The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 17 ‘Break on Through’ Recap 3/22/12

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 17 'Break on Through' Recap 3/22/12

A whole new episode of The Vampire Diaires returns tonight and it is called ‘Break On Through.’  Stand by as we live blog the show with all the up-to-the-minute details.  On last week’s show the episode was all about giving us some background information on 2 new characters Samantha Gilbert and Sage.  The present day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon of a similar crime spree a century earlier.  So last week’s episode jumped between present day and flashbacks to 1912 where we meet Samantha and Sage.  If you missed the episode you can read our full recap here.

On tonight’s show a century after their first encounter, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Sage (guest star Cassidy Freeman) meet again at the ceremony to kick-off the restoration of Wickery Bridge. Damon is surprised to learn the reason Sage has returned, and pleased when she devises an unusual method to help him figure out what Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) is up to. Abby (guest star Persia White) is having a hard time adjusting to her new reality, despite Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Caroline’s (Candice Accola) efforts to help. When Damon informs Elena (Nina Dobrev) of Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) latest struggles, she reaches out to Stefan to help her save a friend in danger, in hopes that it will help bring Stefan even closer to his humanity. Finally, when Damon discovers a new secret weapon, he lets Stefan in on the news. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine.

We found out this week the finale of The Vampire Diaries is scheduled for May 10th, 2012. Ian Somerhalder let the cat out of the bag this week and tweeted a picture of the finale script.  You can check out the picture and the name of the finale HERE!

We will be live blogging the show tonight at 8PM EST with all the exciting happens. So don’t miss the recap, come and spend the evening with us! Make sure to refresh often to get the most current updates!  While you wait for the recap, you can read some spoilers and see a sneak peek video here!

TONIGHT’S RECAP: Alaric is with Dr. Fell who is watching Alaric get an MRI. Elena wants to know what she thinks it is? Elena wants to know when she knew Alaric was committing the murders. Dr. Fell read about Samantha Gilbert and her ring and about what she did… so when Alaric comes clean about his ring she figured it out.

While Alaric is getting the MRI he is becoming distressed.

Dr. Fell tells Alaric that everything is fine with him – he tells Elena that he did not kill anyone nor is he insane like Elena’s ancestors. Elena is going to call Bonnie since the witches made the ring and find out about it. Alaric gives Elena his ring. Damon comes to get Alaric – Alaric goes to checkout. Damon tells Elena not to worry about Alaric. Elena asks Damon how he could have made Stefan drink blood. Damon says Stefan has to learn self-control and not abstinence – the plan will never work unless he learns control.

Caroline comes to see Bonnie and tells her that she lucked out as the hospital has had a blood drive and she got blood. Bonnie made her mom a day ring but mom is still having problems adjusting. Abby is upset she that cannot feel anything anymore. Bonnie lets her know that witches have a connection with the earth and when Abby became a vampire she lost the feeling. Bonnie does not know how to help her.

Damon is sure Rebekah is up to something. The Mayor comes over and asks Alaric if he has the sign for the restored Wickery Bridge project. Damon sees someone – he says ‘a blast from the past’ and it is Sage. Rebekah comes over and says look who the cat dragged in. Sage wants to know where Rebekah’s brother Finn is. Rebekah tells her Finn forgot all about her and she wasted her time by coming. Sage hates Rebekah.

Elena goes to see Stefan – Damon told Alaric there was no one home and that is why she came over. Elena wants to know how Stefan is doing – she offers to help. She came over for a journal about her family – Stefan tells her he can tell her the story himself. Samantha Gilbert went crazy and tried to give herself a lobotomy with a knitting needle and bled to death – he tells her if that is what is happening to Alaric that it is all over.

Damon tells Sage he cannot figure out what Rebekah wants with him. Sage tells Damon to read her mind – she tells him how to do it.

Damon follows Rebekah and she asks if he is talking to her – he was very rude to her last time.  Damon asks her to come and have a drink with Sage and him.  He tells her you know what they say ‘2’s company 3’s a party.’

Caroline comes over to see Jamie.  She tells him Abby needs to feel connected to the people she loves, she is trying to make things work.  Caroline tells him to get over himself.

Elena calls Caroline and lets her know Bonnie is not answering the phone – she wants Bonnie’s help with Rick. Dr. Fell tells Alaric that he does not strike her as an angry guy.  He says some guys go to the dark side he became a vampire hunter.  She asks Alaric why he has never staked Damon.  He lets her know he tried but Damon killed him.

Damon comes home and Stefan is chugging it down.  Damon tells Stefan he has to learn control.  Human or Hospital blood bags makes no difference.  Stefan lets Damon know in future he does not want Damon talking to Elena about him.

Bonnie is talking to Jamie and he tells her Caroline spoke to him and he realizes he has to be there for Abby.  Abby comes in and he hugs her.  As she is hugging him the vamp comes to the fore and she starts to bite him.  He pushes her off she is devastated.  He isn’t too thrilled either!

Damon and Sage are at the house and Damon asks where Rebekah is.  Sage believes Rebekah will show up because she is desperate.  The doorbell rings and it is Rebekah.  Sage and Damon start dancing while Rebekah watches.  There is a human piano player and Rebekah bites him.  Damon asks her ‘how about a duet’ and he starts biting the hapless musician too.

