'The Vampire Diaries' Shipper-cap: You Killed My Mother, Prepare to Die
Nina Dobrev as Elena and Ian Somerhalder as Damon in "The Vampire Diaries"
Elena and Damon
Are love and hate flip sides of the coin? Both involve a great deal of passion. For Elena, her initial dislike of Damon was always heated; that heat eventually sparked into romance. But they should beware — they've seen how quickly love can turn into hate like in Ketzia/Tessa's case.
Let's check in on all the relationship statuses from this week's episode:
Status: Still strong, but trouble is brewing
Elena is sort of avoiding Damon, though she's invited him to Whitmore's historical society costume ball. She's feeling a lot of guilt about shacking up with Damon all summer while Bonnie was dead. So, Damon comes up with a cuckoo plan — give Silas the cure, turn him back into a witch, and make him trade places with Bonnie! Of course, it doesn't go quite as planned, but Damon is one determined boyfriend. He lures Katherine back to the Salvatore mansion and feeds her to Silas. But while it's in the name of giving Elena what she wants (Bonnie), Elena looks genuinely horrified.
Silas and Ketzia
Status: Immortal enemies
So, what does Silas get out of his deal with Damon? He wants Stefan dead. No, not staked — just a broken neck, so that the link between them is severed. He wants to use his mind control on Ketzia and find out the location of the "mystical anchor" which keeps the Other Side going. Believing Silas to be Stefan, Ketzia falls under his control and reveals that she needs her magical pendant, conveniently stored at the historical society, to do a locator spell. But just as she's about to do it, Stefan strolls in and Ketzia realizes who Silas is. Majorly angered, she plunges her hand into his chest and stops his heart so he becomes a stiff, grey corpse again.
Stefan and Ketzia
Status: Kinda friends
Stefan is at the ball, too, dressed as James Dean (meaning, he's basically just wearing his usual outfit). Ketzia is there, too, and she makes a beeline for him right away. Guess she really does have a type. Later, Stefan meets up with Damon, who breaks his neck a couple times to buy Silas some time. Baby bro does not like this, at all, and after his second "death," surprises Damon and breaks his neck in return. The "bring back Bonnie" plan is in disarray.
Caroline and Tyler
Status: Broken up
Caroline is just glowing — Tyler is back and all is right with the world. And they're going at it like rabbits. She's already organized his whole life, from his major to his room. But Tyler seems … hesitant. Hmm. He escorts her to the costume ball (how cute are they as Bonnie and Clyde), and at the end, Tyler admits that he doesn't want to do this college thing. Caroline is OK with that, as long as they're together. But what Tyler really wants is to go after Klaus for killing his mother. "Love me more than you hate him," Caroline pleads later as he's packing up. If Tyler walks away from her this time, they're done.
He walks away. Caroline breaks down into tears.
Bonnie and Jeremy
Status: Still yearning
Bonnie is not happy when Jeremy lies to Damon and says she's OK with the plan, because she isn't on board. Magic has a price, she warns Jeremy. But maybe that price is worth it. "What's worse than this?" he asks — not being able to touch her, hold her, be with her.