The Vampire Diaries RECAP 01/31/13: Season 4 Episode 12 “A View to a Kill”

The Vampire Diaries RECAP 01/31/13: Season 4 Episode 12 “A View to a Kill”

Tonight on the CW the THE VAMPIRE DIARIES returns with a whole new episode. Tonight’s episode is called “A View to a Kill” and on tonight’s show When Rebekah (Claire Holt) turns down Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) plea to stop Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) and protect Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Klaus turns to Stefan (Paul Wesley) for help. Did you see last week’s episode? We did and we recapped it here for you.

To catch you up with last week’s Jeremy was furious when Klaus tried to control him by putting Matt’s life in danger. Damon coached Jeremy as he prepared to take on Klaus’ new vampires, but they found that Kol had beaten them to it. Kol made it clear that he will stop at nothing to convince everyone to give up the search for the cure. Looking for a new ally, Rebekah reminded Stefan that they were once close friends.

When Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Hopkins questioned Shane about his involvement in the Founders’ Council deaths, Bonnie stepped in with questions of her own, and Shane’s responses pushed Bonnie to the edge of her powers.Elena negotiatedwith Klaus to keep Jeremy safe, but when danger suddenly appeared from a totally unexpected enemy, Elena came up with her own daring plan for Jeremy.

On tonight’s show DANGEROUS LIAISONS — When Rebekah turns down Klaus’ plea to stop Kol and protect Jeremy, Klaus turns to Stefan for help. After an angry confrontation with her father, Mayor Hopkins (guest star Rick Worthy), over his unconventional approach to ending the violence in Mystic Falls, Bonnie has a frightening run-in with Kol, followed by an unexpected visitor.

Klaus complicates the already tense feelings between Stefan and Damon by revealing a bit of Stefan’s personal life, then surprises Damon by asking for personal advice. Elena tells Stefan about her dangerous plan for Jeremy, leaving Stefan in a difficult spot. When the high school’s 1980s Decade Dance is cancelled by Mayor Hopkins, Stefan finds a charming way to make it up to a disappointed Rebekah. Brad Turner directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine.

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 episode 12 “A View to a Kill” 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!


Stefan wakes up next to a sleeping Rebekah after a night of naughtiness. Hot! He moves her hand off his hip and slips out of bed for his amazingly fast vamp walk of shame. He opens the door to find Klaus there. Awkward! Rebekah’s not happy to see her big brother but he tells her he’s there to talk about Kol.

Klaus tells her Kol ran off with the set of daggers he uses to put his siblings down when he’s not happy with them. He wants Rebekah to hand over her dagger and white oak ash and she tells him to hit the streets. Klaus tells Stefan to get it out of her and he declines – he says he’s got to go keep an eye on Damon so he doesn’t kill Jeremy. Klaus reminds him that if they dagger Kol it will be a non-issue.

Bonnie and Elena are chatting about their mutual miseries. Bonnie’s blowing up balloons for a dance and Elena is dealing with Jeremy and Matt playing violent video games to train for vampire killing. Elena tells Bonnie she wants to kill Kol (permanent like) to end him and his bloodsucking offspring so she can permanently end his threats. Bonnie agrees to help.

Elena’s doing dishes while they talk and her hands are suddenly burning. Bonnie calls up her Dad the mayor who reveals he vervained Mystic Falls’ water supply. He tells Bonnie cryptically that he has his “sources” for vervain. Hmm. Thought Klaus cleaned out the town supply. He won’t be happy about this. Dear old Dad also tells Bonnie all town events are canceled and there’s a curfew. He’s taking a martial law approach to protecting the town and family.

Kol shows up and threatens Bonnie over the cure and she goes all witchy and drops him to his knees. She also blows out a hall full of lockers and ruins the balloons she just inflated.

Damon asks Stefan if he’s come to break his neck again. He promises he’s not even feeling murderous. Stefan has drained him dry but is nice enough to offer him a little vial of blood and a bottle of booze. He steps back so Damon can see his new prison guard is there – Klaus. Stefan tells him if Damon annoys him he should bleed him dry again. Damon explains he’s pissed because he slept with Elena and Klaus tells him Stefan rolled out of his sister’s bed that morning. Damon congratulates him on taking a page out of his revenge sex book and Stefan heads out to try and dagger Kol.

Elena calls Stefan who begrudgingly takes the call – he thinks she’s calling about Damon – but she’s calling to tell him that Kol tried to kill Bonnie and to get him signed on to their “let’s kill Kol” plot. She tells him that Bonnie has enough witchy mojo to restrain Kol while Jeremy takes him out. Stefan tells her if they kill him for good, Klaus and Rebekah will come for revenge.

