'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Klaus' Sacrifice Ends With The Death Of [Spoiler]. Do You Think Damon Is Next?

Thu, May 5, 2011 11:20pm EDT by 42 Comments

Stop reading if you have yet to see this week’s episode, cause I’m about to blow up its spot like no other.

I don’t even have words to explain how much I loved the May 5 episode of The Vampire Diaries, but I’ll try. Between the arrival of Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) sacrifice, the death of no-longer-ignorant Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning), and Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) whole will-she-or-won’t-she vampire shenanigans, this episode was almost too much to handle at times. Like, I had to leave at least one lamp on in the room, whereas I normally watch like a scared little girl in the dark. Add to that Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) gradual death from the wolf-bite and this episode totally could have been the season finale’s doppelganger.

All right, let’s start by getting all that messy plot out of the way:

  1. Part one of the sacrifice: Klaus ripped out Jules’ (Michaela McManus) heart; then he and Greta (Lisa Tucker) had some fun with her blood.
  2. Elsewhere, Matt (Zach Roerig) shot Tyler (Michael Trevino) and broke up with Caroline (Candice Accola). That pretty much makes him twice as much of a douche.
  3. Unknown to anyone at the sacrifice, Bonnie (Kat Graham) cast a spell on Elena to keep her alive by binding her and John’s (David Anders) life forces.
  4. Stefan (Paul Wesley) offered himself to Klaus as a replacement for Jenna, but Klaus wasn’t having it. He stabbed Stefan and killed Jenna, as Elena watched in horror. (I’ll share my many mixed opinions about Jenna’s death later on.)
  5. As Klaus began to transform, Bonnie arrived on the scene and used a crazy-bananas spell to subdue him.
  6. Just when Elijah (Daniel Gillies) was preparing to impale Klaus with “the dagger,” Klaus dropped a bombshell secret on him: Their family members, who Elijah thought Klaus had killed, aren’t actually dead! Klaus used this to convince Elijah to keep him alive, and the two flittered off into the night.
  7. Tyler turned out A-OK, and Caroline made him promise not to skip town again. (In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m a big fan of these two together.)
  8. Elena woke up, as a human, so John died. Those spells, they always have a catch.
  9. Everyone gathered in the cemetery to for Jenna’s (and possibly also John’s) funeral.
  10. Damon revealed his wolf bite to Stefan, then smoldered off into the mist…

Jenna Sommers, I miss you already:

Can we all have a moment of silence for Aunt Jenna? Her death will be remembered as a huge moment in the series — it’s not every day a TV show kills off one of its original leading characters — and Sara Canning played it perfectly. But no matter how impressed I was by Sara’s acting chops, I was even more upset to see Jenna make her final exit. Her character had gotten super boring, but only because she was one of the few humans left and was totally out of the loop. But the more she learned about vampires, eventually becoming one herself, she did a complete 180. She finally had the potential to become a great character again, but instead they decided to kill her off. Still, I won’t it against masterminds Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. They haven’t steered us wrong yet.

I’m really not excited for next week’s episode, no matter how many epic Damon moments we’re being promised:

Allow me to explain that incredibly pink statement: This week’s episode was so good and so important that I can’t even imagine how next week’s finale can possibly top it. Julie Plec recently gave an interview in which she said this week’s episode was going to be the season finale, but they needed another hour to devote to Damon’s emotional journey. Call me old-fashioned, but I like my finales to be full of action — and only mildly punctuated by moments of emotional gobbledygook. I’m hoping, once again, this show manages to totally surprise me in the best way.

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Do you agree, disagree, or in any way have emotions about the episode, or any of my potentially inane commentary? Drop a comment with your thoughts on Jenna’s death, Damon’s possible death, and life in general.

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KnoxDesious

Posted at 9:35 PM on May 10, 2011  

Amazing! I loved that episode, but the finale should leave us with many mysterious and keep us wanting more and more!

There are a lot of things that should go on for this finale:

When the show comes on, we already know Damon’s trying to kill himself not wanting to live with the fact he’d even try to hurt Elena, but Stefan stops him. Damon eventually escapes from the dungeon they have in their house and goes into town, we, the viewers, have no idea how many people he might kill, he probably should kill Sheriff Forbes, Matt, and Andy. So after all this happens he meets Elena, and bites her. Within that process, he kills her ( not realizing his blood is still in her system) Stefan finds a cure gives it to Damon, then he remembers Elena, goes back to find her…drinking Jeremy’s blood and Klaus( now replaced by Hugh Jackman) back again! He takes Elena, disappears, leaving us all like” WTF JUST HAPPENED?!” and that’s my cliffhanger, well at least until the episode comes back out. If you would like to comment, find me on twitter on RetardedNation’s page!

