The Vampire Diaries Recap: Episode 3.14 ‘Dangerous Liaisons’
From the beyond brilliant writers of TVD comes an episode where fights break out, witchy bonds are formed and couples are being shipped all over the place. This episode, titled ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ was all glitz, all glamour, and all hidden agendas. TVD-lovers, we were invited to an Original ball, and an ‘original’ ball we got. Without further ado, let’s find out what happened.
The Mystic Fall’s General car-park…
Our episode begins with Elena and Matt leaving the hospital after visiting Ric. While the two chat about the attacks, an ominous shadow stalks them through the hospital and out into the car-park. That shadow turns out to be Rebekah, who tries to bite Elena before Elijah zips in and pushes her off. Elijah reminds Elena they have some catching up to do. What a man, that Daniel Gillies.
At the Gilbert house…
We jump over to to the Gilbert house where Elena tries to convince the Salvatore’s that going to the Mikaelson’s ball to meet with Esther is a good idea. While Stefan may agree with Elena, Damon doesn’t (these bros are ready to go at each other, don’t you think?).
Mommy Original has to break up some Kol-Klaus bantering by taking Klaus off to explain her reasoning for forgiving him. “1,000 years on the other side” has taught her that forgiveness is key (yeah, right). Meanwhile, Damon and Stefan have a go at each other over who’s looking after Elena now, while Caroline listens to a message Tyler left her. She notices a package left on her front doorstep, which turns out to be an invite and an amazingly gorgeous dress from Klaus. Wow.
Girl time at the Mystic Grill…
Cut to the Mystic Grill, where Caroline chats with Elena about the Damon kiss and asks her why it took her so long to ‘fess up, and then Rebekah shows up with another BAMF quote: “Careful Caroline, it’s all well and good until she stabs you in the back.” (seriously in love with Claire Holt) Rebekah decides that Matt is her target for the ball, and neither Caroline nor Elena are happy about it.
At the Mikaelson mansion…
Cue to the beauty and glamour that is the Original’s ball. Damon’s chat with Carol is interrupted by Kol, who has nothing but demeaning things to say to him: “I’ve met a lot of people, and you don’t particularly stand out”. Elena makes a magical entrance which leaves Damon bedazzled, but the Delena moment is quickly ruined by Stefan’s appearance at Elena’s side. Then comes a supremely awkward and Katherine-like moment where Elena walks in with one Salvatore on each arm. Ha.
Then Caroline makes an equally, if not more magical entrance of her own – to which Klaus is smitten. Finn introduces himself to Elena and invites her to go visit with Esther. Their conversation is cut short by a charming speech Elijah gives, and Damon turns his own charms on Elena as he invites her to dance. We see a rather sad (but putting on a brave face) Stefan lurking in the corner.
While Damon and Elena are twirling round the dance floor and Damon is making comments about what a stunner she is, Klaus continues to use his Joseph Morgan charm on Caroline (and let’s face it, she will be powerless to resist). Then Elena swings out from Damon’s arms only to land in Stefan’s. The two share one of their sizzling Stelena moments, and she draws him away from the ball to ask for his help to get Damon out of the picture. By the way, it should have been a dead give-away when Damon and Rebekah were dancing that there will be hot hate sex later, just saying.
Kol is a douche…
Kol encourages Rebekah to let him help her kill Matt, and Stefan snaps Damon’s back in order to knock him out (I literally gasped). Elijah confides in Elena that he isn’t sure of Esther’s intentions, and Elena goes to meet Mommy Original herself. Esther then tells of her real reasons for bringing the family together – to bind them and kill them in one fell swoop. We also find out that Esther was pals with Bonnie’s ancestors, funnily enough.
Meanwhile Klaus comes across Caroline watching a pretty horsey in the yard, and blatantly answers her question as to why he invited her: “I fancy you.” Caroline snaps at him and with a twirl, heads back inside. Esther tells Elena she needs her blood to perform the binding ritual, and Elena complies with a prick and a droplet. Damon attacks Stefan and there’s more role reversal between the two. Stefan: “Maybe because you care too damn much” – uh, you do too Stefan, you’re just in denial.
Rebekah lures Matt outside to be killed, but relents when he puts his coat over her shoulders (Matt = perfect man, right there). Elena battles with keeping Elijah in the dark about Esther’s intentions, but then allows all the Originals to drink the champers with the witchy blood ju ju in it. Klaus shows Caroline his passion in art, but she has nothing but frustration and a super keen eye into his soul to throw back at him. Oh snap Klaus.
It’s a typical Damon move…
Kol gets all snappy at Rebekah over not letting him kill Matt, and Damon uses his love for Elena to get mad at her. Damon: “I’m mad at you because I love you.” Elena: “Well maybe that’s the problem.” Elena, you bitch. Kol lures Matt out to the balcony and breaks his hand, and it’s only Damon’s intervention that stops him from being killed. He pushes Kol off the balcony, and both Stefan and Elena presume that he’s on a bender again. Poor Damon.
Back at the Forbes’…
Caroline calls Tyler and tells him how much she misses him – only to hang up and find a lovely and sentimental gift from Klaus in the form of a drawing. Pony! Esther goes all mother-y at Elijah for the Original’s childish behaviour, and then we find that Finn agrees with Esther that they must all die. She performs her witchy ju ju and Finn’s blood links their names together on a parchment and it bursts into flames. Ooh, pretty flame.
On the Gilbert porch…
Stefan and Elena share a deep and moving moment as Stefan reveals his lie from earlier, which basically confirms that his love still abounds for her. She cannot get him to crack through his façade and embrace his pain though, and he pushes her away, yet again. Sad face. Meanwhile Rebekah tries to make amends with Matt but he’s having none of it, and so drunk and depressed Damon comforts her the best way he knows how – through an epic sexy time. Just when it starts to get adult-rated, the episode ends, and we sit there in shivery silence. Woah.
Questions, Comments, and Concerns…
- What do you think of each of our Originals – do you love or hate them?
- Do you think Elena was justified in her response to Damon’s confession of love? (I personally don’t, but let’s hear your thoughts!)
- Again – who missed Tyler?
- I don’t want Elijah to die.
- We’ve got an Original mom on the loose – who else is she going to need in this ritual of hers?
- I will die if Klaus dies.
- Are we okay with the steamy hotness of Rebekah and Damon sex?
Don’t forget to tune in next week for an all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries!
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