The Vampire Diaries Synopsis – 4×18 “American Gothic”

The episode airs on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:00pm Eastern on The CW. It was directed by Kellie Cyrus and written by Evan Bleiweiss and Jose Molina. You can read the official episode synopsis here:

RACE FOR THE CURE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) take off in search of Katherine (also played by Nina Dobrev) and find themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with another old acquaintance — Elijah (guest star Daniel Gillies).  Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are both concerned about Elena’s state of mind and are determined to do what’s best for her, but she makes it clear that helping her will be difficult.  Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future.  Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) receives Caroline’s (Candice Accola) reluctant help and comes to a new understanding of Silas’ powers.  Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Evan Bleiweiss & Jose Molina (#418).

Whoah buddy! This episode is going to be amazing. We have the possibility of seeing Katherine again, Elijah making his return AND Klaus getting jiggy with Caroline. That’s right. You heard us. Klaus and Caroline might finally happen… on some level at least. Check out what Joseph Morgan said about Klaus potentially getting some action in episode 4×18 in his interview with Spoiler Chat.

We can’t say who Klaus is finally hooking up with, but we can tell you that Joseph Morgan says fans will not want to miss episode 18. And says it’s a big Klaroline episode. Hmmm, As for the shirtlessness, Morgan says, “He hasn’t really ever kissed anyone! I mean in the form of Tyler he has, but I think he’s finally going to get some action. It’s going to be interesting. Also, I’ve gotten away with a year and half of keeping my clothes on, on the CW, which I think must be a record! They probably thought, ‘Hang on a minute, he’s getting that spin off,’ so I’ve spending a lot of time in the gym.

Holy smokes! That statement has made us more excited than any other spoiler news has all season. If Klaus and Caroline do in fact get it on, our brains might melt and we might have full-fledged mental breakdowns that leave us unable to function for days, possibly weeks. We’re going to try to remain calm because we know how they love getting our hopes up and tricking us. However, the fact that Joseph said he’d been working out in preparation of removing his shirt is enough for us.

Two things concern us about this episode. Why are they so concerned about Elena’s state of mind? If they’re that worried she must have fallen completely off the wagon. I mean, she’d have to have lost it if she’s hanging out with Rebekah (who tried to kill her a couple times). Our guess is that she’s helping Rebekah find the cure. Also, the fact that Stefan reveals his “unexpected plan for the future” is worrisome. What the hell does that mean? Is he going to force feed Elena the cure? Is it even cure-related at all? His plans usually involve doing what he thinks is right for someone else despite whatever they may think, so we’re sure his “plans” won’t be well received all around.

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TVD 4×18 Webclips

3 thoughts on “The Vampire Diaries Synopsis – 4×18 “American Gothic”

  1. Erica

    I hope this is the last of the race for the cure. I think we know Rebekah won’t be getting it (a la spinoff), or Elena. Silas is out of control and they need it to kill him. I think Bonnie will die in the process and that may snap Elena out of bitch mode. Excited for a shirtless Klaus and even more excited for suited up Elijah!
    Love your website…and must confess that the only time I log on twitter are Thursdaya and Fridays for thoughts on the show and comedic recaps. Thank you!

    1. teamtsd Post author

      1. I think Bonnie’s going to die before the end of the season too. 2. I cannot wait for shirtless Klaus. 3. Thanks for the awesome feedback. You rock!

  2. Rosie

    First off, your recaps are absolutely DA best #justthetruth…lol…hilarious! On the next episode; I hope Katherine is WITH Elijah when the bitches find her (like together…if u know what I mean 😉 He always had a thing from her and he would be such a good influence. The cure…arggg…WTF! I don’t want to hear anything about that anymore. Just feed it to Silas and immediately kill him. Enough already… Bonnie will die either trying to being Jeremy back or Silas will kill her. I think Klaroline won’t happen ( I’ve been crying rivers…lol) but watching shirtless Klaus will somehow lessen the blow…keep it up teamtsd! You have quite a number of fans out here…


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