|Post Season 3|
|Season 6, Episode 6|
|Episodes List Transcript|
When a Friend Calls
The Fight that Never Ends is the sixth episode in Season 6 and 116th overall.
After escaping to the Dark Dimension, Elena tries to find Tatia for help, but is surprised to find out about her new allegiance. Having hard time to believe Misao's honesty, their conversation leads to Misao revealing her true agenda of changing sides. Meanwhile in Mystic Falls, Gwen finds a place to stay and continues her own research. Finally Inari seeks help from the gang to bring Elena back, but the confrontation quickly leads to violence.
|Elena felt an intense cold, then a wet feeling. As soon as she went out of the portal, she found herself in a powerfully flowing river. It took a while before she could make it to the surface. Still, the current was too strong and she could barely stay on the surface. She looked around helplessly, then yelled, despite knowing she could hear no answer.
Suddenly she saw him. His head was in the water and he was drifting uncontrollably. She started swimming towards him, and eventually she managed to reach him. Apparently it was exhausting, as she was panting when she held him. That combined with the tiredness, it became even harder for her to stay at the surface. But suddenly she saw something that made her fear. There was a falls ahead.
She desperately looked around, and finally saw a branch a little ahead. It was at a distance that if she tried enough, she could reach. Immediately she started swimming to the side of the river while holding Matt and trying to fight back to the current at the same time. She amazingly managed to reach it, but as she made a jump to grab the branch, Matt slipped through her hands. She yelled his name desperately.
The falls were barely a couple of feet away. Still, Elena left the branch with an instinct and swam towards Matt once again. But before she could reach him, Matt fell from the waterfall. There was no room left for Elena to maneuver too. Suddenly she found herself falling down along with an incredible amount of water. Elena could never imagine the falls could be this high.
As she hit the water, she reached the bottom and hit her shoulder and head to the bottom. Then the current dragged her around against her control. She suddenly hit her leg a rock and screamed underwater with pain. Then finally the current ended. If it didn't, Elena might have never been able to find strength to swim back to the surface.
She took a deep breath as soon as she reached the surface. Then looked around and saw Matt floating above the water like a piece of wood. They were in something like a lake, but it was only the rest of the river. Still, at this point it was wide and big enough that the current could barely be felt. She swam towards Matt once again, and despite the amount of pain she had to endure, she managed to pull him out of the water. Then she lay near him, hoping to rest a little.
June: "Uh, close it!"
Damon: "Come on, get up."
June: (pulled the blanket on her head) "I don't want to!"
Damon: (sat on the bed and gently removed the blanket. They looked at each other) "Hey, I miss her too."
June: "I feel like I lost her all over again."
Damon: "I know."
June: "I'm scared, Damon. Nothing we did was able to stop Inari. And now she has Elena." (Damon opened his mouth to say something, but June spoke before he could) "I don't know what I'd do without her. She's the only family I have left." (looked down with sadness) "The only family.."
Damon understood she was also upset about Jeremy.
Damon: "Listen. We'll get her back."
June: (looked at him) "How?"
Damon: "One way or another. Look, Inari won't touch Elena's hair before her birthday. That's a plenty of time until we figure out how to save her." (realized that it didn't help June at all) "Hey, look at me. I haven't given up yet. And I never will. Even if it's the last thing I do, I'll get her back! I promise you."
June: (tried to smile) "You're wise to not touch me."
Damon: (smiled barely and then stood up) "Now get up. I'm still your legal guardian, which means the principal would kill me if you're late to school."
June chuckled softly, then got out of the bed as Damon walked out of the room.
Attendant: "Sleep well?"
Gwen: (looked at him) "What?"
Attendant: "You spent the night in a car, it shouldn't be so comfortable."
Gwen: (understood and smiled) "You have no idea."
Attendant: "So what's the story? Hit the road and decided to see where the road leads, or couldn't make it to where you're going?"
Gwen: "Um, neither. I came to Mystic Falls for a job. But I couldn't finish it. So I needed a place to crash, while also hiding in plain sight."
Attendant: "And you thought the best place for that is a gas station?"
Gwen: (sarcastically) "I hope I didn't break any laws."
Attendant: "No, not at all. But if you can't finish your job today too.." (upon hearing this Gwen got immensely defensive, as if she was expecting to hear something perverted. But the attendant pointed a direction) ".. three miles this way, there's a motel. Owner is Mrs. Flowers, very nice old woman. It's clean. Rooms aren't big, but it should work for you."
