I know that the bad news is that I’m late again, but the good news is that I finally found a source where I can watch TVD completely again. It was such a bore that I had to search for every single scene before…
With that out of the way – WHAT AN EPISODE. It was mental, but in a good way. I liked it very much, even though the most horrible thing happened, which is probably the one thing that I did not like, but we’re talking about that later, all right?
We start with a flashback in which medieval Nadia is searching for Katherine. As it turns out, it’s only werewolf-bite-induced hallucinations.
In the present, Katherine is shaking Nadia awake. She’d like to clarify that she never abandoned Nadia, but that the baby was taken away, but Nadia has zero f**ks to give. Also, Katherine has a plan. It’s one of those that’s bound to backfire, though. She invited Frankenfield over to finally use his skills for something useful and create an antidote.
At the Boarding House, Stefan just filled Damon in, who only comments that he thinks Katherine’s brilliant. Stefan reminds him that everything he did (going on a murder spree and killing Aaron, for example) was just due to Katherine and Elena didn’t break up with him at all.
Upstairs, everyone’s really upset that they never realized “Elena” was Katherine. Stefan suggests stabbing her with the Traveler’s knife, which Matt still has. But as of now, Katherine doesn’t know they know, so they’re trying to invite her over now.
Katherine doesn’t really want to throw Bonnie a surprise party, though, especially since Bonnie’s birthday is only in a week.
So, then, Bonnie calls her up and wants to meet “Elena” for a coffee, because she needs to chill after a coven of dead Russian witches passed through her at night. (I’d be happy that they finally acknowledge Bonnie, but it’s like… why don’t they ever try to find a way to stop all that pain, I mean… you know what, whatever.)
Meanwhile, Stefan is feeding Damon tiny cups of blood to keep up his strength. Stefan himself couldn’t be bothered to find out the right amount, but…
Haha! Poor Caroline…
Katherine calls Damon. Apparently, she wants to talk about that incident last episode when he nearly killed her. Damon agrees and invites her over.
We cut to Katherine and Nadia. Katherine says Damon would never endanger Elena like that, so she figures they know. To sum up, she knows that they know.
Back at the Boarding House, Stefan and Damon figure that this whole thing didn’t make a lot of sense whatsoever, so now they know that she knows that they know. EVERYONE KNOWS, PEOPLE!
There’s another flashback that is just about Nadia searching her mother, and she wakes up in a church. Katherine’s moved her, you see. She promises to save Nadia’s life and then goes to check on Frankenfield.
So, the gang decides now that they know that Katherine knows they know, that they’ll need to do a little locator spell. Jeremy and Bonnie go and ask Liv, the witch from two or so episodes back, who is a lot more cooperative now, because she kinda likes Jeremy? IDK, guys, what is it about this guy? Not that he’s bad looking or anything, but he’s, like, two years younger than the lot of them and is definitely gonna fail High School and his sole source of income is the job at the Grill that he loses every five seconds for not turning up. So – what exactly turns all of them on so much?
ANYWAY. Back at the Boarding House, Tyler is watching over Damon, but he’s not doing his job very well. Damon taunts him about how Caroline will never want him back (and I do hope he’s right) and Tyler tries to retaliate:
Then, when he was close enough, Damon grabbed him, bit him and then threw him unconscious to the floor before busting out of there. For reasons unknown to me, he did not rip Tyler’s head off. But maybe, in an episode with so many deaths, that just would’ve been overkill. Yes, that pun was intended.
Bonnie, Jeremy and Liv are attempting the locator spell, but Liv is a little distracted by flirting with Jeremy and Bonnie seems mostly confused about it. They finally do it and Liv tells them Katherine’s in a church.
Damon has called Enzo, who told him about the new lab of Frankenfield’s. So he arrives and forcefully asks Frankenfield for the antidote. But Frankenfield isn’t inclined to give it to him, so Damon pins him down and cuts his eye out. That was very uncomfortable…
At the church, Nadia flashbacks again to that one time she had a threesome with Matt and Rebekah. Now, not the actual act, you know, but, uh, she was talking to Matt afterwards. She met with Rebekah because she hoped to learn about Katherine from her via Klaus or something. Then, she took Matt’s ring so she’d get to see him again.
Stefan calls Katherine. She tries to pretend that she’s Elena, but he’s not having it. He tells her that he knows that she knows that they know. Also, he took Nadia and if she wants to see her daughter one last time, she’s gonna have to come to the Boarding House.
