220 “The Last Day”
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: ELIJAH IS BACK! Oh, Hallelujah! To my extreme satisfaction, Elena and Elijah then spend the day together swapping stories. Elena fills him in on Klaus wearing an Alaric suit, so Elijah gives her a much needed mythology lesson. First, Elijah and Klaus are brothers (OMG!) and there’s a WHOLE FAMILY of Originals (*GASP*). And the Curse of the Sun & the Moon? Not real (HOLY CRAP!). But there is a curse on Klaus – keeping his werewolf side dormant. That’s right. Klaus is a werepire! (What?! *FAINTS*). In Flashbackland, Elijah and Katerina share a touching exchange about true love, while Klaus is planning to kill her in a sacrifice to break his curse. We ALL know how that turned out – Kathi runs and renders herself useless in the ritual. Klaus. Is. Pissed. Back in the present day, all is fine because Klaus found himself another doppelgänger… Elijah tells Elena that he will keep her safe, and that he’s totally willing to kill his brother now – Klaus MUST be stopped. Also, Jenna finds out the Salvatores are vamps and everyone knew but her. Oh! And Klaus vacates his body and reinhabits his own. Now it’s a party!
Damon’s laying in bed (SHIRTLESS)
mulling over life, I assume. We hear talking coming from the libary. Stefan notes that tonight is the full moon. Elijah says that they should assume that Klaus is prepared to break the curse. Either Elena must suck at relaying details, or else Stefan doesn’t believe her (and for those of you who missed it)
because Elijah is recapping the whole Klaus being a werepire thing. If Klaus breaks his the curse, he’ll turn into a true hybrid, at which point, he’ll apparently be able to create his own master race. Damon chooses this second to come in the room.
Damon: Then why are we letting him break the curse? We could kill him today — with Bonnie.
Elijah looks amused, almost rolling his eyes without actually rolling his eyes. Elena points out that Bonnie can’t use that much power without dying.
Damon’s all “I’ll write her a great eulogy!” Haha. Wait… No, Damon! Bad Damon! Elena tells him (like she has before) that it’s NOT an option. Stefan distracts everyone by asking Elijah how to break the curse.
Elijah explains that the ritual is pretty straightforward. In V.O., Elijah explains “A witch will channel the full moon to release the spell that’s bound within the stone.”
Meanwhile we see Greta holding the moonstone in Alaric’s apartment. Klaus takes it from her, makes sex eyes at her, and walks off screen while she follows.
Katherine looks on unamused.
Elijah continues “Klaus, being both werewolf and vampire will sacrifice one of each.” Elena asks where she fits in. She’s the final part of the ritual. Elijah explains, “Klaus must drink the blood of the doppelgänger to the point of your death.”
Elena: And that’s where you come in.
Elijah walks over to an ornate wooden box and pulls out a fancy crystal decanter.
Elijah: It’s an elixEEr that I acquired some 500 years ago for Katerina. It possesses mystical properties of resuscitation.
Elena: So I’ll be dead…
Elijah: And then you won’t.
Damon is HIGHLY skeptical and asks why John’s boy bling won’t suffice. It’s because it was made to protect humans from supernatural death.
The doppelgänger, it turns out, is a supernatural occurrence. Huh. Well that explains
nothing a lot. Odds are, the ring won’t work. Damon still doesn’t trust it. He asks Elena what’ll happen if the elixir doesn’t work.
“I guess I’ll just be dead.”
Damon looks freaked out, and looks to Stefan for help. Because Stefan understands the situation, and isn’t going to kill anyone to keep Elena alive, he’s no help.
Despondent, Damon exits stage left.
Elena sighs and asks Elijah if he thinks Klaus has everything, like a werewolf.
Elijah doesn’t know for sure, but since Klaus is such a lunatic (like my choice of words? Lunatic… Lunar… Moon… #learnsomethingneweveryday hehe), he’s sure Klaus can GET a werewolf in time for the ritual.
Over at Lockwood Manor, Carol is calling Tyler and leaving him a message as she walks up the stairs. She’s saying that she’s had an accident and she’s in the hospital. WTF? Carol, surely you wouldn’t stoop that low…
oh, Maddox is at the top of the stairs waiting for her. Things get all Tara/Franklin as she says “Please, Tyler, come home,” and he mouths the words. Whoa. Shut the front door.
