Tonight on the CW the THE VAMPIRE DIARIES returns with a whole new episode. Tonight’s episode is called “Into the Wild” and on tonight’s show Shane (guest star David Alpay) leads an expedition to a desolate island off the coast of Nova Scotia, where he believes the secret of the cure lies hidden.. Did you see last week’s episode? We did and we recapped it here for you.
On last week’s show when Rebekah turned down Klaus’ plea to stop Kol and protect Jeremy, Klaus turned to Stefan for help. After an angry confrontation with her father, Mayor Hopkins, over his unconventional approach to ending the violence in Mystic Falls, Bonnie had a frightening run-in with Kol, followed by an unexpected visitor. Klaus complicated the already tense feelings between Stefan and Damon by revealing a bit of Stefan’s personal life, then surprised Damon by asking for personal advice. Elena told Stefan about her dangerous plan for Jeremy, leaving Stefan in a difficult spot.
On tonight’s show Professor Shane leads the team (if you can call a group of people who hates each other a team) to a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia. While there, they hunt for the cure, but craziness ensues. Doesn’t it always? As everyone makes their way deeper into the island, Rebekah and Elena continue their hate-hate relationship, Stefan continues his sulkiness, Damon accuses Shane of leading everyone into a trap, and ex-lovers-but-probably-still-in-love-friends Jeremy and Bonnie attempt to interpret the Hunter’s mark.
In this episode we will also hear more about Professor Shane’s shady past, as well as more to the story of Silas and the baddest of all baddest assed witches, Qetsiyah. Shane is quick to notice all the funky magic going on around them, and I’m pretty sure Bonnie will get into some dirt as well. Never know what that magic ticking time bomb’s going to do next.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 episode 13 “Into The Wild” airs at 8PM tonight on the CW and we will be live blogging it will all the up-to-the-minutes. So come back to this spot and spend the evening with us enjoying the show! Make sure to refresh often to get the most current update!
We start with a flashback to a year ago with Shane running through the woods being pursued. He escapes his pursuer and ducks into what looks like an old mine entrance and finds words written on the walls.
Present day, he and the Scooby gang are unloading boats on the shore of a lake and he says to himself “Congratulations, we made it.” Damon asks why they couldn’t have hid the cure in Hawaii. Turns out they’re off the coast of Nova Scotia. Shane offers Damon sunscreen who asks if it was a joke.
Elena, Stefan, Rebekah, Jeremy, Shane and Damon are all on this little field trip. Rebekah and Elena start a girl fight which ends abruptly when Rebekah goads her about Stefan inviting her along. Damon says Elena needs to work on her team building skills. Elena says hopefully they’ll only be together a few more days. Damon says he can’t imagine Rebekah without fangs. Elena asks Damon if he’ll take the cure and he demurs, saying he doesn’t want to get ahead of the process.
Bonnie is snapping pics of Jeremy’s fully formed hunter’s mark. She tells him some of the tattoos are the story of Qetsiyah and Silas. She made him an immortality formula and then when she found he was going to share it with another woman, she punished him. She trapped him in a cave and buried him alive to live his immortal life in torment.
Jeremy wants to know the purpose of the hunter and Shane interrupts. He says Qetsiyah also made a cure for immortality and buried it with Silas hoping he would take it rather than suffer and they would be together in death on the other side. But he refused. So her descendants created the hunters to find and kill him if Silas ever emerged.
Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler finds Klaus still locked in Elena’s house by Bonnie’s magic binding spell. Tyler tells them they’ll be back with the cure soon and he thinks that as soon as the cure is taken by an original, the blood bond will be broken and they can kill him. Klaus tells him he recommends Tyler drown him just like he did his mother. He tells Tyler his mother was a fighter right until the end.
Back in the great white North, Elena is creeped out and Rebekah tells her to take a hike. She says everyone there but Elena serves a purpose. Damon asks what his is and Rebekah tells him he has a nice behind. I concur!
