A small town in Pennsylvania? That’s the last place we’d think to look for Katherine (Nina Dobrev), but according to The Vampire Diaries synopsis for Season 4, Episode 18, “American Gothic,” that just might be where the fanged fatale is hiding out. 
 
The last time we saw Kat, she was absconding with the single dose of the cure. Now Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) are hot on her trail — hence the trip to the Keystone State. Guess who else is a fan of Quakers, chocolate, and liberty? Elijah (Daniel Gillies)!
 
Now that we’re done doing our happy dance, we’ll tell you that the Original also just so happens to be in Pennsylvania. Intrigue! Maybe he and Katherine are holed up in the same bed and breakfast?
 
Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are both worried about Elena and her new emotionless state. She’s not exactly rolling out the welcome mat for their assistance, either. Also, Stefan has his own vision for his future, which surprises Damon.
 
Caroline (Candice Accola) isn’t too jazzed about helping out Klaus (Joseph Morgan) back in Mystic Falls, but she does so anyway. In the meantime, the Original finds out more about what makes Silas so formidable.
 
Check out the full synopsis below!
 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
 

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET)

American Gothic” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

RACE FOR THE CURE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) take off in search of Katherine (also played by Nina Dobrev) and find themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with another old acquaintance -- Elijah (guest star Daniel Gillies).  Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are both concerned about Elena’s state of mind and are determined to do what’s best for her, but she makes it clear that helping her will be difficult.  Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future.  Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) receives Caroline’s (Candice Accola) reluctant help and comes to a new understanding of Silas’ powers.  Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Evan Bleiweiss & Jose Molina (#418).

 

Credit: YouTube Photo: The Vampire Diaries Extended Promo Video For Season 4, Episode 18