Carol hangs up and looks dazed. She asks the manwitch why she had to say all that. Maddox is all “Because you had a terrible fall” and, like, fucking just juju-powers her over the railing, which she hits on the way down.
Back outside the SBH, Damon is drinking some whiskey. Stefan’s come out to rib on him for not being helpful. Damon points out that Elijah is an original vamp, whom they tried to kill, and Stefan REALLY trusts this guy?! Stefan says he can’t do anything — Elena’s made up her mind already, and SHE trusts Elijah, so he does too.
Damon: Why? She’s gonna end up dead!
Stefan: Because she put her faith in me. She chose to trust me in spite of what I am. If I’m going to bet on somebody’s instincts, it’s gonna be hers.
Damon: Well, then, that makes you the biggest idiot of all.
Stefan: She chose to trust you too.
Damon: Maybe you shouldn’t be so sure about her instincts.
Man, self-loathe much, Damon? He downs the rest of his drink and goes back inside.
Still in the library, Elena remarks to Elijah that she’s surprised she’s willing to go through with the ritual, and Elijah asks why she is.
Elena: I’m the key to breaking the curse. If Klaus is here because of me… if I don’t stop him, he’s going to hurt people. It’s that simple.
Elijah: You know there’s a possibility this elixir won’t work. I don’t want to mislead you.
Elena: I know the chance I’m taking.
Elijah starts to look at her with something like admiration, when they’re interrupted by a loud bang.
Out in the hallway, Jenna is facing down Alaric with a crossbow (WTF? Did we seriously just LEAVE one laying around? We need to be more careful where we leave shit after a night of drinking with Damon, Cin…). (Cin: STFU, Christina! You KNOW I was slaying rabbits for Stefan! And Jenna is a nosey bitch. She prob snuck into our weapon closet and stole it. Duh!) She’s telling him to GET. OUT.
Alaric is trying to calm her down — it’s him, the REAL him, so she can just put the weapon down. Unfortch, Jenna doesn’t believe him. Alaric claims that Klaus let him go, and Damon tells him to prove it.
Alaric: Okay, uh… the first night you and I spent together, Jeremy walked in right as I–
Jenna cuts him off. Okay, she believes him! Ugh! Right as he what? Was gonna slap her ass? Getting ready to take something out of its little square packaging? Scream a string of very pleased-sounding profanities?
Dirty Inquiring minds want to know! Jenna puts the crossbow down and Damon and Stefan both make “Oh-kay” faces.
Stefan asks why Klaus let him go.
Alaric: He wanted me to deliver a message: the sacrifice happens tonight.
Dun dun dun! Well, that was kind of anti-climactic. I was expecting him to at least be like “The sacrifice happens tonight, and he’s come for your soooouuulllll.” But Klaus is no Fake Dread Pirate Roberts. Of course, if Klaus rolls into the ritual wearing a fiery cloak… on a wheelbarrel pushed by Greta, I may piss myself.
Where was I?
Ah, so we’re in the hospital. Carol is laying in the bed wearing a sling, and Tyler is standing by the window!
YAY YAWN. She cries a little, happy that he’s back. He’s all, “yup.” And scene. Good work, guys. That’s a wrap.
Over at the Mystic Grill, Caroline sneaks up on Matt while he’s trying to bus a table.
She apologizes for scaring him, but he really seems to take it in stride (though still visibly shaken a bit).
She said she wanted to catch him on his break, and he’s all rubbing his hands up and down her arms and I’m trying hard not to swoon (remember, he’s lying to her!), and he tells her he has lunch in an hour.
She says she’ll be back, and they kiss really sweetly/hotly, and I’m starting to wonder if Matty is totally anti-vamp still… Hmm…
He quickly turns and walks to Sheriff Mom’s table, which is hidden behind the fireplace.
Sheriff Mom asks if Caroline suspects something. Matty says no — but he’s having second thoughts. Either Caroline is as good an actor as he is, pretending nothing is wrong, or Caroline REALLY IS still in there.
