No question about it, we are now solidly back in the swing of things. After a couple of slower episodes where Elena was transitioning and learning how to be a vampire, this week we got smacked with a ton of information and a new character. We had questions answered and new ones raised. So, here we go...
Let's start with Connor. Turns out that the
tattoo that only Jeremy can see is a hunter's tattoo and can only be seen by
another hunter or potential hunter. We also discovered that; according to
Klaus; Connor is one of the Five. Putting these two pieces of information
together along with the fact that Alaric seemed not to have a tattoo, we can
come to one of two conclusions. Either the tattoo is related to Connor
being one of the Five (more about this in a bit) or the tattoo is only given to
hunters under certain circumstances. Maybe you have to be raised as a
hunter to get one.
About the Five, they are obviously very
important. Important enough that Klaus went through the trouble of saving
both Elena (who had drunk werewolf venom) and Connor. In fact, he told
Connor that he was "the best protected vampire hunter in Mystic
Falls." Now, I've seen speculation that maybe the Five are a key to
turning Elena human again and therefore giving Klaus more hybrids. That
is a strong possibility. I also wonder if the Five are five over all of
history or if they number 5 at any given point in time and replace their losses
through training, like what Connor is doing to Jeremy. The last question
is why Connor (seemingly) does not know that he is one of the Five or what the
Elena was definitely on a knife's edge this
episode. Rebekah was being a super-queen bitch to Elena. She
taunted her about killing Alaric, took her ring and threw it down a disposal,
sent a friend in for Elena to feed off of, wiped blood on Elena's face, and
threw a pencil through Elena's left shoulder. Anyone else want to kill
her? I sympathized with Elena big time, but I am glad that Stefan got
through to her. Killing Rebekah would mean killing her entire line, so
you have to ask if the cost is worth it. And then there was Matt.
It is nice that he is willing to let Elena feed on him, but at the end it nearly
killed him. Good thing Damon came by, because if Elena had fed much
longer, Matt would have died. Elena needs help desperately and Stefan is
not the best equipped to give it to her. He is an addict and she needs
fresh blood. Not the best combination.
I am not quite sure what to make of Hayley.
Given the interview Phoebe gave the other day, I do not think she is actual
romantic competition, but she will be competing with Caroline for Tyler's
attention. Add to that the fact that Klaus will use her presence to try and
driv3e a wedge between Caroline and Tyler, and you have a recipe for no good.
I loved the banter between Klaus and Damon when
they had Connor trapped (ok, skewered) in the hospital. That was just
fun. And what did Meredith think Damon was going to do? Let a
hunter off with a stern warning? She cannot be that naive. If she
is, she deserves whatever she gets. I was glad that she told Damon off,
as that is quite probably the thing that saved Matt's life.
Until next week!