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The Vampire Diaries "The Sacrifice" Recap

The Vampire Diaries "The Sacrifice": The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody

Curses! The Vampire Diaries is on the verge of breaking one this week, but not before some pretty big complications get in the way. Bonnie gets witchy, Tyler gets twitchy, and many, many smoldering glances are exchanged between some potential couples.

As usual, I've broken down the episode into the good, the bad, and the bloody, which I'm ready to discuss when you


The Good

  • There isn't much more talk about the curse's complications, just action to break the curse. Damon and Stefan visit Katherine to get the moonstone so they can break the spell and keep Elena safe, and Katherine makes a deal with them that she'll hand it over if they get her out of the tomb. The only catch is that Elena refuses to let them do it and endanger anyone else.
  • Elena's getting feistier! Katherine's doppelganger makes a deal of her own — to get Rose to help her, she offers to have Bonnie make her a ring to walk in the sun. At Slater's, she and Rose find him dead and his shaken-up girlfriend Alice. Inciting a bit of Katherine's deviousness, she lies to Alice so she'll give up Slater's email password (heh: it's "Kristen Stewart") and get the message to Klaus that she wants to surrender and sacrifice herself.
  • Tyler and Caroline's bond gets deeper when she wants to help him deal with his first werewolf transition. They explore the space under the Lockwood property and find Mason's journal and a creepy video diary of his first transformation. Poor Tyler freaks out as he watches the agony his uncle went through, and declares that he can't do it. More importantly, they share meaningful glances while discussing Caroline's relationship problems. Way to play the understanding friend, Ty. Classic (and effective) courting move. It's touching when Caroline explains why she's making an effort to be there for Tyler in his very scary time of need. Matt interrupts, missing Caroline; but watch out, Human Lonely Boy — the Caroline and Tyler monster love storm is a-brewin', and you can't stop it.
  • Another meeting of the witch/vampire/Jeremy club! As Bonnie incants a spell to incapacitate Katherine while the Salvatores are in the tomb, she gets a nosebleed again. Jeremy protectively worries about Bonnie's strength — and steals some of the ash from her spell. He heads to the tomb, wounds Katherine, and snags the moonstone, but not before Katherine wakes up and bites him. To come to his rescue in the tomb, Bonnie begins another spell and channels Luka for strength, like he had shown her at school. But it's not enough, and though Luka shares the pain, they both pass out. With Bonnie beaten, Stefan rushes into the tomb to keep Katherine from harming Jeremy further, and traps himself inside with her. Oopsie-daisy!
  • Elena and Damon have their usual combative moment of passion when he goes to get her from Slater's and prevent her from giving herself up. Though he sounds hostile when he says "Get your ass out the door before I throw you over my shoulder and carry you out myself," it's hot. There is so a flicker of Elena wanting him to do exactly that, but Elijah bursts in then, just to burst right back out. I'm confused, Damon's confused — why didn't he take Elena? Later, he reports back to Luka's father Jonas that she's safe, which is how he wants her. So . . . Elijah and Jonas are good guys?

The Bad

  • Oh hey, what's up, half-naked Alaric? Elena catches Jenna and Alaric after getting it on, while Jonas pilfers some family belongings downstairs. The only thing bad about this is how little we get to hang out with shirtless Alaric, and how cavalier Jenna is about making post-coital references to Elena. Ew.
  • Do the writers think Bonnie/Jeremy can be as tortured as Elena/Damon? That's my guess as they dramatically try to resist each other. I groaned as Bonnie delivers the line "You can't feel that way about me." Well, I can't feel that way about you guys. Either date, or don't. But you are no Elena and Damon.

The Bloody

  • Katherine uses Jeremy's neck as an all-you-can-eat buffet, and his open, exposed wound back at his house is pretty gnarly. I'd be more grossed out if it didn't look so fake.

So, what did you think of this week's episode? Are you looking forward to seeing Katherine and Stefan hook up in the tomb? Chat about this week's events, and then make sure you also belong to the Hooked on Vampire Diaries group in the community!