Gwen: (looked at where he pointed for a while, then looked at him) "Thanks."
Attendant smiled and nodded, meaning "you're welcome". Then he went back to his work, and Gwen got in her car and drove where the attendant described.
Voice: (strictly) "You shouldn't be here!" (Elena raised her head and saw it was a guardian. She suddenly freaked out, but when the guardian saw her, his looks changed) "Queen Tatia? What're you doing here?"
Elena was confused, but as soon as she heard Tatia's name, she played along.
Elena: "Can you take me to my palace?"
Guardian: (confused) "Sure."
Elena: (immediately held Matt) "Him too."
Guardian looked at her for a couple of seconds. Then held both of them and teleported to Tatia's palace. But as soon as they appeared in Tatia's room, he was surprised to see that Tatia was already there. Tatia was looking out of the window when they appeared. She quickly looked at them with confusion. She clearly was not expecting something like this to happen. It took only a second for the guardian to figure out the truth. He quickly held Elena angrily.
Guardian: "You're not the queen!"
Elena freaked out. But before he could do anything, Tatia interfered.
Tatia: "Leave her!" (upon this guardian left Elena. Tatia went near her) "Elena? What're you doing here?"
Elena: (looked at Tatia desperately) "I didn't know what else I could do. Please, I need help!"
Tatia: (looked at the guardian) "Call Misao."
Elena: (freaked out) "No no no, not Misao, please! I beg you!"
Tatia: "It's alright, Elena. Trust me."
Tatia: "It's fine, she's on our side."
Elena didn't know what to do or say. Then suddenly the guardian reappeared with Misao. Elena instinctively went back near Matt and held him defensively. Misao looked at Elena, then turned to Tatia. She was clearly surprised to see her here.
Misao: (to guardian) "Leave us." (after the guardian disappeared, turned to Tatia) "What happened here?"
Tatia: "I don't know, she just appeared."
Misao: "How? Did she say anything?"
Tatia: "No, just that she needed help."
Misao: "Where is Klaus?"
Tatia: "Out, went for a run."
Misao: "Yeah, he seems to be doing that a lot lately." (turned to Elena) "Why are you here? And how did you come here anyway?" (Elena was still trying to understand what's going on, she could't speak. When the silence continued, Misao looked at Elena's head, then turned to Tatia) "Inari found them. She barely escaped."
Tatia: "Oh god!"
Elena: (surprised) "Wait." (they looked at her) "How can you read my mind? You weren't supposed to be able to do that."
Misao: "Hello? It's something I can do!"
Elena: "But I have a protection."
Misao: "What protection?"
Elena: "Bonnie cast a spell to protect my mind from your kind. Even Inari couldn't break that spell, how can you?"
Misao: "The spell was cast on Earth. You're in Dark Dimension now. A different universe. You don't have access to the witch anymore. The spell is useless here."
Elena looked down.
Tatia: "Misao, if Inari found them, it means we're too late."
Misao: "I don't think so. If Inari still hasn't appeared, it means she has no way back. If we keep her here long enough, the earth will drain her power and she will die eventually."
Elena: "And how long will that take?"
Misao: (looked at her) "I don't know."
Tatia: "If Inari went without a way back, I'm guessing she would be able to survive until the right time for the sacrifice."
Misao: "That means a whole damn year!"
Elena: "That's a lot of time. Inari already killed my two friends and my brother. How much damage can she do before she is drained of power?"
Misao: "I can't say, Elena. Inari is basically a god."
Elena: "We have to find a way to contact them. Warn them, somehow."
Misao: "I already tried that. But whatever I did, your witch friend never gave me a chance to."
Elena: "Wait. You were trying to contact her to warn us?"
Misao: "Of course I was."
Elena: "How the hell were we supposed to know that, Misao? We thought you were trying to possess her or something."
Misao: "Why would I even do such a thing?"
Elena: "Because the last time we saw you, you were doing everything in your power to bring us down. We were lucky enough to survive you. You know what, I don't believe you changed sides. This is.. This is all a trick."
Misao: "If I was against you, trust me you'd be like that friend of yours."
Elena: (quickly looked at Matt, then turned to Misao) "Then prove it. You want me to trust you, show me I can."
Elena: "Bring him back to life."
