‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Elena Lets Loose and Klaus Explains ‘The Five’ (PHOTOS)

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When Episode 3 of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries concluded last Thursday, fans everywhere were wondering who “The Five” were and what their importance was. This week, on the episode appropriately titled after the group of vampire hunters, our question was answered and boy, was the answer more monumental than any of us could have ever imagined.

During the episode, we were also greeted immediately by a few fresh faces including Alexander  (Paul Tefler),who was one of Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) many loves, in a flashback and Professor Shane (David Alpay). With so many new faces appearing and old favorites returning, the pieces of the plot are certainly about to thicken.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “The Five.”

Damon and Elena go to college. After almost draining Matt (Zach Roerig) on last week’s episode,  Elena (Nina Dobrev) agreed to let Damon (Ian Somerhalder) teach her how to become a vampire. Now, it seems, this is the first time the new vampire actually enjoys her new self. For once, she actually came to terms with what she was. After successfully feeding on a frat guy who was attempting to roofie an unsuspecting girl, Elena felt and looked free. She was smiling and just immersed in her surroundings.

The irony in Damon’s costume was unbelievable. His brother is a vampire ripper and he decided to be Jack the Ripper. Everyone was dressed to kill (pun intended) with the exception of Professor Shane. He was in his “teacher-wear”.

There is way too much mystery surrounding him right now. Possible mentor or love interest for Bonnie (Kat Graham)? We’re not sure yet but we all know she is in need of some love after all she has gone through.

The Five. The mysterious vampire hunters were the primary subject of this episode. The show opens with a highly anticipated flashback from 1110 A.D as the first appearance of the original five. They’re stronger, faster, and more intelligent than ordinary vampire hunters. While we know that Connor Jordan (Todd Williams) is part of the group, he seems to be the diluted version. The original five had their tattoos visible at all times until death. In present day, only a select few are able to see the marking. Thanks to Alexander it’s revealed that the tattoo is actually a map.

Possible reconciliation for Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah? It could be just because she has no friends, but Rebekah is really trying to make amends with Matt after she practically destroyed his life. When she revealed she got him a car and took care of all the important odds and ends, including insuring it, there was no way I could resist “awwing”. They really would be a precious couple if he could see through his aggravation and immense hatred he’s feeling towards her right now.

There are so many people in Mystic Falls and yet, everyone seems lonely. All they want is companionship. How can you feel so alone when there are so many people around you? With Rebekah, I can understand why she feels so alone and craves interaction. Her humanity was robbed and every person she cared about has hurt her.

The newest disheartening development is the massive wedge between Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah’s seemingly unbreakable bond. How can someone who was once so devoted to his sister act so cruelly?

Buzz Moments:

OMG: Daniel Gillies who plays Elijah finally made an appearance after being gone since the finale of Season 3! Yay, I missed you! Though, I have to admit I wasn’t really a big fan of his semi-greasy hairstyle. Here’s to hoping they bring him back for more than just a few episodes throughout this season!

Awk-ward:  Stefan (Paul Wesley) was all over the place with his cleverness tonight. First he referenced 50 Shades of Grey when he mentioned a”red room of pain” and then at dinner he made a snarky comment. Stefan being clever is funny but also a bit awkward.

Hotness: I was loving seeing another side of Connor…a shirtless one. As much as I love seeing Somerhalder and Wesley strutting their stuff all over Mystic Falls, a little fresh meat never hurt anyone. Writers, please incorporate more of that into your show!

Fab-u-lous: Does Rebekah look perfect in every year? Her hair in 1110 A.D. was absolutely gorgeous!

Can. Not. Wait.: It’s about to go down between Caroline (Candice Accola) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) as they have their first interaction. Also Stefan and Klaus teaming up to battle Connor…I can’t think of anything better.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 5. There were really great moments, but it wasn’t as exciting as the first three. With so much build up for the episode, I was a bit disappointed.

But what did you think of “The Five” TVD fans? Love it? Hate it?  Sound off in the comments below!

- Erin E. Cosgrove

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