|Post Season 3|
|Season 6, Episode 4|
|Episodes List Transcript|
Who Am I
Merchants of Death is the fourth episode in Season 6 and 114th overall.
After Inari makes her strike, the outcome becomes very deadly for Katherine. Upon finding out about what happened, June wants to help her, but Damon and Bonnie's lack of interest pushes her to a corner. While trying to adapt her new situation, Elena feels closer to Katherine, and they share an unexpected heart to heart. When hallucinations start creeping in, Katherine is forced to face a very heartbreaking memory of her life. Finally, Inari makes a dangerous discovery that will change everything.
|It was early in the morning. Tyler was laying alone when he heard footsteps coming closer. He raised his head to see who is coming. Eventually Katherine appeared around the corner.
Tyler: (happily) "Hey." (Got up quickly and went near her. They held hands and kissed each other) "Good morning!"
Katherine: (while still holding hands, jokingly) "How do you know it's me."
Tyler: "I'd know you."
Katherine: "That's another way of saying "I can sniff vampires", but I like it."
Tyler: (held her hands) "I like this. I like that you're the first thing I see in the morning."
Katherine: (after a moment of silence, Katherine moved and Tyler took his hands back) "Look, Tyler. I didn't come here for a morning full of romance. I came here to.."
Tyler: (interrupted) "I know what you're gonna say."
Katherine: "But I still need to say it, and you need to hear it." (Tyler turned his back to her and took a few steps away, as a gesture of heartbreak) "I have to go. After what happened last night. I'm in Inari's hit list, and the more I stay the more she gets closer to finding me." (Tyler looked down) "I'd ask you to come with me, but I guess you're not like me. You wouldn't abandon your friends when they need you most."
Tyler: (turned to her quickly) "Katherine.."
Katherine: (interrupted) "Don't, Tyler. We both know who I really am. A few acts in good deed doesn't change anything. I am a bad person."
Tyler: "You were. But you're not anymore." (Katherine smiled barely upon this) "Have you decided where you're gonna go."
Katherine: (smiled genuinely) "Actually I was thinking Tokyo."
Tyler: (he smiled too) "Tokyo, huh?"
Katherine: "Uh huh."
Tyler: "To run from kitsunes, right into where they come from. Seriously?"
Katherine: (laughed briefly) "I know, right? Not a good idea."
Tyler: "What about Bulgaria? That's where you're from."
Katherine: "Yeah, but I don't have any good memories there. Maybe I'll go to Istanbul."
Tyler: "Now that's a good city."
Katherine: "Yeah." (a brief silence) "But it's too close to Bulgaria." (Tyler looked away thoughtfully) "You know what, I think I'm gonna go to Rome." (Tyler smiled) "Or Venice. I've always wondered if it's streets are really river." (Tyler laughed briefly) "Yeah, I'm gonna go to Venice."
They smiled to each other. Both knew that this conversation is about where Tyler would go to find her.
Suddenly they heard a noise from the entrance of the tomb. The big rock door was closing the entrance. They looked at each other other anxiously, then walked together to see what is happening. But before they even arrived the corner, Inari appeared. They both freaked out.
Inari: "Look who's here!"
Katherine: "Inari! How did you find me here, kitsune magic do not work to locate vampires!"
Inari: "Who said I was looking for you?" (Upon this Katherine and Tyler barely looked at each other) "I'm here for the hybrid. And I was able to find him because of his werewolf side. Even though he's a vampire, his wolf side remained dominant. Apparently. But you.." (looked at Katherine with a dangerous smile) "You are my bonus!" (both Katherine and Tyler were scared and helpless. They were looking at Inari carefully) "So.. Who's wants to go first?"
Suddenly Katherine ran to the wall near her with her vampire speed and started punching it as hard and fast as she can. Understanding what she is up to, Tyler did the same. If they were able to make the cave collapse, as vampires they could both live until someone found them before Inari.
In no time rocks started falling from the ceiling and the up side eventually fell as a whole. Inari clearly wasn't expecting this move, but she was fast enough to pull Tyler's bed to them with her magic to push them out of the alcove before the cave's ceiling fell completely. Katherine saw the bed in the last moment, but it didn't help. The bed hit both of them and Tyler was saved from the debris. However Katherine wasn't as lucky, as below her stomach was stuck under the debris.
Tyler quickly got up and tried to attack Inari. But Inari grabbed him and threw him to a wall. Then went near him and slammed him to the ground. Tyler managed to block her punch by holding her fist. Then kicked her in the stomach. As Inari reeled, Tyler got up with his vampire speed and threw her to a wall. Then using the moment she was stunned, he quickly went to the entrance to remove the stone door that closes the tomb. But before he could even move it an inch, he heard Katherine screaming, calling Tyler for help. He saw that Inari was about to hit Katherine, he ran to her with his vampire speed and they both fell. They got up quickly and faced each other.
Katherine: "Keep moving Tyler, keep moving!"
