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Detailed summary by Katya!
OAD: November 12, 2009
Written by: Bryan M. Holdman & Brian Young
Directed by: Marcos Siega
Bored in class, Bonnie sees a shadow move past the door. Going into
the hallway, she sees that it's empty except for the spirit of her
witch ancestor, Emily. She follows Emily and is transported to the
woods outside the old church, where Emily asks for her help, saying
that this where it all started and this is where it has to end.
Bonnie awakens with a gasp, thinking she's fallen asleep in class,
and then sees Emily sitting next to her. Bonnie wakes up then for
real, finding herself in the woods by the old church.
Walking into school, Elena asks Caroline is she's talked to Bonnie
and Caroline says that she's mad at Bonnie for not giving her the
crystal necklace back. Caroline asks Elena where Stefan is and Elena
says he's avoiding her and it's complicated. Elena goes to her first
class and Bonnie comes in, still shaken by her confusing dreams.
Elena looks at Stefan's empty desk while their new history teacher
introduces himself…Alaric "Ric" Saltzman.
Damon wakes up Stefan with an offering of a cup of blood, which
Stefan refuses as he gets dressed. Damon says that he had to kill
Lexi to keep them all safe but Stefan just mocks him and leaves. At
lunch, Bonnie tells Elena that she's being haunted by her ancestor,
Emily, who was a powerful witch during the time of the Civil War,
and she thinks Emily is communicating with her through the crystal
Mr. Saltzman tells Jeremy to write a paper on something from the
town's history for extra credit or he'll fail his class. Jeremy
readily agrees and comments on Ric's large heirloom ring, which he
says was his father's. Caroline confronts Matt about sneaking out of
her room the night after the party and says it was a lame-guy move.
Matt responds that he left so she wouldn't get in trouble with her
mom and that he's treating her just like he has since the first
grade. He says that reading more into it than that is a lame-girl
Stefan sees Elena after school just to tell her that he didn't kill
Damon after all. Stefan says that he'll be staying away from school
and Elena says that he means he'll be staying away from her. Damon
pesters Bonnie to get the necklace back but she refuses. He says he
only wants to protect her from Emily and Bonnie asks how he knows
about Emily. Damon says that he knows a lot more than she does and
tells her to tell Emily that 'a deal's a deal' the next time she
Elena advises Bonnie to stay away from Damon. Bonnie throws the
crystal necklace out into a field, hoping to keep Emily from
haunting her again. Jenna and Jeremy see his history teacher, Ric,
at the Mystic Grill. Jeremy offers to introduce his aunt to Ric, but
she says no.
Elena tells Stefan that Damon is threatening Bonnie about the
necklace that belonged to Emily. Stefan reveals that he knows that
Bonnie is a witch and knew Emily 150 years ago, when she was
Katherine's maid. He promises to talk to Damon and find out why the
necklace is so important to him.
Jenna asks Jeremy if he's picked a topic for his history paper yet
and suggests that he look at all the Gilbert family history stuff of
his father's that's boxed up in the closet. Ric comes over and says
hi to Jeremy and introduces himself to Jenna. Jeremy sees that they
are attracted to each other.
Stefan finds Damon drinking at the Mystic Grill bar and suggests
that Damon should leave town.
Elena tried to make peace between Caroline and Bonnie and Bonnie
tells Caroline that she threw the necklace away. When Caroline finds
it in Bonnie's bag, though, she accuses her friend of being a liar.
Elena and Bonnie stare at the necklace wide-eyed, afraid of how it
got back in Bonnie's bag. Elena confirms to Caroline that she saw
Bonnie throw the necklace away and Bonnie questions if it was the
ghost of Emily who brought it back to her. Caroline thinks that
Bonnie is still lying, talking about ghosts. Bonnie tells Caroline
that she is a witch but Caroline doesn't believe her.
After Jeremy leaves the Grill for home, Jenna talks with Ric. She
tells him that Logan Fell betrayed her trust and left town, unaware
that Logan died fighting vampires. Ric tells her that he had a young
wife who died in North Carolina but he and the police never figured
out what happened and that it's still a cold case. Ric says he moved
to Mystic Falls because of its rich history.
Stefan and Damon play darts at the Grill. Damon wants to know what
Stefan is up to but Stefan refuses to tell him.