Misao: "I can't."
Misao: "It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. Your friends broke my starball and destroyed all my magic fluid. That's the reason I'm stuck here in the first place. Without it, I can't do what you want."
Elena: "If you can read my mind, then you know that I used my chance to bring him back to escape here."
Elena: "If Inari can give you magic fluid whenever she wants, it means she has stocked it somewhere. So find some, and bring him back to life. That way I know you are on our side."
Misao: (looked at her for a while, then smiled) "You're willing to sell your trust for so cheap." (then went near Matt and knelt near him. She closed her eyes and moved her hand above him for a while, indicating she was casting a spell. Then opened her eyes and looked at Elena) "There's nothing I can do for him."
Elena: (anxiously) "What do you mean?"
Misao: (stood up) "The portal's energy appears to have fixed your friend. He has no damage on his body."
Elena: "Then why is he not alive?"
Misao: "His soul isn't intact. Must be because it remained on earth and couldn't become one with the body in time. But the bond between his body and soul is still there. Inari doesn't seem to have damaged it, and even if she did, that too is fixed by the portal's energy. As soon as your friend goes to Earth, he will come back to life."
Elena looked at Tatia. Tatia nodded to her barely, meaning she can trust her. Although still not being able to fully, she looked at Misao while taking deep breaths.
Mrs. Flowers: "I'm coming!" (upon this Gwen waited, and a couple of seconds later Mrs. Flowers appeared. She smiled upon seeing Gwen) "Oh, good morning honey."
Gwen: "Hi. Mrs. Flowers?"
Gwen: "I was looking for a room, I was told that you would have one."
Flowers: "Sure, this time of year we don't have much going on here." (went to the desk and opened a notebook) "Are you alone or expecting visitors?
Gwen: "It's just me."
Gwen: "Just one in my car, I can handle it."
Flowers: (put on her glasses and took a pen) "Name?"
Gwen: "Jenny Finley."
Flowers: "How long will you be staying?"
Gwen: (shook her head) "No idea. But it appears I'll be here for a while."
Mrs. Flowers wrote something in the notebook, then turned around to get a key from the cork board and gave it to Gwen.
Flowers: "There you go."
Gwen: "Does the room see the street?"
Flowers: "No, it faces the backyard. Those ones are double rooms."
Gwen: "It's alright. I kinda need to be seeing the street."
Flowers: "Okay." (turned to the cork board and took another key) "Here. I'm sure you won't have any problems with this room. Best view of the motel, I assure you."
Gwen: (smiled, then quickly looked into her wallet) "Aw snap." (looked at Mrs. Flowers) "I'm terribly sorry for this. If it's no problem could you keep the room for a while? I just realized I have no cash with me."
Flowers: "I take credit cards too."
Gwen: (chuckled nervously) "No, I.. I don't have any credit cards."
Flowers: "How long will you be gone?"
Gwen: "A couple of hours. I also need to do some shopping."
Flowers: "Well, then I'll prepare the room for you."
Gwen: (smiled) "That would be great."
Flowers: "You just be here before dark."
Gwen looked at her freaked out. Knowing now that vampires really exist, this sentence sounded more dangerous to Gwen than Mrs. Flowers intended.
Mrs. Flowers clearly didn't understand what Gwen was so alarmed about. She looked at Gwen as she walked out of the door with fast steps. Then went back to the room she was in.
Damon: "We gotta do something Stefan."
Stefan: "I know that Damon, but what? June already tried the locator spell again. Bonnie too. If we don't know where they are, we're at a dead end."
Damon: "I just spoke to Liz. She got Mystic Falls under surveillance, but can't do more without alarming the authorities about Katherine's absence."
Stefan: "Which could jeopardize June's staying in Mystic Falls."
Stefan: "Did June say anything about how she feels?"
Damon: "The psychic thing?" (Stefan nodded) "No."
Stefan: "Then it means she's still alive."
Damon: "Of course she's still alive."
Stefan: "Inari can bring back supernaturals, Damon. Elena is good to her dead or alive."
Damon: "Alive is better. Obviously she won't age when she's dead, so keeping her dead would only postpone her ritual thing. She won't do that."
Stefan: "Then we still have a chance for a locator spell."
Damon: "Locator spells don't work, genius."
Stefan: "For now. But we know kitsune spells get weaker in time, so if we try all the time, there's a chance we might come across to a weak moment."
