Ooh la la it certainly was an evening of all things hot and dangerous. "The Vampire Diaries" delivered the goods on "Dangers Liaisons" (aired Feb. 9, 2012). Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finally strips down her cold exterior and seduces her. No, not Elena (Nina Dobrev), she's still carrying a torch for Stefan (Paul Wesley). Damon was angry with himself, his brother and Elena and Rebekah Rebekah (Claire Holt) was there to ease his pain.
Rebekah was after Elena from the beginning. First she tried to attack her in the hospital parking lot, but the honorable Elijah (Daniel Gillies) saved the day. Poor Becky tries to pout and calls them both "pathetic" and runs off. Later she targets non-supernatural teen, Matt (Zach Roerig) who just wants to get through his senior year without being turned into something undead, thank you.
She figures Matt's a friend of Elena's (actually ex-boyfriend but Rebekah misses that point) and one way to hurt Elena is to kill Matt. She enlists the help of her brother, Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), but then she changes her mind when Matt is kind to her by covering her shoulders with her coat.
Maybe she's a little slow from being staked so many times, but by the end of the episode Rebekah realizes the best way to hurt Elena is to do what Elena does not have the nerve to do: sleep with Damon. The vampire pair are hot and heavy in a scene that finally unleashes weeks of pent up sexual tension between them.
Having a Ball
There's another ball in Mystic Falls, because apparently when you live in a town both plagued and terrorized by vampires, werewolves and witches, you need to wear ball gowns and tuxes frequently. Who wouldn't want to get all dressed up and party in the den of the original vampire family? Everyone looks stunning in their formal wear as the attend the Mikaelson's ball which Caroline (Candice Accola) calls a "twisted Cinderella fetish."
It's nice that Esther (Alice Evans) is happy to be reunited with her family and wants to host a formal, but what is she really up to? The Original Witch looks good with her cropped and straightened hair, but she's still out for blood.
Spelling It Out for Elena
Elena has to trick Damon into getting killed by Stefan so she can head upstairs and see the Original Witch on her own. What does the witch want? The same thing everyone else seems to want, a little piece of the doppelganger. She must feel like a pin cushion by now. She wants her family to be one and needs the doppelganger's blood to bind them all together in a ritual.
The essence of the blood will be shared in a champagne toast and all of the kids willingly drink it, without suspecting anything. The witch finishes the ritual with the blood of her son and a family tree of blood forms on a piece of paper with her children's name on it, then it bursts into flames. Now Klaus and his siblings are linked. If one goes, they all go together.
Elena has to lie to Elijah, who asked her to let him know what his mother was planning. He doesn't seem to completely believe her completely and that will certainly come back to bite her.
Klaus admits to Caroline that he fancies her. What like a fancy feast, Klaus? He sends her a blue ball gown and an invitation. At the ball he dances with her and they almost have a civil chat about the horse Caroline goes outside to admire. The smooth vampire even invites her to a private room to see his etchings. She admires his paintings and his talent. She's not having any of it, though and tosses the bracelet he gave her one the ground telling him he can't buy people, he needs to try to understand them instead.
Later she finds a gift on her bed and rolls her eyes, knowing it's from the hybrid. It's a sketch of Caroline with a horse, with a message, "Thank you for being honest - Klaus." You can see her icy demeanor toward Klaus starting to melt, despite the fact that she despises him for so many things, including siring her boyfriend. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, Klaus.
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