Still stunned over a certain neck-breaking scene in  The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 18, “American Gothic”? So are we. That’s why we bringing you the Top 5 OMG Moments that had us hitting “rewind” on our DVR remotes over and over.

 

Silas Is a Blond 

As if getting to spend a couple of glorious minutes watching Klaus (Joseph Morgan) writhe around shirtless weren’t quite enough, we all sat up and took notice when Caroline (Candice Accola) entered. He begged her help, and we held our breath to see whether or not she’d let him suffer.


 

What we weren’t expecting was Caroline’s caress of Klaus’s face to turn into a joke. It wasn’t the blond vamp at all, but Silas, taking on another form to mess with this usually impossible-to-fool Original! Preying on Klaus’s only weakness and hearing all those threatening ancient words coming out of Miss Forbes’s mouth? If it sent you for a loop, imagine how Klaus felt!

 

Elena Borrows Katherine’s Clothes

It’s almost impossible to pull one over on Miss Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev). In many ways, she’s the original con artist, and it’s something she takes pride in. She would have pulled it off again had it not been for Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) joining forces.

 

Not only did the gruesome twosome physically overpower her — what with the hand-stabbing — but to add insult to injury, Elena picked out various accessories right from Katherine’s person. All the better to fool Elijah (Daniel Gillies) with. For Katherine, the final straw was Elena taking her heels. We don’t blame her; after all, those were truly killer heels.

 

The Return of Elijah

On a show like The Vampire Diaries, surprises are frequent, but there are still some that knock us off our feet. Elijah showing up on the town gazebo to meet Katherine? This was absolutely one of them.

 

We weren’t the only ones taken aback! When Elena agreed to disguise herself as Katherine and go meet the mysterious “Em” and learn details about the location of the cure, they have no idea who would turn up. Then it turned out to be Elijah in a pressed suit, with his mind of nothing other than making out with Katherine. OMG!

 

Caroline and Klaus Reach a Truce

Talk about fiery tempers. Caroline has tried time and time again to make nice with Klaus. But he keeps doing stuff like trying to kill everyone she knows and banishing her boyfriend from her sight forever. She was reaching her breaking point, but even as they battled it was clear that somewhere deep down there is mutual respect. While they didn’t part as best friends, Klaus made a big leap, pointing out that while he hasn’t called Tyler back, he isn’t exactly spending his days and nights hunting the guy down. Does this mean friendship could be a real possibility?

 

Rebekah Takes The Cure

While virtually every person in and out of Mystic Falls is hunting for the cure, no one has wanted it more than Rebekah. It goes without saying that whatever your feelings, you have to admit that Rebekah is the one who wants it the most — and for reasons that are sympathetic if not the most morally superior.


 That’s why we held our breaths (or screamed) when Rebekah thought she had her hands on the cure and took it in one fell swoop. When she woke up from her slumber, it became clear she had been tricked into drinking a concentrated vervain shot courtesy of Katherine. But, for a moment, when she whispered, “I feel alive,” it was hard not to feel goosebumps.

 

Credit: YouTube Photo: Elijah and Elena Kiss in The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 18