After a little trip to New Orleans for The Originals episode, we're back to Mystic Falls and all the small-town vampire drama on The Vampire Diaries. We pick up where we left off, with the Salvatore brothers trying to force the humanity back into Elena. It's tough — evil Elena has a lot of resolve, but the guys bring out the big guns this week for a climax that's not only devastating fort Elena, but also shocking for me. There's still cure business and Silas issues happening, but this episode is devoted to the fight for Elena's soul.
There are only two more episodes of The Vampire Diaries this season, and it seems like this week is pointing us to a final showdown: Elena vs. Katherine. Oh yeah, and possibly every dead supernatural creature vs. everybody, if Silas gets his way. But let's deal with this week first! Get to the good, the bad, and the bloody after the jump.