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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Would You Rather ‘Kill or Be Killed’?

October 8, 2010 by  

Previously on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES…It was revealed that Katherine had a hand in organizing the very vampire burning that she was thought to have perished in. Elena and Katherine came face-to-face. Kat enlisted (re: threatened) Caroline to help her spy on Stefan and Elena. Tyler learned more about his ancestry than perhaps he wanted to know. I complained that there wasn’t enough excitement or Steven R. McQueen.

Quite happy to report that not only did McQueen — aka Jeremy — make an appearance in “Kill or Be Killed” but there was enough excitement in this episode to power the entire town of Mystic Falls.

I’m not sure where to start. I suppose it might behoove us to talk about one Mr. Mason Lockwood, as he was at the core of many of last night’s mishaps. Still bitter after Damon tried to kill him last week, Mason wasn’t eager to accept the olive branch extended by Stefan on behalf of himself, his brother, Edward, Alice, Angel, Spike and the rest of the gang. Ready to be rid of his supernatural cohorts for good, Mason outed Damon and Stefan as vamps to Sheriff Forbes, whom you may recall is an active participant in that pesky little Founder’s Council. Way to be a tattletale, Mase Dogg.

A little lemonade laced vervain was all it took to convince Liz that Mason wasn’t lying.  The two lured Damon and Stefan into the woods and then shot them with wooden bullets and pumped them full of the v juice. Sucks to be a Salvatore.

Finding out that Damon — a friend — was a vampire really did a number on Liz. The sheriff looked genuinely disappointed to discover that the Salvatores were the very creatures she dedicated her life to eradicating. But if she was bummed out by that news, it was nothing like the shock of seeing her daughter, Caroline, vamping it up. Talk about having a rough day.

Always with the flare for the dramatic, Caroline exposed her new, true self to her mommy by swooping in, killing a few deputies and saving her vamp friends. I was surprised she didn’t end it all with a giant ‘Ta da!’

Needless to say, Liz was shocked. Later, Caroline overheard her mom telling Damon that Caroline was dead to her. (Um, yeah Liz that kind of comes with being a vampire. She is dead.) Despite their strained relationship, Caroline was devastated. Damon’s going to compel Liz so she forgets everything, but come on…is she really going to forget completely? I have to assume that Liz will be somewhat effected, no?

(*Random thought here – Being on the council, wouldn’t you think Liz would be taking daily doses of vervain in order to keep the vamps at bay? If so, I would think it would take quite some time before it was all out of her system; Damon might have some time to kill. Get it…kill. Because he’s a vampire.)

Caroline saved Damon and Stefan, but both were in rough shape. Damon took a swig of blood and bounced right back. Stefan, on the other hand, had a bit rougher time pulling it together. The bunny blood cocktail just wasn’t strong enough. Stefan declared that he was ready to go back to human blood (uh oh) but this time, it was going to be different (heard that before). This time, he was going to ingest just a bit a day to build up his tolerance, so he could be stronger against Katherine (excuses, excuses). Elena was not pleased to hear her man was falling off the wagon and the two shared some heated words. Eventually Elena came around and even went as far as to offer Stefan her blood to drink daily. Wow, talk about being an enabler. Raise your hand if you don’t think this is going to end well.

Later, Caroline revealed to Elena that Katherine threatened to hurt Matt if she didn’t report back on Stefan and Elena’s every move. Poor Caroline.

While Elena Gilbert had the vamps in check, on the other side of town, Jeremy Gilbert was spending quality time with Tyler Lockwood and two female companions (and although that chick wasn’t good enough for my boy, it was nice that someone finally noticed how ridiculously hot Jeremy Gilbert is!). After flipping through Jeremy’s notebook, the hot-headed Tyler wasn’t pleased to find out that Jeremy was spending his free time sketching wolves and demanded to know why. Jeremy fibbed to Tyler and said he got ahold of Bridget Jones’ Diary Uncle John’s diary and that’s how he discovered the Lockwood family secret. He left out the part about his sister banging a vampire, that magical rings exist to keep people alive, and all those other supernatural shenanigans, but whatever.

A bit relieved to have someone to talk about it with, Tyler unloaded about his uncle and even showed Jeremy the moonstone. Later, when the girls teased the boys by playing keep-away with the moonstone, Tyler’s temper flared once again and resulted in one of the girls being thrown down a flight of steps. She was fine, but it could have easily gone the other way. Watch that temper, Tyler. One false move and someone will wind up dead, and you’ll wind up needing monthly doses of Frontline Plus.

Through a flashback, we learned that Mason wolfed-out for the first time after accidentally killing his best friend during a fight. When Katherine appeared on the scene, it was pretty much a given that she orchestrated the fight and got the outcome she was hoping for.

Back in the present, after finally getting the moonstone from his nephew, Mason promptly ran to Katherine to give her the stone. The two got all hot and bothered in the car and I was left wondering how awesome it must be to be The Dobrev right now. Here, let me pay you a shitload of money to make out with a bunch of really hot guys. Must be rough.

Can we talk about the moonstone? What the hell can it do? Getting Stefan back might be a nice bonus, but that rock is tied to the reason that Katherine really returned to Mystic Falls. Right?

Pretty exciting episode! I missed last week’s ‘next week on The Vampire Diaries’ so I was completely shocked by Caroline coming out of the coffin to her mother. Ballsy!

I’m going to go out on a limb and make a prediction. This whole drinking human blood thing isn’t going to go according to plan. I think Stefan’s going to lose it…again. Elena is going to have to go to Damon in order to help Stefan. Um, yes please!

Before I turn the conversation over to you, I’m considering taking up a collection – we need to raise money to buy Paul Wesley a few hamburgers. That boy has become sickly skinny, no? He’s one of those lollipop heads now. We can’t let the hotness wither! We must intervene!


It’s time to vamp it up or wolf it out in the comments…whatever you prefer.

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7 Responses to “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Would You Rather ‘Kill or Be Killed’?”

  1. ErinH on October 8th, 2010 9:47 am

    That recap was hilarious. I love your wit. I giggled the whole way through! I love Vampire Diaries… it’s like One Tree Hill for Vampires.

  2. Jaime on October 8th, 2010 10:05 am

    I had the exact same thought when she kissed Mason!! She sure gets around☺

  3. Samantha on October 8th, 2010 12:59 pm

    This was hilarious and so on the mark! I loved it! However, Mason never gave Katherine the moonstone. He had it with him in the car, but we never saw it exchange hands (or other bodyparts) and in the promo for the next episode we see Mason/Katherine talking about “What happens when I give you the moonstone?” AND we see a male hand holding the stone while on a laptop.

  4. Kath Skerry on October 8th, 2010 2:23 pm

    Oh thanks for the clarification…I must have missed that.

  5. Dayva on October 8th, 2010 4:35 pm

    LOL! great review! loved it! i was thinking the EXACT same thing when i learned of the connection between Katherine and Mason: 1) “damn, who HASN’T Katherine slept with?!” and 2) “Nina Dobrev has a fqking awesome job!” &they did bring up the fact about Sheriff Forbes having vervain in her system. Elena noted that it should all be out of her system in about 3 days and that was why they had to lock her up and wait to compel her.

  6. Patrick J on October 9th, 2010 2:21 am

    Did Stefan drink from Elena or Katherine?
    How long are they going to wait before they tell us Jeremy and Tyler are cousins?

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