Tonight on the CW The Vampire Diaries starring Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley continues with an all new Thursday December 11, season 6 episode 10 called “Christmas Through Your Eyes,” and we have your weekly recap below. Tonight, Bonnie [Kat Graham] tries to replicate her favorite traditions, while reminiscing about happier times with her friends; Sheriff Forbes[Marguerite MacIntyre] brings holiday cheer to Caroline [Candice Accola] at Whitmore College; Alaric turns to Damon and Elena [Nina Dobrev] for help when Jo goes missing; Tyler approaches Liv and Luke with a risky plan; Jeremy helps Matt carry out a plan to take down Enzo; Stefan is forced to break some devastating news to Caroline.
On the last episode, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) found himself in hot water after he carried out a plan that required Alaric’s (Matt Davis) unwilling participation. When Elena (Nina Dobrev) shared some hopeful news with Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) about Bonnie (Kat Graham), she was caught off guard by his reaction. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) helps Damon and Elena with their plan to get Bonnie back, but when things take an unexpected turn, she’s left with a difficult choice to make. Elsewhere, Matt (Zach Roerig) took matters into his own hands when Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) actions crossed the line, and Kai’s (guest star Chris Wood) existence continued to be a dangerous threat. Paul Wesley and Michael Trevino also star. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Brian Young & Holly Brix. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we recapped it all right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the CW synopsis, “With the holidays approaching, Bonnie (Kat Graham) attempts to replicate her favorite traditions, while reminiscing about happier times with her friends. Not able to return home to Mystic Falls for her favorite time of the year, Caroline (Candice Accola) is surprised when Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) brings the holidays to her at Whitmore College. Meanwhile, after discovering that Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) has gone missing, Alaric (Matt Davis) turns to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) for help, while Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) find themselves at odds when Tyler (Michael Trevino) approaches them with a risky plan. Elsewhere, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) helps Matt (Zach Roerig) carry out a plan to take down Enzo (Michael Malarkey) but grows concerned when Matt takes things too far. Lastly, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is forced to break some devastating news to Caroline. Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Caroline Dries.”
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Jo calls Ric and says she’s stuck at the hospital and there’s a big wreck. She says she’s going to miss dinner and then calls him her BF. That leaves him with awkward silence. They bring in a female that was in a car wreck. She starts to go into shock. She looks over at Kai who is there and says he stabbed her. He jams a needle into his twin sister’s neck and she goes down.
Back in high school, Bonnie smacks Elena with a snowball. In 1994, Bonnie is alone and drags a tree into the school parking lot. She tells the eclipse that it’s not May 10th, it’s the tree decorating ceremony day. Now, Caroline tells her mom she thought they were skipping Christmas since she can’t come home. She finds her mom in her dorm room with boxes of decorations.
Liz says she’s skipping the Mystic Falls ceremony to be with her. Stefan is there too and says Liz needed more Christmas lights. Liz says she has a big dorm room and needs extra lights. She’s not happy to see him. Damon wakes in the bar and asks Elena if she’s watching him sleep. She says she was watching him drool.
He conked out while they were going through Ric’s books for info on the Ascendant. She’s distracted by his presence and he tells her she’s staring. She thanks him for everything he’s doing for Bonnie and he says she’d do it for us. Ric calls in a panic looking for Jo. Elena comes and tells Ric that Jo is missing and he says it has to be Kai.
Damon asks Ric why he didn’t keep an eye on her and he and Damon argue. Damon says they just need to find and kill Kai. Tyler tells Luke and Liv they need to keep Kai alive. He says if they help Kai merge with Jo, they won’t have to merge at all. Luke says he’ll go on a killing spree.
Damon calls Matt to ask if he’s seen Kai and he says he hasn’t. He asks him and Jeremy to keep an eye out for him. Jer asks what the call was about and Matt says he wants them to hunt a lunatic in Mystic Falls. Jeremy says they’re busy hunting a psycho outside of Mystic Falls – Enzo. Tyler says Jo hid her magic in something and without it, they can’t merge.
Kai can’t do the locator spell to find it and Damon says he hid it and it’s safe from him. Tyler tells the twins they need to do the locator spell. Liv tells Luke they don’t have to do this and have a chance to live out their lives as normal humans and be happy. Ric tells Damon that Kai will come for the knife to restore Jo’s power. Damon shows them where he hid the knife, but it’s gone.
We see Kai with knife in hand, an unconscious Jo and Liv and Luke there. Kai says it’s nice to be with family for the holidays. We see Bonnie decorating her tree thinking back to high school. Liz tries to tell Caroline that her dad is with a friend of his and Caroline asks if something is up with them. Liz reassures her and says to get busy decorating the tree.
Bonnie and Elena string popcorn and talk about Bonnie going on a work trip with her dad. Elena says she’s going to see if she can stay with her instead of going. Elena says that will torture Jeremy and Bonnie says she loves torturing him. Now, Caroline puts lights on her tree but can’t reach the high parts and Stefan does it for her.
