William Shakespeare once wrote THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, which involved brothers, infidelity, the supernatural, demonic possession, madness, near-seduction, mistaken identities, jealousy and possible death.
Tonight, in “Kill’Em All,” and with Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) life at stake, some previously unholy alliances are formed, some make a return to the supernatural lifestyle, and there is a journey back from near-madness bring the Shakespearian-vibe to THE VAMPIRE DIAIRIES. Here is a list of disparate occurrences that somehow will knit themselves into a coherent tale of woe and warning. Feel free to pick out the funny and the ironic.
1) Caroline (Candice King) concocts a brew that could help Bonnie back to health…a witch’s brew for a witch.
2) Alaric (Matt Davis) and Caroline face the truth that they never will have a normal life. With children who are witch-siphons, a vampire mom and a vampire-hunter dad, they hardly will be the PTA presidents.
3) Ric finds an antiquity of Charlemagne’s in the Armory archives with many other ancient relics. (Kid in candy shop time…)
4) Alaric and Caroline are on a roadtrip outside of Lexington, Kentucky, (an area known for its supernatural ties), in search of a couple named Ashland and Wyatt whose physical form seem to be in flux (inside joke: Ashland and Wyatt share their names with apartment buildings near the University of Kentucky).
5) Caroline hid the crossbow bolts in the girls’ Halloween box.
6) Penny (guest star Ana Noguiera) tried to kill Stefan but Matt (Zach Roerig) ended up killing Penny by mistake. Penny died rather than drink Stefan’s life-saving blood. Stefan (Paul Wesley) wiped Matt’s memory rather than have the deputy suffer, yet Matt blamed Stefan all along. (No good deed goes unpunished.)
7) Damon appeals to Alex to help finish Rayna’s list so that the huntress will give her last life to save the Bennett witch.
8) Rayna (guest star Leslie-Anne Huff) continues to feed her blood to Bonnie to keep her cloaked from the Armory’s locator spell, and the witch begs Enzo (Michael Malarkey) to return home for her last days.
9) Bonnie’s magic returns and the Armory is able to find her. She forgives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) in a moment of doubt that the Rayna/switch plan will work.
10) The mysterious Yvette St. John (guest star Aisha Duran) is found in her Armory prison, having a possible effect on Bonnie. Unknown to Alex (guest star Mouzzam Makkar), Bonnie’s last spell before fainting is to lock Alex and her Armory crew inside the tomb.
11) Because money may be for nothing but the chicks are for free, has Damon’s act of contrition turned Bonnie into the vampire-hunting weapon that used to be Rayna?
12) Damon succeeds in having Rayna’s remaining life transferred into Bonnie, with one slight miscalculation…Bonnie will now carry the mantle of “vampire huntress” and turn on all of her friends. (No good deed goes unpunished…amplified.)
13) Is tonight a rescue mission or just a Comedy of Errors? For those suffering Triskaidekaphobia, eliminate one bulletpoint before deciding which to find funnier.
Tonight’s episode of THE VAMPIRE DIAIRIES, “Kill’Em All,” was written by Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux and directed by Kellie Cyrus.
Watch as nothing seems to go the way it should on THE VAMPIRE DIAIRIES, tonight at 8pm on The CW.