'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Spirit Rally
Something wicked this way comes. Or should we say many somethings.
Bonnie taps into the expression triangle to lower the veil, which brings back everyone from Alaric (yay!) to Kol (no!) to Jeremy (eh). But when Silas proves just how powerful he is, Bonnie needs a little help from a familiar face, Grams (double yay!), to fight back.
But to quote a different show, magic always has a price. And Bonnie must pay the ultimate one.
There's not a whole lot going on relationship-wise; we'll update what's happening with the various couples later. But first, let's dive into the recap.
Elena is crushing concrete blocks at Stefan's suggestion to work out her aggression. It's not working -- she still wants to take out Katherine. That's all she cares about. Not graduation or her friends (Caroline is wounded).
Elsewhere, Bonnie is dragging Katherine around to the three points of the expression triangle (where the massacres took place). She's linked the two of them together, so that Silas can't get to Katherine. Once she's "turned on" the three points, she'll use the tombstone to lower the veil enough to talk to her ancestor, Ketzia. Gotta say, we're with Kat on this one: Is this really going to work?
Huge gusts of wind strike the town, and the power goes out. Stefan and Damon figure out that Bonnie is lowering the veil that night, instead of waiting for the full moon, and she'll do it at the center of the expression triangle -- coincidentally, at the high school. Is "TVD" going all "Buffy" on us? Is Mystic Falls High School a Hellmouth?
Stefan teams up with Caroline to search inside for Bonnie, while Damon and Elena look outside. Mostly, she just wants to know where Katherine is. He thinks she needs to let it go. "Behind your rage there is a tidal wave of feelings," Damon says. "Killing Katherine is going to let it all in." Elena disagrees, so she stabs him in the stomach and runs off.
In caves below the school, Bonnie manages to lower the veil. First spirit to show up? Alaric! He appears to Damon and helps remove the stake from his stomach. But is it really Alaric? Or is it Silas playing tricks? Well, only the real Alaric knows that there's booze in locker 42. Yes, the drinking buddies are back together!
Bonnie only lowered the veil inside the triangle, so it isn't quite "ghostapalooza." Only certain spirits will show up. Oh, like youngest Original brother, Kol. He says hello to his dearest sister Rebekah before seeking his true object: revenge on the Gilbert family.
Also hunting? Elena. She finds Katherine lurking in the caves and stabs, then burns her. Since Katherine is linked to Bonnie, the witch feels it all, too. And if Elena kills Kat, she kills Bonnie! Just as she's about to do it, Stefan tackles her. Elena is pissed.
Back at the Grill, Rebekah is cleaning Matt's shoulder of a glass shard that her brother nicely left there. When she goes to find the first aid kit, she finds Caroline shivering and maniacally cutting her own wrists.
But wait, isn't Caroline with Bonnie? No, that's Silas! He can appear in a different form to Bonnie; he can get inside her head after all! "You thought that you were more powerful than me?" he snarls, taking on the form of Stefan, Caroline, then Alaric. "I'm stronger than you can imagine."