ONE YEAR AGO
[Emerald Coast, Florida]
(Mason in in a bar)
Mason: Alright, Carlos. It's it for me.
(He pays and goes outside. A man follows him. Mason goes to his car. The man pushes him)
Mason: Hey Jimmy. Easy. Let’s get you home.
Jimmy: Screw you!
(He pushes him again)
Jimmy: I know about you and Marla.
Mason: What are you talking about? You’ve had too much to drink.
(Jimmy strangles him. Mason pushes him)
Mason: Dude! What’s up?! It’s me, Mason! I’m not messing with Marla. You know that!
(Jimmy punches Mason in the face)
Mason: You don’t want to do this buddy.
Jimmy: I’ll kill you!
(Jimmy throws Mason on the floor and kicks him in the stomach. Mason catches his arm and Pushes him. Then, he carries him and throws him on the floor. Jimmy’s head hit the floor very hard. He’s dead)
Mason: Jimmy? Jimmy?
Tyler: Wait, the guy died? You killed him?
Mason: He kept coming at me. He got in his head that I was sleeping with his girlfriend.
Tyler: Were you?
Mason: No. No. I wouldn’t do that, he was my friend. He was drunk and attacked me. It was self-defense.
Tyler: And it triggered the curse.
Mason: On every full moon, I lose control. If I don’t sedate myself and chain myself down, I’ll kill anything in my path. You have to be careful. All it takes is an accident, a car wreck. Any death at your hands and you’ll have a lifetime of this. You don’t want it Tyler, trust me.
Mason: Alright. Where is the moonstone? A deal is a deal. I answered your questions.
Tyler: Um, yeah, I’m not sure but I’m guessing it’s in here.
(He goes toward his father’s safe)
Tyler: My dad, he was very kooky about his hiding spots but I figured most of them out over the years.
(He opens the safe)
Tyler: It’s all yours.
(Mason looks inside the safe but the moonstone isn’t there)
Tyler: Are you gonna tell me what’s so important about this rock or what?
Mason: I told you, it’s just something I want. Sentimental value.
Tyler: Yeah, I’m not really buying that. Why do you really want it?
Mason: Do you know where it is or not?
Tyler: No, I figured it would be in here, man.
(Elena is in the bathroom. Jeremy is here too)
Jeremy: I can’t believe Tyler Lockwood is a werewolf.
Elena: We’re not sure about that yet. The only thing we know for sure is that Mason Lockwood is.
Jeremy: It should be enough easy for us to figure it out.
Elena: There is no us. I said that I wouldn’t keep things from you anymore. That doesn’t mean that I want you involved in it.
Jeremy: By definition of being in this family, I’m involved.
Elena: This is dangerous, Jeremy. You have to stay out of it, okay?
Jeremy: Alright. Just saying.
(He leaves. Elena opens her closet. When she closes it, Stefan is here)
Stefan: Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you.
(She closes the door and kisses him)
(They embrace each other)
Stefan: Are you ready for today?
Elena: No. I hate fighting with you, even if it’s fake.
Stefan: I know but if Katherine thinks that we are fighting, then she will think that she’s winning and it keeps her from following through with her threats.
Elena: Yeah. But it doesn’t make it any easier. Neither does knowing that Caroline will be there, reporting everything back to her.
Stefan: Hey, everything’s gonna be okay. Yes, we have to keep up this ruse for a little while but the best way to keep Katherine from hurting anybody, from hurting you.
Elena: Just promise me that she won’t get her way with us. We can fake a fight, we can pretend that her threats are tearing us apart but none of it is’s real, okay?
Stefan: Okay, how about this? Today, when we’re fighting, if I say “I can’t do this anymore, Elena”, what I'll really mean is that I love you.
Elena: And when I say, “Fine Stefan, whatever”, well that means I love you too.
(Liz is taking some boxes. Caroline arrives)
Caroline: Are you off today?
Liz: The historical society volunteer picnic is today. You’re the one who signed me up.
Caroline: I know. I just assumed you’d bale.
Liz: No. I’m gonna spend the whole day with my daughter.
Caroline: You’re gonna pretend to be a mother?
Liz: I’ll bring my gun if it gets rough. Come on, give me one day. I’ve been buried in work mode, I’ve barely seen you.
Caroline: Well be warned, I’m in a mood.
