'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Lessons in Love and Vampire History
'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Lessons in Love and Vampire History
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The new chapter of The Vampire Diaries is very old, going back to the beginning of vampire history. In this episode we got a brief lesson on the Originals, the introduction of three new vampires and two new romances heating up.

Elena was kidnapped by Trevor (played by Trent Ford, aka Zoey's French boyfriend Jean Paul on The West Wing) and Rose (played by Lauren Cohan, aka Supernatural's sly thief Bela Talbot), a pair of vampires hoping to cut a deal with the Petrova family to get of trouble they've been in for 500 years. It seems Trevor helped Katerina Petrova (aka Katherine) escape from her family.

The two want to make a peace offering to the Originals, the first vampire family, by giving them Elena, the Petrova doppelganger, whose sacrifice can break the curse of the vampires. They call in Elijah, a very old, very bad-ass vampire who shows off his strength by punching Trevor's pretty little head off before surviving a vervain grenade and having a hat rack shoved through his chest.

Elena is eventually saved when Stefan and Damon arrive after some hardcore road trip bonding where they address the fact that Damon is in love with Elena. In the end, in one of the saddest moments of the series, Damon confesses his love for Elena, but, realizing that Stefan is better for her, he compels her to forget his admission of love.

We also get our second Lexi shout-out in two weeks as we find out Rose, who comes to live with the Salvatores, used to be friends with her. I'm starting to think we'll see Lexi again based on how much they're talking about a minor character who only appeared in one episode.

Finally, Rose reveals to Stefan that Klaus is coming after Elena. I'm not sure who he is, but in the history of the world, there's never been a good guy named Klaus. I only hope The Vampire Diaries gets a rather big-name guest star for this role.

But this episode wasn't all about vampire history. It also moved two new relationships forward.

Bonnie and Jeremy

While using her witch powers to track Elena, Bonnie passes out, but luckily Jeremy is there to help bring her back. The sparks of love are shooting all over the place as she slept in his bed to rest. I know it takes time to get into a relationship, but I want these two together right now. They're quite cute together and could both use a healthy romance.

Caroline and Tyler

After battling back and forth by showing off how strong they are to each other, Tyler confesses that he's a werewolf and Caroline confesses that she's a vampire. She covers for everyone else, claiming she's the only vampire around, and since she convinces Tyler not to tell anyone about his secret, the two share a very strong bond. Love is most definitely in the air.

Right now I'm feeling bold, so let me go on record with a crazy storyline prediction: a half-vampire, half-werewolf love child. That would be insanely cool, and not just because it would mean these two would get it on.

Next week on The Vampire Diaries: Elena asks Katherine for answers, which means flashbacks to 16th century Russia.

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