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The Vampire Diaries Episode: "Klaus"

Season 2, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: Elena brings Elijah back to life by removing the magical dagger from his heart and he reveals to her Klaus' true purpose for breaking the so-called moonstone curse. Meanwhile, a flashback to 1491 reveals how Katherine met Elijah and Klaus.
Original Air Date: Apr 21, 2011
Guest Cast Joseph Morgan: Klaus Daniel Gillies: Elijah
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Season 2, Episode 19
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Length: 09:23:43
Aired: 4/21/2011
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The Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: "Klaus" Season 2, Episode 19

On this week's Vampire Diaries, Elijah is brought back to life, we finally meet the real Klaus, another human is let in on the vampire secret and there is so much history revealed that my brain hurts.

Elena sits as Elijah suddenly comes back to life and his first word is "Katerina." We jump right into the episode's first flashback set in 1492 England where Lord Elijah introduces Katerina to Klaus.

In present day, Stefan realizes both Elena and Elijah are gone. He gets Elena on the phone and she tells him that she needs time alone with Elijah and Stefan needs to respect her decision. She gives Elijah the dagger back to show that he can trust her. After a quick stop at the Lockwood mansion for clothes, Elijah continues to reveal history and drops the bomb that he and Klaus are brothers. "I'm a bit behind on the times but I believe the term you're searching for is OMG," Elijah says. Exactly. Turns out Klaus and Elijah are part of the original family from which vampires were created.  He explains that nothing can kill an original -- save for wood from one tree which his family made sure to burn. So if the originals can walk in the sun, then why does Klaus want to break the curse of the sun and moon? Well, turns out it's fake. More on that later.

Jenna has returned home, but unfortunately Klaric has joined her. "Do you believe in vampires, Jenna?" Klaric says before spewing words about being obsessed with them. Stefan screams at Jenna to leave and gets his vampire veiny face on before he starts beating him. The damage is done and Jenna now knows the truth. Elena leaves Elijah briefly to comfort her aunt and admit that not only do vampires exist, but basically everyone around her has known but her.

So back to the curse. Klaus does need the doppelganger, but created the myth in order to have every member of two warring species on the look-out for her. But the true curse is on Klaus. Elijah's mom had an affair with another man (Klaus' father.) When Elijah's dad learned of the infidelity he killed her lover and his entire family, igniting a war between two species that still wages on today. Yes, Klaus' dad was a werewolf, making him a hybrid. But the curse is that the witches made his werewolf side dormant and he wants to ignite it. The curse can be broken during a full moon when he's in transition, which is also when he's the weakest and can be killed.

At the Salvatore house, the brothers are at odds once again. Their battle truly mirrors that of Klaus and Elijah's. "Thank you for being in love with my girlfriend ...but I have one thing you never will. Her respect," Stefan says, setting Damon off in outrage. They stop fighting when Elena and Elijah arrive to tell them that the sacrifice will happen and Bonnie will be able to kill Klaus. "You can all go to hell," Damon responds before walking out. In a heart-wrenching scene he tries to get his "girlfriend" Andie to leave, but instead she tells him she cares. He plunges at her neck before saying, "Get out of here before I kill you." As Andie looks back before exiting she sees a teary-eyed Damon with blood running down his mouth.

In the final scene, Greta and Co. cast a spell to release Klaus from Alaric's body. They open up a life-size box and out walks present-day Klaus. "Now that's more like it," he says.

What did you think of this week's episode? Were you able to keep up? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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On this week's Vampire Diaries, Elijah is brought back to life, we finally meet the real Klaus, another human is let in on the vampire secret and there is so much history revealed that my brain hurts.

Elena sits as Elijah suddenly comes back to life and his first word is "Katerina." We jump right into the episode's first flashback set in 1492 England where Lord Elijah introduces Katerina to Klaus.

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