Inside the crypt, Damon slides down the wall and sits on the floor next to Ric. Ric cracks, "Is this the part where you give me a dream -- rainbows and rolling green hills?" Damon smirks despite himself. "I was drunk when I told you that." Ric: "Yeah and I told you I'd use it against you, damn you." Damon opens his bourbon bottle then looks at Ric. "Sorry I killed you. Twice." Alaric laughs. "So I have to actually die to get a real apology." Damon holds out the bourbon and tells Alaric to drink. Great and now a single, manly tear rolls down Ric's cheek as he says, "Actually, I've been thinking about cutting back." Damon laughs then takes a swig. "Yeah, this stuff'll kill you." Ric takes the bottle and looks at it for a moment, before he finally drinks. We cut to...
Bonnie's Bedroom. She and Jamie are still fully clothed. I mean, she even still has her necklace on. Bonnie wakes when the whispers start. Esther is there and says, "Your sisters need you to finish what I started, Bonnie." Just then, Jamie wakes Bonnie for real and tells her she was having a bad dream. Bonnie smiles and snuggles back down into his arms. Not-dream-them are still clothed. Bonnie never gets to have any fun.
Crypt. Ric's breath is shallow. He finally passes out. Damon cries and finishes off the bourbon. Outside, wispy clouds float past a full moon. When Damon sees Bonnie, he says, "What are you doing here?" She doesn't answer. She and her little bare feet walk past him, as she stares straight ahead. Damon: "Hey, Bonnie. What -- are you sleepwalking?" Bonnie turns around, raises her right hand and afflicts Damon with a mystical migraine.
When Bonnie enters the Salvatore crypt, she's carrying the new and improved Indestructo-Son of White Oak stake. Staring at Alaric, she uses the stake to stab herself in the palm. Kneeling beside Ric, she raises her bloody hand to his mouth. He drinks. Finally, eyes open, game face on, fangs out in full force, he grabs her and bites her neck. Once he's had his full, Vamparic lets Bonnie fall to the floor. Mouth dripping with blood, he grabs the new and improved Indestructo-Son of White Oak stake and rises to his feet. Dun dun DUN!
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