Sheriff Mom (what a cuntbasket) shakes her head, all “No, she’s not the same. NOT THE SAME. NOT THE SAME!” and then she screetches like a banshee and flies off into the night.
Kidding. She might as well have. That’s how dead she is to me right now. Instead, Sheriff Mom’s all “She’s not the same. She’s a vampire.” *sigh*
Matt says he’s not even sure what that means anymore, and Sheriff Mom lays some brainwashed crap on him about how her family was raised with this — they’re monsters. They have no soul, no humanity, blah blah blah. Like Damon, for instance. She thought he was her friend. First of all, lady… DUMB, because he was just USING you. You know… like PEOPLE do.
Then she pulls out the “plus he KILLED YOUR SISTER” card. She’s like “there’s your proof,” but Matty wants to know where HER proof is — why isn’t she doing anything about if it bothers her so much? She says that she
would rather throw herself a pity party needs more time to figure out her next steps. Plus, you know, she still looks at Car and sees her daughter. Matt says she should just concentrate on Damon if he’s the problem, and Sheriff Mom dismisses him. *double sigh*
Here’s the thing, Sheriff Mom. Either way, Matty is sick of it, and then you apologize for “dragging” him into this. Umm, yeah. Matt is just a kid and you are pitting him against the only person he has left in the world who loves him. Kind of like you. Just pathetic. *shakes head*
Back in the SBH study, the gang is grilling Alaric on his time hosting Klaus. He doesn’t remember a thing. Just that when he woke up, Katherine was there. Stefan explains that Damon snuck her some vervain, but before that happened, Klaus compelled her to stay there, so she’s stuck.
Elena realizes someone is missing, and asks where Damon is. He’s upstairs brooding, so she goes to check on him.
When she gets up to his room (that has that GLORIOUSLY large bed), he says he doesn’t want to hear anymore, but she needs him to understand her motivations.
Damon: Why? Clearly doesn’t matter what I think!
Elena: I’ll be fine, Damon. I’ll drink the elixir, Bonnie will kill Klaus, and then all this will finally be over.
Damon: If it works.
Elena: It WILL work.
Damon: You THINK it will work. You WANT it to work. Why am I the only one who’s convinced it won’t? There has to be another way.
Elena says that there isn’t. Damon’s all “you’re gonna die,
brotha Elena!” and she counters with “And then I’ll come back to life.” Just like that. For some reason, Damon is still skeptical. It’s not a risk he’s willing to take.
He comes closer to her, and she grabs his hands in both of hers.
While Damon and Delena fans have a mini-heart attack, Elena explains that she IS sure it’ll work.
Elena: It’s my life, Damon. My choice.
Damon: I can’t lose you.
Elena: You won’t.
They stare intensely at each other for a second before Elena turns to leave. Damon vamp speeds to block her way, all
“There is another way,” before he bites into his wrist, grabs her and forces his blood into her mouth! HOLY!
Elena is struggling, but Damon is holding her fast.
Suddenly Stefan rushes in and separates them, all “WHAT DID YOU DO?!” Damon tells him he was saving her life.
Damon: You’re so bent on dying, at least this way I know you’ll come back.
Stefan: As a vampire. She’ll come back as a vampire!
Damon says it’s better than nothing. Stefan scolds him about how he — of ALL people — would take that choice away from her. Damon tells Elena to hate him for all eternity, and he won’t care because at least she’d be alive, and I sigh again because, my god, Damon, the self-loathing.
Stefan goes on the attack and shoves Damon across the room.
As the boys engage in a little hand-to-hand combat, Damon gets all in Stefan’s face and says “Just admit it. You just wish you had the balls to do it yourself.” Stefan lands a blow on Damon that sends him to the ground, but Damon comes back up with a broken piece of the wooden lamp
and FUCKING STAKES STEFAN IN THE GUT!
Holy shit, Damon!! O.O
Elena is screaming to Alaric and Jenna who’ve rushed in to get Damon out of there.
Damon shoves Alaric off him as Elena pulls the stake out of Stefan’s gut. Alaric orders Jenna downstairs to get some bags of blood.
