But one thing does remain unanswered -- how did Caitlyn pick her name?
It's been a looooong summer with no Ian Somerhalder to ogle on the tube, but thankfully, The Vampire Diaries are back and it's back with some bite! Let's talk about the premiere, shall we?! (Obviously, SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Things in Mystic Falls picked up essentially where we left off:
Boone Damon loves Elena. Elena loves Stefan. Stefan is ripping bitches to SHREDS! Seriously, right off the bat we learn that not only does Stefan really earn the nickname Ripper, but he's very, shall we say, "artful" with the way he plays with the pieces of his victims!
It's Elena's 18th birthday and while her friends are trying to cheer her up, she's still pining after her vampire BF, who has deserted her to live out her small town existence without him. However, and take note Bella Swan, rather than sulk around or try to jump off a cliff, Elena takes steps to find her beloved vampy and enlists Damon with leads on his location. Little does she know that Damon already knows Stefan's whereabouts and his going-ons. Turns out, Klaus has Stefan leaving a bloody trail of entrails up and down the Eastern seaboard in a devious plan to create more vampire-werwolf babies. His first stop, Tennessee, to find 7th Heaven alum David Gallagher, who looks like he’s lived in a mountain cave since he was tapping Ashlee Simpson on The WB. Excessive hair = werewolf?
If it does, someone didn't send that memo to Tyler (thankfully), who long story short, finally got it on with Caroline after Elena's birthday. The morning after is going to be pretty awkward though, since - MAJOR SPOILER ALERT - Momma Lockwood shot Caroline in the back with vervain bullets just as she was trying to sneak out of the house! Nothing says good morning like busting a cap in a vampire!
As for Jeremy, he's still seeing his dead girlfriends all over the place, but he's yet to tell his witchy GF Bonnie about it. Instead, tries to will them away with marijuana. It doesn't work, but did anyone else love how Jeremy held the joint, but never actually smoked it? That's how all the kids are doing it these days!
In the end, Stefan killed Damon's girliefriend, revealed that he still feels remorse and creepily called Elena from an unknown number. Despite the fact that she's learned he's making jigsaw puzzles of people, she tells him that she loves him and will fight for him no matter what. Lots of tears. Vampy sobbing. End scene.
Wanna know what happens next week? Check out the video (above) to see Elena's big plan to save Stefan in the promo for the next episode!
Thoughts? Did U enjoy the premiere? Anyone stick around for The Secret Circle after??