Man, I am really slacking on these Vampire Diaries recaps lately. Sorry, but Thursdays have been busy lately!
While most fans have seen the episode ready and had a few days to digest what happened, I just have a couple things to add to the conversation.
I am tired of Elena's quest to be a martyr and it looks like Stefan is finally picking up on her death wish. While Elijah promised to protect her friends, he made no such promise about her and she knew it. She was willing to die as long as everyone else is okay, and while that's noble in thought, it's a pretty stupid strategy to go with right off the bat. She hasn't even tried to get out of being a sacrifice! Good martyr's don't just lie down and die, they fight for their lives and what they believe in.
Overall, this was a strong episode that the past few have been leading to. I'm interested to see where things go from her with the werewolves out of the picture for now, but with Elijah very much further cemented in their lives.