'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Elena Admits She's Torn Between Stefan & Damon

Thu, March 29, 2012 9:39pm EDT by 192 Comments

Plus, Klaus’ shocking connection to Tyler is revealed! (I’ve never been so worried.)

The Vampire Diaries‘ March 29 episode, “The Murder Of One,” certainly lived up to its hype as one person was, in fact, murdered. And even though it ended up being the one person fans probably cared least about on the entire show, it triggered a reveal about the Originals that changed everything. Are you sitting down? OK, let’s do this…

Because Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is pretty much the worst, he threatened to hurt Jeremy (Steven R. McQueenand Abby (Persia White) if Bonnie (Kat Graham) didn’t perform a spell to separate the Mikaelsons. He even showed Bonnie a video of Jeremy playing with a puppy on his phone, though honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference between them. In my mind, Jeremy has — and always will be — a tiny puppy. To make matters worse, this all went down just as Stefan (Paul Wesley) killed Finn, which sort of put a dent in the gang’s kill-all-the-Originals-at-once plan.

But wait… there’s a twist!

Shortly after Finn met his end, Sage (Cassidy Freeman) and Troy — the gentlemen she turned into a vampire as back-up — also bit the dust! This led the gang to realize that when an Original dies, so too does every vampire they created. Am I the only one who was surprised how quickly Elena (Nina Dobrev) put those pieces together, by the way?

Caroline also made the astute observation that, because Klaus turned Tyler (Michael Trevino) into a hybrid, killing Klaus will also kill Tyler.

Say it with me, everybody: “Nooooooooo!”

In other terrible news, Alaric (Matt Davis) realized his “alter ego” has a hold of the remaining White Oak stakes capable of killing the Originals — but his regular old Alaric self has no idea where he put them. As if it wasn’t enough that this show has doppelgangers, now it also has a character with multiple personalities?! I can’t handle this.

But this week’s episode wasn’t all stabs and surprises; it also marked a huge milestone in the series’ seemingly never-ending Damon-Elena-Stefan triangle! Though Elena told Stefan she never stopped loving him, she couldn’t deny she also has feelings for Damon (Ian Somerhalder) — even if she doesn’t quite understand what those feelings are.

Now let’s break down this week’s episode to see how each team fared, shall we?

  1. Elena refused to let Stefan go up against Klaus alone for fear he’d get killed. (+5 points)
    x
  2. Stefan, in turn, kept Elena safe by refusing to let her confront Rebekah. “You don’t stand a chance against her,” he warned. (+5 points)
    x
  3. “I never stopped loving you,” Elena admitted. (+20 points)
    x
  4. “I will never stop loving you,” Stefan replied. (+30 points)
    x
  5. TOTAL: 60 points
  1. The episode began with a sexy conversation about muffins. “Fine, keep convincing yourself you’re still mad at me,” Damon said. (+10 points)
    x
  2. Elena rescued Damon from Rebekah’s evil clutches, let him drink her blood AND leaned in for a kiss! (+200 points)
  3. Oh wait, it was a dream. (-200 points)
    x
  4. Elena couldn’t tell Stefan she doesn’t feel something for Damon, even if she’s not sure what that is. “I don’t know what I feel,” she admitted. (+15 points)
    x
  5. TOTAL: 25 points

x
In my eyes, this week’s episode was clearly a victory for Team Stelena, but hey, I’ve never been great with math. So you tell me which brother YOU think came out on top, then head down to the comments section to make sense of everything we learned this week. Because it was a lot.

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 10:06 AM on April 3, 2012  

Team STELENA!!

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vd

Posted at 4:36 AM on April 3, 2012  

STELENA foreverrr!!! <3

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Rom

Posted at 5:31 PM on April 2, 2012  

T E A M D E L E N A ! ! !

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Olya

Posted at 5:25 AM on April 3, 2012  

+10000000000!

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Netot

Posted at 3:36 PM on April 2, 2012  

When there will be Delena??????We wait!!!!

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Lex

Posted at 3:16 PM on April 2, 2012  

DELENA SUPER !!!

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lost30soul

Posted at 2:00 PM on April 2, 2012  

T E A M S T E L E N A ! ! !

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ann

Posted at 11:25 AM on April 2, 2012  

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Lexi

Posted at 8:45 AM on April 2, 2012  

Damon with Rebecca it is vile.
Damon+Elena=LOVE
Stefan+Katherine=LOVE
Bonnie very boring character.
Original should be killed.
Happy end!

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Vik

Posted at 8:38 AM on April 2, 2012  

Our fan club, 40 thousand people. We decided not to look the 4th season if in 3 isn’t Delena.

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Elena

Posted at 8:37 AM on April 2, 2012  

Elena and Damon the best in cinema!

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ianinathebest

Posted at 7:53 AM on April 2, 2012  

Delena the best !!!

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Xo-xo

Posted at 4:52 AM on April 2, 2012  

Delena!

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Bet

Posted at 7:32 AM on April 2, 2012  

+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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Tinatin

Posted at 4:26 AM on April 2, 2012  

Elena and Damon together and forever!

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West

Posted at 7:03 AM on April 2, 2012  

only Delena !

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Mikey

Posted at 11:59 PM on April 1, 2012  

Elena and Damon go well together. I miss Katherine though where is she? What is she doing nowadays? She could go with Stephan. I love Bonnie, I hope she finds someone hot ( I wouldn’t mind her and Stephan).

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Kandy

Posted at 9:42 PM on April 1, 2012  

TVD is going around in circles….. Frustrating. Delena pleeeaase!! Not back to the start, Stelena is boring and done to death with Elena’s pining and Stefan’s brooding :( Seriously, it’s nearly season 4….move it or lose it.

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Maxi

Posted at 4:28 AM on April 2, 2012  

Yes!!!Yes!!!Yes!!!+1000000!!!

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ninalove

Posted at 4:52 AM on April 2, 2012  

+100!

 
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google

Posted at 6:18 PM on April 1, 2012  

Elena is still being stupid. Still hate her.

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Angel

Posted at 6:37 PM on April 1, 2012  

Elena the best and kind!

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Stella

Posted at 6:40 PM on April 1, 2012  

Elena is pleasant to me most…
Delena super!

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Maxi

Posted at 4:55 AM on April 2, 2012  

Elena very beautiful and good! It ideal!

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LLLL

Posted at 5:14 PM on April 1, 2012  

The Vampire Diaries = DELENA.
Without Delena to series end.

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Kat

Posted at 7:14 AM on April 2, 2012  

Absolutely precisely!

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Con

Posted at 4:38 PM on April 1, 2012  

Damon + Elena = LOVE forever !!!

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Maria

Posted at 4:22 PM on April 1, 2012  

Delena! And to look begins interesting!

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Lexi

Posted at 3:22 PM on April 1, 2012  

Delena forever!!!

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Bet

Posted at 2:03 PM on April 1, 2012  

DELENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dimma

Posted at 1:46 PM on April 1, 2012  

Only Delena can rescue The Vampire Diaries!
Also kill Original Family!

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Geo

Posted at 5:04 AM on April 2, 2012  

Yes!

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Yori

Posted at 1:36 PM on April 1, 2012  

Return Kevin!

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Stella

Posted at 1:33 PM on April 1, 2012  

Deceived us with Delena and the rating fell!

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Angel

Posted at 10:41 AM on April 1, 2012  

It is said that there can be Bonnie and Damon. It is simply awful!
Julie Plec it is very bad idea!

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ninalove

Posted at 10:45 AM on April 1, 2012  

Bomon???It is vile(((
Only Delena!!!

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