Damon: (looked around, as if he just thought of something) "When is the next full moon?"
Stefan: "Next week. Why?"
Damon: "Bonnie is currently at the peak of her strength. So if she channels to full moon, and if June does the same thing.."
Stefan: (understood what Damon had in mind, completed the sentence for him) "That much power might be enough to find a way around Inari's protections." (Damon nodded) "It's worth a shot."
Damon: "No, Stefan. It's our only shot." (they looked at each other. Stefan seemed to be agreeing with him) "We do that every month until we find where she is. Then we'll try to figure out a way to get her back. We will get her back! I made a promise to June and I'm intending to keep it."
Then he went out of the living room and headed to his room. Stefan looked behind him.
Misao: "Where's Tatia?"
Elena: "Went to find Klaus."
Misao: "You seem nervous about it."
Elena: "Yeah, well.." (looked at Misao) "It's Klaus."
Misao: (understood what she meant) "Well, I came here to give this back to her, but since she's not here.."
Elena looked and saw that it was Tatia's necklace.
Elena: (surprised that Misao would have it) "Isn't that.."
Misao: "Yeah. Her necklace. She gave it to me so that I might be strong enough to contact Bonnie, but it's useless anyway."
Elena: (turned to Misao with surprise) "That was the power source you found!"
Misao: "Yeah. But it was no good. Bonnie's grown stronger than I assumed."
Elena: (they remained silent for a while) "She was feeling you."
Misao: "And that's as much as I could go." (went near Elena and gave her the necklace) "You could give this back to her."
Elena: (before Misao could leave) "Misao?" (Misao turned to her) "Did you try everything?"
Misao: "What do you mean?"
Elena: "I mean.. When you were on Earth, you possessed June and sent us a message through her. Actually a threat. But.. anyway. Maybe you could do that again? I just wanna let my friends know that I'm fine, before they attempt something crazy like.."
Misao: (interrupted her) "Going up against Inari?"
Misao: (shook her head) "I did everything I can, Elena. When I did that to June I was on Earth. Mystic Falls. Now she's not in my reach. All I have is Bonnie, and that's just a dead end."
Elena: (gave the necklace back to her) "Please, Misao. Just keep trying. I can't lose anyone else. I already lost too much." (Misao looked at Elena. She really was desperate. After a brief hesitation, she took the necklace back) "Thanks."
Misao: "I'm not making any promises though."
Elena: "I know."
Misao looked at Elena for a moment. She clearly wanted to say something but she wasn't sure if Elena could bear to hear it. Then she said it anyway.
Misao: "Hey, I'm sorry about your brother."
Elena: (looked at Misao for a while. It seemed like Misao meant what she said) "Me too."
Misao: (came closer to Elena) "What happened on Earth with Inari?" (Elena looked at her) "What was so bad that you dared to escape here?"
Elena: "Why don't you just read my mind and see it for yourself?"
Misao: "Honestly, I'm trying to stay out of your mind?"
Elena: (surprised) "Why?"
Misao: "Just looking at it makes me nauseous."
Elena: (looked outside) "Yeah, it was disturbing June too."
Misao: "How did that happen?"
Elena: (remained silent for a while) "When I went to Earth from Guardian's Gate, Inari's magic fixed my old body. But my mind was wiped clean. Angels used wings of remembrance to trigger the memories of my soul. This was the side effect." (Misao didn't know what to say) "Now every second, I keep remembering my entire life. They all keep coming to me. But at least I know who I am now, so I'm not complaining."
Misao: "You kinda are."
Elena: "I just wish it didn't hurt so much."
Misao: "Maybe I can help you with that." (Elena looked at her) "I could try, if you want. Suppress the old memories, make you like you were before everything happened."
Elena: "You can't. Bonnie already tried that."
Misao: "Bonnie's a witch. Her magic has no effect on angel stuff."
Elena: (understood) "Yours does." (Misao nodded slowly. Elena turned to her) "You need to tell me something first."
Elena: "Why are you on our side? I mean, really." (upon this Misao's looks changed and she got upset) "Because it feels so unlikely that one second you want all of us dead, then you're.. Please, tell me the truth."
Misao turned to window and looked outside. But her eyes were not looking at where she's faced. After a moment of hesitation, she finally spoke.
Misao: "Inari has my brother. Shinichi. We were kids when she took us in. I was eleven. And he just turned four."
