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Detailed summary by Katya!
OAD: October 1, 2009
Written by: Andrew Kreisberg & Brian Young
Directed by: Guy Ferland
Elena wakes up in her bedroom, hearing a banging sound coming from
downstairs. Going to investigate, she sees that the TV is on and
that a news reporter, Logan Fell, is saying that Elena has been
killed by another Mystic Falls animal attack. She hears Damon's
voice say that she knows what comes next. Terrified, she runs toward
the front door and opens it, finding Damon there, waiting for her.
She slams the door and turns to run again, when Damon reappears and
Stefan awakens with a start, revealing that the attack on Elena was
only a part of his dream. He sees Damon sitting, watching him, and
Damon says that it was easy to get inside Stefan's head and cause
him to have that dream. Damon tells Stefan that he should drink
human blood so that he is stronger and can resist Damon. Stefan
responds by throwing a knife that hits Damon in the stomach. Not
even flinching, Damon removes the knife and says that he guesses he
had that coming. Then he tells Stefan that the news is reporting
that a mountain lion was responsible for the animal attacks and that
the animal has been killed. Stefan wants to know why Damon is
covering his tracks and Damon tells him that he has decided to stay
in town a while. He says that he can't get into Elena's mind because
of the vervain necklace but perhaps he can persuade her with his
good looks and charm. Then he takes the knife and stabs Stefan, who
has a harder time pulling the knife out because he is weaker than
Stefan writes in his journal that Damon is the real monster and is
challenging him to stop him, but Stefan wonders how he can stop a
monster without becoming one himself? In the real TV news report,
Logan Fell talks to Sheriff Forbes about the mountain lion. In the
Gilbert kitchen, Jenna watches TV and tells Elena that Logan is a
scum bag and that he's the reason that she left town several years
before. Elena can't believe that Jenna dated Logan but Elena says
Elena cleans several pieces of family jewelry that her mother had
promised to loan to Mrs. Lockwood for the Founder's Council for
their heritage display. Jeremy wonders how much the family jewelry
would go for on eBay. The doorbell rings and Elena opens it to
Stefan. They go up to her bedroom and start to make out but then
Stefan sees his reflection in her mirror and sees himself starting
to vamp out. He pulls away and turned his back on her, agreeing that
they need to take it slower. She asks him to be her date to the
Founder's Party. Stefan asks if they still do that and Elena ask if
he's been before? He says no, that the Salvatore family doesn't get
invited anymore, but in an old-fashioned gentleman-sort of way, he
says that he would be honored to accompany her.
Meanwhile, Caroline tries on a yellow dress for the party while
Damon lies on her bed reading one of the Twilight books. Damon tells
her to go for the blue dress if he's going to be her date. She says
he can't be her date because her mother, the sheriff, will be there
and she carries a gun. Damon says that he went to a lot of trouble
to make sure the party wasn't canceled and that he has to be there.
He compels Caroline to ask him to be her date and she does.
Casually, she takes the yellow dress off and goes to the closet for
the blue one while Damon asks what's so special about this Bella
girl and that Edward is so whipped. Caroline tells him that he has
to read the first book first or it doesn't make sense and he says he
misses Anne Rice because she was so 'on it.' Then Caroline asks him
why he doesn't sparkle in the sun. He says that he lives in the real
world where vampires burn in the sun. Caroline says that he walks in
the sun and doesn't burn and he says that his ring protects him and
it's a long story. Caroline sees the bite marks on her back and
wants to know if she will turn into a vampire. Damon tells her it's
more complicated than that, and that she has to feed on his blood,
then die, then feed on a human. He says that it is a whole ordeal
and that the book that he's reading has it all wrong. Then he pulls
Caroline onto the bed, kissing her. She laughs and says that he can
be very sweet when he wants to but then asks if he's going to kill
her. He says yes but not yet because there's something he needs her
to do for him first. She says that she will do anything for him and
he wants to know how good she is at sticking her nose in where it
doesn't belong. She says she's very good.
Later, at the Mystic Grill, Mayor Lockwood, his wife and son, Tyler,
discuss the football coach's death and the Founder's Party. Tyler
ignores Vicki, which makes her mad. Caroline and Bonnie enter and
Bonnie is ticked that Caroline is bringing Damon, the 'older, sexy,
danger guy,' and Elena is going with Stefan, so Bonnie will have to
go by herself. Caroline says that Damon isn't really dangerous and
he just has serious issues with Stefan. Tyler invites Vicki to the
Founder's Party, even though he ignored her in front of his parents.
