The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 6 ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Recap 10/20/11

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 6 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Recap 10/20/11

Tonight is the sixth episode of The Vampire Diaries and it is called ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’  Last week’s episode of the show had Elena, Bonnie and the rest of the gang preparing for Prank night.  Damon convinces Jeremy that he can use his new connection to the other side to help find a way to defeat Klaus. Klaus deepens his hold on Stefan and Elena soon realizes that Stefan is gone to the other side.  If you missed last week’s episode read our official recap here!

Official synopsis: On the first day of their senior year, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Caroline (Candice Accola), Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Matt (Zach Roerig) are still reeling from recent events, while Tyler (Michael Trevino) seems to be enjoying everything a little too much. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is annoyed by a new houseguest, and everyone is surprised by the arrival of a new student in Alaric’s (Matt Davis) history class.  Matt asks Bonnie for help when he realizes he made a serious mistake.  Meanwhile, Stefan (Paul Wesley) continues to carry out his latest assignment from Klaus.

Tonights recap:  Tonight’s show opens up with Elena in bed, her alarm goes off and she gets up and looks at the fang marks on her neck. She gets dressed and goes with Alaric into the forest where he is teaching her to fight and he tells her she is not yet strong enough. He shows her a Vervain bomb and pulls the pin, she throws it into the woods and it explodes. She wants to learn how to protect herself against vampires.

Meanwhile at school all the kids are coming back for senior year. Elena realizes it is her anniversary with Stefan but tells Caroline and Bonnie she cannot let that bother her as it is a new year.

Meanwhile at Stefan‘s and Damon house there are women partying everywhere and Stefan is feeding off them. Rebecca shows up and tells Damon that Klaus left her there. She wants to know which one is her room and Damon tells her she is not staying there. She goes to find her own room anyway.

Bonnie is ignoring Jeremy as she is upset because he is talking to his ghostly girlfriends. Bonnie is upset because she feels Jeremy has the power to block the ghosts and that he was in love with these girls when they died.

Matt has arrived at school and Vicky (ghost) is sitting next to him. Matt tells her he is having a hard time without her or Mom there. Vicky tells him there is a way he can help her come back to life. Tyler walks up to the car and Vicky is gone.

Katherine is trying to figure out how to wake up Michael. She is trying to get him to eat and nothing is working. Damon calls and tells her to figure out a way fast so they can kill Klaus and save Stefan from destroying the town.

Damon calls Elena and tells her she might not want to come over to their house because Barbie Klaus (Rebecca) is there.

Caroline is mad at Tyler because Rebecca has provided him with someone to feed on. Tyler is thrilled he is the first successful hybrid and he is getting sloppy with his feeding

Elena is not looking where she is going and walks into Stefan. He tells her he is back at school because Klaus wants him to keep an eye on her.

Alaric wants to know why Stefan is there in Highschool and Elena tells him Klaus wants him to watch over her because her blood is the only way to make a hybrid.

All the kids are in History class and Rebecca, Klaus’ sister, shows up for class.

Matt is walking and he meets Vicky, Matt wants to know how he can bring her back. Jeremy does not want to acknowledge that he sees Vicky. He leaves and sees Anna and tells Anna Matt was talking to Vicky.

Alaric wants to know why Stefan is there in High-school and Elena tells him Klaus wants him to watch over her because her blood is the only way to make a hybrid.

All the kids are in History class and Rebecca, Klaus’ sister, shows up for class.

Matt is walking and he meets Vicky, Matt wants to know how he can bring her back. Jeremy does not want to acknowlege that he sees Vicky. He leaves and sees Anna and tells Anna Matt was talking to Vicky. Anna is upset, she tells Jeremy that Vicky is bad news. She tells Jeremy if Vicky comes back it will upset the balance and that a price will have to be paid.

Meanwhile Vicky tells Matt there is a witch that can help her come back and Matt won’t have to be alone anymore. He asks Vicky what he has to do.

Tyler is really relishing his new power during football practice he compels the coach to let them stop practicing early. Tyler tells Caroline Klaus has given him a gift and Caroline is upset. Meanwhile Rebecca is showing off and pissing Caroline off.

Katherine is still trying to get Michael to wake up and spots someone in the graveyard she kills him and drains the blood on top of Michael. He starts to come alive and starts telling her to stop he does not want the blood.

