'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Family Drama in 'The Ties That Bind'

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Family Drama in 'The Ties That Bind'

As always, an awful lot happened in "The Ties That Bind." So let's get right to it!
Dream TimeWe open with yet another Bonnie-dream. This time, Bonnie is in a graveyard filled with a bunch of Bennett tombstones. And one big, shiny coffin. Before Bonnie can open the coffin, Klaus shows up and attacks. 

Cut to darkness, illuminated by Bonnie's smartphone (those flashlight apps are useful!). When witchy words do nothing, Bonnie resorts to screaming and banging. Someone opens the coffins and... It is, as we will find out after some more exposition, Bonnie's mother.

Secrets and LiesBonnie talks about her dream to Elena, who is somewhat distracted by the presence of the four coffins. An angry Stefan shows up at this point to remind Bonnie of the whole keeping-a-secret thing. Also, he shows up to trade insults with Elena, who is surprisingly not over the kidnapping/almost-dying thing.

Later at the Gilberts', Bonnie has finally figured out that the dream-lady is her mother, Abby, who abandoned the family when Bonnie was a toddler. Because she was in the dream, Abby must be important for getting the sealed coffin open. So Elena and Bonnie sift through the records of all of the Abby Bennetts in America (Note: There would be way more Abby Bennetts than that. It's not an uncommon name, after all. Also, people who disappear tend to change their names. I'm just saying...). Read More...



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