This episode buried itself in the mystery of Atticus Shane, where we learned a great deal about why Shane manipulated the Pastor to commit group suicide. About what his end game is for the cure. About Bonnie’s relationship to a witch that locked Silas up in the first place. Is anyone surprised that Shane has an ulterior, evil motive? Anyone taken aback that he was training Bonnie for his own nefarious purposes?
The Elena-Damon divide over taking the cure continued. Damon eventually admitted that he doesn’t want Elena to take it, and that he won’t be, and that he’ll leave Elena. Jeremy goes missing, which leads to the group splitting up to find him. Rebekah has seperate heart to hearts with both Stefan and Elena, and the 3 eventually agree to work together once it’s revelaed that Shane has set them all up.
Back in Mystic Falls, meanwhile, we had a Tyler and Caroline sighting. Tyler went to Elena’s house to torment Klaus, and Caroline showed up, and decided to cover Kol’s body with a sheet so that Klaus didn’t have to keep looking at it. However, she also had a go at Klaus, leading to him biting her and then refusing to cure her. Eventually, after a heart to heart as Caroline is about to die, he gives in and cures her, because he’s in love with her.
The episode ends with Damon being attacked by a stranger (Charlie Bewley), who has a hunters mark. Damon realises this, but the hesitation is enough for the hunter to snap his neck.
It was a good episode, with a great number of revelations that we’ve been guessing at for weeks. I can’t wait for more in the coming weeks, and to hopefully eventually meet the mysterious Silas.
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