now she has a choice to make. Stop this murder and be found out, or flee and let it happen. Whatever her choice, Elena’s going down there. So she follows. Hi, mom.

This is a most unfortunate situation. Two deputies dead, and now what are they going to do about the sheriff? She’d like to be killed now. No such luck. Damon will honor their friendship, even if she won’t. His plan is to compel her once the vervain wears off, but whatever happens, she wants her daughter to be kept away from her.

Stefan has an idea. Drink a little human blood each day and build up a tolerance to it, thereby making himself strong enough to fight Katherine.

Tyler almost killed a girl, accidentally of course. For a split second, he wished she died. With that out of his system, he hands over the stone to his uncle.

After speaking to Damon, Elena has decided to be onboard with Stefan’s plan, so she cuts herself and will feed him her own blood.

Katherine’s not happy that Mason tried to kill Damon and Stefan, but she is happy that he has fulfilled her plan of finding the moonstone.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 4

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 3 led us to a new kind of creature, werewolves.

Katherine finds it easy to get inside Stefan’s head and make him have nightmares.

Mason tells Tyler that ignorance is bliss. He’s better off not knowing how to trigger the family curse.

Back to Katherine and Stefan. He pretends he still cares about her. Rather than kissing her however, he jabs her with a needle. He’s over you, dude, move on with your life. He’s not in love with her any more, regardless of what happened during the Civil War, and regardless of the fact that he’s sought a woman who looks exactly like her. Whatever feelings he had back then, they’ve all turned to hate. Love, hate, what’s the difference? She knew all about the plan to burn the vampires, her family, her friends, but she didn’t care. Rather, she initiated the plan and practically lit the match, just to fake her own death.

Caroline says that Stefan hates that Elena’s a constant temptation. The desire to rip out her jugular every time he’s with her, yeah, that’s there. That’s why she broke up with Matt. It’s Caroline’s quest to make sure these two break up, but only to protect Elena, of course.

Damon doesn’t like Mason, not that that’s something unusual. This is the guy who tried to kill his brother. In Mason’s defense, he says that was a mistake. He was confused, and couldn’t chain himself up in time. He’s there for his family because his brother the mayor died, and says he wants to be above this little spat they’re having. That hand shake and resulting truce lasts about 5 minutes. Damon stabs him, but that doesn’t work. Now they’re enemies. Apparently, Mason has not been paying attention. They’ve already been enemies.

Katherine threatens Stefan to stay away from Elena. If he refuses, she will kill everyone she loves while she watches, then she will kill her while he watches. There’s a simple solution here. Just kill Katherine. Ah, but there’s a catch. She’s been sipping vervain every day for 145 years, and it doesn’t bother her. She’s just faking. After Katherine gets done stabbing Stefan, she walks outside to find and meet Elena, who was worried that something happened to Stefan. This chance encounter is short lived.

The reason why Caroline wants Elena and Stefan to break up? She’s working for Katherine. That said, she doesn’t want to kill Elena, which is a bummer.

What triggers the Lockwood family curse? Human blood. Take another person’s life, and the curse is yours forever.

Elena and Stefan meet for a chat. Conveniently, Caroline is there listening to them, hanging on to every word. This is not a fact that is lost on either of them as they stage their fight.

Whatever Stefan may think about her being incapable of love, she’s been hanging on to the memories for 150 years.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 3

Caroline went throught the change process in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 2, but Elene still refused to kill her.

As if newly turned vampires isn’t enough of a problem, the theory developing now is that the Lockwoods are werewolves. Damon and Elena will be heading to Duke to do some research. Conveniently enough, Stefan can’t go. He has to look after Caroline.

Bonnie will be casting a spell on a ring for Caroline. First, there are rules. If she ever does anything to hurt anyone…

Once the spell is cast and the ring is on, Caroline can apparently proceed living a normal life. They’re still stuck putting up with her attitude, though.

