'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Damon & Elena Come Clean And [Spoiler] Returns

Thu, January 19, 2012 11:59pm EST by 88 Comments
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Stefan showed signs of  improvement this week. Do you think this means he & Elena will get back together?

After a week of awkward tension, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) decided to tell everyone about their big kiss on the Jan. 19 episode of The Vampire Diaries and much to my surprise, the most emotional reaction came from the seemingly heartless Stefan (Paul Wesley)! Maybe there’s some humanity in there after all.

“You’re better than him, Elena,” Stefan told her after apologizing for kidnapping her last week. “You’re better than both of us.” Stefan wasn’t quite as forgiving of Damon, however, as he greeted him with a big ol’ punch in the face when he returned home. Ah, brotherly love.

Meanwhile, desperate to open the elusive coffin, Bonnie (Kat Graham) and friends met up with her estranged mother Abby (Persia White), but they were disappointed to discover that Abby lost her powers when she originally put down Mikael (Sebastian Roché.) After a close encounter with Abby’s compelled buddy Jamie (Robert Ri’chard) — and his shotgun — Bonnie agreed to help her mother get her powers back.

Speaking of the coffins, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) used his scary vampire powers of persuasion — and smooth, charming British accent — to convince the witches to reveal the coffins to him. All but one, that is, as Damon managed to hide it away before Klaus could get his handsome hybrid hands on it.

Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler (Michael Trevino) spent most of the episode shirtless and in chains — don’t you hate when he does that? — as Bill Forbes (Jack Coleman) tried to help him control his ability to change. It didn’t exactly work, though, and a fully transformed Tyler ended up hunting him down in the woods.

We also learned Meredith’s (Torrey DeVitto) little secret this week: She drains vampire blood and injects it into her patients to keep them alive. Bill was this week’s lucky recipient, and once he was up and about, he told Tyler there is hope of him breaking his sire bond. Once his transformations stop being painful, he’ll be able to break free — but that’s still a long way off.

And that’s it. Nothing else big happened. Oh, wait… I guess there was one more little twist at the end of the episode: Thanks to Damon playing a game of “pull the dagger out of the Original, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is back!

Commence happy dance!!!

OK, let’s talk: How did your opinion of Stefan change after this episode? Should Elena forgive what he did and take him back? And what about Tyler — Are you hopeful that he’ll break his sire bond and make things work with Caroline? Hit up the comments section with your thoughts on Mystic Falls’ most dysfunctional couples!

— Andy Swift

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Kerri

Posted at 10:53 AM on April 22, 2012  

First of all Stefan is retarded. Second of all he has been acting differently in the show. Third of all it should defiantly be Damon and Elena!!!!! Go team delena!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Stelana

Posted at 5:36 PM on April 19, 2012  

Stelana all the way I can’t beleive that people would think its right that she should go off with his brother. Stefan and Elena meant to be together. I personally think elenas loving having 2 brothers fight over her. Which is really put off order. And stefan left her to help his brother and Damon wormed his way in to elena while his brother was saving him. That would piss me off

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Kim

Posted at 12:18 AM on April 12, 2012  

Elena is jus plain stupid!..talks a bit too much and annoys me!…frankly she and Stefan belongs together…
but the Damon Elena moments are jus plain sexy!

i believe the Damon being in love with Elena is a good story line but i don’t think she should “end up” together…

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berenis

Posted at 4:22 AM on March 3, 2012  

I really really really really hope that stefan and elena get back together. Becus there so cute together and each time they kiss/be romantic it makes me feel like ” dame, I wish this kind of love would really excist”. Also it makes sparks fly. I just hope they do get back together . They love each other u can see it everytime there together.

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jess

Posted at 12:44 AM on February 25, 2012  

I honestly want stefan and elena together they make the most sense of all. But also I want damon to be happy. Elena belongs with Stefan. I hope Damon find someone just not Elena. I love this show and the books although they are nothing alike. Can’t wait to see what happends next!!!!!

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Selena

Posted at 5:18 AM on February 21, 2012  

Damon and Elena should explor there feelings and be together ….

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Someone

Posted at 4:11 PM on March 13, 2012  

O yea sister i soooooo agree stefan is boring damon and elena should be together. GO TEAM DELENA

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Stefan fans forever!!!

Posted at 1:46 AM on February 4, 2012  

i pray and hope that Stefan and Elena get back together. It makes no sense for her to be with Damon. Damon is only after what belongs to Stefan. Like before Katherine was originally Stefan’s girl till Damon popped out of nowhere and stole her. Also Elena and Stefan are soul mates, they love each other and that kind of love only occurs once in a person’s lifetime.the scene damon and elena,it really boring,i just hope that stefan and elena would get back together and married,and damon could have katherine…

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sonia

Posted at 1:46 PM on February 2, 2012  

I really like Daemon, but it has to be Stefan and Elena, all the way

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bee

Posted at 5:11 AM on February 2, 2012  

I pray and hope that Stefan and Elena get back together. It makes no sense for her to be with Damon. Damon is only after what belongs to Stefan. Like before Katherine was originally Stefan’s girl till Damon popped out of nowhere and stole her. Also Elena and Stefan are soul mates, they love each other and that kind of love only occurs once in a person’s lifetime.

