The Vampire Diaries: 1×20 Blood Brothers Recap

Wow, talk about a PROGRESS episode. It left me speechless! Here’s the recap :3

While Stefan is sitting in his cage, brooding and dazed he flashes back to the night that he and Damon tried to rescue Katherine.

[Past] Stefan and Damon hide from the lynch mob led by Jonathan Gilbert and devise a plan to help Katherine without being noticed. While they’re at it, they are both shot and left for dead by an unseen member of the mob.

[present] Stefan lies on the ground flashing from past to present. Damon and Elena try to wake him up and he realises that his ring was taken from his finger. Outside, Elena and Damon are (once again) bickering about why they opted for locking Stefan up. Elena, of course, did it out of love while Damon -Of course!- did it to avoid having the city council on his arse

[Past] Stefan awakes the next morning shocked and stunned that he is still alive. Emily is there (for a moment I thought it was Bonnie lol) and explains that they had Katherine’s blood in their system when they died. They’re still, however, transitioning. Emily also reveals that Katherine compelled Stefan to drink from her while Damon did so willingly and that Katherine had her make the rings a while back, meaning she was planning to turn the brothers anyway.

Stefan goes to talk to Damon. Damon is devastated and way different to the Damon we are used to. He tells Stefan about how he saw the mob drag Katherine inside the church and set it on fire.

Anna shows up at school and meets with Jeremy who incredulously asked her why she wants to go to high school as “it blows”. She says it is to get to hang out with him more and they kiss. Awww! I’ve been waiting for this hook up. Jeremy deserves someone good after all he’s been through! Damon tries to get Stefan to drink, but her refuses, continuing to brood in self-pity. Damon says he doesn’t cares if he starves and goes upstairs where he receives a call from Alaric who tells him about a possible location of Isobel’s whereabouts.

Elena has gone home to get a change of clothes and calls Damon to find out what type of blood Stefan drinks, to which Damon replies that Stefan prefers golden retriever puppies. LOL. When she hangs up, she closes her wardrobe door to find creepy uncle Gilbert behind it. This man is such an efftard, mocking Elena and telling her what would her mother think if she knew Elena was dating a vampire. Elena seems striken at first but then smugly replies “Which ‘mother?'” Bwahahah good going Elena!

[Past] We’re by the lake again and the Salvatores wonder whether their father knows of their deaths, but Damon says that their dad betrayed them. Eventually, they both decide to die and fight the change since Katherine, their sole reason to turn, (for all they know) is dead. Damon says he want it over.

[Present] Elena returns to the mansion and visits Stefan and begs him to eat but Stefan replies that he would rather just die which obviously shocks her. He even uses Damon’s exact words that he wants it over. Elena in the next scene is upstairs with Damon and asks him why would Stefan say something like that, but Damon says he believes it has to do with feeding from Amber. He then suggests to Elena to stay upstairs while he goes out (to meet Alaric) but Elena says he does trust Stefan too or he wouldn’t leave.

Creepy asshat Uncle Gilbert is meeting Pearl at the Mystic Grill to discuss the device Jon is looking for. Pearl wonders why in the world Jon thinks she will give it to him, but Jon says that he can win her with his Gilbert charm, since the original John Gilbert did so as well. The scene turns to Jeremy and Anna who is telling Jeremy that her mom loved Jon Gilbert. She also tells him about his betrayal to Pearl. But Anna wants to talk about other stuff and warns Jeremy that his uncle is a vampire hater and wants them dead. She also tells him that Jeremy is her weakness. That’s so so so cute :3 They begin to make love… In the meantime, the unlikely duo, Damon and Alaric get to the place they believe they’ll find Isobel. Instead they discover that it is another vampire who stays there. This vamp’s name is Henry and he recognises Damon from the tomb.

[Past] Stefan goes to the Salvatore house, where he can hear Daddy Salvatore and Johnathan Gilbert talking. They are archiving the events of the Battle of Willow Creek in the Founder’s journal, but Daddy Salvatore insists on listing Stefan and Damon as dying as “innocent victims, and not their shame.”

In the Present, Elena goes downstairs to talk to Stefan and make sure he has eaten, but he hasn’t. He demands for her to leave, but Elena walks into the cage and demands for Stefan to drink. After telling her numerous times of the danger she is in, Stefan charges at her, in all vampy-mode. Elena, however stands her ground and doesn’t even flinch, giving a strong “NO!”. This seems to kick some sense in Stefan who resumes brooding on his bed.