Elena: "Oh my god!"
Misao: "She made me powerful and strong, and kept my brother as leverage. He thought it was cool. He.." (words got stuck in her mouth, and she couldn't complete the sentence) "At first I had small tasks. Like stealing things from others without being caught, or making important deliveries, casting powerful spells. As reward I got to see my brother." (looked down) "Back then I didn't know any better. It was all fun and games." (looked to the window again) "Then we grew up, and I started to come to my senses. When Inari found out that I was thinking about leaving, she destroyed every single thing in my life, until I have nothing left to go back to."
Elena: (felt her pain) "Everything but your brother."
Misao: "Inari knows me. She raised me after all. So she knew exactly the one thing she could use as leverage against me. So I had no choice but to obey her. I remember the first time I took an innocent life. I had to kill an entire family to prove my loyalty. Then in time I had to become the one that everyone is afraid of. What I am afraid of. A heartless monster. Everything I did, every life I destroyed, it was all to save my brother. And I'm not even sure if it's alright to regret all of that. Regret what I've become. What my brother would have thought of me. Inari destroyed me." (a brief silence occurred) "I wasn't born a monster, Elena. I was made." (looked at Elena) "So when I saw an opportunity, I took it. I just want my life back."
Elena looked at her. Misao was too emotional right now, she would almost cry. He eyes were full. Anyone who saw her right now would believe her.
Elena: "Me too."
Misao smiled barely. But Elena couldn't do that. Just like Misao, she was feeling destroyed too.
Damon: "Say the word."
Damon: (insisted) "Say the word, Caroline!"
Caroline: "Sputnik, dumbass."
Damon was utterly surprised by this attitude. Caroline then walked near him as he looked confused, and entered the living room. Bonnie and Stefan were also there. June was probably at school. A little while later Damon walked inside too.
Stefan: "Caroline, I get that you're in a bit of a mood, but your attitude it not helping anyone. Especially you."
Caroline: "So what do you suggest me to do?"
Bonnie: "Suck it up."
Caroline: "I can't!"
Stefan looked at a random point with an annoyed smile, then looked at Caroline.
Stefan: "So is this how you're gonna be from now on? A girl who is at odds with all of her friends?"
Caroline: "I'm not at odds with anyone. You just can't stand me, because I'm not willing to suck every single bad thing in my life up, and go with whatever happens to me like a goddamn sheep. I'm not a sheep. I'm Caroline Forbes." (a tense silence took place) "So are we gonna start talking about why we're here, or keep talking about me?"
Others looked at each other.
Gwen: "No, Vanessa, I need the money now. .. Yes, I know what I'm doing. .. There are major leads, you can't call me back now. .. I wouldn't be so sure about that. .. Yeah. .. You sure were right though. Vervain works. .. That Caroline Forbes girl tried to control my mind. .. Well she looks to be one now. .. Don't worry about it. I played along and they think I'm gone for good now. .. Oh yeah? Why do you think I'm being cautious? Her mom's the sheriff, and I don't know how much she's helping these people. If she exposes me I'm done for. .. Yeah, I know the risks. I can't talk to anyone unless.. .. Look, I got it covered and I promise this will be my last phone call to you, until I come back. I just.. .. Come on, you know this is not the first time I'm doing this. Only this time I know it's all real. I know what I'm dealing with. .. Look, I just need the money and trust me I'll return it asap. .. I know it's not the money you're worried about. .. Yeah. Thanks. I owe you one."
After she ended the call, she walked out of the phone booth and looked at her purse. She still had a couple of bucks left. She clearly lied to Mrs. Flowers about the cash. She walked through the street while looking down to avoid any surveillance cameras there might be out there. After walking for a while, she ended up in front of a shop. She randomly looked inside, and coincidentally saw a whiteboard at the shop window. She looked at it as if it's exactly the thing she needs.
Bonnie: "This is a terrible idea."
Stefan: "It's the only idea we have."
Bonnie: "Doesn't make it any less terrible."
Damon: "What, do you have any other ideas?"
Bonnie: "No." (a brief silence took place) "Not yet."
Caroline: "Say you found her. Then what?"
Damon: "Well, we take care of it then."
Bonnie: "Exactly. First things first."
Caroline: "Inari was strong enough to take down all of us. And I'm talking about her muscle. Her magic, that's something else."
