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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 7 Episode 21 Recap: “Requiem For A Dream”‘



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Rayna’s (Leslie Anne Huff) transfer spell has taken affect and Bonnie (Kat Graham) has already adjusted to the change. She refuses to wake up because if she does, she fears she will kill everyone she loves.

Caroline (Candice Accola) tries to reach into Bonnie’s subconscious to get through to her. However, because Rayna’s hunting powers are so strong, even communicating telepathically can wound a vampire. Apparently, Bonnie kills Caroline, causing her to be permanently marked. As we learned in previous episodes, any mark made by this type of vampire hunter creates a connection that makes it easier for them to find their prey. Since Enzo (Michael Malarkey) has Bonnie’s heart, he tries to reach out to her by reminding her of how much they love each other. Unfortunately, this does not work in his favor.

Instead of helping, Stefan (Paul Wesley) runs off, taking Caroline with him. Since he knows she would never come willingly, he kidnaps her. Caroline is appalled that Stefan would stoop so low- even it meant keeping her safe.  Eventually, she agrees that as much as she would want to protect her family, she would only put them in harm’s way.

Stefan tries to lighten the situation by explaining why he never came back for her in Dallas. When he saw how happy she was with Alaric and the twins, he didn’t want to get in the way of that. However, Caroline still doesn’t forgive him for abandoning her.

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) comes to the realization that the only way to wake Bonnie up is to set rage into her. Lucky for him, it works. However, she is ready to kill. Matt (Zach Roerig) tries to get through to Bonnie the old fashioned way. Since she’s basically his last real friend, he begs that she stay connected to her true self.  Her only request is that she can kill Damon. Since Matt has already committed to killing all vampires, he has no problem agreeing to her request.

Alaric (Matt Davis) pleads with Caroline to come home, but Caroline knows that he can’t protect her, since he is only mortal and the twins are too young to use their power. Damon tries one more time to save Bonnie. He lures her to the memorial where she first died. He tries to remind her that no matter how many times she has left, she always comes back stronger. Damon accepts that he has to die, but asks that she forgive him for leaving three years ago. Just when we think she has a change of heart, Matt steps in to tranquilize her.

Enzo discovers a way that might save Bonnie. If they break Rayna’s ancestral link, it may also break the curse. The trick is, they have to use the last corpse that still remains in the armory. The one Bonnie sealed using her magic.


Keli Hall is a journalism major and freelance writer in South Jersey. She currently has her own dating advice blog called As Told By Me

You can find Keli on Twitter at @Jerseystarlet

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