My mind is now on one thing and one thing only in The Vampire Diaries Season 3 DVD: Elena Gilbert is a vampire. Meredith (Torrey DeVitto) gave her vampire blood, and then she died, and now she's a freakin' vampire!
This also means that Klaus' entire bloodline -- Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Abby -- are all safe, since Klaus didn't really die. Of course, this was Bonnie's genius plan all along. Now if I could only figure out what they're going to do with it next season of The Vampire Diaries 3 dvd box set. And that was good, because Alaric did pay Meredith a visit to tell her she had to release Elena into his custody because he's her guardian; inform her that the Council now knows the truth about her, Sheriff Forbes, and Mayor Lockwood and wants their jobs; and also empty her stash of medicinal vampire blood. (Did that tip anyone off to Meredith having given Elena blood? Not me.) When they hung up with Jeremy.
Evil Ric isn't cooperating, so Stefan decides to try to draw him out by getting Regular Ric drunk. As they're having a meaningful discussion about the darkness within both of them, Klaus suddenly enters and savagely attacks Ric, intending to knock him out so that his evil side will come out.