Posted Thu, April 21, 2011 11:06pm EDT

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Klaus Is Reborn & Damon Tells Elena To 'Go To Hell!' WTF?

Posted Thu, April 21, 2011 11:06pm EDT

Flip through photos from the April 21 episode — otherwise known as ‘How Klaus Got His Groove Back’ — and relive it the way I remember it: super emotional and full of smoldering.

As the more-emotional-than-EVER Salvatore brothers, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley turned out dramatic performances of Sally Field proportions on the April 21 episode of The Vampire Diaries. Yes, now that Elijah (Daniel Gillies) has been revived by Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has regained his own body, everyone in Mystic Falls is pretty much freaking the fang out.

But no one is freaking out quite like Damon and Stefan, who were literally at each other’s throats this week over Elena. Stefan triggered the fight, saying he has the one thing Damon will never have: Elena’s “respect.” This is the first time the brothers have openly discussed their mutual love for America’s favorite doppelganger, and considering it ended in bruises and broken bookshelves, I’m hoping they don’t bring it up again anytime soon. At least not until Klaus has been taken care of.

Speaking of Klaus, this week’s episode — appropriately titled “Klaus” — exposed a ton of secrets I’m sure the oldest vampire ever would have preferred to keep hidden. Now that Elena has become buddy-buddy with Elijah, they’re having some serious girl-talk, and he’s spilling everything. Here are three bombshell secrets Elijah revealed about Klaus this week:

  1. Elijah and Klaus are half-brothers! They thought they were full-blooded brothers, until it was discovered that their mother had cheated on their father with a werewolf.
  2. And yes — because Klaus’ father was a werewolf, Klaus is HALF FREAKIN’ WEREWOLF!
  3. Lastly, remember that little “Aztec curse” of the sun and the moon? It doesn’t actually exist! A witch put a curse on Klaus to seal his werewolf side, and the much-hyped “sacrifice” is the key to harnessing both his vampire AND werewolf halves.

Going back to Elijah for a minute, I want to point out something my roommate said to me during the episode: “You know, Elena and Elijah don’t make a bad-looking couple.” And while there’s certainly enough pretty between the two of them to make a unicorn blush, I’m not so sure I see that pairing working out. Especially since he’s sort of, kind of, Jenna’s (Sara Canning) ex-flame.

Oh, Jenna. How could I go so long without mentioning her? Thanks to loose-lipped Klaus-laric, Jenna now knows that vampires exist — and that her entire family has been keeping her out of the loop. And just think: She still has werewolves and witches to learn about. Please, someone just compel her already!

CLOSING THOUGHT:

I hope my fellow “Delena” shippers don’t come at me with pitchforks for suggesting this, but I’m starting to think Elena would be better off without either of the Salvatore brothers. Think about it. Regardless of which one she chooses, Elena will inevitably find herself in an abusive relationship. We saw Stefan break down last season, and now Damon is facing his own smoldering demons. If he’d handle Elena the same way he handled current girlfriend Andie (Dawn Olivieri) this week, maybe neither brother is ready to be with her.

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Which brother deserves Elena’s “respect” more? And which character do YOU think will be the first to die at modern-day Klaus’ hands? Crack your knuckles and head to the comments section!

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Kiren

Posted at 9:08 PM on May 2, 2011  

Big Delena Shipper but Im falling more and more in love with Elena/Elijah every episode, Stelena are absolutely irrelevant to me now, the definition of boredom.

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Dana

Posted at 1:25 PM on April 22, 2011  

Be careful with conclusions and new pairings, we still don’t know who was the father on Katherine’s baby. I assume that this would be important to know!

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Ash

Posted at 2:03 AM on April 22, 2011  

I am so in love with this vampire/werewolf storyline! And I love Klaus and Elijah!

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Andy

Posted at 2:03 AM on April 22, 2011  

It’s pretty genius. Just when it felt like it was getting stale… it got so much better.

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Nola

Posted at 2:01 AM on April 22, 2011  

I can’t wait to see more of Klaus. I love villains! Especially villains that look like that! He’s such a cutie. But he’s evil! I’m so confused!

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Andy

Posted at 2:02 AM on April 22, 2011  

It’s OK. It’s a confusing show :P

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Nicole

Posted at 2:00 AM on April 22, 2011  

Klaus is a vampire/werewolf hybrid! WTF??!! That was so cool!

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Brit

Posted at 1:59 AM on April 22, 2011  

I love Klaus!!!!

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Del

Posted at 1:28 AM on April 22, 2011  

I like Elijah and Katherine together.
It was kind of tragic seeing how much Katherine changed from her human self. And also, how sad was it seeing Elijah flashback to him and Klaus when Stefan and Damon were fighting?
GAH Best episode.

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Andy

Posted at 1:38 AM on April 22, 2011  

It was kind of sad :-/ and so good. I love how many people’s heads Katherine has screwed with over the years.

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Rene

Posted at 1:04 AM on April 22, 2011  

Maybe its because I am a girl LOL but the whole fighting over Elena/Katherine theme just grates on my nerves. I love love love the show but when it all comes down to either Someone being with Elena OR Katerina then it kind of makes me not want to watch. Does anyone else feel that way? Is it just me. If I had to choose I would say Damon/Elena Stefan/Bonnie but that is just me. Stefan generally seems to care for Bonnie and Caroline. Although Caroline would be cool with Tyler more than Matt. LOL I love the vampire and weres themes I think that is what keep me watching and the acting is really good. I do care about the characters but the motivations ehhh I don’t know so much.

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stelena shipper

Posted at 12:39 AM on April 22, 2011  

Why is it that everyone always forgets about stefan?It’s always Damon this Damon that. I truly love Damons character.He’s come such a long way and i do feel bad for him BUT i still believe elena belongs with stefan.He’s such a good guy!He’s the male version of Elena.I think Delena shippers are just blinded by his hottness. If you think personality wise Elena clearly belongs with Sefan. I hope Damon and Elena have a fling though.I’d like to see some romance spark between them.But once they end the series i hope elena ends up with stefan and damon with katherine.

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Andy

Posted at 1:01 AM on April 22, 2011  

I feel like Damon has just become more of the show’s focus. He gets all the good storylines, all the good quotes, all the development. Stefan, at least lately, has just sort of… been there.

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Kiren

Posted at 9:11 PM on May 2, 2011  

Damon’s love for ELena seems to bring out his redeeming qualities, its not just about their hotness, Stelena bored me after the 5th episode.

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CC

Posted at 11:31 PM on April 21, 2011  

Damon is making progress. He didn’t kill Andie and he could have. He’s got a way to go, but he’s on the right path to “deserving” Elena. I still really feel for Damon…dude ain’t perfect, but he never gets credit for when he does good things.

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vdlover

Posted at 11:52 PM on April 21, 2011  

yeah i agree!and what he did to andie was because he was upset due to elena!he loves elena and he wouldnt be upset if she was with him :) and so the chances of him doing something like that would be very little!and either way i love damon!

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Andy

Posted at 12:07 AM on April 22, 2011  

Truth — he is growing. I still favor him with her over any of the other choices.

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