Tyler faked a dash attack to Inari, which fooled her and she made a move to block him. Expecting her to do this, Tyler quickly ran to her right to throw a left cross, then ran to her left to throw a right cross, and finally ran behind her to kick her knee from back. After Inari lost her balance and fell on her one knee, Tyler grabbed her from her neck and threw her to a wall as fast as he can.
Katherine: "That's it Tyler, keep going!"
Meanwhile Katherine was trying so hard to lift the rocks so that she can get free.
Tyler went near Inari and grabbed her from her neck. But suddenly Inari kicked Tyler in the face without getting up, then pulled Tyler's foot to make him spin around in the air. Tyler fell too hard. Inari kicked him in the face when he was still down. With the effect of the hit Tyler flew to the rock that is on Katherine and fell near her. Inari went near him for another hit, but this time Tyler blocked her move, kicked her, and used his vampire speed to get behind her. However, Inari was clearly expecting this as he hit his stomach with her elbow, then grabbed his neck and threw him to the wall at the opposite side. Before Tyler could even get up, Inari came, held him against the wall, and jammed her fist in Tyler's chest. Tyler groaned, and they could only have a moment to look at each other's faces.
Then Inari took her hand back out of him, with Tyler's heart in her hand.
As Tyler dropped dead, Inari cleaned her hand to Tyler's clothes, and started to drag his body near Katherine, who now has doubled her efforts to get free. But as Inari dropped his body near her, she got distracted and looked at Tyler with sadness, while also panting with fear.
Inari: "You know, ever since last night, I've been thinking about it, and it just doesn't make sense that a hybrid's bite would hurt me. So I began thinking, maybe it wasn't about me being a kitsune, but maybe it was about me being immortal. And since I know how his bite effects me, I'd like to know what it does to other immortals.." (she grabbed Katherine's arm and despite her efforts to fight back, she managed to fix it to the ground using her weight) ".. such as vampires."
Without even hearing her, Inari grabbed Tyler's head, pulled him so that his chin would be over Katherine's arm. Katherine was trying so hard with her other hand to push him, but her arm couldn't reach that far. Eventually Inari put Katherine's arm in Tyler's mouth, then pushed his chin to make him bite her.
Katherine's screams were heartrending.
Elena: (while related scenes are passing through her eyes) "There are moments in your life that you are not supposed to remember. The first breath, and how much it used to hurt your lungs. Fearing of all the people around you, when they are so big and you are so small. Feeling that need to hold someone's hand. Your attempts to take your first steps and everyone making fun of how clumsy you are, or while trying to say a word and everyone makes fun of your pronunciation. But that's the easy part. Because what really hurts is not the physical pain, but the emotional pain. Things that no one would think you would know at that age. That you would understand. The things that no one would think you would remember. Like being abandoned by your own mother after birth, that emptiness inside you, the feeling that nothing will ever be good unless you have her back. The alienation when people you don't know hold you. Wanting her back so bad, but being unable to express yourself. The desperation. Cries. But then you forget all about it. You forget all the pain, the abandonment. You accept the new people in your life. You get happy, you get sick, you grow up, you move on." (scenes stopped passing through, and Elena opened her eyes) "But that's not the case for me. I remember.. everything!"
Elena straightened in her bed with a quick move while panting. Clearly the memories were overwhelming, but she could handle it alright. She looked around for a moment. She looked at her closet, her mirror, her window, bed, curtains.. Everything felt more familiar now. She was finally feeling it. She belonged here. She smiled with relief. Then got out and went to the bathroom. But as soon as she opened the door, she was shocked to see her mother.
Miranda was busy with her make up. She turned to the door and saw Elena.
Miranda: "Morning Elena. Ready for the big day?"
Elena: "Wh.. What big day?"
Miranda: "Don't say you forgot. Elena, you've been preparing for this whole year."
Grayson: "What happened honey?"
Elena: (double shocked) "Dad!?"
Miranda: "Aah, I think she stayed up late again." (voices started to fade away) "I wonder how we can deal with her if she got a boyfriend."
Grayson: "I thought she had a boyfriend."
Miranda: "Who? Matt? Please!"
Elena held her head with her both hands.
Elena: (whispering hysterically) "This is not real! This is not real!"
Miranda: (noticed that Elena is not okay) "Elena are you okay?"
Elena: "This is not real!"
Miranda: "Elena honey?"
Grayson: (worried) "Elena?"
Jeremy: "Elena?" (Elena suddenly snapped out of it and came to her senses. She slowly looked at Jeremy, then quickly looked at the bathroom again) "What happened?"
Elena: "I.. I saw mom and dad. They were in there."
Jeremy: "Okay, that's.. weird."
Elena: "I saw them. It was.. I saw them, Jeremy!"
Jeremy: "Okay, I may not be able to see ghosts anymore, but I'm pretty sure there was no one in there."
Elena: "I'm not making this up!"
Jeremy: "I didn't say you are, but you're having a memory flood right now. Reliving every second of your life all the time. And sixteen years is a lot to take in."
Elena: (looked at the bathroom with desperation) "So what, I'm confusing my past and present?" (Jeremy barely shook his head, meaning that must be it) "Fantastic."
