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"Friday Night Bites"
Detailed summary by Katya!
OAD: September 24, 2009
Teleplay by: Barbie Kligman & Bryan M. Holdman
Directed by: John Dahl
Caroline awakens in her own bedroom. She sees bite marks on her neck and
Damon sleeping beside her. Terrified , she tries to leave the room
quietly but Damon stops her. Smelling the blood on the pillow, he vamps
out and attacks her again.
Arriving at school, Bonnie warns Elena to take her relationship with
Stefan slowly because she got a really bad feeling when she accidentally
touched him at the Grill. Elena says that she loves Bonnie for being
concerned but that things are getting back to normal again and Stefan is
a big part of that. Vicki wants to be just friends with Jeremy but he
refuses, wanting more. Tyler and Matt see Stefan walking with Elena, who
says that Bonnie and Stefan should come to dinner that night to get to
know each other.
Tyler throws a football at Stefan when he isn't looking but he turns
with amazing speed, catches it easily, and throws it back, almost
knocking Tyler off his feet. Elena encourages Stefan to join the
football team but he says that he's a loner and it's not a good idea.
Later, though, watching Elena at cheerleading practice, Stefan
reconsiders and asks the coach if he can join the team. Tyler sees an
opportunity to try to get back at Stefan and hurt him during practice.
Elena tells Bonnie that she has to come to dinner that night to get to
know Stefan. Bonnie agrees, reluctantly, and is worried because they
haven't seen Caroline all day.
On cue, Damon drives up in his convertible, dropping a
now-calm-and-cheerful Caroline off for cheerleading practice. She tells
Elena that she got the other brother and she hopes Elena doesn't mind.
Elena tells Bonnie that Damon is Stefan's older brother. Elena watches
Stefan work out with the team, showing them and the coach that he is a
great player. Tyler, angry that Stefan seems to be the coach's new
favorite, tackles him hard. Stefan gets up and says he is fine but, when
no one can see, he takes off his glove and straightens a broken finger,
which heals immediately.
Later, at home, Stefan discovers Damon reading Stefan’s journal. Damon
pretends that he wants to help Stefan live a normal human life, then
laughs when Stefan actually starts to believe him.
Elena and Bonnie prepare dinner and Bonnie says that she thinks that she
really is psychic but that she doesn't want to be a witch. She says that
she has been obsessed all day with the numbers 8, 14 and 22. Stefan
arrives and they have an awkward dinner until Elena mentions that Bonnie
is from a family of Salem witches and Stefan says that Salem witches
were known for heroism and non-conformity. Bonnie is pleased that Stefan
doesn't make fun of her family history.
Caroline arrives with Damon. Stefan doesn't want to Elena to invite
Damon in but she does, anyway. Over dessert and coffee, Caroline says
that Elena used to be so much more fun before her parents died. Damon
says that he and Stefan totally understand because they have watched
everyone they care about die; then Damon says he's sorry and that he
didn't mean to bring ‘her’ up.
In town, at the Grill, Matt and Jeremy watch as Tyler gropes Vicki, who
doesn’t mind. Jeremy starts to leave when Tyler runs into him on
purpose, starting a shoving match and threats. Matt gets between them
and Jeremy leaves.
Damon tells Elena that he likes her as he helps her with the last of the
dinner dishes. She asks him if he was referring to Katherine as the girl
who died and asks if it happened recently. Damon says it seems like it
was just yesterday and that Katherine died in a tragic fire. Elena asks
what she was like and Damon says that she was beautiful, a lot like
Elena, but she was also very complicated, selfish, and sometimes not
very nice, but very sexy and seductive. Elena asks which one of them
dated Katherine first. Damon says that she is very perceptive and tells
her to ask Stefan that question because his answer will be different
than Damon's. Then Damon advises Elena to quit cheerleading because she
didn't look like she was having any fun. Elena says that it used to be
fun and it used to matter but things are different now. Damon says
sometimes it's best to move on. Elena tells Damon that she is sorry
about Katherine's death and that she knows that Damon lost her, too.
Damon seems surprised at Elena's sensitivity.
Meanwhile, in the other room, Caroline explains that Matt is having a
hard time getting over his breakup with Elena because they have known
each other since the sandbox. Stefan notices Caroline's scarf and asks
if she can take it off. She says o, she can’t, but that she doesn't know
why. Damon comes into the room and compels Caroline to do as he suggests
and go help Elena in the kitchen. When she leaves, Stefan tells Damon
that she is not a puppet for him to feed on whenever he wants to. Damon
replies that he's wrong and that it's normal for them to all be under
his control. Damon says that he can come back to Elena's house anytime
he wants to now that he's been invited in.