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Molly

Posted at 10:39 AM on May 8, 2011  

I too will miss Jenna, I’m annoyed that they let her become a vampire only to die again, she already died as a human to become a vampire and then to die a vampire? I didn’t much care for Jules because she nearly destroyed Damon’s life but she destroyed Roses instead :( She turned Tyler on his friends and Caroline and made him leave with her so that she could ‘Help him’. I don’t think Damon will die because if he does they will loose viewers and that wont be good for a popular show like VD is.

I hate how Elijah was fooled by Klaus, I was screaming at my laptop screen “KILL HIM” KILL HIM” then what does Elijah do? he runs off with Klaus after believing Klaus of finding out his other siblings are not dead. But I reckon that they are and that Klaus lied so that he would survive and that he’s stronger now he’s succeeded in braking the ritual so killing him would take more than white ash wood.

I am so glad Elena didn’t die though I was expecting her to wake up a vampire(boo) but it was very upsetting when she read johns goodbye letter…she lost her biological parents John and Isobel along with her other parents then now Jenna? who else will she loose? Jeremy? Katherine? I might not be Team Elena but I do not want her to hurt anymore! no body deserves to hurt as much like this.

My opinion is that she should become a vampire as she’ll become strong. Being human isn’t a option anymore as she’s no longer safe. Damons weakened and Stephan probably is emotionally more than physically. I think all of them need to keep bonnie by their side as she’s powerful now.

My two questions though, are; How will they find a better way to track Klaus down and kill him? and How will Elena cope will all the stress?

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delena!

Posted at 5:51 AM on May 7, 2011  

SHIT!!if DAMON DIES i willnever watch tvd again!!!!!!!
besides the amazing story line ……..there is no tvd without DAMON …….and as much as i love the other chracters of this show i will still stop watching it!!!!!!!!!
many other fans of this show said the exact same thing……
sooo plec if you deciding to kill DAMON you better think twice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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O.M.G

Posted at 5:38 AM on May 7, 2011  

POOR JENNA …….BUT SHE WAS BEGINING TO BORE ME…..
THIS EPISODE WAS AWESOME……….OMG I LOOOVE TYLOR.CAROLINE SUITS HIM MORE THAN SHE SUITS MATT …….BIG FAN !……
IM SOOO LOOKING FOWARD TO WATCHIN EP 22 THE SEASON FINALE….
THE SPOILERS AND TRAILERS LOOK AMAZING……WOW!

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Nix

Posted at 2:02 AM on May 7, 2011  

As Elijah explained “the dagger” can’t kill klaus because silver heals werewolves. Elijah “heart-punched” klaus, as to rip his heart out. But he removed his hand from his chest and off into the night they went. Just saying

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Andy

Posted at 4:57 PM on May 7, 2011  

You’re right. And I love “heart-punched.” Let’s make that a thing.

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Anonymous

Posted at 3:33 PM on May 6, 2011  

The best ever ep.

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Andy

Posted at 4:04 PM on May 6, 2011  

Second THAT.

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Nastja

Posted at 3:08 PM on May 6, 2011  

Just cannot find the words to describe my feelings. Although, the whole Vampire Diaries are crazy, this episode’s just blown up my mind!!

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Agnes

Posted at 2:35 PM on May 6, 2011  

I think Klaus told the truth about Elijah’s family. I think that because I’ve read somewhere that the whole 3rd season will be built around the originals! It means something, doesn’t it? And the other main thing: Damon and his werewolfbite! I have an idea about its cure :) We know Elena has something special ability (I don’t know what) cause she is a doppelganger… so what if her blood could cure the bite and what if Damon accidentaly (because of his hallucinations) bit Elena and because of it he will be OK :D But really! Wouldn’t be this a possible solution?

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Andy

Posted at 4:06 PM on May 6, 2011  

I’m with you on Klaus and Elijah, and I’m really excited to see what they’ll be up to next season (fingers crossed that they’ll be around, of course lol)

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teamDobrev

Posted at 2:19 PM on May 6, 2011  

wow. watching this episode, i was thinking the same thing. it could have been the season finale. period. that being said, this IS the vampire diaries. so of course the finale will be something worth watching. and damon. oh damon. i’m even more in love with him than i already was. RIP JENNA AND JOHN:'(

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Brenda Itehua

Posted at 8:15 AM on May 6, 2011  

OMG IF DAMON DIES i will NOT WATCH THIS SHOW but he cant die HE IS ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS it wont be the same IF DAMON IS NOT THERE this show is about elena, stefan and damon BUT IF THEY KILL HIM this show WILL B THE WORST SHOW WITH OUT DAMON

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Andy

Posted at 8:52 AM on May 6, 2011  

haha, i dont think you have anything to worry about. there’s no way they’ll kill him off.

