‘The Vampire Diaries’ 4.13 Episode Recap And Review: Into The Wild

Drama, drama, drama! That’s all I can say about this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries. While the gang of unlikely allies arrives on a seemingly abandoned island, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Tyler (Michael Trevino), and Caroline (Candice Accola) are stuck in the Gilbert house sorting out their differences.

Jumping right into the action! Shane (David Alpay), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Jeremy (Steven McQueen), Bonnie (Kat Graham), Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Rebekah (Claire Holt) are already on the island that supposedly holds Silas and the cure. It’s not surprising that they’re wasting no time, seeing as Klaus will only be holed up for so long. The gang immediately has friction upon arriving to the island. Elena tries to stake Rebekah, Damon tortures Shane, and it turns out that they’re not alone! Jeremy is almost killed, but is rescued by an unknown person, who I believe is the member of the brotherhood of the five that we caught a glimpse of towards the end of the episode.

It also turns out that Shane has been hiding a massive secret. It is revealed that there’s a magical well on the island that has the power to make a lost loved one appear. Shane put this to use when he was there previously, revealing that he was able to see his dead wife! Yup. Turns out that Shane had lost both his son and his wife awhile ago… Plot twist: His wife died from using the same magic that he taught Bonnie! Major trust issues are brewing! It is also revealed that his dead wife was also the one who told Shane about Silas and pretty much started this whole mess. So either Shane is telling the truth, or he’s freaking insane… Or both. Honestly, I was getting extremely lost throughout this whole explanation. Too much information to sink in!

Things become even more messed up when Jeremy goes missing! After a bit of frantic looking, it turns out that Shane backstabbed everyone. Shane setup Jeremy’s kidnapping, led Bonnie into the middle of the woods with no way of escaping… Forcing her to complete the spell that will kill her without Shane’s guidance, and he stole the tombstone back from Rebekah. So he pretty much screwed everyone over.

Meanwhile, Klaus is still stuck in the Gilbert house. Tyler decides to rub his confinement in his face, but it inevitably backfires! Out of anger, Klaus stabs and bites Caroline, leaving her to die. In hopes of saving her, Tyler pleads and promises his servitude to Klaus, but he won’t have it! Out of ideas, Tyler decides to ‘leave’ Caroline to die in front of Klaus as a bit of payback. It isn’t as bad as it sounds, though. As Caroline lays dying, she explains to Klaus that he is capable of redemption, because anyone who can love can be saved. This was definitely one of the best scenes in tonights episode. As always, Joseph Morgan displayed a vast amount of emotions in a split second, leaving the audience in awe. In the end, he saves Caroline… Proving, once again, that Klaus is the best thing to ever happen to The Vampire Diaries.

Eh, this episode didn’t really thrill me. The only parts that really ‘wowed’ me were the Klaus/Caroline scene and the Stefan/Rebekah ‘I’m not the bad guy’ scene. To be quite honest, TVD is in too deep! The storyline this season has gotten a bit out of hand, and although this show is known for its twists, I’m starting to think that it’s reaching a point where the twists are becoming too much. Honestly, it’s becoming hard to keep up! I had higher hopes for this episode, seeing as the last few weeks have been epic. All I can say is, TVD spent most of season two looking for the Sun and the Moon curse, only to find out that it was fake… Could the same be real for the cure?



  • Who was the hunter at the end of the episode?
  • The third sacrifice? Who’s going to be the bait?
  • If Elena is cured, will she continue to love Damon?


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