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The Vampire Diaries: Season 3, Episode 12 :: The Ties That Bind

Jan 19, 2012

This week on The Vampire Diaries (Season 3, Episode 12), Bonnie reunites with her mom. Read Kidzworld’s recap of “The Ties That Bind”, which aired January 19, 2012, to discover what you missed.

Deadly Dreams

Bonnie is continuing to have dreams about the locked coffin. She finally confides in Elena, who thinks the dreams might be the key to killing Klaus. Bonnie and Elena pay a visit to Bonnie’s estranged mom, Abby, thinking she can help. But, one of Klaus’s guys has made it there first. Abby opens up to Bonnie, but she has already been compelled. She makes Bonnie tell Klaus’s men where the coffins are hidden. Luckily she sends Damon a warning via text message.


Last week, Tyler bit Caroline, even though he told Klaus he wouldn’t. Now Tyler is worried that he has less control over his life than he thought. He asks Caroline’s dad – who can resist compulsion – to help him. In order to gain control over his life, Tyler needs to turn into a werewolf again (which he can do, since he is a hybrid). Once he owns his pain, Klaus will no longer control him.

Star-Crossed Lovers

Ever since Damon and Elena kissed, things have been awkward. Damon lets it slip to Bonnie, so now she knows about their confusing situation. Stefan is determined to make things right with Elena, so he follows her and Bonnie. While they are at Abby’s, Stefan gets shot. Elena helps him take out the pieces of wooden stake, but tells Stefan about her kiss with Damon.

Double Dagger

Klaus and Damon have another showdown over the coffins. Klaus is confused, since the locked coffin isn’t where it is supposed to be. Since Damon had advance warning, he hid it. Damon then reveals to Stefan that he found another Original dagger…which Klaus doesn’t know about! What does this mean?

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