She asks Stefan why he’s there and says hanging lights won’t make her forget what a crappy friend he’s been. Liz comes in with hot cocoa and Stefan says he’s leaving. Liz has a dizzy spell and Stefan races back in and catches her before she collapses. Liv and Luke are at the anti-magic border with Kai. Jo wakes up yelling and they head back into the crypt.
Kai says she can’t say hi and then sees Liv and Luke and asks what they’re doing. Liv says they’re doing what she should have done 18 years ago. Kai stabs Jo in the arm with her knife and says he’s trying to reunite her with her magic. Luke tries to get him to stop and Kai puts the knife at his neck. Luke shoves him back and says he’s not watching this.
Kai laughs and calls him dramatic then goes back to Jo. She tells him to stop and says she put her magic in there by choice and that’s the only way she can take it back. She says she’ll bleed out in 30 minutes and then he’s done. He thinks about it and says he’s going to go find a bandage. He hands Liv the knife and says to figure out how to get the magic from the knife back into their sister or he’ll slit her throat.
Liz is in the hospital. Elena shows up and Caroline says her mom just collapsed. She says she may have skipped a meal and then Elena asks when the last time was she fed. Caroline says she sounds like Stefan. She tells Elena to distract her and asks about the search for the Ascendant. Caroline asks if she thinks Bonnie knows it’s Christmas and Elena says it may be better if she doesn’t know.
Caroline says Damon has always been there for Elena in bad times and good and she may not have given him enough credit. Damon calls Tyler from the dorms and asks if he’s working with the idiot twins to help Kai merge. Tyler says he’s just trying to save his GF and ends the call. Damon runs into Luke and asks where Jo is.
He says he’s not telling him and says if he does, that guarantees Kai will have to merge with Jo. Damon says he gets why he doesn’t want to merge with Luke and asks how he thinks it will go once Kai gets all that power. Damon goes to walk away but that convinced Luke to talk. Enzo meets Matt and says he thought he was done with him when he killed con artist Monique.
Matt says she knew something Stefan didn’t want him to know and Enzo asks why he’s helping. Matt says he wants his obsession to take him away from them. He gives him all the info he says Monique told him. The journal was empty and then Jeremy shoots at him with a crossbow but he catches the arrow. He tells him he planned on that but that gives Matt a chance at his back.
Between them, they take Enzo down. Stefan comes to the hospital and Elena sees he has a cup and says Caroline can use it. They look in at Caroline and her mom and Stefan says he heard the doctor mention a type of cancer. Elena says no and Stefan says she had some tests run a couple of weeks ago and they found something suspicious. He thanks her mom hasn’t told Caroline.
Elena compels the doctor to tell her what’s up and she says Liz has a tumor on her spine that’s metastasized and is inoperable. She says Liz has known for a few weeks. Jeremy and Matt drag Enzo over to a pole and are ready to make him suffer. Jeremy tells Matt that he sounds like Tripp. Matt says they’ve been looking the other way because they have vampire friends.
Matt tells him to help him get Enzo to the van but Jeremy says the us versus them attitude is going to get him killed. Liv tells Jo she can’t run away from this anymore. She tells her to take her magic back and do what she’s supposed to for the coven. Liv says if she has to merge with Luke and he dies, she may as well die too. Jo says Kai will be more dangerous to them once he gets powers.
Liv asks Jo why she thinks she will definitely lose to Kai. She says she’s come so far with magic and says she thinks she’s strong enough to beat him. Kai shows up and grabs Liv, draining her of some of her magic. He asks Jo if it’s going to be funny or sad when he kills Liv with her own power. He threatens to set her on fire and then Jo caves and takes up the knife and absorbs her magic.
Ric gives Damon a ride but he’s still furious with him. Damon says he has untreated control issues and Ric rolls his eyes. Damon apologizes and Ric asks if that’s it. Damon says yeah. Ric says let’s just finish this. They walk towards the tomb. Jo has her powers back and Kai touches her. He feels her power and says – there it is.
He says she’s so predictable. Jo releases herself from her bonds and then Damon whistles and Kai comes out to see what the sound was. Damon throws him up against a tree and then pushes him over the line and Damon starts to blister. Kai steps across it and Ric puts a gun to Kai’s head. Damon says to kill him but Jo says not to. She says if he dies, Liv and Luke have to merge.
She says she can beat Kai but needs a little time to get stronger. She tells them to keep him alive. Kai smiles slyly and Ric hits him over the head with a gun, knocking him out.
Luke is packing to run when Tyler comes in to ask why he told Damon where they are. Luke says Kai is a monster. Tyler is getting aggro and then Liv comes in and says Jo thinks she can beat him. Luke says she can’t and that as soon as Kai gets her powers, he’s going to go on a rampage against the whole coven. He says people are going to die and it’s going to be their fault.
