|Post Season 3|
|Season 6, Episode 3|
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Merchants of Death
Who Am I is the third episode in Season 6, and 113th overall.
In her new state, Elena doesn't know who she can trust, despite Jeremy's efforts to remind her of her family. After Inari gets too close to her goal, Bonnie makes a plan with Tyler to fight her off. Caroline expresses no interest in seeing Elena anytime soon, but her friends do not appreciate it. After finding out from Damon about Raven's loss, Sheriff Forbes orders detaining certain people, which causes chaos among the residents. Finally Inari sets a dangerous plan in motion after finding out what the gang is up to, and Elena insists on something everyone thinks is dangerous.
|It was dark outside. Elena and Damon were in the kitchen, sitting on chairs and faced to each other. Stefan and June were also in there. They were anxious.
Damon: "Are you sure?"
Elena: "It's been two days. I'm sure."
Damon: "If you do this without being ready, it may end bad."
Elena: "I'm aware."
Damon: "So are you ready?"
Elena slowly looked at June. June was clearly concerned and worried about Elena.
Elena: "I am. Do it."
Damon: (moved his chair closer to Elena's, then focused into her eyes and compelled her) "You remember your 18th year now."
Something immediately changed with Elena. She quickly held her head because of the clearly increasing pain, while trying so hard not to yell. She fell from the chair, and eventually, she couldn't hold her screams anymore. Stefan and June ran to her while yelling her name.
Caroline: "Where're you going?"
Caroline: "We were supposed to do slumber party and watch movie all night!"
Bonnie: "I'm sorry, I have to rain check. Something came up with Elena."
Caroline: (with tiredness) "This is not funny anymore."
Bonnie: (closed the door) "Caroline, I know that you are in this independent care-free phase in your life, but it's not just about Elena. If something was up with you I'd drop everything too. She's still our best friend, okay? And right now she needs us."
Caroline didn't say anything, but she was clearly upset and pissed. They went to Bonnie's car. As they were getting closer to Gilbert house, Caroline spoke.
Caroline: "So what is it this time?"
Bonnie: "Damon compelled Elena to remember her 18th year. And apparently it's overwhelming."
Caroline: (after thinking for a few seconds) "Isn't that the year she met Stefan?"
Caroline: "Well that was a crazy year, it's pretty normal she's overwhelmed."
Bonnie: "And imagine having all those memories at once all the time. Poor girl's reliving her worst year over and over again."
By that time they had arrived to the Gilbert house. They parked the car and got out.
Caroline: "So what are you gonna do? Make a spell to block the memory flow?"
Bonnie: (shook her head meaning "no") "There is nothing I can do about it. This is a side effect of angel wings. I'll just try to be there for her."
Caroline: "What can I say, you are sentimental!"
Bonnie: "It's called being a friend, Caroline." (Caroline rolled her eyes) "Seriously though, why don't you see her? You did when she didn't remember anything."
Caroline: "That was different."
Caroline: (they stopped at the porch and faced each other) "Listen, Bonnie. Elena is my best friend, because we're childhood friends. But Elena does not have her childhood anymore. Or not yet. Which means whatever makes our friendship special, she doesn't have that. Right now we're strangers to her. Do you really think she cares about us? She doesn't, you know what she said to Stefan. If I spend more than five minutes with her in the same room, there's a big chance she's gonna say something that will upset me too, and it'll hurt our friendship. I don't want that. So until Elena has her entire life, I won't be seeing her."
Bonnie: (clearly surprised by Caroline's point of view) "When did you become so complicated?"
Caroline: "After I saw my boyfriend making sweet love with Katherine Pierce of all people!"
Bonnie: "You need to stop with that obsession! They're a couple now. If they love each other, you have to stay out of the way."
Caroline: "Yeah, thanks for that brief but illuminating relationship lesson."
Bonnie: (smiled) "You know what I mean."
Caroline: (smiled) "Yeah I know." (quickly looked at the door) "Say her hi for me."
Bonnie: "I will."
Then Caroline disappeared with her vampire speed, and Bonnie entered the house.
Damon: "Scotch." (looked around as she put him drink) "There was a boy here yesterday, about 16-17. Elena's brother."
Girl: "Jeremy Gilbert?"
Damon: "Yeah, him. Where is he?"
Girl: "He took the day off. He won't be here today."
Girl: "He said there's some problems at home he needs to take care of. Why are you interested?"
Damon: "Not your problem." (this reply with his contemptuous tone clearly annoyed her guts, as her looks changed) "Where is his home?"
Girl: "I don't know."
Damon: "I kinda need to see him."
Girl: (angrily) "Not my problem!" (they looked at each other for a while) "Anything else, sir?"
Damon: (points the drink) "How much for this?"
