MFHS: It's the first day of school. Bonnie, Caroline and Elena survey the crowd. It's their senior year. Caroline is the perpetual cheerleader, saying they have to accept that Senior Prank Night was a bust, and move on. Try telling that to Chad and Dana, Show. Sheeesh. Bonnie grumbles about Jeremy's visitations from Anna and Vicki. Caroline grumbles about Tyler being turned into a hybrid. They both try to pretend they're not going to let these issues ruin senior year. Elena trails behind. When she speaks, her voice is but a whisper. "Today's our anniversary." When Care Bear and Bonnie turn to face her, she adds, "Technically, Stefan and I met on the first day of school last year." Caroline: "Yeah. You win." Bonnie: "Are you sure you want to be here?" Elena: "I have to be here. I have to put it behind me. New year, new life." She nods to herself, much as she did in the woods, and marches forth. Caroline and Bonnie follow suit.
Mossy Manse: Stefan has left two corpses in the foyer at the foot of the stairs. And he's playing a bloody twisted game of Twister with three more young female chew toys. All of these women -- dead and alive -- are brunette. Damon snarks that the two dead ones in the hall owe him a Persian rug. Stefan corrects Damon -- they owe them both a new rug. "It's my house, too, brother." Now I correct Stefan. "No, it's Elena's house. You deeded it to her last season." Damon changes the subject and asks if bloody twisted Twister is what Klaus had in mind for Stefan when he compelled him to protect Elena. Has he been compelled to suppress his Ripper instincts, too? I only ask, because while this is all sick and twisted, it's hardly like Stefan is bingeing such that he's soon going to black out and tear his victims from limb to limb. Stefan says, "These ladies are helping me be all that I can be." Like the Army? Damon sneers, but doesn't get to say anything, because there's a knock at the door.