Damon asks Henry about how did he get the house and Henry reveals that Jon Gilbert is helping him with everything in exchange of keeping his ear to the ground about the other Tomb Vampires. Henry doesn’t want revenge, but he knows that the Tomb Vampires do, which is why Jon is keeping an out on them. Alaric asks about Isobel a little too soon, but Damon takes over. Jon then calls Henry’s cell, but Alaric tells Damon not to answer it and they kill poor Henry immediately. Too bad. He didn’t seem like a bad vamp 😦

In the meantime, Jon offers Pearl safety in Mystic Falls if she hands over the device, but Pearl is not convinced. He then proceeds to tell her that John Gilbert loved Pearl and wished he had not of done what he did to her. Pearl falls for this and Jon reveals that John Gilbert actually despised her and his only regret was that he didn’t stake her himself. My disgust for this man grows more and more sceny by scene 😐 Pissed, Pearl tells Jon to go ask Damon about the device since he is the one who has it and Jon doesn’t look very jolly about this. Eat that skunky efftard!

Elena pleads Stefan to talk to her and Stefan tells her that a vamp must feed in order to turn, which Elena already knows from Vicki’s case. It’s flashback time again! [past] Stefan reveals himself to his dad who seems surprised (but not at all that much. He probably expected it too) and says he was there when they died. He pulled the trigger himself. Good going Daddy Salvatore <_< You’re really an asshat.  Stefan informs his dad that he was only there to say goodbye and that he didn’t want to turn. Daddy Salvatore though wants to finish the job he started and attacks Stefan with a broken wooden cane. Stefan though is way faster now and throws his father against the wall and staking him (unintetionally) in the process. Stefan runs to help his father but Daddy Salvatore is bleeding and Stefan yields and tastes it, inevitably turning.

[present]Elena gets it now, but wants to learn more so she begs Stefan to come upstairs and talk more, but he’s not ready, although she thinks he is. She leaves his ring for him to underline her trust in him to make the right decision. We then see Alaric and Damon still in Henry’s house. Alaric announces that he is giving up looking for Isobel, who apparently doesn’t want to be found. Damon jokes that 2 years are too few since he’s been looking for Katherine for more than 140 years. It’s fun to see Alaric and Damon get all buddy-buddy. It is a promise for lols 😛  Alaric says he’s over with looking for Isobel and that he doesn’t want to know what made Isobel change her mind about life with him.

Anna returns home to find Pearl packing everything, ready to leave. Anna begs her mother to stay, but Pearl says that they are not safe as long as Jon Gilbert is in town. She also tells her daughter that she really can’t make force her and that it’s her decision.

Damon returns to the mansion to find Elena reading on the sofa. He then proceeds in sitting himself next to her pulling her feet on his lap in the process (!!!!!!) Elena tells him Stefan still hasn’t fed and reprimands Damon  for giving Stefan so much hell for getting Katherine caught, which is not helping with Stefan’s conscience. She claims that Damon is to blame as much as Stefan is but then Damon drops the bomb… and it’s flashback time!

Damon is waiting to die when Stefan brings him a girl that he has compelled. Stefan reveals what happened between Stefan and their father and  tells Damon that Katherine was right about being a vampire, saying that it is a “whole new world” where you can turn feelings of guilt and anger off like a switch. Damon doesn’t want to live, but Stefan eventually convinces him to drink from the girl. I really didn’t see that coming. I always thought that Damon would be the all vampy-happy brother. Elena now gets it and runs to see Stefan who is not in the cage and has left the ring behind. Oops :s

Anna chooses to leave with her mother and goes to tell goodbye to Jeremy who is sleeping. Which was cute in a way but the [creepy] vampire that gets into your room and watches you while you’re asleep has never been my thing. I find it utterly disturbing to have someone (uninvited)  in your room while you’re sleeping o_O

[Past] Damon is now the usual Damon we came to know and (?)love. He tells Stefan that since they will be together for all eternity, he will make sure to make Stefan as miserable as possible. Stefan flashes back and forth between past and present for a moment and settles on past again where Emily appears and tells Stefan that because, even as a vampire, he’s still pure at heart this will be his curse and cause of grief. Ow ow ow ow.