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Jennifer

Posted at 6:32 AM on May 6, 2011  

In Elijah’s defense, he was going to kill Klaus until Klaus told him that their family isn’t dead. Maybe he’s lying and maybe he’s not, you can’t blame him for wanting the truth. Stefan should understand the importance of family, hell his own brother is dying and he’s doing everything he can to help him. So, don’t judge Elijah for wanting his family back. Beside it’ll make a great storyline for Season 3 and let’s not forget Klaus’s plans for Stefan, cause he told Elena that he had other plans for him. God, I love this show.

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Andy

Posted at 11:19 AM on May 6, 2011  

Also a good point. I’m willing to forgive Elijah — I’m just hoping we see more of him next season.

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Molly

Posted at 10:51 AM on May 8, 2011  

I feel the same way Jennifer, I like Elijah but maybe Elijah wants more of a explanation to what Klaus said, like a kind of Is-it-true sort of thing, though like I said killing Klaus now will be very difficult as Klaus can transform whenever he likes now and he’s stronger than Elijah even though he’s also a Original.

I wonder what plans he is thinking of for Stephan, maybe he wants to lure Stefan to the dark-side? who knows!

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Jennifer

Posted at 8:12 AM on July 12, 2011  

But, as Elijah said, “Everything has a weakness. In order to maintain balance.” now, the usual vampire and werewolf methods may not work. But, Klaus is the first of his kind, so we made learn new things about him and Elijah. I mean we just barely stratched the surface with them.

 
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Cindy Meegan

Posted at 6:29 AM on May 6, 2011  

I can’t believe I’m saying this but that was the most intense vampire diaries I have ever seen. So much went on I couldn’t even believe it. I’m going to miss Jenna but I figured she was going to be the one to go. They couldn’t kill Bonnie the only witch in town. I agree andy after this weeks insane episode I feel that the finale is going to be a letdown. Last season finale was crazy good so maybe the writers have something up their sleeves? All I know is this show is nailbiting, edge of your seat goodness! Oh and not so happy that Elijah betrayed them how could he do that to Elena. And this might sound stupid but the sun and the moon curse is still around right?

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Andy

Posted at 8:52 AM on May 6, 2011  

Right?! I was mad to see Elijah help, too. Just when I was starting to like him…

And I’m actually not sure if Klaus’ werewolf side is still suppressed. He was starting to change when Bonnie showed up, and his eyes looked pretty crazy as Elijah was preparing to kill him. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. (Or re-watch obsessively until we have our answer.)

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Becca

Posted at 3:28 AM on May 6, 2011  

Entire box of Kleenex gone. That is all that I have emotionally left to comment. TVD writers deserve an Emmy, period. So do the actors, best criers on television.

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Brenda Itehua

Posted at 8:18 AM on May 6, 2011  

totally WE NEED TO START A PETITION THIS SHOW NEEDS AN EMMY AND A GOLDEN GLOBES

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Andy

Posted at 11:20 AM on May 6, 2011  

AGREED x1,000

 
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Alexandra

Posted at 2:50 AM on May 6, 2011  

You are so right , Andy.
> I’m really not excited for next week’s episode, no matter how many epic Damon moments we’re being promised

me neither

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Sylwia Szymała

Posted at 2:29 AM on May 6, 2011  

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Mikaylah

Posted at 1:10 AM on May 6, 2011  

I am very sad that Jenna and John both died. Poor Elena and Jeremy (and Alaric too). I’m glad Elijah will be around next season, but am NOT so happy about Klaus. I love Caroline and Tyler and hope they get together because then maybe they could create a new little hybrid! Also, and it seems like I’m the only one who feels this way, the more I watch of TVD the more I HATE Damon. I don’t enjoy his character at all anymore. In the beginning he was funny, and snarky, and a dangerous, but now he seems like a selfish douche-bag. I’m sure he isn’t going to die, but I wish he would become a little more tolerable and I hope that doesn’t somehow include his BETRAYING his brother and hooking up with Elena. Because that is something a douche would do.

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Andy

Posted at 2:12 AM on May 6, 2011  

I mostly agree. I don’t hate him, but Damon really has gotten ridiculous. And I’m not sure we’re supposed to like him, at this point. It looks like that’s what next week’s episode is all about.