Jeremy: "What were they talking about?"
Elena: "It was.. The writer's day. The.. The competition. Back when I was fifteen. I've waited for that day for 2 years and then I.. and then I threw up during the presentation."
Jeremy: (smiled) "Yeah I remember it. I used to make a lot of fun of you because of that."
Elena: (smiled genuinely, then looked tearfully) "I miss them, Jer." (looked at him) "I miss them so much!"
Jeremy felt her pain. He was missing them too. He hugged her, and she hugged him back.
Inari: "Hi. I was hoping we could chat." (Liz was shocked, and she couldn't move for a moment) "Get in!"
Then Inari slammed the door from where she is using her powers. Liz looked at the door instinctively, then looked at Inari.
Inari: "Good guess. Now come here." (Liz didn't want to, but her muscles were literally obeying Inari instead of her. She finally came near her) "Sit." (Liz sat to the chair before her table, but this time it was on her own will)
Liz: "You might wanna be someone else."
Inari: "Why? I'm having so much fun as you. Especially when people are listening to my orders."
Liz: "If this door is opened, whoever comes in will be knowing that I have no twin."
Inari: "Long lost twin?"
Liz: "No one's gonna buy that with you in that outfit!"
Inari: (looked at herself. She was in sheriff uniform, just like Liz is. She smiled dangerously) "You're absolutely right." (then used her magic to change her clothing appearance, but she still looked like Liz) "Is this better?"
Liz: (scoffed) "What do you want?"
Inari: "I want to know why you faked Elena Gilbert's death."
Liz: "We didn't fake anything. She was dead."
Inari: "But she came back to life. But somehow that is not mentioned anywhere. According to official reports she was killed by a fire at her lake house before summer, and as of today she still remains dead."
Liz: "We can't just raise the dead. Things doesn't work that way here."
Inari: "Then lucky for you I've speed up the process."
Liz: "What did you do?"
Inari: "I've told some of your men to dig Elena's grave."
Liz: "What? You can't.."
Inari: (interrupted her) "Once the grave is revealed to be empty, the word will spread that Elena Gilbert faked her death, and she will be forced to come out of hiding."
Inari: "But I can stop them this second. I see a deal forming where we both could benefit, don't you? You tell me where I can find Elena, and I can stop your men this second and nothing has to be messy for you. Elena will continue being dead, I'll get what I want. Everyone will win."
Liz: "I don't know where she is. They know that you are after her so they always move her. You will not find her."
Inari: "They who?" (Liz made a face indicating she's not going to tell her. Upon this Inari focused on Liz's head, and then grimaced) "I may not be able to get through this annoying mind protection spell. But never!.. make the mistake of underestimating me. I know that you know. So tell me, or I will kill everyone in this town until I find her, starting with you!" (Liz looked at Inari. She was fearing, but determined. It didn't take long until Inari figured out) "You're not gonna speak, are you?" (Liz didn't speak, but her eyes were already telling Inari the answer) "Then we have a problem."
Liz knew she had no chance against Inari. She prepared herself to death.
Stefan stood up to go to kitchen. Jeremy followed soon after. The way he looked at his phone indicated that he was texting with someone.
Stefan: (after Jeremy sat on a chair) "Who's that?"
Jeremy: (looked at Stefan quickly) "Who?"
Stefan: "Come on, after a hundred and sixty three years, I'd recognize the face of a man who's talking to his crush."
Jeremy: (suddenly got defensive) "I'm not talkin.." (as soon as he looked at Stefan, he realized he was right. Exhaled) "It's Brooke."
Stefan: "Isn't that the.."
Jeremy: (interrupted) "Yeah, chick in the grill." (saw that Stefan was smiling) "Sue me for having a weakness for hot girls."
Stefan: "I can relate."
Jeremy: (looked at Stefan deeply) "Hey, I'm sorry about you and Raven."
Stefan: "It's alright. It's probably the way of universe telling me that I'm not allowed to be with girls that don't look like Elena, so, who knows, maybe in five centuries I'll have a thing with her doppelganger."
Jeremy: "What do you think her name might be?"
Stefan: "Well, interestingly, all of their names end with 'a', I mean, Tatia, Katerina, Elena. So I'm thinking the next might be.. Alexandra."
Jeremy: "Or Carla."
Stefan: "Uh, no, stay out of the celebrities, I'll so beat you on that."
Jeremy: "Don't be so sure, I've probably watched more movies then you ever did."
Stefan: "Well I was there when the first camera was invented, so, I don't think so."
Jeremy: "Alright then, bring it on!"
Stefan: "Paula, Sheila."
Jeremy: "Anita, Jenna, Nina."
Stefan: "Sophia, Sienna, Sandra."
Jeremy: "Samantha, Samara."
Stefan: "Alicia, Eva.. Ayanna!"
Jeremy: "Julia, Dana."
Stefan: "Victoria, Anna."
Stefan: "Kara. You realize this could go on forever, right?"
