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The Vampire Diaries Episode: "Heart of Darkness"

Season 3, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: Tyler returns to Mystic Falls and soon suspects that something has been going on between Caroline and Klaus. Meanwhile, Elena and Damon visit Jeremy in Denver and learn that he is hanging with the wrong crowd.
Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2012
Guest Cast Joseph Morgan: Klaus Claire Holt: Rebecca
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Season 3, Episode 19
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Length: 42:25
Aired: 4/19/2012
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The Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: "Heart of Darkness" Season 3, Episode 19

No point in burying the lede on this one. Damon and Elena made out. It was hot. Jeremy interrupted. Elena continued to be confused. And a lot of other awesome stuff happened too, so let's get to recapping.

Alaric is locked in the dungeon where he'll hopefully morph into his crazy self and reveal where he hid the white oak dagger. Stefan decides to stay and hang with him (while Damon and Elena road trip it and get Jeremy) and soon the two are boozing to try to speed up the turning process. Alas, it doesn't work, and neither does Klaus "killing him" so they soon resort to physical violence.

On the road, Damon and Elena find Jeremy at the batting cages .(The brooding loner took up sports?) They explain they need him to get in touch with dead Rose and find out who turned her so they can figure out the bloodline. (She turned Katherine who then turned Damon and Stefan.) But before Jeremy gets his witchy voodoo on, his new bestie Kol shows up. Jeremy is shocked to learn he's an Original, and soon Damon stakes him to give them a heads start to get out of Dodge.

The threesome arrive at a motel where Damon, after being sarcastic, recalls how he gave Rose a dream on her deathbed to ease the pain and fear. It's enough to summon her, and soon she's communicating with Jeremy. She says hi, that she's rooting for Delena, but that she doesn't know whose bloodline she comes from because an Original didn't turn her, some chick named Mary did.

Back in Mystic Falls, Caroline is finally reunited with Tyler, and immediately after embracing they head straight to sexy time. After, as they lay under the stars, Caroline explains that finding out if the sire bond is broken isn't his biggest problem. She reveals that if Klaus isn't responsible for the Salvatore bloodline, then he can be killed, regardless if that then kills Tyler. But the two are hit with another bump when they go back to sleep at Caroline's house, and Tyler finds the drawings from Klaus. She says nothing happened between the two, but Tyler insists on finding another place to stay for the night.

At Casa de Original, Rebekah returns home to find Esther there. Esther explains that her body is weakened because Abby died and her power comes from the Bennett line. In an emotional exchange, Esther also tells her daughter she's been looking over her for 1,000 years, but that no one should live that long and that's why they should all be killed. Esther grabs Rebekah's hands, but then falls dead to the ground.

In the motel room, a shirtless Damon is sipping on blood as Elena watches.  They stare at each other until he joins her in bed. She brings up what he did for Rose and asks, "Why don't you let people see the good in you?" Damon responds, "When they see good they expect good and I don't want to have to live up to anyone's expectations." He then slowly takes her hand, but she jumps out of bed to get away. He follows and as she can no longer resist, she kisses him. A lot. Until Jeremy interrupts.  Rose found an address for Mary.

At the "vampire hoarders" house, Elena and Damon find Mary dead. Turns out Kol has already gotten to her. Now they'll never know who turned Mary.

Back at the dungeon, Stefan is fighting Alaric so that he'll be threatened and hopefully turn into his psycho alter ego. It actually works, and a beaten-up Alaric reveals he hid the stake in the cave — where vampires cannot go due to an old spell.

Damon, meanwhile, wants to pick up where he and Elena left off but she walks away. "What the hell is this?" he asks. "Stefan thinks I have feelings for you," she says. Damon then calls Elena out on the fact that she was waiting for him to screw it all up, because that's what he does, but he says this time he won't. "This time I'm not going to make it so easy for you," he says. They end up driving home in silence where Rose quietly joins Jeremy in the back seat. She knows Jeremy isn't on Team Delena so she tells him why they might be a good thing. "It's not just that she makes him a better person, but he changes her too. Damon challenges her, surprises her. Stefan is different. His love is pure. Damon is either the best thing for her or the worst."

In the final scene, Rebekah accompanies Alaric to the cave to retrieve the stake. While in there he tries to strike a deal that because only one Original has to die, if she helps him, he'll make sure it's not her. But then Rebekah crosses the so-called spell threshold, much to Alaric's shock. "I don't want one dead; I want them all dead." Yep, it's Esther, and she's taken over Rebekah's body. (So is it actually Esther in this photo from finale?)

What did you think of "Heart of Darkness?"

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No point in burying the lede on this one. Damon and Elena made out. It was hot. Jeremy interrupted. Elena continued to be confused. And a lot of other awesome stuff happened too, so let's get to recapping.

Alaric is locked in the dungeon where he'll hopefully morph into his crazy self and reveal where he hid the white oak dagger. Stefan decides to stay and hang with him (while Damon and Elena road trip it and get Jeremy) and soon the two are boozing to try to speed up the turning process. Alas, it doesn't work, and neither does Klaus "killing him" so they soon resort to physical violence.

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