February 3rd, 2012 by E. Reagan
E back again for some more of this TVD business with “Bringing out the Dead.” (BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!!!) This episode is what makes the sauce awesome.
We start with a little brotherly brawl featuring Elijah and Klaus (refreshing change of pace from our usual dueling brothers). Klaus even removes the stake from one of the other brothers, Kol, and stakes Elijah. But, he doesn’t. He just puts it back in Kol after they decide to be in brotherly love again and destroy Stefan. Elijah also learns that Mikael is dead. Also, also, death has made Elijah even hotter.
Over at the Gilbert Residence, Alaric is hungover again. My man needs himself an intervention like whoa. He literally has a drinking problem, but there’s no time to confront it because everyone’s too busy staving off their imminent deaths. Him and Elena discuss his drunkenness and his relationship with Dr. Fell. (I love these two. I just want to put my arms around them for a family hug. And I hate hugs). Family time is interrupted by Mama Sheriff telling these two that the stake found in the Medical Examiner is from Elena’s family’s lake house and the only identifiable prints on it are Elena’s. Luckily, everyone knows Elena didn’t do it, but still, girl needs a break. (Or wouldn’t a ridiculous twist be that Elena is actually murdering all these peeps, ha. I don’t actually believe this to be true obviously, just commenting on how it’d be interesting if Elena just totally lost her marbles). Anyway, the question remains, who did it?
So, Damon meets Elijah in the woods because Damon left a little note for him in his pocket for when he woke up. He tells him about the mystery coffin. Elijah is trying to choose between Damon and the Gang and his bro.
Meanwhile, Abby, Bonnie, and Stefan are going to visit the hidden coffin to see if the estranged duo can get it open. It’s hidden in that place where vampires can’t get through in the caves. Stefan is then confronted by Elena, who asks if he killed Brian. Stefan is all but hurt about it, but please, it’s a legit question at this point.
Caroline and Elena go to pick up her dad at the hospital and Caroline has a little chat with Dr. Fell trying to feel her out. Dr. Fell says that she released him last night so Caroline gives him a call. She can hear his phone ringing in the hospital because she has magical vampire powers. She and Elena find him. He’s been stabbed to death. HOWEVER, like half the deaths in this dang town, he had vampire blood in him. So, he wakes back up in that transitional phase.
Back in the cave, Bonnie is explaining the whole Originals thing to her deadbeat mom. (She’s like, their mom loved them enough to make them all sexy monsters, and you just left me!! J/K – that didn’t happen). They do figure out from the grimoire that they can do an unbinding spell to get it open that requires the magic of two generations.
Our boys are walking together, and Stefan doesn’t think they can trust Elijah. They also don’t really trust each other.
Back to Caroline and Daddy. Daddy doesn’t want to transition because he still thinks vampires are gross and stuff.
Meanwhile, Alaric and Elena are trying to figure out who stabbed Brian and now Daddy. Alaric is banking on Dr. Fell. (Seriously, how tragic is his love life if that is indeed true – Isobel, Aunt Jenna, and now this beast? Yikes).
So, the boys were on their way to Klaus’s to have dinner with Elijah and Klaus. (Sounds like a great time and not at all the type of thing that would cause one IBS if they pooped. Vampires don’t poop, right? That’d be weird). There’s some banter, talks of reaching an agreement, and some discussion about pulling out other’s insides. You know, the usual.
Elena and Caroline are sitting outside her house as Mama Sheriff and Daddy are having some last moments together as he prepares for his imminent death (sad). Caroline wonders if Tyler did it. Elena shuts that down real quick. Caroline then asks Elena about the hardest part of not having a dad. Elena tells her that it was hardest when she realized all of the things he wouldn’t be there for, like things you just need your dad for. (TEARS for real).
Over at the weird dinner, Klaus tells our boys about Tatia. She is the original doppelganger that Klaus and Elijah once fought over. And her blood is what Mama Original used to turn them all into vamps. (Interesting factoid!)
Abby and Bonnie are still working on the spell; there’s some angsty mom stuff. They get close so Bonnie goes to call Damon to buy some more time. It opens when she’s gone and Abby’s face is all like AHHH! (We don’t see what’s in there, but I think we all have an idea at this point. Amiright?)
Damon is stalling and is like I’ll give you your coffin if you leave town. Klaus doesn’t want to leave Elena with these fools however. He then bites one of the random sexy girls hanging around. (All of these girls are dressed like waitresses in Atlantic City or something).
So, Matt and Elena get to her house (he came over to Caroline’s earlier to be a nice guy. Because Matt is awesome, and all of you who don’t think so can go make hay). The lights aren’t working, and there’s blood prints all over the place. They found Alaric, and he’s been stabbed. But, he’s not dead yet. He tells Elena to kill him because she’s supernatural, and that’s the only way his ring will work. (Need I point out again how badass Elena is? She just does it because it has to be done. Even though it’s hard).
Back to Klaus and the Gang, he’s like I want to offer to protect Elena. She can marry someone like Matt and make babies and be happy 4-eva. (And in turn, Klaus will get access to a doppelganger in a couple hundred years or whatever). Stefan is like no dice, and then Klaus puts his hand in the fire. He then send Elijah and Damon to find his coffin.
We then have some of the ultimate sadness with Caroline and Daddy saying goodbye to each other. She wants him to change his mind. He can’t because it’s against his beliefs and stuff; people shouldn’t cheat death. Caroline feels all sad that he hates who she fundamentally is. But, he doesn’t. He things she’s strong and good and all these other things (I may be crying as I write this). And Mama Sheriff is looking on. It’s all so sad.
OK, so turns out Elijah and Damon didn’t really leave. Instead, they woke up both brothers – Kol and Finn. Rebekah is awake also. There’s some maiming of Klaus because these peeps are pissed. They then tell the boys that they can leave because this is family business. Yikes!
So, Daddy’s dead. But, Alaric is alive, phew.
Stefan tells Damon job well done. And they find Bonnie and Abby in the cave passed out with the coffin open and empty.
The siblings yelling at Klaus when who should walk in? It’s Mama Original! Klaus thinks she’s there to kill him, but she’s actually there to forgive him.
LOVE. I loved it all. More originals! Mama Original is here! Klaus is an emo weirdo. Elijah is hot. Rebekah’s here! Emotional stuff with Daddy and Caroline and Alaric and Elena. Great episode all around. I can’t wait to see the new dynamic now that the whole (alive) Original Gang is reunited. I am also crazy curious about who is trying to murder all these council members. I still think Dr. Fell is shifty even with her airtight alibi. Can’t wait to see the ball that the Originals throw next week! Squee!!
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