On tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries Shane leads the group to a mysterious Canadian island where the cure and Silas are buried.

This episode is filled with flashbacks about Shane’s life. It’s finally revealed that Shane wants to raise Silas in order to resurrect his dead wife and son.

Fans find out that Shane’s wife was killed by the same dark magic or”expression” that he has been teaching Bonnie (Kat Graham).

Shane also reveals that Bonnie is a descendant of the witch who cast the spell on Silas that sealed him in the cave.

Shane admits that he was involved in the Council explosion. The deaths were part of the sacrifices that were necessary to complete the spell. All of this information comes to Shane in a vision of his dead wife so it remains to be seen how much of it is actually true.

Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is still trapped in the Gilbert house thanks to Bonnie’s spell. Tyler (Michael Trevino) shows up to taunt him. This is a terrible idea that can only lead to disaster.

Caroline (Candice Accola) tries to tell Tyler this but Tyler never listens to anyone and keeps taunting Klaus.

When Caroline refuses to help Klaus break the spell, Klaus stabs and bites her. Since werewolf bites are deadly to a vampire things don’t look good for Caroline.

The only way to save Caroline is for her to drink Klaus’s blood. Since Klaus’s is a hybrid his blood is the cure for the werewolf bite. Remember it was Klaus’s blood that saved Damon (Ian Somerhalder) from a werewolf bite in episode 02×22: “As I Lay Dying.”

And speaking of Damon, he’s having trouble accepting the fact that Elena (Nina Dobrev) wants to take the cure.

He thinks that once Elena is human that she won’t love him anymore. He’s still not even sure that her feelings for him are real. He thinks that they could just be a result of the sire bond.

Damon also tells Elena that he doesn’t want to ever be human again, and he doesn’t want her to be either.

Damon seems to be the only person who doesn’t trust Shane. But Bonnie starts to be skeptical after she finds out that he taught her the same darkmagic that killed his wife.

Shane tells Bonnie that he can control the darkmagic and keep her alive.

But Elena and the fans know that her feelings for Damon are the real thing. Elena tries to reassure Damon in between fighting with Rebekah (Claire Holt). And Stefan (Paul Wesley) spends most of the episode playing referee between the two of them.

Damon goes off on his own after his talk with Elena. He’s attacked by one of The Five, and is killed, at least temporarily at the end of the episode. Rebekah asks Stefan whether he’d take the cure to be with Elena. And Stefan says that he’d take it for himself, but he clearly still has feelings for Elena.

Rebekah wants to be human again and so does Stefan. Stefan and Rebekah are good together and hopefully they stay together after the cure is found.

When Silas’s headstone turns up missing Rebekah wants to blame Elena. But it was actually Shane who took it. Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen)’s hunters mark is the map that’s supposed to lead everyone to the cure.

Jeremy and Bonnie disappear and the rest of the group splits up to look for them. Splitting up is never a good idea, but they do it anyway. It turns out that it’s Shane who led Bonnie and Jeremy away from the groupbecause he needs them to find Silas and set him free.

Shane thinks that if he frees Silas that it will bring back his family.

Meanwhile Caroline convinces Klaus to feed her his blood with an impassioned speech about how still has humanity in him.

She also tells him that she knows that he is in love with her. Klaus’s feelings have been pretty clear for quite some time now.

They would make a great couple if he would just stop killing everyone she cares about. This episode of The Vampire Diaries was really exciting.
Flashbacks like the ones about Shane are always interesting.

Some fans might be starting to miss Elijah (Daniel Gilles) a lot now. The episode also featured trailers for Beautiful Creatures (February 14) and Jack the Giant Slayer (March 1).

Everyone wants the cure for a different reason. It will be interesting to see who gets it and what it will be used for. Tune in next Thursday at 8pm/7c on The CW to find out


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