Liz: Goody for me. What was Elena doing here so late last night?
Caroline: Elena wasn’t… yes um… Elena was here. She just needed to talk. Her and Stefan are going through a rough patch.
Liz: Is everything okay with you?
Caroline: I’m fine.
Liz: It’s just lately you seem different.
Caroline: I’m not different, I’m fine.
Liz: I know you think I don’t notice these things but I do. What’s going on with you?
Caroline: You know there’s pretending to be a mother and then there’s reality. Let’s not push our luck, okay?
[Mystic Falls Public Park]
(It’s the Mystic Falls Historical Society Volunteer Day. Carol Lockwood is doing a speech)
Carol: This is all part of the historical society, continuing efforts to give back to the community. Thanks to the generous donation of the Fell family. We are now standing on the sight of our newest public park. Thank you to everyone who has shown up today to lend a helping hand. Thanks.
(Mason is removing boxes from his trunk. Stefan rejoins him.)
Mason: Stefan right? The other Salvatore.
Stefan: The nice one. The one offering an apology.
Mason: Not interested.
Stefan: Look, my brother acted impulsively.
Mason: You think?
Stefan: If you and Damon keep at each other throats, somebody innocent is going to get hurt and I don’t want that. You have family here so I can imagine you'd want that either. So what do you say we just quit the whole alpha male fighting thing and call a truce?
Mason: I made that same offer to your brother. He turned it down with a knife.
Stefan: He made a mistake. I’m here to make sure that neither one of you make another one.
Mason: Tell your brother to watch his back.
(Stefan catches Mason’s arm)
Stefan: Well, I’m guessing that he only has to worry about that during a full moon. Otherwise you’re not as strong, am I right? Or you would have kill Damon by now. There's one of you. There’s two of us. I think you’re the one that needs to watch his back.
Mason: If he comes at me…
Stefan: He won’t.
(They shake their hands and Mason leaves. Damon rejoins Stefan)
Damon: What are you doing?
Stefan: Negotiating peace on your behalf.
Damon: I don’t want peace.
Stefan: Consider it opposite day.
Damon: Stefan, please tell me you don’t seriously think a hand shake just solved our problem.
Stefan: No, actually I think that the first chance Mason Lockwood gets, he’s gonna drive a stake through your heart and then through mine, all because you took it upon yourself to try to kill him. So thank you, because we don’t have enough problems.
(Jeremy is at a table. He looks at Tyler. Sarah and Aimee are at the pool table. Sarah looks at Jeremy)
Sarah: When did Jeremy Gilbert get so cute?
Aimee: Oh no, stay away, that guy is damages goods.
(Jeremy joins Tyler at his table)
Jeremy: Hey man, how have you been?
Tyler: Since when?
Jeremy: I don’t know, I haven’t seen you much since your father's funeral. I just figured maybe you’d want…
Tyler: I’m fine, Gilbert
Jeremy: Yeah, okay.
(He starts to leaves)
Tyler: Wait, hold up. I’m sorry. Bad day, bad month. Listen, you were cool that day, at the wake. Thanks for that. I felt like kind of a freak show.
Jeremy: Yeah, I know the feeling well. What are you doing here?
Tyler: Distracting myself.
(Aimee and Sarah rejoin them)
Aimee: Hey, thanks for the text. Where too?
Tyler: My place. My mom is gone all day. Empty house, full stocked bar…
(He looks at Jeremy)
Tyler: You in?
Jeremy: Yeah. Yeah, I’m in
Aimee: Let’s do it
[Mystic Falls’ public park]
(Mason is helping Liz)
Liz: Oh thanks Mason
Mason: Hey Sheriff, you’ve got a second?
Liz: I’m out of uniform. Let’s go with Liz.
Mason: Alright Liz. I was hoping to talk to you about the council.
Liz: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Mason: I know you and the others founding families have a secret council.
Liz: If that were true then you’d know it’s a secret and isn’t discuss with non-council members.
Mason: I know I rejected all that but it’s only because I wanted a life outside of this town, not because I was a non-believer. Look, I know vampires exist and you have two of them living right under your nose.
Liz: Who would they be?
Mason: Damon and Stefan Salvatore.
Liz: That’s impossible. I know Damon Salvatore. Do you know what he’s done for this town?
