On tonight's all new episode of The Vampire Diaries on The CW, Elena (Nina Dobrev) finds out that Damon (Ian Somerhalder) spent the night with Rebekah (Claire Holt). Elena is understandably hurt, angry, and jealous when she finds out. But maybe
she should've thought before she was so careless with Damon's feelings. Granted, Damon was hurt, sleeping with Rebekah probably wasn't the best way to deal with it. Elena and Damon have a great dynamic, and many fans are hoping that they can forgive each other. It's clear they both have feelings for each other.
Elijah (Daniel Gilles) tries to talk to Rebekah about their mother because he doesn't trust her. But all Rebekah seems to care about is getting revenge on Elena for killing her.
Ric (Matt Davis) gives Damon a hard time about sleeping with Rebekah. He and Meredith (Torrey DeVito) go on a date that gets interrupted when Damon and Stefan ask Ric to help with the plan to stop the ritual.
And it's a good thing too because Meredith is still a murder suspect. Ric thinks that the killer could've been a vampire, and when he gets too close to the truth,Meredith shoots him.
Meanwhile Esther recruits Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Abbey (Persia White) to help her work the spell that will kill her children.Esther has to channel their powers because they are descendants of the witch that cast the spell to turn the family into vampires in the first place.
Elena feels guilty about lying to Elijah about her knowledge of the ritual. She tries to
convince Bonnie and Caroline (Candice Accola) to find a way to spare Elijah's life, unfortunately her friends don't agree with her.
Elijah shows up at Elena's house to confront her about lying to him and she finally tells him the truth about the ritual that Esther is planning. Elena apologizes to Elijah and offers to help stop Esther.
Elijah kidnaps her and put her in the cave, where Rebekah is waiting to kill her. Elijah tells Damon and Stefan (Paul Wesley) that he will give Rebekah permission to kill Elena unless they help him stop Esther's ritual. The only way to stop the ritual is to disrupt the power that Esther is channeling from the witches. Damon and Stefan agree to the terms of the deal in order to save Elena.
But Rebekah is reluctant to kill Elena because she wants to get revenge on her, if the ritual fails. The girls spend most of their time in the cave bickering. Elena knows that
Rebekah only slept with Damon to get back at her.
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) continues to flirt with Caroline, but she spurns his advances. When Klaus realizes the truth about the impending ritual and starts to feel its effects, he tries to blame Caroline.
But then Elijah shows up, and they go together to the old witch house where the ritual is set to take place.
Stefan knows that he will have to kill either Bonnie or Abbey to stop the ritual and save Elena. He doesn't want to do it, and neither does Damon. Damon suggests that only one of them has to get their hands dirty. They flip a coin but Damon turns Abbey into a vampire to stop the ritual so Stefan didn't have to do it.
When Abbey gets turned into a vampire, it takes away Esther's power and the ritual fails. All of The Original vampires survive.
Elena is set free and Elijah leaves her a note of apology. After Elena is set free, she
goes to see Bonnie. But Bonnie doesn't want to see her because she is angry that Abbey was turned.
At the end of the episode, Rebekah and Klaus have a conversation. And it's revealed from pictures within the cave that one white ash tree is still growing. This is significant because a stake from white ash is the only thing that can kill an Original.
The Originals, particularly Elijah and Rebekah are interesting characters so many
fans are probably glad that Esther's ritual didn't succeed.
Elijah and Elena have good chemistry together, and hopefully Daniel Gilles will remain a recurring character if the writers don't wise up and make him a series regular.
This episode of The Vampire Diaries was exciting and full of surprises. Unfortunately fans will have to wait until March 15 for more new episodes.