‘The Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Island Death Jam

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The action moved from Mystic Falls to a small island in Canada during this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a tiny one in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so Ian Somerhalder was safe — for now, at least. But a lot of crazy crap went down, so let’s examine, shall we?

Jeremy, Bonnie, Stefan, Rebekah, Elena, Damon and Creepy Professor Shane all traveled to a tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia, because that’s apparently where powerful immortal witches are entombed. Why they still trust Shane when he’s clearly a weaselly SOB is a mystery, but somehow they let him lead the way anyway.

He told them about this mysterious well that shows you the ghosts of your loved ones in exchange for a drop of blood.

Turns out Silas is buried underneath the well, and Shane’s journey there was his second. During the first trip, the ghost his dead wife told him to have all those people murdered in the farmhouse and slaughtered in the woods as a way to get her and their dead child back.

But that’s not all — Shane’s wife was a witch, and she died using expression magic to bring their kid back to life. How wonderful for Bonnie now that she’s barely hanging on to reality because she’s consumed by this new form of magic that he taught her!

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Jeremy was once again shirtless, and we once again did not complain — except to maybe groan that that lucky biyotch Bonnie got to photograph the young Gilbert’s Hunter’s Mark. Sparks flew (but let’s not go there again, mmk?). Hey, you cannot blame a girl for wanting to rub her hands on Jeremy’s super-built chest again.

Mysterious things kept happening as the gang marched around the island looking for Silas’ tomb, and it turns out that Shane had enlisted some long-haired local tribal witches to lead Jeremy and Bonnie away from the rest of their friends so they could open the tomb together.

Stefan, Rebekah, Elena, and Damon bickered all over the island looking for Jeremy, and we realized that Rebekah had every reason to be mad at Elena —girlfriend wanted to be pals but kept getting daggered, plus she killed two of her brothers. Elena was just pissed that Rebekah is now dating her ex-boyfriend.

They all talked about why they wanted the cure. Elena wanted to take it with Damon so they could live happily ever after, but Damon didn’t want it (because of Stefan).

Rebekah admitted that her tough girl act was all a facade. “Being a vampire is miserable. I would give anything to be human, moral,” she told Stefan. He confided in Rebekah: “If I take the cure, it wouldn’t be for [Elena]. It would be for me.”

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Back in Mystic Falls, Klaus bit Caroline, leaving her to die from her wound out of spite. Although curing her with his blood would save her, it would also mean Tyler’s pleading won him over. Did anyone really believe that they’d kill Caroline?

It was hard to take the threat seriously, even though this show has proven time and time again that they’re not afraid to off a beloved cast member.

In the end, Caroline appealed to the human part of Klaus that was hurt she rebuffed his advances, and she was right — he couldn’t let her die.

The latest person whose life is in danger? Damon, who was attacked by a man we know (thanks to episode descriptions) to be one of the Five Hunters, played by Twilight Volturi vampire Charlie Bewley, whom we’ll learn much more about next week.

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The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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