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Recap of The Vampire Diaries Episode "Let the Right One In"

The Vampire Diaries, "Let the Right One In": The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody

I'll admit that I wasn't sure how the Salvatore brothers could survive this week's The Vampire Diaries. When Stefan gets nabbed by Frederick and his fanged friends, you basically have the perfect setup for a bloodbath — and the episode doesn't disappoint in that department.

But if it wasn't the gore making me cringe, it was Elena's stupidity. Seriously, Elena, do you think going into a lair of bloodsuckers is a good idea?! Let's break down all of the big moments (spoilers ahead!) when you


    The Good

  • Frederick is making a stake. Ooooo. I wondered if it was to use against the Salvatores, or against Pearl since she doesn't seem to be behind his vengeful motives. Turns out, Freddy boy has a clan of vamps just waiting to capture Stefan, which they do, and soon he's tied up with vervain ropes.
  • Can you say sexual tension? Elena and Damon get into it while standing thisclose (in the rain, no less) as they argue about if Elena can go to save Stefan. They really have a nice mix of heat and genuine concern for each other. I guess time will only tell when/if these two get together.
  • Harper, the hero! As a hellbent Frederick continues to torture Stefan, Harper is the only one who puts up a fight. I relished seeing him step up to help Stefan and watching Stefan return the favor by removing the stake from his leg.
  • Jeremy continues trying to convince Anna to change him, and you can tell that she has a major crush (is in love?) with the guy — even to the point where she tells him to keep the bracelet that Elena gave him for protection.
  • The newest odd couple: Damon and Mr. Saltzman. The sworn enemies come together to save Stefan from the vampires with the help of vervain needles. I had to smile when Damon calls them both bad ass — and Saltzman punches him in response.
  • Vickie's body turns up! Caroline literally stumbles upon it when her car gets stuck in the woods, and it makes for an awesome end of the episode. Tyler and Jeremy seem to share a moment of mutual grief, but when Caroline tries to comfort Matt, he asks to be alone. That is, until Elena hugs him. Nooooo. Even worse: Anna shows up to turn Jeremy, and because of his grief, she realizes the real reason he wanted to be changed — to be with Vickie. Huh? I did not see that coming.
  • The Bad

  • Elena, you idiot. Even though Damon and Saltzman told her not to follow them into the house, she still goes in and risks her life . . . and theirs . . . and Stefan's. Ugh, sometimes she can be so annoying.
  • The text exchange between Jeremy and Anna. Her: "Suck it up." Him: "Turn me and I will." Puh-leease.
  • The Bloody

  • The torture scene with Stefan. Pouring vervain in his eyes made me positively cringe, but you have to admit those abs looked hot!
  • Frederick stabs Stefan, and Damon kills, well, everyone. As Frederick is about to lunge for a frail Stefan, Elena feeds her BF her blood, which he reluctantly drinks up. Frederick goes in for the kill, and Stefan slams him against a tree while repeatedly slashing into him. Now Stefan is addicted to human blood, as Damon catches him chugging some hospital bags. Icky, but it makes for a really, um, juicy setup for the upcoming episodes, no?
  • Vickie's dead arm. So gross, but campy. I liked it — is that so wrong?

What did you think of this week's episode? Are you kind of sad about Anna and Jeremy? Shocked to see Vickie turn up again? Sound off in the comments, or chat to your heart's content in the Hooked on Vampire Diaries group in the Buzz Community.

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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Ooooh, and did anyone else love Damon's expression when he found Stefan drinking the blood bags? He looked like he was sad for him. Damon is turning out to be one of my favorite TV characters ever. I love seeing his nicer side peek through his dark, sarcastic side.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I was glad to see Tyler back so we can start rolling with this werewolf thing. And WHERE IS BONNIE? COME BACK ALREADY! The end of that episode made my jaw kind of drop. I'm so excited to see Stefan's vampiric dark side...
popculture-whore popculture-whore 7 years
i can't get enough of damon & elena. their sexual tension is palpable and so, so hot. i love how he switched from mocking her to being protective and caring i don't like jeremy. turning into a vampire to be with vickie? she didn't even want him when they were human. i like anna though.. poor girl and ugghhh the scenes with stefan. i guess that's what happens when you've abstained from human blood for so long. he's so animal-like it's scary. the hospital blood bags were kind of gross. can't wait for next week!
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
p.s. Where is Bonnie!! We need to bring her back already!!
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
SOOOO GOOOOOD!!! I was surprised to see Vickie turn up, but it put a nice twist on things and showed us different sides of the various characters. And Stefan's addiction to human blood is definitely a juicy set up can't wait to see how this impacts his relationship with Elena.
Datura2112 Datura2112 7 years
Agree with ya both. I sure hope we get to see Stefan act like a Vampire instead of always trying to fight who he is. I am sure Damon will find it interesting. This show just would not make it with Damon, he is the one worth watching! I am already getting tired of Caroline, let the mean girl come back. At least she was more interesting even if she was shallow. Can they please bring Bonnie back! This show continues to excite me, each episode is so good, so surprising.
khameel khameel 7 years
This show never disappoints! First off, I'm worried about Jeremy, because now Anna is heartbroken, and she was ready to turn him in order to defy her mother. So chances are, she's going to want to hurt him in some way. Secondly, Caroline is going to cause some seriosu problems since she's (understandably) upset that Matt still has a bit of a thing for Elena. Umm...Stefan as some sort of human blood addict? BRILLANT! I'm so glad we're seeing another side to him because he was just way too even tempered on animal blood! I can't wait to see where this takes his character.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
I loved Alaric and Damon teaming up. Definite odd couple and it was quite hilarious at the end when Alaric punches Damon and Damon says "Happens." Elena is SUCH an idiot. Don't female characters ever do what they're told? Bella always does the dame thing in Twilight. Just do what you're told for once! I think Caroline needs to dump Matt. He's not over Elena. And I'm guessing Anna is sorry she ever broke into the tomb to get Pearl out.
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