Girl: (weirdly looked at him) "I'll just.. add it on your tab."
Then he quickly drank it and stood up to go out. As he was walking, she looked at him suspiciously, then grabbed her phone.
Elena: "Who's that?"
Jeremy: "Uh, it's Brooke."
Elena: (with a naughty smile) "Brooke?"
Jeremy: "Just a girl from grill."
Elena: "Okay. What does she say?"
Jeremy: (put the phone back on the table and sat near Elena) "Inari's looking for me."
Elena: (surprised) "Brooke knows about Inari?"
Jeremy: "No, she's saying Damon came acting all weird. And he was looking for me."
Elena: "Damon? I thought he was upstairs."
Jeremy: "He is."
Elena: (suddenly understood) "Oh!"
Jeremy: "Inari saw Damon protecting you, so she must have thought by being him she could get closer to you."
Elena: (turned off the tv and sighed awkwardly) "Well, she's on the right trail."
Jeremy: (looked at her) "What's wrong?"
Elena: "Nothing, it's just my head."
Jeremy: "Still bad?"
Elena: "It's almost exploding, yet I'm feeling empty inside. You know what I'm saying?"
Jeremy: "No, not really."
Elena: "I wouldn't expect you to anyway. I feel like there's something missing."
Jeremy: "Well, something is missing, Elena."
Elena: "I know. But this is different." (looked at him after a brief but awkward silence) "I don't know who I can trust."
Jeremy: "You're kidding, right?"
Elena: "I don't know anyone in my life, Jeremy. Until yesterday I thought I could trust Damon, but now my mind is exploding with the pain he caused. Killing you, Vicki, Lexi.."
Elena: "And I pushed away Stefan. Bonnie comes to visit me but I remember how much I hated her when I was in Dark Dimension."
Jeremy: "You don't hate Bonnie, Elena!"
Elena: "I don't know, I'm not myself anymore, don't you get that? I don't know anyone, who you are, I don't even know who I am!"
Jeremy: "You don't know me?"
Elena: "This is the year I found out that you're not my brother. So pardon me if I'm not really feeling connected to you."
Jeremy: "You don't mean that."
Elena: "I'm sorry, but I do. In fact you know what? I'm not even sorry!"
Jeremy: "Listen to me. You don't remember, okay. But everyone else do. You are the person everyone risked their lives to save. So when you talk to people this way, you're gonna break their hearts."
Jeremy: "I'm your brother. I can understand. Others won't."
Elena: (looked down) "So what, am I not supposed to talk to anyone?"
Jeremy: "No, you are. But just pretend that you care, okay? At least until you remember."
Elena looked around uncomfortably. Then nodded slowly, indicating she agrees.
Bonnie: "Tyler! You there?" (there was no answer, so she walked in) "Tyler!" (she was sure that if someone was in there they would hear and reply, but she still walked all the way inside. Tyler's bed was empty, and so was the cave. She scoffed, then turned to go out. But she was startled with Katherine standing right in front of her) "Oh my god! Katherine! What're you doing here?"
Katherine: "Prove me that you're Bonnie. We know kitsune magic don't work on vampires, so there's only one way you can do it."
Suddenly Katherine felt like her brain was about to explode. She held her head while trying not to yell.
Katherine: "Uuh! Okay, okay okay!" (Bonnie stopped her magic. Katherine looked at her weirdly) "Damn girl, when did you get that strong?"
Katherine: "It's okay, this is Bonnie."
Upon this Tyler appeared at the entrance.
Bonnie: "You thought I was Inari?"
Katherine: "We heard rumors that she was in town."
Tyler: "You can never be too cautious." (to Bonnie) "What're you doing here?"
Bonnie: "Something's up. We need all hands on deck."
Tyler and Katherine looked at Bonnie weirdly.
Sam: (clearly shocked to see her) "What the hell?"
He quickly looked at the bar. Brooke was there, serving drink to a customer. Sam looked back at the Brooke in the office, but suddenly he grunted due to an invisible force pulling him inside. The noise drew Brooke's attention. She put the bottle to the bar and curiously started walking to Sam's door. Meanwhile Inari was holding Sam from his neck and rising him up, making him unable to speak. Though she didn't need him to speak, as Sam's mind wasn't protected. She quickly looked at a drawer, then snapped Sam's neck with a single move. Sam fell lifelessly. Brooke was getting closer. Inari went to the drawer, opened it violently and started looking for a file. Suddenly Brooke arrived and knocked the door. Inari looked at the door and then turned back to searching.
Brooke: "Sam? Sam you okay?"
Inari finally found what she was looking for. She put the file on the table. It was reading "Jeremy Gilbert". She quickly looked at the address. Meanwhile Brooke went anxious after the disturbingly long silence and opened the door. But before she could even open properly, Sam appeared in front of her.
