The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 15 “All My Children”

By Tegan O’Rourke,

The episode opens with Elena calling Stefan who sees her call but ignores it as he journals. Then she calls Damon for the eleventh time she will admit later! Eleven times, that’s telling.  Damon picks up, he can’t wait to be all snarky and sport a “I don’t care about you anymore attitude,” as he does every time someone hurts his feelings.  Elena tells him “If you’re mad at me Damon, you need to get over it,” he responds with “Oh, I’m over it,” as he rolls over to Rebekah.

When neither bro gives her enough phone time, she rushes over to Salvatore Manor just in time to see Damon sending Rebekah out on her walk of shame. Elena is clearly stunned and silent at first, then rushes in and tells the Salvatores that Esther plans on killing her own vampire brood.

She tells them she feels bad about killing Elijah, after all he did try to save her from Klaus.  But neither brother seems to care. An Original is just pure evil, in their judgemental vampire eyes.  As she leaves she gives Damon a dirty look and nearly knocks the drink out of his hand.  She is clearly hurt and Stefan sees it.

To Elena’s surprise Bonnie and Abby also are all in on killing the Originals. Bonnie lets Elena rant about Damon for some time before confessing “Oh by the way Esther asked us to help her kill her kids and we said yes.”

Rebekah heads home where Kol and Klaus make fun of her for being a vamp tramp. Then they rush off to get drunk at the Grill while Elijah tries to persuade Rebekah that Mommie Dearest is up to no good, but Rebekah doesn’t want to believe it.

Elijah knows something is up so he goes to Elena and takes her to a spot in the woods above the Lockwood caves. He tells her he know she lied, she admits it and he throws her down into caves where Rebekah is waiting to guard her while Elijah runs off to the Salvatores’ with an ultimatum of help me stop mama or Elena dies! As usual Elena is in danger, and no matter how mad Stefan and Damon are at her they run to her rescue, what a surprise.

Before he leaves, Elijah tells the brothers that they need to kill one or both of the Bennet Witches to sever the tie between their bloodline and Esther.  They try to find another way and have Caroline distract Klaus at the Grill so Ric can stake Kol with the White Oak dagger. They all arrive at the Grill and Klaus is smitten with Caroline’s fake rudeness toward him and follows her outside.

Meanwhile Kol hits on Hot  and Mysterious Dr. Fell which gives Ric the perfect opportunity to stake him in the back. All the Originals except Klaus drop like flies. Klaus being a Hybrid isn’t affected but feels something is wrong and runs to his brother and pulls the stake out of him knocking Ric in the head. The brothers are forced to tell the Originals where The Bennets are helping Esther.

In the caves Elena tries to have a heart to heart with Rebekah to no avail.  When Rebekah drops to the floor due to Kol being daggered Elena makes a run for it, but Rebekah is quickly awakened and chases her to the cavern where vampires cannot enter. Rebekah is hell-bent on revenge and runs around to another part of the entrance and tries to start a fire to smoke Elena out. But Elena has become savvy like Kitty Kat and tells Rebekah she knows her feelings were hurt when Elena literally stabbed her in the back. This calms Rebekah down a bit and reminds her of the fact that it will be much more fun to drag out Elena’s suffering over time.

Damon and Stefan contemplate what to do, neither one of them really wants to hurt the Bennet’s but it needs to be done. So they flip a coin to see who will kill Bonnie. Neither want to, they know how much it will hurt Elena, the girl they are both on the outs with, but they still need to save her as usual. Esther senses her children approaching and sends the Bennet’s inside the Witch House where they should be safe. Stefan confronts Bonnie inside, she knows her number is up and tries to reason with Stefan but luckily Damon snaps Abby’s neck instead, telling her this will just hurt for a minute so you know she’s coming back full on vamp! Good idea, didn’t see that coming.

Once Abby is vampified, she loses her witchy Bennet powers  and Esther’s spell is ruined allowing Kol, Elijah and Klaus to come after her and Finn. Rebekah is contacted on the evenings events and lets Elena go but reminds her she is going to drag out her revenge slowly.

Rebekah heads home to find Klaus burning drawings he did of Caroline. Don’t worry that painful romance is long from over. Rebekah informs him that when she was in the cave with Elena she noticed another drawing of a white oak tree that can kill Originals. I’m guessing it’s somewhere in Mystic Falls.

Stefan reminds Damon that he had lost the coin toss and should have killed Bonnie. Damon tells him that his bro has a better shot with Elena than he does so it was best he did the deed, plus he knows Stefan is back on animal blood and feeling like his broody old self again.

Elena rushes to see Bonnie, but Caroline won’t let her in. Vampire Barbie tells Elena she is not wanted. Bonnie needs time and Abby was turned in order to save her, things always happen to Bonnie in order to save her. Ouch! Remember Gramms? How many family members does Bonnie have to lose for this friendship? Elena returns home all dejected to find a note from Elijah on her bed apologizing for kidnapping her, how sweet. This girl gets a lot of vamps in that bedroom.

As for Ric he is chilling with Dr. Fell at her apartment and falls asleep, when he awakens he decides to snoop in her kitchen and finds a possible murder weapon. The Good Dr. greets him with a gun and pulls the trigger as the credits roll.

Predictions: We will see more of Koll, he’s a lot of fun. Ric will live,  even though he’s being shot by a human. Someone will give him vampire blood or he’ll be resurrected by Bonnie, just my thoughts.  Rebekah will eventually win Matt over and Klaus will eventually win Caroline over. Not sure if Elijah is crushing on Elena but why not everyone else is!

Posted on February 21, 2012, in The Vampire Diaries Review and Recaps. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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