Shane tells them that long after Qetsiyah died, some miners digging a well went mad and bled themselves to death. Explorers started coming to the well that was rumored to show you visions of your loved ones from the other side. Shane says he tried the well to see if he could have a vision of his wife and son who had died. He offered his blood and waited. He heard his wife’s voice calling his name so he lowered himself into the well in the mine. He heard whispering as he descended and then fell to the bottom. His wife was there talking to him and he could see her.
Damon doesn’t buy it and thinks he was drugged or something. Shane calls urgently for them to stop. He shows them a trap in the woods that would have put one of them in a rope trap. Jeremy asks Elena about the magic well and she says she understands why people would want to believe it.
Elena hears a bow draw and knocks Jeremy out of the way at the last second before an arrow flies by. The archer collapses, knife in his back. Jeremy says someone just saved his life by killing the man. Stefan asks where they are and Shane says it’s a killing ground of some sort. Damon says there’s a mystery man with a hatchet roaming the woods and he doesn’t want to stop and camp. Shane asks why he’s in a hurry since he has the most to lose once Elena is human.
Elena tells Damon he has nothing to worry about, that the cure isn’t going to change the fact that she loves him. She tells him the cure will only be a good thing. He mocks her sweetly and says it will all be unicorns and rainbows and she kisses him and promises her feelings for him won’t change.
Caroline comes to Elena’s and asks Tyler why he’s still there. He says he’s gloating and plans to be present while Klaus is tortured up until the moment he gets to kill him. Caroline says they have to multitask then and job one is to get rid of the burned corpse. Klaus stares at the remains of his brother and says he’s lost his brother and Tyler lost his mother so they’re even. He tells her to call Bonnie to end the spell and Caroline tells him know. She runs down a list of his misdeeds but then Klaus stabs her with a curtain rod (maybe), yanks her into his magic prison and feeds from her. Tyler is horrified.
Around the fire, Rebekah laments the lack of smore ingredients. They hear a noise and Rebekah latches on to Stefan’s arm. He tells her she’s crushing it and she relents. She tells him she’s a scaredy cat and he reminds her she’s an immortal original. She asks what he will do when they have the cure and Elena comes running back to him. She asks if he’ll take the cure and go with Elena and have kids and grow old.
Rebekah tells him being a vampire is miserable and she would give anything to be human and normal. He tells her if he takes the cure, it wouldn’t be for Elena but himself. Bonnie has been studying photos of the hunter’s tattoo and tells Shane she doesn’t see a spell. He tells her using expression doesn’t require a written-out spell. He tells her she needs his help to work it out.
Shane tells Damon and Bonnie his wife was a very powerful witch who went mad after their son died. She tried to use expression to resurrect him and lost control and died. Bonnie is outraged that he taught her the magic that destroyed his wife. Damon says he’s built a bomb only he can dismantle (i.e. all powerful Bonnie).
Shane wants Silas to bring back the dead – specifically his wife and son. He says if he shows them the cure, they’re going to kill him before he can get his wife and son back so he’s not going to trust them. He says they need him alive to keep Bonnie alive.
Jeremy wakes to see the pursuer from the woods looming over him!
Bonnie comes back to life crying and screaming. The only thing that can heal Bonnie is Klaus’ blood. Klaus tells Tyler to beg him to save her. Tyler says please and Klaus makes him say it again. Tyler offers to be his slave again if he’ll help Caroline. Klaus says no. Caroline tells Klaus to get her out of there.
Next morning, everyone is looking for Jeremy. Bonnie’s trying a locator spell with Shane’s help and Damon overseeing while the others continue the search. Damon catches Shane using his cell phone and suspects he was lying about there being no cell signal. Damon throws him in a chair and threatens him. He tells Damon that when he was in the cave bleeding, his wife told him about Silas. She tells him if he sets Silas free from the caves below that he can help them. She explained everything to Shane about the hunter’s mark and the descendent of Qetsiyah needed to perform the spell. That’s the first time that’s been mentioned. Bonnie’s an offspring of the original witch!
Bonnie’s in front of the fire when it branches off making a flaming trail for her to follow. She goes into the woods after the flames.