Brooke: (confused) "Uh, nothing." (Sam quickly grabbed the key from the inside of the door and went outside) "You okay?"
Sam: (looked at her weirdly) "What?"
Brooke: "Well I thought I just.. heard.."
Brooke didn't know what to say and remained silent awkwardly.
Sam: (with a cold voice) "Get back to work, we've got customers."
Brooke: "Yeah. Sorry."
Then she watched Sam locking the door, which she found weird. After he looked at her once more, she turned around and went. As fake Sam walked out of the grill quickly, the real and dead Sam was still in the room, hidden behind the desk.
Katherine: "This is crazy. I'm not in."
Bonnie: "You are the key, Katherine. If you're not in, the whole plan fails."
Katherine: "I don't care."
Katherine: "I lived this long because I always avoided these kind of things. Besides, Elena hates me. Why on earth should I risk myself for her? What is my gain?"
Katherine: "I did this before, didn't help much on that department."
Bonnie: "Look, there is no risk for you. Inari can't, and even if she can she won't kill you, because she needs the doppelganger. All we need to do is convince her that you are Elena. Once she is convinced that Elena is a vampire, she will back off."
Tyler: "Kitsunes created a way to make a vampire human again."
Bonnie: "Yes, but Elena's spirit was put in human flesh in Dark Dimension, so Inari never had to use that. But if Elena was a vampire, that would force her to go back to bring whatever that thing is to reverse vampirism."
Tyler: "Which will give us time to take Elena away until she comes back."
Katherine: "So Elena will play cat and mouse with Inari her entire life?"
Bonnie: "Not necessarily. Inari wants full power, which means she wants to sacrifice Elena on her 20th birthday. That's when doppelganger energy reaches it's peak. If we can get Elena through that, Inari will wait for the next doppelganger."
Tyler: "And Elena will be free. Sounds doable."
Katherine: "How long?"
Bonnie: "Ten months. All you need to do it convince Inari that you are Elena, and that you are a vampire."
Katherine: "I am a vampire."
Bonnie: "I know, but you need to make her see that."
Katherine: "Can you guarantee nothing bad will happen?"
Bonnie: "As soon as Inari realizes you are a vampire, you're in the wind. You can go and never come back for all I care."
Upon this Katherine and Tyler looked at each other. Katherine was clearly unsure, while Tyler was waiting curiously to see what she will decide.
Jeremy: "What happened?"
Brooke: "What happened? You tell me to call you if I see something suspicious. And guess what: everything is suspicious!"
Jeremy: "Wow, what is it?"
Brooke: "It's Sam."
Brooke: "I saw him getting in his room like someone pulled him in. But one minute later he goes out like nothing happened."
Jeremy: (he is clearly freaked out) "When did this happen?"
Brooke: "I don't know."
Jeremy: "Brooke, think! This is important!"
Brooke: "Um.. Maybe ten minutes, maybe fifteen. I'm not sure."
Jeremy: "And you're telling me this now!?"
Brooke: "Don't yell at me!"
Jeremy: "Okay, now listen to me very carefully, I don't have much time left. Call the cops, and then get out of there."
Brooke: "What? Why?"
Jeremy: "Sam is dead.""
Brooke: "What're you talking about? I saw him walking outside!"
Jeremy: "Brooke! You're not hearing me! Call the cops! And get out of there! Lives depend on it!"
Then closed the phone before Brooke can say anything else.
Brooke: "Jeremy, wait! Je.. Dammit!"
After the phone call Jeremy rushed upstairs, while yelling Elena's name. Elena opened her door just before Jeremy arrived.
Jeremy: "Where's June?"
Elena: "With Damon, as usual."
Jeremy: "Okay, we're going there."
Quickly grabbed Elena's hand and pulled. Elena instinctively resisted.
Elena: "Wait wait, hang on. What's happening?"
Jeremy: "Inari's coming, we don't have much time left."
Elena: "Okay, let me get my.."
Jeremy: "There's no time!"
Then pulled Elena harder, and both ran downstairs holding hands. Meanwhile at the grill, Brooke was calling 911.
Brooke: (to herself) "If this is bogus I'm so gonna kill you, Jeremy!"
Eventually someone replied.
Operator: "911, what's your emergency?"
In no time sirens started to be heard outside and cops went inside the grill. People inside were surprised and startled to see the cops.
Cop 1: "This is a crime scene. Please leave this place immediately."
As people started to go out quickly, another cop went straight to a girl who was appearing to be waiting for them.
Cop 2: "Brooke Sanders?"
Brooke: "Yes." (pointed Sam's office) "That's his office."
Upon this cops started walking there.