Mason: I know it’s a lot to digest.
Liz: No. I watched him kill vampires. He’s an ally; he’s part of the council.
Mason: Think about it. When did the vampire attacks begin? When Damon and Stefan Salvatore moved to town?
Liz: They walk in the sun, Mason.
Mason: They’ve evolved. It’s not 1864. They figured it out, Liz.
Liz: No. Damon Salvatore is my friend.
Mason: What if I can prove it to you?
(They look at Stefan and Damon.)
(Elena and Caroline are talking, while painting a veranda.)
Caroline: So suddenly, she’s in the running for mother of the year just when I’m trying to avoid her the most. I’m babbling, you don’t want to hear all this.
Elena: Oh, no, sorry. Then what happened?
Caroline: Well, I was a bitch which is part of the course with us. So, how are things with you and Stefan? Anything?
Elena: No, not since the fight. He’s been pushing me away because he thinks that Katherine might get jealous enough to hurt me. I just don’t know how to change his mind.
Caroline: You said that Katherine’s dangerous. Maybe he’s got a point.
Elena: Yeah, I know that she’s dangerous and I know that he’s just trying to protect me but it feels like giving up and I just…
Caroline: Just what?
Elena: I just thought that we were stronger than that.
(Damon rejoins Liz)
Damon: Hey, I saw you with Mason earlier. What was that about?
Liz: I just asked him to help with the cleanup in the woods.
Damon: That’s why I’m here for, put me to work. Should I go help him?
Liz: Oh no. You know, he’s… I’m sure he’s fine.
Damon: Are you okay, Liz? You seem really upset.
Liz: It’s Caroline. We had a moment.
Damon: Is there anything I can do?
Liz: No, Damon. Thank you. It’s just horrible parental skills paying off in spades.
(Elena is painting a wall. She looks at Stefan. He looks at her. Caroline is looking at them)
Caroline: Oh, oh. Longing looks are being exchanged.
Elena: I’m gonna go talk to him.
Caroline: No, Elena. I think it’s a bad idea.
(Elena leaves and Damon rejoins Caroline)
Damon: What’s her problem?
Caroline: Don’t worry about it.
Damon: Why are you being such a bitch to your mom?
Caroline: Don’t worry about it.
(Elena rejoins Stefan)
Elena: Do you still care about Katherine?
Stefan: Don’t do this. Please don’t turn this into something that it’s not.
Elena: So this is not for discussion. That’s what you’re saying?
(Damon and Caroline are listening to them)
Stefan: No, I’m saying that this isn't up for discussion right now because we have ears on us.
(They look at Damon and Caroline. They both pretend that they’re not listening)
Elena: Okay, when?
Stefan: I don’t know
Elena: I saw her Stefan. It’s like we are the same person. How could you hate her and be in love with me?
Stefan: You’re reaching. I’m not… I’m not Damon.
Elena: How about we don’t bring Damon into this right now?
Stefan: You know, I can’t… I can’t do this anymore, Elena.
Elena: Fine, Stefan. Whatever.
(Elena leaves. Damon is still with Caroline)
Damon: Relationships are about communication.
(Aimee and Sarah are dancing. Tyler and Jeremy are drinking. Aimee rejoins Tyler)
Aimee: Where is mine?
Tyler: Have at it.
(They go toward the bar)
Aimee: Thanks for having us over. I think Sarah's got a thing for Jeremy.
Tyler: Well, good for Sarah.
Aimee: Look, I’m really embarrassed about slutting it up with you that day at the swimming hole. I’m really not like that, I promise you.
Tyler: You don’t need to apologize.
Tyler: Yeah, sure.
(Sarah takes Jeremy’s notebook)
Sarah: Can I see?
Jeremy: No, no. No way.
Aimee: I want to see.
Tyler: Yeah, let’s see. What’s Van Gogh got going on?
Jeremy: Okay, yeah. Check it out.
(She looks at Jeremy’s drawings)
Sarah: Scary demon wolf thing.
(Tyler seems uncomfortable. Jeremy looks at him)
Tyler: What’s this about?
(He takes the notebook and looks at the drawings)
Jeremy: Just some sketches. You still draw, Tyler?