Elena tells him he should dagger Rebekah and put her in a box to short circuit that and he refuses. She doesn’t get it and tells him Matt can dagger her. She says they can distract Klaus out of the way as well. Stefan agrees (but I know he’s not really in) and asks how to reel Kol in. Elena calls Kol and tells him she wants a truce and wants to talk to him about Silas. He agrees to talk and says he’ll come to her – two seconds later her doorbell rings and he demands to be let in to talk terms.

Kol keeps demanding to come in and she says it’s not smart to let him in. He tells her that he’s not allowed to kill Jeremy himself, so he’s semi-safe from him. Elena opens up and Jeremy invites him in but then leaves, as agreed, unharmed. Kol tells her she should be hospitable and offer a drink so they can have a chat.

Rebekah considers her wardrobe for the 80s dance and Stefan tells her it was canceled. She wants to know why he’s there and she accuses him of coming back for the dagger and also tells him she knows he was trying to sneak out. She asks if he regrets shagging her and he says no. She asks if he wants to do it again and he says maybe. She asks if it’s just about the dagger and he says no. He wants to know why she cares about a stupid high school dance and she says she’s just bored. Stefan says they should still go to the dance – he likes breaking rules.

Klaus and Damon chat about the mishandling of Jeremy and the hunter’s mark. Klaus wants to know how Damon got Elena to love him despite all the monstrous things he’s done. He seems genuinely interested. He asks what he says to her. Damon tells him he thinks this is about him trying to win back Caroline and Klaus doesn’t say no. Damon explains that if you’re bad with a purpose you can be forgiven.

Kol is fascinated with Jeremy’s murderous video game and plays it while Elena looks for booze. He tells her they all used to live in New Orleans before Klaus daggered them all. She asks why and he doesn’t explain. Elena tells Kol she’s willing to give up on the search for the cure if he promises to leave Jeremy alone. They share drinks some information. She admits that she’s only killed one person and he tells her to cut the small talk and talk about Silas. Meanwhile she’s getting texts from Matt who’s tearing up Rebekah’s place looking for the dagger and Jeremy who’s looking for Bonnie.

Kol tells Elena that the cure will raise Silas who will bring hell on earth. She says it’s pretty biblical and he says people have forgotten faith and that it’s real. At Bonnie’s, her dad Rudy has confiscated her phone and keys and says she can’t leave. Jeremy comes to the door and wants Bonnie. Her Dad tried to stop her and she pulls some magic on him. But as Bonnie tries to leave her Mom Abby shows up all vampy and tells her to get back in the house. Seems Dad put a call into Mom and they’re ready for a real family meeting about Bonnie’s witchy antics. OMG!

Abby wants to know who Professor Shane is and what he’s been teaching her and what lies he’s been telling her. Jeremy moves to stake her mom and Bonnie has to talk him down. She tells him to go and says she’s right behind him. Abby says she can’t keep helping Elena.

Kol doesn’t believe Elena – he questions why she would give up on the cure so easily. She tells him Jeremy is everything to her and that Silas sounds like a bad dude. He says he’ll consider the truce and she asks if Silas is that bad. He tells her some things should stay buried. (Like original vampires, maybe?)

At the gym, Stefan plugs in his iPod and puts on some tunes for them. He turns on the party lights for them and he’s even dressed in a varsity jacket. He gives her a run down on some great 80s flicks and tries to explain the decade to her since she was in a box for all of it. Stefan tells her she would have loved the 80s. He asks her to dance and she lets him give her a twirl. Poor Rebekah is such an easy mark.

Jeremy comes home to find Elena there alone. She tells him she stalled as long as she could but he left. The doorbell rings and Kol is back. He tells her he considered her request for a truce and the request is denied. He kicks in the door and comes in.

Bonnie tells Abby she has no right to criticize her – that expression is not dark magic. She tells her mom there is a cure and her magic can save her and Elena. Abby says she’s not the one that needs to be saved – it’s Bonnie. She grabs Bonnie and knocks her out and dad rushes to help disable her.

Meanwhile back at Villa Salvatore, Klaus is annoyed that Stefan has gone rogue and isn’t answering texts. He says he doesn’t understand how long it takes to steal a dagger. Damon tells him as many times as Rebekah has been on the receiving end of it, she’s probably pretty clever about hiding it. Klaus tosses Damon a blood vial and asks him if Elena is disappointed that he can’t overcome the compulsion to kill her brother – the person she loves most. Klaus tells him when he compelled Stefan to drink Elena’s blood that he was able to break the compulsion. Klaus keeps prodding and tells him once Elena is cured she won’t want him and that has to kill Damon because he’s in love with her. He tells him he sees Stefan and Elena together at the close and he knows Damon does too.

