'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Stefan softens up and Evil Alaric strikes again


The phrase "game-changer" is used far too often when teasing television episodes... but it's an accurate description for this week's episode of "The Vampire Diaries." Last season, when we learned that the sun and moon curse was actually just a really old lie, fans were shocked and the characters had to reevaluate their entire situation. Last night's twist put us in the same position.I skipped the recap last week because I was so repulsed by Sage and Damon using sex to manipulate Rebekah and I didn't feel like writing about why the implication that a woman is somehow mentally weaker after sex is offensive, creepy, and doesn't belong on this show. This week, Rebekah flexed her muscles and took back the night, and it was a relief to see it. I still would have preferred that the issue never come up. Let's just say Sage's fate this week was well-deserved.This episode was great -- and...



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