‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Stefan Gets Sweet Revenge On Elena

Stefan's done crying over Elena! He may not be the Ripper, but he definitely took a dark turn this week. Last week's episode of The Vampire Diaries found Elena (Nina Dobrev) ripping out Stefan's (Paul Wesley) heart with her confession of love for Damon (Ian Somerhalder); and on the Jan. 24 episode, it was Stefan's turn to do the heartbreaking. After straight-up telling Elena, "I'm not in love with you," the once-lovable Salvatore left her confused, and found solace in the arms of...

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…Rebekah (Claire Holt)!

Apparently that spoiler about Rebekah reminding Stefan they were “once good friends” was actually an understatement, because when we last saw the duo tonight, they were writhing on top of one another in a steaming hot fang-lock.

Before getting down and dirty, they made a little deal — “no feelings, no attachment” — but somehow I doubt their total lack of emotion. After all, Stefan told Rebekah earlier in the episode that he loved having “crazy sex” with her, and it wasn’t because there were no feelings involved.

Now for the really interesting part: How is Elena going to react?!

The Hunter Becomes The Hunted

Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) went by many names this week: “Hunter,” “Big Jer,” and “Gilbert Boy” to name a few. But the best word I can think to describe him is “screwed,” because he spent the entire hour trying to save himself from Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) and Damon. Since Kol — or as I call him, Diet Klaus — wasn’t allowed to hurt Jeremy himself, he compelled Damon to feast on Jer’s beautiful bones.

Jeremy managed to trap Damon — with some much-needed surprise help from Stefan — but how long will he be safe? With Damon and Kol out to get him, he’s sweating right through his tank tops. He should probably just go shirtless from now on. Anyone disagree? No? OK, then.

Oh, did I forget to mention Klaus used Matt (Zach Roerig) as bait to tap into Jeremy’s hunter instincts? Not cool, Klaus. Not cool.

Bonnie Bargains With The ‘Brows

Just when I think Bonnie (Kat Graham) is smart, she reminds us that she’s actually the opposite. She is not smart. Mystic Falls’ sassiest li’l witch got to interrogate Shane (David Alpay) about the council murders, and somehow their conversation ended with her agreeing to help him resurrect Silas. How did that happen, you ask? Well, he promised that — for whatever reason — Silas would be able to bring back Grams. As much as I love the idea of having Jasmine Guy back on my TV screen, I’ve got to say I still don’t trust that shady professor. Or his eyebrows.

And now, for the weekly Delena/Stelena breakdown. This episode was more about action-slash-betrayal than romance, but it wasn’t totally heartless:

Team Stelena Team Delena
  1. “Do whatever you want, Elena. I really don’t care. You don’t know what I look like when I’m not in love with you.” (-30 points)
  2. Stefan and Rebekah have sex. (-200 points)
  1. “You’re strong enough to resist the compulsion; I know you are, because I love you,” Elena says. “And you love me. You’d do anything for me.” (+30 points)
  1. TOTAL: -230 points
  1. TOTAL: +30 points

There’s so much to digest, so let’s get to it: Are you glad Stefan’s finally getting some action, or do you wish he’d hopped into bed with Elena? Are you worried that Bonnie might be walking into a trap? And, seriously, where the heck were Tyler and Caroline?! Drop me a comment with your reactions and theories!

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— Andy Swift

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