The Vampire Diaries recap: History Repeating

The race for the anchor brings out familiar behavior in Stefan, Damon, and Katherine
Ep. 06 | Aired Nov 7, 2013

MAXFIELD IN THE MIDDLE Dr. Wes (Rick Cosnett) eventually got blackmailed by Katherine (Nina Dobrev), who is aging fast. Are we shipping them already? He resembles Matt (Zach Roerig), who we know she considers dreamy...

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Katherine had somehow made her way to Elena and Caroline's dorm room and dyed her hair. At first, Caroline didn't realize it wasn't Elena. But when Katherine wasn't in a hurry to help pack up their belongings and heed Maxfield's warning to leave before they were exposed as vampires, she got it. They struck a deal that actually made sense, though I'd never expect these two to work together: In exchange for housing and Elena's meal card, she'd help Caroline manipulate Maxfield.

As Tessa, Janina Gavankar is getting much sassier material than she was given on True Blood. She answered Stefan's phone when Elena called and commented on her whiny doppelgänger voice. "Between us girls, he works up quite the sweat," she told Elena when she asked where Stefan was. Elena told Tessa to remind Stefan that Tessa was a crazy bitch. "I would, but I think that’s maybe his type," she said. Down ladies!

Elena was concerned about why Stefan would be fraternizing with Tessa. When she phoned Damon and Silas made sure Damon told her about how he'd maybe kinda sorta snapped Stefan's neck a couple of times, Elena was furious. Silas tried to lighten the mood with a knock, knock joke. "No one’s there because I killed the mayor," was the punchline. "You're a dick," Jeremy surmised from the backseat.

Speaking of dicks: While Dr. Wes was dictating his findings on what I presume was Jesse's cellular growth into a tape recorder, Caroline surprised him. Bigger surprise: Katherine injected him with something from behind. Meanwhile, Elena had gone to Tessa's cabin to talk sense into Stefan, whom she assumed had slept with Tessa. Shocking twist: Stefan walked into the room post-shower WITH HIS SHIRT ALREADY ON. He was practically done buttoning it. Boo. Once (jealous?) Elena was informed that Stefan wasn't sleeping with Tessa she tried to leave. Nope. She's stuck inside, too. Commercial break. Pause as my colleague Samantha Highfill and I, watching together in the office, discussed which TVD set we'd want to visit given the opportunity. Damon's bathroom topped both our lists. I would totally sneak something into the soap dish. She also wants to see if Elena's bed is as comfortable as it looks.

As the boys made their way into a Jersey warehouse -- quick trip! -- Silas told Damon he didn't know how he does it: Being there when Elena and Stefan are together. "It’s called being secure. I’m assuming you know a little bit about that by the way you wear your hair," Damon cracked. Silas' hair was looking particularly great this episode. Slight problem though: He knew the anchor was in this place, but he still wasn't sure what it actually was. "It’s not gonna look like a freakin’ IKEA sink," he told Damon. When did you guess what it'd be? Not yet for me.

NEXT: Katherine is awesome as ever

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