Here it is people Vampire Diaries episode 6 - A perfect combination of ingredients to make one smokin' & kinking episode. We've got everything from scheming, brooding, to love makin’ and love breakin’. A truly perfect combo.
We also saw the return of a certain Salvatore brother’s meaner side in one wince-worthy scene with a certain Lockwood.
Oh right, that’s something else we got, too.
A little death.
Now, that is OMG, I’m all for a little death and destruction in a TV show, especially one with a supernatural aura, it’s what keeps things interesting, keeps you coming back for another bite (pun completely intended) but I couldn’t help but truly feel for Mason Lockwood tonight and not only because he literally had his heart torn out but simply for the fact that he was a man being played and, I suspect, knew it, too.
But he was willingly being so for, what else, but love.
Love is another big plot driver on TVD, with a capital ‘L’ and a few of those fluffy hearts with wings fluttering around it. Tonight’s episode also gave us a good dose of it in various forms. We had Sheriff Forbes (remember last episode when she told Damon to keep Caroline away from her and was left in the Salvatore basement to de-vermainify. Yup i made up a word) and Caroline finally connecting on a mother daughter level and Caroline displaying some of the depth she once lamented to Matt that she wanted to possess.
We had the absolutely heart-tearing (your hands, our hearts, Julie and Kevin) break up between Stefan and Elena who finally came to the realization that to keep the ones they cared for safe, and each other, their only option was what Katherine demanded to begin with – their separation.
I have to pause here to note that when Paul Wesley delivers, he really DELIVERS and he does it good.
We also had the lesser observed but no less touching displays of it between Bonnie and Caroline, Jenna and Alaric and, much to my pleasure, between Elena and Jeremy who seem to have strengthened their bond tenfold since the events of the season finale.
So, what really happened in the episode.
We open with a scene split between Elena and Stefan in bed, and Katherine and Hot Uncle Lockwood in bed. Not the same bed, natch. There’s a lot of getting hot and heavy, making promises, and ‘you don’t trust me’s, the last of which, of course, are between Katherine and Hot Uncle, because Elena and Stefan trust each other implicitly.