Jeremy: "May as well give up then. Thalia." (suddenly they heard a loud laughter of the girls from the living room and both looked there. They were talking to themselves and it seemed like they were having a great time. When a few seconds later Jeremy and Stefan looked at each other, Jeremy had a sinister smile on his face) "Elena, Carolina, Bonita.."
Stefan: (interrupted before he could count more) "Alright, I give up."
Jeremy smiled and turned back to texting with Brooke. Suddenly they heard another laughter from the living room and this time they only looked at each other. After Jeremy sent the message he was writing, he stood up and walked to the door.
Jeremy: "Elena, I'm going out."
Jeremy: "To work."
Elena: "To work? This is your free day!"
Stefan: (entered the living room directly from kitchen) "He's going to see Brooke."
Elena and Stefan quickly looked at each other naughtily.
Jeremy: (sarcastically) "Thank you Stefan."
Then Jeremy grabbed the door knob. But before he could open it, Elena rushed to him.
Elena: "Jeremy, wait!"
Everyone was confused by this move. They looked at each other, then followed Elena to near Jeremy.
Elena: (when she arrived, saw that others are coming as well. Spoke to everyone) "We should have a secret code."
Caroline: "A secret code?"
Bonnie: "Like government agents? I like it."
Elena: "No, I mean, to know that we are.. we." (everyone was confused) "I know we have this mind protection thing on our heads, but we should still have a secret code, so that we know that it's really us."
Bonnie: "Alright, that made sense."
Caroline: "What about.. dammit?"
Caroline: "You know, you open the door and say "it's me, Caroline, dammit!".
Elena: "No, too inappropriate."
Jeremy: "What about thee."
Bonnie: "The what?"
Jeremy: "No, thee, meaning you."
Caroline: "Too confusing."
Bonnie: "Snow! It's something we never have here."
Elena: "Too obvious."
Caroline: "Sputnik? What is that?"
Elena: "A Russian satellite. I remember hearing news about it when I was two months old."
Upon this everyone looked at her weirdly.
Bonnie: "That's not creepy at all."
Caroline: "I don't know, I might have trouble remembering that. Spastic?"
Jeremy: (fake laughter) "Ha ha ha!"
Elena: "Caroline has a point though."
Stefan: "Well, if I say Sputnik, know that it's me."
Then turned around and went back to the kitchen.
Bonnie: (surprised) "That's one way to end a discussion."
Elena: (looked at everyone) "Sputnik it is, then."
Jeremy: (gave others a soldier salute) "Sputnik, guys."
They all smiled barely. Then Jeremy finally opened the door. As soon as he opened, he saw Katherine, trying to climb the stairs. She was weak, sweaty, and looked extremely tired. There was blood on her torn clothes. The way she was breathing heavily and her skin was pale white clearly indicated she was very sick. Jeremy was shocked to see her like this.
Everyone rushed to the door as soon as they heard the name. At that time Katherine took one last step to climb the last stair. Then she became too exhausted that she couldn't stand anymore, and collapsed. Jeremy rushed to hold her in the nick of time before she fell.
Inari: (took a step back and looked at Liz) "Why are you doing this?" (Liz didn't answer) "And not just you. It's everyone. Just when you think you have the doppelganger, five people decide to travel between dimensions just to save her, I mean, what is it with these people? Why is this one girl so important to them, that they risk everything, even their lives, just to save her?" (violently grabbed the arms of Liz's chair) "Tell me what is so special about Elena Gilbert, that everyone is bent over backwards to save and protect her!"
Liz: (she was incredibly afraid, but trying to hide it. Eventually she spoke) "She's my best friend's daughter."
Inari: (took a step back) "So you feel responsible for her. That's noble, I'll give you that one. But unfortunately, I still need Elena, so.." (used magic to slam Liz to her opposite wall. Her face was turned to Inari. The book shelves broke as soon as Liz hit them, and the books fell all around) "Tell me where Elena is, and I promise you this will be quick."
Inari: (raised her a little higher, making her break a few more shelves) "Think again."
Liz: (her head was bleeding) "I said no!"
Upon this Inari pointed the chair with her other hand. As soon as she clenched her fist, the chair broke into many pieces. Then Inari made those pieces fly to Liz with an incredible speed. But right before she was stabbed, pieces stopped.
Inari: "Your last chance." (Liz looked at Inari. She clearly wasn't going to speak. Inari spoke with a dangerously calm voice) "Suit yourself."
Then pushed all of the pieces to Liz, making them pierce her skin painfully. Liz started screaming with pain. The screams drew the attention of many people on the corridor and they rushed to sheriff's office. But as soon as one opened the door, Inari made the door close again using her magic, then locked the door. Officers outside started hitting the door.
Officer: "Sheriff Forbes, open the door!"
Inari looked at Liz, then pulled her with a huge speed. She quickly grabbed Liz from her neck with her left hand, and slammed her to the ground. Then kneeled near her.
Inari: "Feel like talking?"
Liz spat on Inari's face. There was blood too in her spit. Inari looked aside, and cleaned her face with her sleeve.
