Okay, What an amazing episode last night was. Here’s another recap of episode 6 ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ :
Spoilers Ahead !
The show started with Elena wake in bed, her alarm goes off and she hits the snooze button and gets up from bed. She’s dressed in exercise clothes and sees Alaric looking like shit and she says Good Morning and he grumbles. Someone is not a morning person, which I can relate because I am not either. I look like a zombie. Ask my brother, he will tell you in detail. Anyway, Alaric stakes a dummy with wrist stake gauntlet because he is training Elena on how to fight vampires. Elena tries to stake the dummy, but it doesn’t work because she’s not physically stronger for the wrist stakes to release from the gauntlet. Then he shows her the vervain grenade, pulls the ring connect to the grenade, tells Elena surprise and then throws it at her, she catches it a moron, and then freaks out and throws it away before it explodes. She let’s Alaric have it, telling him this is not a joke for her and Alaric tells her he understands that Elena needs to prepare herself against Stefan so he can never hurt her again.
Then we see Damon walking down the stairs to see two dead woman at the bottom of the steps. He walks over them and heads over to Stefan who is playing a creative way of Twister with some women he feeds on whatever body part the Twister arrow turns to. Stefan tells Damon that these women are helping him be all that he can be and the doorbell rings. Damon opens it to show Rebekah outside the door, she walks inside the Casa del Salvatore and bitches that her brother Klaus left her there in Mystic Falls while carrying lots of bags. She asks Stefan where her room is and Stefan tells her she is not living here, Rebekah turns to Damon and he nods his head no. She calls them rude and walks away telling them she will find her own room.
Then we see Bonnie, Caroline, and Elena staring at all the students and the school unhappy about the first day of school because Bonnie is dealing with the fact that Jeremy can see his dead girlfriends, Caroline is dealing with the fact that Tyler is a hybrid, and Elena tells them it’s the anniversary of the day that Stefan and Elena met for the first time . Caroline tells her she wins and Elena tells them it’s time for her to move on and start a new life. Caroline and Bonnie agree and they follow her inside the school. Jeremy tried to talk to Bonnie, but she wasn’t having any of it because she is so not okay with the fact he can see his dead girlfriends and she told him that he is choosing to see his dead girlfriends instead of blocking them out. Matt hung out in the parking lot talking to Vicki in his truck until Tyler interrupted her right as she got to the good part: There’s a way Matty can help her come back.
Back at Charlotte, Katherine is dangling a mouse for Mikael who is still out cold in the coffin wrapped in chains for him to feed on Mickey Mouse, but nothing happens. Damon calls her and tells her why she hasn’t been answering for two-days on and asks her if she’s made any progress with waking up Mikael. Katherine tells Damon she tried to feed him everything from humans to animals. Nothing. Damon tells her to try harder because he wants to de-ripper Stefan and get his house back in order. Katherine sees a human male on the graveyard about to place flowers on a tombstone and tells him he she will try one more time.
Damon calls Elena after and tells her not to come back to the Salvatore mansion because they have a new roommate, Rebekah aka Barbie Klaus. Elena asks about Stefan and Damon tells her “You know Stefan. Journaling, reading, shaping his hair,” he lied and then dodge her question by saying ” Is that the bell? ring-ring, don’t want to be late” and hangs out on her, which annoys her. Elena walks up to Caroline who posted up a poster of the school’s Bonfire party. Elena tells her she forgot about it and Caroline tells her she has to go because it’s a new beginning for them. She tells Caroline she’s going and Caroline is happy about it until Tyler kisses her and Elena notices blood on Tyler’s shirt. Caroline is annoyed and drags him into the boys restroom. Elena follows inside and while Caroline is giving hell to Tyler because Vampire 101, you know bring your breakfast (blood) to school. How are you going to keep it a secret that vampires, werewolves, and witches, oh my, exist, if you’re wearing blood everywhere. Tyler tells her to chill because it’s just a blood bag that Rebekah gave him. Caroline freaks out more that he’s talking to Barbie Klaus. Tyler tells her that he is so proud to be the first successful hybrid. Wow! Caroline can’t believe he said that and I can’t either. Your one of the good guys Tyler, you can’t support and root for the enemy. Elena gives Caroline lots of tissue paper and wishes her good luck before she leaves. Don’t worry, Elena check the stalls to make sure no one was inside and hearing the supernatural conversation Caroline and Tyler were having. When Elena leaves the boy’s room, she bumps into Stefan, which as a Stelena fan, brought back the memory the first time they met in season one. Stefan says hi to her and she demands to know why he is here. Stefan tells her he’s back in school so he can protect her. Elena tries to leave, looks like she was going to skip school, but Stefan grabs her arm and tells her if he has to be a senior for the 100th time even though he doesn’t want to, then she has to go too. Elena tells him to let go of her and he doesn’t. Alaric shows up and tells him to let go of her and Stefan does not like Ric telling him what to do, so he pushes Alaric into the lockers and tells him to not get in his way. Stefan leaves them, Elena and Alaric head to History class where she tells Alaric they have to do something about Stefan. The other students show up and Elena sits down. Caroline sits down next to her and Stefan sits on Elena’s other side. Alaric starts class and Rebekah shows up mentioning about the vikings. Alaric asks her who she is and she tells him she the new girl and tells him her name.
