Vampire Diaries Recap: “Before Sunset” Original Air Date (The CW): Thursday May 3rd–2012 Season 3 Episode 21
Favorite Quote: “Gotta say, I’m team Bonnie on this one. How hard can it be to parch a vampire?” – Damon
Alaric thanks to Bonnie with the push of Esther has completed the change despite reservations about becoming the ultimate immortal and hunter. He’s already on his mission not even caring about the victims in his path. For being the ultimate immortal he’s still limited by the sunlight without a ring and that no witch can truly make an immortal without some kind of loophole. Bonnie yet again is the one that seems to come to the rescue along with the return with her mother. And to stop Alaric means that that Bonnie needs to stop the heart of someone and it’s not what one might think. Even though Jeremy is the sacrifice it’s really Elena. Since her blood was used in the spell when Elena dies so does Alaric, which makes the expiration date part of the spell, make sense.
Elena and Jeremy decide it’s time for fresh starts and knowing that the house really is their own now without Jenna and Alaric. Jeremy thanks to Damon’s compulsion is still in the dark about some vampire things, even the fact that he is/was technically one himself. Elena receives a phone call from Alaric to inform her that he has Caroline in the school. He’s using them both as bait so that Klaus will turn himself in to be sacrificed so that Esther can finally have an end to her children’s lives.
Klaus shows up and needs a few items before he leaves town, one of which includes a doppelganger. He wants to get in to get her despite not knowing she’s gone already to the school to save Caroline. Klaus stops at nothing to bring down the house to get to her but is stopped in his tracks when Stefan finally tells him Elena isn’t here and if he doesn’t turn himself over to Alaric then both Elena and Caroline die. Have to wonder for a moment if Klaus stops more because of the precious doppelganger blood or for the woman he’s become very fond of even with her constant rejects. Klaus reveals to Stefan that he thinks that he’s on team Stelena and thinks Damon is a waste of time for Elena. Klaus of course makes sure that Caroline is the one that is safe and her safety is his concern.
Finally Tyler’s true test if he’s no longer sire bonded by Klaus comes when he finds Elena tied up in a chair while Klaus drains her dry. One can see the internal struggle within Tyler whether to stay and help Elena or go and get the blood bags for Klaus. Of course, Tyler comes back to free her only to be spotted by Klaus and he knows the sire bond is over. And is it possible that because Tyler is a hybrid that he might not die completely if Klaus is killed. When will Bonnie learn that using Jeremy as a guinea pig for her spells only seems to play with her feelings for him.
Love the awkward moment at the end when Damon and Stefan have to hear Elena express that she doesn’t want to lose either of them if she chooses. She might have to one day decided but as it stands now she has her friends around her which is all the family she will ever need and tequila included.
In other news, CW announced today that the Vampire Diaries has been picked up for another season and will return in the fall with all new episodes after next week’s season 3 finale.
Secret Circle Recap: “Prom” Original Air Date (The CW): Thursday May 3rd–2012 Season 1 Episode 21
Favorite Quote: “I knew I should have brought demon chasing shoes.” – Faye
The Circle gathers to discuss the return of Nick as well as completely the crystal to ‘protect’ them from the witch hunters. The last remaining piece is somewhere in the school and it seems only Cassie is needed to help located. When Cassie’s mom shows up to show her the way to the crystal but gets cut off because it’s revealed she turns to Diana to help see more during the best night of the year, prom. They find out the Amelia thinks John is using them and that something bad is going to happen and wants Elizabeth and Diana to get out of town. They find out about John’s plan for the Circle as well as where the crystal is hidden in the school.
Jake and Faye decide to go to prom together using it as an excuse to get him into the school despite them deciding to go together 2 years ago when he stood her up. So Faye plans to make it as special as possible with limos and champagne. She waited for 3 hours for him to show up and as a little punishment makes him dance finally at prom. Faye tries to make Jake feel better about Nick and him not being there. Jake finally apologizes to Faye about prom 2 years ago while they are trying to track down Nick to the junk yard where they see Eben waiting for Nick and the crystal.
Melissa is confronted not only with mixed emotions but also seeing the risen Nick when she arrives early to a Circle meeting and for some reason needs her help with something. He needs one of the crystals because he’s dying and Melissa promises to do whatever she can to make him better. Adam show’s up before Nick can do anything to harm Melissa in his demand for the crystal. Always ever the good friend Adam helps Melissa feel better and channels a little energy to set the mood for a spotlight night dance. Ultimately it’s Melissa that stabs Nick and ends his life for the second time.