Stefan: "If we find where she is, how to get her back is the least of our problems."
Caroline: "Well what if she kills her?"
Damon: "She won't."
Caroline: "What if she does?"
Damon: "She won't!"
Caroline: "How do you know?"
Damon: "I don't know."
Caroline: "Well what do you know!?"
Damon: "I know that when I find where she is, I will get her back even if it costs me my life."
Caroline: "You mean all of our lives."
Damon: "Maybe. Whatever it takes."
Caroline: "What if I say no."
Caroline: "Don't Caroline me, Bonnie. I may take some risks to save a friend but I'm not ready to risk my life for Elena."
Stefan: "What about saving the world, hmm? Is that worth risking your life for? Because if we can't stop Inari, and save Elena, she will be sacrificed and Inari will gain unlimited power. What do you think will happen then? What's she gonna do with all that power? She will destroy the world, and make the seven billion her slaves."
Upon this a tense silence took place. Caroline clearly realized more than one person's life is at stake, and felt nervous. So did others. As all four looked at each other, they suddenly heard an unexpected voice at the entrance.
Inari: "Well that's a bit melodramatic, .." (they looked at the entrance and saw Inari. They were all shocked) ".. but not entirely untrue."
They rushed to the opposite side of the room and faced Inari.
Inari smirked. Stefan and Damon looked at each other quickly, then looked at Inari.
Caroline: "How the hell did you find this place!?"
Inari: "You'd be amazed about how helpful the surveillance in this town can be when they think you are the correct person. Like mayor, like sheriff." (Caroline showed her vampire veins and her eyes became red with blood. Inari looked at her with confidence) "Go ahead, Caroline. Make your move. Because that worked out quite well for you the last time."
Upon this Caroline made her veins disappear and her face turned to normal. But she was still breathing heavily with anger.
Bonnie: "What're you doing here?"
Inari: "As it turns out, you have an unfortunate lack of talent of dying. But luckily, that works out quite well for me right now."
Stefan: "What do you mean?"
Inari: "I have an offer, that I'm pretty sure we both would benefit." (they looked at her quietly) "You want Elena back. So do I."
Bonnie: (looked at Inari with confusion) "Where is she?"
Inari: "Out of my reach." (then realized this is not a satisfying answer) "She escaped to the Dark Dimension."
Stefan: (with confusion) "How did she do that?"
Inari: "I offered her a deal. And to motivate her participation, I found Matt and killed him."
Caroline: "You what!?"
Inari: "For he was part supernatural, my magic fluid would be able to bring him back. But when I gave it to Elena, instead of resurrecting her friend, she chose to pour it on earth, open a portal, and escape to the Dark Dimension."
Damon: (surprised) "And you let her?"
Inari: "She caught me by surprise. You all got this mind protection on your heads so it's quite difficult to predict your moves."
Bonnie: "Why are you telling this to us?"
Inari: "I want you to help me get her back."
Caroline: "Help you get her back? Seriously?"
Stefan: "Hang on. If Elena went there, why are you here?"
Inari: "Because I have no way back. What I gave to Elena was the last of it."
Bonnie: "Last of it?"
Inari: "Last of what I took with me. But there is more at where I came. And that's why I need your help."
Bonnie: "What can we even do?"
Inari: "I know that you and Misao are connected to each other. I want you to use that connection and contact her. When you do, I'll tell her where my magic fluid stash is, she'll get some, and send Elena here."
Stefan: "Just like that?"
Inari: "Just like that."
Caroline: "And then what? We fight over her?"
Inari: "Well.." (smiled dangerously) "We'll take care of it then."
Caroline took a threatening step towards Inari. Inari looked at Caroline's feet dangerously, meaning to tell her to stop. Caroline wasn't going to take another step anyway. They looked at each other for a while.
Damon: "What makes you think we'll help you."
Inari: "Oh you will. I can't read your minds but I do know, deep inside you want to."
Damon: "What if I have another idea?"
Inari: "Do you?"
Damon: "You may be immortal but you're still a kitsune. Which means the earth will consume your power eventually. That's why you want Elena in the first place. So all we need to do is wait for you to die. Then we'll get Elena back."
Inari: "Nice, but there's a slight problem. I am the source of kitsune magic. If I die, my magic will be gone. Kitsune magic will vanish, the magic fluid will be useless. And your precious Elena, and her friend Matt, will be stuck in Dark Dimension forever."
