The Vampire Diaries April 21 Recap: Klaus is a vampire-werewolf hybrid!

 
The Salvatore brothers are getting more combative over Elena’s safety.

April 21 – The writers of The Vampire Diaries took a page from the 2006 Kate Beckinsale movie Underworld Evolution to explain Klaus’s real reason for wanting to break the curse of the moonstone by sacrificing Elena and it’s a doozy. Let’s just say the guy’s more than just the ultimate vampire. First things first, however. Elena has resurrected Elijah and turns over the dagger that killed him in order to gain his trust. She even tells Stefan to let her work with Elijah. They need each other to stop Klaus, she reasons, and Elijah accepts her offer to team up. Damon, however, isn’t as quick to let Elena endanger herself by trusting Elijah and he’s royally ticked off that Stefan forbade him to interfere. The Salvatore brothers are feeling increasingly competitive in their differing takes on protecting Elena and a showdown seems inevitable. Elijah’s retelling of Klaus’s history reveals the story of another pair of siblings who were in some ways similar to the Salvatores. He and Klaus turn out to be brothers from a family of seven siblings. The two met Katherine doing a British accent inEngland in 1492 and Klaus took a predatory interest in her while Elijah nursed a silent crush on “Katerina.” In the present, Klaus continues to inhabit Alaric and his “bad haircut” while his warlock leaves to retrieve his true body.  He pays Jenna a visit and in a super tense scene tells her that vampires exist. Stefan shifts into vamp mode and overpowers him (apparently he’s vulnerable in Ric’s body), snarling at Jenna to get out of the house. A spooked Jenna confronts Elena about keeping her in the dark about the vampires. While Klaus was stalking Jenna, Damon and Andy drop in on Katherine and give her vervane to help her resist Klaus’ mind control.

 

Will Andy's love for Damon be the death of her?

Andy’s the one who should be taking the stuff. Her growing affection for Damon is putting her in harm’s way and Damon doesn’t know how much longer he can keep himself from killing her. When Damon and Stefan have yet another scuffle over protecting Elena, a frustrated Damon nearly drains her. Andy is a masochistic girl who can’t accept that she’s a poor substitute for Elena. The Salvatores’ pushing match reminds Elijah of the point where his relationship with Klaus soured over competition for Katherine. History, it seems, was repeating itself. Elijah reveals to Elena that the moonstone curse is a fabrication of theirs. The real curse is on Klaus, who turns out to be a vampire-werewolf hybrid because his mother had an affair with an original werewolf. Elijah’s father killed Klaus’s lupine sire, setting off the ancient war between vampires and werewolves. Witches, who always seem to be interfering in vampire matters, made Klaus’s werewolf nature dormant and he’s hell-bent on reactivating it through the sacrificial rite for which he needs Elena so he can create a race of super hybrids like himself. But first he needs his body back. As Katherine looks on, Klaus’s goons perform a ritual that brings the vampire original back to his, well, original self. “Now that’s more like it,” he says with a devilish smirk.

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