The Vampire Diaries February 16 recap: Damon makes Abby a vampire!

Turning Abby into a vampire is one of the worst things Damon has done in a long time, but he did it to spare Stefan from doing the dirty work.

If you think it was tough for Bonnie to accept Elena’s love for the Salvatores, just imagine what she’s going to go through with a vampire mom! That’s the question in the air after Damon and Stefan went to extremes to stop Esther’s plot to wipe out her children with an ancient spell that required the combined powers of the Bennett witch bloodline, putting Abby in a pivotal spot that will test Bonnie’s tolerance. If the history of past TVD newbies is a good sign, Bonnie won’t have to adjust to having a vampire mother for long. The drama began with Elena arriving just in time to catch a very satisfied Rebekah leaving Damon after their vigorous revenge hookup. Elena recognizes that an inebriated Damon’s one-night stand with Becky was his lashing out over her rejection of his love and concern for her. He’s determined to reclaim his bad boy crown and is off to a good start. Elena’s dismayed that neither Salvatore brother supports her plan to head off Esther’s plan, which she feels unfairly lumps Elijah with his wicked siblings. The Salvatores change their attitudes when Elijah, suspecting something’s afoot, kidnaps Elena and holds her for ransom when she tells him about his mother’s scheme. Either Damon and Stefan help him stop Esther or Elena’s going to be Becky’s next meal! The Salvatores team up with Alaric to split up Klaus and Kol at the Grill. Caroline lures a smitten Klaus outside while Kol puts the moves on Dr. Meredith. Ric daggers Kol, which sends all the siblings into comas, except Klaus, that is. The Klauster dashes over to toss aside Kol’s assailants and undaggers him. Down in the caverns where Elijah had left Elena with Rebekah as her guard dog, Elena takes advantage of Becky’s momentary paralysis and makes a break for it, entering the area with the hieroglyphics which vampires cannot enter. A crafty Rebekah tosses a convenient can of gasoline all over the room and sets it ablaze. Either Elena leaves the room or burns inside it! Becky’s brothers, meanwhile, confront their mother and traitorous brother Finn. Esther’s not budging, but the Salvatores put a twist on the proceedings when Damon snaps Abby’s neck, ending her life as a witch and weakening Esther’s incantation. In a flash of fire, Esther’s gone and the Original siblings are safe to continue their tyranny over Mystic Falls, for now at least.

"We're monsters," a guilt-ridden Elijah tells Rebekah.

Elijah feels guilty over having to endanger Elena in order to force the Salvatores to do his bidding. Rebekah is happy to let Elena live so she can gloat over the suffering that’s to come her way. Damon and Stefan have their own heart to heart, noting that their temporary role swap seems to  be coming to an end. Stefan thinks it’s too late to reclaim his title of resident good guy while Damon remarks that he’s better at being the bad guy. Speaking of bad guys, it turns out that Meredith may be one after all after Alaric finds incriminating evidence regarding the recent spate of murders in her apartment. “You weren’t supposed to see that,” she says as she shoots him.

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The Vampire Diaries April 14 Episode Sneak Preview Photos!

Jeremy and Bonnie share a romantic moment on the dancefloor.


Well this is a cute idea for an episode: the gang throws a retro ’60s dance at school, which gives everyone the chance to get decked out in Austin Powers-worthy duds while the specter of Klaus continues to hover over them. The April 14 episode is titled The Last Dance and my question is — last dance for whom? Judging from these sneak preview pictures from The CW, it looks like Elena is delving into someone’s archives for the perfect outfit for the dance. Could it be her dead mom’s things? She’s going to have to keep it together to support Jeremy, who’s concerned about Bonnie. She’s straining her powers to protect Elena and he’s not sure she has the strength to face what lies ahead from the ancient supervamp. Damon seems to be egging her on at the dance. Apparently he has a new plot for dealing with Klaus and Stefan and Company don’t react very well to its particulars. Hey, what’s an episode of Vampire Diaries without a ridiculously inappropriate and dangerous idea from the naughtier of the Salvatore brothers? Photos courtesy The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Elena works a purple outfit. Love the heart earrings!


Elena unpacks a box of memories.


What's Damon up to? No good, I'm sure!

A gorgeous Caroline and Matt look like blonde versions of Jackie Kennedy and JFK.

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