While Damon and Bonnie try to figure out how Kai can get them out of his ‘personal hell,’ a shocking secret is revealed that pieces a lot together.
Thought The Vampire Diaries love triangles couldn’t get anymore complicated? Well, they can — they really, really can. Elena (Nina Dobrev) set out to figure out what Stefan (Paul Wesley) has been up to in Georgia, and while yes — he does purpose — he also reveals to her the truth about her feelings for Damon (Ian Somerhalder).
‘The Vampire Diaries’: Damon Parties Like It’s 1994
In order to get to the other side, Damon has to head back and relive his worst day ever — May 10, 1994. During the flashback, Damon returns home to Stefan after feeding in NYC. Their cousin, Zach Salvatore (Chris William Martin), had taken over the home and Damon tries to fit back in — but just starts feeding on everyone (and hits on a very young Liz Forbes!). He actually ended up killing Zach’s pregnant wife right in front of them. Long story short, Damon wasn’t the nicest. This is why he killed Zach last year, because he couldn’t stand to look at him anymore and relive it all.
Meanwhile, back in present day on the Other Side, we realize learn that Kai (Chris Wood) is actually the reason for this “Other Side” — it was created by his family, the Gemini Coven, when he murdered all of his witch family members.
After Bonnie (Kat Graham) finds out about Kai’s murderous past, she refuses to go through with the spell to get them all over. Ugh, doesn’t she miss JEREMY?! Anyway, Kai flips out on her and Damon comes to her defense because as much as they hate each other, they’re totally BFFs. Oh, and he doesn’t need them to get back, so either they do it all together… or he goes back and leaves them there forever.
Elena Finds Out The Truth About Damon
Elena decides to run away with Stefan to see how exactly he starts over, since she thinks he’s just running away. So, to do that, he shows them how to create new identities for them both. He turns into Stefan Cooper who proposes to Elena Williams — adorable. During this trip, the spark is definitely reignited between the two, while they awkwardly avoid talking about Damon.
After Elena says her goodbyes, Stefan gets into a bar fight just to feel again and Elena luckily comes back because she “forgot her jacket.” After that, Stefan couldn’t hold back — so he just told her everything: that Alaric compelled her to forget Damon and that she used to be in love with him.
Elena calmly (somehow) returned home to Alaric (Matt Davis) and told her she knew. So, he gave her the journal she wrote to herself — Elena with Damon’s memory writing to Elena now, basically saying ‘Please don’t go back, start over.’ To that, she agreed. But,we know that she can have Alaric bring back those memories at anytime — which I’m hoping is sooner rather than later.
So, Everyone’s Related
While not helping Elena, Alaric tries to get into Jeremy’s psyche to help him. That included another run in with Jo (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), the cute doctor who he’s clearly attracted to. Jeremy finally opens up to Alaric, which resulted in Alaric opening up too. Basically, they’ve both lost everyone that they love . . . so they just fought in the woods. Fine by me.
In the meantime, Matt (Zach Roerig) finally found out what Tripp (Colin Ferguson) had been hiding. Namely, Enzo and a plan to end vampires for good. Good luck with that!
However, Jeremy wasn’t alone when he returned home. Sarah was there, and she wanted answers as to her father was. Confused? Well, in Damon’s flashback, his cousin’s pregnant wife he killed? Oh, she was pregnant with her. Yes, Jeremy was sleeping with Stefan and Damon’s cousin’s daughter . . . after Elena slept with both Stefan and Damon. So, Jeremy and Elena were both sleeping with Salvatores. This is getting a little creepy.
Alright HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Elena will ever take back her memories of Damon? Should she? Let us know your thoughts.
— Emily Longeretta