Liz: "Screw you!"
Inari: "Bad move!"
Inari suddenly grabbed Liz's face with her right hand, and jammed her thumb into Liz's eye. Liz started screaming and writhing with an intense pain.
Suddenly the door broke and Damon rushed in. Clearly it was him who broke the door. June followed him inside. Damon was at first surprised to see two of Liz but immediately understood that one is Inari.
Inari stood up quickly and looked at Damon.
Inari: "This is just the beginning, Damon." (pushed Liz to Damon with her foot. Liz rolled near him, and he immediately bend down near her) "In case I haven't made myself clear, I want Elena!"
Damon: (to all the cops behind him) "What're you waiting for, shoot her!"
Upon this everyone grabbed their weapons and started shooting relentlessly. But Inari was fast enough to go to window and jump outside before getting shot. And while in the air, she turned into a bird and flew away.
Damon was holding Liz.
Liz: (cried with despair) "I can't see! I can't see!"
Damon didn't know what to do. He held Liz's head with compassion, trying to console her.
Caroline: (anxiously) "What happened to her?"
Bonnie: "Looks like a werewolf bite."
Katherine: "It is."
Stefan: "Shh, don't talk."
Finally he left her to the couch.
Caroline: "Werewolf bite? But there's no full moon until next week."
Katherine: "Hybrids don't need one, remember?"
Elena: "Wait, did Tyler do this to you?"
Bonnie: "I thought you guys loved each other."
Katherine: "It wasn't him exactly." (she was aware that they were all confused) "I went to say goodbye to him. But Inari came before I could leave. She killed Tyler and made him bite me."
Caroline: (started crying) "What, she.. Tyler.."
Katherine: "I'm sorry."
Caroline: "I've to go!"
Bonnie: "I'll go with you!"
In no time they went out.
Katherine: "You should.. you should tie me up."
Stefan: "Tie you up?"
Katherine: "I've seen this before. Rose, remember. In no time I'll start craving more and more blood, and then I'll kill any living thing I see. I'm the strongest vampire alive, so nothing will be able to stop me. So tie me up before it's too late."
Elena was moved by this.
Stefan: "Elena, you got some ropes here?"
She opened a closet and found the rope in no time. Stefan was surprised by how quick she found it.
Stefan: "That was quick."
Elena: "I remember when Alaric and I brought all the vampire hunting gadget from the lake house."
Stefan: (took the rope) "So that memory rush is coming in handy, huh?"
Elena: "You could say so."
They took Katherine from the couch and put her to an armchair, where she can be tied easier. Then they started tying Katherine to it. That is when Damon and June entered the house.
Damon: (his voice indicated that he wanted to talk about something important) "Stefan!"
Stefan: "Wait a minute."
Damon: (entered the living room) "What's happening here?" (Stefan didn't know what to say and remained silent) "Is that Katherine?"
Then they stood up. Damon was surprised to her like that.
Damon: "What happened to you?"
Elena: "Werewolf bite."
June: "Werewolf bite?"
Katherine: (looked at Damon) "Go ahead, gloat. Bitch, dying, yay!"
June ran near Katherine. She started saying something indistinctly.
Damon: (looked at Stefan and moved his head barely, telling him to come close. When he came) "Where's Caroline?"
Stefan: "Inari killed Tyler. She found out. Went to vampire's tomb with Bonnie."
Stefan: "Why, what happened?"
Damon: "Inari attacked Liz. Her left eye is completely blind."
Stefan: (shocked) "Oh my god!"
Damon: "Call Caroline and let her know. She has to go to hospital. Poor girl's gonna flip out. She's already on edge, I hope she doesn't turn it off or anything."
Stefan nodded and took his phone. Then Damon went near Katherine.
Damon: "How did this happen?"
Katherine: "Inari found us and killed Tyler, then made him bite me."
Damon: "Let me see it."
Katherine: (looked at her right wrist) "Right wrist."
Damon: (rolled up her right sleeve, then grimaced) "She made him bite you bad. You don't even have until sundown." (Katherine moaned with despair. Damon looked at Elena) "You should call Bonnie. If Katherine loses control we might as well be ready for it."
Elena nodded and took her phone. Suddenly Katherine started coughing badly.
Katherine: (when coughing is over) "Blood! I need blood!"
June and Damon looked at each other. Damon signed her to go get it, and she immediately went to the fridge to get a blood bag.
Caroline: (her sadness could be felt in her voice) "What is it, Stefan? .. No, I can't leave right now." (Bonnie looked at her) "What? Why?" (Caroline was barely holding it together. When she heard whatever she heard, she burst into tears) "Oh god, mom!"
Bonnie: (to Caroline, with her lips) "Go."
Caroline didn't know for a moment, then closed the phone and disappeared with her vampire speed. Bonnie clearly felt sorry for her. Then she entered the tomb alone. She didn't know what to expect, whether Inari was in there or not. But she could smell the blood and it already disturbed her. She went a little further, and finally saw Tyler's body, thrown to a corner. She closed her mouth with her hand with sadness. Then her phone rang. As she was shocked, it took her a few seconds to gather herself together and look at the phone. Elena was calling.
