‘Into the Wild’ saw the Silas plotline finally take a bit leap forward. In true The Vampire Diariesfashion, we learn that Prof Shane had a wife and child who died, and it was this that ended up leading him to Silas. If he releases Silas, he gets his wife and child back. Of course, the others don’t want Silas to rise at all.
It was a little disappointing, to be honest. I long for the day when TVD has a bad gal/guy who the audience can’t sympathise with. It was bad enough when Klaus, the biggest bad imaginable (at least at the time of his entrance), was made into a pseudo-member of the Scrappy gang, but at least he’s still fantastically cruel whilst being someone the audience can root for. (His biting Caroline was cold and calculated, but somehow made okay by the way he caved and saved her later on. Klaus: evil, but lovely.) Shane is shaping up to be more pathetic than anything else.