Sidebar, continued. At first, it annoyed me that Stefan didn't just enjoy the free babysitting and use the time to help Bonnie and Damon figure out how to break the Hunter's Curse. But Chris's comment that Klaus intends to move Elena makes Stefan's determination make sense. Now that Rebekah has been staked, no one in Mystic Falls knows Klaus better than Stefan. Stefan also surely suspects that it's likely once Klaus cures Elena, he'll spirit her away from the Falls to destinations unknown. Stefan must know that Klaus must know, that Stefan wouldn't be content to let Klaus use Elena (and her descendants) like a hybrid wet nurse. So, it works for me that Stefan is trying to free her. I think that's all. Right now, I'm more worried about whipped cream. I mean, homemade is easy to make, and far superior, but I've got to bring it to my cousin's house, and it's really best when freshly made. I'm not going to take over her kitchen to make whipped cream, when she has a house full of people. I should go with the canned stuff, yeah? I'm only asking, because my husband will be sure to call from the store. No, honey. Do not get whipped topping, even if it says it contains real dairy. Make sure it's actual whipped cream.
School. Professor Shane is presenting some occult exhibit, featuring the history of someone named Silas, and his tombstone, which people believe to be the first one in the world. No, I'm not going to research the history of tombstones. This show tells us that a thousand years ago, the Vikings were in Virginia -- as were horses. It's crazy, bad and wrong, but it also frees me from caring enough to bother to research any historical claim made during a given episode, so thank you, Show. When Shane mentions Whitmore College, April remembers that's where she knows Shane from. Her dad taught a theology seminar at Whitmore the year before. Fortunately, Matt and Jeremy are standing with her, and they hear what she says -- at least Matt does.
Shane exposits about Silas. He was a powerful witch who created a spell that would grant him immortality. Shane is struck with crazy-eye syndrome when he says immortality, so it's tempting to think I've got him all figured out. Silas created the spell with a witch who loved him. Her name was Qetsiyah. Really, show? What's wrong with Mary or Anne, or Sue? Now I have to remember how to spell Qetsiyah. Oh, that's right. I don't. I can just call her Q. Excellent. So, while Q was in love with Silas, Silas loved another and wanted to grant her with immortality. Q killed her rival and then buried Silas alive, leaving him powerless, immortal and alone. Shane: "This might actually be the origin story of 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'." He botches the line, of course, but at least he doesn't attribute it to the Bard. During the presentation. Damon is standing with Bonnie. After the "scorned" thing, Damon asks Bonnie if she's got this. She nods and says she'll bring Shane to him. As Damon is walking out, Shane adds that it's said Silas wants to rise again, regain his power and wreak havoc on the world. When he adds, "Maybe we should be afraid," Bonnie almost looks like she's thinking there could be consequences to her new friendship, but I'm not holding my breath. After Shane is done, Bonnie tells him Q sounds like a badass. Shane: "Nothing compared to Silas." So is Shane Silas looking for a magical reboot, or is he just a nutty professor intent on either waking the beast or learning his ways?