The Vampire Diaries always leaves us guessing, especially now how dangerous Elena (Nina Dobrev) can be when she hasn’t fresh blood in a few days. We have tons of questions that we hope will be answered in Season 4, Episode 17, “Because the Night.”
Damon (Ian Somerhalder) has a buddy! Whom he killed. Whomp. We’re hoping to get more insight into Will — and thus, Katherine (Nina Dobrev) — in Season 4, Episode 17’s flashbacks. If this on-the-verge-of-death vampire was really Damon’s pal, couldn’t he have given the elder Salvatore some intel without torture, as thanks for saving his life with Klaus’s (Joseph Morgan) magic blood? Oh, well. We’ll never know now.
Poor Bon-Bon. Her friends don’t seem to care that their little witch is in desperate need of a Silas/Shane deprogramming spell. We assume she’s been helping the ancient-immortal-in-a-professor’s-body get blood bags (because how else would a 2,000-year-old who’s been buried underground know what a blood bag is?). Hopefully we’ll get to see Bonnie soon, so we can assess just how far gone she is.
How does Elena feel (or not feel) about Damon?
Ouch. We’re still cringing recalling Elena’s dead-eyed assessment of her relationship with Stefan (Paul Wesley): “I remember our sex, and it was good sex, I just don’t feel anything about it anymore.” She’s turned off all her emotions, yet she seems willing to head off to New York with Damon. Shouldn’t the same lack of feelings apply to him? Does she just think he’ll let her go a little farther off the deep end than Stefan would, or is something else going on?
One of the new Elena’s more noticeable traits? Her complete bluntness. While she and Caroline were fighting in the woods, Elena told her (former?) best friend that if she turned off her emotions, too, Caroline could stop feeling guilty for the dirty thoughts she has about Klaus. Is emotionless-Elena also extra-perceptive, or was she just trying to get under Caroline’s skin?
Is Caroline going to start taking Krav Maga lessons?
Being beat up by a newbie vamp has got to sting in more ways than one. Elena chalked her new super powers up to Alaric’s (Matt Davis) training, which Caroline never benefited from. If Elena is going to be humanity-less for a while (and have no qualms about killing her friends), it might behoove Caroline to learn to defend herself a little better.
Bonus: Is the Sheriff OK? We never saw her again after Elena vamped out of the Salvatore mansion with her.