Elijah wakes up from his dagger induced coma.
Last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries was more about giving information than actually moving the plot forward. Here’s a list of what we learned:
-If a vampire wakes up in a house he has not been invited into, he has trouble breathing. Even an original.
-After saving Elijah (Daniel Gillies) from death by dagger, Elena (Nina Dobrev) gives it back to him to prove he can trust her (which will most certainly turn out to be a mistake).
-Elijah was the one who was in love with Katherine way back in 1492 England before she turned herself into a vampire, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) just wanted to use her for her doppelganger properties.
Damon and his reporter girlfriend. So inconsequential I can't even remember her name.
-Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is still bonking/eating the news reporter. Not gonna lie, I did not think that would last (Apparently neither did Stefan: “What are you doing? It’s not a wind up toy.”)
-Alarklaus kept his Klaus action figure in a very large trunk.
-Klaus has to perform the ritual in the birthplace of the doppelganger which means no more remote location Klaus action figure.
-While in Klaus’ possession, Katherine has lost a bit of her pissy, over confidence and gained more of an “I am woman, hear me roar” attitude. I like it on her.
-Damon’s idea of protecting Elena excludes the protection of anyone, or anything, else. Including his reporter girlfriend and his newly healed relationship with Stefan.
Klaus and Elijah have a sibling relationship much like Damon and Stefan.
-Elijah and Klaus are brothers. They are both from the original family, have 5 more siblings waiting in the wings and all vampires stem from their family.
-Elijah and Klaus’ relationship mirrors that of Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon. One of them is the moony romantic (Elijah/Stefan) the other rejects emotion and enjoys the killing (Klaus/Damon).
Ladies and Gentleman, old-timey Klaus! (Joseph Morgan)
-Klaus invented the “Aztec” curse of the sun and the moon so other vampires would help him track down all the tools he’d need to reverse it (moonstone, doppelganger, etc). The real curse was placed only on Klaus because he and Elijah do not have the same father. Klaus’ biological father was a werewolf who Elijah’s father killed after finding out about the affair, starting a war between the two clans. So, Klaus has both vampire and werewolf running in his veins. The witches did not want a super-being like that running around so they put a spell on him to keep his werewolf side dormant. Klaus is looking for a way to break that spell and wake his other half in order to sire his own army of super beings.
I would totally get drunk with Katherine.
-Bored, drunk Katherine is super fun looking.
-Jenna finally knows about the existence of vampires and seems none too pleased about being the last to find out.
-Because Klaus has both vampire and werewolf blood and instincts the dagger and ash that can kill the other originals cannot kill him. Only a witch can do that on a full moon when he’s in transition and at his most vulnerable.
-Back when Klaus wanted to use Katherine for his spell, Elijah found a way to save the doppelganger during the ritual.
New-timey Klaus has a much better look than old-timey Klaus.
-We don’t know what happens to Alaric (Matthew Davis) after Klaus’ spirit repossesses his own body, but he collapses to the floor which can’t be good.
-Klaus looks much better with a haircut. That 1492 look was not good on him.
Other moments of note: Stefan finally got some balls and gave Alarklaus a little beat down after he had taunted Jenna (Sara Canning) a bit too far; Damon tracked Katherine to Alaric’s apartment and though she couldn’t leave because of Alarklaus’ compulsion, Damon gave her some vervain so that she could resist more
Stefan FINALLY takes action against Alarklaus.
compulsions in the future; After Stefan and Damon finally start to have it out over Damon’s love for Elena, Stefan gives in to Elijah’s demand for an apology but Damon doesn’t. When he gets back to his room, the news reporter is there and he warns her that he’s upset and asks her to leave. She insists on staying and he attacks her but stops himself before he really kills her and compels her to leave. He seems really disturbed by the whole thing which is an interesting turn of events for a vampire who has done all he can to keep those emotions at arms length.