Jeremy tells Vicki that Tyler won't ever treat her with respect and
that it's sad that she knows that and wants him, anyway.
At the Salvatore house, Zach wants to know why Damon is staying
around and Damon almost chokes him. Stefan comes in and stops him
and Damon leaves. Stefan tells Zach that he can't stop Damon without
drinking human blood and he won't do that. Zach shows Stefan a
secret room where he's growing vervain plants and he trusts Stefan
to use them to get rid of Damon.
Tyler shows up at the Gilbert house to pick up the family jewelry
for the heritage display. Elena gives it to him and intervenes to
stop Tyler and Jeremy from fighting over Vicki.
Damon told Caroline lies about Stefan and Katherine, and then
Caroline repeated them to Bonnie. Helping Elena get ready for the
party that night, Bonnie repeats them to her, causing Elena to
realize that she really doesn't know that much about the kind of
person that Stefan is. Stefan and Damon also start getting dressed
for the party. Stefan suggests that Damon not go, but Damon says
that it's only fitting since they went to the very first one over
150 years ago. Damon reminds Stefan that he's dead and he should
just 'get over it.'
Mrs. Lockwood calls Elena, concerned that an item from the Gilbert
jewelry is missing. Elena immediately suspects that Jeremy took it
and confronts him, asking him if he plans to sell it on eBay to pay
for his drugs. Jeremy gives her back the item, a pocket watch,
saying that he took it because their father was supposed to give it
to him. Elena, feeling bad for accusing him of a baser motive, tells
him that he will get the watch back later.
Stefan has a drink while Damon finishes dressing for the party.
Damon sees a portrait of Katherine from 1864 and remembers that
Stefan took her to the first founder's party. Damon tells him that
he was waiting when Stefan, being a gentleman, brought Katherine
home. Damon says that he hopes that history will repeat itself that
night, referring to Stefan bringing Elena to the party. Damon pours
himself a drink but realizes that Stefan has laced it with vervain,
so he doesn't drink it. He says that it was a nice try but now he's
going to the party angry and there's no telling what he might do.
Mayor and Mrs. Lockwood welcome their guests to the party and Mrs.
Lockwood sees Tyler greet Vicki, pull her out of line, and walk with
her toward the back of the house. Stefan comes downstairs and Zach
gives him a vial of more liquid vervain. Elena, still feeling guilty
about the pocket watch, gives it back to Jeremy before she leaves
for the party.
At the party, Damon arrives with Caroline, and pauses at the front
door, because he has to wait until Mrs. Lockwood invites him in.
Caroline sees her mother, the sheriff, in uniform. Her mother wants
to know who Damon is and says that he's a little too old for
Caroline. Elena and Stefan arrive and pause at the door a second and
then Mayor Lockwood invites them in.
Elena and Stefan look at various items on display from the founding
families, including Elena's parents' wedding rings. Jenna sees Logan
and they argue. Elena sees the guest list from the first founder's
party, which both Damon and Stefan signed. She's confused but Damon
says that they were the original Salvatore brothers that he and
Stefan are named after. Stefan says that he doesn't want to bore
Elena but she says that she would love to know more about him and
his family. Caroline says that she wants to dance but that Damon
won't dance with her, so she asks Stefan. He said he really doesn't
dance but Damon says that he does and Caroline says she won't take
no for an answer. She pulls him away toward the dance floor, leaving
Damon alone with Elena.
Damon apologizes to Elena for trying to kiss her the last time he
saw her. He says that sibling rivalry goes back to the original
Salvatore brothers during the Civil War. He tells Elena that
Confederate soldiers wanted to kill Union sympathizers who were
hiding in the old church and that the original Salvatore brothers
both loved someone in the church. Elena asks who it was and Damon
says he doesn't know but it was a woman, and doesn't it always come
down to a woman? Elena says that she can't get in the middle of
Stefan and Damon's quarrel, but she hopes that they can work it out.
Damon says that he hopes so, too.
Vicki and Tyler argue when Tyler doesn't want to dance with her or
introduce her to his parents because she knows that he is ashamed to
be with her. Just as Vicki is about to leave, Mrs. Lockwood walks up
and speaks to her, apologizing for her son's rudeness. Vicki says
that she was just saying goodnight and leaves. Mrs. Lockwood tells
Tyler that's what he gets for bringing the trash into the party.
A breeze blows out a candle at a table where Bonnie is sitting.
