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The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries Recap: Elena Hunts Cheerleaders

Welcome to Wetpaint Entertainment’s pre-recap for The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 16, “Bring It On.” We’ll have our full recap up after the show, but until then, you can follow along with our live chat, starting at 8 p.m. We’ll be here with our pom poms and bourbon, ready to answer your questions, comments, and concerns, so keep refreshing. Update: Click here for the full recap!

Elena (Nina Dobrev) isn’t exactly mourning her brother. Now that she has her humanity switch flipped to “off,” she’s living the emotion-free vampire lifestyle: drinking from humans, starting fights, and... cheerleading?

Caroline (Candice Accola) helps get her friend back on the squad, just in time for a competition. It’s the rival team that Elena chooses to feed on. Naturally, both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are troubled by this new, somewhat reckless side of their lady love.

Damon is also busy helping Rebekah (Claire Holt) with Race For the Cure 2.0. Meanwhile, her brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is chasing something else: Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), the werewolf who helped unsire his hybrids. But Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) little friend has some interesting info for the OV.

As far as we can tell, Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) still resting from her ordeal with Silas/Shane (David Alpay). We really hope someone checks on her, considering she seemed to think murdering a dozen people was a viable option in the last episode.

Apparently cheerleading and feeling no feelings isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, because Elena starts to feel a keen sense of ennui that can only be ameliorated with a rager. And that’s when she gets into a fight with one of her friends.

Let’s get this party started. Just please don’t get into arguments with Elena. She’s not herself at the moment.

8:02 — Shades of Damon!

8:03 — Hey, hey, Hayley!

8:05 — Whole lotta Elena.

8:07 — Caroline needs a diary instead of just sending voicemails into the void.

8:08 — Forbes in charge.

8:10 — Two! Four! Six! Eight! These cheerleaders are vampire bait!

8:14 — That’s one way to break the bond.

8:16 — We dig Klaus’s wine-and-dine method.

8:17 — Who isn’t an orphan on this show?

8:18 — How funky is your chicken? How loose is your goose? Our goose is totally loose! So come on all you #TVD fans, and shake your caboose!

8:24 — Still wearing the ribbon. Classy.

8: 25 — I see the hospital has recovered from Conor’s bombing.

8:27 — “Why’d you paint it?” Real reason: “I ran out of ponies.”

8:30 — It’s not really grounding unless you take their phone. #Parenting101

8:35 — Holy Staroline moment.

8:36 — Gotta love Stefan the Caveman.

8:37 — Damon knows EVERYONE!

8:39 — Naked Klaus? Finally?

8:40 — Look away, younguns!

8:41 — The biggest problem we had with that? Elena calling her “Liz.’ Respect your elders, missy.

8:47 — “Just snap her neck.” Nonchalant vampire killing.

8:47 — “I know a lot of dead people.” You’re usually the cause, Damon.

8:48 — Damon’s a pretty good life coach.

8:49 — Vampire girl on vampire girl action.

5:55 — When Caroline cries, we cry.

5:57 — Mystic Falls really is a magnet for supernaturals, even 2,000-year-old ones.

8:58 — Road trip!

03.15.2013 / 05:30 AM EDT by Jenny McGrath
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