The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 Matt and Tyler are nowhere to be found in the episode, but Alaric does get his fair share of screentime, becoming one of the highlights of the finale. Starting out by drinking away his sadness over Jenna’s death, he jumps at the chance to help Damon – despite their past problems – when Stefan calls upon him and later steps into the role of the father figure for Jeremy. He’s certainly one of the show’s best characters and with Jenna gone, I only hope they find away to keep Alaric intimately involved with the stories of season 3.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 In traditional Vampire Diaries fashion, the finale of season 2 offers plenty of twists and turns, topped with a few cliff hangers for fans to dwell on until next season, the most intriguing of which will be the role reversal of Damon and Stefan.
After a surprisingly enjoyable first season, The Vampire Diaries started its second year strong and kept it going the entire season. The mythology was broadened, secondary characters became the most interesting people on the show, and the finale left the audience anxious for Season 3.
Season 2 set the tone with its quick pacing and the writers kept things moving in Season 2 as the mythology was expanded to include both werewolves and Original vampires. The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 While the werewolves were presented as cursed creatures, forced to undergo painful The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 transitions during a full moon, the Original vampires brought an epic tone to the show, with their calm composure being the very opposite of a werewolf's transformation. Daniel Gillies and Joseph Morgan were excellent additions to the cast as Original vampire brothers Elijah and Klaus. The Salvatore brothers have got nothing on these two with their centuries of bloodshed and betrayal.
The Vampire Diaries does not shy away from making drastic changes for characters, the The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 biggest and the best example in Season 2 was Caroline (Candice Accola) becoming a vampire. Accola kept Caroline's heart and vulnerability front and center, even as she The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 grew into her power as a new vampire. In a much less shocking development, Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) finally became a werewolf, something that had been hinted at so often in the first season that it seemed inevitable. Similar to Caroline's story, Trevino brought out a new side to Tyler who had initially appeared to be a one-note bully at the beginning of Season 2. These two storylines were brought together beautifully as Caroline was especially sympathetic for what Tyler was going through and tried to help him. Their chemistry and the love triangle created with Tyler, Caroline, and Matt might even give The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 the original recipe love triangle of Stefan, Elena and Damon a run for their money.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 Bringing all the storylines together was the Sun and Moon curse, with its ritual that required the sacrifice of a vampire, a werewolf and Elena. The curse itself got to be somewhat tedious after going on for the majority of the season, but things picked up again when it was revealed that its real target was Klaus. In a bold move, the season-long conflict reached its climax in "The Sun Also Rises" when Klaus actually succeeded in killing his three victims and breaking the curse. We grow so accustomed to heroes coming through with a last-minute save, that when the bad guy wins, and wins thoroughly, it is shocking. Of course, this is The Vampire Diaries, so at The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 least one of the deaths didn't stick, but it was still a definite point in the loss column for the good guys.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 Although Stefan and Elena didn't waver as a couple throughout the season, they managed to avoid being annoyingly mushy, which is a significant accomplishment, all things considered. In one of the better scenes of the season, and one that seemed aimed at distancing The Vampire Diaries from Twilight, Elena declared that she had no desire to become a vampire and lose her humanity. It is one of the strengths of the show that Elena is a capable and compelling character on her own, with or without Stefan. That being said, the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 Damon remained a driving force during the second season. Both brothers had their own ideas about how best to help Elena, with Stefan trying to respect Elena's wishes while Damon usually acted rashly and selfishly. Luckily Ian Somerhalder brought such pathos to the role that was understandable when Elena had compassion on him in the end.
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 I'm curious: Did anyone else think, just for a second, that Elena somehow walked in on a sleeping Elijah when she peeked into Jeremy's bedroom? It would have made no sense, obviously, but Steven R. McQueen looked like Daniel Gillies from that distance, and now that my mind has gone there, what do you think Elijah sleeps in? A fitted wife-beater and a pair of silk pants? (Shorts would seem undignified.) Anyway, after Elena surveyed Jenna's empty bedroom, she found the house wasn't as empty as she thought: Damon was there to ask her to forgive him for feeding her his blood. It was the sweetest, softest voice we'd ever heard Damon use — up to that point. Elena said she needed time, maybe a lot of it. We knew Damon didn't have that; he didn't even have enough energy to raise his eyebrows.
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 Back at the Salvatore mansion, Damon went for the good bottle of bourbon in the back of the liquor cabinet and stood in front of a stained glass window. It was peaceful, like he was in church. He dropped his ring and started to let himself burn. Stefan tackled him and told Damon he wouldn't be dying today. He locked Damon in the cell in the basement. Damon wanted Stefan to just say goodbye. As Damon lay coughing up blood, Stefan told him to conserve his strength. Stefan phoned Alaric, who, naturally, was hitting the bottle at The Grill. That was a great conversation, wasn't it?
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 That's how you remind viewers what happened last week! When Stefan told him Damon was dying, and Alaric said, "What do you need?" I swooned. That Alaric-Damon bromance is still one of my favorite relationships on the show. Apparently, Stefan needed Alaric to take over Suicide Watch 2022 so the following could happen: Damon could maybe kinda sorta apologize to Alaric for his role in Jenna's death (Alaric didn't blame him for that) and for turning his wife into a vampire. "Okay, give me your glass. Neither one of us is drunk enough for this conversation," Alaric said, having brought a bottle down with him. Damon grabbed Alaric by the throat and begged him to do what Damon had done to Rose: "Kill me. Please," he said. "Screw you," Alaric answered, and stabbed him Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 with vervain. "Elena?" Damon said as he hit the dirt. I wasn't sure if he was having another hallucination (at one point, we saw him imagine entering Katherine's bedroom in 2864 to fix her corset strings before heading off to war and Elena appearing to tell him Katherine was just toying with him — he had a choice); if he was calling out her name because he wanted Alaric to know he needed to see her; or if she was simply the only thing on his mind. Alaric said she wasn't there. But she was on her way...