The spell was invented by Qetsya and Silas; I think Esther just learned it from her friend Ayana, who was Qetsya's descendant.
I thought Esther used Elena's blood so that Alaric's life would be bound to hers, not because of some special properties. After all, it should be the same as Tatia's blood, right? It doesnt explain why Alaric was stronger than even Klaus, tho.
Actually it was Tatia's blood use to make the originals. So the blood of a doppelganger is what is use to make vampires,and was also use to suppress Klaus's werewolf side. I believe that Ester got the spell from Qetsya descendant, which would also indicate that Esther also knew how to make the cure. Esther mention turning her children back in season 3. As for Alaric being stronger then Klaus , we can not be sure of that. Klaus was afraid of him mainly because Alaric had the one weapon that could kill him. Elijah never had a encounter with Alaric. So we can't say for sure Alaric was stronger, he might have just been evenly match, but with a weapon.
I do not understand how Alaric wound up on the other side. When he died and appear to Jeremy, in season 3,he didn't seem like he was still a vampire. Yet, he return and he a vampire and stuck on the other side? Why? Why did he wound up on the other side, and Jenna didn't? I mean, they said that Jenna wasn't on the other side because she didn't kill anyone. Well while Alaric drank Bonnie's blood, he didn't kill her. So far I do not remember him killing one human while he was a vampire, so he really shouldn't be on the other side.
I strongly] disliked Jeremy's resurrection. I just rolled my eyes when Bonnie brought him back. Okay, it's one thing to resurrect someone, but its another when you have the same person resurrected again over and over. He died and came back to life twice by Bonnie.
They did so much with Elena's journey after he died, that bringing Jeremy back felt like the entire second half of season 4 is now a waste now, If they never wanted Elena to lose her entire family, then Jeremy never should of died to begin with, now Stand by Me the entire episode is such a waste of time now.
Okay Elena has nobody, I get it, well so does Tyler, and nobody seems to care about his life. I think this is one of my major dislikes about season 4.
I don't hate Jeremy at all, but now I feel he will not add anything to the plot apart from talking to ghost Bonnie, and going to high school, as everyone else is in college now, that getting rid of him kinda made sense in one way.
I didn't like it neither. I mean, I think it cheapen the whole reason for Elena to change. Plus, wasn't Jeremy against Elena being a vampire,and vow to find a way to turn her back. Wasn't one of the reason why Elena (at prom) didn't want Jeremy to come back was being he was going to look for ways to change her back home,and she felt he wouldn't accept her as a vampire?
Plus everyone on the show have lost someone (mainly do to Damon and Stefan) . Tyler lost both his parents, and his uncle. Bonnie lost both her Grams,and her mother (vamp) But in TVD world Elena is the only feeling that matter.
So wait- I didn't catch the finale, but did Stefan actually take part in the graduation ceremony? I saw a promo picture that had Stefan wearing a graduation gown. The hell? I thought the show gave up on the pretense that Stefan actually went to Mystic Falls High in season 3.
Yeah, Stefan graduated. The only one to miss the graduation was Rebecca, and Tyler