Stefan rings Elena's bell (hush). Elena answers the door, pulls him out of view, grabs his face and kisses him. I shudder to think how forward she'll be once she lays eyes on his abs. Contrary to TWoPular opinion, I think Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev have lovely chemistry. Elena stops sucking Stefan's face long enough to say hi. To each her, own. Anyhow, because Aunt Jenna is a crap guardian, Elena feels free to take Stefan to her bedroom. Seated on her bed, they resume macking with their feet on the floor, but do not remain in the upright position for long. As Elena's breath comes hot and heavy, Stefan takes the opportunity to peek at himself in the mirror, which makes me giggle. MYTHOLOGY MOMENT: These vampires have reflections. And I'm sure we're meant to understand that his desire for Elena has brought forth the beast within, but the timing of his transformation has me breathless with laughter, because it looks like he vamps out, only after he catches sight of his fine self. And who would blame him? So yeah, Stefan abruptly ends the make-out session, and sits with his back to Elena until his face returns to normal. They agree it's time to "press pause," and he moves to her window seat. She asks him how he looks in a suit. Use your imagination, E. I know I do when Stefan says, "I can pull one off," at least until I remember that's not what he means, and that my husband and mother will likely read this recap. Hi, guys! She asks him to be her date to the Founders' Party. Stefan slips. "They still do that?" When Elena asks if he's been before, he says the Salvatores are no longer invited. She explains that her mom was on the Founders Council and was involved in the Heritage Project that will be displayed at the party. Stefan kindly cuts off her nervous babbling. "I would be honored to accompany you, Miss Gilbert." Elena beams. "The pleasure is all mine, Mr. Salvatore." That exchange is a credit to the actors, because Stefan sounds like a man of his bygone era, while Elena is a thoroughly modern Millie, trying to play along.
Episode Report CardCindy McLennan: A | 1720 USERS: B-
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