John wanting to break the loyalty ties between Charles and Diana decides it’s time to sever those binds. Using the dark magic that John has he re-creates the scene of Cassie’s mom’s death to mess with Charles’s heads a bit. Now how with all the details John added to the hoax is it possible that John might have had something to do with Amelia’s death or was nearby when it happened. Diana find Charles curled up in the corner after the incident and he seems to be terrified which scares her that he thinks Amelia is haunting him for what he did to her.
Grant returns to town even when Diana thinks he’s left but new business bring him back. Unable to take him to prom she promises to save him the last dance at her house later. If not for that chance meeting before prom there would have been no one to hold Diana when her world came crumbling down at the information she had received, even though it seemed John wanted to be there as well to finally scoop in and be daddy but at this time she wouldn’t want him near her.
What would Eben really want with Faye? And is it possible that John offered her up.
Secret Circle Recap: “Sacrifice” Original Air Date (The CW): Friday March 29th–2012 Season 1 Episode 18
Favorite Quote: “We’ll all burn together.” – Samuel
Despite the elixir that Cassie and Adam used to stop them from loving each other it’s very apparent that a love so strong can’t be completely taken way, more so for Cassie but can still see it with Adam a bit. However, other memories might be a bit fuzzy for Adam even forgetting that he taught Cassie how to hold the tray for work. There almost seems to be an odd personality change in Adam that’s really hard to explain but kind of annoying at the same time because it’s almost uncaring, not like it’s his fault.
Eben shows up chasing a guy for some reason, possibly linked to magic but with them you never know for sure what those witch-hunters are up to. The guy being chased ends up in Jake’s room and they tussle a bit, Cassie seeing it all from her window rushes over only to find out that he’s a friend; Samuel. He’s there to talk to John and get his help because Eben is resurrecting demons just like John did 16 years ago with a sacrifice of an innocent person. Samuel turns out to be already infected with the demon and John plans to rid of it even without his magic that he claims not to have anymore but manages to trap the demon in a cast circle. Eben has now released the demons into himself making him stronger but dangerous.
John tries to be dad with Cassie; it’s cute to see him try but only after saving them from the ‘curse’ that he so conveniently set up. Inviting her out to mini golf, really that’s the best idea to come up with when you barely know your own daughter. Yet, all the time he’s lying to her about not having any magic when he really does and uses just the right moment to reveal that not only to Cassie but also the rest of the circle. Only to tell her that the reason he wasn’t using his was to convince Cassie to stop using her own dark magic.
Faye, Diana and Melissa help Adam with the event for the hockey team. Where the ever mysterious Grant is there during the set up and has Adam present Diana with a glass, correction flute of ginger ale since Adam wouldn’t service the bubbly. Diana leaves to go on a skating date with Grant, ditching from the set-up to find out later that he’s not all what he claims to be. Faye and Melissa like the same guy at the party but Melissa finds an unlikely teammate in Adam to help win the guy’s attention over Faye but he then switched sides to help Faye as well. Only to learn that Kyle already has a girlfriend which makes Adam very upset and not like himself about the hockey player flirting with Faye and Melissa. Diana has no room in her life for liars like Grant but when has she ever been open and honest to him about her magic.
Each one of the families in the circle has a crystal; each on their own have powers but bond together has the most powerful of magic.
Now the biggest question for next week is who was the person in the coffin that John dug up and why is he unearthing it now.
The Secret Circle | 01x16 Lucky Original Air Date: March 15th–2012
Overview: John Blackwell searches for a device that will drain a witch’s power. Meanwhile, Faye is surprised when she meets a girl who claims to be Lee’s girlfriend; and Melissa encourages Diana to date a normal guy.
Favorite Quote: “Fo the Blakes and the Conants, ‘written in the stars’ isn’t just destiny – it’s a curse.”–John
Faye and Dawn’s conversation about acting, pretending and dates – also that John is back
Meeting in the coffee house about John and Adam asking Cassie to the casino night
Adam helping Cassie finds out what John was looking for in the abandoned house and finding out that it’s a sway that can take away a witch’s power
Melissa getting insightful about everything after the overdose
Mysterious Grant showing up at the casino night to hit on Diana
Ethan telling Adam that not to let the past affect what him and Cassie’s relationship
Lee showing up to apologize for lying to Faye and a kiss makes it all disappear
Cassie and Adam making up and the cute moment when the tray got in the way of the kiss part of the make up
The use of magic to win at poker – pretty sure Lee was helping…erm lucky charm
Melissa giving Jake some advice about love and obsession with Cassie
Matching stuffed monkey’s from Grant to Diana – really an Australian thing?
