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"Night of the Comet"
Detailed summary by Katya!
OAD: September 17, 2009
Teleplay by: Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec
Directed by: Marcos Siega
A young couple camp out in a tent in the woods. The woman says that she
hopes it won't rain because they won't get to see the comet. Her
boyfriend says that it won't rain and leaves the tent to get something
from their car. Seconds later, the woman hears a dripping sound.
Thinking that it is starting to rain, she looks outside, only to see her
boyfriend dead in the tree above her, his blood dripping down.
Terrified, she runs to the car, where she is attacked by the same
creature that killed her boyfriend.
The next morning, Elena and Stefan awaken in their own bedrooms, each
thinking that today is different, that there is a change, and that today
they will see each other again.
Jenna prepares for a conference with Jeremy's teacher and tells Elena
that Jeremy has already left for school, only to realize that Jeremy has
lied to her. Jeremy visits Vicki in the hospital, where the nurse tells
him that Vicki lost a lot of blood and needs her rest.
In history class, the teacher talks about the comet that will be seen
over their town of Mystic Falls for the first time in 145 years, during
tomorrow night's celebration. Elena and Stefan pay little attention,
having only eyes for each other. After class, Stefan gives Elena a first
edition of "Wuthering Heights." Meanwhile, Bonnie says that she is from
a family of Salem witches and Caroline asks her to conjure up a name and
phone number for the guy she saw at the Grill, meaning Damon.
After school, Jeremy challenges Tyler and promises to kill him if he
hurts Vicki again. Meanwhile, Matt, Vicki's brother, tells Elena that
Vicki will be okay. He says that he has tried to find their mother but
hasn't been able to and Elena asks if Vicki said what kind of animal
attacked her. Stefan, with his heightened vampire hearing, overhears
Matt say that Vicki said that it was a vampire, but he thinks that Vicki
was still drunk and not making sense. Matt asks Elena what is up with
her and Stefan and Elena refuses to answer, telling Matt that she
doesn't want to hurt him. Matt says that he is going back to the
hospital and when Elena looks around, Stefan is gone.
Jenna meets with Jeremy's teacher, who is concerned because Jeremy is
missing so many classes. Jenna says that he is still coping with his
parents' death and the teacher says that he heard about the tragic
accident where their car went off a bridge. He understands but he says
that Jeremy shows all the signs of using drugs and then he implies that
Jenna is not a fit guardian.
Vicki freaks out when Matt comes into her hospital room. Matt runs for
the nurse and, while he's gone, Stefan compels Vicki to remember only
that some kind of animal attacked her. When Matt returns with the nurse,
Vicki is sleeping peacefully, but Matt sees Stefan walking down the
hall. Matt follows him and Stefan steps out of sight, only to find
himself in a blood donation center. Stefan vamps out and when Matt
arrives, he finds Stefan gone through an open window.
Bonnie, Caroline, and Elena have coffee after school. Bonnie says that
her grandmother thinks the comet is a bad omen and that the last time it
was seen over Mystic Falls, there was death and carnage that created a
hotbed of paranormal activity. Caroline dismisses the idea and only
wants to know details of what happened between Elena and Stefan. Elena
says that they only talked and Caroline encourages her to act on her
feelings for Stefan and not talk.
Jenna tries to counsel Jeremy about using drugs but he won't listen.
Matt and Jeremy visit Vicki in the hospital but Vicki tells Jeremy that
she is more interested in Tyler, even though Tyler has not come to check
on her. Jeremy tells Vicki that he was the one who found her after she
Elena goes to see Stefan at the Salvatore Boarding House, an imposing
Gothic mansion, but meets Damon instead. Damon tells Elena that Stefan
is still getting over his last girlfriend, Katherine, then guesses that
Stefan hasn't mentioned her to Elena. When Stefan appears, Elena
immediately sees the animosity and hatred between the brothers. After
she leaves, Stefan says that he went to the hospital to compel Vicki to
forget that Damon attacked her and Damon reminds him that those tricks
only work when he feeds properly. Stefan wants to know how long Elena
was there and Damon asks if he's worried that they are doomed to repeat
the past they shared with Katherine. Stefan asks Damon what kind of game
he's playing and Damon replies that he will just have to wait to find
Elena tells Jenna that Stefan is on the rebound just as Jeremy comes
home. Jenna tells him that she will ground him if he keeps skipping
classes but he doesn't take her seriously. Vicki has a nightmare where
she sees Damon again as a vampire.
Elena passes out flyers at the Night of the Comet celebration and tells
Bonnie that she isn't ready for a relationship with Stefan. Caroline
sees Damon but he disappears before she can talk to him. Zach worries
about why Damon has returned and whether Vicki will remember that he
attacked her. Vicki returns to her job at the Grill, where Jeremy gives
her a bottle of pain pills. Tyler asks how she's doing and she blows him
After dark, at the celebration, Elena and Stefan talk. Stefan apologizes
for the confrontation with Damon that Elena witnessed, and Elena says
she understands complicated brothers and complicated exes. She says that
at least she and Stefan met and talked, and it was epic, but then
reality set in.
Vicki sees Damon at the Grill but she can't remember where she knows him
from. She goes to the restroom and takes more pain pills, where Damon
attacks her again. Later, Jeremy asks if anyone has seen Vicki and that
he can't find her anywhere. Tyler calls Jeremy a pill pusher and Elena
asks, is he's dealing drugs now? Tyler tells Jeremy that Vicki will
never go for him but Jeremy tells him that she already has. Matt just
wants to find his sister while Elena confronts Jeremy with some tough
love about his drug use, trying to get him to talk to her. He refuses
Matt sees Stefan in the town square and tells him that he saw him at the
hospital the day before. Matt also tells Stefan that he has known Elena
all their lives and that even though they're not together, he will
always look out for her. Stefan's vampire hearing tells him that Damon
has Vicki. He finds them on a nearby roof, where Damon compels Vicki to
think that Stefan is the vampire that attacked her, in an attempt to
force Stefan to feed on human blood, so that he will be strong enough to
compel Vicki to forget. Stefan says that he doesn't care if the town
knows what he is and kills him, because at least he will be free of
Damon, impressed by Stefan's courage, whispers to Vicki, compelling her
to forget everything that has happened. She looks around, not knowing
how she got on the roof, and leaves. Damon says that it's good to be
home and he thinks he'll stay awhile, since the town needs a wake-up
call. Stefan asks what he's up to, but Damon won't tell him. Damon says
to give Elena his best.
At the Grill, Matt thanks Stefan for finding Vicki. Stefan asks Bonnie
and Caroline where Elena is and Bonnie writes down Elena's phone number
so Stefan can text her. But when Bonnie hands the note to Stefan, she is
hit with a shocked vibe and she asks Stefan what happened to him. Then
she realizes that was rude and leaves. Caroline says that Bonnie wigs
out at times.
At home, Elena sees Jenna searching Jeremy's room for drugs. Jenna is
upset that she is a bad guardian and that Elena's mother made raising
the children look easy, but it isn't and it will be her fault when
Jeremy gets worse. Elena reassures Jenna that it's just her fear
talking, then realizes that she feels the same way about Stefan.
Jeremy is crushed when he sees Vicki kissing Tyler at the Grill. Walking
to her car, Caroline sees Damon again. Elena goes to Stefan's house to
tell him that she has been afraid to be happy, afraid that the world
will come crashing down. Stefan says that the way they feel about each
other is reality, and that when they met and talked, it was epic. They
kiss for the first time.
In bed, Damon and Caroline are starting to make love when he vamps out
and bites her. She screams.
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