Another new episode tonight! Let’s get ready with a picspam recap for 4×16…
Elena lies down in the road. She’s learned from the… umm… worst.
Hayley and Klaus meet up at the truck stop. Hmmm…
Caroline is thrilled about not getting fried in the shower. It’s the small things in life.
Elena is flashing around her naughty bits.
Not quite the Elena Stefan knows and loves.
Elena wants back on the cheer squad! Caroline is hesitant.
Stefan is on a first name basis with Sheriff Forbes now.
Elena has a thing for blue ribbons and taking out the competition.
Caroline doesn’t approve…
Elena doesn’t care.
New Elena is crazy. Stefan and Damon need to reign her in.
Now it’s Bex and Damon at the truck stop. Interesting.
Elena is super flexible, and Stefan has dreamy, trance inducing eyes.
Elena pulls a dick move and lets Caroline’s cheer pyramid collapse.
Stefan tries to talk some sense into Elena, but Vervain is the only thing that will get through to her.
Hayley and Klaus talk about boring sh*t.
Hayley is no longer bored.
Elena can’t hide her jealousy of Stefan and Caroline.
Elena throws Sheriff Forbes up against the wall when she tries to shut down her party… and she calls her Liz.
Bex and Damon talk about stuff like the cure.
Stefan and Caroline go off to find Elena. Elena can’t be talked down and proceeds to kick Caroline’s ass again. Stefan and Damon break it up.
Thumbs up, Stefan.
In an interesting turn of events, Matt ends up the owner of the Forwood mansion.
Tyler writes Caroline a letter and tells her to let him go.
Klaus and Hayley talk about werewolf clans in Louisiana, a setup for a possible Originals spinoff… but really doesn’t mean much at all for the Mystic Falls crew.
Stefan figures Silas is in town sucking down all the blood. Damon nods his head. Road trip!
Now for 4×17… I’ve got only one pic because I’m a hater. In being kind, I’ll just say this wasn’t one of my favorites, and I know I’m not alone!