|“You’ve heard of me. Fantastic!” -Klaus (The Vampire Diaries S03E02: The Hybrid)|
Meanwhile, after that heart-breaking phone call scene in the previous episode, Elena (Nina Dobrev) decides to track Stefan even without Damon’s help. Accompanied by the self-proclaimed lost cause Alaric (Matthew Davis), she went to Smoky Mountains in Tennessee where she hopes to find Stefan. Now here’s the funniest part of this episode. While taking a break from their ‘hiking’, Elena was talking to Alaric when suddenly, whooosh!- Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unexpectedly appeared from nowhere and pushed her into the river!
Yes, just like that and Elena went ‘Ahhh!’ straight into the water. I couldn’t get over that scene, it was just hilarious! Really didn’t see that one coming. *laughs*
Damon was clearly not happy about what Elena was planning but how could he say no to the (all wet and seductive) girl he loves? They carried on with her Save-Stefan operation but it unfortunately got more dangerous than expected.
They encountered failure hybrid Ray, who turned into a werewolf even when it wasn’t full moon yet. Realizing that things have become too dangerous especially for Damon, Elena decided to withdraw from plan. Damon was again in a difficult werewolf situation but thankfully, he survived it with Stefan’s help. Way to go again, Stefan.
Then let me share about my favorite part of this episode. The Delena confrontation scene:
D: What changed your mind, Elena?
E: I didn’t wanna see you get hurt, okay? I was… I was worried about you.
E: Yes, I worry about you. Why do you even have to hear me say it?
D: Because when I drag my brother from the edge to deliver him back to you, I want you to remember the things you felt while he was gone.
Come again, Damon? I didn’t quite get that. Haha! This is it! I can feel Damon slowly creeping inside Elena’s heart! This better be a good start of a real Delena affair. During that scene, I was afraid that they would kiss because Elena was just staring at Damon’s lips! In my head, I was screaming NO! And boy, I was so relieved when they didn’t. Of course, I would love to finally see a passionate kiss from my favorite love team but I would’ve felt wrong if they had kissed at that moment. It was not the perfect time, yet.
As for Jeremy’s (Steven McQueen) freaky visits from his dead vampire girlfriends, we finally get to have a clue on what’s going on. This time, Vicki (Kayla Ewell) says “I can come back“, while Anna (Malese Jow) says “Jeremy, don’t trust Vicki.” With this, I’m sticking with my theory as mentioned in my previous episode review. That, as consequence of Jeremy’s ‘resurrection’, he has the ability to bring someone back to life. Since Bonnie (Kat Graham) brought him back because of love, he can only bring back someone whom he also loved. Am I right or is there going to be another catch? That, I shall have to wait and see. And where the hell is Bonnie anyway? She better show up soon.
And the big drama in this episode was when Tyler (Michael Trevino) revealed his werewolf curse to his mother. Thank God, Mrs. Lockwood was very motherly in taking the truth. She then promised Tyler that she’ll make sure that nothing happens to Caroline.
The episode ended in a scene where Caroline (Candice Accola) regained consciousness in what seemed to be an empty cellar. Pinned on a chair, she started calling out for Mrs. Lockwood but a man appears instead. Then she called him ‘Daddy’. (What?!)
One more thing, I just couldn’t get over this feeling of a brewing bromance between Klaus and Stefan. Come to think of it. They’re gonna be stuck with each other for long (I think). Then there’s the big question as to why Klaus chose Stefan. It couldn’t have been a spur of a moment decision because during the sacrifice ritual (back in season 2), Stefan asked to take aunt Jenna’s place but Klaus refused and said that he had other plans for him. Hmmm….