I want to take a moment to compliment Nina Dobrev once more – what a performance.
At the Boarding House, Matt is caring for Nadia. She mistakes him for Gregor for a bit, but when she pulls herself together tells him that she doesn’t want to die. Bonnie assures her that it won’t be painful for her at all.
Katherine arrives and brushes past the group to join Nadia. She tells her that she should have asked for Klaus’ blood in the first place and save her, but she didn’t. Instead, she gives Nadia new memories – shows her how on a perfect day, she would have tucked her in.
This was just devastatingly beautiful. Right in the feels, people.
Then, of course, Nadia passed through Bonnie and her screaming kind of broke the moment. It did for everyone, though, so we were now ready to get to the real thing: who’s gonna kill Katherine?
In remembrance of that one time that they got drunk to all of those horrible things she did to him when she was dying, she’s now recounting all the good things.
She reminds Tyler that without her, he wouldn’t be a hybrid (which they still want to tell us is super-fancy), but just a douche with an anger-problem.
She tells Caroline she’s better off being a vampire, anyway.
She calls Matt “Matty-blue” again and says he’s probably the best of them, which, considering everything, is very true.
She tells Jeremy it was nice to have a brother for a second.
She tells Bonnie that they’ll do that when she passes through and then comes eye-to-eye with Damon.
Damon’s line wasn’t nearly as vicisous as it reads, to be honest. It felt like a real goodbye to say, ‘one day, we’ll meet down there.’ And honestly, if Katherine’s going to hell, Damon is, too.
So, then, that left only Stefan:
And then he stabbed her! Gosh. And she staggered back and back, until she fell against the couch on which Nadia’s body lay and then she died.
Y’all know how I love Katherine and I’m happy that she got to say what she had to say and that she had the time to drive home that even though many bad things happened because of her, good things happened, too. Katherine was the catalyst for a lot of stuff in their lives… what ever will they do without her?
Afterwards, Matt proves that he is in fact the best of the best:
Matt, I never really appreciated your character much, cause you were mostly just… the one living human, BUT this was great. This was absolutely marvelous.
Meanwhile, Damon and Stefan are waiting for Elena to wake up.
Yeah, so he is gonna fess up to Elena about all the horrible things he did when she supposedly broke up with him.
More important things were going on downstairs, where Caroline confessed to Tyler, to whom she’s still talking for reasons unknown to me and mankind, that she was sort of feeling sad about Katherine. You and me both, girlfriend! Anyway, he says she sees the good in people and she goes, ‘you mean Klaus. You’re always talking about Klaus!” That turn of conversation was a bit forced, but we got to see Caroline telling off Tyler for good and I enjoyed it:
Yes, you are, dear. She told Tyler that she did what she did AFTER he had broken up with her and whatnot so please back the f**k off!
Bonnie was at the church by now, waiting for Katherine to pop up. When she finally does, Katherine reveals her last scheme:
To get revenge on Elena for being Elena, she stabbed herself with the improved cannibal poison Frankenfield made with the werewolf venom. So now, Elena is gonna be even worse of a ripper than Damon! This whole cannibal-poison-plotline isn’t compelling at all, but plus-points for Katherine Pierce’s last evil masterplan.
Then, though, Katherine wanted to pass to the other side, but couldn’t. Watch:
Am I interpreting this right that Katherine was sucked into hell or something? Because if I am, then I’m hella mad! Katherine was evil and manipulative at times, and yes that last act was anything but nice. But she also had her good sides, we saw them. She became what she was due to all the hardships life bestowed upon her – she had to be on the run for centuries for what was done to her, had her child taken away and so on, you know the story. If Katherine’s going to hell, then every damn character on this series is going there, too. I’m really, really not happy about this twist.
At the Boarding House, Katherine’s still-alive and a little more boring doppelganger awoke again:
That was it. The story of Katherine Pierce. I mean, she could probably crawl out of there again. If anyone can do it, it’s Katherine. But I don’t think she will in the near future.
What new storylines await us? I have no idea. Frankenfield is dead, now, but Damon and Elena are both suffering from that cannibal-poison-thing that no one has an antidote for. Also, remember how the Travelers wanted buckets of doppelganger blood? What happened to that? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Do tell me how you liked this episode and I’ll see you soon with the next episode or over on The Originals.
Have yourself a lovely day :)