Vampire Diaries
Death And The Maiden

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Cindy McLennan: A | 81 USERS: B+
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Once Silas is quiet, Donnie clutches his side and groans. Debbie asks him what's going on. He starts vomiting blood. I have to watch the rest of this scene through my fingers. I'm sorry. Debbie somehow twigs to the fact that Silas is causing this. "What are you doing to him?" Silas leans back, with his head against the bus stop enclosure. "I think I'm liquefying his internal organs. Did I fail to mention that I'm a witch?" Debbie begs Silas to stop, but he refuses. "I'm pissed off at the world and I'm taking it out on your so-called lover. I'm thinking you might be my next victim." Donnie is kneeling on the ground by now. The focus of Debbie's panic switches from Donnie to herself. She runs across the road. Silas is disgusted. "Unbelievable. Love is so damned fickle. Incredible." He helps Nearly Dead Donnie back up on the bench. The bus approaches, so Silas adds, "Buses however..." And you know what, I'm pretty sure he steals his victim's duffel bag… not that Donnie will be needing it. Title card.

I thought I ended back up in the "Previously" scenes, but it's just Stefan having nightmares about Silas looking just like him, locking him in a safe and throwing him into the quarry, where he drowned and revived all summer. His dream switches to one of the visions of Elena that Stefan used to sustain himself during his torment. He wakes up with a start to find the actual Elena opening his curtains and bringing him a cup of blood. Can you not let him sleep in, Elena? It's not like he works or goes to school. Sheesh. Oh wait, she only brought him coffee. Seriously Elena, you wake him up for this?

After some inane chatter, Elena admits she woke Stefan because she misses him. When he lost his memories, she lost a friend. A friend? I think she's the one who has lost her memories. [You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love 'til it kills you both. You'll fight and you'll shag and you'll hate each other 'til it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children. It's blood… blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it. -- Spike] Thank you, Captain Peroxide. I was going to link to a bunch of Stefan and Elena's more traumatic scenes, but you've saved me approximately three hours of sorting. This season of TVD is nothing, if not an homage to the Buffyverse, so I might as well go there for references. Oh and 'shippers of various stripes, please don't take that quote as some proof that I'm a Stefan/Elena 'shipper. I think Katherine nailed it back in the Season 2 finale; Elena loves them both. Since Elena is no longer a high school junior, I have more problems with it, but that doesn't change what I see.

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