Hold onto your shirts.  Hold onto your seats.  Hold onto your cups of tea (well that’s what I had in my hands at the time).  This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries?  Mind-blowing stuff.  Literally jaw-dropping.  Potentially falling-off-bed stuff.  Yep.  They know how to bring it.

If you thought that they’d save the big Klaus-Elena-someone-is-going-to-die showdown to the season finale (which is next week people!) then you were wrong.  But that’s OK because I was too.  Well.  Let’s just say that the writers at VD headquarters really wanted to prove us wrong.  Because instead of just one person dying…there were five.  Granted, one came back to life, but a death is a death is a death.

For those who want a full recap, check out Kim’s website HERE as she managed to both retell the story and make us laugh.  Which is no easy feat, considering how dramatic this episode was.

Alright, first thing’s first.  The deaths.  Yep, not just death singular, but deaths plural.  First there was Jules, the somewhat annoying cameo werewolf that no-one really cared about.  Sure she tried to justify herself before her death but spouting off something about trying to help Tyler (and considering what a big hunk of were-man he is, we’ll get to him later), but did we really care that she died?  Nah.  Moving on.

Next was the semi-shocker.  As well all remember from last week (and if you don’t…why are you reading this post and not frantically watching last week’s episode?  Seriously) Jenna drew the unfortunate card of vampire-sacrifice in Klaus’ twisted game of everything-is-all-about-me.  OK, so up until the end of last week’s episode she wasn’t even a vampire, but that didn’t stop the big bad vampy-wolf (as he may have to be called…but more on that later).  Anyway, despite an attempt by Stefan to save her life (HE suddenly wanted to become the bait…which is nice that he was FINALLY showing some backbone, but it ended up getting him nowhere anyway), Jenna was staked all well and good by Klaus and she joined the pile.

Which really does suck (no pun intended).  Maybe for the entire time she was on the show she didn’t really have any meaning whatsoever and was just that necessary filler…but she DID have potential.  And Klaus went and offed her.  If you ever needed a reason to dislike one, there you go.  Although that would be a surprise considering he has wanted to kill and drink Elena’s blood all season…so it was about time you got onto that hate bandwagon.

Also, now that Jenna is no more, what will happen to Alaric and he’s also somewhat unnecessary character.  Will he turn on all vampires?  Will he seek revenge on the big bad vampy-wolf and his no-good brother?  Or will he just quietly stop appearing on our screens?

After Jenna’s death came Gretta’s death, which is all fair and good considering all she did was strut around and smirk (but not in a sexy Damon-esque fashion.  No, more of a “I’m better than you nah-nah-nah-nah-nah” way.  Which is a pain in the butt I tell you).  And then there was Elena’s death.  But as you know, she was always going to come back alive.  What you didn’t know was…

THAT SHE WAS GOING TO COME BACK AS A HUMAN!  Yes, you read that right.  Even if the capitals were a bit much for you.  That’s right,  Elena is not a vampire.  She will not hate Damon forever (we hope…we’ve taken that route before), she can have future little babies etc etc.  But HOW? you ask (although probably not as you’ve either read Kim’s blog or actually seen the episode).

UNCLE JOHN, that’s how.  Uncle John, whose entire time on VD was to be a slimy pain in the arse, finally saved the day.  Using some witchy magic he was able to transfer his life source to Elena.  Which, in turn, caused his death.  Which was a surprise, but then again, we don’t really mourn him.

So after all those deaths you’d at least think that Klaus would be done and dusted?  Unfortunately, no.  Bonnie was definitely fierce and managed to do the best her witchy self could do, but Elijah turned all two-faced on us at the final moment (which is a downer as he ALSO had potential, in so many regards) and ran off with Klaus.  Who is now half werewolf/half vampire.  Thus the big bad vampy/wolf conundrum…But will they be back now that Elena isn’t needed?  And whatever happened to Katherine…?

So with one episode left where does this leave us?  Everyone is mourning their losses, Caroline and Matt are no more but a Caroline/Tyler romance could be on the horizon and oh…yeah…Damon’s dying from a werewolf bite.

Only next week’s episode will tell.  And you read it hear first…if they end on Damon dying/in the process of dying/and without Elena falling for him…HEADS. WILL. ROLL.

What did you think of The Sun Also Rises?  Meet your expectations?  Too dramatic?  Not dramatic enough?  Do you have any predictions for the season finale?  Let me know in the comments!

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