The Vampire Diaries “The New Deal”

5 Jan

When we last left this generations Scooby Gang, they had tried but failed to kill Klaus. Stefan was on the run and took Klaus’ family (in coffins) with him.  Stefan did this to keep Klaus from killing anyone in Mystic Falls. And as we find out in tonight’s episode this was deeply flawed plan.

The episode opens with Bonnie dreaming about 4 coffins, Klaus is laying in one with the necklace that will not die drapped over his hands. Next we cut to Elena jogging, running hard and fast, working out her issues, she is being chased at first we think she is being paranoid, its just another jogger, but is it?

Based on the conversation between Elena and Bonnie at the Mystic Grill weeks have passed and she has not heard from Stefan. Bonnie has been having the same dream over and over and doesn’t know what it means. Cut to the bar where Damon is getting drunk and Alaric is barely tolerating him. We learn from the bartender that Jeremy was fired a week ago. Good job Alaric aren’t you supposed to be watching over this kid.

Jeremy and Tyler are best buds, getting drunk and shooting (using a crossbow) things in the woods, weren’t these guys at war just a season or two ago over Vicki. You know what they say bros before hos. Tyler thinks he is  Superman and dares Jeremy to shot him, so he does, he catches the arrow.

Elena is pissed at Jeremy, he has been spiraling out of control since Bonnie broke up with him. So he sort of cheated with the ghost of his dead girlfriend, what was the big deal. Klaus shows up with the jogger from the morning. Told ya he wasn’t just some random dude. Klaus is back for his sister, so he threatens everyone, he and Damon square off.  So far not impressed, we are off to a very slow start.  And no Caroline.

Bonnie goes to the house in her dreams, goes to the basement and runs into Stefan. He needs her to  create a spell to keep the family hidden.  Elena just gets more and more annoying every week, she is screechy.  Do you think it is a good idea for a show to turn its lead female character into such an annoying pain in the ass.

Klaus and Damon have a drink, have a chat. Klaus fills Damon in on Stefan’s recent activities. Klaus makes a call, he has compelled Jeremy to stand in the street and get hit by a car. Alaric pushes him out of the way and gets hit instead, he has one of those magical rings so we know he won’t die just get banged up a bit.

Tyler visits Klaus, we find out they are in cahoots, of course Tyler has no choice because Klaus sired him, Tyler is a dead man by the end of the season.  Damon shows up tells up everyone that Klaus wants his coffins back, all they need to do is find them and give them back to Klaus. And since everything always works for this bunch, that should be no problem. 

Tyler pitches a fit, he wants to hit the road, leave town. Becareful what you wish for, by episodes end you are leaving town.  He predicts no one will make it out of this town alive. Really? After three seasons that’s the best we got. Elena confronts Stefan, she tells him he needs to give Klaus his family back. Stefan doesn’t care if Klaus is going to kill Jeremy he isn’t giving them back. Elena slaps him, tells him to go to hell, he’s dead, he’s a vampire, go to hell Really?

This is the point in the episode when I say, there has to be a twist, some payoff because if there isn’t this is one lame filler and bad way to kick off the second half of the season.

Stefan and Damon fight, big deal. Damon finds out Stefan killed Mikal at the homecoming dance to save his life. Again.

Jeremy confronts Tyler, Tyler tells him Klaus isn’t done with him. Does that finally mean Jeremy will get killed off.

Alaric is not recovering, he wakes up but is still in bad shape. Klaus’ henchman shows up, says he can save Alaric but Elena has help get the family back.  Jeremy shots him with a crossbow, grabs a cleaver and chops off the henchman’s head.  Tyler is a badass.

So how does it end…

Alaric goes to the hospital, we meet his new love interest,  we know that won’t end well.

Elena has Damon compel Jeremy again, removing his memories.  Damn she is too much, she hates it when people take her choices away but she does it all the time to Jeremy.  They send him off to Denver and to forget about Mystic Falls.  I predict, Klaus will track him down and bring him back. 

Stefan lets Damon in on his plan, he has hidden the coffins in the house with a cloaking spell. Hide in plain sight, that’s what I always say.

Elena gives Rebekah back to Klaus. In exchange for Jeremy’s life. Klaus says he will control Rebekah and keep her from killing Elena.  They have a face off about Stefan, more threats etc. After all that Klaus sticks the dagger back in her, so no Rebekah for us.

I hope they wrap this up during February sweeps, I really don’t want to deal with this storyline until May.

Damon and Elena kiss.  Let Delena begin.

OT and totally shallow, Nina looked really puffy, her face her tummy was all poochy.  Maybe too much food over the holiday break.

Next Week

more of the same, Stefan threatening Klaus, Damon and Stefan fiighting, Elena whining about not losing anyone else.

God where is Caroline when we need her.

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