Elena is working out and she is upset because Stefan caller her a ‘Human bloodbag.” Elena tells Damon he wants to lock Stefan up until Klaus comes back. Damon tells her Stefan is gone – he is high on human blood – his humanity is lost forever. Elena asks him to do it for her. Damon tells her he will do whatever she wants him to do, no one is going to hurt her, especially not his brother.

is upset, she tells Jeremy that Vicky is bad news. She tells Jeremy if Vicky comes back it will upset the balance and that a price will have to be paid.

Meanwhile Vicky tells Matt there is a witch that can help her come back and Matt won’t have to be alone anymore. He asks Vicky what he has to do.

Tyler is really relishing his new power during football practice he compels the coach to let them stop practicing early. Tyler tells Caroline Klaus has given him a gift and Caroline is upset. Meanwhile Rebecca is showing off and pissing Caroline off.

Katherine is still trying to get Michael to wake up and spots someone in the graveyard she kills him and drains the blood on top of Michael. He starts to come alive and starts telling her to stop he does not want the blood.

Elena is working out and she is upset because Stefan caller her a ‘Human bloodbag.” Elena tells Damon he wants to lock Stefan up until Klaus comes back. Damon tells her Stefan is gone – he is high on human blood – his humanity is lost forever. Elena asks him to do it for her. Damon tells her he will do whatever she wants him to do, no one is going to hurt her, especially not his brother.

It is Bonfire night in Mystic Falls and Elena and Damon are planning how they will get Stefan away. Elena tells Damon that he has to charm Rebecca to keep her out of the way.

Elena asks Tyler for all the vervain in his mothers war chest. Tyler tells them no because Klaus would not want that. They find out that Tyler is loyal to Klaus because he sired him.

Elena starts drinking and Stefan tells her to slow down.

Matt is cutting his hand and Vicky is telling him to focus. He is performing the ritual to bring her back to life and Vicky is directing him on how to do it. He drops his blood on the candles and he must say ‘I accept you.’ The ritual worked and Vicky is back.

Jeremy is telling Bonnie that Vicky has been communicating with a super strong witch. Bonnie gets upset and stomps away when she realizes Jeremy is also talking to Anna. To many secrets… .

Vicky tells Matt that her deal with the witch who set things up for her to come back to life is that she must restore the ‘balance.’ Matt tells her she cannot kill Tyler she tells Matt it is not Tyler she has to kill but Elena – since it is Elena’s blood that creates hybrids – and she picks up a wrench and knocks her bro out – then she stalks out after Elena saying that she wants to stay alive.

Elena is pretending she is getting drunk while Stefan watches her from afar. She keeps belting the drinks belt – they have a plan to fix Damon… .
Damon comes over to Rebecca he is teaching her to roast marshmallows and flirting up a storm to distract her. Damon is making Rebecca Smores. She wants to know why he is being nice to her, she wants to know why he is distracting her. She stabs him and tell him there is never a fair fight between them. She tells him to remember that.

Stefan notices Elena watching Damon and he asks her if she is jealous. She denies she is and tells him she is out of here.

Matt calls Bonnie and tells her he messed up by bring his sister Vicky back to life.

Vicky is at the Bar-b-q stalking Elena.

Tyler wakes up and he is at his home and he asks why Caroline brought him to the house. She tells him Klaus sired him and that he is controlling him. Caroline says he is turning into the guy she use to hate. Tyler tells her he hates that guy and everything he likes about himself is with her. She tells him he has to be careful and stay in control.

Meanwhile Elena is lying on the benches and Stefan tells her she is drunk and she needs to go home. She is stumbling down the stairs and then decides to crawl over the edge of the stairs and plays with Stefan and says look Stefan no hands and falls. Stefan catches her. She tells Stefan she knew he would catch her and while Stef is distracted Alaric shoots him with the Vervain.

Alaric and Elena get Stefan into the car while Matt is telling Bonnie what he did bringing back his Sis. Bonnie tells Matt he needs to tell her exactly what he did to bring her back so she can send her back before she kills Elena

Meanwhile Vicky has dropped gasoline in the car and Elena is locked inside – NOT NICE!. Vicky drops a match and the car goes on fire. Alaric tries to break in with no luck.

Bonnie has found a spell to block whatever magic is helping Vicky exist in our world and they are chanting.