Meanwhile Jeremy and Elena got into their car and Jeremy started driving as fast as he can. Elena was anxiously looking from rear window. Luckily, no one appeared on the street until Jeremy turned the car around a corner and disappeared. Only then Sam's car appeared from the other side of the street. In no time Sam arrived to the Gilbert house, and entered in a rush. He stood at the entrance for a while. The silence was making it clear that there was no one inside.
Sam's door is finally unlocked and cops went inside. First thing they noticed was papers scattered all around.
Cop 3: "Someone was here."
Brooke looked around for a while. She was clearly trying to understand what could possibly have happened. Then suddenly she noticed a shadow under Sam's desk, and poked a cop near her to show it to him. As soon as cop noticed it too, he showed it to others. They cautiously got closer to the desk. But as soon as they arrived and moved the desk quickly, Sam's lifeless body appeared and dropped to be visible to everybody.
Cop 1: (hecticly) "Call an ambulance!"
Brooke was startled. She knew she saw Sam walking outside. But upon seeing him dead behind a closed door, she freaked out, and started screaming with intense horror and fear. Cops quickly took her outside.
Elena: "Wow. I know Damon said it wasn't big, but.." (looked at Stefan) "This after a mansion.. Must be hard."
Stefan: "Listen, um. I know it has to be you, because there is no other way you can know this place. But still, I kinda need some kind of proof that it is you."
Elena: (after a brief but awkward silence) "I hope this is not about what I said to you when we last met." (Stefan weirdly looked at her) "Stefan, I had no memories. And I know that you told me there were things I didn't know, I didn't remember, but that didn't change what I felt about you."
Stefan: "Elena, I'm not asking for an apology."
Elena: (continuing her speech) "... until I had another year. I remember meeting you, how having you in my life made me happy, made me wanna live. And that feeling stuck with me to the end. It has always been you. So thank you, and I'm very sorry."
Both Stefan and Jeremy were surprised by her words. Before Stefan can say a word, they heard Katherine's voice as she walked out of the living room and came to the corridor.
Katherine: "This is Elena." (all eyes turned to Katherine) "No one else can be that sentimental."
Upon this Jeremy and Stefan chuckled softly. Elena couldn't help smiling. Then they all went to the living room.
Damon: "Am I actually hearing this?"
Liz: "She's about to lose her mind. She swears that she saw him going outside."
Damon: "Well, she actually did."
Liz: "I know. But now officially I have to put this girl into a clinic where she will be rehabilitated until she loses her mind or is convinced that she is crazy. Will you compel her to forget?"
Damon: "They serve vervain in grill, Liz. I can't compel her. Not before tomorrow."
Liz: (raised her eyebrows and sighed uncomfortably. Then gave a paper to Damon) "Check this out."
Damon: (after looking at the paper) "Are you serious?"
Liz: "I have to be. If I want to stop this woman."
Damon: "Liz, you can't stop this woman. Only we can."
Liz: "And where are you with that? This woman is killing people in my town! Raven is dead, Sam is dead. We barely got Mystic Falls back on it's feet, I can't let anything destroy it again."
Damon: "What you're talking about is detaining half the people in town. Most of these don't even have records, you'll create chaos, panic! It's much worse!"
Liz: "I talked to Carol and the council about it and they all agree. I'm just letting you know because you are a part of the council too. But that's it. This decision is final. After the incident at grill, I have to show people that police is actually doing something about it. And I also have to show Inari that I'm onto her so that maybe she'd stop killing people."
Damon: (grimaced, as he clearly was against this idea. But eventually realized resisting is pointless. He tried to smile) "Whatever you say, Liz. Whatever you say."
The chaos was also on tv. As reporter was presenting the live news while also explaining the situation, the town's people were anxiously watching. Bonnie came from kitchen into the living room, and she saw her father watching the news anxiously. He was clearly surprised and worried to witness such insanity. Bonnie ultimately felt need to explain.
Bonnie: "This is witch business."
Father: (weirdly looked at Bonnie) "Police is helping you?"
Bonnie: (sat opposite to her father) "Not police. Sheriff."
Father: "Wait. Sheriff Forbes knows that you're a witch?" (Bonnie remained awkwardly silent) "You trust a stranger with that secret and when do I find out?"
Bonnie: "It's not like that. She's a member of the founder's council."
Father: "The what?"
Bonnie: "Since this town was founded in 1864, there has been a secret council that protects the civilians from supernatural threats. Forbes family is one of them. Along with Salvatores, Fells, Gilberts..."
Father: "So this council helps you. Is Bennett family one of them?"
Bonnie: "Not exactly. We were present at the time, but we weren't one of them."
Bonnie: "Bennett witches came here as slaves. Slave to a vampire. 1864. Emily Bennett."
