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The Vampire Diaries: Season 3, Episode 5 :: The Reckoning

Oct 14, 2011

This week on The Vampire Diaries (Season 3, Episode 5), two characters die and Klaus creates a hybrid. Read Kidzworld’s recap of “The Reckoning”, which aired October 13, 2011, to discover what you missed.

The Kidnapping

Tonight’s episode turned everything in Mystic Falls upside down. Everyone is gathered at the high school for Senior Prank Night. Klaus decides this is a good opportunity to kidnap Elena, and try to figure out if she is the key to creating successful hybrids. To make matters worse, he also takes Tyler.

Meanwhile, Matt and Bonnie decide that Matt should temporarily die and try to contact Vicki. He drowns in a pool, and then talks to his sister who tells him that Klaus needs to drink Elena’s blood in order to create his army of hybrids. After Bonnie brings Matt back to life, they tell Klaus and he tests the theory on Tyler. It works, and Tyler becomes the second successful hybrid (after Stefan).

Killing Klaus

After hearing about Jeremy’s new powers, Katherine pulls off her own kidnapping. Apparently Katherine knows that Anna (Jeremy’s dead ex-girlfriend who he sees in visions) holds the key to killing Klaus. Jeremy asks Anna what to do, and she says they need to find another vampire named Michael. Katherine recruits Damon and the three of them head off to track him down.

The Challenge

After questioning Stefan’s loyalty in Chicago, Klaus gives him a challenge: Kill Elena. Of course, Stefan is still in love with her so he isn’t able to do this. Instead of killing Stefan, Klaus punishes him by turning him into a heartless, non-feeling vampire (similar to the old Damon). He also sends him back to Mystic Falls. With Damon and Stefan under the same roof again, Elena will need to make a difficult decision.

Have Your Say!

Will Elena finally choose Damon? What will the new vampire Michael be like? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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