It’s a Festivus miracle! The Vampire Diaries is celebrating another faux holiday. Bust out your Illumination Night candles for in Season 4, Episode 9, “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” because it’s an honest-to-goodness Christmas special, which Mystic Falls calls “Winter Wonderland.”
In the streets, which have been taken over by this Winter Wonderland party (Mystic Falls, you’re so weird), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves disagreeing with Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) solution to their Klaus (Joseph Morgan) problem. Ever the peacemaker, Caroline tries to compromise but Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) says “No way” in an over-the-top fashion.
In a cabin, in the woods, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are exercising Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) new Brotherhood of the Five tattoo? demons. Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Professor Shane (David Alpay) are also at the Gilbert lake house, to offer their help with any witchy woowoo that might need to go down.
Well, that’s what Bonnie is doing. The prof is schooling them all in astonishing lessons on ancient history.
Thursday, December 13
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“O Come, All Ye Faithful” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A WINTER WONDERLAND IN MYSTIC FALLS — As a Winter Wonderland-themed party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves at odds with Tyler (Michael Trevino) over his plans for Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his hybrids. When Caroline proposes a solution to their problem, Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) finds a dramatic way to make it clear that she is not on board. Later, Klaus makes a discovery that leads to chaos and violence. Meanwhile, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon retreat to the Gilbert Lake House to help Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) conquer some dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay), who reveals a piece of ancient history that leaves them all speechless. Zach Roerig also stars. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Michael J. Cinquemani & Julie Plec (#409).