Best episode of season 3, am I right? Let’s relive the best 4 moments of The Vampire Diaries “Disturbing Behavior.” Nina Dobrev, Steven R. McQueen, Candice Accola and Matthew Davis are singled out for their stellar performances!


THE VAMPIRE DIARIES "Disturbing Behavior" Pictured (L-R): Nina Dobrev as Elena and Ian Somerhalder as Damon. Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW ©2011 THE CW NETWORK. ALL RIGHT RESERVED.

The Vampire Diaries Disturbing Behavior Review

So far, “Disturbing Behavior” has been my favorite season 3 episode of The Vampire Diaries. And I do not say that lightly. So, despite the fact that there were about a gazillion (or a gazillion and three) amazing moments, I’m going to be strict with myself and focus on the four best parts of this episode, for me.

Caroline vs. Damon: Ultimate Smackdown!

This has been needed since season 1, when Damon used and abused Caroline as a fake girlfriend. In season 2 she became a vampire, but let’s not forget that Damon just wanted to kill her. Stefan is the one who bonded with Caroline. And now in season 3, Caroline still isn’t as strong as Damon, but she was still able to best him in this episode. How? “I’m angrier!” Daughter Bear (Like Mama Bear, get it?) went to defend her father against Damon.

And this officially cements Caroline as the sweetest character on The Vampire Diaries, because the father in question is the one who was torturing her just the other day! But she was able to forgive him and defend him. And, while it would have been ideal for her father to open his mind and try to accept his daughter… the end of this episode proved that he will never see his daughter in the same way again.

And vulnerable though this may make her, Caroline is going to get past that. It’s ironic that the character that started off as the dumb barbie as morphed into the strongest one on the show. No other character has showed such growth, or such an abundance of positive traits. She’s like the ultimate life coach. Caroline could have her own book deal and give speeches at graduations and stuff! She’s inspiring and upbeat, but not without being tough and protective.

Jeremy Admitted the Ghostly Truth of his Summer to Bonnie

Well, that title kind of says it all. But I think it took a lot for Jeremy to realize that even if keeping secrets is fun, he owed it to his friends, family, and girlfriend to tell him what was going on. Going through it alone would only isolate him. Being honest is best. I’m not sure whether it’ll turn out that both Vicki and Anna are evil/bad or if it’ll be that one is, or neither is. But ghost can’t be entirely good, cause at the very least they will drive you crazy and make you paranoid. Jeremy honored his relationship with Bonnie by telling her the truth. Yay, Jeremy!

Alaric Steps Up

It may have taken him a while, but Alaric is finding a cause to believe in and a reason to start getting back into life. I’ve never been a big fan of Alaric (though his hair is amazing) but it’s truly an Alaricle (miracle) to see him done accepting the status quo. He’s not just going to let Damon have his way without being kept in check. Alaric decided he is the one who is going to take some more responsibility because there’s no one else who is in the position to do so. He still doesn’t have to, and that’s what  makes it so great that he still decided to seek out a position on the council.

Katherine Pierce the Sneaky Bitch

There wasn’t much reason to hate Katherine in this episode. She saved Stefan and Elena – technically she saved Elena twice! She might have her own agenda of finding out about the hunter (Mike?) to get rid and punish Klaus, but can you blame her? She’s a survivor. And Katherine stealing the necklace from Bonnie (she so absolutely faked me out in that scene, I still didn’t know what was going on for a few beats after she’d disappeared) actually helps the group out. The last place Klaus needs to find that necklace is near (an alive!) Elena or in Mystic Falls – it’d only let him know that Stefan was keeping secrets. And I happen to love that the show was able to fake me out and surprise me, when often I feel like some of the surprises were predictable. A genuine scare moment? That’s amazing. (Don’t ask me why, but for a second I thought Bonnie was talking to a ghost version of Elena, or something.)

So, those are my four favorite parts of this episode of TVD. Do you agree, or do you have another favorite moment? Don’t forget that we have a Vampire Diaries review every week, a music guide that gets updated, and our famous (also weekly) Caroline Forbes Focus!