'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Body Snatchers

We say it all the time, but we're gonna say it again: Most shows would have ended this hour with Isobel setting herself ablaze in the sun in front of Elena. But believe it or not, there is a way to top a vampire mother committing suicide in front of the daughter she gave up and was now prepared to turn over to be sacrificed. And that is by having Alaric be possessed by Klaus. But let's back up.

We picked up where we left off six weeks ago with Isobel standing at Aunt Vanilla's door. "Hello, Elena, it's nice to see you again," she said, driving an invisible stake through Jenna's heart. Isobel wanted to come in but Elena shut the door in her face. Not that it was a competition, but I would have to give the Best Tears trophy to Sara Canning, who managed a single tear out of BOTH eyes, while Nina Dobrev just did one. Jenna didn't want to talk about the betrayal, not even when Alaric came over. She said she was going to stay on campus (translation: the writers can't deal with her this week) and John thought that was the best plan, all considering. But maybe if Alaric had been more honest with her from the start.... And punch. It's nice to see a good old-fashioned smackdown every now and then on a supernatural show. Alaric apologized to Elena but I'm pretty sure she was fine with him making John bleed. Read More...


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