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jhenweb

Posted at 7:21 PM on January 30, 2012  

omg….Elena and Damon all the way….from the beginning i saw that elena and demon will be together. stephan character is so annoying. and their love or relationship did not seem real. it just seem like a fairytale. Damon has loved elena from the beginning and covers it up with all the drinking and bad behaviour. i love stephan but not for elena. Elena has secretly love damon in the past episodes but was afraid to even think about it much less mention it. so she keep it inside. how many times damon has meant to kiss her and her body language was like ‘im ready, just do it”…lol…omg…i do hope they end up together….as for stephan….i think he know elana was secretly attracted to damon and thus he acted the way he did but reality hit him when they announced they kissed. TEAM DELENA ALL THE WAY…..!!!!

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Caiterina

Posted at 11:36 AM on January 29, 2012  

i hope stefan doesnt get back togethor with elena as there relationship is a fairytale, damon and elena though in my eyes make a perfect couple. go delena!!!!

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Andrea

Posted at 2:51 PM on January 27, 2012  

Damon deserves the happy ending for once. Stefan comes iwth too many problems and issues. He may have shown some heart this past episode, but he acts as though he cares less about elena. Damon is quite opposite, and Stefan seems like he has so many other plans going on with Klaus and whatnot. I also think Klaus and Caroline should be together.

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Somebody

Posted at 4:23 PM on March 13, 2012  

I think Katerina and Stefan should be together Elena and Damon should be together Bonnie and Jeremy should be together and Caroline and Tyler should be together. But i really hope that Damon and Elena start hoing out cuz thu would be a really cute couple. Go Delena!!!! I mean Damon should get the happy ending for once i mean Rose died and he loved her and then Andie died cuz of Stefan and Stefan seems to show that he cares less about Elena now becuz he cares more about killing Klaus but Damon shows that he loves her and that he doesnt want anyone to hurt her becuz he loves her sooo much.

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StelenaFTW

Posted at 3:42 AM on January 25, 2012  

Seriously writers, tho, you need to tighten up your storyline as it’s getting a bit messy and confusing. I couldn’t get enough of the show’s first two seasons but with season three each twist is much “twistier” than the previous one. Two much flip flopping with where the characters stand. I was looking forward to seeing the dark side of Stefan cuz I find his character magnetic, but Damon is still kicking his ass in any physical confrontation, even tho Stefan has been gorging on human blood and is supposed to be strong. it’s like he is not the caring guy anymore but not as much of a badass as I would expect him to be if he’s supposed to be a polar opposite.

I find Damon’s character excruciatingly annoying as a good guy and Elena is starting to annoy me as well, she’s gotten too bossy and, well, annoying.

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StelenaFTW

Posted at 3:19 AM on January 25, 2012  

Pffft! Elena should end up with Stefan. Something about her and Damon doesn’t do it for me at all. Actually, Stefan should have both Elena and Katherine!! ;)

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Tata

Posted at 3:51 PM on January 24, 2012  

I look forward to the next chapter … xD

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Samermi

Posted at 9:04 PM on January 23, 2012  

I realy realy want damon &elena to be together.

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jenn.

Posted at 10:02 PM on January 22, 2012  

Damon and Elena are ment for eachother! I hate that damon never gets the happy ending. He deserves a good girl & thats elena! I dont never liked stefan & elena together.

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Jay

Posted at 4:26 PM on January 22, 2012  

I like the idea of Damon and Elena. But I think that’s really wrong. Damon just wants what ever Stefan has , he said so from he beginning. If Katherine were to pop up I bet Damon would slip again. Even though Stefan has Ben really hurtful , he was the best boyfriend everrr. & how does Caroline dad know that will brake the syer thingy? I feel really. BAd for Tyler but him and Caroline really need to be together !

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Sarah

Posted at 4:25 PM on March 13, 2012  

omg….Elena and Damon all the way….from the beginning i saw that elena and demon will be together. stephan character is so annoying. and their love or relationship did not seem real. it just seem like a fairytale. Damon has loved elena from the beginning and covers it up with all the drinking and bad behaviour. i love stephan but not for elena. Elena has secretly love damon in the past episodes but was afraid to even think about it much less mention it. so she keep it inside. how many times damon has meant to kiss her and her body language was like ‘im ready, just do it”…lol…omg…i do hope they end up together….as for stephan….i think he know elana was secretly attracted to damon and thus he acted the way he did but reality hit him when they announced they kissed. TEAM DELENA ALL THE WAY…….!!!!!!!

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