Bonnie: (answered the phone) "Elena."
Damon: "Not Elena. She went to hospital. I figured you wouldn't talk to me if I called, so.."
Bonnie: "What do you want, Damon?"
Damon: "You should come back. We might need you here."
Bonnie: "But Tyler.."
Damon: "I got it covered."
Bonnie: "What do you mean covered?"
Damon: "He'll be taken from there in ten minutes. Unless you want to be asked the fifty questions you don't know the answers of, I suggest you to get your ass out of there and come here quickly!"
Then he ended the call. Bonnie angrily looked at her phone, then left the tomb immediately.
Elena went out of the elevator in the hospital and looked for sheriff's room. Finally she saw sheriff Forbes and Caroline in a room. Entered slowly.
Caroline looked at the person who talked. But she got enraged when she saw Elena.
Caroline: "You! Get out of here!"
Elena: "Caroline, I'm so sorry, I'm.."
Caroline: (interrupted her with her scream) "GET OUUUUUUT!!"
Then ran to Elena with her vampire speed and pushed her out of the room with all her strength. Elena flew and hit the wall at the opposite side, then fell to the ground. Caroline came near her showing her vampire veins and blood red eyes. Elena freaked out.
Elena: "What is wrong with you?"
Caroline: "What is wrong with me? This thing happened to my mom, because she was trying to protect you. Everything happens to everyone, because someone is trying to protect you! I'm fed up with it! And I'm fed up with you!" (Elena stood up) "You have until I count to ten before you leave my eyesight. Or I swear to god I'll make sure you know my mother's pain!"
Elena: "L.. listen to me.."
Caroline: "Two!" (Elena suddenly realized the coldness in Caroline's eyes. She really meant what she said. Then suddenly Caroline's voice made her gather herself together) "Three!"
Elena looked at Caroline. She was so damn serious. Before she could say "four", Elena took a step backwards, then turned around and walked away. When she arrived the corner she looked at Caroline one last time, then disappeared from her sight. After that Caroline entered her mom's room and closed the door.
Bonnie: "What happened here?" (meaning the ropes)
Damon: "We tied her. On her own request. Apparently when the venom kicks in, Katherine noble Pierce doesn't want to hurt anyone."
Bonnie: "She seems worse."
June: "The venom in her system is too strong. I've never seen a werewolf bite before, this is.."
Damon: "On the bright side, she doesn't have to suffer much longer. It's only a few more hours."
Bonnie: "Why don't you just put her out of her misery!"
Katherine: (weakly) "No!"
Damon: "Yeah, we thought that before, that's what she said. She wants to stay alive as long as she can, so that she can consume our already small blood stocks. Katherine not so noble Pierce."
June: "Elena was once bitten by a phantom, and angel wings worked to cure her. Can it also cure werewolf bite?"
Damon: "No. When Esther created vampires, nature made sure that they would be killed by werewolf venom. There's nothing on earth that can cure this."
Bonnie: "Except hybrid blood."
Damon: "Yeah, except that one."
June: (got excited) "Wait, then Tyler.."
Katherine: "Tried that. I drank every drop of blood in his body. Any hybrid can't fix me. I need the hybrid."
June: (looked at Katherine's bite, then a random point in the room. The silence lasted a few seconds until she spoke) "Then we'll bring him!"
Damon: "What? No! Uh uh! That ain't happening!"
June: (got up and looked at Damon) "It is, if it can fix her!"
Bonnie: "June, do you have any idea what you're proposing?"
June: "I do."
Damon: "Then I don't think I'm gonna have to remind you of your deal with Klaus. The second he steps foot on this dimension, you're nothing but his blood bag."
Bonnie: "Besides, he's furious because of the way I dumped him there, he's the last person that would help us. Katherine, especially!"
June: "I'll take care of him."
Damon: "No you can't, and you won't. Not this time, I'm not gonna let you."
June: "If we don't do something, she's gonna die."
Damon: "Yes she is."
June: "How can you be so cruel?"
Damon: "I don't like her."
June: "Well I do!"
Damon: "You're only saying that because she looks like Elena. Trust me, I've been there."
June: "You're wrong!"
Bonnie: "June, think about it. Even if we were willing to help, the last time we tried to get someone from Dark Dimension, it took our three months. We're not even sure if she has three hours!"
Damon: "She has a point."
Bonnie: "Not to mention now we don't even have a way in."
Damon: "Another good point."
June: "But you are still connected to Misao."
June: "Caroline said she's been trying to reach out to you, and you've been feeling it. All you need to do is let her contact you. Then we'll talk to her, and get her to send Klaus to us. She must know where he is."
Bonnie: "Do you really think I'm gonna open my brain to my mortal enemy to save someone I hate?"
June: "That someone you hate has fought with us. Shoulder to shoulder, for three months! She is one of us! You'd do it for Elena, so do it for her!"
