Lily shows why you should never cross her or the Heretics, Alaric makes a dangerous choice, Matt is tired of everything that happens in Mystic Falls, and Caroline finds out something new about Stefan.
I am beginning to wonder if there is a female on the show Stefan hasn’t been romantically involved with in some way. He was into Valerie back in 1863, which puts his romantic interests on this show at some high number (honestly, I’ve lost track!). I wonder if this was before or after she became a vampire. I don’t recall that it was ever explained who turned them. I assume it was Lily, which would explain why they are so loyal to her, but that may be wrong. One thing we know for sure is that they are a tight knit group with remarkably complex relationships, mirroring a real family in many ways.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Damon. Granted, he brought Lily’s wrath on himself without much help, but her reaction was cruel. Forcing him into exile and separating him from Elena is quite possibly the cruelest thing Lily could have done. Say what you will about Damon, but he does love Elena deeply and she is (well, was) his progeny. And in this escalating game of tit-for-tat that he and Lily are engaged in, bringing in the missing 6th member of the Heretics could be a very bad idea. I guess that it all depends on what the reason was for the separation. If the terms were less than amicable then we could have quite the nasty war on our hands. If the split was amicable, then Damon is going to be in serious trouble.
I am really curious what that vision Bonnie saw was when she was attempting to bring Matt back. Since it was at the same time Alaric was working with the Phoenix Stone and because the visions looked very similar to the ones she had when she was working her magic on the Stone, I assume that they were linked. If they were, then things do not look good.
I wonder how long the Salvatore’s plan to play Lily will work. She is their mother and may see right through them. Then again, she hasn’t been around them for decades, so she may take their “split” at face value. She certainly knows which buttons to press to get them to react the way she wants, which makes her very dangerous.
Alaric using the Phoenix Stone is a very, very bad idea. I get that he wants Jo back, but given what Bonnie saw when she was testing the Stone, that thing cannot be a good magical object. I would be willing to wager that because the person being brought back is probably being done for selfish reasons, the stone will inevitably twist the person in some way, shape, or form. After all, as we’ve seen before, breaking the Laws of Nature never ends well and always comes with a price proportionate to the violation.
Who is Caroline’s fiancée? I had assumed it was Stefan, but given her reaction to his name, that is not the case. And why can she not go back to Mystic Falls? That does not bode well for the future, nor does the fact that she was shot with a crossbow.
Until next week!