The Vampire Diaries Season 6, Episode 6 — 10 Burning Questions
The Vampire Diariesdelivered with another killer episode. “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get” may sound like an ode to a stalker, but Season 6, Episode 6 handled Damon’s return to the living and the emotional repercussions it wrought with grace and only a minimal amount of creeping. It also gave us some unexpected twists and lingering questions. Here are 10 burning questions from the most recent episode.
How is Bonnie? In a cruel, but narratively clever twist of fate, last night’s episode didn’t once check in with Bonnie. Instead, we were left to miss her like Damon. But we know she’s not gone for good, and we’re dying to know what her life looks like trapped in purgatory with only Kai. Our guess: not good.
Is there another way to un-compel Elena? Should Elena just hightail it to NOLA to ask Klaus or Elijah (OK, she should probably ask Elijah) to give her her memories back? Maybe she doesn’t care enough to take a road trip to visit two problem vampires, but we’d like to know if this is even possible. Another possible option: throw her over the Mystic Falls town border, then pull her back really, really quickly. We’re just spitballing here.
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Will Jeremy listen to Bonnie’s messages? You just know that the super sweet voicemail Damon left Bonnie telling her he was sorry and that he misses her is going to blow up in his face. After all, Jeremy still has access to Bonnie’s voicemail, even if he can’t remember her pin when he’s drunk.
Will Damon try to save Bonnie? Regardless of whether Jeremy finds out about Damon’s little white lie, we want to know if Damon has any plans whatsoever to try to bring Bonnie back. We know he thinks she may be dead for real or whatever, but there is a lot of grey area when it comes to mortality in this fictional universe. Does Damon not plan to at least try to save Bonnie?
What is Jo’s deal? We haven’t been this excited about a new character on this show since Enzo waltzed his way onto the scene last year. Jo is a much-needed balance to all of the dramatic vampires and werewolves on this show. Her down-to-earth maybe-witch perspective is positively refreshing. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know her whole, tragic backstory…
Will Alaric’s return to life have any side effects? The only other person (that we know of) who has been un-vampired before was Katherine. Her side effects were rather heavy, but mostly had to do with the fact that she was a million years old. Since Alaric is still of a mortal age, will he have any side effects in the transition from vampire back to human? You know, either than the giant hole in his chest?
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What does Sarah want from her family? Sarah is very determined to find any relatives she may have, which... fair enough. But what is she going to do when she finds them? Does she want a hug? A place to go for Thanksgiving dinner? All of the above? And what will she do once she finds out it was Damon who killed not one, but both of her parents. Yikes.
Will Caroline ever forgive Stefan? We know TVD likes to do the slow-burn, but for a show that seems to be in the process of making Steroline happen, they’re certainly going about it in a roundabout way. In last night’s ep, Stefan tried to apologize for being such a terrible friend recently, asking Caroline what he could do or say to make it up to her. Her response? She doesn’t think she wants to be friends with Stefan. Burn. Is this code for she actually wants to be vampire lovahs? Or is Caroline going to stay pissed at Stefan forever?
What is Tripp’s next move? Tripp managed to skulk off into the night while Stefan was busy saving Enzo and Damon from death over the Mystic Falls border, but we doubt we’ve seen the last of this vampire hunter. Will he turn to Matt or Stefan for help -- or has he figured out the connection they have with the local vampire population? Scary theory? He’ll go after his most recent target: Caroline!
Will Jeremy start to move on? Jeremy hasn’t had much to do this season, other than mope about Bonnie and be a terrible roommate to Matt. Understandable, but not terribly compelling. With the (fake) news from Damon that Bonnie has moved onto a better place, that she is at peace, will Jeremy also be able to move onto a better place in his life? We really, really hope so.
What burning questions did you have from Season 6, Episode 6? Sound off in the comments below!
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.