I've watched the newest episode of The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 17 "Know Thy Enemy" two hours ago. I was thrilled, but... I don't know.
The episode started, of course, at the scene where the previous episode ended - Isobel (Elena's Biological Mother) showing up at the front door of the Gilberts' house. Jenna opened the door, shocked, but fortunately she didn't invite her in (as vampires can't enter human's houses if they're not invited in). She felt extremely disappointed at Elena upon knowing that she and Alaric kept it a secret from her that Isobel, ex-wife of her present boyfriend Alaric, is still alive. Later on, silly John invited Isobel in, after making him believe that she wants to help Elena.
Bonnie works with Damon and Jeremy in finding the spell they will need to fight Klaus. Caroline, on the other hand, is still heartbroken and can't think of anything to make Matt believe that she's harmless and she's not involved with his sister's death, Vicky (on the first Season). Alaric was also kidnapped by Isobel's gang.
During the awarding of scholarship to Elena at the Lockwood's, Isobel made a scene by biting John. During the commotion, Isobel kidnapped Elena and made Katherine changed her place. I thought that Katherine won... but knowing the brilliant writers of The Vampire Diaries, of course an exciting twist took place. It came out that Isobel betrayed Katherine - someone kidnapped and delivered her to Klaus, who is by the way, inside Alaric's body. Crazy, huh?
Meanwhile, Isobel took Elena to her "false grave" (made to show everyone that she's already dead 4 years ago). A little chitchat, a sudden phone call, and Isobel committed suicide infront of Elena.
Overall, for more than a month of waiting, this isn't what I expected. Oh well, the story isn't that predictable anyway - thanks to the writers. Looking forward for the next episode (The Last Dance) which will be aired on April 14, 2011.
(1) I was just a little intrigued on the vague transition of scenes at the first part (watch it and observe the changes in Damon's clothes and think logically). (2) And most importantly, the time when Elena was kidnapped. She was wearing a purple dress, then Katherine showed up wearing a very similar one. And then when they showed up Elena still asleep at Isobel's SUV, she's dressed up with the clothes she was wearing at the first part of the episode. What? Isobel wasted time to get her hostage's dirty clothes from the hamper at the Gilberts' house and change her before leaving? What's the point if Katherine's already wearing a similar purple dress? (3) And speaking of Isobel, at that same scene, she was shown driving the SUV. But when they went out of the car, she was seated at the back with Elena. Hmmm, yeah maybe she called for a substitute at a gasoline station on the way.