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Here we are again reviewing a very nice episode. The title of my review explains pretty well how I feel about this episode. Trust is a very big issue in everyone’s life and actually trusting one’s secrets in someone else sounds really absurd, to say the least. Even though we all have that one person whom we trust the most, right?

The same way, most of us have had that one person we trusted our lives just to hurt us back to a point that leads us to all possible levels of hate. This is the thing in this episode: TRUST.

This factor will become critical during this weeks episode “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes” when the stuff will certainly hit the fan! We include the promotional trailer courtesy of The CW for your enjoyment.

The Vampire DIaries S4x05 - Connor in the trailer

The Killer:

The dynamics we got to see among the characters were excellent. I think all can agree that Director Chris Grismer did a wonderful job! For example, Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) hates Vampires, but he also trusts Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley); let’s not forget his sister who has turned into a vampire too. What to say about Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola)? Although a vampire, she is still kind, cute, adorable… and trustable.

I do not know about you guys, but I would even trust Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), which sounds crazy. The thing is, it does not matter what race it is, there is always gonna be good and evil in each one of them.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Professor Shane

Mr. Tough Vamps’ Hunter, Connor Jordan (Todd Williams) escaped Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) place right in the beginning of the episode and is now on the loose. He paid a visit to Professor Shane (David Alpay) who has obviously been manipulating him from the beginning. This professor Shane is the one behind it all, in fact.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Werewolf toxin

He had sent Connor to Mystic Falls in order to have him killing as many vamps as possible so the Hunter’s Mark would grow to its completion which was the professor’s objective to what ends I have no idea so, until then he would not tell the Hunter what the mark was all about. As Connor’s rant went on with the professor, he let the hunter know Bonnie Bennett’s importance to whatever he has planned.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Werewolf's head

It made me think about the first time we saw “Brotherhood of “The Five” when the witch cast the spell on them. If there is a cure, I believe Shane needs a witch to get it or re-create the scene when the brotherhood was created. But why does he need it? What is his business in all this?

We know that he took Sheila Bennett’s (Jasmine Guy) position as Occult Studies teacher after she died, we also know that Rudy Hopkins (Rick Worthy) is a board member besides being Bonnie Bennett’s (Kat Graham) dad. An interesting tidbit is that Jenna Sommers (Sara Canning) studied there.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Elena and the diary

It makes me shiver to know that we will finally get to see Rudy this season. We have heard about him since season one but little is known. The fact that he disliked or mistrusted Sheila with Bonnie, and the fact that he has never wanted nothing to do with magic will be interesting to see where this is going.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Stefan and the journal

It is cool that the voices over are back in this episode, while Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan were writing on their diaries about the events we have seen so far. At the same time that Elena is lost, feeling hopeless and struggling for survival, Stefan writes about hope.

This once again raises the trust issue on my mind. They are a couple, romantically involved. If they love each other, they have to trust each other. Is not it true? It would have saved them a hell lot of work, suffering, and killings. But then, it would not be as much awesome, right?

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Connor witha knife at Jer's throat

In the meantime, Connor set his plans in motion. He kidnapped Jeremy, Mat Donovan (Zach Roerig) and April Young (Grace Phipps) who happens to be like danger magnets, Damon’s words. Speaking of which had amazing lines in this episodes. This one specially was amazing! Michael Narducci, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec did a great job again.

Also, the scene when Damon talked to Elena about whether Stefan was dodging him or both of them was short, but hilarious, Newbie Vampire remorse was awesome!

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Damon and Elena

The plan was simple, text the vampires inviting them in to rescue the hostages. They get in. Everything explodes. Everyone dies. End of story. Silly hunter… One thing is the theory of the plan; another is when it is taking its course. Everything can go wrong and there is no way to be prepared for everything.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Sefan bossy pants

Bossy pants had a plan that was his and Klaus’ only. So convincing Damon, Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino), Caroline and the whole gang was kind of difficult and this is the problems with trust. The fact that he could not trust Damon or the rest of them because of what Klaus had said was a mistake, in my opinion.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Klaus

I wonder if it did not go through Klaus head that two people willing to protect the hunter, given the fact that one of them was in Italy, against the rest of the group would go really wrong. I mean, nobody knew how important the hunter was, it was quite obvious it was doomed from the beginning. You know what, I hate Klaus.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Klaus on the phone from Italy

Klaus daggered his sister, Rebekah (Claire Holt), so many times, he only threatens all of the characters and he wants this cue just to make Elena human again in order to have more hybrids. All of that based on “You all betrayed me” crap. He needs some growing up, you know and I still like him. I guess it is Joseph’s fault for doing such an awesome job.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Professor Shane

We could see that Professor Shane was really committed to helping Bonnie get her powers back. I need to know to what ends, I have been looking for spoilers and there is just nothing substancial. Yes, I look for spoilers and I am not sorry for that.

