SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this post or the comments until you’ve watched The Vampire Diaries episode 3.11, “Our Town.”
What a night! Vampire Diaries episode 3.11 had us screaming in sheer terror one second and clutching our hearts with tears in our eyes the next. From Stefan decapitating Klaus‘ hybrid minions to Matt comforting Elena on the same bridge her parents had died on (or under, technically) to Tyler biting Caroline in a moment of blind ecstasy (otherwise known as “putting Klaus needs first”), “Our Town” teemed with GASP!-worthy moments.
However, there can only be one Scene Stealer winner per Vampire Diaries episode, and the award for “Our Town” goes to Mister Niklaus (or just Klaus if you’re monosyllabic like that) for his unexpected display of humanity.
You see, at the beginning of the episode Klaus was being a total buzz-kill (emphasis on kill if you will). Instead of minding his own business after the whole Jeremy debacle (where he asked Tony to run the poor kid over), Klaus decided it was high time to turn into an old school brother who tears off his sister’s Barbie doll’s head —except, in this case, Klaus asked Tyler Lockwood (practically his son if you ask us) to bite (not behead — phew) a real-life Barbie doll… Vampire Barbie aka Caroline Forbes. (Let’s just say it all now in unison. 1…2…3…poor Caroline!)
As everyone knows all too well at this point, a werewolf’s bite is fatal to a vampire. So, in a nutshell, Klaus was trying to eliminate Care-Bear on her birthday just to teach Stefan a lesson. (Take notes, Ripper, and watch a real villain in action!) And, the worst part is that his diabolic plan almost worked! Even though Tyler put his foot down with his sire and told him he would never ever hurt his blonde boo, he eventually did bite her (due to his lack of free will and all). Furthermore, the incident unfortunately occurred after one of Tyler’s finest moments — during which he professed his love for Caroline and swooped in for a kiss. (DAMN IT!)
However, in a totally incomprehensible sweep of mercy, Klaus appeared at Caroline’s doorstep and asked to be invited in so that he can save her. The sheriff obliged and Klaus officially gained 24/7 access to the Forbes household. After that, everything that followed blurred into a blissful dream: Klaus entered Caroline’s bedroom. She asked if he was going to kill her and he replied he wouldn’t do that to a lady on her birthday. Then, Klaus sprung into the most beautiful, inspirational speech our little ears ever did hear:
“I could let you die, if that’s what you really want. But if you really believe your existence has no meaning…[He gets a little choked up.] I thought about it myself, once or twice over the centuries, truth be told. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. There’s a whole world out there waiting for you. Great cities and art and music. Genuine beauty. You can have a thousand more birthdays — all you have to do is ask.”
Caroline swooned and confessed that she did not want to die. He fed her his powerade blood. She healed. And then some intimate upper torso cradling took place. (The best part of their whole interaction though was when Klaus scoffed at the charm bracelet Tyler had purchased Caroline and, in turn, gifted her with an even better version — one with “genuine beauty”!)
So, either Klaus has a soft spot for birthdays, a weird fetish for his sidekicks’ lady friends, or his loneliness has finally gotten the best of him to the point where he’s making amends and comforting much-younger vampires! Or, maybe –just maybe — he’s up to something treacherous and evil. (Who knows with these hybrids!) Either way, we smell a new romance blooming, and this time around it’s between a blonde beauty and a 1000-year-old hybrid king. Oh sweet honey boo boo love!
Now it’s your turn! Which scene from Vampire Diaries episode 3.11, “Our Town” took your breath away? Tell us in the comments!