So Jeremy’s not doing so great in school. And getting into fights. Yeah, that’s the biggest problem this week, show. Sure. Even you can’t keep up the fiction that anyone, not even Elena, cares about Jeremy’s education. It does make for some weird parent-teacher moments when both Elena (semi-herself again) and Damon (his guardian? When he’s not trying to kill him?) show up at the high school. Wisely, Jeremy moves out of the Salvatore dungeon and into the Lockwood Mansion, where the only normal boys left alive can be found. Well, Tyler is a wolf AND a vamp, but he never drank the kool-aid. Or I guess, he undrank it by breaking his sire bond with Klaus, good job Tyler! Way to pick sides! Just an excuse for the horny duo to snog in a classroom, and then to get waylaid by newbie witch Liv, who isn’t so newbie after all. She almost kills Elena, but is intercepted by Damon, and flees. The witches are trying to do the opposite of whatever it is the Traveler’s want with Elena and Stefan. This has been the subplot of the whole season, except we didn’t know about the witch faction. Travelers, despite doing magic spells and making sacrifices, aren’t witches. Sort of. While Stefan remains Sloan’s mind-puppet, Carolyn and Enzo head to Atlanta to deal with last doppelganger Tom Avery. Who seems a genuinely nice guy, for all we see of him. He’s been in a coma for several months, maintained by a witch in a trance. For four months? Who knows, vampires might be after him, and so decides to meditate in a direct line of sight from her open doorway? Very unlikely, but it allows Enzo to kill her with a doorknob, thus allowing vamp access to her house. Why do witches always have amazing power, but terrible planning skills? Enzo can’t help but fall a little in love with Carolyn, but that doesn’t stop him killing Tom when she’s not looking. Which means the Travelers get their way, and in a very eerie scene most of them immolate themselves in a junkyard. Which means Bonnie gets an onslaught of ghostly passengers and as she passes out something sneaks in from the Other Side. We don’t know what yet, but it’s called Markos. The Vampire Diaries 5.17 "Rescue Me"3.0Overall ScoreShare this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.