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Posted Thu, December 9, 2010 10:48pm EDT

Andy’s ‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Tyler’s Torture Like ‘The Passion Of The Werewolf!’

Plus, there was a whole lot of cheating going down Dec. 9 in Mystic Falls — including Bonnie & Luka’s second supernatural hookup.

But we’ll get to those dirty cheaters later. First, we need to talk about the star of this week’s episode: Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino.) Watching his first transformation into a werewolf — one I’m sure we’ll all grow to find cuddly — was the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen on primetime. And I’ve seen Kate Plus 8. The cracking bones, the bloodcurdling screams. I could barely keep my eyes open. Fortunately, Tyler had his new lady friend Caroline (Candice Accola) to assist him. Sorry, Matt (Zach Roerig), it looks like you’ll remain the saddest boy in Mystic Falls for another week.

Now, about those cheaters: I know Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) aren’t YET a couple, so she’s free to go about her lady business. But watching her get her magical jollies on with Luka (Bryton James) just feels wrong. All that closeness with the enemy is distracting her from her Knight in Hot Topic Armor, Jeremy. Eyes on the prize, Bon!

And speaking of cheaters (who didn’t technically cheat at all), I totally called it last week that Katherine (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) naked romp in the tomb was all a dream. As I deduced, it was just another fantasy planted in Stefan’s head by his psychotic ex. And as soon as Stefan got out of the tomb — thanks to everyone’s greatest fear-turned-BFF, Elijah — he ran straight to Elena’s open arms and beating heart.

— Andy Swift