May 4th, 2012 by E. Reagan
“Before Sunset” is the penultimate episode of TVD’s season and we definitely had some drama!
We open with Alaric sitting at his desk like a creeper. Caroline is also at school talking to Tyler on the phone – Caroline has to take down dance decorations and Tyler had to pack up Klaus’s house because he’s ready to move on. Rebekah is also there cleaning up and is super bummed that she had to miss the dance and also that her mom is awful – her disappointment level is about the same for both perhaps? She also gives her condolences to Caroline re: Alaric. Speak of the vampire – Alaric takes Caroline hostage and starts a little torturing.
Meanwhile, Elena and Jer Bear are at home repainting their most recent guardian’s room when Stefan comes in and is like maybe chill for a day before you ready the room to rent out to your next victim? But, they’re going full steam ahead. Damon and Bonnie then show up and give them the scoop on how Alaric is now the worst.
So, Klaus is packing, totally ready to go; he just needs his human blood bag. Rebekah is like, forget her, let’s just go. No can do for Klaus – so Rebekah hits the road alone. [Ed. Note: Come back soon, Rebekah!]
Elena gets a a call from Alaric (before she knows about him being a vamp, but now she knows fo sho). He asks her to come down (alone) because he’s holding Caroline hostage. She goes of course.
Klaus is over at the Gilbert Residence now to claim his gal (she’s already left – but no one knows this yet). The boys don’t let him in so then he starts throwing crap through the house like balls and fence posts. He’s just about to pull out the fire and propane when everyone learns that she’s at the school.
So, Bonnie decides that we need to do an immobilization spell on Alaric (like her mom did on Mikael). Abby shows up and tells Bonnie the deal (it’s some dark magic and requires stopping a human heart temporarily for it to work). (She’s late and Damon says he forgot about her dependability, oh you).
Stefan and Klaus are now at the school to get this moving and they talk about Elena and the boys and the boys’ relationship with each other. Bonnie then makes the boys and Klaus drink her blood so they’re linked for this to work. Jeremy is going to be the human heart of course.
Alaric and Elena are still at a stand-off in the school when Elena buys a few seconds for Caroline to escape. She runs into Klaus who tells her to go home – it’s sexy of course.
Elena is telling Alaric to just kill her, but he won’t. The boys and Klaus then show up, and a fight ensues. The link gets broken somehow – I missed how though. Both Stefan and Damon are taken down temporarily. During this time, Elena figures out that if she dies, Alaric dies – hence why he’s been reluctant to kill her.
Klaus ends up taking Elena and draining her because he wants Alaric dead – Alaric tells the boys to go save her. Tyler is still at Klaus’s packing. There’s some faux sire bond drama, but Tyler ends up saving Elena. Klaus is pissed; the boys come. They end up taking down Klaus the way they planned on taking Alaric down – it’s super creepy. Jeremy is dead for like two seconds, but he’s cool now.
The boys walk Elena home, and she apologizes for trying to force a brother husband situation. She just doesn’t want to lose more people. The boys are then off to drop Alaric’s body in the Atlantic (which is exactly what my husband told the TV to do – so he was pleased…yet annoyed they told Elena). The remaining gang then has a victory party – there’s drinking! Caroline reminds Elena that she has to choose between the boys, bummer.
Where is Alaric you ask? Bringing together a council meeting and telling everyone about Caroline and Tyler and how their mom’s are covering for them. Also, peeps know Alaric is a vampire now.
The boys are on the road and are fairly satisfied with themselves. We won! Then they discuss the Elena situation – whoever doesn’t win will leave town…for sixty years until she dies and then they can be bros again. We end with Elena and Jeremy talking about feelings. Jeremy then leaves the room and Elena passes out and is bleeding from her face parts. Finale next week!
I enjoyed this episode more than last week’s, but not my fave still. However, I am looking forward to the finale of course. Can’t wait to see what happens to the council folks and Elena!
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 PM on the CW.Tweet