As he’s dying and Elena is reassuring him everything will be okay… Stefan is freaking apologizing to her. Damn.
Downstairs in the library, Elijah says to Damon as he enters (without looking at him, I might add. BAMF) that they’re obvs not going to be needing the ElijahElixir anymore. Feeding her vampire blood renders it useless. He tells Damon to let Elena know he’ll be back before nightfall so they can go to the ritual. (Christina & Cin: Hehe! It’s almost like a date. Is this like the supernatural version of prom?). Damon downs another drink as he says they both know the elixir wouldn’t have worked anyway.
Elijah turns around, affronted.
Elijah: Your problem, Damon — you talk a good game, but you don’t actually know… anything. She’ll never forgive you. And forever for a vampire is a very long time.
That’s right, Damon. Let that sink in for a minute.
Back upstairs, Stefan is finishing off the last bag of blood Jenna brought.
He thanks Alaric and Jenna for their help, and they leave. In the hallway, Alaric tells Jenna he knows it’s a lot to take in, and he tried to protect her from it. She seems pretty cavalier about it.
Ric starts to say they have a lot to talk about, but she interrupts him by saying she’s glad he’s okay and laying the smooch on him.
Aww. I hope for both of their sakes, Jeremy stays out of the way this time. (Cin’s sidenote: Sorry, but I’m dead supicious. That was way too calm and mature for Jenna. I’m just sayin’, THINK about it…). Hmm…
Back in Stefan’s room, Elena is angry — why would Damon do that to her?? Stefan touches her face softly.
He knows they never talked about that, and how she’s feeling DOES matter. He wants her to go on a day trip with him.
Back in the hospital (wait. I thought I said we were done here…),
Tyler walks out of his mother’s room and runs into Jules. She’s all “I thought I told you not to come,” and Tyler counters with “she’s my mother.” Booyah.
Jules says they have to get out of there and lock themselves up before nighttime.
Outside, Caroline stops them. Jules says she’ll give them a few mins to talk.
Caroline: So, what are you, like friends now?
Tyler: She’s been helping me.
Uh-huh. “Helping.” Car says she heard about his mom and came to check on her, and asks how he is. He reports that he’s hanging in there. Awesome. He’s all “Jules and I should get going,” and Car’s all “You’re leaving again!”
Tyler explains that he left for a reason, and he’s about to explain why, but stops himself and walks away.
Caroline is about to follow him when HOLYOMG MIND BULLETS!
Tippecanoe and Tyler too! It’s Maddox. And Greta. OH CRAP.
Back at the Mystic Grill, Matt is leaving Caroline a message. He needs to talk to her, it’s imporant.
Over at the bar, Damon is drowning his sorrows some more when Alaric comes up and sits beside him.
Damon’s all “I SCREWED up” and Alaric agrees.
Just then Klaus comes up. “Gentlemen, why so glum?” Oh, snap!
Damon: Klaus, I presume.
Klaus: In the flesh. Thanks for the loaner, mate.
Damon: Any reason you stopped by to say “Hi”?
Klaus: I’m told you and your brother fancy my doppelgänger. Just thought I’d remind you not to do anything you’ll regret.
Damon: Hah… thanks for the advice.
Damon thinks for a second, then asks Klaus if he could talk him into a postponement. Like he’s a used car dealer or something. “What do I have to do to get you in a Postponed Ritual TODAY?!”
Klaus: *laughs* You are kidding. (To Alaric) He’s kidding, right?
Alaric: No, not really.
Damon: I mean, come on. What’s one month in the whole grand scheme of things?
Klaus: Let me be clear. I have my vampire; I have my werewolf; I have everything I need. The ritual will happen tonight. So, if you want to live to see tomorrow, don’t screw it up.
And he leaves. Damon sits down on his barstool with a huff. “That was fun.”
Alaric: You’re going to screw it up, aren’t you?
Damon: You think if I took his werewolf out of the equation, she might get over the fact that I tried to turn her into a vampire?
Alaric: I think it won’t matter because you’ll be dead.
Damon: But without the werewolf, he can’t perform the ritual tonight, which means I will have bought her one month before the next full moon.
