I don't usually write the recaplets in chronological order, and today is no different. But know ye this: near the top of the hour, we're treated to Damon, in the shower. And once he exits the shower, we're treated to Damon walking around in a towel.
Since Jules (Third Hilton Sister; THS) his Ty all riled up and rabid, he goes to Caroline and asks her about Mason's death. THS must have given him additional intel on Stefan and Damon, because he knows it wasn't actually Caroline who killed Uncle Brick House, but he's hurt, pissed, and awfully rough with her. Later, Stefan goes to the Lockwood's to talk some sense into Tyler about the murderation of Uncle Brick House. And Stefan, while I understand your intentions are good -- if I'm still not over it, there's no way Tyler is going to be. Stefan keeps trying, though. He pleads Caroline's case. He proposes that modern vamps and werewolves ought to be able to leave the sworn enemies crap in the past. But Ty doesn't trust him. He manages to send a distress to THS, which leads me to...
...Elsewhere in Vampire Barbie Land, Matt and Caroline make plans to talk; after he finishes his late shift at the Grill, she'll stop by. Clearly, she's not going to make it, because THS has dog-whistled to the other werewolves, and her buddy Brady has heeded the call. He shoots Care Bear right in the head with a wooden bullet and brings her out to his RV, which is secreted away in the woods. Inside, there's a cage, in which he locks up our girl. He then proceeds to torture her with Vervain spritzes and wooden bullets. BAD DOG!
Eventually, it's the Salvatores to the rescue. THS insists on trading Ty for Caroline. Damon has his own plans, but he'll follow Stefan as long as his way works. It doesn't work long. When Stefan insists on the Wolfgang producing Caroline before he hands over Ty, THS gives the signal, and a bunch of armed and dangerous lycanthropes surround our beautiful brothers. A fight ensues. Somewhere in there, Ty gets inside the camper and dithers for a few minutes but then finally releases Caroline. When she gets outside, THS accosts her. Stefan gets staked in the fight. Damon gets shot. It looks like the Fang Gang is losing, when suddenly, all the wolves fall to the ground in pain (all but Ty, by the way, which seems weird). My husband and I figure Uncle John has reworked the Gilbert Gizmo, but no! It's Senior Manwitch. He's there on Elijah's behalf. Elijah made a deal with Elena that her loved ones would be protected, and Elijah always keeps his deals. As our Fang Gang beats tracks, Senior Manwitch tells Tyler that he should tell the Wolfgang to get out of Dodge.
Elsewhere, Damon and John have a heart-to-heart, even though both are under-equipped for such a thing. John says he knows the Salvatores will protect Elena, so he will cooperate with them. He gives Damon an Originals Killing-Kit: one handy dandy dagger, and a bottle of white oak tree ash in which to dip it. Other than that, John mostly spends him time keeping Elena away from the action, revealing his paternity to Jenna and secretly seeking out Katherine at episode's end.
Also, Caroline misses her meeting with Matt, but when he calls her, she's still reeling from the torture, so she clumsily lies that she's with Bonnie. Sadly for Caroline, Bonnie's at the Grill with Jeremy (because she too now knows that the Manwitch Family are Elijah's minions), so my poor Pudding Pop is so disappointed. Later, Ty comes by and tries to talk with Caroline, but she slams the door in his face. Friendship over! Poor Caroline, she's so shaken up. Luckily, Stefan is as smart as he is pretty. He rounds up Elena and Bonnie and brings them to Caroline's for a sleepover and group hug. Thank you, Show! I've been missing the friendship between our girls.
And this very same episode that started with Damon in the shower, ends with him in the bathtub, sharing some bubbles with a local TV reporter, Andie. He pours his heart out to her. He's in love with Elena, but she will never love him because of what he is, and he's gotta be who he is and blah blah blah. Once he scares her by admitting he's a killer, he has to compel her to remain unafraid. Finally, he moves in for a kiss, and by a kiss I mean the kill, or at least a good wounding. Oh, Damon!
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Hey all, this is a busy weekend at Chez Cindy, and a lot happens in this episode, so I'm dispensing with the Previouslies.... and serving up a quick and dirty weecap. Relatedly, I've been getting some Tweets and e-mails asking for me to make the weecaps longer -- like full recap length. Thank you. I'm so flattered that you want more, but I can't do it. The short of it is: the pay and deadline for a weecap makes it next to impossible. I know I did it last season, but that's when I was still getting the hang of weecapping an hour-long drama (as opposed to recapping). You know me, though. I'm loving this show, so I expect they'll be longer from time to time. Okay, now let's get to it, shall we?
Morning; Fortress Forbes Exterior: As Caroline exits and locks up, she senses someone looming behind her. It's Tyler. Last week, we left him with Jules (Third Hilton Sister/THS) poisoning his mind, so while Caroline may think he's there for friendship or more smoochies, he's pretty plainly pissed. Caroline misses this, though, and jumps right into an explanation that she can't start anything with Ty, because Matt is still "kinda" in the picture. Even when Ty nearly spits out, "Fine," in response, Caroline is oblivious and heads off toward her car, so Ty asks point-blank what happened to Mason. He then reveals that he knows the Salvatores killed Uncle Brick House. He wants to know if Caroline has known all this time. When she admits she has, he throws her up against her car and yells, "I trusted you." Watch it, Pudding Pup. It's not a full moon, so if she wants it, Vampire Barbie can easily best you.
Mossy Manse: Damon takes a shower. The camera pans up his torso, as the water drips down it. I think. Let me rewind that, just to be sure.
Three hours later...
Yep. Damon. Shower. Camera. Up. Water Down. Damon leaves the shower (BOO) when he hears intrepid girl-report Andie reporting on Rose's victims -- and Jessica, i.e. the girl who fell prey to Damon's existential crisis, last week. He walks into the bedroom with just a towel slung low around his waist (YAY). I think. Wait a tick...
Three hours later...
Yes. Just a towel around his waist. I was right. You know, sometimes it's hard to catch these things on first watch. It takes a lot of time, hence the quick and dirty weecap.
Gilbert Gables: Uncle Snark Daddy/John (sic) Gilbert is watching the same report in the Gilbert kitchen when Elena comes in and demands to know why he's there. He's there to protect her, that's all he'll say. When Jenna and Alaric find Snark in the house, the air crackles with tension. Alaric gets out as soon as he can, and Jenna pulls legal guardian rank, as she makes it clear that he's not welcome. Snark trumps her rank, and shocks the hell out of Jenna by announcing he's Elena's biological father. As he swans out of the room, Jenna looks at Elena in disbelief. "Uh...WHAT?"