October 21, 2011 – The Vampire Diaries‘ Thursday episode, Smells Like Teen Spirit, shocked fans with the presumed death of Katherine.
It’s not like fans aren’t used to the maniacal twists and turns the producers throw at them on a weekly basis on this show; however, the supposed killing of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) was definitely not expected.
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Is she really gone? When Mikael (Sebastian Roché) fed on her blood, she went limp, so the first impression we got was that Katherine was done for. Also, we know that Mikael’s job is to hunt and kill vampires, so it would be be fitting he if did just that.
However, there are still possibilities that she’s not gone yet, and we can rely on those until we get confirmation that she’s indeed gone.
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One of those possibilities is that Mikael fed on her enough for him to get strong, but not quite enough to kill her. Can you even kill a vampire by having another vampire drain it of blood? That’s just a whole other theory at work here if it is…
Also, Mikael probably needs Katherine in order to find Klaus (Joseph Morgan), as he will need all the information she has on him. She can’t give any intel if she’s dead…
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Of course, there are those that say Katherine’s role has been completed and she’s only serving as a plot filler at this point, so it may be the end of the line for her after all.
Whether she’s a goner or not, the fact that Mikael feeds on vampire blood to stay alive is very interesting and opens up so many avenues of plot for the show. It seems as if this ties in quite nicely with what Caroline’s dad hinted at, saying that vampires can train themselves to stay off human blood.
It looks like we are going to learn a lot of new vampire mythology very soon.
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One last thing to note, is that next week’s episode will have all kinds of ghosts arriving at Mystic Falls. It is also possible that Katherine may appear as one of the ghosts herself and maybe not even know it. Since ghosts will be visible to people, whoever can see Katherine may not even realize she’s dead either. Just another possibility…
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