SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this post or the comments until you’ve watched The Vampire Diaries episode 3.12, “The Ties That Bind.”
“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ” ~ Jane Howard
As usual, a lot went down in Mystic Falls tonight — death threats, coffin hiding, and unconventional medical treatments. (Just run-of-mill stuff of course!) However, If there’s anything to be said about “The Ties That Bind,” it’s that this ep was all about family. From Bonnie and Abby’s mother-daughter reunion to Stefan and Damon fighting (yes, again) to Bill Forbes returning to recondition Tyler (for Caroline’s sake), the night was positively bursting with familial returns.
Oh and speaking about returns….
ELIJAH IS BACK FROM THE DEAD AND HE MEANS BUSINESS, Y’ALL! Turns out that Damon is a lot smarter than his buddies give him credit for. Although he allowed Klaus to reclaim three of the four coffins, Damon managed to hide the most important one (otherwise known as The Mystery Coffin That Doesn’t Open). Moreover, because he’s just full of fun surprises, Mr. Crows-Are-My-Best-Friends Salvatore “undaggered” Elijah.
And the look of astonishment on Klaus’ face (which quickly replaced his smug Alpha Dog victory glow) when Elijah plunged into his hybrid wing-man’s chest and tore out his fast-beating heart…well, that was pretty much the highlight of the evening. So, overall, this week’s TVD Scene Stealer award goes to Elijah for his impeccable timing and extraordinary flair for the dramatic. Well played, sir!
Now it’s your turn! Which scene from Vampire Diaries episode 3.12, “The Ties That Bind” left you in utter disbelief? Tell us in the comments!