'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Luka Martin Roast
'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Luka Martin Roast
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
After Elijah's death, I thought it might be a while before The Vampire Diaries killed another major character. How wrong I was, because in this episode, two major characters are killed, a major secret is revealed and a shocking return is sure to cause some trouble.

With Katherine back, she's up to her old tricks, but she also wants to team up with the Salvatores to kill Klaus, which they understandably have a hard time believing.

Stefan wants to bring Luka and his dad in on the plan to kill Klaus and learn that if they find the witch burial ground, a witch can possibly use its power to become strong enough to kill an Original. However, Jonas still doesn't trust these vampires to help him get his daughter Greta (seriously, who does everyone in the Martin family have such silly names?).

So Jonas astrally projects his son into the Salvatore house to pull the dagger out of Elijah and bring him back, but Katherine sees it and stops him, but Luka fights back by staking Katherine (luckily not in the heart). Damon arrives to help, and when he sees some witchy spirit nonsense going down, he does the logical thing and just starts torching the air with a flamethrower, burning and ultimately killing Luka.

That's right, Luka gets roasted like a rotisserie chicken. And that's bad news for everyone, because his dad is out for revenge, and hell hath no fury like a warlock scorned. He goes to the Grill to kill Elena, and after stabbing Matt and virtually destroying the Grill, he heads to the Gilbert house. However, the Salvatores used the old doppelganger switcheroo on him, so when Luka attacked "Elena," it was really Katherine who killed him.

Two Martins down! Father and son both died, but at least Jonas gave Bonnie back her powers before croaking. He also gave her something to kill Klaus, though we don't know what that is.

Relationship Watch

Jeremy and Bonnie: Elena gave these two crazy kids her blessing, so Jeremy and Bonnie are on the fast track to love, which includes plenty of making out.

Damon and Katherine: Although Katherine reveals that she made a deal with Elena's real parents, John and Isobel, and purposefully chose to try and kill Damon over Stefan by urging him to use the dagger on Elijah, she still tries to get into his pants at the end of the episode. But Damon reveals a new side of himself: self-restraint. He tosses her aside and goes back to reading Jonathan Gilbert's journals.

Matt and Caroline: Caroline decides to solve her problems with Matt by getting on stage at the Grill and singing "Eternal Flame," which works surprisingly well. Who needs honesty and openness when you have a great voice? The two start making out in the bathroom but when Jonas stabs him, Caroline is forced to expose her secret and feed Matt her blood to save his life. In the aftermath she tries explaining that she's a vampire, but he's incredibly freaked out by it, especially when he puts two and two together to realize that vampires really did have something to do with his sister's death. Hey, how nice of The Vampire Diaries to actually remember sweet little Vicki.

Alaric and Jenna: Ric wants to tell her the truth about vampires, and Elena seems on board, but he doesn't. Instead, he just says that he loves Jenna and that Isobel is really dead. Which would be fine, except for the fact that the episode ends with Isobel showing up at the Gilbert house. That can't be good, but on the bright side, it also means there's absolutely no way Jenna can stay in the dark that much longer. I hope.

Sadly, The Vampire Diaries is off the air until April 7, so until then, you'll have to get your fix elsewhere. I suggest checking out a little film called The Tournament starring Ian Somerhalder about a group of assassins competing to kill each other and be the last one standing. If you want to see Somerhalder with a crazy goatee and a Texas accent shooting an innocent doggy, this is the movie for you.

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