“Run, Jer,” Damon shouts, “Kol’s compelled me. I find you, I’m going to kill you, and there’s nothing I can do about it!”
The compelled spy for some unknown party takes a cyanide tablet. They wonder who this third party is; I wonder if it’s part of Kol’s plans to prevent the resurrection of Cylas? Shane begins telling Bonnie about her grandmother’s suffering on “the other side” until Bonnie, wounded by guilt, loses it and begins hurting Shane’s hand, then starts a fire with her powers. Between her father and Shane, she regains control. Shane offers her father to help Bonnie; “she’s a prodigy…I could help her become one of the most powerful witches in the world…but without me…” Elena calls Stefan for help. “I know you don’t care about me anymore,” she says, but she tells of the compulsion predicament. Jeremy cuts himself, to bring Damon to him. Damon bites him, then Jeremy shoots him…but doesn’t finish him off. “In the heart, Jeremy,” he warns him, agitated. A shot is fired…before commercial break!
With all this wall-to-wall action, we don’t have as much character development-based speculation, this week. A lot of weeks have set up the psychological quandaries that give the show its spirit, but this is one of those pulse-pounding episodes where the pieces move in constant play. Speaking of moving, Damon sits up, and pulls a bullet out of his forehead. It’s apparent Jeremy probably really likes Damon somewhat. “Stupid idiot!” he swears. “Borderline brain dead moron! You should have killed me when you had the chance!” Rebekah uses a dagger in Kol’s back to try to end the compulsion. “A dagger in your sibling’s back?” he asks. “What has become of this family? Elijah won’t even show his face.” Kol then nearly kills her in return, until Klaus arrives, mocking her. “Then you need lessons,” he says cooly, in how to properly dagger a sibling.”
“Hello Gilbert Clan” says Klaus, like a snake, at their cabin door; “I’ve come to fetch my hunter.” He offers to take Jeremy under his wing---which is refused. “You think you’re safer here?” he queries.
He points out the danger. “But when Kol does come---and he will come---let me know before he burns your nice little home down.” He tells Jeremy “you have no shortage of friends to endanger or compel…so sleep tight…and we’ll begin our work again in the morning!” Stefan shows up at Rebekah’s place and rags on her for not daggering Kol; she explains that he had a white oak stake at her heart. He wants to know what she did with the headstone and she says “It’s in a safe place.” “That was not our deal,“ he replies. She explains that she felt it was best because he “betrayed me twice” and she “betrayed you” never. Then they discuss their lack of feelings for each other and they begin to disrobe each other for “crazy sex.” Elena reveals to Jeremy an alternative plan: if he kills an Original, all the vampires sire bonded to that one will perish---hundreds, if not thousands---completing the map easily. “Kol compelled Damon to kill you,” she suggests, “why don’t you kill Kol instead?” NEXT WEEK: Looks like Kol’s other target…is Bonnie!