Caroline finds out some shocking news, Matt obsesses, Liv shows her true colors, Kai continues to be a psychopath, and Elena makes a decision…
Poor Caroline. Her mother has a glioblastoma that has potentially metastized to her spine. In case you are wondering, that is really bad. Glioblastomas are highly aggressive tumors that have a relatively low survival rate. I am not sure about tumors, but when cancer metastizes, there is not a whole lot that can be done. I think the only thing that might save her mom is to turn her into a vampire and I don’t really see that happening.
I have to say that as much as I want to hate Liv for helping Kai, I find it hard to fault her. While I definitely think Jo did the right thing to protect Liv and Luke, I get why Liv decided to help Kai. Was it the wrong thing to do? Absolutely, but she was protecting herself and Luke from one of them dying. The issue is that in doing so, she was potentially empowering Kai, who is insane and would not do any good with the power he might get. Balancing the amount of harm he could do versus her potential loss would make an objective person choose to have her do the merge. Basically, the whole situation was a no-win scenario. Doesn’t make me like her, but it does make her choice understandable.
I was glad when Jeremy told Matt that he needed to stop what he was doing before he destroyed himself. While Jeremy is all for protecting people, what Matt wanted was revenge and when it is a human versus a vampire, that revenge is rarely going to work out, as Matt found out. Granted, he couldn’t have predicted that Kai would absorb the magic from the anti-magic spell the Travelers cast, so his plan was not that bad, but it was still dangerous. As I said last week, he let Tripp and Enzo get into his head and now he is paying the piper.
Now that Kai has absorbed the magic from the anti-magic shield, he has got to be powerful. I honestly don’t know if Jo stands a chance when they go to merge. I actually don’t think she stood a chance before he absorbed the magic. Since Kai can absorb magic, I don’t see how she could have beaten him, which sucks because I like her. Hopefully the gang will figure out something to do about Kai.
You had to feel for Bonnie. She was stuck in Kai’s hell during Christmas. It was nice to see that she was doing her best to keep traditions up. It was also fun seeing the flashbacks to the early days of the show when Bonnie, Elena, and Caroline were basically carefree and didn’t have the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Elena (apparently) finally decides to be with Damon and Kai kidnaps her. Talk about bad timing. I wonder why he kidnapped her because it’s not like Damon has anything that Kai needs anymore. Maybe he just wants to hurt Damon by taking her.
See you when we return in January!