We survived season three of The Vampire Diaries. There were a lot of flashbacks this episode and for me they felt like empty filler, in a season that was riddled with filler and could not seem to find a direction.
Elijah made an appearance, and I was glad to see it. He is the only one who has consistently behaved like he is a thousand year old vampire. That right there shows the sexism of the show.
Rebekah Vampire Cheerleader has the maturity of a 16 year old girl and her brother, who btw has been a vampire just as long is a mature man.
When we last left Elena, she had collapsed on her bedroom floor bleeding. Jeremy calls 911 and she ends up in the hospital. When he calls Damon and Stefan to inform them, they are upset and believe that he has just made her a target. Stefan and Damon demand that Jeremy get Elena released from the hospital immediately. By the time Alaric shows up, Elena is already gone and so he threatens Meredeth. Alaric dumps Meredeth's supply of vampire blood, and promises to get her medical license pulled.
Back at the house, Matt makes tea for Elena and they have a little chat about the past and the ongoing trouble that they are facing thanks to the vampires. In the meantime, Caroline and Tyler are approached by their respective mothers. It's their plan to get the kids out of town, because they believe that now that the council knows about them, that their lives are in danger. Caroline is resistant at first but Tyler insists. Caroline agrees to go with him as soon as she helps her friends. Of course, she cannot put her life first when Elena the precious is in danger.
In the meantime, Alaric approaches Jeremy with a plan. He wants the vampires gone and suggests that Jeremy help by turning over Klaus. Jeremy promises to kill the vampires, and then to allow Bonnie to put the same spell on him, that she placed on Klaus. He uses the fact that their lives are constantly in danger to persuade Jeremy. Jeremy concedes, but it is only a ruse.
Elijah wants Klaus back and though Damon says that this is a bad idea, Elena of course agrees. I loved that he made a point of saying that every decision Elena made has been bad. Finally, someone is admitting that Elena's spunky agency is a problem. When they get to the storage area, Klaus is indeed dessicated and bound just as his father was. Bonnie asks for a moment with him.
In the meantime, Matt has drugged Elena and put her in his truck. He tells her that he did this for her own good and that they are leaving town. I understand the reason why Matt did this, but it is absolutely controlling and manipulative behaviour. Elena does not even get upset with him, because apparently if your attentions are good, drugging and kidnapping a woman is not a bad thing.
Alaric shows up and demands to see Klaus. Damon and Rebecca manage to sneak Klaus out of the locker, but before they can leave the storage facility, Alaric finds them and stakes Klaus. Rebecca moves to go after him, but Damon holds her back and tells her to run. In the last episode, Klaus said that he was the originator of Damon and Stefan's vampire line. Damon realizes that he is now living on borrowed time.