Bonnie: "No. I won't. I'm sorry."
June looked at Damon.
Damon: "I'm sorry June. I'm with Bonnie on this one."
June: (her eyes became full) "But you'd do it if it was Elena, wouldn't you?"
Katherine: "They're right, June. Klaus can't be brought back."
June: (looked at her) "But you'll die!"
Katherine: "I guess that's a price I'm gonna have to pay, for all my sins. I made peace with that. I made peace with dying."
June: (looked at others) "Can't you see? She's changed! But you'll let anyone die if it's not Elena, wouldn't you! Even your brother! I hate you!"
Then June ran upstairs to her room.
But she didn't stop, and Damon didn't chase. After her door closed loudly, he and Bonnie looked at each other.
Katherine was feeling exhausted. She slowly closed her half open eyes.
Katherine found herself back in time in 1492, after she returned home after she escaped Klaus. She walked out of the house. Her clothes was covered with her family's blood. Her eyes looked like she has been crying for a very long time. She stood still for a while, then cried loudly in despair and pain. Then looked one last time towards the house. When she turned back outside, it was clear in her face.
She had turned it off.
A shaking brought her to real time. Katherine opened her eyes and looked around. It was Elena.
Katherine: "I'm still here."
Elena: "I thought you were dead."
Katherine: "Nope, not yet. Postpone the party, bitches!"
Elena: (smiled and sat to the couch while removing her scarf) "There's not gonna be a party."
Katherine: "Where's Damon and Bonnie?"
Elena: "I don't know Damon, he wasn't here. Bonnie was though. But she went to hospital after I came."
Elena: "Something bad happened to Liz." (after a brief but awkward silence) "..because of me."
Katherine: "A lot has happened to too many people because of us. Doppelgangers, merchants of death."
Elena: (looked down sadly) "I don't like to think of it that way but.. I guess you're right. I am a merchant of death."
Katherine: "You and me both, sister." (then she started coughing) "I need blood!"
Elena: (quickly went to fridge to bring a few blood bags, and helped Katherine drink one) "Here." (after she finished) "You were hallucinating." (Katherine looked at her) ".. when I snapped you out of it."
Katherine: "It was more like a flashback."
Elena: (helped Katherine drink another) "What were you flashing to?"
Katherine: (after she finished) "I have no shortage of bad memories, Elena. And when you look back it's all the same. You go to a place, start building a life. You make friends, people who care about you. Then one day you have a bad dream about the day Klaus killing your family. You get paranoid, and ditch everyone, only to come back two years later to find all of them dead, killed. I always ran on instinct. It was like the universe watching over me, warning me before it was too late." (looked at Elena) "Do you think it's a coincidence that I'm dying of werewolf venom? It's not. It's fate."
Elena: "I'm sorry."
Katherine: "Yeah, me too."
Elena: "I mean it. You had no one to look out for you. I.. I had pretty much everyone."
Katherine: (after a brief silence) "You're being too kind. The Elena I know would look into my face and say rot in hell bitch, you tried to kill me."
Elena: (understood why Katherine said that) "I'm not Inari." (Katherine looked at her) "Look, call it a side effect of this memory flood thing, but.. I do remember trying to get you killed once or twice."
Katherine: (smiled barely) "And you think that makes us even?"
Elena: (smiled too) "More or less."
Upon this they smiled each other, and a few seconds later Katherine looked away.
Damon: "I know you're not sleeping. Your heartbeat is not as slow as someone who is asleep."
June: "Yeah, well, I'm too angry that my heartbeat cannot return to normal even in my sleep."
Damon: "Oh look, she's sleep-talking!"
June: (removed the blanket and sat up) "What do you want, Damon?"
Damon: "I wanna talk."
June: "About how you wanna save Katherine?"
Damon: "About why I can't."
June: (laid back and put the blanket back on herself) "Close the door on your way out!"
Damon: (walked towards her) "Come on, don't be like that." (pulled the chair from the table, sat near her bed and looked at her) "Be honest with yourself. Do you really care about Katherine the way you care about Elena?"
June: "No, but that doesn't mean she deserves to die."
Damon: "Many that died didn't deserve it either."
June: "You don't understand, Damon."
Damon: "Trust me, I do."
June: "No, you don't. You weren't here in the three months she was here. You didn't see her. She stayed with us, helped us, saved our lives many times. She's the reason I'm still alive. She's the reason we're all still alive. This is not the end she deserves."
Damon: "That's one way to look at it. But Katherine destroyed more lives than she ever saved. We're talking about five hundred years of being evil, June. You can't undo that in three months."
June: "Isn't that a little biased?"
Damon: "I don't think so."
June: "She's changed, Damon. She's not bad anymore."
Damon: "Maybe it's all an act, maybe she really did. I don't know. But there are some lines you cannot cross. You're talking about bringing Klaus back to save Katherine's life. You have no idea how that sounds."
June: "Yes I do. I know what she did to all of you."
Damon: "Maybe you do. You know all our memories about her. But we lived through all of that. All those years. For you, it was just one moment. So you can never know the real pain she caused."
