I'm not sure how The Vampire Diaries
does it, but the shocking
twists continue to pile up with several "Holy Crap!" moments in every
episode. This week, we get three new vampire revelations, a tie to
Katherine, and the identity of Elena's biological mother.
First, we meet the mystery vampire who caused Elena's car crash. He's
Noah, but he's dead by the end of this episode thanks to Stefan and
Damon channeling their inner Jack Bauer. Using their enhanced
interrogation techniques, they learn that Noah is also working on a way
to open Katherine's Tomb, because she had more friends than just the
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To do that, they need to find Emily's spellbook, which can be found via Jonathan Gilbert's journal. That journal is in the hands of Alaric Saltzman, because Jeremy loaned it to him, much to Anna's chagrin. She's upset because, as you probably guessed, Anna is also a vampire working with Noah.
For most shows, that's enough, but not The Vampire Diaries
. Bonnie also flirts with a hunky bartender named Ben, but he's actually a THIRD new vampire, also working with Anna and Noah to free Katherine. Poor Bonnie, but on the bright side, the addition of Sean Faris to the cast brings the show one step closer to being able to release a Men of The Vampire Diaries
And if you thought revealing three new vampires wasn't enough for one episode, we also learn that Elena's biological mother was named Isobel and she was a 16-year-old runaway. Oh yeah, Isobel just happens to be Alaric's dead wife!
That's right, Alaric is in town to hunt down Damon, who killed Elena's biological mother. Congratulations, Vampire Diaries
, for blowing my mind five ways from Sunday in a single episode.
Now if only they could find a way to bring Tyler back (does anyone else remember him?) or make Matt and Caroline's generic romance interesting, The Vampire Diaries
would be all great.
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