OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES SE 1 EPISODE 20 ‘BLOOD BROTHERS’
Written by OBS Staff Member Rose
WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD
In this episode we learn more of the Salvatore Brothers past. It seems both brothers had Katherine blood in their systems so when they both were shot while trying to save her during the vamp raid in their day, they subsequently died, and they began their transition to vampirism.
Damon had drunk from Katherine willingly, while unbeknownst to Stefan, Katherine compelled him to drink it. To make their transition complete they must drink blood from another. Damon is against this and Stefan knows it’s that or death.
Stefan visits his father to say goodbye and let him know he will not fully transition and will be killing himself by not feeding. This is when Stefan learns his own father shot both him and his brother for siding with the vampires. Stefan’s father tries to kill him, but he is staked himself accidentally when Stefan pushes him violently away. Stefan drinks his own father’s blood and that is how he crosses over.
Stefan awakes imprisoned after being injected by Elena (in the last episode). Both Elena and Damon locked him up in the basement so they could keep him both safe and away from dining on unsuspecting victims. Elena of course, has been staying at the brother’s house since his imprisonment to watch over him. Stubbornly Elena visits Stefan alone inside his cell and Stefan turns all shifty and scary yelling at her to leave, but she doesn’t budge. It is then that Stefan tells Elena of the story of how he became a full vampire.
Meanwhile Alaric Saltzman dug into Uncle John’s past, found a common thread between Isabella’s old cell number and the number Elena’s Uncle continually calls, so Alaric recruits Damon to go on a meet and greet at the address for the cell number. When they arrive they think they’re alone till Damon sees blood in the fridge and Alaric is attacked by a vampire named Henry that was in the tomb. When Henry realizes they aren’t friends of John, things turn ugly and Henry is killed. Alaric realizes he is done searching for Isabella.
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