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The Vampire Diaries :: Season 2, Episode 12

January 27, 2010

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The Return

After a painfully long break, The Vampire Diaries has returned with brand new episodes. This week’s episode picked up where the last episode left off – Tyler finishes his first transformation, Katherine remains stuck in the tomb alone and Elena and Stefan reunite.

The Big Bite

The episode begins with Jules eating some humans at a campsite. This basically solidifies the fact that she is indeed a werewolf (if anyone was still questioning that). Meanwhile, poor old Rose is suffering from the bite Jules inflicted on her in the last episode. As legend has it, a werewolf bite causes a vampire to die. Unfortunately, this death is not a quick one, and rose begins to go a little crazy. Stefan finds her in the parking lot of the high school on a rampage and realizes she is out of control. He stakes her in the heart to put her out of her misery.

Two Triangles Do Not Equal a Heart

After sharing in the traumatic experience of the recent full moon, Tyler and Caroline are as close as ever. But, to make things more complicated, Matt reveals his true feelings for Caroline and says he wants to get back together. He kisses her, she tells him she still loves him too, but then she kisses Tyler. Follow that up with the best line of the episode – “Everyone needs to stop kissing me” – and we have a full fledge love triangle. With two cute boys vying for her heart, whom will she ever choose?

Not to be outdone by her best friend, Elena has her own love triangle to manage. And, as Rose says wisely, it’s okay to love them both. Unfortunately for Elena, Stefan is none too pleased with the deal she made with Elijah. He tries to get in touch with Alaric’s ex wife Isobel but ends up stumbling upon John Gilbert, Elena’s uncle (or father? That storyline is still a bit confusing), which doesn’t bode well for anyone.

Oh, To Be Human

This episode was full of sadness with Rose and Stefan both longing for their past human lives. They share a bizarre dream sequence where they both get to experience what it feels like to be human again. Rose laments that she “can never forget what it feels like to be human – it haunts me.” Stefan has a similar crisis that shows he really truly does have a heart.

Next week, Tyler learns that a group of werewolves are headed towards Mystical Falls and John Gilbert causes trouble. Stay tuned for more Vampire Diaries!

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