Father: (weirdly, while also a little freaked out) "I take it you know her." (Bonnie nodded) "And something tells me not just from pictures!"
Bonnie: (smiled genuinely. Apparently she found her father's reaction funny) "When I first realized my powers, she came to me in a dream. And when I was dead, she was the one who brought me back to life."
Father: (kind of relaxed) "Oh. Well.. That's.. good."
Bonnie: "I have strong people who's got my back. Okay? You can stop worrying about me."
Father: (chucked) "Would you?"
Bonnie: (also chuckled, and shook her head, meaning "no") "No!"
They smiled to each other genuinely.
Elena: "Can you hand me that glass?" (after taking a quick look at Elena, Katherine gave the glass to her) "Thank you." (then filled it with water from tap and took the pills)
Katherine: "You look weird."
Elena: "Given how I'm feeling right now, I'm gonna take that as a compliment."
Katherine smiled, and got up and went near Elena with her blood bag.
Katherine: "Is it really that bad?"
Elena: "Why, are you planning to take a ride?"
Katherine: (chuckled) "God no! I'm just making a conversation."
Elena: (looked at Katherine) "It's even worse. And these painkillers are not helping, they're just turning me into a vegetable. A walking, talking vegetable."
Katherine: "Do you want me to take the pain away?"
Elena: "Why are you being kind to me?"
Katherine: "Why are you?"
Elena: "I don't have my personality anymore. What's your excuse?"
Katherine: "I don't know, I'm just feeling good today."
Upon this they both smiled, and faced the entrance from where they are standing. A while later, the door is knocked. Stefan opened the door. It was Bonnie.
Stefan: (closed the door after she entered) "Where is Caroline?"
Bonnie: "Don't even ask. At least she's in."
Katherine: (sarcastically) "Is she?"
Bonnie: (looked at where her voice came from and saw Katherine just behind her) "Yeah. I just talked to her, she said Inari's still inside."
Elena: "You had Caroline to watch Inari?"
Katherine: "We needed an eye on her. Inari could detect a human. Vampire has keen sight. She doesn't wanna get involved. Win win."
Elena: "I take it it was your idea."
Bonnie: "Actually it was mine."
Elena: (surprised) "Seriously?"
Tyler: (came near others) "It's Damon. He's asking if we are waiting for him to take root."
They smiled upon this.
Stefan: "I guess that's our cue to leave."
Then Bonnie watched Tyler as he went near Katherine and held her.
Tyler: "Be careful, alright?"
Katherine: "You too."
They kissed each other quickly.
Bonnie: "I'm never gonna get used to seeing you two as a couple."
Tyler: (jokingly) "Well.. After today, you won't have to."
Bonnie smiled. Then Stefan opened the door and they went out. Finally Stefan and Elena looked at each other. Elena was being left behind so that she won't be in danger, and Jeremy with her to keep an eye on her. They nodded to each other, and Stefan went out and closed the door.
Stefan: "What're you doing, brother?"
Damon: "Uh, Stefan, that was my favorite part!"
Stefan: "It'll play again. That's what radios do, play the same song over and over again until you hate it."
Damon: (straightened up) "Okay, what do you want?"
Stefan: "Is Elena home yet?"
Damon: "I don't know, she's supposed to take June from school."
Damon: "Why don't you wait inside, I'll let you know when she comes so that you can start working on your hair."
Stefan: (smiled quickly) "Later." (then opened the door and got out)
Damon: "You bet." (Damon watched Stefan as he crossed the street and walked in the Gilbert house. Then Damon took his phone and called Stefan. He replied quickly. It was clearly another Stefan) "She's in the house. We're going or what?"
This would indicate that he knew it wasn't really Stefan all along.
Stefan: "What happened?"
Damon: "She probably caught me peeping. Came to me as you. Thanks to blondie up there I didn't fall for it."
Stefan: "Where's she now?"
Damon: "I don't know." (talked to the emptiness, knowing that Caroline will hear) "Blondie?"
Caroline: (from the second floor of a house that directly sees the Gilbert house, she talked the same way, knowing Damon will hear) "She's in the kitchen now. Oh my god, if this is what she originally looks like.."
Caroline: "I said she's in the kitchen, didn't I?"
Damon: "Yep, she's in the house."
Stefan: "We're on our way."
Then they closed the phone.
Damon: (to Caroline, curiously) "What's gotten into you?"
Caroline: (looked uncomfortably) "I wish I knew."
Damon weirdly looked at the direction where she is despite knowing he can't see her, slightly indicating that he is worried about her.
Inari: "Hello Elena!"
Katherine: (acting startled) "Who're you?"
Inari: "Your maker!"
