Here are the basics: Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) trace Katherine to a small town in Pennsylvania. But before they can get anything out of her, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) shows up. He is soon followed by Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley). Meanwhile, back in Mystic Falls, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is having a bad day — thanks to his encounter with Silas — and turns to Caroline (Candice Accola) for help.
Got all of that? Good. Here are 5 specifics to anticipate as well.
1. If you are familiar with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “American Gothic” contains two major plot points that bear a striking similarity to Season 5’s Ben-Glory conundrum and to The First in Season 7.
2. Rebekah stabs Katherine with a fork. There is much rejoicing.
3. Damon is not happy. This is because a) the girls tricked him, b) the girls broke his neck, and c) the girls stole his car.
4. Damon and Rebekah visit Katherine’s home. The decor — dull suburban furniture, full bookshelves and a fish tank — is not quite what you would expect from Katherine Pierce.
5. In a rather yucky (but still hot) scene, Caroline takes out her Klaus frustrations with some pliers and some verbal abuse. That’s fair — Klaus pulled her away from not one but three school committees!
“American Gothic” airs Thursday, March 28 at 8pm on The CW.