That night, Elena dreams that she and Stefan are in her bedroom making
out but, when he pulls his shirt off over his head, it's Damon instead.
She gasps and wakes up, not noticing the ominous black crow sitting on
her bedroom window sill.
The next morning, Elena dresses for school, deciding if she should wear
her cheerleading uniform. Stefan writes in his journal, thinking that
Damon must still have a shred of humanity but still wondering how he can
protect Elena from his brother. He takes a small ornate metal box out of
That afternoon, after school, Stefan sees that Elena is not wearing her
cheerleading uniform and she tells him that she quit the squad. He gives
her the ornate box, which contains an antique necklace that he asks her
to always wear for good luck. It has a nice scent, which Stefan says is
an herb. He fastens the necklace for her as he thanks her for pushing
him to try out for the football team.
Later, at a pep rally, the coach introduces Stefan as their new star
player. Tyler, angry at the attention that Stefan is getting, starts
another fight with Jeremy over Vicki. Stefan intervenes and Jeremy
swings a broken bottle, cutting Stefan's hand. Elena sees a lot of blood
but when Stefan opens his hand, the wound has completely healed. Elena
is confused but Stefan just says that it was someone else’s blood and
that he will see her after the game and leaves.
Elena asks Bonnie what she felt or saw when she touched Stefan. Bonnie
says that it was a cold feeling, like she would imagine death to be.
Bonnie mentions again the numbers 8, 14 and 22, that she's been obsessed
with again all day. Elena goes to her car, where she sees Damon, who
says that he's hiding from Caroline, because she is so young and talks
more than he can listen. Elena defends Caroline and points out that she
is not that much younger than Damon.
Damon says that he doesn't mean to make Elena uncomfortable and she says
that is exactly what he means to do because everything he says has an
alternate meaning. He says she is right and that he does have other
intentions but so does she. Damon says that she wants him and thinks
about him and is drawn to him and that she has probably even dreamed
about him. Looking into her eyes, trying to compel her, he says that she
even wants to kiss him. As he leans toward her, she slaps him, not
affected by his attempt at compulsion. Elena says that she doesn't know
what kind of game he is trying to play with Stefan but that he should
get one thing clear...she is not Katherine. She stalks off, leaving
Damon to wonder why compelling her didn't work.
Matt thanks Stefan for stepping in to help Jeremy and apologizes for
treating Stefan badly that week during practice. Matt offers his hand in
friendship, then leaves to get ready for the game. Damon, hiding in the
shadows, applauds sarcastically that Stefan has made a new friend. Damon
says that the necklace was a neat trick and asks where Stefan got the
herb, vervain, that is in it. Stefan refuses to tell him. Damon says
that it's been a long time since anyone could resist his compulsion. He
threatens to seduce Elena the old-fashioned way or just to eat her but
Stefan says that Damon won't hurt her because, deep down, he knows that
Damon still has feelings. Stefan says that Damon is still torturing him
after 145 years because Katherine died, but Damon still loves her, and
that is his humanity.
The coach arrives and Damon asks if that's his humanity, then what is
this? And then he attacks the coach, killing him. Stefan shouts no but
Damon, covered in the coach’s blood, just says ‘anyone, any time, any
Matt argues with Tyler in the locker room, saying that he is a bully,
then goes outside to cool off, where he finds the coach's body. Later,
horrified students watch as paramedics remove the body. Bonnie, standing
with the other students, sees that the coach was killed in front of
Building 8, by a car with a license plate ending in the number 14, and
was left lying in parking space 22. She is overwhelmed that her vision
of the numbers came true.
Leaving for the night, Tyler sees Matt, who is sad about the coach's
death, but he doesn't stop to console him. Vicki finds Jeremy by the
bleachers and tells him that she didn't hook up with him over the summer
just for the drugs that he could provide for her.
Standing by Elena's car, she wonders what kind of animal could have come
out of the woods and attacked the coach. She also says that she was sure
that Stefan's hand was badly cut, but Stefan says that they are both
fine and that's all that matters.
Later, at home, Stefan writes in his journal that he had hoped that
there was still something human and normal in Damon but that he was
wrong and that his brother is a monster who must be stopped. Stefan is
unaware that, at that exact moment, Damon is standing next to Elena's
bed, tenderly brushing her hair back from her face as she sleeps. Elena
stirs and wakes up but sees no one there.
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