‘The Vampire Diaries’ 404: ‘The Five’ Recap

The Vampire Diaries Episode 404, “The Five” raised more questions than answers about our mysterious new villain Connor. Caution, spoilers ahead.

Last week Elena almost killed Matt when she fed on him a little too long. Luckily Damon stepped in just in time and erased Matt’s memory. He and Klaus tried to put a stop to Connor, the new vampire hunter in town.

But when Klaus saw a mysterious marking on Connor’s stake, he identified him as one of “The Five.” This week we get more insight into just what that group is.

Opening in 1110 AD, a ritual is taking place in the woods with five shirtless men. After they place their swords in a witch’s burning pentagram, the same markings we see on modern day Connor appear on these men’s chests and arms.

One of them, Alexander (Paul Teffer) has an interesting connection to Rebekah. The Original Vampire has a bad habit of falling for any man who throws the least bit of affection her way, and Alexander is no exception.

While viewers (and Klaus) see the stupidity of a vampire falling in love with a vampire hunter, Rebekah naively believes Alexander’s intentions are innocent. This time her horrible choice in men could have gotten her and her family killed.

Claire Holt The Vampire Diaries 404 'The Five'

Back in modern day Mystic Falls, Damon and Stefan search for more clues on the mysterious Five and where Connor is hiding. But does Stefan know something about Connor’s whereabouts he is not sharing with his brother?

Damon leaves Stefan to search for answers on his own and takes Elena to Whitmore College to learn how to feed. Under the guise of accompanying Bonnie on a visit to see the professor that took over for her grandmother, Damon hopes to teach Elena how to erase her victim’s memories so she can feed unnoticed.

Unfortunately for them, Professor Shane (David Alpay) knows a little bit too much about vampire and witch mythology. But fortunately for Bonnie, he is actually kind of hot. Does he have an ulterior motive for inviting her to Whitmore?


David Alpay The Vampire Diaries 404 "The Five"

Rebekah is still trying to make it up to an unforgiving Matt that she tried to kill him. Klaus informs her that one of the members of The Five is in town, but she has no interest in helping him find out why. Unbeknownst to Damon, Stefan goes to see Klaus. Klaus has Connor strung up in an Inquisition era torture device and is hell bent on getting answers.

Damon and Elena descend on a frat party to eat their fill and ignore Bonnie’s disapproving glares. With the three of them gone, Klaus is willing to manipulate everyone back home at Mystic Falls to get the answers he needs. With some of his strongest allies out of town, can Stefan protect everyone from Klaus?

What did you think of tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, “The Five”? Did it satisfy your post-Halloween blood cravings?

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