April 27th, 2012 by E. Reagan
OK, so I wasn’t that hot on this episode. I felt bummed at the end of ‘Do Not Go Gentle.’ [Ed. Note: It also wasn't my favorite of the season. Good, but I was a bit bummed too.]
We open with Klaus talking to Rebekesther. She brings him the stake from Alaric, and he throws it into the fire. Problem solved! (Except not, because we’re only 1 minute into the episode). Klaus wants to leave town pronto, but Rebekesther wants to stay for the dance (because there are big doins’ yet to come).
Damon and Alaric are having a phone chat, and Alaric tells Damon he wants to get out of town for a bit. After they hang up, Rebekesther comes in. The real stake of course exists. In order to get legit Esther awake, Alaric has to stake the current form. So, Rebekah is back to being a dead-ish vampire.
Caroline and Elena are talking as they prep the gym for the dance. Mostly general girl crap…Caroline is full on Team Stefan. Elena does end up asking Stefan to the dance; he says yes of course.
Meanwhile, Damon goes to Dr. Fell because he knows something seemed off with Alaric because he has not been eating his gross herbs. Turns out Damon is super right because as he speaks, Esther is doing a binding spell thing with his ring that will make the stake ‘invincible.’
Stefan picks Elena up – he has a corsage. He’s pretty dreamy. Elena looks pretty as well. I drew three hearts next to my notes here. And also wrote ‘makin’ eyes.’
At the dance, Caroline is warning Matt to not fall in love with Elena…Bonnie is cutting a rug with Jaime…Elena and Stefan are ready to slow dance…and Tyler is still in a fit of ‘roid rage over the Klaus situation re: Caroline because he is jealous. Damon comes and interrupts Stefan and Elena’s fun to tell them about Alaric. Damon thinks they should kill him; Jeremy overhears and is like nope, not gonna happen.
Esther then comes to the school to get Elena; no vampires can leave because she put a boundary spell around the school. Alaric, Esther, and Elena are now at the graveyard. Esther needs Elena’s blood to turn Alaric into a super vampire hunter – a brand new Original who will die after the mission is completed (DO NOT LIKE – Double hearts for Alaric). Esther has been apparently nurturing his crazy side every time he died-yikes.
Back at school, Klaus has a dance with Caroline after Tyler says it’s cool because he still has to act sired. He wants her to give him a call when she’s ready to see the world with a super cool party guy. (Also, Klaus is looking hot in his white suit tonight). Stefan then tells him that his mom is back.
So, Bonnie is doing a locator spell to find Elena, but Esther is blocking her. Esther feeds Alaric Elena’s blood and then stabs him. She then tells Elena that she just wants her human peeps to be safe – also, Aunt Jenna is in a good place. So, Jer and Matt show up with cross bows and Esther has them aim at each other. They’re ok though. Alaric then wakes and comes out (still in transition) and stabs Esther.
Klaus and Stefan then chat about friendship crap, and Damon comes out is like brotherly love!! We have it. And Klaus is like, sure, until Elena makes a firm choice, good luck with that.
The boundary spell is now broken – Klaus gets Esther’s body. The bigger news is that Alaric does not want to complete the transition. (SADNESS where my heart is). There’s hugs for Elena and Jeremy. Everyone else is gathered outside and I have some inside tears.
Back at Klaus’s place, he unstakes Rebekah and then yells at his mother’s body. Meanwhile, Jaime brings Bonnie home. They say nice things to each other.
Matt and Jeremy toast Mr. Saltzaman – Alaric – with some booze at the Grill. Elena is manically clearing out Alaric’s weapons because she truly can’t handle the sadness that is her life. Stefan then gives her a pep talk about human emotions.
Dr. Fell gave Alaric a sedative, and Damon goes into spend his last few moments with him. There’s tears from Alaric – it’s sad guys – but we know it’s not going to go down that easy.
Esther comes to Bonnie in a dream and tells her that she needs to complete this business. Bonnie dream walks to where Alaric is and paralyzes Damon. She force feeds Alaric her blood, and the transition happens. VAMP TIME.
Obviously, there was some movement forward in this episode. But, I honestly feel really sad about the Alaric thing. He’s just had so much crap in his life; I don’t know that I like this sad turn for him. But, I obviously will be watching next week to see what happens!
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 PM on the CW.Tweet