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The Vampire Diaries "Plan B" Recap 2010-10-22 06:30:15

The Vampire Diaries "Plan B": The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody

Holy Vampire Diaries, you guys! This week's title ends up being foreboding and hostile, due to the wicked machinations of Katherine. What's even more insane is that we witness the loss of one of the characters — yes, the one we were recently warned about.

This is truly my favorite episode of season two — it has more excitement and shocking moments (even if some of them were hard for me to stomach) than any other one so far, and I can't wait to discuss it.

To suck up all of this week's action, just


    The Good:

  • Bow-chicka-bow-wow! Stefan and Elena are illicitly rolling around in bed at the same time Katherine and Mason are. This steam-fest is only kind of wrecked by the fact that Jenna is listening in, and later tells Stefan that she heard them and knows they're still together. It's a subtle happening that I wrote off . . . at first. Meanwhile, Bonnie has a vision of Mason making out with Elena, and shares it with Stefan, who deduces that Mason and Katherine are lovahs.
  • Caroline's relationship with her mother takes a step forward and a step back when she tends to Prisoner Forbes in the Salvatore dungeon. I haven't cared much for the way Liz has been treating her daughter (with utter disgust) so my heart warmed for them when she finally started trying to understand Caroline's new way of life. It felt so bittersweet when Caroline says, "When life gives ya lemons . . . " and I actually thought that Caroline was going to trust her mother when she says she'll never tell anyone about her vampire secret. Though her heart is breaking, Caroline tearfully compels her mother to forget everything, knowing that she'd never be able to trust Damon and Stefan. Nice work, Candice Accola.
  • Amen to Damon telling Bonnie "Get over yourself and help us." She's been pretty crusty about Caroline's situation, so to have someone shut her down feels good. Finally, she does get over herself and helps the boys get the moonstone, doing her Bonnie Jedi mind trick and giving Mason Lockwood aneurysms until he's incapacitated. Once in Damon's torture chamber, Bonnie can see that the moonstone is in the well at the old Lockwood place.
  • Although I was freaking out the entire time Stefan and Elena are in that awful well, I have to give props to the show, because it's a genuinely frightening scene. Especially if you're like me and hate snakes . . . and screamed and jumped out of your chair the whole time the serpents were on screen.
  • I was pretty sure that once Mason was under Damon's control, he would be a goner (and I was right), but the fact that he dies had me totally off guard for the episode's big twist. Katherine has had control over Jenna (Kat's "Plan B"), and to show how powerful she is, she makes Jenna stab herself right in the gut. The body count remains just one, though, because Auntie is going to be OK. The next person who's in Katherine's way of harm may not be so lucky. Katherine has Matt now, and is making him go after Tyler — until Tyler kills him.
    The Bad:

  • I know it has be expensive to show superfast, superhuman vampire running, but Caroline looks so dumb rushing to Elena's side at the well that I would just rather not see her run. It's so silly that it's just a distraction.
  • All right, you guys have the moonstone now; can we please stop talking about it? The whole Aztec curse story is just so campy.
  • I'm playing the world's tiniest violin for the Stefan/Elena breakup. If it only takes Katherine to keep them apart and the situation could be temporary, then does Stefan really need to cry over the split? Whatever, tears. This is one way to clear the path for Damon and Elena to get together.
    The Bloody:

  • So long Mason, we hardly knew ye. I giggled when Damon ridicules Mason rightly with "The guy's a surfer," but D takes a page out of the True Blood playlist and rips out Mason's heart. At least it isn't as graphic as a True Blood scene, but still. Ick.
  • Also horrible: Jenna stabbing herself right in the gut. I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

So, what did you think? Were you as impressed and flabbergasted by this week's episode as I was? And will you miss Mason? Chat with me below and then head over to the Hooked on Vampire Diaries group in the community for more chatting!

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BlackKitty BlackKitty 6 years
This season of vampire diaries is a lot better than last! I love having Katherine as the villain of the season.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Datura, I was thinking the same thing through the rest of the episode after Caroline compelled her mom! She didn't mention anything about forgetting that Damon and Stefan were vampires. I didn't think Mason would live through the season, but I wasn't expecting him to die off so soon. Nina is doing awesome as evil Katherine, but I really just want someone to pluck Katherine off already. Is it that hard for the Salvatore brothers to just stake the bitch!?
Datura2112 Datura2112 6 years
Anyone else notice how Caroline didn't tell her Mom to forget that Damon and Stefan were vampires, only herself? hmmm, was that meant or did the writers just not pay attention? How is it that I like Caroline so much better now? Call me evil but Damon did the right thing to Mason. Damon has been doing the right thing, it's a shame he doesn't get the credit for it. His biggest problem is impulsiveness. Wow, yea Stefan crying, I didn't mind it. I thought it showed just how much he loves her and how much he can't stand Katherine. It wasn't pretty but it wasn't supposed to be. I knew something was gonna happen to Jenna but I was surprised how she got her to hurt herself. It is so unfair, Nina Dobrev gets to make out with all the hot guys! :)
ladylove004 ladylove004 6 years
This episode was great and so shocking, I actually liked Stefan's crying bc like dani8891 said it just showed how much he loves her, and he just looked so sad with his quivering lip. And Jenna stabbing herself made me jump out of my seat! Overall, this episode was so action-packed and surprising it felt like 3 episodes in one lol
dani8891 dani8891 6 years
This episode was amazing! I love Stefan and Elena together so I felt really sorry for him at the end and to me his tears just showed how much he loves and cares for her.
ktc71 ktc71 6 years
Another great episode! I honestly didn't think Mason would be a goner so soon. The whole Aunt Jenna thing was a total shock...I love that this show does things that we don't see coming. I love Elena and Stefan together. I didn't mind his crying so me it just confirmed how much he loves Elena.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 6 years
i really loved the scene between caroline and her mom. she's totally grown on me ever since she became a vampire, and it was definitely a bittersweet moment. i KNEW mason was a goner. the way damon recognized himself in mason kinda made me sad though i absolutely agree with the stefan crying thing. he does not have a hot cry face lol. does this mean the door is finally open for damon and elena? it's what i've been waiting for!
khameel khameel 6 years
Ok, my mind has officially been BLOWN! This show never fails to surprise me. I agree with everything in the recap, especially the "Bad" crying scene with Stefan. As hot as he is, his crying face should never be featured in a close-up again; too distracting lol! I can't wait to see where Katherine is going by using Matt, although I'm sad that he'll no longer be innocent. It was nice having one normal, unaware human on the show.
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