Klaus gets a call from Kol who tells him that Jeremy and Elena are trying to kill him. He tells him he’s going to rip off Jeremy’s arm, kill Elena and then come after him. Klaus takes Damon by the throat and wants to know what’s what but he doesn’t know. Klaus compels him and he still doesn’t know. He tells him to stay there until he returns and leaves. Damon agrees but then once Klaus is gone, Damon says “or not” and they show the bottle of fluid Stefan gave him. Was it vervain? Can a vamp drink vervain if they’re drained to resist being compelled? I’m in the dark now…

At the school, Rebekah is happily jamming to Bon Jovi and kicking balloons around when Stefan comes back with booze he pilfered from a teacher’s desk. She asks why he’s in such a good mood and he tells her it reminds him of his bestie Lexie who he spent the 80s with. He says she reminds him of Lexie. She wants to know if they shagged and he said no, they were just besties. He said he didn’t feel that good until he met Elena and now that’s over.

A balloon pops and Stefan jumps a little. She tells him not to worry about Kol and reveals she has the dagger strapped to her leg. Stefan sends a text saying she has the dagger on her.

Meanwhile, Elena is fighting to keep Kol out of her room but he’s breaking his way in. He kicks in the door and she and Jeremy both fire at him – gun and crossbow. They fight with him and he puts a huge stake through Elena’s stomach and then goes after Jeremy. He’s going to cut off his arm to spite Stefan! He drags him down the stairs as Elena struggles with the giant chunk of wood pinning her to the wall…

Stefan is showing Rebekah the Breakfast Club hall slide and finally gets her to try it. He tells her the shoes are the problem and he tells her to take them off. She pulls off the dagger and hands it to him – she tells him she knows it’s what he wants. She tells him she cares, wants love and kids and all that and wants to be human – she wants the cure. She tells him they should help Klaus put down Kol so they can find the cure.

At Bonnie’s, Abby is mixing up a potion to drug Bonnie to keep her down long enough for her to bring some witches there to cleanse her mind from the poison Shane has put in her mind. But Bonnie is up and takes down her Mom and tells her she doesn’t belong to the spirits – she belongs to herself. She walks out.

Kol has Jeremy strapped to the counter and pulls out a huge knife. He tells him he’s not going to kill him – just chop off his arm. He promises to give him some blood directly after so he won’t die. He asks which arm it is and then says he’d better chop them both off just to be safe. He goes to chop and Elena attacks. Jeremy unties himself and grabs the sink sprayer and douses Kol who screams. Elena yells “now” and Jeremy stabs him in the heart and Kol goes up in flames – then he’s dead. Elena looks out their front door and sees a very angry Klaus glaring in from the porch over the kicked down front door. Uh-oh. No one’s allowed to do his brothers and sister dirty but him!!

Klaus demands to know what they did. Elena says they had no choice – he was going to cut off his arms. Klaus screams that it never would have happened if she didn’t let him in – she counters that Klaus was going to put him down. Klaus said Kol was going to pay on Klaus’ terms. He tells her he’s going to burn their house down and when they come out, he’s going to kill them both.

Jeremy says if he kills him, he’ll never get the cure and there will be no hybrids. Klaus reveals his end game and says he was going to destroy the cure as soon as they found it anyway. Just as he’s about to attack, he crumples – Bonnie is right behind him working her voodoo vibe. She tells them to invite him in and they do. She orders them to the living room. Klaus comes after them, but it’s like there’s a wall imprisoning him. He tells her she can’t do this to him and she tells him he has no idea what she can do now. He’s trapped – they leave.

Stefan tells Rebekah that Kol is dead and she’s horrified. He says they had no choice. He tells her that he’s not going to let the people he cares about be hurt by Kol. He tells her he wants to find the cure so she can have what she wants too. Stefan tells her everyone deserves a second chance and she asks why she should trust him. He tells her he can promise, but she really needs to just take a leap.

Jeremy stares at his arm and says it’s not working – I guess they were hoping killing off his whole line would finish the mark. Bonnie says to be patient. Damon comes out and embraces Elena. Stefan comes in with the Silas headstone – they have everything but the rest of the mark. They have three days to do the spell. Bonnie says Klaus won’t be trapped definitely.

Stefan tells them he didn’t dagger Rebekah and Elena demands to know why not. He says he didn’t need to – he says they’re on the same side. Stefan says that’s why she handed over the headstone. Damon asks if she promised her undying loyalty while they were naked in bed together and Elena is floored! Stefan says Damon was dying to say it. Damon says he didn’t know it was a secret he was supposed to keep it secret and they spar verbally. Elena gets upset and Stefan tells Damon to use his sire bond to calm her down – he says that’s been working so well for him lately. Damon punches him and Stefan is ready to strike back.

Jeremy screams and strips off his shirt and says “it’s happening.” As the mark takes him over, it becomes visible to everyone. Damon says “here we go.”

Wow! Great episode! Killer 80s soundtrack. Excellent!





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