Damon and Bonnie confront Kai, Alaric and Jo have a date, Stefan and Caroline have words, Tyler and Liv have a moment, and Elena gives Liam another chance…
Stefan has officially turned into the species known as douchebagus majorus. Yes, that is what you call someone who keeps on dumping all of their problems onto other people and not dealing with the problems themselves. Normally I’d be inclined to side with Stefan over Caroline, but in this case she was right. He just doesn’t want to deal with anyone who reminds him of Damon, so he is cutting and running at the first possible moment. I do get that he is in pain, but dumping your crap all over other people is just a bad idea, particularly when the person you keep dumping the problems on has feeling for you and you are taking advantage of them.
Stefan did have a point when he said that what happened to Ivy was partially Caroline’s fault. If Caroline and Enzo hadn’t come looking for him, Enzo wouldn’t have killed Ivy. That being said, if Stefan hadn’t run off and lied in the first place, Caroline wouldn’t have gone looking for him, so ultimately this was Stefan’s fault. He just has to suck it up and deal. Fortunately, Damon is now back and Stefan may be able to recover from his recent attacks of douchiness.
Of course, Damon being back does present a problem. Elena has definitely started to move on thanks to the fact that she is refusing to allow Alaric to restore her memories. I am seriously worried that when Damon finds out about what Elena has done, he will revert to his former ways and cause major issues. I really hope he won’t, but given the fact that he does not react well to rejection, I fear the worst.
The one thing that may distract Damon from any revenge type thoughts is that he owes it to Bonnie to do his best to bring her back from Kai’s hell. That is assuming, of course, that she is still alive. She did take an arrow to the gut and Kai is pretty pissed, so it is possible that she is dead. Honestly, I doubt it, but it is possible. And did I detect a rather massive thaw in the relationship between Damon and Bonnie? Methinks I did.
Alaric could potentially be in big trouble. After the disaster that was a first date, he tried to compel Jo into leaving him, but it didn’t work. So, is she on vervain or is she simply immune to compulsion for some reason? I seem to remember Caroline’s dad also being immune to compulsion, so it could be someone taught them to discipline their minds or something else entirely. If she is on vervain and knows about vampires, I am betting she is going to put the attempted compulsion together with Alaric’s reaction to blood and figure out what he is.
Is it weird that I thought that Liv smothering that guy was almost romantic? Feels kind of twisted, but it was understandable. Tyler was stressing out over the curse being activated again and she took the necessary steps to stop the possibility. He’s right; he does owe her big time. I just hope he doesn’t come to regret owing her.
And Tripp now has Ivy, which is so not a good thing. She will probably break fairly easily and lead Tripp to Stefan and Caroline, which would be very bad. Someone needs to deal with Tripp at some point. I am also intensely curious as to who killed his wife. I hope they don’t go predictable and make it Damon.
Until next week!