It was the annual Decade Dance and following the tradition of the previous dances we found our favourite characters lives in peril with Esther and Evil Alaric out to destroy all vampires.
Poor Alaric, the guy can’t catch a break! After finding out his wife had abandoned him for a more exciting life as a vampire he then discovered she had a daughter that she never told him about who was the niece of his current girlfriend Jenna and the daughter of Jenna’s brother-in-law John. Jenna was then turned into a vampire and sacrificed by Klaus, which left Ric to look after his ex-wife’s daughter/dead girlfriend’s niece, Elena, who also happened to have a brother/cousin, Jeremy. Ric then found himself developing a vampire hating alter ego intent on ridding the world of vampires who was willing to turn into an original vampire to do it (seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!)
So Evil Alaric teamed up with Esther and they commenced their plans to destroy all the Originals and kill their bloodlines off along with them, which would result in vampires becoming extinct. While Evil Alaric was running around with his new BFF the rest of the cast were busy attending the 1920’s themed Decade Dance.
This week it was a turn for all the Stelena fans out there as Elena decided that since she had made out with one brother, she should really ask the other out on a date (wait what?) There were definitely some rather cute scenes between the former lovebirds but they really weren’t a patch on the epic Damon and Elena scenes of the previous episode (go team Delena!)
|"Hey did I forget to mention I made out with your brother?"|
Unfortunately the reminiscing between Stefan and Elena was cut short by none other than Damon himself, with the news that Alaric was going to have to die.
While the vampires were trapped inside the school by a spell that Esther had cast, Elena and Jeremy headed over to talk to Alaric but before they could get the chance to see him, they were stopped by Esther who didn’t really need to say much to convince Elena to go with her.
It was then Bonnie and Jamie’s turn to have their romantic moment ruined by Damon who informed them of the sticky situation that was going on and as usual poor Bonnie was expected to run to the help of the vampires which truthfully she doesn’t even like that much.
Now Klaus being the jealous type seemed to be getting a bit annoyed with the amount of romantic encounters that Damon had managed to ruin in this episode, so he decided to get back and ruin one between Caroline and Tyler which was pretty easy to do since Tyler was having to pretend that Klaus was still able to control him: Damon 2 - Klaus 1 - Romantic Moments - 0
|"So what if I've tried to kill your best friends on several occasions?"|
After some hocusing and pocusing by Esther, Evil Alaric was ready to become the ultimate vampire killer but during his transition he returned to his former self to save the day and give his pals a chance to say goodbye. The Alaric death scenes really were some of the most heart-breaking of the season with all characters struggling to come to terms with the thought of losing one of their closest friends (although they were clearly not all that sad about it or they would have stayed till the end instead of going to the pub!)
But Alaric’s not really dead…yet. The witches, as usual, were not all that happy that their plan failed so they decided to take Bonnies’ freewill away from her again and bewitched her into going to the tomb and feeding Alaric her blood, forcing him to complete the transition.
|Super Mega Ultimate Evil Vampire Slaying Alaric is born!|
So while we had known for a while that this episode was going to have us all in tears did it live up to my expectations? Well truthfully no. From the way that the cast and the producers were going on about this episode I half expected there to be deaths all over the place or Damon and Stefan agreeing to kill themselves for Elena or something like that. The Alaric death scenes were excellently acted but after several spoiler websites going on and on about this episode, I was kind of left thinking “was that it?” Let’s hope that the finale doesn’t have the same effect as it is also receiving a lot of hype at the moment as Elena making her choice, a number of deaths and a huge cliff hanger are all promised for the episode.
Let me know what you thought of this episode in the comment section below and feel free to share your opinions on how you think the final episodes are going to play out.
Also, if you haven’t seen them before, I highly recommend reading the photo recaps from TV.com they’re rather hilarious.
Until next week TTFN x
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