Recap & Review The Vampire Diaries 7×20 “Kill ‘Em All”!

Written by Kayla Falls   // April 29, 2016

Candice King, Caroline Forbes, Matt Davis, Alaric Saltzman, The Vampire Diaries

Caroline and Alaric join the fight to save Bonnie’s life in The Vampire Diaries 7×20 “Kill ‘Em All”!

The Vampire Diaries 7×20 “Kill ‘Em All” begins with Bonnie washing her face in a public restroom, her sores are getting worse and she’s understandably emotional. She is back at the hospital to see Virginia. Bonnie wants to know what’s in the vault. So Virginia tells her about her Great Grand Father  in 1882. He opened the vault along with some other fellows. They scream and she tells Bonnie that the Vault does something to you. It eats at your soul. She asks Bonnie to promise her not to let Alex set whatever in the vault free.

Meanwhile, Damon and Enzo are in Delaware working on Rayna’s list. Damon gets a call from Stefan, he also finished off some other vampires. Damon wants Stefan and Matt to work together to get Rayna’s list. Stefan is worried though. Matt shows up and tells Stefan that he’s driving.

At Ric’s, Caroline and Ric are looking for their Vampire hunting tools. Caroline wants to go help Bonnie and Ric reluctantly gives in. At the cabin, Rayna is still working on her list. Bonnie doesn’t understand why Rayna is ready to help her then Rayna tells her that she’s lived her life and is ready to go, she wants to see her father again.Bonnie’s magic is gone and they know the Armory is coming soon.

Matt and Stefan have an awkward car ride. Stefan asks Matt what’s his problem is? Matt has a flashback to 2 years ago. Penny is there and they seem so happy. Matt hides something on the laptop from her and she makes him show her, he was looking at ways to propose to Penny and she automatically says yes before Matt could even ask. Penny loves the ring and is so proud of Matt’s promotion to Sergeant. They didn’t even get the chance to be married. She died in a car accident. Matt blames Stefan for Penny’s death.

Damon is working on killing more vampires and Bonnie calls to check in. Damon tries to assure her that things will be okay. Bonnie and Damon have a sweet conversation and Damon tells her to stay strong. Meanwhile, Rayna give Bonnie some more of her blood to hide Bonnie’s whereabouts.

Alex is going to look at the Vault and she keeps talking to her sister, Yvette. In Kentucky, Caroline and Ric are on their own hunt. Caroline seems a little bitter about love and Ric asks how she’s doing. He brings up Stefan and Caroline insists she has nothing to say to or about Stefan.

Rayna gets a call from Damon, Enzo is furious that Bonnie did that to herself. Bonnie wants Enzo to come home, she misses him. She wants to spend her last moments with him. Enzo is speechless and upset and so broken. Damon feels his pain. Damon tells him, this pain isn’t about him, it’s about Bonnie. He tells Enzo to go to her.

Damon calls Alex to make a deal with her to get all the vampires killed. Stefan and Matt are in a house and Stefan asks why Matt thinks Penny’s death wasn’t a car accident. Matt explains all the details of Penny’s death. He tells him that he knows that Stefan was in Mystic Falls the night that Penny died. He visited Liz Forbes grave that night. Then a Vampire comes out and attacks Matt during their conversation.


“Kill ‘Em All” press release synopsis

A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL — With Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) life at stake and an uphill battle ahead of them, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) lead the charge to save Bonnie before her condition worsens. Stefan (Paul Wesley) reluctantly teams up with Matt (Zach Roerig) for the sake of Bonnie and uncovers the truth behind Matt’s anger towards him. Elsewhere, determined to help her best friend, Caroline (Candice King) joins Alaric (Matt Davis) on a mission and quickly realizes how much she’s missed her former supernatural lifestyle. Finally, after their plan takes an unexpected turn, Damon makes a fateful decision that will forever change his relationship with Bonnie.

In Kentucky, Caroline and Ric go into a tattoo shop and kill two Vampires. People from the Armory come to collect Ric and Caroline. At the cabin, Enzo watches over Bonnie as she rests. Enzo is upset but tries to stay strong. Bonnie tells him not to be sad, she’s decided to be happy, not sad. They joke then Rayna comes in and starts throwing her lists in the trash.

Damon calls to everyone that they can come ahead in. Stefan tells Damon he’s still mad but to keep up the acts of goodness. Matt wants to talk to Stefan about Penny. Stefan and Matt talked that night. Stefan compelled Matt to forget that he was there that night and he wants answers now.

Bonnie meets Damon when he gets home and Bonnie is pissed. Enzo stands beside Bonnie. Alex calls Damon, she wants to talk to Bonnie. Alex kidnapped Caroline and Ric as backup. Ric sees a bunch of artifacts, and he knows that they are in over their heads.

Matt and Stefan talks, Stefan doesn’t want to tell Matt so that he can keep things safe. Penny finds Stefan in the woods, and shoots him. He tells him that he doesn’t want to know what happen but Matt begs him to tell him. So Stefan compels him to remember.

Matt remembers that night, he goes to check on Penny. Matt shot Penny when he was aiming for the Vampire that he didn’t know was Stefan. Penny wouldn’t drink from Stefan’s wrist and she dies. Matt is devastated all over again.

At the vault, Bonnie does the spell to open it. Bonnie opens it and the Armory gets a super spooky vibe. Alex tells Bonnie that everyone is free to go now. Enzo and Damon are chatting while waiting on Bonnie. Enzo is mad and Damon is staying freakishly calm. Damon took one for the team this round and Bonnie runs out telling them they need to leave.

Alex and the Armory guards go into the cave/vault. Yvette isn’t showing herself at first. Alex finds her body and realizes this was a mistake. Alex runs but they’re trapped inside. Bonnie is sealing the whole armory.

Matt is having a rough time and Stefan tries to console him. He tells him why he compelled him, Matt is still mad. He would have never shot Penny if Stefan wouldn’t have came back.

At the Salvatore house Enzo and Bonnie are laying on the couch. In the kitchen, Caroline is working on Bonnie’s soup and worrying about the girls. Ric and Caroline talk about Stefan and Caroline, she’s still hurt and mad. Ric tells Caroline that she needs closure, he needs to know she’s committed to him and all. But he needs to make sure she’s there because she wants to be. Caroline assures him she wants in this. Caroline calls him out, she knows they miss the excitement and they would be happier living like they should instead of pretending.

In the woods, Rayna and Damon are walking. He thanks her for her help. There’s a man there and he starts the spell. It’s time for Rayna to do the chant with the last member of her tribe. When Bonnie wakes up she will be the new witch hunter.

The next episode of The Vampire Diaries will be 7×21 “Requiem for a Dream” on Friday, May 6th, 2016, at 8/7c, followed by The Originals 3×20 “Where Nothing Stays Buried” at 9/8c, on The CW!



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