The Vampire Diaries recap: Bad Moon Rising
This week's The Vampire Diaries was werewolf-centric, with some good witchiness and some Elijah thrown in.
Caroline and Tyler
The moment we've all been waiting for arrived. Tyler Lockwood's first full moon. He seemed pretty thorough in his research about what was going to happen to him, even going so far as to tell us that the chains were rated for 5,000 pounds. Too bad the hooks bolted to the ground weren't as sturdy. 'Twas very touching, watching Caroline try to take care of Tyler during his first transformation, which was actually pretty short relative to what Mason seemed to have gone through his first time.
Jules, a pretty new character, is another werewolf! If Katherine had only known about Jules, then maybe poor Tyler could have been left alone. Ah well. So Jules shows up looking for Mason, announcing that he never made it to Florida. Uh-oh. Then Alaric and Damon have to taunt her by dosing her drink with wolfsbane. We've observed that when it comes to werewolves, Damon doesn't have the best decision-making skills. It's inconvenient that Jules revealed Mason to be a missing person, but something tells us he'll just be another poster in Sheriff Forbes' police station. How interesting that Jules actually turns into a proper wolf and then has the wherewithal to track Damon back to his house and break in in an attempt to kill him. So sad that she actually attacked Rose with a nasty shoulder bite before Damon could stab our wolfette. Next week will tell us how fatal that was.
Follow us after the jump for Bonnie/Luka, Elena/Elijah, and Stefan's emancipation!
Bonnie and Luka
We're on the fence with Luka for these reasons:
1. We like Bonnie/Jeremy as a pairing and were thrilled when they almost kissed last week. Luka interferes with that.
2. Luka is clearly playing her.
3. He seems to feel badly about playing her.
4. We're not sure that we have reason to mistrust the warlock's motives since they're still ambiguous, and since they're working for Elijah who seems to desire Elena's safety. For now.
At any rate, we don't like that Luka tricked Bonnie and stole the moonstone with his enormous supply of tall white pillar candles that they hauled up to the rooftop and lit. Oh, and then there's the part where Luka and his Dad then lifted the tomb-sealing spell so Stefan could be released. That was in favor of the light side of the force, we suppose. So our jury is still out on these two.
Elijah and Elena
Elena's the only one who doesn't see how futile her suicide mission is. Sure is fun watching everyone make fun of her for it though. Love how Bonnie conjured a spell sealing Elena into her house, and how Bonnie and Jeremy were in on it together. Also loved how Elijah -- who is actually quite good-looking now that we've seen him interacting a bit more -- manipulated Mrs. Lockwood and Jenna into getting all of the historical records that were taking up space in the cupboard under the stairs...thus getting himself invited into the house.
The deal he struck up with Elena seems pretty advantageous to both parties, so we're with Elena on being suspicious. But at this point, what does she have to lose, right?
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