Curious about her abilities, Bonnie looks at the candle and it
re-lights. Frightened, Bonnie blows it out again.
Damon and Elena join Stefan and Caroline by the dance floor. Stefan
offers Damon a glass of champagne, which he suspects is laced with
vervain, so Damon declines. Elena asks Stefan to dance with her. As
they look on, Caroline says that they are cute together but,
annoyed, Damon tells her not to talk.
Inside the house, Jenna sees Logan again at the bar. He apologizes
for what he did to her in the past and offers his sympathy for
Jenna's sister's death. Logan says that he is hoping for a second
chance with Jenna but she turns him down and leaves.
While Stefan and Elena are dancing, she tells him that Damon
apologized for his bad behavior and says that it was all about
Katherine. Stefan says that Damon just likes to play games and cause
trouble and Elena says that she wants to hear Stefan's side of the
story. He says he would rather not talk about it and she says that
she really doesn't know anything about him. She says that she tells
him all about her drama but he won't share with her. She walks off
the dance floor, and Damon watches from the sidelines, satisfied
that he has come between them.
Bonnie and Elena talk. Elena says she feels bad because she wasn't
going to get in the middle of it and then that's exactly what she
did. Mrs. Lockwood asks Elena about the pocket watch and Elena lies,
telling her that she couldn't find it. Mrs. Lockwood tells her to
let her know if she does find it.
Meanwhile, Damon retrieves a mysterious crystal hidden in a secret
compartment in a box in another room and takes it. Caroline tells
him that he just can't steal it and he says he isn't stealing it
because it's his and he put it there a long time ago.
Logan approaches Jenna a third time and she finally relents and
agrees to have lunch with him. Mrs. Lockwood tells a waiter that all
of the candles in the dining room need to be lit immediately, so he
leaves to get the matches. While he's gone, Bonnie stares at one
candle, trying to make it light. When it doesn't light immediately,
she turns to leave but then stops and looks back, seeing that dozens
of candles around the room are now burning.
In the ladies room, Caroline asks Elena how things are with Stefan.
Elena lies and says that they're fine, then notices bite marks on
Caroline's neck half-hidden underneath the scarf that she's wearing.
Concerned, she asks about them and wants to know if someone hurt
Caroline. Elaine also sees marks on Caroline's shoulder but Caroline
tells her to leave her alone and leaves the room.
Angry, Elena confronts Damon, tells him that there is something
seriously wrong with him, and orders him to stay away from Caroline
or she will tell Caroline's mother, the sheriff, what Damon has done
to her. Then Elena sees Stefan by the fountain and apologizes to
him, telling him that he was right about Damon. Stefan asks what
Damon has done and Elena tells him about Caroline's bite marks and
bruises. Stefan nods and doesn't look surprised and says that he is
trying to handle it. Confused, Elena says he should just have Damon
arrested. Stefan says that she doesn't understand and that there are
things she doesn't know and he might never be able to tell her. He
says that she just has to trust him and Elena replies that trust is
earned. Stefan sees Damon forcibly taking Caroline down the stairs
from the party and tells Elena that he has to go.
Meanwhile, Vicki comes to the Gilbert house to see Jeremy and says
that she wants to make one more wrong choice that night by being
with him. They kiss.
Outside, away from the house, Damon is angry at Caroline. Acting
like he is seducing her, he bites her but then falls to the ground,
weak and sick. Stefan arrives and tells Damon that he knew he
couldn't spike Damon's drink so he spiked Caroline's drink instead.
When Caroline wakes up on the grass, Stefan and Damon are gone. She
picks up her purse and sees the mysterious crystal that Damon took
earlier lying beside it. Elena finds her, saying that she's been
looking for her everywhere. Caroline says that she's fine over and
over, but then she starts to cry. Elena hugs her.
In the Salvatore house, Stefan and Zach dump a weakened Damon into
the locked cell in the basement with the vervain plants. In a
voiceover, Stefan says that he did what he had to do to protect
Elena and that the headline will read that Mystic Falls is safe.
After the party ends, a secret meeting begins, led by Mayor
Lockwood. The sheriff asks him if he got the Gilbert pocket watch
and Mrs. Lockwood says that Elena claims that it is packed away in
her parents' things. Logan says that he can get it. The sheriff says
that they will need it and Mayor Lockwood asks her if she is sure.
She says yes, with five bodies drained of blood, she's sure. Logan
says that 'they' have come back.
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