Katherine ran upstairs with human speed. However, Inari used her magic to crash the stairs, forcing Katherine to fall back downstairs. Before Katherine can stand up, Inari came near her.
Inari: "You've been quite a trouble for me. But fun's over. We're going now!"
Suddenly Katherine used her vampire speed to escape from Inari's grasp and get behind her.
Katherine: "Not today!"
Inari: (with utter surprise, turned to Katherine) "What did you do!"
Katherine: "Well it was actually you, what your spell did to me. My mind was wiped clean when I used the portal to come here. And, thinking I had a brain damage or something, I was turned into a vampire so that I can be fixed. And look how that worked out. I'm good as new!"
Inari: (after staring at her for a while) "You're not Elena!"
Katherine: (chuckled) "Right. And you're not Inari."
Inari: "Elena's body was created by my magic. You don't have any trace of it." (looked at Katherine dangerously) "Which means you're the other doppelganger!" (this time Katherine really freaked out) "Hello Katherine!"
Katherine tried to run, but Inari used magic to block her way with a table. As bad luck, one of the legs of table was stabbed into Katherine's stomach and she fell with the table with it's leg still stabbed. In no time Inari appeared near her.
Inari: (dangerously) "Where. is. Elena?"
Katherine didn't seem to have any intention to reply, which only maddened Inari. But before she can make her strike, Tyler came out of nowhere and attacked Inari. Inari grabbed him with an easy move and threw him behind her. But as soon as she turned to see him, she was attacked by Stefan and Damon this time. After their experience from their last encounter, brothers were more cautious. But it still didn't help very much in the end. Inari held Stefan's wrist and threw him out of the window, then threw Damon to a wall. And before he fell, he sent several knives to fix him to the wall. As knives pierced his body, Damon yelled with pain.
Meanwhile Katherine broke the leg that was in her stomach. But before she could take it out, Inari pulled it from her back using her magic, then threw it back to her. Katherine managed to catch it before she is stabbed again, but due to being wounded, the speed of the throw made her fall on her back. Inari got closer to Katherine. But as she had only a few steps left, she hit an invisible wall. Knowing it can only be June, she looked around and saw her at the entrance. But before she could attack her, suddenly Bonnie's voice is heard from another direction, yelling "Incendia". Before Inari could understand, a fireball hit her. Affected very little by it, Inari yelled a word in Japanese, and created and sent a much bigger fireball to Bonnie. Bonnie watched the fire getting closer to her with horror, but she was saved in the nick of time by Caroline.
Katherine finally got up and intended to run. But Inari was faster than she thought, and stopped her by making her hit her neck to her arm as she was running near her. After she fell, Inari grabbed Katherine and pulled the stake with her magic. But before she could finish her, Tyler came back with anger, and bit Inari's arm. Inari suddenly screamed with pain. Everyone was shocked, as clearly no one was expecting this. As Tyler bit harder, Inari's screams became even more intense. Finally Inari grabbed Tyler's head with her other hand and threw him away. Katherine was saved, but everyone was too startled to make a move. Inari held her arm while panting due to her pain. Then looked at Tyler, and saw his glowing yellow eyes.
Then everyone came to their senses and attacked Inari altogether. Seeing the situation is now reversed and she's not superior anymore, Inari ran to the closest window, turned into an eagle and flew away.
Everyone ran to the window Inari escaped from, then looked at each other. Caroline removed the knives from the wall and freed Damon.
June: (came running near them) "What just happened?"
Stefan: (came running inside) "Is everyone okay?"
Damon: (got up groaning) "Nope, we're not."
Caroline: (to June) "I have no idea."
Katherine: "Tyler's bite somehow hurt her."
Tyler: "But how, Inari is not a vampire."
Bonnie: "But she is immortal."
Bonnie: "Maybe werewolf bite is not only effective against vampires, but also immortals."
Tyler: "Yeah, that makes sense. Think about it, I've bit other kitsunes before Inari, but none reacted like her. It has to be something about her immortality."
Damon: "So what're you saying, little wolf against the big fox? Is that what just happened?"
Bonnie: "His bite is the only thing we have so far that we can use against Inari."
Katherine: "But he's leaving!" (upon this Tyler and Katherine looked at each other awkwardly) "Aren't you?"
Tyler couldn't reply. He looked at others silently. Caroline was clearly curious about what he would say.
Liz: "Listen Brooke, this is your last chance. If I do not get real answers, I will be forced to send you to a clinic, so give me something useful, okay?" (Brooke was in terrible shape. She was clearly still in shock of what she saw. After Sheriff talked, she slowly looked at her. Then looked away, as a few tears fell from her eyes. Then looked at Sheriff and nodded while taking fast and deep breaths) "Okay. Now.. How did you know that Sam was dead in his office?"
