Finally after a long hiatus the Vampire Diaries returns tonight on the CW with the second 1/2 of the third season. Tonight’s episode will pick up where we left it, if you missed the last episode you can read our official recap here to get up-to-date. Tonight’s show is called ‘The New Deal‘ and from all the previews we have seen it looks like Damon and Elena are getting cozy. Elena is starting to feel there is no hope to get Stefan back and she feels he has betrayed them. I prefer Elena with Damon – I think they have more chemistry together. What do you think? Are you team Stefan or team Damon? Sound out in the comments below.
Tonight’s Episode Synopsis: Stefan has hidden the coffins containing the bodies of Klaus’ family, and Klaus quickly turns to violence to convince Damon and Elena that no one will be safe until he finds Stefan and gets his family back. Tyler continues to make the most of his new abilities as a hybrid, but he has to face the disturbing consequences of his actions as well. After a terrifying incident, Elena and Alaric grow increasingly concerned about Jeremy’s attitude and, ultimately, his safety. Alaric meets the beautiful Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey Devitto, “Pretty Little Liars”), who is intrigued with his amazing ability to heal. While trying to strike a deal with Klaus, Elena delivers news that truly shocks him. Kat Graham also stars and internet personality Justine Ezarik guest stars as a bartender. John Behring directed the episode written by Michael Narducci.
We will be covering the show live tonight with up-to-the-minute details as the show unfolds. So make sure to come back at 8PM EST for our recap. In the meantime while you wait – check out some photos of tonight’s show here and some of the second 1/2 of the season spoilers here.
Tonight’s show: The show opens with Bonnie at the Witch House. She opens a door to go to the cellar and sees coffins. Bonnie walks around the coffins and goes to one and opens it. She sees a man wearing wearing a ring and she goes to touch the rings and she wakes up. Bonnie was having a dream and she was seeing Klaus’ family.
Elena is running and she sees someone running after her with his head covered with a hood and she speeds up her run. She is frightened and things the person is in pursuit of her. She starts to get tired holds onto a tree, looks back and the man is gone. She turns around and there is the man. He apologizes and tells her he should have watched where he was going.
Elena and Bonnie are at Mystic Cafe and she tells Bonnie she is going crazy – she is so paranoid she is waiting for Klaus to come after them. Bonnie tells Elena that she had a dream about Klaus in a coffin. Elena tells Bonnie that Stefan betrayed them. She asks how Damon is handling it and Elena replies, ‘Damon is Damon.’
Alaric and Damon are at the grill and Alaric is waiting for Jeremy who works there because he got an F on his paper. The bartender tells him Jeremy was fired last week.
Jeremy and Tyler are in the woods, Tyler asks Jeremy if Alaric is his guardian and Jeremy tells him yes. Jeremy is playing with a crossbow and tells Tyler to move. Tyler tells him he is a hybrid and he cannot kill him unless he cuts his head off or tears out his heart!
Damon tells Elena that Jeremy lost his job at the grill and she is worried. Elena tells Damon that Jeremy is spiraling out of control since he lost Bonnie. As Elena is talking to Jeremy, Klaus shows up with a friend Tony. (The man who was following Elena when she was jogging) Klaus tells Damon his sister is missing. Klaus tells Jeremy as long as he gets what he wants everyone can live their lives and he will leave them alone.
Klaus asks where Stefan is and they tell him they do not know. Klaus tells them Stefan took something of his and he wants it back. Elena tells him that is a Klaus and Stefan problem.
Bonnie heads over to the Witch House and hears voices, she walks down to the cellar and there are no coffins like there were in her dream. She turns around and Stefan is there.
Bonnie asks Stefan if he was following her and he tells her yes, and he needs her help. He tells Bonnie that Klaus kept his family coffined and daggered and he needs her help to keep Klaus’ family hidden from him.
Alaric is cooking dinner and talking to Elena and Jeremy comes in. They tell him they want to know why he was fired and he tells them he is busy, he is going out with Tyler. Elena is not happy he is friends with Tyler and does want Jeremy going out with Tyler. Jeremy says fine and invites Tyler in for dinner. Elena is upset because Klaus had someone stalking her and now Tyler was here. Elena asks him if he believes that serving Klaus is right. Tyler denies he listens to Klaus. Elena asks Tyler if Klaus asked him if he would rip out his heart if Klaus asked and Tyler replies yes.
Klaus shows up at Damon‘s house and asks where Stefan is and he Damon tells him he has no idea. Klaus and Damon have a drink together. Klaus tells Damon they have a lot in common. Damon says maybe their mutual loathing of Stefan. Klaus tells Damon that Stefan stole his family. Damon tells Klaus he would love to find Stefan but he does not work for Klaus. Klaus tells him he smells vervain in his drink but he has no intention of killing him. He tells Damon that he and his people respond to violence. Klaus calls someone and tells the person on the other end of the phone to do something.
Elena is freaked at how crazy Tyler is and is talking to Alaric. She goes to talk to Jeremy and he is gone and his ring that protects him is on the table. Elena and Alaric run outside and Jeremy is standing in the middle of the road and an SUV is driving towards him ready to run him down. Alaric runs and pushes him out of the way but gets smashed on the windshield.
Elena runs over and Alaric is on the ground the he got hit by the car when he pushed Jeremy out of the way. Alaric has his ring on so he should be okay. The person in the SUV was Klaus hybrid Tony. Elena asks Jeremy who called and he told her Klaus and she realizes Jeremy was compelled.
Tyler is talking to Klaus he is upset that they had Jeremy run over and Klaus tells them that human life is nothing but a means to an end.
