The hunt for Red October the cure continues in The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 18, “American Gothic.” This time, the chase leads Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) — soon followed by Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) — right to Katherine (Nina Dobrev).

 

The mischievous doppelganger is holed up in small town Pennsylvania, presumably with the cure nearby. Bex and Elena confront Kat, bones are broken, and then...

 

Question mark. Who knows if the ladies will make it out of this Kat fight alive. Oh, OK. We know Elena and Bekah aren’t going anywhere. Well, the Original is going to New Orleans for a spin-off, but you know what we mean.

 

But maybe Kat won’t live to run another day. As much as we love the scrappy vamp, she’s made a lot of enemies. Maybe her good luck has finally run out.

 

Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is another one in a world of trouble. Not only is he on Silas/Shane’s (David Alpay) radar, the 2,000-year-old immortal stuck the Original with the white oak stake. While it didn’t kill him, the enchanted wood is making life miserable for Klaus in this episode. His only hope is that Caroline (Candice Accola) will take pity on him. He could be in trouble.

 

Frankly, we’re not sure anyone is going to bite it in this episode, except for any townsfolk crazy enough to get in Katherine’s way.