The Salvatore brothers are slowly catching up to the Winchester brothers on Supernatural, the lengths Stefan will go to protect Damon are epic. How many times has Dean sold his soul or died to protect Sam.
I can’t believe we have to wait until January 5th to see what happens next.
“Homecoming” was probably the strongest episode we have seen so far this season, it built to a final 20 minutes of non-stop twists, and everyone was in on the action. I thought it was really weird that Alaric (Matt Davis) was missing from a significant mission, how will they explain why he wasn’t there for the Klaus showdown.
We open with dead Mikal (Sebastian Roche) on the floor, we soon learn this is part of the plan to lure Klaus back to MF so Mikal can kill him. Apparently Mikal has a magic stake (sounds dirty right) that only he knows about and it is the only thing that can kill Klaus. Stefan (Paul Wesley) calls Klaus, tells him Mikal is dead, come on back. Klaus says ok, but I want to see the body.
A vampire can’t dagger an original without dying, so Elena has to do the honors, and boy howdy is she getting good at using that dagger. They even get Rebekah (Claire Holt) in on the plan, she verified Mikal is dead when Klaus asks to speak to her. Remember Becky is pissed at Klaus for killing mommy so she is inclined to help the gang.
Break for teen angst, Elena is whining because she doesn’t have anything to wear to the dance, Bonnie (Kat Graham) is whining because Jeremy fell in love with the ghost of his dead girlfriend. When this show does it’s 90210 moments it cracks me up.
Becky, or evil blood slut as Caroline (Candice Accola) (love her) calls her, is going to Homecoming with Matt. Poor Matt (Zach Roerig), you know that has disaster written all over it. Becky is trying on her dress for the dance, and it is not flattering at all. She tells Elena how she never go to go to a Homecoming dance before and blah blah blah. Elena feels bad, she suggests Becky wear her mother’s necklace, (the one that will not die) and then Elena daggers her, she feels bad about it, but she can’t leave anything to chance. And Becky could screw up the plan
Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena prep wolfsbane grenades, Stefan comes in to borrow a tie for the dance, Elena says he doesn’t have to go. Stefan responds with the best line of the episode, “I’m compelled to protect you, and if I look at your track record at high school dances, its’ pretty tragic. My luck you’ll go ahead and get yourself murdered by the homecoming queen” Side note, does anyone remember the Julie Brown song, “everybody run the homecoming queen’s got a gun”
Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline argue, the whole Klaus sire thing is getting out of hand, not surprisingly they break up by the end of the episode. Which completely sucks because they had some of the hottest sex scenes on the show.
The gym is flooded, (guess who did that), the dance is moved to Tyler’s house. Where the heck are the chaperones, don’t all these school dances require chaperones. Klaus and his band of merry hybrids are there to make sure Mikal is dead, when the death is confirmed Stefan will get back his freedom.
Basically the episode comes down to this, Mikal shows up to kill Klaus, Mikal threatens to Kill Elena, (really Katherine), Klaus says go ahead, so he does. Then Damon stakes Klaus, Stefan stops him, Klaus kills Mikal. Now Stefan is free. And everyone watching just said WTF??!!!!
Damon and Elena have a very touching scene back at the Salvatore mansion, they will survive this, they will have to let Stefan go. Damon is torn, he wants his bro back, but he also wants Elena.
Katherine calls to say she is on the run, after she hangs up we find out Stefan is in the car with her and a flashback reveals why Stefan stopped Damon. Basically if Klaus died so would Damon, Stefan has sacrificed him self once again for Damon. Now he is on the run with the caskets full of Klaus’ dead family.
Questions for January:
how many people will Klaus kill in revenge, Jeremy, Tyler, Bonnie and Matt are all ripe for the picking, don’t even think about touching my Alaric
will Aunt Jenna finally return
will Stefan undagger all of Klaus’ family and build his own family to take on Klaus
will Tyler and Caroline get back together
how many shots of Stefan spying on Elena and Damon watching them get closer and closer will we get
I predict Damon/Elena sex for Feb sweeps, Stefan back by the end of the season and next year is about the reverse love triangle. Maybe we can finally get Stefan and Caroline together.
Here is The CW‘s January sneak peak