Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Vampire Diaries, January 17, 2013: “After School Special” and What We Learned
By the Marc Kane At the end of the last episode, Klaus kills the Mayor, Tyler’s mom as payback for Tyler trying to free the hybrids under Klaus’s control. This led Klaus to destroy them, which is a part of Professor Shane’s plan. He wanted to take away something that Tyler held dear. So, at the beginning of this episode, the town holds a vigil to remember her. Tyler leaves; Elena, watching him go, sees Rebekah in the room. At the end of the last episode before the Holiday break, April sets Rebekah free, by removing the tainted dagger that Klaus and Stefan left in her, which puts her in position to be unleashed at the school. Elena exits to try and find Rebekah and runs into April, who informs her that she knows that Elena is a Vampire. She confronts Elena for having mesmerized her, and wonders how many times she took advantage of her that way! No wonder she set Rebekah free, though I am not sure she really knew what she did. Meanwhile, Damon trains Jeremy to be the Vampire Hunter they need him to be, in order to carry out Klaus’s plan to cure Elena, so that he might once again use her blood to create hybrids. He shows frustration at Jeremy and Matt, who keep ordering pizza. With a generous tip, he tells the female pizza driver not to bring anymore, no matter how much they beg. He listens to a voicemail from Elena on the phone. Karoline mourns Tyler’s mom’s death, while Stefan drowns his sorrows over Elena and Damon having sex.