The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Episode 19 Recap
Last we saw Mystic Falls, they were in the thick of all the Klaus villiany goodness. After discovering that Bonnie didn’t actually die, Elena wasn’t about to put her at risk again. She pulled the dagger from Elijah’s chest, essentially bringing him back to life.
This week we dive deep into The Originals’ back stories. His revival takes him back to the moment he met Katherine, the first doppelganger. This episode was full of flashbacks, but they were all so brief, just glimpses in to the past. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Katherine’s first meeting with Klaus: we find out that it’s actually short for Nicklaus and Elijah and him not only originals, but are actually brothers. They were born as humans, but something happened turning them to vampires. Their family is the first and from them all the vampires were created.
“I believe the term you’re searching for is OMG.”
Brothers fell for the same girl: While Klaus is out all night feeding and on young girls, Elijah was there to keep Katherine entertained. Their talk about love was a nice little moment. You could see his heart soften a bit as she spoke of life only being worth living because of love. How Katherine has changed since her human days!
Elijah tried to find a way to spare Katherine’s life in the process of Klaus breaking the curse. He spoke with the witches and they figured out a way to save her life. But Katherine took it in to her own hands to survive, thus turning herself into a vampire, before Elijah could properly save her. Elena won’t have to make that mistake now that she has all the information. While the conversation didn’t fit with the Katherine we know today, this desire to save herself and distrust in relying on others is her to a tee.
Back in the present, Elijah and Elena reteam to fight Klaus and protect Mystic Falls. Elijah and Elena are going to work together to keep everyone alive, because the thought of Bonnie dying for her is unacceptable. As Elijah’s the only one that knows him, he’s a great guy to have on your side if you can trust him. And Elena thinks she can because he’s a noble man who lives by a certain code. If they can keep to the code, she knows he’ll follow through.
She gets the full story on Klaus, and in return she knows now why he’s turned on his brother.
Jenna finally returns from grad school and finally gets to know everything that’s been going on. The scene in the kitchen with her, Alaric, and Stefan was stellar. Klaus/Alaric’s slow build to revealing that vampires are real was chilling, I wasn’t sure where he was going to go with that. I wonder if Stefan was going to be so forthright? Would he have sugarcoated it and tried to keep her in the dark longer?