Elena sits down by Stefan and asks if he’s okay. He says there’s a psycho witch running around Mystic Falls and says they have a plan for that, but not for what’s happening to Liz. He says if Caroline loses her mom, it will destroy her. Elena says she knows. Stefan says she doesn’t deserve this and Elena says she should tell her before Caroline compels a doctor and finds out.
Stefan says he’ll be the one to tell Caroline because he hasn’t been there for her when she needed him. He says it has to be him and tells her to go tell Damon. Ric tells Jo that he can lock up her brother until it’s time for the merge ceremony. Ric puts a blanket on her and kisses her. Kai is tied to a headstone while Damon throws rocks at the other side of it at bullet speed.
Kai muses if the anti-magic spell is like a dome or just a line. He says it’s a really big spell – big enough to cover the whole town and touches the ground experimentally. Ric sees Damon throwing rocks at Kai and calls him a dick. Damon says all this over a girl he just met and then tells him Bonnie is stuck alone because of all of this.
Ric rants and then Damon throws a rock at bullet speed and flattens one of his tires. Damon tells him he needs to go change it. We see Kai is absorbing magic from the ground where the spell lies. Bonnie comes to check on her tree and says – let’s do this. She lights it then thinks back to another tree lighting where Liz says the holidays are all about being with loved ones. The crowd applauds.
Caroline says the biggest mistake was including the boys in Secret Santa. She complains that Stefan got her a snow globe of Mystic Falls. Caroline twirls that snow glove when Stefan walks up. She tells him there’s no news but he says they need to talk. He tells her what’s going on. There’s wind blowing all around Kai. Elena calls Damon and can’t hear him because of the wind.
He looks up at the sky and then we see Kai digging his hand deeper into the ground absorbing more magic. Jeremy is at the tree lighting ceremony and the lights begin to flicker then blow. Matt is driving Enzo over the town line and is getting close. Enzo wakes and asks if he can change the radio to better music before he dies.
Damon walks over to where Kai is and says – he stopped talking and that’s not normal. Ric is changing his tire and then they both look at Kai. He has his hands buried in the soil and is chanting. His chains are gone. Matt sees the town line sign and drives over it. Enzo begins to blister. Matt pulls over. Kai amps up his chanting.
Matt goes to the back of the van and opens the doors. Enzo lies there and then Matt touches him but Enzo has him by the neck and says it’s a Christmas miracle. Kai walks out from behind the tombstone and Damon calls him a magic sucker and realizes he sucked up the magic from the traveler spell. He lifts Damon with his powers and tosses him like a rag doll then says – a lot of magic.
Damon comes back and goes for Kai but he disappears. Damon says he hates that move. He goes to help Ric up and he asks how Damon isn’t dead since he’s over the line. Enzo tells Matt the lesson for today is to kill your enemies with haste. Matt tells him to go ahead and kill him and Enzo says not to flatter himself. He admits he is jealous of Stefan.
He says he has respect, friends and women he’s not worthy of. He tells Matt he’s going to help him drain all of the happiness out of Stefan’s life, then he’ll decide if Matt can live. He closes him up in the van. Damon calls Elena and says he’s back home in Mystic Falls but the bad news is that Kai is super charged and on the loose.
Elena tells Damon she had a horrible day and needs to see him. He tells her to come over and he’ll cook her dinner. Stefan tells Caroline about her mom and she says her mom would have told her. He says Elena compelled a doctor to get the info. She wants to give her mom vampire blood but he says it won’t cure cancer, it’s inoperable and it’s growing too fast for chemo.
She’s crying and tells him her mom is strong and can get through this. She cries and asks for reassurance. He pulls her into him and holds her while she cries. She clings to him and lets loose. Elena comes out and sees them together. Bonnie looks at her lonely little tree. Jeremy tells the tree now that he misses her. Bonnie tells her tree that she misses them.
Jeremy walks on and Bonnie lights her tree on fire with a candle and sends it up into flames as she walks away. Caroline sits in her mom’s room with her little snow globe. She puts it in her mom’s hand and then holds her hand. Damon has a bottle of wine out when he hears a car and says that’s not possible. Stefan pulls up in Damon’s car and he comes outside.
He says he blew it up and Stefan says he had some free time to work on it while Damon was gone. He tells him it’s an early Christmas/late welcome back to life present. Stefan tells Damon not to die again and says the fenders were a bitch to find. Damon says – deal. They head inside their house. They look around and Stefan asks if he’s sticking around.
Stefan says it depends on if he has to kill Jeremy for sleeping in his bed. Elena comes to the hose and sees mistletoe at the door. She knocks and Damon opens the door. She says she saw the mistletoe and he asks if anyone is there. He doesn’t see her. He closes the door on her. Kai is behind her and says he put a cloaking spell on her. He asks how genius that is and then hits her hard, knocking her out.