Diana kissing Grant – looks like the wild girl is kind of back
John trying to protect Cassie and the Circle by making a deal with Ethan about the whole thing
Adam telling Cassie that he loves her
Cassie and John talking about the evils of black magic and that it should not be used and rid of
Lee’s girlfriend waking up and him acting like he just did what he had to do and was ever faithful even when Faye shows up then still can’t admit that Eva’s not really dead
John telling that the sway only temporally transfer a witch’s power to a mortal
Busted – Faye meeting Eva and finding out that Lee’s been lying to her the whole time and still continues like second nature
Cassie and Adam fighting about who might be the one that is working with the witch hunters and Cassie runs to Jake
Jake making a phone call – what does he have to say about Cassie?
Dawn and John’s talking in the hallway – was the pinning and flirting necessary and why the need to find Ethan
Eva showing up at the casino night and found Lee and Faye together flirting and make Faye feel like the rebound or phase
Discovering that Ethan was the one that stabbed John in the parking lot
Lee’s ummm dead? What did Eva do? What kind of power does she have?
Random Grant and his knowledge on champagne and just always popping out of nowhere
Eva staying she came back from the dead – wait, what?
The Secret Circle | 01x15 Return Original Air Date: February 16th–2012
Overview:An evil figure from Cassie’s past arrives in town and asks her for the medallion she found in the charred remains of her house after a fire killed her parents. Later, Cassie is kidnapped by a band of witch hunters. Meanwhile, Faye and Diana become concerned when Melissa starts spending more time with Callum.
Favorite Quote:“Our family line is pure evil thing.”–Cassie
Cassie’s Grandmother is back but not really as she just wants to sleep in her own bed only to be scared half to death by Jake who thought someone was in the house
Cassie got a job while Adam gives her so pointers – someone is being a normal teenager
John, Cassie’s father shows up at the door and makes an interesting entrance
Cassie’s talk with her father at the pier, so real and emotional even with him now wanting to protect her and wanting the medallion
Melissa and Callum’s moment(s) at the party cute but still kind of weird and creepy for the moment part
Jake telling the witch hunters that he will turn over John for Cassie’s safety
Faye finding out about the totem from Lee from Melissa and Faye finally seeing some light in Lee’s white lies
Lee and Callum’s little fight over the witches and their powers – was kind of amusing in a non-violent and cocky kind of way
John not wanting to hurt Cassie to save his own life while she’s under the spell
The Circle coming to the aid of Jake while under arrest by the witch hunter
The Circle banding together to restore Cassie’s free well before killing her father
John is staying despite the fact there is no medallion and for Cassie
John thanking Jake for protecting Cassie and wanting to work together because ‘it’s only the beginning’
Cassie going to the comfort of Adam’s arms
Faye being the ever supportive friend of Cassie’s new job at the coffee house when Callum shows up
The odd moment between Cassie and her father about anyone knowing that he’s alive or back
Melissa hanging out with Callum even after everything that happened at the anti-valentine sleepover
Lee playing all nice and offering to with Faye and Diana to get Melissa from Callum’s party while his girlfriend lays in the next room with them unaware
One of the witch hunters attacking Cassie in the car
John almost breaking Jake’s arm for knowing there is something going on with Cassie that she’s been taken by the witch hunters
Jake being handed over to the witch hunters for Cassie’s safety
The witch hunter disappearing despite his injuries from the Circle and the tree
Lee showing up in Faye’s room only to admit he’s going to find another way get her powerthen kisses her – more bad choices while the mysterious girlfriend wakes up
The black drops that the witch hunter puts into Cassie’s eyes and mouth – which might be the ‘magic’ that gets Cassie to kill her own father
The Vampire Diaries | 03x14 –Dangerous Liaisons Original Air Date: February 9th–2012
Overview:Elena attends a formal ball at Klaus’ newly renovated mansion and learns of a horrifying plan that could lead to numerous deaths
Favorite Quote: “It’s some twisted Cinderella fetish is what it is.” –Caroline
Bonus Favorite Quote: “No, I’m mad at you because I love you.” –Damon
Elijah to the rescue for once when Elena almost gets bitten by Rebekah in the parking lot of the hospital
Klaus going off at Rebekah for going after Elena while they are getting all ‘vamped’ up for the party and his talk with his mother that is both stern and loving
The dress and note Klaus sent to Caroline – someone’s feels are showing again
Damon’s look on his face when he see’s Elena in her dress for the first time – that some look when he saw she coming down the stairs at the Miss Mystic Falls pageant
Elena, Damon and Stefan in a row to escort Elena into the dance – or aren’t triangles fun
Klaus seeing Caroline in the dress – time stopped
Damon stepping in the way of Elena to protect her and then ask her to dance – ‘it is tradition’ not only for them but in general
Klaus playing charming with Caroline while dancing and trying to be nice to her while bringing up the dress and bracelet both from him
Elijah is just as cautious and curious about this meeting of Elena and Esther as everyone is seems to be
Klaus admits to Caroline that he ‘fancy her’ but is kind of shut down but doesn’t really give up because he over rules Tyler because of the sire bond but shows his passion of drawing and painting. Wanting to take her anywhere she desires but all the niceties run low
Damon tells Elena that he loves her – that’s the problem?? Really?