Brooke looked at Sheriff coldly. Anyone who saw her would have thought she is insane. But Brooke knew she had to lie to get out of this situation, because no one would believe her. Acknowledging that, she looked down while trying so hard not to cry.
Brooke: "He.. He went into his office, locked the door, and didn't go out for too long. I knocked his door a couple times, but no one answered. So I called the cops."
Liz: "In your earlier statement you said you saw Sam walking outside the grill."
Brooke: "I don't know. Maybe it was someone who just looked like him. I was drunk."
Liz: "You didn't say you were drunk. In fact you were so sure of what you saw."
Brooke: "I was trying to cover up. Of course I wouldn't wanna tell the cops that I was drunk. I'm underage!"
Liz looked convinced.
Liz: "That'll be all."
Brooke: "So can I go home now?"
Liz: "We'll only ask you a few more questions. Then you're free to go."
Brooke nodded uncomfortably. She clearly wasn't proud of what she did, but she also clearly knew that she had to do it.
June: (to Stefan) "This is Elena."
Stefan: (worried) "What're you doing here?"
Elena: "Hello? This is my home?"
Stefan: "Yeah but it's not safe for you here."
Elena: "I thought about it. Then I decided that now that Inari knows you're protecting me, especially after tonight, this is the last place she'd look for me."
Elena: "This is my home, Stefan. I'm not going anywhere."
June: (sarcastically) "End of discussion."
Stefan quickly raised his eyebrows indicating he agrees with her.
Elena: (to June) "Are you going to be mad at me forever?"
June: "Are you talking to me?"
Elena: "Yes, I'm talking to you."
June: (turned to Elena) "I wasn't expecting a thank you for what I did. But I wasn't expecting you to scold me for it either. You need to learn to appreciate people for what they're doing for you. So yeah, I'm going to be mad at you. At least until I can bring myself to forgive you."
Then left the kitchen in a hurry and went upstairs. Elena remained speechless and stayed still at where she was.
Stefan: (feeling a need to say something) "Listen, um.."
Elena: (interrupted) "You know what, Stefan? Don't. Just don't. I needed to hear this." (looked at him directly) "Call Damon."
Damon: "So Tyler Lockwood is now our greatest weapon against Inari. Who would have known."
Tyler: "Don't look at me, I'm as surprised as everyone else."
Katherine: "What made you bite her anyway?"
Tyler: "I don't know, I was being spontaneous. I figured if I hurt her arm, she wouldn't be able to fight good and we could win."
Damon's phone rang a message tone, and he took it to see the message.
Katherine: "So it has nothing to do with me being almost staked?"
Tyler: "You know it has everything to do with that!"
Damon saw that the message was from Stefan. When he looked at Katherine and Tyler, he saw them looking at each other naughtily.
Damon: "I'm never gonna get used to seeing you as a couple."
Tyler: (sarcastically) "Thank you very much Damon, I really needed that."
Damon: "I gotta go back."
Katherine: "What happened?"
Damon: "Elena wants to see me."
Katherine: "You know you're henpecked, right?"
Tyler smiled ridiculously, and Damon looked at her awkwardly.
Damon: (with annoyance) "Shut up!"
Then disappeared with his vampire speed.
Liz: "Caroline? I didn't realize you were home." (upon her silence) "Honey, is everything okay?"
Caroline: "Why did you get married?"
Liz: (surprised) "What?"
Caroline: "You were gay, he was gay. So why did you get married?"
Liz: "I can't say I regret it." (sat on Caroline's bed) "Because it gave us you."
Caroline: (straightened and sat up) "What is wrong with me, mom?"
Liz: "What do you mean?"
Caroline: "I'm feeling it. There is something in me, and it's changing me. I'm not myself anymore!"
Liz: "Well, you survived a terrible incident. That kind of experience changes anyone."
Caroline: "What if there's a darkness in me?"
Liz: (held her daughter's shoulder) "If there is one thing I know about you, it is that there is no place for darkness in you. Because you are so full of light." (Caroline looked at her) "And I'm not saying this as a mother."
Caroline smiled barely upon this, and they hugged each other.
Caroline: "Thank you, mom."
Bonnie: "I know I'm not the perfect candidate, but my world is being threatened." (indistinct ghostly voices) "I need this power stop Inari." (indistinct ghostly voices) "I'm aware of what happened in the past. But you trusted me before. And another Bennett witch too. So why don't you trust me now?" (indistinct ghostly voices) "She is not here, I am!" (indistinct ghostly voices) "Of course not!" (indistinct ghostly voices) "No, wait! No!"
Suddenly voices stopped and candles are blown out. Bonnie felt an impact in her stomach and fell. Then stood up. She was not feeling any different. The witches did not trust her. Heartbroken and upset, Bonnie left the house.
