Elena is tired, not angry. When she tugs at her covers, Damon ignores this hint to get off her bed, so she crawls under the covers while he is still lying on them. Damon, surprised to hear that Rebekah may join the Fellowship of the Falls, asks what she learned from Rebekah. Elena says, "I learned she's just a girl...that she lost her mom too young, and she loves blindly and recklessly, even if it consumes her." By their expressions, it seems Elena and Damon each appear recognize themselves in that description.
After giving each other meaningful, if surprised looks, Elena says, "When all is said and done, there's nothing more important than the bond of family." Damon rolls his eyes but then snuggles down to face Elena. "Yeah. You should tell that to my brother." Elena lets out a sad little snicker, but then grows serious. "I'm not mad at you for letting him out, Damon." She turns off the light. "I think that you're going to be the one to save him from himself. It won't be because he loves me. It'll be because he loves you." She's not wrong. Damon looks down at her, but doesn't say anything. Drowsy, Elena asks, "Can I tell you the rest, tomorrow?" Damon smiles. "Sure." Elena nods in agreement, and then nods off to sleep. Damon watches her sleep as we fade to black. Title card.
I'm hearing that the long, holiday hiatus is going to start after next week's episode, "Homecoming." Ugh. The show just came back. Why can't the writers, actors and crew give up more of their lives and make -- I don't know -- 48 episodes a year? A month's vacation is considered decent in the rest of the country. I'll see you Friday morning with the next recaplet. In the meantime, please grade the episode up top and join us in the forum, where Damon won't get off your bed, no matter how hard you tug at the covers, so you might as well snuggle down and enjoy the view.