Episode 4.11 of the Vampire Diaries includes vampires, compulsion, and people with dubious motives. Wait, that sounds like every other week.
The episode picks up with Jeremy having to kill a bunch of vampires that Klaus turned. Unfortunately, while they were chasing Jeremy, Damon, and Matt through the woods, the token ‘normal’ human got attacked. They got him to safety, and headed back to take care of the vampires, but found Kol there, and he’d done the job for them. At least one of them doesn’t want Silas to bring out the end of the world.
Kol and Damon fight, which isn’t going to end well, so Jeremy gets ahold of Elena, who then appeals to Klaus for help. Unfortunately, Kol compelled Damon to first stab himself, then forget that he was told to go and kill Jeremy.
This is the episode of phone tag, because once Damon and Elena figure out what’s going on with him, Elena calls Stefan (the guy who she doesn’t love anymore), but Rebekah answers the phone. She gets Stefan’s cooperating with the promise of the cure.
In the meantime, Damon and Jeremy have another mentorship moment, when Damon tells him to shoot, and aim for the heart, otherwise he won’t stop. But Jeremy only shoots him in the head, which doesn’t do much more than slow him down for a few minutes.
More family fighting as Rebekah and Kol square off, and Klaus has to get in the middle of the fight. Then Stefan stops Damon from killing Jeremy, letting Elena get her brother to safety.
Rebekah tries to steal Silas’ headstone from Shane, because that’s what people hold onto these days; I guess grave memorabilia is ‘in.’ But instead, she gave Stefan some herbs, and they fooled around. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get information from their source because he bit off his own tongue, and then stabbed himself in the throat. Compulsion, it’s worse than the flu this season.
Bonnie and Shane have some more ‘magical moments,’ but then Sheriff Forbes arrests him. But, Shane tells Bonnie that nope, he really did kill all those people, and when a ritual is necessary, sometimes that’s just the way things go. But, even though Bonnie realizes that he’s nuts, when offered the chance to see her grandmother again, she jumps at it.
With the sire bond issue, and so on, Damon and Stefan are back at odds because of the compulsion, emotional entanglements, and on account of the fact that Stefan has drained Damon so he isn’t a threat before. For everyone’s good, read: his, Stefan locks Damon up.
And, speaking of people who need to be locked up, Bonnie needs help, but doesn’t think there’s anything wrong. Her father might have wanted to get her help, but he didn’t, proving once again, that most of the parents in Mystic Falls fail. Badly.
Rebekah and Stefan are back at being ‘friendly,’ or at least having sex, and Elena is going to try and kill off one line of Originals, that being Kol, so she, Damon, and Stefan don’t die too.