This episode of The Vampire Diaries will air Thursday, February 21, 2013 on The CW. It was written by Julie Plec and directed by Lance Anderson. SPOILER ALERT! Here’s the official episode synopsis:
THE TERRIBLE TRUTH — When Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Caroline (Candice Accola) is immediately worried about Elena’s state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey DeVitto) and Matt (Zach Roerig) for help. Still on the island, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) relays somber news to Rebekah (Claire Holt), and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn (guest star Charlie Bewley). Everyone is horrified when Bonnie (Kat Graham) reveals the rest of Shane’s (guest star David Alpay) plan. Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Julie Plec (#415).
Elena and Stefan must not be on too bad of terms if they go back to Mystic Falls together, unless they didn’t have a choice. Why would Caroline be worried about Elena’s state of mind? Something happened on that island. Something bad. I can’t imagine what it would be that would make Caroline so worried about her, though. Eek! Damon tries to help her? So, are they together at some point in this episode? Can these two PLEASE just get some alone time? New relationships need to be nurtured. Elena will be devising a plan of her own. This doesn’t surprise me. She’s probably on a high since her plan to kill Kol actually worked… unlike most of her previous plans.
Meredith Fell FINALLY returns. I was starting to wonder if we were ever going to see her again. Hmmm… what would she be able to do for them? It must have something to do with the hospital, or maybe the Fell family history. I’d like to see her become a semi-regular on the show again.
Damon and Rebekah remain on the island with Shane (I’m guessing) AND vampire hunter Vaughn (Charlie Bewley). Vaughn is apparently not too much of a threat anymore if they stayed on the island with him. Remember those photo stills of him torturing Damon in 4×14? Maybe they have similar interests now and are playing for the same team, or maybe Damon tied HIM up with ropes. I don’t know. These people are bat shit crazy and they’re always trying to kill one another. What “somber news” could Damon tell Rebekah? This makes me nervous.
Then, we have Shady Shane and Bonnie, who apparently knows about his plan and decides to fill everyone else in on the details. Thanks for sharing with the class BonBon. Has she gone totally dark side yet? Whatever happens with this storyline, I know it’s going to be completely unexpected. I’m already preparing for my mind to be blown into a million tiny pieces. Shane has never been very forthcoming about his intentions, so I can only imagine that he has something totally insane up his sleeve. I smell a giant plot twist coming our way in this episode.
Things that scare me: The fact neither Tyler nor Klaus are mentioned in this episode synopsis. What do you think is up with that?