Matt goes to the school’s stoner pit where you see the 60′s decade dance van parked there. Of course. Matt shows up there to talk to Vicki again telling her she would feel more at home here (ha). Vicki tells him that there’s a way to bring her back because she has a witch helping her, but she needs Matt to make it happened, that’s when Jeremy shows up, lying that he was looking for his stoner lab partner and pretending he doesn’t see Vicki. Then Jeremy leaves to tell Anna everything that happened. Anna tells him that it’s very bad what Vicki has planned because if you disturb the balance of nature, you have to pay for the consequences.
Then we’re back with Tyler at football practice and Caroline practicing her cheerleading skills and that’s when Rebekah shows up to join the squad. Caroline demands to know why she’s here and Rebekah pretty much tells her to ruin her life and take everything away from here. Her popularity, her squad, and maybe her boyfriend. Tyler gets tired of the coach making the football team workout, so he compels the coach to end the practice so they can party at the bonfire. Caroline tells him he has to be more subtle and Tyler tells her he has it under control. Then they see Rebekah showing off with flips and split. She mockingly smiles at Caroline and Tyler tells her ‘Damn, new girl has skills’, which pisses off Caroline more.
Elena is outside jogging around the school track with Stefan right beside her. She tells him to leave her alone because he’s being an annoying dick again. When she turns around to leave him , he runs backwards and chats to her about the homecoming until a guy accidentally bumps into Elena and Stefan being a dick again, pushes the guy down and Elena scolds him. He tells her he’s just protecting the human blood bag. Elena leaves pissed off and he has the nerve to say ‘What.’
Katherine is still with Mikael, but this time she succeeds when she feeds him blood forcibly by the human male I mentioned before. He blood drips into Mikael’s mouth and he freaks out. He tells her to move the body away from him and she does. He goes back to sleep.
Damon walks into a room to see Elena lifting weights and he cracks a joke “What, are you gonna bench press a vampire?”, Then he added a little resistance to the bar, Elena asks him what is he doing? and he replies “Helpin’ you out.” She tells him to stop and he says “Come on, Buffy”. She let’s go and Damon puts the weight back on the rack. Damon asks what her plan was calling her ”Warrior Princess.” She tells him that she plans to trap Stefan and help him with his blood addict issue, Damon tells her this isn’t rehab for vampires, Stefan’s humanity is gone, nobody is home. She wants to lock Stefan up until Mikael comes, kills Klaus, and Klaus’ compulsion ends. Stefan may not be a danger to her, but he’s a danger to everyone else. Also, every time she looks at him, she feels like she’s going to break and she doesn’t want to give him that satisfaction. Damon grabs her hand and places it on his chest, she was touching his sternum, which was solid bone. He spun her around, slid his hand inside her loose-fitting tank, touched her skin, and whispered into her ear. Just below the ribcage, next to the spine, is the way to a vampire’s heart. He said he’ll do whatever she needs him to do. No one is going to hurt her, especially not his brother.
Later, Elena tells Alaric, Damon, and Caroline her plan to trap Stefan. Elena was going to distract Stefan so when the time came, Alaric can shoot him with vervain darts and then Elena asks Caroline if her father’s little torture chamber was ready and she said yes, everything will be ready for Stefan’s arrival. Damon tells Elena that what about Rebekah since she follows Stefan everywhere he goes and Elena tells him that it’s his job to flirt with her and distract her long enough for the plan to work. Alaric disses Damon by saying they have a better chance at finding another dagger. Tyler shows up and Elena asks him to grabbed as much as his mom’s vervain stash as it takes to knock Stefan out for a while. Tyler tells her they can’t do that to Stefan. Elena says why not? It’s in Stefan’s best interest. Tyler refuses still and Damon notices something is wrong with Tyler, when Tyler leaves, Damon super speeds and stakes him in the back with a vervain needle. Damon tells them that Tyler has been sired. He felt loyalty to his maker, Klaus, and would want to be accepted by his master. It’s rare in vampires, but apparently not in hybrids. Caroline asks Damon what they can do to help Tyler and he told Caroline the only way to fix him was to find a new boyfriend.
Back at the bonfire, Rebekah couldn’t figure out how to work the keg but Elena had no problem. Stefan told Elena to slow down, but she didn’t care what he had to say: “Really, you think I’m gonna let a blood addict tell me how to drink?