Damon comes in and ask what happened? He ask Jeremy where his vervain bracelet is and they realize Tyler took it from Jeremy. Damon tells them Klaus wants his family back. Jeremy tells them they need to leave the town that no one will make it out alive if they don’t leave.
Elena wants to give Klaus Rebekka back (his sister) but Damon does not think that is a good idea. Elena calls Bonnie and asks how many coffins she saw in her dream – it was 4 – so the dead witches are helping Bonnie. Elena tells Bonnie that Klaus tried to kill Jeremy and they need to find Stefan. Bonnie tells Elena they do not need a locator spell she knows where Stefan is.
Damon and Elena head to the Witch House. When Damon walks in he starts to burn, the old witches are screwing with his sun protection ring. Elena goes down to the cellar and Stefan tells her to leave. She tells Stefan that Klaus compelled Jeremy to step in front of a speeding car. Stefan tells her he is not giving Klaus back his family. She tells him Klaus is going to kill Jeremy and Stefan tells Elena that it is not his problem. She slaps him and tells him to go to hell.
Damon tells her that did not go well. He is going to talk to Stefan maybe he can convince him. He gives her his car keys and tells her to go deal with her brother and he will deal with his. He runs into the house and burns, he runs downstairs and Stefan tells him what he did was impressive but the coffins are not in the house.
Damon tells him he wants to talk, Stefan tells him okay, Damon grabs him and runs outside the house and stakes Stefan. Damon asks him why he messed up his plan and Stefan tells him he did it to save him. If Damon had killed Klaus his hybrids would have killed Damon. Damon tells him to stop saving him.
Jeremy is in the forest with Tyler and he is upset – he threatens Tyler and Tyler tells him he did not know Klaus was going to try and kill him. Tyler tells him to go back to his house and stay there because because Klaus intends to kill him and won’t stop.
Elena sees Alaric on the floor and he is not coming back, he is splitting up blood. The paramedics come and then Tony the hybrid shows up and tell the paramedics to go. He tells Elena to let him in and his blood can save Alaric. All of a sudden Tony falls to the ground, Jeremy shot him with an arrow. Jeremy tells Elena, Tony is not dead he goes to the kitchen gets a meat cleaver and chops Tony’s head off. He tells Elena, “Now Tony is dead.” He tells her they have to get Alaric to the hospital.
Damon tells Stefan what he cannot figure out why he saved him. Stefan tells him to go away and Damon tells him he is not telling him. Damon asks why he won’t give Klaus’ family back. He tells Stefan he cannot kill Klaus. Damon wants in he tells Stefan he is more cutthroat and devious than him. Stefan tells him he will let him in but Elena has to stay out of it.
He tells Damon to come in and Damon tells him he is not welcome there. Damon walks in and Stefan tells him to look and he sees the coffins. The witches in the house are hiding the coffins from Klaus with an invisibility spell.
Klaus gets up at the hospital and the doctor asks why he is up. The doctor is Dr. Fell and she is a new character that will be around for a while. She asks Alaric what his secret is ‘guardian angel or did he sell his soul to the devil.’ He tells her a little of both.
Klaus shows up at Elena’s house and he asks where Stefan is and she tells him she could not find him but she has something else for him. She brings him to his sister Rebekka and she tells him if he will no spare her brother since she gave Klaus his sister. He agrees to spare Jeremy. Elena tells Klaus that he turned Stefan into a monster and that he is Klaus problem now. Then she tells Klaus that his sister Rebekka wants to kill Klaus because Rebekka knows that Klaus killed their mother. She also tells Klaus that Rebekka will be mad at her because she staked Rebekka and Klaus tells her he can control Rebekka. He still needs Elena to find Stefan and threatens he will go after other people she loves otherwise.
Jeremy asks Alaric if his ring is broken because it brought him back alive but it did not completely heal him. Alaric asks Jeremy if he is okay. Jeremy tells him he shot a hybrid in the back and chopped his dead off, what could be wrong (sarcastically). Jeremy tells him this is the way things are, he has to get use to him.
Damon has gotten rid of the headless hybrid, Damon asks her if she is okay, she is really upset. Elena tells Damon that he made a deal with Klaus, she gave him Rebekka back. Damon is upset because he thinks Rebekka is going to come back and kill her. He tells Elena his brother is running his own show and she tells him her brother just chopped someone’s head off. She does not think it is fair because Jeremy is only 16 years old. Damon tells her they will fix it.
Klaus is with Rebekka and tells her they are back home. Rebekka is coming too and Klaus apologizes to her, he sticks the dagger back in her and tells her they will meet again one day.
Alaric and Jeremy go upstairs to talk to Jeremy. Elena tells Jeremy that she has thought about what he said about leaving and he is right Jeremy should not have to live that way. Damon comes upstairs and compels Jeremy and tells him he is going to leave Mystic Falls and never think twice about it and visit some family and have a better life. Elena is crying.
Bonnie and Stefan are with the coffins and Bonnie goes over and tries to open up the coffin with Klaus’ father. Stefan tells Bonnie that he has tried to open the coffin nothing works. Bonnie tells him whatever is in the coffin is what can help them get back at Klaus.
Elena is upset because they compelled Jeremy. Damon tells Elena that Jeremy is lucky to have her as a sister. She thanks Damon and tells him she does not know what she would do without him. Damon tells her Stefan did not screw them over. He did what he did to save Damon.
Damon tells Elena he thought he would never have to feel guilty for what he wants. Elena says ‘ Damon’ and he says ‘Brothers girl and all.’ He goes to walk away and then says, “No, if I am going to feel guilty, I am going to feel guilty for something I did.’ He embraces her and kisses her passionately and then says goodnight and leaves.’
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