Damon stopping Kol from trying to hurt Matt but seems it’s all about the problems tonight
Caroline sees the box that the bracelet arrived in on her bed but instead there is a drawing in replace of it of her and a horse
Drinking like nothing else matter Damon has returned
Alaric in the hospital and Matt is there to be the very supportive but out of the loop friend
That Caroline’s dad got into Tyler’s head about ‘fixing him’ away from everyone and by himself
Rebekah inviting Matt to the ball in front of Elena and Caroline at the grill
Elena being told that in order to see Esther that she must be alone without her escorts
Elena being spun and bumped into Stefan while Caroline and Matt also Rebekah and Damon end up dancing – talk about tension
Stefan willing to stand down while Elena goes to talk to Esther and ‘disabling’ Damon in the process
Rebekah thinking that killing Matt will be the stab in the back that Elena deserves
Kol really itching to kill something and by something meaning Matt – talk about impatient despite Rebekah changing her mind about it all
Stefan accusing Damon of caring too much and getting in the way of the ‘plan’ – maybe the problem is Stefan doesn’t care enough
Elena lying to Elijah who has always seemed to sided with her and the team and allows him to drink of the magic – but doesn’t seem like much of a drink
That Elijah despite his morals might be doomed to the fate of death when one of the other dies
Stefan is as heartless as ever when it comes to his allies and the people that trust him
Elena trying to coax some feeling out of Stefan – he’s died inside, no pun intended
Rebekah trying to play nice with Matt but then thinks she should have gone through with it
Damon and Rebekah getting it on – wrong on so many level, stop being around girls that used to like/love your brother might help
Esther knows of a way to undo the vampire curse but needs Elena’s assistance to kill Klaus with magic but will take time – by linking them as one. She feels as a mother that she created them so it’s her duty to kill them, now that’s a mother’s love for you.
The Secret Circle | 01x13 Medallion Original Air Date: February 2nd–2012
Overview: Cassie receives a warning about the return of the witch hunters and asks for the Circle’s help. Later, her true feelings for Adam and Jake surface at a birthday party; and Faye and Melissa take their powers to a frightening new level.