June: "Can't a person be redeemed? Am I the only one who's believing in that?"
Damon: "Some people can't." (June looked at the ceiling tearfully) "You can be angry with me, or Bonnie, or everyone else. But one day it will all make sense. You're just too young now, June. That's all. You're just too young."
Then got up and walked out. June was clearly confused, and maybe a little convinced. She looked at Damon as he walked away. A part of her wanted to stop him. But she didn't, and Damon eventually went out and closed the door.
Liz moved her head so that she can see her. Caroline was at her left, so she had to move her head all the way. When she did, she saw Caroline, crying.
Liz: "Don't cry, my little girl!"
But Caroline cried even more intensely. The bandage on her mom's eye was too heartbreaking to look. She collapsed on her mom and cried loudly.
Liz: "Be strong, Caroline."
Caroline: "I can't, mom!"
Liz: "You have to be. For me!" (upon this Caroline straightened and looked at her mom) "Because there's something you have to do for me."
Caroline: (sniffed) "Okay."
Liz: "I can't live like this."
Caroline: (started crying and her voice got cracked) "Mom, no!"
Liz: "So compel me!" (Caroline looked at her) "Compel me, Caroline. I need to get over this. Or don't let me live."
Caroline tried to stay strong, but it was impossible. She started sobbing and crying. But she knew she had to grant her mother's request. She looked at her mother's eyes, and compelled her.
Elena looked at her and turned off the tv.
Katherine: "No! Don't!"
Elena understood that Katherine was having another hallucination. She stood up and went near her. Indeed, Katherine was remembering her baby's birth. After she was born, her dad wouldn't allow her to hold her baby.
Katherine: (in real time) "Please, just once! Let me hold her!"
Her father: (in the flashback, in Bulgarian) "No! You disgraced this family."
Katherine started crying in Bulgarian before Elena. She was saying she just wanted to hold her baby once, but Elena did not know. Still, it was very heartbreaking to watch her.
Elena: "Katherine, wake up!"
Katherine looked at Elena. Elena wasn't sure if Katherine was looking at her, or someone in her hallucination.
Katherine: (weakly) "I don't wanna live anymore. I don't.. wanna live anymore!"
Elena felt extremely sorry. And Katherine's heartbreakingly sick, pale and weak appearance wasn't helping either. She took the wooden stake from the couch she was sitting on, and hold it the way it's sharp point would point Katherine's chest.
Elena: "It's okay, Katherine. Everything's gonna be okay."
Katherine (looked straight into Elena's eyes. Elena was sure she was looking at someone else) "I couldn't hold you once. Just once, I couldn't hold you." (a tear fell from her eye) "Please forgive me. Please.."
Katherine couldn't speak anymore, and her head fell. Elena understood she was dead. She put the stake down.
Elena: (still, in a moment of denial) "Katherine!"
But it was real. Katherine was really dead. Elena looked away in sorrow. A few seconds later she heard Damon's voice.
Damon: "Is she.."
He didn't complete the sentence, but Elena understood.
Damon: "I hope she can find peace."
Elena: (looked at Katherine) "I hope so too."
Stefan: "I'm sorry, I got held up."
Caroline: "Thank you for coming."
Stefan saw Caroline was at the brink of crying. He went ahead and hugged her. She cried and sobbed on his shoulder.
Eventually two coffins were buried, and the crowd slowly dismissed.
Inari was watching the funeral from some distance. Most likely due to her respect to the deceased, she didn't make a scene, and only watched Elena.
Inari: (slowly, so that only herself can hear) "I give you today, Elena. For now, let's see where you'll go."
Soon after Elena grabbed June's hand, and they walked away with Damon and Stefan.
Stefan: "She's gonna be fine."
Elena: "I know." (turned to them)
Damon: "We'll be back in ten minutes. We just need to drop this penguin look." (Stefan and Elena smiled) "Be careful."
Elena: "I'll be fine."
Then they went and Elena closed the door. After she walked inside, she stood still for a moment. She could hear her laughters as a little kid. Her mother was telling her and Jeremy to be careful. But everything was faded. Elena was trying to focus on the present.
Suddenly the front door is knocked and ripped Elena off from the dreams. When she turned to the door, she noticed the red and blue flashes lighting inside. Confused, she opened the door. There were three men in suits, and a couple of police cars at the street.
Elena: (freaked out) "May I help you?"
Agent: "Elena Gilbert?"
Elena: "Yes?" (upon this, the agent immediately turned Elena around and handcuffed her) "Hey!"
Agent: "You are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law."
June appeared at the top of stairs. She couldn't do or say anything, as she was incredibly confused.
Elena: (unaware of June's presence) "On what charge!?"
Agent: "Faking your death." (looked at others) "Take her away."
While being taken away, Elena saw June for a moment. But she didn't say a thing, and everyone left the house in seconds. June watched the agents take Elena away in great shock.
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Trivia & NotesEdit
- This episode was originally named "Haunted". It was later changed to prevent confusions with the season 1 episode .