‘Vampire Diaries’: Stefan & Caroline Unveil Katherine’s Dark Secret

Plus, Tyler and Caroline went from awkward silence to awkward anger. Does Tyler realize he dumped her before she hooked up with Klaus? Will Elena (Nina Dobrev) ever return to The Vampire Diaries? Well, not on the Feb. 27 episode. Instead, Katherine-pretending-to-be-Elena (who I've named Kathena) headed on a road trip with Stefan (Paul Wesley) to get closer to him and to try and force him to kill Damon (Ian Somerhalder).

Katherine Secret Revealed
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For a minute, we were a little worried that Katherine’s plan was going to work. She engaged in a hot make out session with Stefan but being the good brother he is, he stopped the wicked activity from taking place. Yes, we were disappointed, but he was too focused on saving his ripper-turned brother. I’ve got to say, even though I’m totally Team Delena, I had a total soft spot for Stefan when he told Kathena he understood Damon’s pain by saying, “You don’t know what it’s like being in love with you.”

Then I remembered that the “you” he was referring to was Elena . . . not Katherine.

After the Travelers teamed up with Dr. Wes (Rick Cosnett), Damon and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) were pretty much forced to work together — or else Damon was going to feed on someone and Enzo’s the only Vamp around. Enzo was given a chance to escape, and we’re so glad he took it because Damon totally would have killed him.

Lucky for us, Stefan and Kathena showed up since Enzo called them and Stefan let his bro know that the “ripper” act was his thing. Ok, so really he just told him he understood. For a minute, we thought Katherine was being all sweet pretending to be Elena. She cut herself and let herself bleed in front of him, showing him that his love for Elena was stronger than his thirst . . . except it wasn’t and he attacked her, causing Stefan to step in. Obviously, Kathena’s plan was for this to happen so Stefan could kill him and Katherine and Stefan could be happily ever after. Instead, Stefan cut himself to draw Damon away, and then knocked him out and locked him up.

Matt Uses His Looks To Get Ahead

Meanwhile, Matt (Zach Roerig) was still the only one who knew that the girl they all think is Elena is actually Katherine. So Nadia (Olga Fonda) thought it was best to get him out of town at first, but after she realized she kinda liked him (and ie. they have fun hooking up), they headed back home to find Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino)’s awkward silence.

After some bonding, Matt proved why he’s still alive — he’s hot and he knows how to use it. He made out with Nadia, getting her all hot and bothered just to use her phone to try and protect Elena. He only wrote “Help. K” — and somehow sent that to Caroline — before Nadia caught him and compelled him to forget it all.

Tyler Apologizes To Caroline . . . Kind Of

Cue Tyler and Caroline to save to the day. Tyler bit Nadia, which means she’ll be dead soon, but it was Caroline who was feeling dead inside. Tyler apologized for everything he had put Caroline through. She jumped at that, thinking it meant they’d be back to their hybrid-vamp romance. However, he made it clear that while he was sorry, he wasn’t over it . . . he had a good point — she slept with the guy who killed his mom. Poor Car.

Cue Stefan (and alcohol) to cheer her up. He came in to chat with his BFF who shared with him the weird text she got from Matt but that she didn’t know what it meant since he was compelled. Stefan shared that Damon thought Elena wanted him to kill him. Caroline knew that Elena would never do that — she realized that at about the same time that Stefan realized that “K” in the text meant Katherine.

And, boom goes the dynamite.

Yup, sh–s about to hit the fan next week because they know Katherine is pretending to be Elena, seducing Stefan, and breaking Damon down further and further. That’s right — Katherine’s secret’s out, and we can’t wait to see how everyone will react.

Will Katherine be called out? Will Damon and Elena get back together? Let me know what you’re hoping for next week, HollywoodLifers!

— Emily Longeretta

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