[present] Elena finds Stefan by the lake. Stefan says he wants to end it all, because of the pain that he has caused others and that he can’t deal with that guilt any more. Elena then reveals to Stefan what happened the night of the car accident that killed her parents. She had skipped family night to go to a party and got stranded and her parents came and got her, which resulted in their death. OUCH :S Stefan moans about how he is afraid that if he gives up the fight to not drink blood, the next person he hurts will be Elena. She, however, gives Stefan his ring and asks him to make a choice: stay and fight by putting on the ring or toss it in the lake and wait to die. Then she kisses him and walks away and Stefan puts on the ring and runs after her and they start kissing again.

Harper is helping Pearl pack her things as well as pack his own. Pearl saved him so his loyalty lies there. Pearl offers to help with the bags, goes to the door and when she opens it is met with an fraking stake straight to the heart!!!!!  We can see Pearl instantly die as Harper is craddling her.

Elena and Stefan return to the mansion. Stefan wants to talk to Damon and thank him for the help. Damon says that all of Damon’s decisions are his to mope over, not Stefan’s. Apparently Damon has loads of guilt stocked up. Damon then reveals that Emily had waited till after they were turned to tell Damon about the protective spell over the tomb as she feared it might affect their decision.  Stefan asks why didn’t Damon tell him, and Damon answers that he hates Stefan, not because he convinced him to become a vampire, but because Katherine turned Stefan as well. Way to act like a child Damon… it is Katherine’s fault, not Stefan’s >:|

Anna returns home to find BOTH her mom and Harper dead.  She breaks down crying and screaming for her mother not to leave her again. Outside, we see none else than fraktard Jon who throws a stake gun into his trunk and calls Sheriff Forbes about new info on the vamp problem. @#$%@%@

The episode ends with Alaric drinking alone in the bar but someone comes to talk to him and that someone is none other than Isobel. Dun dun DUN!!

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<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –>Wow. The episode was CRAMMED. Crammed I tell you! Daddy Salvatore killing his own children. AMAGAD BITCH that is one cold thing to do :S I also was totally caught off guard by Pearl’s death. I honestly never saw it coming and I am very sad she’s gone. Poor Anna 😦 Jon is one hell of a villain. Honestly, David Anders does a fantastic job. I bet he’s being spit upon on the street lmao.

Stefan convincing Damon to turn was another unexpected part. This proves Stefan way more dangerous than Damon since Damon is predictable to a point. And gah, Isobel showing up in the end o_o I kinda expected it since Alaric gave her up and all and the next ep is called “Isobel”. By the way, ‘Isobel’ as a name drives me nuts. I love “Isabelle” but “Isobel” ugh.. 😐

That’s all for this week folks, stay tuned for the Supernatural recap. Here are some screencaps for the while you wait 😀

Why? Because Damon was madly in love with Katherine and thought she’d only turn him. Damon leaves but Emily shows up

Oh man… Stefan kinda says that’s not the same thing, but Elena doesn’t give up.

They

Back at the vamps nest, Harper helps Pearl pack her things as well as pack his own. His allegiance is with Pearl, he declares. Pearl offers to help with the bags and when she opens the door, she is met with an ARROW TO THE HEART!!!!!! She dies instantly as Harper cradles her.

Damon and Alaric’s Bogus Trip

Wow. The episode was CRAMMED. Crammed I tell you! Daddy Salvatore killing his own children. AMAGAD BITCH that is one cold thing to do :S I also was totally caught off guard by Pearl’s death. I honestly never saw it coming and I am very sad she’s gone. Poor Anna 😦 Jon is one hell of a villain. Honestly, David Anders does a fantastic job. I bet he’s being spit upon on the street lmao.

Stefan convincing Damon to turn was another unexpected part. This proves Stefan way more dangerous than Damon since Damon is predictable to a point. And gah, Isobel showing up in the end o_o I kinda expected it since Alaric gave her up and all and the next ep is called “Isobel”. By the way, ‘Isobel’ as a name drives me nuts. I love “Isabelle” but “Isobel” ugh.. 😐

That’s all for this week folks, stay tuned for the Supernatural recap. Here are some screencaps for the while you wait 😀

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