Alaric: You’ll still be dead.
Damon asks if Ric will help him, and because Alaric can’t deny a good bromantic moment (neither can we!), he asks what Damon needs him to do. And as our two lounge lizards slither off to make some bad decisions, we discover that Matty has been doing his best undercover busboy and eavesdropping. Rut Row.
Out in the woods, Stefan is leading Elena to her surprise. She’s all “I’m not a vampire yet, you know. My legs still get tired.” Stefan asks if she thought anymore about her situation. Elena admits that that morning she was resigned to die, and now she’s going to be a vamp. She’s not sure HOW she’s feeling.
Hey, a waterfall! Stefan says that he thinks she DOES know how she feels, and that it’s okay to tell him.
Elena: I can’t. Stefan, I just… I can’t talk about it.
Stefan: If you don’t want to, it’s your choice. Today is about you. BUT, it’s a long way to the top. So, you never know what might come up.
Elena’s all “we’re climbing all the way to the top?” She asks if he can’t use some of his vampy-powers.
He’s all “it’s your last day as a human. Why cheat now?” Um, maybe because it’s her LAST DAY AS A HUMAN, and maybe she’d rather not spend the entire day grunting and sweating climbing up a mountain, and would rather spend her day grunting and sweating in other ways. Or maybe that’s just me. ANYWAY. Elena thinks it’s charming, or something, because she takes his hand and follows him up.
Back in town at Alaric’s apartment, Alaric is home!
Katherine’s all “look who’s dumb enough to come back”
and Alaric says that someone had to invite Damon in. Katherine is not amused. She starts to rush him and asks if he’s there to get her killed. Damon rushes her back, pinning her to the far wall.
Damon: I gave you vervain. Now I’m here to collect.
He tells Ric to go; he’s got this. He sends Alaric back to the SBH to
have some one-on-one time with the owners keep Elena from giving herself over for the ritual.
Damon tells Katherine that he wants to know where Klaus is keeping his werewolf because he wants to sabotage the ritual. Katherine warns him against it — or else Klaus will kill him and anyone he’s ever met. Oh, snap. Me thinks that’s a little harsh. Of course, Klaus IS a soulless fuckhead. Damon says he just wants to delay it, which should work well for her since it’ll spare another month of her miserable life for her.
Katherine: Right, except that I’m not the vampire he’s planning on sacrificing.
Katherine: He’s got Caroline Forbes and Tyler Lockwood. Therefore, I’m in the clear.
Damon: And where’d he get THAT idea from?
Damon starts to stalk toward her, and she’s all “hey, I’m just trying to stay alive long enough to get myself out of here.”
Damon decides to pull out the big guns and tells her that Elena has vamp blood in her system. How much fun is that going to be — Katherine having to compete with Elena for Stefan’s affections for all eternity?
That’s it. Kathi tells Damon that Klaus is keeping them in the tomb. Damon thanks her and heads on out.
Over in said tomb, Caroline is coming to. She’s chained to the wall and Tyler’s chained to the opposite wall.
She tries to pull the chains from free from the stone, but they’re not giving. She says that the witches vervained her. Tyler wants to know who they are, and Car tells him she thinks they’re with Klaus.
Tyler’s all “Who the hell’s Klaus.”
Gurrl Boy, you in for a tale! Car’s all “You shouldn’t have come back here!” OMINOUS!
Back at Last Day Hikes R Us, Elena’s trying to be optimistic.
Bonnie can make her a daywalker ring, so everything will be peachy! “And I’ll never be able to watch Bambi again.” Hah! Stefan says he doesn’t recommend it. HAHAHA. I want to know why not. You know how many times I’ve seen Charlotte’s Web? I still think bacon is delicious.
Elena asks Stefan what the best part of being a vampire is.
Stefan: Feel like you can do anything. Be anyone. Beautiful things are more beautiful. Everything is heightened. You just live more intensely, love more powerfully.
Elena: And the worst?
Stefan: You know the worst.
Elena: Aside from the blood.
Stefan: Anger becomes rage. When you’re sad, you’re in despair. Grief, loss can cripple you. That’s why so many of us turn our emotions off. It just becomes too overwhelming. You know, for a while for me, the good just wasn’t worth the bad.