Caroline apologizes to Bonnie, saying that she's never believed in
supernatural stuff but, if it means so much to Bonnie, then Caroline
will listen to her story. Caroline give Bonnie the necklace back.
Then Caroline suggests a séance to contact Emily, saying that she
has some serious explaining to do. During the séance, lit only by a
few candles, Bonnie is wearing the necklace and calls on Emily,
saying that she's ready to listen to her. The candles flare up
brighter and the window blows open. The girls jump to their feet and
Bonnie, terrified, throws the necklace to the floor. The candles
blow out and when Elena turns the lights on, they see that the
necklace has disappeared.
Stefan and Damon throw the football around at the high school field.
Stefan says that Katherine compelled both of them to do what she
wanted and Stefan tells Damon that he (Stefan) was the last one to
see Katherine alive. Stefan wants to know why Damon wants
Katherine's crystal necklace back so badly and Damon says that he
has a plan to bring Katherine back.
Bonnie finds the necklace lying in the bathroom floor. As she picks
it up, the door slams shut and she screams. Elena and Caroline pound
on the door as the lights flicker on and off. Then the door opens
and Bonnie is wearing the necklace and seems perfectly calm. Only as
she leaves the bathroom, her reflection in the mirror shows that she
is now possessed by Emily.
Stefan follows Damon, asking how he can bring Katherine back when
she died in the fire in the old church 150 years ago? Damon said he
made a deal with Emily to protect Katherine by sealing her in a tomb
under the church and that she's still there. He explains that Emily
used the crystal and a comet that was passing over the town at the
time to work her spell. Damon says that he needs to get the crystal
back so he can rescue Katherine from the tomb. In exchange for
protecting Katherine, Damon promised to save Emily's children so
that her lineage would survive and that is why he can't harm Bonnie
Bonnie, possessed by Emily, leaves Elena's house, saying that she
won't let him have it and it must be destroyed. Elena calls Stefan
and tells him what has happened and Damon overhears.
Damon confronts Bonnie/Emily as she heads for the old church and
reminds her that they had a deal. Emily says that all that has
changed now and she has to protect her family. She uses her powers
to hurl Damon against a tree, impaling him on a branch, then leaves.
Jeremy goes through the box of family heirlooms as Jenna comes home,
escorted by Ric. She doesn't invite him inside, raising the
suspicion in the viewer that he might be a vampire. Jeremy finds a
journal belonging to Jonathan Gilbert, dated 1864.
Stefan rescues Damon from the limb, and then sees Emily. She tells
Stefan that she won't let Damon free Katherine because that would
free all the other vampires imprisoned in the tomb with her and that
the people of the town now are innocent and should not be subjected
to such evil. Damon argues that the people in Mystic Falls aren't
innocent but Stefan says that they shouldn't have to pay for what
happened 145 years ago. Emily performs a spell, bringing up a circle
of fire all around her. Elena arrives just as Bonnie/Emily throws
the necklace up in the air and it explodes. The fire dies down
immediately and Emily leaves Bonnie's body. Damon, furious that the
crystal has been destroyed, charges forward and attacks Bonnie,
biting her. Stefan rushes to her and forces her to drink some of his
blood, which heals her.
Matt and Caroline bond over both being alone.
Damon tells Stefan that Katherine never compelled him and that he
always knew what was going on. He says that he will leave town now.
Bonnie doesn't remember what happened but she's afraid of Stefan.
Elena reassures her and tells Stefan that she's going to tell Bonnie
everything. Stefan says that Bonnie should be fine as long as she
doesn't die with his blood in her system in the next 24 hours. Elena
says that she needs someone to talk to and she can't live in secret.
Elena tells Stefan that she can be with him but Stefan says that too
much has happened and he has to leave. Elena begs him to stay but he
says goodbye and walks away.
In a closing music montage, Damon sits, broken-hearted; Caroline and
Matt nosh on junk food in her bedroom; Jenna tears up a picture of
her and Logan; Stefan throws his journal across his bedroom, almost
in tears that he has to leave Elena; and Elena tells Bonnie
everything and they cry together, comforting each other.
As the music ends, the Gilbert doorbell rings. Jenna answers the
door and is surprised to find Logan Fell there, looking very much
alive. He smiles and pointedly asks her…isn't she going to invite
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