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The Vampire Diaries: Elena Confronts Her Doppleganger, Katherine Is In Love, Stefan Gets Broody, Jenna Barbecues and Damon is a Dick

Finally, the evil Katherine returns to The Vampire Diaries and confronts Elena.  I wish their encounter had been longer but I will take this thirty second or so conversation like Lindsay Lohan collects mug shots.  Their exchange was altogether too brief though - - Elena asked why they looked alike and Katherine told her she asked the wrong question.  Hmmm . . .

So in last week's episode we found out that Katherine had apparently been developing an immunity to vervaine for the last 145 years after Stefan attempted to use it against her.  Not before she told him some history of werewolves and Mystic Falls (George Lockwood was a shifter and knew that Katherine was a blood sucker) and admitted that she had truly fallen in love with Stefan and had not compelled him to fall in love with her, as he suspected.  She claims to have returned to Mystic Falls solely to return to Stefan.

I'm not buying this because Katherine has had 145 years to seek Stefan out and declare her undying (pun intended) love but she waits until Elena is in the picture.  I'm hoping that we will find out what or who Katherine is obviously running from. 

The barbecue was the best part of the episode, although apparently Jenna has zero friends other than Mason (who just returned to Mystic Falls) and Alaric (who she has really just started hanging out with).  Does she not have any girlfriends?  At least she was the one attendee who got tipsy. 

Damon was a hoot, from his self-proclaimed "I'm a dick" to many wolf-isms being dropped in Mason's presence.  Mason is not nearly as dumb as he looks and proposes a truce to Damon, acknowledging that he is aware that Damon is a vampire.  Damon, being Damon, keeps the truce for about five minutes before he stabs Mason with a silver knife.  Mason just as quickly pulls the knife out and discounts the tale that silver will kill a werewolf. 

Mason also disclosed to Tyler that the werewolf curse is triggered by killing someone . . .

Slick move, Vampire Diaries.  Now I'm curious to know what, if anything, will kill werewolves.  And who Mason killed to become a werewolf . . .

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