When they arrive at Duke, the chick there pretends to be all nice and stuff. Yeah, it’s all fun and games until somebody gets shot with an arrow. Thanks to his speed, Damon is the one who gets struck by it. He’d like to kill that bitch now. Elena doesn’t want him to do that, though, in spite of the fact that she just tried to kill her.

It was all just a misunderstanding. She wanted to kill the Katherine. No harm intended toward Elena.

Becoming a vampire means that all their natural behaviors get amplified. For Caroline, that makes her an insecure neurotic control freak on crack.

600 years ago, the Aztecs were plagued by werewolves and vampires. Until the Aztecs cursed them, making vampires slaves to the sun and werewolves servants of the moon. The prey of choice of the werewolves is vampires. According to legend, a werewolf bite can kill a vampire. Because of that, vampires hunted down the werewolves to eliminate the threat.

Not wanting Amy to flirt with her man, Caroline compels her to go after somebody single. The nearest single body would be Tyler. This doesn’t last very long, however, as she realizes she’s not actually interested in him.

Although Tyler seems to be unaffected by the full moon, Mason goes through an overly dramatic change. He tries to lock himself up, but it’s not long before he’s running free as a wolf.

After their research visit, Elena fears they have come up empty handed. Damon digs deep enough to find a book with the word Petrova, which is Katherine’s original name, so he gives it to her to see what she can turn up. Hopefully she doesn’t plan to continue hating him.

While they’re making out in the woods, Matt gets cut. This leads his vampire girlfriend to start eating him. Stefan’s around to stop Caroline from killing anybody. Now they have to worry about the werewolf, but Tyler scares him off. They just have to compel Matt into not remembering she tried to eat him.

Caroline sees that Amy is over her compulsion, and she confronts her about it. Clearly this drama won’t be ending, so Matt is breaking up with her.

Damon admits the truth to Elena. He didn’t know Jeremy was wearing a ring when he tried to kill him. With that out of the bag, thanks for being honest, but this friendship is now over. His parting thought to help her sleep tonight is that she and Katherine have a lot more in common than just their looks.

Speaking of Katherine, she finds Caroline. They’re going to have so much fun together.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 2

Katherine being back in town in The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 1 did not lead to good. Damon went all morbidly crazy and proceeded to unsuccessfully grant Jeremy’s wish of becoming a vampire (by killing him). Then Katherine decided to send a message by smothering Caroline.

Caroline isn’t exactly dead, though. More undead really. At least a hospital is a suitable place for somebody who wants to get their blood fix.

Elena plans to pretend she’s just a normal girl living a normal life. That means no conversations about vampires or Damon.

Tyler says he has a tendency to go blind with rage, with no real pattern to when he loses himself. His uncle Mason has strength that’s not exactly human. Though the Lockwoods were affected by the vampire device, they were not affected by vervain, an indication that their family secret is not that they are vampires.

Going from blood bags to hospital employees, Caroline is completing her transformation quickly. The doctor says she’s good as new, and she can now head home.

Now that she’s a vampire, Caroline remembers what Damon did to her. She is not happy. More to the point, she has a message from Katherine. Game on.

Damon compels someone into picking a fight with Tyler, knowing he won’t walk away from the fight. Perhaps uncle Mason will intervene. As expected, he does, and then his eyes start glowing. When the fight is said and done, the guy has a bloody nose, then Caroline happens upon him, turning him into a snack.

Damon’s advice is to just kill Caroline. That’s how the story will end anyway. May as well just skip to the last chapter. When Damon attempts to implement his plan, Elena gets in the middle. Whatever happens, it’s on her. Seeing as everything that happens is Damon’s fault, Bonnie tries to burn him alive. She comes close before Elena now opts to save him.

Elena’s realizing that her life isn’t exactly normal. I noticed.

Mason hopes to find a family heirloom. It’s under lock and key, though, and only Tyler seems to be aware where it is.

Jeremy goes to Damon’s house to kill him. But he’s had a change of heart. What’s killing him going to do?

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