Favourite Quote:“I accept how you are; I just don’t accept you are willing to be defined by dark magic. I think you are much more than that.”–Adam
The witty teasing between Jake and Faye after running into each other on the street
Ethan and Diana team up to throw Adam a surprise birthday party but it’s blown before it gets into planning when Adam’s shows up
Cassie and Jake working together to understand the powers of the medallion and Jake tackles Cassie to get her to move while Adam walks in to find them on the floor together
They go to Lucy to find out more about the medallion that it needs to be unlocked and could be used for the good to protect the circle
Delissa – love it, new ship and super duo of Diana and Melissa but then never take things seriously when ‘devil’s spirit’ is involved
Ethan getting all emotion during Adam’s birthday toast which gets an awkward silence until Diana gives her toast really giving an insight to their friendship and relationship
Cassie and Adam’s interaction at the birthday party but really could do without the jealousy but gave her back the medallion
Lucy stabbing Dawn after being invited into Dawn’s house – didn’t see that coming
Cassie remembering how to use the medallion in order to stop it from taking away the circle’s magic and using it along with finding out her father really is still alive
Charles using the crystal on Dawn to bring her back to live
All the cookies falling out of the cupboard and putting a smile on Adam’s face
Lucy getting her throat cut by one of the witch hunters for her ‘failure’
Adam being upset about Cassie and Jake going to dig up her father’s grave to see if he’s really dead – can’t play the protective boyfriend when you aren’t
Faye and her new found ‘devil’s spirit’ to liven up the party – really? Drugs? Next you’ll be saying is that they are herbal and medicinal
Dawn showing up to Lucy’s hotel room after Jake and Cassie to confront the past again a bit and about the crystals
The medallion goes missing from the hiding stop in the fireplace mantel
Melissa all out of it and Faye well just being Faye at the party – remember kids drugs are bad
Charles talking to Ethan and slipping something into his drink – for a bartender he doesn’t remember rule one: never leave your drink unattended even for a moment
Callum showing up to the party with more ‘supplies’ and stirring the pot a little with Jake
The silence from Jake when Cassie asked if he’s ever murdered a witch
Cassie admitting that Adam was right about Jake
Charles stealing the crystal from Ethan
Lucy working with the witch hunters in order to take the magic from the circle
Melissa meeting up with Callum for more ‘devil’s spirit’ while Jake and Faye rekindle and old flame
A woman who was the girl telling Cassie to get out of the boat house in Jake’s memory is now remembering her and came to find her – that’s something new
The Vampire Diaries | 03x13 – Bringing Out the Dead Original Air Date: February 2nd–2012
Overview: Klaus hosts a dinner party with Damon, Stefan and Elijah when an unexpected guest arrives; Sheriff Forbes shares upsetting news with Alaric and Elena about a weapon used in a murder. Caroline’s father struggles with the idea of living forever as the one thing he despises most in the world. Bonnie and her mother join powers (or lack thereof) to trying and open the sealed coffin.
Favourite Quote:“Dear Elijah, let’s get together about the destruction of your brother. xoxo ” –Damon
Elijah is back and with bite to a great opening scene of a Klaus and Elijah fight where Klaus tells him that Michael is dead.
Bonnie trying to help her mother to get her powers back and their bonded bloodline will help to unseal the coffin but there is something blocking her mom from having that power again - as the coffin that is sealed opens for her while Bonnie is off to contact Damon
Caroline’s awesome super vampire hearing to be able to her dad’s phone going off only to discover he’s dead too – or possible because the vampire blood was still in his system
Elena’s concern for Alaric’s safety and is feelings when it comes to the possible murderous Dr. Fell
The dinner party with stalling for Bonnie, sarcasm, grumpy Stefan, charming Damon and the interesting story about the love of both Elijah and Klaus, whose blood was the one that brought them new life
Matt being always the good friend despite his own confusions about everything but not cool about all the blood in the house
The coffin being unsealed by Bonnie and her mother but not really sure what might be in it since Bonnie was left knocked out and her mother is nowhere to be seen
The touching moment between Caroline and her father even though he’s basically choosing to let himself die so he’s not a monster
The Elijah is still on team Damon/Stefan/Elena or ‘the good side’ while presenting the daggers as the awakened family from the unsealed coffins show up with Rebekah to have a little revenge on Klaus – its family business
The moment between Damon and Stefan in the end reflecting on the incident with Klaus and their love for Elena
That Elena’s prints are on the stake that was used to kill the medical examiner that is from Elena’s parent’s collection of vampire slaying weapons
Stefan trying to pin the medical examiner’s death on Damon – which is odd because even Damon was surprised about the stake
Still don’t like the idea of Dr. Fell using vampire blood on patients and feels there is no consequences to her actions
Stefan’s jealously about the kiss is really setting his jerk-tastic attitude to a new level and kind of annoying most of all when it comes to discussions with Damon – always back to the kiss not the black is more villainy looking idea
Caroline all upset about Tyler and not hearing from in along with her father not wanting to be a vampire – sappy mushy moment about dad’s with some indie music overlaid until Matt shows up (please not this whole Matt thing again)
Klaus saying that the worst thing for Elena is Damon and Stefan – kind of true but no don’t say that but not the suggestion that Matt is a better alternative so that Klaus can a sure that more doppelgangers are made
Alaric found in the house with a knife in him and blood everywhere – that blood on someone’s hands is really getting slippery and thankful he’s alive probably in thanks to the ring. And Elena having to finish him off so he can come back to life
Klaus not daggered as we call hoped, Rebekah threatening to kill Elena and the family falling apart
Klaus’s mother showing up to forgive him (probably for sealing her in the coffin) and wanting to bring the family back together
Next Episode: February 9th 2012 (Dangerous Liaisons)
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