Previously, on The Vampire Diaries: your faithful recapper promised her tween daughter that for said daughter's birthday, she would take said daughter and friends to see New Moon, and then out for ice cream and then, said recapper would host a slumber party for them. And being a woman of her word, your faithful recapper did all these things, and then nearly died, because 11 year olds have no problem staying up until 2:00 AM, provided they've loaded up on sugar, whereas faithful recappers [who may possibly be age (11 times 3) and then some], are not nearly so energetic. So, since we're staring down a terribly long-ass hiatus, you'll have plenty of time to find out what happened previously, on The Vampire Diaries. The CW is even running a "marathon" of the first ten episodes during the week of December 14, 2009 (two episodes per night -- Monday through Friday). Be there, or be previously...less.
Now: We pick up where we left off at the end off "History Repeating." It's nighttime and Logan "Scum" Fell is at the Gilbert Gables door, trying to wheedle an invite inside, from Jenna. She's still pissed that he rekindled their romance and then took off, with no notice except an email. He's surprised that there was an e-mail, but hides it well enough through his repeated requests for an invitation and his degrading summary of her character. "C'mon Jenna. It's me. I know you. You were always one step from a maybe -- a tiny nudge to yes." Aunt Jenna ain't having that, yo, and closes the door in his face. Hurrah! Out on the sidewalk, Scum eyes the older gentleman next door who's taking his trash the curb. Drusilla says: "I met an old man. I didn't like him. He got stuck in my teeth." And Scum must have boned up on his Buffy (not like that, although given Buffy's...never mind) because in his crazy baby-vamp persona, Scum really takes on an air of Spike. After he greets the gentleman, he decides since he's got no floss handy, he'll let him continue back inside his safe-as-houses home, unmolested. There's more Spike-ishness as Logan inhales deeply, and his vamp sniffer picks up the scent of a succulent niblet who is jogging around the corner. Did you see James Marsters written all over Scum's physicality, in this scene? Niblet stops, because she's a big fan of Scum's newscast; she's missed him while he's been off the air. She introduces herself as Daphne; they shake hands and then Scum vamps out -- right there on the sidewalk. Right in front of Gilbert Gables. We fade to black just about the time Daphne is blacking out from blood loss, and...Title card.