You’ve got to hand it to Katherine; the girl’s a meticulous planner. So when Damon throws a wrench into her Mason Lockwood machinations in tonight’s episode, “Plan B,” we see how easily the evil vampiress can turn the lives of our intrepid heroes upside down with a single phone call. And how!
But Katherine’s not the only one with solid organizational skills; episode scribes Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, veterans of Joss Whedon’s “Angel” and co-show runners of “Dollhouse,” must have kept impeccable notes on the flurry of plot threads and character movements that unfold in the fast-moving “Plan B,” in which just about every character in Mystic Falls gets some action. (Insert clever contraceptive joke here.)
Get ready to pay attention, folks – this episode is full of metaphorical doors opening and closing, juggling storylines, dueling dualities, new mythologies and unsettling revelations, two amusing if random Indiana Jones references, pretty boys in agony, pretty boys in tears, and the official inauguration of Steven R. McQueen into the Derek Zoolander Club for Serious-Face Actors. (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder are already members.)
[Full recap of Thursday's (Oct. 21) "The Vampire Diaries," titled "Plan B," after the break…]