'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Family Business

I now have no idea where this season is headed, but I'm totally into it. How did the Original Witch survive all those years in the sealed coffin? I guess if she had enough power to create vampires (and kill hybrid Klaus, apparently, if she wanted to), she can pretty much do whatever the writers need her to have done. The bigger question: We know the TVDproducers like to introduce characters as one thing and turn them into something else that surprises us. Is Mother Original as peace-loving as her forgiving Klaus made her seem, or does she have plans for the Original family that will prove dangerous to Elena (and therefore Damon and Stefan)? I'm betting on the latter. Let's back up.

We picked up right where we left off two weeks ago with Elijah wiping off the blood on his hands from ripping out the heart of one of Klaus' hybrids. That's the first fight on this show that I've rewound multiple times. "Easy, I just finished renovating," Klaus said as he and Elijah continued to beat on each other. Watching the Original siblings fight is more fun than seeing the Salvatore brothers go at it. There's more variety. Elijah was punching and kicking. Bravo. Klaus eventually took the dagger out of one of his other siblings and threatened to put it in Elijah. "Use it. I dare you. You’ll have Kol to deal with," Elijah said. This was our first clue that Kol will be a badass despite not really looking like one. He's been daggered for more than a century and brother Finn for more than 900 years. Once Klaus told Elijah that he'd killed Mikael, Elijah couldn't understand why Klaus hadn't freed them. Klaus said Stefan was in possession of one thing that could keep them from being a family. If Elijah would stand by him and help him destroy Stefan, he would come clean about their family history and the family would be whole again, he promised. Kol got re-daggered. See you soon! Read More...



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