Yet another road trip! The ladies are Thelma and Louise-ing their way across the country, with the Salvatore brothers trying desperately to catch up. Want to know what else goes down in the episode? Check out spoiler roundup for The Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 18, “American Gothic.”

 

Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) finally meet up with Katherine in a small town in Pennsylvania.  

 

Broken bones are involved, as are more fisticuffs.

 

Something about her doppelganger makes Katherine murderous.

 

Perhaps it’s the fact that Elena ends up impersonating Katherine. Hey, it’s about time she returned the favor!

 

Elijah’s back! And we couldn’t be happier. He’s staying around for a bit, too.

 

We’re so glad, we don’t even care if he’s doing something horrifying.

 

Caroline and Klaus: He’s shirtless, she’s wielding pointy objects. Kinky.

 

Maybe not, though, because the hybrid is having a near-death experience.

 

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) isn’t happy with Elena. In fact, he calls her a — well, a not-so-nice name.

 

During their brother-bonding road trip, Stefan (Paul Wesley) tells Damon something about his future plans, and it surprises the elder Salvatore.  

 

 

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