|Damon gets a bad rap
We’re back in Mystic Falls and Damon is hovering around
Elena. It’s actually rather cute,
Elena’s making chili from her family recipe and Damon is giving her crap that
he’s had the Gilbert family recipe.
It wasn’t that good. He’s
bored by the idea of a Founder’s event because he knows it’s just an excuse for
the council to get together. He’s
also concerned about Elena, he’s waiting for her to break after Stefan’s harsh
words in the last episode.
Alaric, Bonnie and Caroline are all concerned about the
obvious affection building between the two. After all, it used to just be Damon pursuing Elena, but
Elena appears to be reciprocating and Caroline doesn’t think she should. To be fair, Caroline’s experiences with
Damon in first season were not good and she’s definitely justified in her
The Big Bad Witch
Gloria is stymied without Rebecca’s necklace, so she is
casting spells to locate it. One spell causes the necklace to burn Elena
badly. Bonnie and Caroline are
there to help. Later Gloria grabs
Stefan and tortures him, using his blood to find the answers. She knows Stefan knows.
When she realizes the doppelganger is still alive, she
thinks she has the solution to Klaus’ problems. But no worries, here comes Katherine who takes care of
Gloria. Stefan and Katherine clean
up the mess and hope Klaus is none the wiser and Stefan continues to rebuff
Katherine’s offers of help.
Papa Don’t Preach
Mama Forbes takes Damon to where she has Bill strapped to
the chair he was torturing Caroline in. They’ve given enough time for the
vervain to get out of his system. She wants Damon to compel him to forget. He takes a bite to make sure and then
does his compel thing.
|Bill Forbes can’t be compelled
Unfortunately, Bill shows up during the party at the
Lockwoods and it’s clear, he remembers everything. Apparently he is compel resistant. He insists it’s a method he learned, but I have to wonder if
he knows how to condition out a vampiric reaction because he is a vampire.
Needless to say, Damon is hostile. Bill could turn the whole
town against them. Liz and Carol
are shocked, but Damon finds Elena and Alaric to warn them, then says he’ll
take care of it.
When Alaric tries to stop him, immediately assuming that
Damon is going to kill Bill, Damon checks the ring on Alaric’s finger before
snapping his neck. I know some
peope found that moment shocking, but let’s be blunt, Damon’s not as wildly
impulsive as everyone thinks he is. Nine times out of ten, his intiial
reactions have been right.
Bill is a threat to all of them, especially Caroline, they
have enough problems without that wild card out there.
Unfortunately, even as Damon attacks Bill, Caroline comes in
with Elena and Caroline fights Damon off.
Case in point, if Damon really wanted Bill dead, no amount of anger on
Caroline’s part would have made her stronger than Damon. He let her win.
Alone, Elena pleads with Damon to not be the man everyone thinks he is. Damon retorts that he
isn’t Stefan and never will be before walking out. It’s important to note here that Elena wasn’t taking
Damon’s methods to task, she knows who Damon is and she accepts it. She just doesn’t want him to give her
friends reasons to hate him.
|Elena wants Damon
She really is on that long, slow slide into love with
him. (Insert Squee here).
Caroline tells her father that it will be all right, but he
says that it will never be now that she is a vampire and he gets in his car to
In the meanwhile, Jeremy finally comes clean to Bonnie about
seeing Anna and Vicki. At the
Mystic Grill, Bonnie tells Faux Elena (Katherine) about what Jeremy has been
seeing when Elena asks for her necklace back. Bonnie glances away and is startled when she realizes that
Elena and the necklace or gone.
Cue the ominous music.
Next stop for Katherine: Damon. She invites him to come with her and Damon, in a bad mood
after Alaric stomped out on him decides to accept. Meanwhile, Alaric informs Liz and Carol that he is taking
the Gilbert seat on the Founder’s Council, particularly since their children
Klaus is annoyed as hell that Gloria’s gone missing, but both Rebecca and Klaus
are suspicious of Stefan. When
Stefan asks Rebecca about the man who was searching for them, Klaus turns on
Stefan, knocking him out. When
Stefan awakes, they are back in Mystic Falls where Klaus is determined to get
Next up: The Reckoning.