I strongly believe it is not out of the goodness of his heart, I also think that most of you agree about this, right? I mean, he sent the hunter to Mystic Falls to kill the vampires I love, so no way baby. He is evil. However he did help Bonnie.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Bonnie Bennett

As Stefan was alone in this, he needed Klaus’ hybrids’ help distracting Connor so Stefan would be able to get in and rescue the hostages. Klaus then had Dean  gone to Connor as a distraction, despite Tyler and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) insistence that he could chose not to go. It does not matter if you are sired to the devil or not, the devil ends up getting what he wants. End of story.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Ty and Hayley on a sire bond talk with Dean

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Caroline Forbes

Caroline is one awesome character, one of my favorites and seeing how she has grown up since season one is fantastic and then, we saw that old Caroline back on when she met Hayley the first time, which was incredibly fun. Hayley’s face when she let Caroline talking her teen drama was priceless.

Near the end of the episode we got another moment between Caroline and Ty. It was again fantastic to see them arguing about Hayley and the sire bond breaking plan. Something I will absolutely never ever be is a Klaroline shipper.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Hayley does not do teen drama

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Explosion makes Dean fly

This is what happened. Dean was killed as soon as he got into the bar. That shot through his heart, I mean, there was no heart there, just a huge hole. It gave Stefan some time to save Matt and April, but as the unexpected always happens, the Hunter threw Jeremy over one of the bombs to force Stefan out.

I have to note that Jeremy is another character that if compared to his season one’s, it is just great to see how the writers and director’s worked so nicely to develop him and so many others. I even grew to love him more.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Hole in Dean's heart

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Stefan flies too

Speaking of the expected unexpected, Elena showed up at the bar to try to save Jeremy too and it almost ended badly. Stefan managed to save him to then run off with the hunter leaving Elena and injured Jeremy behind to a very lovely scene… It was just one sentence from Jeremy and I again link to this review title. He said “It is okay, you do not have to hide it, I know you will not hurt me.” It was awesome.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Jeremy and Elena

Things just seemed not to work out well for Stefan. Keeping the hunter alive when everyone wanted him dead and having to get them out of the way was such a painful job, but delightful too. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley rendered amazing performances in this episode.

I thought it was really awesome when Damon tried to kill Connor right when everything seemed ok for Stefan, excellent. Damon had his brother’s heart at hands forcing him to spit the secret out and when he realized it, the look on both brothers’ eyes… Flawless acting!

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Stefan escaping with Conner but embushed by Damon

When Connor had to escape one more time, I thought he was good. Well, at least he would survive and the mark would be there, they would find him later. No, silly me. The episode’s title is The Killer and so far I thought that it was Connor, but I was wrong. It was Elena this whole time. See the importance of trust?

The one person Stefan was doing all he did so far put an end to the hunter. She bit him hard which was delightful and when he tried to put a stake through her heart, he missed. Though Elena did not miss breaking his neck and the mark was gone forever.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Elena is a ripper too. Who said he cannot be one?

The conversation between Bonnie and Professor Shane for seven hours had a good result. It seemed that had not lit the candle so she was still powerless but then, she had lit all candles around her which was weird. Why would she light all of them but not the one in front of her? From everything I heard from this professor, I think it is safe to draw a line between him and Sheila who was way more responsible than he seems to be and moreover, he is not even a warlock or was and is not anymore, I do not know.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - YAY Wicked Witch of the West is back

In the last scenes, we saw Elena burying her first victim who was not actually a victim anyway. She was all broken and desolately sad from the remorse for killing the guy. Stefan and Damon tried to calm her down which was of no use. Despite al sadness she was angry with Stefan for choosing to save Connor instead of Jeremy but she did not know all facts which drove me crazy. There was a very big fat important reason to do whatever he did, Elena, you just have no idea how much he loves you, damn it!

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - boo Connor was so tough he got killed by the newbie melodramatic vampire

Damon tried to help out too, again, of no use. Another thing that was amazing about Damon was that despite loving Elena either way, he would help Stefan’s quest for the cue, all because of his brother. For him. This was the best Salvatore moment ever, IMO. In the mean time Jer gave his vervein bracelet to April which was adorable, if not for the revelation of his hunter’s mark. That was super freaking creepy.

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Jeremy's hunter mark

The Vampire Diaries S4x05 - Hallucination

I was thinking that maybe in another hundred years another hunter will show up and WOW Jeremy? Awesome. The episode’s last scene was of Elena having some sort of hallucination? She walked into the bathroom and there was blood everywhere and a terrifying message at the mirror: KILLER.

Spoilers welcome via DM on my twitter account, ok guys? Thank you very much. I am serious, I am dying here to know what is next. xD I hope this week will pass very fast until the next great TVD episode, but probably not fast enough!

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1 Comment

  • avatar Kenn says:

    Hey Raph!

    What a great episode analysis about “trust”. It is a key fact of life that people sometimes trust those who have not proven themselves worthy often by lashing out when their true colors are exposed for the entire world to see.

    So it is related in and with the episode “The Killer”. You did a great job! Thank you!

    Best Regards,


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