The Vampire Diaries: Season 2, Episode 15 :: The Dinner Party
This week on The Vampire Diaries (Season 2, Episode 15), Elena learns more about Stefan’s past and Damon plots to kill Elijah. Also, Katherine finally escapes. Check out our recap of “The Dinner Party”, which aired February 15, 2011.
This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries had a slower pace then past episodes, but it revealed crucial information and helped advance the plot. The episode opens with Stefan and Elena reading the lost Gilbert journals they discovered last week. As Elena reads the journal she discovers information about Stefan’s past that upsets her.
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Apparently Stefan was a monster after he first turned into a vampire, killing every human in sight. But, he tells Elena that Lexi (his old best friend that died earlier in the season) brought him over to the good side and told him not to give up on life. Stefan tries to impart this same advice on Elena after he finds out that she plans to sacrifice herself in order to save the rest of her family and friends.
Damon is on a mission to destroy Elijah, and decides to host a dinner party to distract him. He invites his new girlfriend, Jenna, Alaric and Elijah. Of course, John Gilbert also shows up. Last week, John told Damon the secret of how to kill an “original.” But, as Elena reads the lost journals she discovers that if a vampire tries to kill an original, he himself will also die. Instead, a human has to be the one to stab the “original” with the special dagger and oak ash. Stefan calls Damon to warn him and Alaric steps up to kill Elijah instead.
Unfortunately, they don’t know that the dagger must remain in the body at all times, otherwise the “original” will come back to life. Elijah escapes the Salvatore house and tracks down Elena. She tries to bargain with him again so that he will protect her friends (even the ones that tried to kill him). He refuses, so she says she will turn herself into a vampire if he doesn’t’ agree so that he can’t use her for the sacrifice. Elijah calls her bluff but Elena stabs herself. As Elijah steps forward to help her she stabs him with the dagger that Damon had sneakily brought to her and Stefan.
In a surprising turn of events, Katherine has been freed from the tomb since Elijah is now dead, and he was the one compelling her to stay in there. What will she do now that she is out? Will she help Elena or turn against her? Stay tuned for more Vampire Diaries!