I really hope they can heal this, I would really hate to see Carlisle die. Aor on the other hand, lock him in one of those dungeons that are meant for vampires and leave him be, since apartently they would literally die without feeding on humans. But please don't let that happen to Carlisle; even though I hate to say this, but from what Alice said, and what I know of Carlisle, I think Carlisle is at peace with dying and would rather if it means saving a human life--hense the words it's his choice.
And what was going on with Jane. I had a funny feeling that she was leading them into a trap. She wouldn't answer their questions, at least not right away for the ones she did, on the prisoners, and she didn't contest the idea of trying to free them. But as far as what happened with Alec, and why she froze and did nothing; I think she's torn now between staying with the Cullen family and what Tara did for her, and being with her brother and the Volturi, the only home she's ever truly known. Seeing those two worlds collide like that, made her realise the choice she really has to make, and that frightens her, I think.
I also think that their original plan, and what Tara was still trying to do, was to save Alec like she did for Jane. I think that was Jane's hope as well. It reminds me of what Peter did for Jasper when they escaped from Maria's army; he found something better, and probably knowing what Jasper can do and what it was doing to him by staying there, he came back to help save him. It's a good thing Jasper and Alice came when they did, otherwise who knows what would've happened. And I'm sure it took a lot for Jasper to do that, muster up that kind of chearfulness and calm like that, with a staredown with Alec. And I'm sure he was trying to spread that on to Alec, ease the emptyness, sort of like what Tara does, only temporarily. And I'm sure if Tara would've reached Alec and touched him before he ran off, it would've worked. But alas, that didn't happen.
Now they are headed to a wolf party? Or at least they were before Alice had that vision, or are they still going? I'm curious to know what that's all about. Oh, and I forget, it seems like Alice and Jasper haven't really met Tara yet, or have they, but just not spent that much time with her?
Yay for the whole family getting together again, Nessie included! I know, it seems as though Jake has moved on with Tara, and Nessie has as well with her reaction to Jake killing Demitri, but I still have a tiny bit of hope for them--they are soul mates, he imprinted on her, you can't break that completely, as much as it seems they have tried.
Anyway, off that subject... Can't wait for more! And again, I'm all for Aro dying, but NOT Carlisle. Please.
So that's one vote to axe Aro! Duly noted.
Thanks for your detailed review. You completely get the Jane and Alec thing. I was hoping Tara could save him too, but he is pretty far gone. Jane just couldn't abandon her twin.
Agreed, the bond between Jake and Nessie will never be broken fully. Yep, Alice and Jasper had not met Tara. They were away when she was "discovered" but Alice has seen her in visions. Tara hasn't met Rose or Emmet (yet) either.