Stefan: "Is that your best argument?"
Inari: "Don't deny it. You need me, and you need me alive."
Damon: "How about screw you!"
Bonnie: "You said it!"
Suddenly Bonnie used her magic to push Inari away. Inari clearly wasn't expecting this and she was caught off guard. She flew to the opposite side of the room and hit her back to the wall. As soon as she dropped, Caroline and Stefan rushed to grab her arms. And before Inari could put herself together, Damon arrived with his vampire speed, grabbed Inari's head, and snapped her neck with a creepy noise.
Caroline and Stefan let go of her arms, and Inari fell down lifelessly. The gang looked at each other nervously.
Bonnie: (came closer) "Is she.."
She couldn't complete the sentence, but everyone understood anyway.
Caroline: "That was too easy."
Stefan and Damon looked at each other. They were listening to a pulse, but other than Bonnie's, there was none. Still, Stefan bend down to check with hand. Then stood up and looked at other with confusion.
Stefan: "She's dead."
Flowers: "You came back!"
Gwen: "I said I would."
Flowers: "Yes, but the way you left, I thought you wouldn't be coming back. I deleted your entry."
Gwen: "I'm sorry about that. I should've paid something in advance."
Flowers: "It's alright, as soon as these stuff arrived in your name I rewrote everything." (Gwen smiled) "There's a lot of stuff there."
Gwen: "Yeah, I might be staying long, so.."
Flowers: "It's a good thing you hired the double room, the others would be too small for you."
Gwen: (chuckled) "Probably."
Flowers: "You need help with taking them to your room?"
Gwen quickly looked at all of them. There was a lot of stuff and she could definitely use some help, but she didn't feel alright with Mrs. Flowers carrying them. She turned to her with a reassuring smile.
Gwen: "I can handle it."
Flowers: "Well, call me if you need anything."
Gwen: "Will do. Thanks."
Then Mrs. Flowers entered her room. When she got out of sight, Gwen looked at all the stuff and exhaled deeply, indicating it's indeed too much for her too to carry on her own. But she had to do it, so she started with small stuff.
Elena: (with amazement and relief) "It's gone! I mean, I still remember everything I remembered, but the flow stopped!"
Misao: (smiled) "You're welcome."
Elena: (looked at her with gratitude) "Thank you. Really."
Misao nodded. They remained silent for a while. Then the door opened. When they looked at the door, they saw Tatia walking inside. They both turned to the door and looked at Tatia. Tatia saw them and looked at someone outside the door. A couple of seconds later, Klaus walked inside. He was wearing sportive clothes and he was a bit sweaty. Elena got nervous when she saw him. They looked at each other for a while. Then Klaus looked at Tatia. He was clearly surprised to see Elena here.
Damon: "A part of me just wants to leave this here."
Stefan: "Yeah I hear you."
Bonnie: "But you're not. Can we just hurry?"
Damon: (to Stefan, about Bonnie) "What's she doing here again?"
Stefan: "She's here to put a boundary spell around her grave so no one except us will be able to see or find it."
Damon: "Like those coffins?"
Bonnie: "Similar. Only more effective."
Damon: (looked at Bonnie) "You got the help of a hundred dead witches to do that, now you're gonna do something more effective on your own?" (Bonnie smiled) "You scare me."
Bonnie: (naughtily) "Don't get on my bad side then."
They started digging a grave to put her in. While digging the sky got darker due to nightfall. Damon looked at the sky and spoke to Bonnie.
Damon: "I could use some light here."
Bonnie created a few small fires around the grave.
Stefan: (to Bonnie) "So, um, you talked to June?"
Bonnie: "Yeah. She said she still feels her kitsune magic."
Damon: "So what does that mean?"
Stefan: (uncomfortably) "It means Inari's not dead."
Damon: "Or she's a big fat liar."
Bonnie: "Not dead makes more sense."
Damon: "How come I'm the only one who's making optimist guesses?"
Bonnie: "You wanna be optimist? Wish Inari's not dead. Because if kitsune magic is gone, our only shot at saving Elena is gone."
Stefan: (stopped digging and looked curiously) "But she's dead. Damon broke her neck and she had no pulse."
Damon: "Maybe kitsune anatomy is different than humans."
