'The Vampire Diaries' recap: In your eyes
"The Vampire Diaries" -- "A View to a Kill"
Elena puts her plan to kill Kol in motion, while Stefan wrestles with a decision about Rebekah
In Mystic Falls, the ends always justify the means.
As Damon tells Klaus, if you do bad things for good reasons, people will find a way to forgive you.
But even reason can't triumph over the ties of blood. So when Elena and Jeremy carry out their plan to kill Kol, Klaus is murderously furious. Even though he needs Jeremy alive to find the cure, he wasn't willing to sacrifice his brother.
Klaus does not forgive. Or forget.
Bad to the bone
Preparations are under way for an '80s-themed dance at school, and while Elena chats on the phone to Bonnie about it and her "Kill Kol" campaign," she scalds herself with water from the sink. WTF?! It turns out Mayor Rudy Hopkins put vervain in the water supply. Not only that, he's canceling the dance for safety reasons! Booo!
Elena calls Stefan to let him in on everything -- adding that he should dagger Rebekah. (Well, Matt will have to do it, as Originals can't be daggered by other vampires.) Still, that would be the harshest postsex brushoff ever! Stefan reluctantly agrees.
Damon wakes up to find a new baby sitter: Klaus. They snipe at each other about Jeremy's training plan ("Do you know how hard it is to get these Xbox brains to focus?" Damon complains), and then Klaus questions him about why Elena keeps forgiving him for all his trespasses. It can't just be the sire bond, right?
Arching an eyebrow, Damon muses that Klaus's question revolves around Caroline, because she'll never forgive him for killing Carol Lockwood. Well, Klaus killed the mayor "just to be a d---."
"If you're going to be bad, be bad with purpose," Damon says. "Otherwise you're just not worth forgiving."
Elena's plan involves trapping Kol, siccing Bonnie on him, and then staking him. So she calls him and dangles the bait of info about Silas. He instantly shows up, and Elena draws him into conversation. But after some stalling, he gets impatient: What does she have to say about Silas?
When she asks why he thinks Silas exists, Kol reveals he used to run with witches back in the day and they all knew Silas should remain buried. A seemingly bored Kol then leaves, telling Elena he'll think about her request for a truce.
Meanwhile, Jeremy is searching for Bonnie because they need her for the plan. When he shows up at her house, her father tries to stop her from leaving. Angry, she breaks a bulb and turns to go -- only to come face-to-face with her mother!
At that point, Jeremy leaves and Abby demands to know what is going on with this Professor Shane guy and Bonnie using dark magic. Her daughter argues that it isn't dark magic, it's expression -- and the only means of getting the cure for vampirism. Just when Bonnie is about to leave again, Abby and Rudy manage to render her unconscious!
As a means of getting her out of the house so Matt can look for her dagger, Stefan takes Rebekah to the canceled dance. They debate the merits of the '80s -- he was a big fan of "Say Anything's" Lloyd Dobler and "The Princess Bride." What a romantic, but Rebekah sniffs: It's all sentimental drivel to her.