Elena: How long before you learned to handle both?
Stefan: I’m still trying. Every day.
And now that Stefan’s succeeded in bumming her out, she doesn’t want to talk anymore. She keeps walking up that damn mountain.
Back at Alaric’s place, Boozie — I mean, Katherine is pouring herself some coffee when Klaus comes in.
Klaus: What have you been doing?
Katherine: Making coffee. Do you want some?
Klaus: Tell me, what you’ve been doing.
Katherine says again that she’s just making coffee. Klaus lets go, and Katherine turns away from him, but he tells her to wait. He tells her to take off her daywalker bracelet and walk over to the window, into the sunlight.
Katherine: But I’ll burn.
Klaus: You don’t have a choice.
She walks over, and as soon as the sun hits her she begins to burn.
And Klaus is smiling like the creepy motherfucker that he is. He declares that “that’s enough” and Kathi runs into the corner of the room where there’s shade.
Klaus: Hmm. I guess I was wrong. Alright, then. I need you to do something for me.
Out in the woods, Damon is lurking near the tomb when Maddox comes up behind him. He asks Damon who he’s there to save: the blonde or the wolf.
He’s all, “Did you really think Klaus would leave them unprotected?” Damon says it must have been wishful thinking, but then he’s on Maddox and has him pinned to the ground. Maddox uses his juju to throw Damon off him and hit him with some Mind Bullets. Then… out of freaking nowhwere!…
Matty shows up and hits Maddox with REAL bullets. Damon jumps up and breaks Maddox’s neck, just in case. So, that’s that.
Damon asks Matt what he’s doing there, but Matt just wants to know where Caroline is (aww). Exasperated, Damon tells him it’s not the time to play hero, but Matty just points the gun in Damon’s face.
Damon’s all “cool yer jets, I’m was here to save her.”
Then he grabs Matt’s gun away from him and slaps Matt with the butt of the rifle. While telling an unconscious Matt that he’s lucky Damon already screw up today (otherwise, Matt would be dead), Damon empties the chamber and out pop a couple of wooden bullets.
Oh, shit. Matty knows. NO TIME!
Inside the tomb, Caroline is recapping the premise of the sacrifice. Tyler asks if she thinks that’s why the witch grabbed them — for the sacrifice. Car says yes, she thinks they will kill them. TyTy says that Jules has been helping him come to terms with his werewolf-ness, but that doesn’t matter anynmore. Obvs hurt, Car asks why he left without saying goodbye.
Tyler: I knew you hated me. I thought you deserved better than having someone like me in your life.
Caroline: I was hurt. You know, you turned your back on me when I needed you. But I could never HATE you, Tyler.
They hear a noise from outside.
It’s Damon to the rescue! He goes to Caroline and tells her her boyfriend is outside with a rifle full of wooden bullets, all
“Lucy, you got some ‘splaining to do!” She starts to try to explain how she compelled him, but Damon shushes her. It’s “tomorrow’s problem” — right now, they just need to get out of there.
He starts to drag her out of there without Tyler (LOLS FOREVER!), but Car stops him.
Damon basically warns him the sun is setting, and says he needs to get his ass outta there as quickly as possible, and Caroline offers to help. Damon’s all “Don’t make me regret this.”
Back on Mount Deep, Meaningful Life Revelation, Elena and Stefan have finally made it to the top! Elena’s all huffing and puffing and Stefan’s like “I’ve climbed Mount Everest.” Show off.
Stefan: Hey, you can say it.
Elena: Say what?
Stefan: The thing you’ve been wanting to say, but were afraid of how it’d make me feel.
Elena points out that no matter what she says, it’s not going to change anything. Stefan says that it might make her feel better. He decides her ease her into it. He knows it’s not the first time she’s thought about drinking vamp blood to survive — hell, HE’S thought about it. And even before all this bullcrap with Klaus? Yeah, Stefan says, “of course I did.”
Stefan: If it were my choice, I’d want to be with you forever.
Elena: Why have you never brought it up?
