Oh My Effing God. This episode will absolutely BLOW your mind, –it’s hot, it’s sexy, it’s got action, and deaths, –no ‘big’ deaths really, except for, well, let me not get too ahead of myself here. Basically, it’s the season finale, everything is coming to a conclusion, and yet, they drop all this other hardcore stuff on us right at the end. It’s insanity! So, it’s Founder’s Day; Elena looks just like Katherine in her Civil War era costume, –that she wears for what, five minutes? Damon is on good behavior, for the most part, and seems to be really trying to be less of a jackass. Stefan is back to good ol’ normal; you know, broody, witty, mellow.
But the big thing going down is that the device is working, and the tomb vampire team is on the prowl. The thing is, John knows that the tomb vampires are coming, and he’s using the town founders as bait for vampire revenge. John’s plan is, turn the device on, which lasts for five minutes, –it makes a high pitched noise that drops the vampires; meanwhile, the Secret Council sedates them with vervain, dumps them in a basement and sets them on fire. Problem is, Mayor Lockwood and Tyler Lockwood are also affected by the device. Mayor Lockwood is rounded up with Damon, and Anna, –who had just finished giving Jeremy a vial of her blood.
Tyler, outside of town, crashes a car, with Matt and Caroline included in the cargo. Matt is fine, but Tyler, who basically had a seizure, drops. Caroline falls unconscious later, –right after something really freaky happens to Tyler’s eyes. Hmm. Werewolf boy emerges! ..even if it is only for a split second. In the end, Bonnie helps Stefan and Elena save Damon, but it’s too late for Anna, who was killed by John, and even Mayor Lockwood, who was killed by another vampire in the blaze. However, some other really freaky shit goes on too. Damon has a talk with Jeremy, and might have accidentally convinced Jeremy to become a vampire, then runs into Elena.
Upstairs, while Jeremy uses muscle relaxers to presumably kill himself, while Anna’s blood is in his system, Damon is running into who he thinks is Elena. After a really sweet, heartfelt confession, he kisses her. ‘Elena’ goes in the house, and after a what appears to be a short reconciliation with John, who we now know is her biological father, she promptly cuts his fingers off and stabs him. That’s right kids, Katherine is in town, and Elena walks into the house only a moment after she’s disemboweled her father. And then the episode ends. Which means… we have to wait FOREVER! for the next one. I dunno about you, but I’m investing in the books asap.