Inari: "That hybrid needs to die!"
Then looked outside angrily.
Brooke: "You owe me an explanation!"
Jeremy: (surprised) "Come in."
Brooke: (she walked inside) "I'm not insane, Jeremy. I know what I saw!"
Jeremy: "Okay, what did you see?"
Brooke: "I saw Sam going out of grill. But you knew he was dead. You knew it when I called you, you didn't even need to see it. But he was inside, dead in his office, crushed so that he could fit under his desk!"
Jeremy: "Okay, you need to calm down."
Brooke: (yelled and pushed Jeremy's hand away) "I'm not gonna calm down! Don't you get it, I CAN'T CALM DOWN!! I'm not insane! Don't treat me like I'm insane! I saw him! You didn't. Tell me what's going on, Jeremy!" (Jeremy didn't know what to say, but his silence only made Brooke insist) "Tell me, please!"
Jeremy: "Listen.." (while trying to figure out what to say, he saw Damon walking inside) "Damon."
Brooke randomly turned around to see him, and found herself being compelled by him.
Damon: (handed a knife to Brooke while compelling her) "Take this."
Jeremy: "What're you doing?"
Brooke took the knife.
Damon: "Now stab yourself."
Damon: "Because I want you to."
Jeremy: "Damon, no!"
Then raised the knife ready to stab herself.
Jeremy: "Damon, make her stop!" (Brooke suddenly made her move to stab herself) "DAMON!!"
Before the knife touched her, Damon quickly held her hands and stopped her before she actually stabbed herself.
Damon: "Okay, okay. Give me this." (took the knife from Brooke and looked at Jeremy) "Vervain free." (Jeremy looked away with utter annoyance. Damon looked into Brooke's eyes and compelled her) "Forget everything Jeremy told you today. Sam died, it was a tragic accident. That's all you know. Now go home, and forget you were here."
Brooke unexpectedly calmly nodded and went out of the house. After her Damon closed the door.
Jeremy: (with annoyance) "What if she hurt herself, Damon?"
Damon: "I would've healed her. Lighten up, junior!" (Jeremy shook his head with annoyance as Damon went to the living room) "Okay, I'm here. What happened?"
Elena: (after Damon sat) "I want you to make me remember."
Damon: (looked at Stefan) "You knew about this?" (Stefan shook his head, meaning "no". Damon looked at Elena) "Not gonna happen."
Elena: "Why not?"
Damon: "Do you remember what happened the last time I gave you one year? You were almost losing your mind!"
Elena: "Well, give me some credits, it was a crazy year. I lost my adoptive parents, my birth parents, aunt Jenna died, I learned that I'm adopted, I found out about vampires, werewolves and every other supernatural species that are lined up to kill me. I died!"
Stefan, Damon and Jeremy looked at each other. Meanwhile June walked downstairs and sat on the stairs while on the half way, secretly listening to what is happening.
Damon: "Fine, let's give you one more year and see what happens."
Damon: "No what?"
Elena: "I want all of it!"
Everyone, including June, were shocked upon hearing this.
Jeremy: "Elena, what're you doing?"
Damon: "A.. Are you insane? You don't even know if you can handle one more year, you want seventeen of them?"
Elena: "I do."
Damon: "Forget it. One year or nothing."
Elena: "You don't understand, Damon."
Damon: "What do I not understand?"
Elena: "Listen, I thought too much about this. And realized that I've handled the worst. Seriously, what can possibly be in a sixteen year old girl's life that I can't handle after the last year? Probably the biggest highlight of my life at the time was how I lost my virginity to Matt."
Damon: "God! Elena!"
Elena: "See? This is what I'm talking about. I don't care about anything, I'm not me anymore. I'm not the person who my parents raised me to be. I don't know what to feel, and I have this emptiness inside me all the time. I'm pushing away people, Caroline won't even talk to me. I wanna be Elena again. The girl that everyone loves, and the girl who loves everyone." (looked at Jeremy) "I wanna be that person who everyone risked their lives for." (looked at Damon) "So I want all of it."
Damon: (he understood why Elena wanted this, but he was too skeptical) "What do you say, brother?"
Stefan: "I don't know, Damon. It's too risky."
Elena: "I'm taking that risk. Give me my life back."
Upon hearing this June felt very bad because of how she treated to Elena. She was clearly accusing herself for her lack of understanding Elena's situation, and she even made Elena blame herself.
Damon finally made up his mind. If this is what Elena wanted, he had no right to take it away from her. He came closer to her, and focused on her eyes. Then compelled Elena to remember everything.
Trivia & NotesEdit
- It is revealed that Inari has a weakness for hybrid/werewolf bite.