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.
Rebekah trots right in when Damon answers the door and complains to Stefan that Klaus left her in Mystic Falls. Now, remember I just said it's Elena's house? How come Rebekah can enter without an invite from Elena? I'm pretty sure Katherine got in at the end of last season, too. People on the boards are speculating that when Elena died, her death opened the house to vampires. I think they're probably right, but I don't think that's been addressed on screen. Also? I don't like it. The show's invite mythology is getting far too complicated. I mean, if a vampire entered while Elena was dead, and could enter thereafter, I could be on board with that. But when Rebekah shows up at the door right now -- Elena is alive. I'll stop, because I'm just making myself cranky, but I do think it would have been hilarious if Rebekah had slammed up against an invisible barrier.
Anyhow, Rebekah is making herself at home despite Stefan making it clear she's not wanted. He tells her she's not staying there, and Damon's expression says much the same thing. Rebekah tells them they're rude and swans off upstairs. Stefan: "Well, I guess she's staying here." Damon nods as the contempt spreads across his face.
MFHS Corridor: Jeremy spots Bonnie in the halls and says, "So uh, it's not cool to talk to juniors anymore?" Okay, this is a technically a weecap (technically, I think I've already overused technically), so I don't have time to research, but the timeline is bothering me. The first two seasons of the show covered one school year. I'm fine with that. School is less central to this show than it was to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm down with that choice. That said, I'm pretty sure that in Season 1, one of the writers told me Vicki and Tyler were seniors, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Matt were juniors, and Jeremy was a freshman. Does anyone remember that? If you can find proof (or set me straight), please shoot me an email. I don't really care if they're retconning Jeremy's grade (or Tyler's for that matter), but I would like to know if that's happened, so that I don't spend any more time thinking about it.