Sorry this one is so long guys. I had a lot to say about this episode!
The beginning of each episode is always such an odd thing to me. They don’t always start the same, but there seems to be a continuous theme that goes through each. Someone is dreaming, there’s a flashback, a couple is driving in the middle of the night and they stop to help someone in the middle of the street and someone attacks them… It’s a thing in this show apparently. And this episode was no different. Bonnie had a dream that she was visiting Jeremy’s grave and she’s crying and talking to him (and of course it makes me tear up too-they were so cute together), and suddenly Jeremy is there and telling her to wake up (because of course dream Jeremy knows that real Bonnie is in danger and her house is on fire). That’s one of the weirder openings to me. Usually if someone is telling someone to wake up in a dream, someone is also telling them to wake up in reals life. It’s kind of a rule of thumb. But for some reason that didn’t apply in this episode. Were Bonnie’s witchy powers kicking in? Or was Jeremy (who was probably in purgatory) trying to talk to her now that the triangle is complete and whatnot? And who set her house on fire in the first place? I guess it could have been herself, setting it on fire, but I’m unsure about that. And she keeps seeing Jeremy. Everywhere. At the dance and everything. It makes me so sad whenever she sees him. They were more than just a good couple. They were like best friends and so nice to each other and it’s really heart breaking. They need to stop bringing him back because I’m so sad. I mean, sure it’s Silas, but still. Bonnie thought it was so real. Silas is really a jerk. To appear as Jeremy, who everyone really misses and is hurting about right now? Ugh. I can’t even. Just UGH. Really low. Then Elena tries to kill her and so Bonnie tries to kill Elena? I’m so done with this episode.
Now, who is doubting the whole “Stefan is going to save Elena and her humanity and then ditch down and his brother and his love” thing? Stefan loves Elena and doesn’t want Damon with her and how is that possibly going to go down? Another brotherly love thing: I’m not really a huge fan of the Klaus/Elisha story line. It’s list kind of boring. I guess it might be pertinent. It’s just boring.
And does Rebekah REALLY want to be a human with a family and whatnot? I mean, as far as we know, YES, she does. But she is a pretty good liar. I want her to be telling the truth, because it’s an interesting twist, something I never really expected from her. And no one else wants to be human, so it works out well. I don’t know. It’s so hard to tell. I’m proud of Elisha to take Rebekah’s side however. Sure, he wants her to prove herself, but that makes sense. If she hates living like a human, why would she want to for the rest of her life? Matt doesn’t think she would make a good human. And he makes an excellent point. Rebekah isn’t all that good. She’s kind of a bad guy. But I think she wants to be good, and she just has a hard time with it. And I feel bad for her because of that! I don’t know if I should, but I do. Matt’s like the nicest person in the world. Even if he hates her, she wants him to like her BECAUSE he’s the nicest person in the world. He even danced with her even though he didn’t want to. And then of course she is faced with the option to either not use her vampire powers to save someone and get the cute from Elisha, or use them and, as Matt says, “be good.” Of course, Silas poses as Rebekah and gets the cure before the real Rebekah can because Elisha gives it away. The whole with with Silas posing as everybody makes me think of Elena and Katherine and the whole Doppelgänger situation. Except now, EVERYONE has a potential doppelgänger and that makes everything more confusing. Because you have to doubt that anyone is really themselves, because theoretically, anyone could be Silas. Er, Silas could be anyone. And of course Katherine has to make her little appearance.
Now the prom aspect: Is this the first dance not a decade dance? Huh. Caroline’s dress was gorgeous. Let me get that out of the way. Holy crap! Why can’t we have any good places to shop for prom dresses where I live? Literally, we have nowhere. And she picked it out months before? That’s not fair. I want to go back to prom to pick out a prom dress months before. I’ve already picked out my wedding dress months before me wedding, so I have no more opportunities for that. And Elena decided to be a terrible person and steal Caroline’s dress. Classic emotionless Elena. So many backstabbing people. Adorable that both Stefan AND Damon decided to accompany her. And bought her a corsage. Of course she hates it. An aspect of this show that I never really thought about until this episode because it was pointed out to me: Damon really is quite a bit older than Elena, and not just because he’s an old vampire. Like, he’s probably in his mid to late 20s in the show, but they seem so good together that I never thought about it. I’m really angry at what she said to Matt and Bonnie. I know her emotions are off but they’re her friends. Come on. Even emotionless Elena should be nicer to them. The song played at Prom that Elena and Stefan danced to, and Bonnie and “Jeremy” danced to, seemed very fitting. She’s the once who needs saving guys! Elena! She needs saving! She wants to kill Bonnie!! But I’m so glad that Matt and Bonnie won prom king and queen. Even though Bonnie is a witch, I still feel like she is living a more normal life than everyone else. They deserved it.
One of my favorite parts about this episode: Caroline goes to Klaus and sees him brooding and says “I’m sorry you’re having personal issues, but I have real crisis on my hands.” I expected something big, like another death or something, but instead: “Elena stole my prom dress!” I had to try so hard to keep from cracking up in the middle of the library where I’m watching this. And I love Klaus’s face when Caroline told him to stop laughing. You could tell he was having a difficult time and kind of felt bad. Another thing: did Caroline seriously go to him for help AGAIN?? Why always him? I want them together but she claims to hate him an then she goes to him anyways? They’re my otp. I canNOT believe that she thought he would provide her with a dress. And yet he did. After everything, he was nice to her and gave her a dress. And that dress is even better than the first. Wowza. Of course it fit perfectly. And it really is gorgeous. I changed my mind everyone. Who needs a red prom dress when you can have the one Klaus managed to muster up. Even though Elena stole her dress, and she was PISSED (who wouldn’t be), she still stole the show. Her hair looks awesome too. And the thing with Stefan where she said something like “maybe one day you’ll just move on without knowing it and fall madly in love?” DID SHE DO THAT WITH KLAUS WITHOUT REALIZING IT? I think she did. But then Tyler? He’s back. And she seems pretty thrilled to see him. So it’s hard to tell. Does she love him or does she love Klaus? It both? Like Elena loved (loves?) both Damon and Stefan.
Second to last thing: I am very intrigued by Silas. Why didn’t we get to see his whole face and why was Bonnie so shocked? I guess we get to find out next episode!
I’ll end this on a happy note: Who else LOVED Matt’s hair in the picture going up to prom? It was GREAT. They looked so young and adorable. I wish everything could be happy and go back to how it was then.