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'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Ties That Bind

1/22/2012 4:16pm EST
The Vampire Diaries
This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries begins with Bonnie having a freaky dream again. She’s in a cemetery of Bennetts and she thinks that her mom is the key to opening the last coffin. Bonnie also tells Elena about the coffins even though Stefan isn’t too happy about it. She needs Elena’s help to track down her mom for help.

While they’re looking through piles of paperwork to find Bonnie’s mom, Damon walks in. Of course, he already found Abby Bennett, Bonnie’s mother. Damon’s all like, C’mon, up and at ‘em, but Elena’s like, Um, sorry but three’s a crowd. You don’t need witchy powers ...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Our Town

1/21/2012 9:11am EST
The Vampire Diaries
Last week on The Vampire Diaries, there was a mysterious fourth coffin with unknown contents. Bonnie was at the old witch house trying to open it with spells since it was sealed shut using magic. However, it seems that Klaus is on their trail since he has his hybrids lurking around in the area. Luckily, the Salvatore brothers are there to circumvent any trouble.

Meanwhile in the real world, Elena and her friends are struggling to be normal teenagers and celebrate Caroline’s birthday. Like typical high-schoolers, Elena and Bonnie are decorating Caroline’s locker when Elena confesses to Bonn...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: The New Deal

1/12/2012 9:45pm EST
The Vampire Diaries
The New Year doesn’t just usher in resolutions to be a better person and practice better habits. For us TV junkies, it’s much more than that—it marks the return of all our favorite TV shows, and The Vampire Diaries is on the top of that list.

The last time we saw our beloved vampire brothers they were plotting to kill Klaus, but failed. Damon was about to end Klaus for good when Stefan stopped him (because if Damon killed Klaus, Klaus’s hybrids would’ve killed Damon), earning his freedom. Because Klaus took everything from Stefan, Stefan decided to pay the favor back, taking Klaus’s family...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Homecoming

11/11/2011 3:30pm EST
The Vampire Diaries
It’s the midseason finale on “The Vampire Diaries” and you know what that means—we’ll be left at the end of the episode with more questions than answers. But before we jump to the end already, let’s start from the beginning.

Stefan makes a call to Klaus, who apparently is in Portland, and tells him that he’s daggered Michael, and he’s not lying because we see an extremely “dead” Michael lying on the floor next to him. Klaus, who’s had no knowledge that Michael was even around Mystic Falls, is obviously agitated over any news of Michael, so he demands the whole story.

Back up one hour—Stef...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Ordinary People

11/5/2011 8:36am EDT
The Vampire Diaries
This week’s episode of “The Vampire Diaries” begins with Rick and Elena trying to figure out what the cave markings underneath the Lockwood property read. They see names written in runic, a Viking script—And guess whose names they are? The original vampires: Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah. This means that they’ve been in Mystic Falls long before the founding families. The last name on the wall? Michael. Michael as in the vampire hunter. Also as in, as Damon calls him, “Papa Original.”

To find out more about the history of the original vampire family, Elena decides to see if she can get any inf...

Katherine Heigl Returns In 'One For The Money' (Trailer)

11/1/2011 11:24am EDT
One for the Money
Katherine Heigl returns to the big screen in a new comedy, “One for the Money.” She plays the part of Stephanie Plum, a sassy and proud Jersey girl. Like the modern woman, she is unemployed and freshly-divorced—a perfect combination that would drive anyone to desperation.

After losing her work in the lingerie department at Macy’s and losing her car, Plum lands herself a job as a “recovery agent” at a bail bonding company, which is basically the nicer-sounding substitution for a bounty hunter. Even though she’s ill-equipped for the position with clearly no previous experience from her last ...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Ghost World

10/29/2011 10:05am EDT
The Vampire Diaries
Ghosts of the past flood Mystic Falls just in time for the Night of Illumination, another holiday-slash-celebration mumbo jumbo that the town’s founders came up with.

Mason Lockwood comes back and chains Damon to a chair with a hot poker driven through his chest while letting him burn in the sun—his form of revenge, I’m guessing. However, Damon and Stefan both don’t seem to be able to see him, despite his having a physical foothold in their world.

Jeremy is still able to see Anna, who’s always by his side. They’re being flirty and holding hands—but I don’t think he realizes that he looks ...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Smells Like Teen Spirit

10/21/2011 1:25pm EDT
The Vampire Diaries
After being hurt by Stefan last week, Elena decides that instead of trying to help him, she should probably help herself first. She starts her first day of school with a little bit of physical training with Rick. First lesson of the day: anti-vampire weapons. Rick tells Elena she needs to hit the weights or else it’s hopeless.

On the other hand, Stefan’s day starts with a bloody fun game of Twister, only he feeds on whatever body part the spinner lands on. Klaus left behind Stefan to keep watch over Elena, but he also decided to leave behind Rebecca, who forcibly moves into the Salvatore ...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Reckoning

10/15/2011 8:00am EDT
The Vampire Diaries
This week on "The Vampire Diaries," our favorite group of supernatural teenagers tries their best to be normal high school seniors. Objective: Senior prank night. As Elena goes off on her merry way to find more materials, she runs into her almost-murderer slash boyfriend-napper. He cuts the fun short as he drags Elena back to the gym where he tells everyone to go home except for these two random kids, who’re probably going to die. Bonnie and Matt walk in, unaware of the fact that Klaus is inside. Rebecca comes in dragging Tyler in tow, who she conveniently attacked in the hallway. Klaus tel...

'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Disturbing Behavior

10/7/2011 4:04pm EDT
The Vampire Diaries
We begin back in Chicago, where Klaus and Co. are shopping for Rebecca, seeing as how she only has clothes from the 19th century. Stefan steps outside for some air and sees Katherine, who’s up to who knows what. She knows that Elena has the necklace Klaus is looking for and she wants in on whatever Stefan’s planning. Of course, Stefan says no, but you can’t blame him given Katherine’s track record.

Back in Mystic Falls, Elena and Damon are making chili for the founder’s party, which seems like another excuse just to flirt with each other. Rick walks in and immediately steps into the pseu...