Rebekah looks at Damon and he starts kissing her.  Rebekah asks what about Sage and Damon says: “I don’t want her, I want you.”

Sage lies on the coach and watches with a smile on her face like the cat that swallowed the canary…

Abby is really upset but Bonnie gives her a blood pack and tells her she has to drink.  Bonnie tells Abby that Caroline explained that this happens in the beginning.  Caroline tells Abby she needs a favor.

Alaric gives Elena his last will and testament.

Caroline tells Elena that Bonnie can probably reverse the problem Alaric is having with a spell.  Bonnie takes the phone and tells her she needs a personal item of Alaric’s that he wore before he got the ring and put it on.

Elena ask Alaric for something personal that he wore before he got the ring so Bonnie can help him with a spell.  Alaric thinks and realizes the item would be his wedding ring.

Damon is in bed with Rebekah sleeping and Sage comes in and put her hand on her head.  Sage smiles and then signals to Damon to leave the room.  Sage and Damon are in the shower and Sage is happy because she has read Rebekah’s mind.

Sage kisses Damon and he sees a memory of Rebekah searching for a white oak tree.  Damon tells Sage to go and keep Rebekah distracted while he looks for info on the tree.

Damon goes through old records and finds something and says ‘you gotta be kidding.’

Stefan comes to see Elena and tells her he cannot be what she wants him to be – he does not want to hurt her – how many times have we heard this?  He has done a little digging and he found a couple of newspaper records that Samantha killed 2 people under guard in the insane asylum – a guard and a nurse.  Elena realizes that Alaric could still kill someone – he can still go crazy – even if he is not wearing the ring.

Meanwhile Alaric is with Dr. Fell and he picks up a syringe… Yikes!

Rebekah left and Damon found in the journal that the White Oak tree was taken down and he found that the wood was used to build the Wickery Bridge!  Damon burns the journal.  Sage is upset because the wood from the bridge is a weapon that can kill an original and she is in love with Finn, an original.  Damon makes a deal with Sage he will kill Rebekah and let Finn live.

Stefan asks Elena what she plans to do if Bonnie’s spell does not help Alaric.  Stefan helps Elena search for things and Stefan finds a drawer with pictures of Alaric’s victims.  They find Alaric’s hit list and the note he left for Jeremy to continue his work.  Elena finds Alaric’s wedding ring.

Dr. Fell is making Alaric coffee – he wants to ask her a question.  Alaric asks her if she ever feels remorse.  He picks up a knife – he tells her she is a council member and the council was formed to save people from vampires and yet she looks the other way.

He goes after her with the knife and stabs her.  She manages to run up the stairs  bleeding and locks herself in a room.

Damon is heading to the Wickery Bridge and Rebekah has set it on fire.  He sees Sage and he is pissed at her – he feels she set him up.  Sage knows that the originals are linked together and she does not want Finn to die which would happen if Damon killed Rebekah.  Damon goes after Sage but she lets him know he cannot kill her.  Damon informs her that Finn does not want to live – he has a suicidal streak – he was the one who wanted to have all the originals linked together and volunteered to die.

Elena comes into the house and there is a mess.  Alaric walks downstairs and his hand is damaged and he tells Elena he broke a coffee cup.  He asks Elena if Stefan is with her and she says no – Elena looks at the table and sees the bloody knife.  He grabs Alaric and Elena asks him not to hurt Alaric.   He knocks Alaric out.

Stefan asks Elena to come upstairs with him he tells her he is going to need help.  Dr. Fell is covered in blood.  Stefan starts to turn into a crazed vampire at the sight of the blood.   But he controls himself, bites himself and gives the healing blood to Dr. Fell as soon as she starts to come to – Stefan runs out of the room.

Alaric is in bed and Damon is there and wants to know what Damon is doing there.  Damon tells him he is there to make sure Bonnie did not turn him into a frog.  He lets Alaric know that Bonnie put a spell on him to keep the killer inside at bay.  Damon lets him know Dr. Fell will be fine.

Bonnie tells Elena that Alaric must take the binding items for the spell twice a day.  Abby is having trouble with the transition process.  Elena apologizes she did not want it to happen.  Bonnie hugs her – Elena wants forgiveness and Bonnie obliges and forgives her.

Jamie and Caroline are digging in the garden – Jamie thanks Caroline for helping.   Caroline comes in and Abby is writing a note – Caroline realizes that Abby is thinking of leaving.  Abby tells Caroline she cannot do it.  Caroline tells her she can teach her to be a vampire but she cannot teach her to be a parent.  She implores Abby not to leave to stay for Bonnie.  Abby apologizes but gets up and leaves.

Elena calls Jeremy and he asks if she is checking up on him.  Elena asks if he has spoken to Alaric lately.   He tells her no and she tells him she just wanted to hear his voice.  He tells her he is going out with his friends and will call her later.  A melancholy and nostalgic scene.

Stefan is drinking and Damon comes in – Stefan is having a toast to control.  Damon says you’re happy I am happy.   Stefan says Sage double crossed you – Alaric is a psychopathic killer, the bridge burned down yet all is good?  Damon says he is a philanthropist who restores bridges… he has a package and he uncovers it and in it is the Wickery Bridge sign!  Damon tells Stefan the sign is made of the same white ash oak that can kill Originals.  Damon adds that he totally tricked Sage.  He tells Stefan the game is back on brother – let’s go kill some Originals.