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xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 6 years
Got to disagree with Buzz here, I am loving the awkwardness and gentleness of the Bonnie/Jeremy relationship. Although it was funny when Damon pointed out Jeremy was a '16 year old child' as he sure doesn't look like a 16 year old, hah! Next week's episode is going to be so good. Ah, love this show!
cheechee524 cheechee524 6 years
Bethany0403-- Me and my husband (who actually watches this one girlie show with me) always comment that anyone who looks black on the Vampire Diaries is a witch. Every time another black person shows up we jokingly comment on how the show is racist. Not to mention the fact that it looked like Bonnie might actually be into Jeremy, then all of a sudden a new black guy rolls into town and Bonnie all of a sudden likes him, too. So far, the only guys Bonnie has shown much interest in are black. Except for Jeremy, who she seems to deny having a think for. Anyways, I don't think Matt will get killed off. I think his character will just become more tortured. And I'm dying for Stefan to be less boring, and for Elena to at least throw Damon a bone. (like a kiss.. the bone is metaphorical, people!)
gummybears123 gummybears123 6 years
also for "the bloody" i would have added when elijah ripped the hearts out from those two other guys. so brutal.
gummybears123 gummybears123 6 years
I'm kind of happy that stefan and katherine are stuck in the tomb together. the scenes from next week look interesting haha. and i actually like stefan/katherine and elena/damon. should be a fun episode next week. also jeremy and bonnie are so awkward. get over it jeremy please.
Mandi-Villa Mandi-Villa 6 years
Sorry for the 'ole delay... Don't worry... Mama is here now... And here are my thoughts on this weeks episode... - Yay for action being taken to break the curse... finally! - I don't know how I feel about Elena trying to be the hero. You have two hot vampires trying to keep you safe and you go and try to get yourself killed? Not cool. Although it was prettttty hot when Damon arrived to save the day and got all feisty. - Tyler and Caroline are so cute together. Sorry Matty, but I think your ship has sailed. You can't compete with the Vampy-Wolf lovin'. - Bonnie and Jeremy... yawn - It is just me or is everyone else stoked about Stefan being locked in the tomb with Catherine? Snuggly boo boo time for Elena and Damon... I think YES! Personally, I believe Stefan is better off with Catherine, especially after seeing the previews for next weeks episode. With Stefan out of the picture (locked in the tomb), D&E can finally be the adorable couple they were always destined to be... le sigh... so presh. Edward and Bella meet your competition!
elramos elramos 6 years
Loved Damon in this episode. I also really like where they are going with the Caroline and Tyler story, even though I feel bad for Matt.
care0531 care0531 6 years
I love Jeremy and Bonnie together and I think they have a better chance then Damon and Elena (unless Bonnie can do some spell to make Jeremy feel differently). I am waiting for Jeremy to actual be the hero in something though...he's always so close but falling a little short. I was so confused when Elijah didn't take Elena or try to kill Damon...maybe he wants to be the top vampire? He can't be killed...he can walk around in daylight and he can kill fast and maybe he wants to keep her alive so that he can have control? I don't know but with this show anything really can go! :) I use to be a Caroline and Matt fan but I really like her with's nice to have someone going through similar problems. I am so not looking forward to next week I am a Stefan and Elena fan as well....and lets face's only a matter of time before they are back together again. I like the tough guy Damon not the sappy in love Damon.
bethany0403 bethany0403 6 years
Oh, boy! I must admit, I am loving the Jeremy/BonBon coupling along with the Tyler/Caroline coupling. I fear this world is not long for Matt. He is insignificant now and I see him dying in the future, perhaps by a wolf-a-fied Tyler? Question - Is there a reason all of the witches we have met are black? Are they all related somehow? Is Bonnie inadvertently lusting after her distant cousin? I know I am in the minority on this, but I wouldn't mind them holding out for Damon/Elena until next season. I like the slow burn their relationship is taking. That being said, her finding out Stefan did dirty time with Kat in the tomb could be what finally propels Damon and Elena together.
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