We won't be seeing Damon, Stefan, Elena and the rest of the townies of Mystic Falls for several weeks so we can expect the mid-season finale of The Vampire Diaries to leave us with enough lingering mysteries to sink our teeth into while we wait for the show's return in January. A lot of weird things have already happened so far, including Bonnie being possessed by Emily, the arrival of the mysterious Alaric Saltzman and dead Logan coming back to life, but "The Turning Point" ups the ante as it introduces Stefan and Damon's new competition and gives us more insight on the town's founding families.
Things are about to get interesting for Jeremy, who hasn't exactly had much screen time ever since love interest Vicky "went away." But thanks to Mr. Saltzman's little history research project, Jeremy discovers the journal left by one of the Gilbert ancestors and is now inspired to return to his pastime of sketching fantasy creatures--a hobby he abandoned when his parents passed away.
Speaking of Alaric Saltzman, he'll also be stepping in to help during an awkward scene with Jeremy, Tyler and Mayor Lockwood. Hopefully, we'll find out more about his big dark secret.
Meanwhile, Damon and Stefan ponder on leaving town
. Damon wants to stick with Stefan, but Stefan wants to go as far away from Damon as possible. Will they be able to push through with their plans now that there's been another vampire attack? Probably not. Evidently, Damon "the vampire slayer" is the council's only hope in hunting down the new vamp on the loose.
"The Turning Point" also gives us more dirt on Logan, who mysteriously came back to life in last week's episode. Plus, there's more Stefan and Elena steamy drama as they talk about the future (or lack thereof). Check out the video here.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of The CW)