Stefan: Because I knew if it were an option, you would have. It’d be selfish of me to ask you.
Elena huffs. That didn’t stop Damon, but Stefan says Damon shouldn’t have done what he did.
Stefan: He did it because he loves you.
Elena: But he did this to me, Stefan. Which means that he doesn’t really know what love is. And to be honest, I don’t know if I do. I’m seventeen years old. How am I supposed to know any of this yet?
Oh, god. Oh, god, the STEARS are starting. *breathe* Elena takes Stefan’s hands and reassures him that she DOES love him — girly, you JUST told him you weren’t sure you knew what love is, and you’re using that powerful word in that REAL context? *wibble*
Elena: But my future? Our lives together? Those are things I’m supposed deal with as they came along. I was supposed to grow up. Decide if I’m gonna have kids. Start a family. Grow old. I was supposed to have a lifetime of these choices. Now? It’s all gone. I don’t want to be a vampire, Stefan. I never wanted to be one.
Stefan takes her in his arms and she starts to SOB. Oh, the EEARS are almost as bad as the STEARS! 😦
Back out in the woods, it’s Suddenly Nighttime when Caroline, Damon and Tyler emerge from the tomb. WTF, did they get lost?
Caroline runs over to Matt, who’s just waking up.
Caroline: Did you hit him?!
Damon: Did you already forget about the part with the gun with the wooden bullets?
Tyler grunts in pain. The moon is full — it’s starting. Well, maybe if you guys hadn’t taken so long to get out of there! Sheesh! Only yourselves to blame. They all skedaddle out of there. You know, if skedaddling includes moving at a normal human speed instead of vampspeed, because, no rush or anything.
Over at the SBH, Stefan and Elena are pulling up to the house in Stefan’s red sportscar that I keep forgetting he owns.
As soon as Stefan helps Elena out of the car — BOOM — Klaus!
Klaus: You had me all nervous. I thought maybe you’d done something stupid. You ready, my dear?
Oh, god STEARS again! I can see them, and Stefan is still kind of out of focus. Elena says she’s ready and starts to step forward,
but Stefan stops her, all “NO.”
Klaus: I wouldn’t. No reason for you to die too.
Elena gets in front of him, while he’s still having a staring contest with Klaus. She tells him it’s fine, she’ll go. No one needs to get hurt. There’s no reason for him to get hurt. She reaches up and kisses him and whispers “I love you.”
Stefan looks at her meaningfully and whispers back that he loves her, and lays another searing kiss on her.
Elena tells him to “close your eyes”, and oh god is that a STEAR stain on his cheek??
Then she thrusts a sword in his gut and sends him into the vortex to a demon demention.
We see their clasped hands let go. Stefan stands there for a second, and when he opens his eyes, Elena and Klaus are gone!
Back inside the SBH, Stefan stalks in, clearly looking for Damon. Alaric finds him and says the house was empty when he got there.
Out in the woods, Damon warns Tyler that he better not wolf out on them. His phone rings and he answers it. (Sidenote: what service do you think he has that he gets flawless service out in the middle of the damn woods?? Maybe he’s patched into MiFi?). It’s Stefan.
Damon explains that he’s out saving the day, and to tell Elena to stay put. Stefan tells him that Elena is gone. Klaus took her. Oh, lawdy, the sound of his voice! Damon grunts out of manpain, and tells Stefan he’ll take care of it.
Down on the ground, Tyler is also grunting in pain, but this is of the physical, my-body-is-being-turned-into-a-werewolf-against-my-will variety. This time he’s clothed, but it’s still pretty gruesome. Oh, gross, his wrists just bent back at an ungodly angle.
Matt is horrified, and Car tries to calm Tyler down; they’re almost there. But apparently the change is happening faster than before. Suddenly Tyler’s got the eyes, and he lunges at Caroline.
But Damon intercepts him!
And they tumble to the ground, Tyler gnashing his teeth, Damon trying to hold him off the best he can. Tyler tries to go in for a bite when Damon kicked Tyler off of him. Damon tells Caroline and Matt to get to the Lockwood cellar — if it kept Tyler in before, it’ll keep him out, and keep them safe.