Matt does the ritual to bring Vicki back sort of. She not alive, but still a ghost. She can, however, touch and feel things now. Bonnie finds out from Jeremy what Vicki has planned with Matt and she is pissed that Jeremy told Anna everything first especially since there is a dead witch involved and since she is a witch, she should know about it first and leaves to stop Matt from bringing his sister back to life. Back to Vicki and Matt, Vicki tells Matt that the only way she can completely come back to life is if she completes her agreement with the dead witch to kill Elena to restore the balance of nature and stop Klaus from making anymore hybrids, Matt tries to stop her, but she knocks him out with a wretch and apologizes for it.
Stefan watched Elena chug a beer and look upset seeing Damon teach Rebekah how to eat a roasted marshmallow . Stefan thought Elena was jealous, which she denied, but it gave her the perfect excuse to leave. Damon continued his flirtation, but Rebekah figured out he was trying to distract her and skewered him with her marshmallow stick.
We’re back at Tyler’s home where he woke up asking how he got here to Caroline and she tells him the truth. That he is not Klaus’s servant, he does whatever Klaus wants him too. Tyler tells her he is not Klaus’s pet and he can’t control him. Caroline tells him that something is controlling him since he’s been acting like his pre-wolf self. The dick she would never be friends with and she walks away about to leave, but Tyler stops her. He tells her he does not want to be like his old self, he hated that guy, and that he likes being with her. They kissed.
Stefan followed Elena to the bleachers, where she was drunkenly tells him that her loss of knowledge about constellations. He tells her he will drive her home. She climbed over the railing and pretended to fall repeatedly until she actually did. “I knew you’d catch me,” she said and they share a moment sharing at each other’s eyes until Alaric shoots Stefan in the back with the vervain darts and they grab him to take him in Alaric’s car.
Bonnie is on her cell chatting with Matt about what Vicki told him and while Bonnie is walking by at the bonfire, Vicki is there and she has a lit cigarette in her hands. We find out she pour gasoline all over Alaric’s car and she dropped the lit cig on the ground and it lit the ground on fire and trailed down to Alaric’s car. Alaric tries to help Elena get out of the car, but he can’t break the glass and Elena can’t unlock it because Vicki is keeping the door locked and she has the nerve to apologize to Elena for what she is doing.
Bonnie casts a spell to stop Vicki and drags her into the classroom where Matt and Bonnie are. Matt tells Bonnie to hurry with the spell, but Bonnie tells him that he is the reason Vicki is still here. Matt tells Vicki goodbye in a touching moment and tells her he can’t let her hurt anyone and it’s not right to keep her here, so he releases her for good. She’s gone.
Stefan wakes up enough to break the car door and Alaric gets Elena out, but Elena doesn’t want to leave Stefan, so they grab him and they all run away before the car blows up.
We’re back with Damon playing nurse to Elena’s wound on her face and brings another flirty moment. They each admitted they were mostly faking the roles they’d played that night, meaning he wasn’t really attracted to Rebekah and she was at least a little jealous seeing him with her. Tyler and Caroline, we caught up with them post sex as she dressed to leave, he tells her that she is always leaving him and she said he has to earn the overnighter. They kiss goodbye and she leaves. Rebekah shows up with a gift, a human teen girl who Rebekah already feed on and she temps him to feed because Klaus wants Tyler to learn how to feed hybrid style. Tyler bites the human girl.
Katherine is still with Mikael and she’s starting to believe that she was misinformed about him knowing how to kill Klaus. He tells her he does, but he can’t kill Klaus because he is chained up and can she help unlock him, so she does, she tells him if he fed on a human, he would heal faster, but he tells her he does not feed on humans, Katherine asks what does he feed on, and he grabs her and feeds on her. Katherine tries to fight, but gets weaken and stops. Is she dead? I doubt it because vampires don’ t die because they are drained, they just turned into withering mummies.
Alaric was ready to take Elena home from Salvatore Mansion, where they’d dropped off Stefan. Elena tried to reignite everyone’s favorite bromance by telling Alaric it was okay to forgive Damon for snapping his neck recently. Damon misses him. Stefan caught them before they left and reminded them that if he’s supposed to protect Elena, it’s better for both of them if he’s around. Then, Stefan asked Elena why she didn’t let him die in the car fire after all he’s done. She still has hope that he’ll be able to find his humanity, she said, and she’s not giving up. “Elena, do you have any idea how pathetic that makes you?” Stefan asked. “No, Stefan. It makes me strong,” she said, and punch-staked him in the gut and leaves with Alaric who smiles.
Jeremy is on his cell leaving a message for Bonnie to please stop ignoring him and Anna shows up. why are you thinking about me now when you’re calling her? I shouldn’t be here. He said he couldn’t stop thinking about her, and she said she couldn’t stop thinking about him. What are they going to do? She held up her hand so they could air touch and instead, they each felt it.
Back at Salvatore Mansion, Damon was rolling up some rugs when objects started being thrown. He assumed it was Stefan, but it was Uncle Mason — who clocked him one. “This is gonna be fun,” Mason said.
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