A slow start with a few big reveals… oh, and it is at another school dance.
The coven elders show up to interrogate Fiona and Cordelia about Madison's disappearance; and the uneasy peace between the witch factions crumbles.
The remaining four contestants meet with Dave Salmoni, a naturalist, who introduces the contestants to a bunch of exotic birds. The challenge this week is to create a human/bird hybrid, based on one of the birds they have been shown.
Charlie returns and the team works with Dorothy from Oz to defeat the wicked witch. Yup, for real.
The most important thing we learn tonight is how Davina came into Marcel’s care. Ready?
Tyreese is insane over Karen’s murder. David’s too, but he wasn’t trying to get into David’s pants. He shows Carol, Rick, and Daryl the bodies, and when Rick tries to calm him down, Tyreese gets angrier and punches Rick.
We pick up precisely where season two left off - or, more accurately, we pick up a few minutes before the season two finale. Nick is still zombified, trapped in a steel coffin, and on his way to Austria.
Dracula and his manservant Renfield come to London in 1896. Dracula poses as Alexander Grayson, a wealthy American entrepreneur who has come to London in search of investors for his new power source that uses the power from the magnetosphere. In reality, he is there to destroy the Order of the Dragon, a secretive cult that, ages ago, ran across the countryside, raping and pillaging and burning every village they came across. One of those villages was Dracula’s. His wife was burned at the stake and he was cursed with immortality. Nowadays, the Order rapes and pillages with wealth and power, including a complete monopoly on oil concerns in England. It is a blatant allegory for today’s one percenters.
It’s Remembrance Day in Mystic Falls, the day that everyone celebrates the dead by drinking and ringing a bell. Seems appropriate since an inordinate number of the denizens die every year. The festival began several hundred years ago, when a cholera outbreak panicked the town and caused some people to be buried alive.
The coven is getting new neighbors: Joan Ramsay and her son Luke. Joan is a religious zealot who is offended when she sees the girls watching Luke unpack boxes. Nan and Madison later bring over a welcome cake. Nan is sweet as can be, but Madison really sluts it up and doesn’t veil her flirting.