He gives Matt back the wooden bullets. That should buy them some time if needed. They run off, and Damon vampspeeds away, leaving Tyler in
freakish misery his agony.
Back at Looney Headquarters — I mean — Alaric’s apartment,
Klaus comes in in a huff, demanding to know where Maddox is; he should be back by now. Katherine, bored as ever, says she doesn’t know. Klaus whips out this week’s product placement — a computer that’s a phone that’s a computer! or something –
which seems to have the feed from a camera trained one someone in a dungeon of some sort. Katherine asks where Elena is, and Klaus says he sent her off with Greta. Whoever it is on the screen is crying out in pain.
Klaus: It’s almost time…
Just then the door bursts open.
Without turning around to see who it is (this must be an Original thing — BADASS!), Klaus is all “I wasn’t aware you had been invited in.” The camera pans over to reveal that it’s Damon, of course!
Damon: I’m here to tell you that you have to postpone the ritual.
C&C: Again, Damon?
Klaus: Didn’t we already have this conversation?
Damon: Yeah, but that was before I rescued your werewolf and vampire, and killed your witch.
Klaus: Excuse me.
Damon: I knew you’d kill me for it. I don’t care. It was all me.
Klaus gets all in Damon’s face, saying that he’s heard about him — “the crazy, impulsive vampire in love with his brother’s girl. I knew one of you would try to stop me. It was just a 50/50 guess on who.” Given Elijah’s story from last week, I wonder if that description hits a little too close to home for Klaus, you know… if he were halfway sane. He presses something on his phoneputer and a woman screams.
And, natch, Klaus smiles in satisfaction. He remarks how the great thing about werewolves is that they travel in packs.
Up close, we can see that the screaming woman is Jules. I’m sorry, I don’t care enough for that sentence to have a shocked exclamation point at the end of it.
Klaus: When you spend 1000 years trying to break a curse, you learn a thing or two. First rule:
You do not talk about Fight ClubAlways have a backup. A backup werewolf. A backup witch.
Damon: A backup vampire…
Klaus: I’ve got that too.
Huh?! Katherine? Damon? Klaus flies at Damon as we go to commercial. Oh, Damon, no!!!
Hey, look, a commercial for that product place– I really don’t care.
Back out in the woods, Caroline is leading Matt into the Lockwood Cellar, but Tyler is fast on their heels. She locks herself and Matty behind the iron gate just as Teen Wolf gets down there, all snarly and toothy. Yes, he’s already a wolf.
The wolf lunges at the gate, and Caroline tries to sooth it by calling it Tyler. Oh, Caroline, we have GOT to quit you of this habit of trying to be friends with wild animals.
Back at Alaric’s apartment, Katherine is trying to revive Damon with a bag of blood. He’s disoriented, and Kathi just adds to it by cryptically saying she had to do “it.” Klaus would have known that she was on vervain if she didn’t.
Damon: Do what?
Katherine: Klaus. He made me call her, to lure her out. He needed another vampire.
Damon: Who’d you call? Who did you call, Katherine?
Out in the woods, Greta is leading Elena somewhere. Elena tells her that her father and brother were looking for her, but Greta says that they were wasting their time since she wasn’t lost.
Elena trips over something because it’s dark, so Greta witchy-juju’s up some bonfires. That’s when Elena sees her: Jenna, laying motionless on the ground. Elena tries to shake her awake and check for a pulse, but no use.
Elena: You killed her? Why? I did everything that he asked.
But Jenna’s not dead. She gasps awake. Greta is all “She’s not dead; she’s in transition.”
Audience: FUCK. US. RUNNING.
Back in Alaric’s apartment, Damon wants to know why Klaus didn’t just use him. Katherine says Klaus couldn’t. Damon’s as good as dead anyway.
Damon goes all @TVD_Chloe and is like, “What does that even mean?” Katherine grabs Damon’s arm. “What is this, Damon?” she asks, referring to a rather nasty looking infectious thing on his arm.
Damon: A werewolf bite.
Oh, Damon NOES!!!
What?! That was it?! OMG. OMG NO! NOOOOOOOO!
(All screencaps courtesy of hotn-caps.com)