The Vampire Diaries Review: The Lies Are Going to Catch Up (Season 8 Episode 13)

We’re getting close to the end, TVD fans. On this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, the shows most sociopathic villain Kai is back and is still quite the same person, Stefan and Dorian have a rather unsettling interaction and Bonnie is as fierce as ever not even Cade can break her.

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 13, “The Lies Are Going to Catch Up,” is another episode leading us up to the end of the series and with so much angst lying ahead. A solid episode, indeed.

There is a lot of redemption talk on this episode of The Vampire Diaries. We were fooled to think that Kai actually wanted that for himself, as much as he fears Cade, he’s still the same old Kai Parker. Psychotic, sociopathic, and still great at those one-liners.

Kai’s return is fitting towards the end of the series. He is the root of all this mess, leaving Alaric and Damon without their lovers. Alaric mentioning that he got a notification on Twitter about Kai’s twitter, “@cobrakai1972,” was the funniest thing ever. The selfies with Kai and Damon were even funnier.

Kai and Damon spending the day together, trying to figure out how Kai could be saved was something I didn’t expect to enjoy. Though it does show that Damon has actually changed for the better. He’s really trying at it with this whole redemption thing and I’m not ashamed to say that I’m proud of him.

Damon is done, he’s done with all his sinister ways and he’s done fighting the small ounce of goodness out of him. The goodness that was always there. Yeah he is still selfish, because that’s your typical Damon. But he wants a different story now, and I’m glad it’s slowly unfolding for him. I mean, he even stopped Alaric from killing Kai, who by the way has every reason to for killing Jo.

Meanwhile, Stefan’s kidnapper is actually Dorian and that was a shocker. We find out that Stefan was actually the one that murdered Dorian’s father and sister back in his Ripper days. That was Season 3 when he was buddy-buddy with Klaus and doing all his dirty work. Remember Klaus? Remember the one hell of a ride that was Season 3? Ah, the crazy days.

But yes, Dorian remembers because another thing we find out is that once you turn human, all the people that you’ve compelled will regain their memory. Stefan killed a lot of people, so Dorian remember and many others did as well.

Their scene together was rather…unexpected. Dorian had a gun and was adamant about killing Stefan right then and there. Really now? Like Dorian would actually be the one to kill Stefan? It couldn’t be that easy and the writers wouldn’t do that to us. Stefan being human is such an odd game-changer of plot. I’m still wrapping my head around it. He could literally die at any moment. Not even vampire blood can save him. 

Caroline is bugging me a little more than usual. She is so hung up on saving Stefan while trying so hard in salvaging and holding onto what they had before. She’s running around cleaning after Stefan’s mess like they’re destined for an ultimate happy ending. The only person that was supposed to be destined for a happy ending is Bonnie. Yep, I’M STILL BITTER.

Speaking of Bonnie, gosh I loved her in this episode. Absolutely fierce, badass, totally standing her ground. She told Damon off, and for once this time, she forced him to fend for himself and to take care of his own problems. Good for you, Bon Bon. We heard “I’m here for you” from both Damon and Caroline. But, really, are you really there for her?

Bonnie gets to see Enzo for just a few moments and my heart couldn’t take it. I miss Enzo, I miss Bonenzo. Bonnie actually created a different world where Enzo is at now and Cade wants to know where. Not today, satan!

Cade needs to go away, but I’m glad Bonnie was able to fight him off strong and as powerful that she is, she wouldn’t let him into her mind. Get away from her, she’s not yours to control. He wants Enzo’s soul for hell and Bonnie isn’t nudging. At least she can see him in an alternative world, even if it isn’t true. It’s better than not being able to see him forever. Sigh, these two.

Kai stole Elena’s coffin and disappeared, my oh my, this man is something else. He is comical, that’s for sure.

Stray Thoughts:

  • Something’s not right with Lizzie and Josie. Ever since Kai came back, they haven’t been themselves. Their insane uncle must have something to do with it, right?
  • Matt is getting a little too comfortable with his own entitlement. I get it, he’s pissed at everything but it’s kind of getting annoying.
  • Kai: “Hi sleepyhead, remember me?” This is still funny for like the 10th time.

3 more episodes left until the series is over. Are you ready to say goodbye?

The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW.

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