Bonnie: "Or she's not permanently dead." (brothers looked at her) "Think about it, Inari's magic fluid is also a resuscitative."
Stefan: "But when you used it on Klaus, it brought him back in seconds. Why Inari's still not alive?"
Damon: "Because she lied. She's dead and her magic did not vanish."
Bonnie: "Or the recipe of the fluid has something to do with her blood."
Upon this they remained silent for a while.
Damon: "So.. what creates the fluid is in her veins?" (a brief silence) "So she'll be back, but not soon?"
Bonnie: "That's my best guess."
Stefan: "Then how wise is burying her?"
Bonnie: "What do you mean?"
Stefan: "The earth consumes her magic. When buried it'll be faster. We still need to find a way to get Elena back, and without kitsune magic, we can't do that." (looked at others) "What if she dies before we can find a way?"
Damon: (spoke uncomfortably after a brief but disturbing silence) "So she was right. We need her, and we need her alive."
Upon this they didn't dig any deeper, and threw Inari's body inside the pit. After Bonnie cast her spell, they got back into the car and left. When they left, the spell showed itself. A huge tree was appearing at the place of the grave.
Gwen: "Yeah, I'm still here. .. Don't worry, I'm safe. .. A motel, out of town. .. No, I don't think so. .. Yes. .. Hmm hmm, I got it. .. Why is that? .. I'm not sure. .. No, not anytime soon. .. Yeah, I'll call you when I need anything. .. Thanks Vanessa."
After ending the call, Gwen looked around. The room was a complete mess. Papers and files were everywhere. But it wasn't scattered. They were all places with an order. She was using all of them as part of her investigation. She took a deep breath and opened some more boxes. There was lots and lots of snickers bars, coffee and energy drinks. It seemed like she was not planning on sleeping until she figures everything out.
She sat before her laptop and started typing something. She was using internet, her files, every single source she can have access to. While also consuming a handful of snickers and coffee. She looked at the vervain at one point, and googled it. There was not much she could find except it originated from Mystic Falls, and it grew at the roots of some ancient white oak tree. Some other pages were about it's climactic needs and how to grow it. She then googled "vervain vampire". Then she found some forum conversations of believers talking about how vervain is the one thing that can protect a vampire from controlling your mind. She quickly flashed back to the moment Caroline tried to compel her. Then wrote something on a paper and then taped the paper on the big whiteboard. It was writing:
"Can't sense vervain?"
Then she headed back to some folders. One of them was writing "Elizabeth Forbes". She opened it and read some stuff about how she was relieved of her duty for abuse of power, but then granted the position with no explanation. She quickly looked at the board and then flower, then wrote something else on another piece of paper to tape to the board. It wrote:
"Got help from vampires to be sheriff again?"
She quickly typed "super speed mind control" on google. Except some superhero articles, there wasn't much results. She added "vampire" to the key words. Results didn't make much sense. She scoffed and took a sip of her coffee. She googled "death toll in Mystic Falls" and found a lot of articles about random animal attacks, most of them somehow drained of blood. Then looked at the whiteboard with something else on her mind. Then grabbed a marker and her cup of coffee and went near it. She started typing on it everything she could think of.
Caroline Forbes: vampire: aggressive and control freak. sun no issue? weakness for vervain?
Elizabeth Forbes: sheriff. does she know Caroline? talks about crazy. witchcraft? could she be helping vampires? how much does she know?
Bonnie Bennett: silent. she knows about vampires. friend or victim?
Stefan&Damon Salvatore: names on 1864 resident's list. coincidence or vampire?
Vampire: immortal, fangs, claws, super speed, mind control, sun no issue. weakness for vervain. Crosses?
Mystic Falls: suffers from animal attacks. Dead students. Vampires in school?
Mayor Lockwood: her son died. found in a cave. vampire attack?
House fire: no cause stated. spell gone wrong?
Gwen stopped, looked at the whole thing for a while, and then randomly drew a line from "house fire" to "Bonnie Bennett" and added something:
Is she the witch? search the bloodline
Then she took a step back, then got closer and slowly wrote one last line.
"Where is Elena Gilbert?"
Special Guest StarringEdit
Trivia & NotesEdit
- Matt Donovan returns to main cast in this episode.
- makes her second appearance in The Vampire Diaries. She first appeared in season 2 episode .
- is mentioned twice in this episode. She was talking to Gwen on the phone, but she remained unseen and unheard.