Meanwhile Elena calls to Stefan for help he starts to wakes up and slams the back door open and they get out. The spell starts to work and Vicky shows up where Bonnie and Matt are and she begs Matt not to make her go back. She tells Matt she is sorry she did not want to be alone anymore. He tells her that he wanted her there but it is not natural – Vicky does not belong there – then its a final goodbye and she leaves. Matt tells Bonnie she is gone.

Elena and Alaric drag Stefan from the car and then the car blows up.

Damon is trying to apply first aid to Elena’s cuts.   Elena tells him he played his role well and Damon tells her yep he was until Rebecca stabbed him.  Alaric comes into see if Elena is ready to go.

Tyler and Caroline are getting dressed after making out.  Caroline leaves and Rebecca walks in and tells him she has a present.  She brings in a women for him to feed on.  He asks her to go, she tells Tyler that Klaus would want him to indulge in everything – after some hesitation Tyler indulges and drinks the victim’s blood – Tyler is really far gone.

Michael tells Katherine that he has denied himself human blood or even the blood of living things since he was made a vampire.  He tells Katherine he can kill Klaus and he will if she removes the chains around him.  He thanks her and tells Katherine he does not feed on living things and then grabs her and begins to feed on her.  Oops! he eats Vampires… .  Now we are getting a clue as to why Klaus fears Michael so much.

Stefan tells Alaric and Elena that they got him and he did not expect it.  Stefan tells them he will always protect Elena.  Stefan asks Elena why she did not let him die and she tells Stefan she has hope and she believes he will find his humanity.  Stefan asks her if she has any idea how pathetic it makes her.  She responds by stabs him and tells him it makes her strong and walks out with Alaric.

Bonnie is dodging Jeremy’s calls.   Anna appears and tells Jeremy that she should not be here.  Anna asks Jeremy why he is thinking of her when he calls Bonnie.  Jeremy tells Anna he cannot stop thinking of her.  Jeremy asks Anna what they are going to do?   Anna puts out her hand and Jeremy can feel her.  Anna does not understand why she can feel him.  Looks like true love.

Damon is at the house and someone is throwing things around and he is picking them up and then Damon gets thrown up in the air.   Camera pans in on Mason Lockwood (Tyler’s uncle) as he approaches the prostate Damon and says ‘This is going to be fun.’

The show is over, love The Vampire Diaries and tonight’s episode was great!  How did you like it?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!



  • AlinaB

    That was not Mikael was Mason”s ghost that kicked Damon @ the end !

    • Anonymous

      Yep, a couple of minutes after i posted I went oops that was Mason Lockwood :-) Thanks!

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  • Zafrina

    I think that Katherine was really stupid to unchain Mikael, because they already knew he was a vampire who ate vampires.. and I think that maybe when Matt brought Vicki back to life that he brought all the people that Damon killed back, because Damon killed Vicki and Mason and now Mason is back.. just a thought. I am really excited for the Jeremy and Anna romance, looks like it’ll be interesting and I am also excited to see if Damon and Elena’s relationship will grow into something more(like lovers).

    • Anonymous

      I agree and I wonder if Katherine is now dead?? What a great idea, that makes sense that everyone Damon killer is back and that would explain Mason Lockwood coming back :-) thanks for the tip. I have to say I would prefer Jeremy and Bonnie. Love Damon and Elena together!

      • prisha

        huh… but mason was real fast while moving around the house… so he was hybrid… may be klaus resurrected him…

    • Anonymous

      I sent u an e-mail!

    • prisha

      stefan killed vicki

  • Nicolebaileypickett

    I thought that the episode was awsume because finally Elena and Stefen finally get close and I saw Stefen when he looked into Elena’s eyes that just for that one moment that his humanity came back but for just 1 minute. It was like how Stefen used to look at Elena Does everyone agree with me. And the whole twist with the ghost’s of Ana and Mason Lockwood was really unexspecting and I really liked that. But if I could ever go and direct one of the episodes of The Vampire Diaries I would actually have it a little differently. It would be the best episode of The Vampire Diaries has ever had. And another thing there has got to be a twist to this series it is that Stefen finally finds his humanity back because Stefen and Elena make such a great couple.

    • Anonymous

      I have to disagree with you, I prefer Elena with Damon!

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