It really is a small world, isn’t it?
On The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 4, a very strong installment of this CW series, we learned that seemingly everyone in Mystic Falls in connected.
Sarah’s mother was a woman named Gail. She was pregnant with Zach Salvatore’s child.
We learned this via a flashback to 1994 that Kai prompted Damon to relive because a certain incident took place on May 10 of that year; the same date on which Kai, Bonnie and Damon are now stuck.
See, Damon had just returned to Mystic Falls and Stefan was willing to give him another chance… only he then took Damon’s daylight ring and locked him away after he found out that Damon was feeding on Gail and Zach.
But Damon escaped during the eclipse and killed a whole bunch of people… including Gail.
However, Gail was rushed to the hospital and a doctor performed some amazing surgery and was able to deliver her baby. That ba turned out to be Sarah, who was informed of this connection by Jeremy.
So there’s one connection.
Tripp, meanwhile, admitted to Matt that he returned to Mystic Falls after the gas leak (which was really just a lie to cover up for The Grill explosion on The Vampire Diaries Season 5 finale) from the summer in order to check on his grandmother.
Once he crossed the border, previously-compelled memories came flooding back to him and he remembered that his wife was killed by a vampire. That’s why he’s now intent on destroying all vampire, while tracking down the one who killed his beloved.
He admitted all this to Matt, who was being all coy about what he knows of course, and then showed Matt that he has Enzo prisoner and plans on using him to find the other vampires in town, such as the one who bit Sarah’s neck (Elena, as we know.).
Elsewhere, Stefan tried to show Elena how to start fresh, but then grew frustrated at her acting all high and mighty. He told her about the memory-erasing thing.
Elena confronted Alaric about it (who was upset that he effed up flirting with Jo because he’s now obsessed with blood), who showed Elena a journal entry she made about what happened. It advised her NOT to have her memories restored if she’s feeling at all happy with thoughts of Damon flooding her brain… And new Elena decided to heed old Elena’s advice.
Meanwhile, in 1994… Bonnie and Damon learned that Kai was a member of the Gemini Coven in Oregon. But he murdered all his brothers and sisters. So they sent him back to May 10, 1994.
He has a way of escaping, via Bonnie’s magic and some device called The Ascendant. But Bonnie doesn’t want to bring a serial killer back to present day Mystic Falls. However, Kai has the ability to absorb other people’s magic and he threatened to take away all of Bonnie’s killing her in the process, unless she cooperated and got them out of there.
Finally, Stefan received a surprise visitor while working on his car: IVY! Enzo fed her some blood and now she’s a vampire. Good luck with that, buddy!
Overall, an enjoyable hour that moved many plots along nice.
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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 4 Recap: Making Connections