‘The Vampire Diaries’ 4.11 Recap And Review: Catch Me If You Can

The race for the cure begins to reach new levels of desperation on The Vampire Diaries. While Klaus (Joseph Morgan) takes matters into his own hands involving Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) tattoo map, Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) stops at nothing to prevent Jeremy’s tattoo from spreading. Meanwhile, Stefan and Rebekah realize that there are others interested in the cure. It’s obvious that this cure is consuming all of our favorite character’s storylines, but the question is, how far are they truly willing to go?

After refusing to abide by Klaus’ rules, Jeremy is forced to, not only protect himself, but Matt (Zach Roerig) as well! Klaus compels a dozen or more vampires to kill Matt, forcing Jerbear to kick his hunting skills into full force. Luckily (or not so luckily), Kol decides to intervene and ends up killing all of the new vamps, before they can kill Matt. Yet Kol only does this to prevent Jeremy from being able to increase the map-tattoo on his arm. Before we know it, Kol gets creative and when his threats to Jeremy get interrupted, he decides to take Damon captive. Instigating full on torture/compulsion to Damon. Now, Damon is compelled to not stop until he kills Jeremy. Uh oh.

Bonnie (Kat Graham), on the other hand, is stuck with Professor Shane (David Alpay) for the day… In a police station. After April (and apparently Rebekah) comes forward about Shane’s secrets, Bonnie is forced to accept the truth in Shane’s involvement in the death of twelve innocents. Shane explains that he did it all for the greater good in finding the cure, but things take a sour turn when he brings Grams (Jasmine Guy) into the equation. Dark Bonnie is unleashed, and she becomes the closest she’s ever been to a full-on badass. Fire and hand-breaking ensued. It turns out that Shane believes that Bonnie is a prodigy, and could very well be the most powerful witch of all time. Shocker.

Lastly, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) spend the entire episode together. Rebekah unleashes Stefan’s fun side, while also torturing some fellow for finding the tombstone of Silas. It turns out that Stefan, Rebekah, Damon, Elena, Bonnie, Professor Shane, and Klaus aren’t the only ones interested in the cure. Regardless, the man ends up brutally killing himself, and leaves Rebekah and Stefan with the tombstone, as well as a nagging Elena (Nina Dobrev). After Elena calls Stefan, hoping to guilt him into helping her save Damon and Jeremy, Stefan ends up saving the day. Damon is alive (after almost biting the bullet… No pun intended), Jeremy is in one piece, Elena is pouty, and all is right in the world.

I enjoyed this episode a lot! Not nearly as much as last week’s insane ‘After School Special,’ but still a good lot. Bonnie and Stefan both unleashed their inner badass, making me completely giddy. And Kol was one attractive bastard. It was interesting to see just how far each of the Original siblings were willing to go to find/destroy the cure. This episode provided a basis as to just how desperate everyone is to get what they want. One thing I must point out, as the show goes on, Elena is getting more and more unbearable. I hate to say it, but she’s just a really unlikable character at the moment, especially during this episode. She makes countless mistakes, wants everything done her way, and is indescribably selfish. Stefan most certainly hit the mark during his confrontation towards the end of the episode. Regardless, ‘Catch Me If You Can’ was an awesome episode! I truly enjoyed it, and I’m definitely looking forward to what our writers have planned for us next week.



  • Thoughts on Stefan/Rebekah hookup?
  • Do you think Jeremy has the power to kill Kol?
  • Thoughts on badass Bonnie?


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  1. i do not want them to kill kol.. i love him on the show. i hope they find a way to help bonnie control her magic better. hate for her to lose herself completely to dark magic. she is already having a hard time with it.