Written by: Kevin Williamson
Directed by: Michael A. Allowitz
Last Thursday’s return of The Vampire Diaries showed Stefan and Elena/Katherine teaming up to help Damon when they figure out what Dr Wes has done to him, meanwhile Caroline and Tyler try to figure out what is going on with Matt.
The episode starts of with Enzo and Damon (hashtag – Denzo) continuing their killing spee despite Damon being a biting vampire that craves vampire blood. They turn a man just so Damon can feed and a source of short-lived entertainment for them.
Caroline interrupts Elena/Katherine and Stefan’s study session revealing police reports that Stefan attributes to Damon and Enzo’s adventures, but when Caroline adds that all victims were desiccated with heads removed, Stefan states that they have been feeding on vampires.
Stefan wants to find Damon and put a stop to his and Enzo’s killing spree, but Katherine/Elena just wants Stefan all to herself.
Tyler calls Caroline to ask if he’s heard from Matt lately because he hasn’t seen him since finding out that Nadia has been compelling him. Caroline chooses to help Tyler in an attempt to push them through the latest and perhaps hurdle of their relationship.
Katherine/Elena wants her daughter, Nadia, to kill Matt but she’s reluctant to do so. The Travelers appear trapping Damon and Enzo inside the house with no source of food except for Enzo for Dr Wes wants Damon to kill his best friend.
Katherine/Elena makes a desperate act to stop Stefan from reaching Damon, so she lures him to a hotel room to win him over.
Matt and Nadia return to the Lockwood Mansion to convince Caroline and Tyler that everything is OK. In order to do a good job Nadia distracts them by pointing out Caroline’s recent romantic escapade which causes Tyler and Caroline to fight.
Enzo discovers a durable length of chain and binds Damon to it in order for Damon not to eat him (Mason Lockwood flashback anyone?) Enzo calls Stefan for help, but gets Katherine/Elena instead who pretends she cares, but when Stefan asks she said something, she feigns innocence. Dr Wes shoots Enzo in order for Damon to feed on him, Damon breaks through the chains within seconds showing how strong Damon is in this new vampire state. Damon shows some resistance, but gives in and starts to feed on Enzo, however The Travelers raises the acidity of Enzo’s blood stopping Damon killing him resulting in Enzo leaving with Dr Wes.
Katherine/Elena continues her attempts to get Stefan back, who does a stellar job of resisting until she moves in for the kill and they kiss. When Stefan goes off to pay the hotel bill, Katherine/Elena calls Nadia informing her that if Stefan is forced to choose between letting Damon feed on Elena resulting in her death and stopping Damon at all costs, there is no doubt that he will choose to kill Damon in order to save Elena.
After Nadia checks that Matt is vervain free, he kisses her playing it off as something he’s going to forget anyway. While they make out he texts his friends begging for help – “Help, K.”
Nadia discovers this and compels Matt to forget all that he isn’t supposed to know, then tries to leave but Caroline confronts her but when Nadia threatens her forcing Tyler to jump in between them to save Caroline.
Elena/Katherine and Stefan eventually shows up at Damon’s location, he begs them not enter which Elena/Katherine does anyway. Katherine/Elena cuts her hand to tempt Damon to feed on her, doing everything she can to make him give into the temptation, which he does. Rather than letting him kill her, Stefan cuts his own arm to distract Damon, as he lunges Stefan snaps his neck to stop the carnage.
Damon is locked in the Salvatore Mansion basement, Stefan is trying to teach him control and points out that there is only one Ripper in the family and that’s him. Damon points out that ‘Elena’ has given up on him completely for he saw Elena kick over a stake to Stefan suggesting that killing Damon was the only option.
Katherine and Nadia meet up for a little bonding where Nadia reveals that she is now dying from a werewolf bite when Tyler bit her.
Back at the Salvatore Mansion, Caroline shares the text that Matt sent her with Stefan, who informs her about the strangeness of her and Katherine/Elena’s road trip. They don’t know why Elena has been acting so oddly until Stefan puts the pieces together suggesting that maybe Katherine has taken over Elena’s body.
The Vampire Diaries returns next week Thursday – Gone Girl