I know I said this would be over the weekend, but I wasn't able to go on my work trip like I had planned, so I am here as per normal.
This week, Damon and Alaric rush to save Stefan's life with Valerie's help, Enzo looks to help Bonnie who is looking for some answers herself, and some people head for Splitsville...
Damon managed to royally screw things up by putting himself in the coffin for 3 years. He pissed Bonnie off big time and missed a lot of things in people's lives. Did he do the right thing? I think that is a very arguable point. He did the right thing for himself, but by ignoring everyone else in his life, he managed to do them all wrong. Also, he never really gave them a chance to help him really try and get as over Elena as he could. He has wrapped so much of his own sense of goodness and self-worth in what she thinks of him that he can't do good on his own, because he thinks he can't. It's called a self-fulfilling prophecy and it's pretty sad. Like I said last week, he is really, really damaged and that is showing through clearly here. Alaric flat out told Damon to leave him alone and Bonnie wants nothing to do with him. Even Stefan, who (next to Elena) has always been the most willing to cut Damon some slack, isn't willing to do much anymore. Damon needs to get his head straightened out quickly or else.
When Valerie told Stefan that Matt had made it so they couldn't go back to Mystic Falls, I have to wonder what she meant. I know Matt wants Stefan dead, but the way she said it made it sound as if Matt has actually done something akin to what the Travelers did when they made magic disappear from Mystic Falls. It is entirely possible that she is just referring to a particularly nasty group of vampire hunters, but I suspect there is more. Is it possible that the Armory has settled into Mystic Falls? Inquiring minds want to know.
Speaking of Valerie and Stefan, she decided to leave him because she realized that his feelings for her are not the same as her feelings for him. Seriously sucks for them. While I can't say they were anywhere near my favorite couple, it always sucks to see someone dumped that way. I will say that I think their split was for the best. When one person in a pairing has feelings that the other just doesn;t return, they really shouldn't stay together. I just hope that Stefan doesn't try to make any moves for Caroline, because she and Alaric don't deserve that.
Not quite sure what to make of Bonnie and Enzo. It seems like he has been helping her hide from the Armory by giving her the pills made from Reyna's blood. The pills take away her magic and somehow cloak her from whatever means the Armory uses to search for her. And I can't exactly blame her for slamming that door in Damon's face. I do believe that he is truly sorry that he hurt her, but the fact remains that he did and he will need to do some serious stuff to make it up to her. Besides, she and Enzo now need to discover what is in the vault in the basement of the Armory. If only a Bennett witch can open the vault, can Bonnie even do it anymore? Assuming Reyna is telling the truth, Bonnie will never be able to use magic again, unless she can somehow tap into Expression, but that may not be what she can use to open the door and see what is behind it. Anyone want to bet that whatever is behind it will come back to haunt the group in season 8?
Until next week!