Tonight was the season finale of The Vampire Diaries, “As I Lay Dying,” on CW 11 in Queens at 8PM. After the events of “The Sun Also Rises,” everyone was hoping to have a break from the supernatural while they grieved. However, Damon’s werewolf bite worsened and Stefan refused to let him die.
Dying from the werewolf bite, Damon seeks forgiveness from Elena for feeding her his blood, but she needs time. However, he is running out of time as his werewolf bite worsens. He stands in the sun without his ring, but Stefan locks him up, determined to save his brother. Stefan contacts Alaric and Bonnie for help. Bonnie channels Emily, who says there is no cure, but Stefan knows she’s hiding something. Bonnie collapses in pain and says the witches think she is abusing their power. She did hear a name: Klaus.
Meanwhile, Elena and Caroline force Jeremy to join them for the movie in the town square. Stefan joins them and pulls Elena aside to tell her what happened to Damon. He tells her to go talk to him while he seeks out Klaus for a possible cure. Damon’s health worsens, and he begins remembering his past with Katherine with visions of Elena intertwined. When Stefan goes to talk to Klaus, Katherine is angry the Original’s not dead. When Klaus and Elijah return, Klaus kills his brother – his way of reuniting him with his family.
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Stefan tells Klaus he’ll do whatever he wants for the cure, but Klaus calls him “just shy of useless.” Alaric watches over Damon, who thinks he should blame him for Jenna’s death. When Elena goes to see him, Liz shows up and frees Damon. Alaric calls Jeremy about Damon being free, and he refuses to sit back and let Bonnie and Caroline take care of it. He’s going looking for Elena. Meanwhile, Klaus says he can make a deal with the vampire that Stefan used to be. He bites Katherine and heals her with his blood – that’s the cure.
Jeremy finds Damon and brings him into the Grill. However, Liz follows them in, but when she goes to shoot Damon, he speeds out of the way and Jeremy is shot in the chest. Caroline tries to feed him her blood, but it doesn’t work. Bonnie has a plan and has Alaric take Jeremy’s body with them. Klaus will save Damon if Stefan does everything he says, beginning with drinking blood. Bonnie tries to perform a spell to save Jeremy, but the witches are angry she returned and say there will be consequences. She continues the spell and her nose begins bleeding. She begs to Emily and says she loves Jeremy, and the candles go out. Jeremy wakes up.
Elena finds Damon, and he begins drifting between memories of Katherine and the present with Elena. He bites Elena and pulls back as she begs him to stop before collapsing. Bonnie tells Caroline Jeremy’s alive, and Caroline updates her mother and says she’s still her daughter and they hug. Jeremy thanks Bonnie for saving him over webcam, but says he feels different. Could these be the consequences of the spell? Alaric is going to stay over for the night – Jeremy and Elena don’t have a guardian right now, will he become theirs?
Elena refuses to leave Damon, who says he shouldn’t have blamed Stefan because he made the wrong choice. He tells her to tell his brother he’s sorry. Meanwhile, Klaus is still forcing Stefan to drink blood. He offers him the deal, and when Stefan takes another blood bag, Klaus gives his blood to Katherine to bring to Damon. Elena forgives Damon, who says he knows she loves Stefan but he loves her too. She kisses him, and Katherine shows up and cures Damon. She tells them Stefan gave himself over to Klaus to save his brother.
Klaus locks Elijah up with the others and tells Stefan he’s going to help him find Katherine. To make sure he honors his deal, Klaus makes Stefan drink from a human. Jeremy wakes up to a noise, and when he investigates downstairs, he sees Vicki and Anna.
This was the end of The Vampire Diaries season 2. It will be back for a third season next year, the “Season of the Originals.” What do you think will happen? What’s going on with Jeremy? Will Stefan be able to come back from how dark he is becoming because of what Klaus is making him do?
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