The Vampire Diaries recap: Fangers and Bangers

While Damon explored the Augustine mystery, Bonnie and Jeremy coined a new euphemism
Ep. 08 | Aired Nov 21, 2013

SOB STORY Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Aaron (Shaun Sipos) shared their troubled pasts...while everyone else suffered in the present.

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So clearly, we were primed after that moment. Bonnie was, too. She was lighting candles, without magic, when Jeremy told her to step away from them. He picked her up, put her on the bed, and she IMMEDIATELY took off his shirt. Jesse appeared, killing the moment she was about to have licking Jeremy's neck. She went to Jesse. "I'm not ready. I don't want this," he said. And Bonnie felt that. She doubled over screaming. So now she had to tell Jeremy the truth. He was properly horrified at the pain she'd be going through as the anchor. "Just kiss me," she told him, as I thought this boy best be good. She had confidence in him. "You and me, this. This is worth it. Any consequence is worth it," she said. Fine. He'd make love to her. He slid her back on the bed. I was so uncomfortable. The scene felt like it went on forever. If he would have slid down her body to REALLY make it worth it, I probably would have crawled under the desk to avert my eyes. I assume they'll get more sex scenes, and I'll have a chance to work through my issues.

As Elena and Caroline cleaned up after the party, it sounded like Caroline would make an attempt to forgive Elena for staking Jesse. But she wanted Elena to realize the outside world isn't nearly as dangerous as the person she's inviting into her bedroom. GREAT LINE! Caroline said she'd keep warning her about Damon as long as they're best friends.

Damon was also tidying up, putting away his torture vials when he saw a blood bag labeled 12144. So it was at that moment that he suddenly remembered he was 21051? I'm all for learning more about Damon's history and giving Ian Somerhalder a juicy story line, but that moment felt a bit too easy. He was an Augustine vampire. He hasn't heard that name for decades. He'd thought they'd shut down the program 60 years ago. NOW he was going to kill Wes. Only Wes got free and hit the handy atomized vervain button. "I'm sure Augustine will be thrilled to have you back," Wes told him. Damon woke up in a cell, with "D.S. 53" written on the wall. He had more flashes of himself bound, eyes bleeding. So now both Salvatore brothers have PTSD. Goodbye, lighthearted humor!

Your turn. What did you think of the episode? It's kinda great, right, the potential symmetry of Stefan being a ripper when it comes to human blood and Damon being a ripper with vamp blood? Does Elena have it in her to bring Damon back from the edge, if that's where he's headed?

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