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Corina

Posted at 3:30 PM on May 6, 2011  

Come on lets be honest, Damon has always been selfish, but I have to admit I agree with the fact that he was more funny while being dark and dangerous in the beginning. I think that has changed because of Elena and frankly I don’t like them together. Elena is probably the least interesting character, I like it when Nina portrays Katherine a lot more. Anyways Damon needs someone who can keep up with him, on the banter and be strong enough to handle his vampire side and it isn’t Elena she is fine with Stefan. This episode was great, I teared up when Jenna died and then when John died as well. Bonnie was all sorts of fierce and Caroline has really developed as a character she has turned out to be a leader without loosing her Caroline-ness her scenes with Tyler were so cute, they are my new favorite couple. Fans are crazy there is no way they are killing off Damon, Ian Somerholder is a big part of the show so I am not sweating it.

 
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riley

Posted at 12:30 AM on May 8, 2011  

omg loved this episode. tvd deserves more awards. how can elena be boring when the whole show revolves around her? i think nina is such a good actress. everytime elena cried in this episode, so did I. they better not kill katherine as well. she’s so badass. I love damon and elena. team delena<3. Damon needs elena. I still love his character, and the only reason he acts this way is to protect her. not too much of a caroline and tyler fan. But after the main 3 leads, i think they need a second love triangle. But damon wont die because the whole show is about elena damon and stefan.

 
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Brenda Itehua

Posted at 8:22 AM on May 6, 2011  

OK i agree but i still love him no matter what TO TELL U THE TRUTH I DONT LIKE DAMON IN the tv show I WANT DAMON IN THE BOOK he doesnt care what anyone says, he is funny, dangeroes, hot, NOT NICE, NOT CRYING thats the damon i want AND ELENA SOPPOSE 2 FIND OUT WHO DAMON IS almost when he dies

STILLLL IAM TEAM DAMON AND DELENA

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Dion Santiago

Posted at 12:53 AM on May 6, 2011  

I loved Jenna, can’t believe they killed her off. Love Caroline and Tyler together too, Matt is such a bore!! He’s been moping around since day 1….but his character has the worst life! Tyler is so hot..that scene on the sofa….wowl…Elijah not killing his bro…predicted that one…truly this should have been the finale!! I love Damon, he will not die!! I won’t let that happen!! I am so not wanting the season to end,,,,alas Vampire Eric is about to hit showtime…thank god for all the Vampires!!!

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Andy

Posted at 2:15 AM on May 6, 2011  

Haha, yes! True Blood.

(It’s funny how most fans of Eric/Sookie on TB also want Damon/Elena on TVD.)

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Jacqueline

Posted at 11:53 PM on May 5, 2011  

Loved the episode!!!!

I thought Elijah was in the process of ripping out Klaus’s heart, not using the dagger. The dagger does not work on Klaus because it is silver.

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Andy

Posted at 2:17 AM on May 6, 2011  

Oh, was he just ripping out his heart? I’m always mixing up the many ways to kill a vampire. Not my best subject.

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Pissed@Plec

Posted at 11:53 PM on May 5, 2011  

How could they kill Jenna off?!!!? Like Elena hasn’t had enough of her family ripped away….
I guess I’ll get over it eventually, but I must see PLENTY Delena action to make up for it. Hmmph.

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Andy

Posted at 2:18 AM on May 6, 2011  

Seriously, where’s Elena going to live now?

Oh, right, she “owns” the Salvatores’ bachelor pad…

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Pissed@Plec

Posted at 1:06 AM on May 7, 2011  

Lol and jeremy’s like 16 (or he’s supposed to be…) It’d make me laugh if he had to kick it with Elena and the Salvatore bros.

 
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The Werewolf Journals

Posted at 11:33 PM on May 5, 2011  

I thought this episode was a HOWLING good time. Once it started, I could feel a TRANSFORMATION –happiness– coming overmere. There wasn’t enough were action, but I still manged to love it while I WOLFed down some popcorn.

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The Werewolf Journals

Posted at 11:37 PM on May 5, 2011  

All said, I was really over the MOON!

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Andy

Posted at 11:22 AM on May 6, 2011  

Whoever you are, please comment on absolutely everything I ever write. And never stop being you.

 
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Santiyano

Posted at 11:25 PM on May 5, 2011  

Jenna was my least favorite character — I’m glad she’s dead. They totally squandered her up until recently, but too little too late.

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Eringard Mendelsohn

Posted at 11:23 PM on May 5, 2011  

I have never seen this show but I do like the Family Food. Do they air this show in my native Russia?

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