‘The Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Episode 4.11 “Catch Me If You Can”

Catch Me if you Can

The race for the cure is still on and teams are running wild, but Kol is determined to keep them all from their prize.  Poor Damon’s in some serious need of drink (or pain meds) from all the butt kicking, the hunter becomes the hunted, and there’s a new couple in the making.

“I don’t take orders from you, dick.” ~ Jeremy

Klaus is determined to move things along in the race for the cure.  He serves up an entire bar full of newbie vampires for Jeremy to kill.  When Jeremy resists, Klaus turns on Matt, threatening to send the vamps after him.  Kill or be killed.  An exciting start to the episode with Jeremy and Matt on the run.  Aided by Damon and Elena, they make it to the safety of the lake house.

“We’re not going to back off the cure because you were told one too many bedtime stories, you idiot.” ~ Damon

Thanks to Kol who’s determined to keep everyone away from the cure, Damon and Jeremy get to the bar and find a pile of dead vampires.  Enter Kol.  He’s aggressive, angry and in attack mode.  Jeremy bolts, and Damon’s left at Kol’s mercy.  A little torture and compulsion, and Damon’s on a mission to kill Jeremy.  The hunt is on and Jeremy heads for the tunnels under the Mystic Grill.  A lot of running for this vamp hunter.  Jeremy shoots Damon several times, knocking him out.  But in true vamp style, Damon’s up and at it in no time, and the hunt is back on.  Elena intercepts them but the compulsion is too strong.  Stefan arrives in a flash to save the day by snapping Damon’s neck and locking him up in the Salvatore basement.  Poor Damon.  Ok, seriously, cut the guy some slack!  He’s been stabbed, punched, shot at, and had his neck broken.  Talk about a bad day.

“If you’re here to remind me of our last place status, I’m very well aware.” ~ Stefan

Stefan and Rebekah have teamed up to find the cure, a search that takes a detour when they decide to have a little fun with some of the professor’s herbs.  A trip down memory lane loosens things up even more but they’re interrupted by a suicidal psycho who finds the head stone they’re searching for.  When questioning him, he bites off his own tongue and stabs himself.  Ouch.

“You don’t know what I look like when I’m not in love with you.” ~ Stefan

Stefan’s adopted a hard-core, carefree attitude towards Elena, an interesting change for him as he’s been in love with Elena since the day they met.  If he’s hurt, he’s hiding it well and turns to Rebekah for a little no strings attached fun.  And they’re hot together.  Hm, Rebekah and Stefan doing the duvet dance?  Elena’s not going to be a happy camper when she hears about this new development.

“I have all this power now and I’m worried that I won’t be able to control it.” ~ Bonnie

The sheriff arrests Professor Shane.  Mum’s the word for the professor, who clams up in the presence of the sheriff, but when Bonnie enters the interrogation room, he’s quick to spill the beans on his involvement with the explosion at the Young Farm.  Easy peasy.   Playing on Bonnie’s emotions, he brings up poor old Grams.  It works and she stays to listen.  Bonnie loses her cool, sets fire to the interrogation room and does a little bone crushing on the professor, but the professor’s quick to rein her in.  Professor Shane may have calmed her down, but Bonnie’s on to him.  We hope.

“Kol compelled Damon to kill you.  You’re going to kill Kol instead.”

The pressure’s on for Jeremy who’s being bullied by Klaus to complete his mark.  Elena steps in with a plan to kill Kol.  Kill Kol and his entire band of merry vampires sired to him die too.  One vamp down, hundreds more die, and Jeremy’s mark is complete.  Right?

Will Jeremy pull off Elena’s plan?  Will Bonnie give Professor Creepy another chance?  What’s in store for Rebekah and Stefan?  And just how long will Damon stay locked in the basement?

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