Elena is yelling for Jeremy while Rebekah tells her not to be so loud. Elena is criticizing Rebekah when she trips a trap not paying attention and Rebekah saves her from getting a gutful of wooden stakes! Stefan tells her nice catch and Elena thanks her. Rebekah says if Elena’s going to die, she wants it to be epic. Stefan looks thoughtful.
Damon and Shane are replaying the ingredients needed. Damon wants to know why the three massacres of 12 were needed. Flashback to his wife telling him that they would all be brought back when Silas rises so they won’t be dead for good. Shane tells wife Kaitlyn he can’t do that to innocent people. She touches him and he can actually feel her. He starts crying. She tells him if he convinces them about getting to see their dead loves ones, they’ll do it for him.
Damon counts up – the fire at the Young farm, the hybrid slaughter – he wants to know the third. Damon realizes he’s not finished and he asks him if he brought them all out there to kill them. Damon wants to know where the well is and Shane refuses to tell him.
Caroline is lying in bed crying and tells Tyler the pain is getting worse. Tyler asks Caroline if she trusts him and she agrees. Tyler brings a near-death Caroline to Klaus and leaves her there with him. Tyler says if he wants her to die he needs to watch it happen. Klaus tells her he can’t help her because then Tyler wins. He tells her it won’t be long now.
Damon is ready to torture Shane and he lashes out at him. Shane begins to torture Damon with his words and tells him he can’t kill him. Damon tells him there’s a flaw in his plan – that he doesn’t give a crap about Bonnie. Elena stops Damon from killing Shane who tells her that her boyfriend is a maniac. She orders Shane to stop messing with her friends.
Elena tells Damon that Shane is the only thing keeping Bonnie safe. Damon tells her he doesn’t care about Bonnie or any lame ass cure. He tells her he doesn’t want her to be cured. She insists the cure won’t change her feelings. He tells her if she takes the cure and grows old and he’s still a vampire, things won’t work out for them.
She tells them that he tries to ruin things he doesn’t think he deserves. She asks him to take the cure with her. She tells him she’s certain that she’s going to love him even after this. She asks him to be human with her and grow old together. Damon tells her that’s not him – that’s Stefan. He tells her he used to miss being human, but now he can’t think of anything more miserable. She’s crushed.
Stefan and Rebekah are still traipsing through the woods when Stefan saves her from an arrow shooting by. Rebekah and Stefan have a showdown over how she killed Elena. She reminds him it was the only way to save her family and that Elena has killed (for good) two of her brothers.
Elena comes into the shed where Shane was and then runs back out. Bonnie’s gone and so is Shane’s stuff. Rebekah realizes the tombstone is gone too – and importantly, so is Jeremy. They’ve been scammed!
Caroline is gasping her last on the sofa while Klaus watches. She asks how he could do this to her, to his mom, to Tyler. He says he’s 1,000 years old and bored and then says he’s pure evil. She tells them it’s because he’s hurt and that means that part of him is still human. Klaus asks how she could think that and she tells him she’s seen it. She says she’s wished she could forget the bad things he’s done and he says she can’t. Caroline tells him she knows he’s in love with her and anyone capable of love is capable of being saved. Klaus is tearing up and struggling. He tells her she’s hallucinating. She tells him she’ll never know and beings to twitch in death throes.
Klaus calls her name and then goes to her. He opens a vein and lets her drink. She revives and takes his arm, holding it while she drinks.
Back at the camp, Rebekah is tearing up Elena’s tent looking for the headstone. She says they always betray her. Stefan tells her there’s no way he would let Shane take off with the ingredients for the cure. He says for 146 years he’s been in pain and wanting to be rid of the curse. Rebekah says she still doesn’t trust Elena and Elena gives her the white oak stake as a gesture of good faith. Elena says the three of them are all they’ve got and they need to stick together or it’s done for all of them. Elena hands over the stake.
Shane is in the woods and meets up with a witch Massak who is leading Jeremy in chains. Bonnie shows up just then – her locator spell led her to them.
Damon gets shot by an arrow and attacks the guy who shot him. He sees the tattoos and realizes the guy is one of “the five.” The guy flips Damon and breaks his neck!
Whoa! Major, major cliffhanger!!