Alaric finds an unexpected ally, Esther, to guide him on his dangerous new path of killing vampires, while Damon and Meredith try to figure out what their next move should be to bring the real Alaric back from his alter-ego form. At the school’s 1920s Decade Dance, Bonnie asks Jamie to go with her, and, at Caroline’s suggestion, Elena asks Stefan to be her date.
Caroline is pleasantly surprised when Tyler shows up at the dance determined to sweep her off her feet, but Klaus does his best to come between them and tells her that he believes Caroline will eventually come to him, even if she’s not ready at the present moment. The dance takes a deadly turn when Damon and Stefan realize they need the help of Matt and Jeremy to protect Elena because the two Salvatore brothers are immobilized on one side of a boundary Esther created.
They asked Bonnie to undo the spell that could prove devastating for everyone. Finally, Esther turns Alaric into an Original vampire to kill Klaus and other Originals. Esther also uses Alaric’s ring to render the last White Oak stake indestructible so that it can be used multiple times on all the Originals. However, the real Alaric kills Esther and decides not to complete the transition. Elena, Jeremy, Damon, Meredith, and everyone else mourn Alaric’s last moments before he isolates himself to die. Elena finds comfort with Stefan, while Damon stays with Alaric until his last breath.
Alaric seems to have died, but Esther compels Bonnie to give Alaric some blood to complete the transition to an Original.
“Do Not Go Gentle” is the twentieth episode of season 3 of The Vampire Diaries and the 64th episode overall. It first broadcast April 26, 2012 on The CW Network.
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