Tyler: A little, but not much. You know, I’ve got something I’m actually working on. Come on, I’ll show you
Jeremy: Yeah. Okay, sure
(They go in the office)
Tyler: It’s on the desk
(Jeremy looks on the desk but there’s nothing. Tyler closes the door)
Jeremy: I don't really see anything.
(Tyler rushes over him, pushes him against the wall and strangles him)
Tyler: What were those pictures about?
Jeremy: I can’t breathe.
Tyler: Answer me! Why? Why wolf pictures?
Jeremy: Because… because I know.
Tyler: You know what? You know what Jeremy?!
Jeremy: I know what you are.
[Mystic Falls’ public park]
(Mason’s drinking lemonade. Damon rejoins him)
Damon: Hello, Mason. Working hard?
Mason: Doing my part
Damon: I heard you talked to Stefan
Mason: Nice guy.
Damon: Yeah, a lot nicer than me.
Mason: Nice is overrated
Damon: That’s what I think.
Mason: You have a good day, Damon.
(He leaves. Stefan arrives)
Stefan: Please tell me that you were just bonding.
Damon: So what’s up this faux drama in your relationship?
Stefan: What are you talking about?
Damon: Oh come on, Stefan. You and Elena don’t fight, especially not over me.
Stefan: Drop it, Damon.
Damon: With pleasure.
Little Girl: Would you like some lemonade?
Damon: Thank you, sweetie.
(Damon drinks lemonade but spits it out. Liz looks at him.)
Stefan: What’s wrong?
Damon: Vervain. Vervain.
(Elena is alone. Caroline rejoins her)
Caroline: You okay?
Caroline: You know, maybe it’s for the best.
Elena: It’s not for the best, Caroline. None of this is for the best. I’m sorry, okay? I… I don’t mean to take it out on you. You’re just being a good friend.
Caroline: No. I’m not. I’m not being a good friend at all.
(She sees her mom on the phone, leaving the park)
Caroline: Is she leaving? Where is my mom going?
(Liz is on the phone)
Liz: Look, I can’t talk here. Just get Jesse and meet me down the hill at the entrance. And bring a… yes we need it.
Caroline: What’s wrong?
Liz: Nothing. I just have something…
Caroline: You mean work? You’ve surprised me. You last longer than 5 minutes.
Liz: It’s important
Caroline: It always is
Liz: I’m sorry.
(She leaves. Elena rejoins Caroline)
Elena: What’s going on?
Caroline: I don’t know. Something’s up.
(Damon is drinking water. He’s very angry.)
Damon: I’m gonna kill him.
Stefan: Listen to me! Sit! Sit!
Damon: I’m not listening anymore of your “give peace a chance” crap. He’s dead!
Stefan: Okay. I don’t like it. He’s making threats. He could expose us. We need to put him down
Damon: Alright. Let’s do it.
(He sees Mason going into the woods)
Damon: Woods. Trash duty. Come on
(Caroline and Elena are going into the woods)
Elena: Where are you going? What’s going on?
Caroline: I need to be able to hear better.
Elena: Hear what?
Caroline: Something’s wrong, Elena.
(Mason is in the woods. Stefan and Damon arrive)
Damon: Don’t look so surprised. You knew this was inevitable. Go ahead, run. I'll give you a head start.
(Mason bends down. Damon and Stefan are shot)
(Caroline has heard everything)
Caroline: Oh god.
Elena: What is it?
Caroline: Stefan and Damon.
(Stefan and Damon are on the floor. Liz and some of her deputies arrive)
Liz: Thank you, Mason
(She injects Damon and Stefan with vervain)
Tyler: How do you know about all this?
Jeremy: My uncle John left this old diary lying around. It was written by a crazy Gilbert ancestor who wrote about this curse that ran in your family.
Tyler: A curse about what?
Jeremy: Werewolves. It’s crazy, right? But then, Matt was attacked by a wolf under a full moon and your uncle had just gotten back to town. It was too weird. Is it true?
Tyler: About my uncle? Yeah.
Jeremy: Bu you… you’re not…
Tyler: A wolf? I’m sorry, werewolf? No. I mean, not yet. Just saying that out loud, I sound insane.
Jeremy: I don’t think so but then again, I always did believe in the crazy stuff.
Tyler: According to my uncle, you have to trigger the curse. Somebody has to die at your hands, like a murder or an accident. I basically have to cause death and then boom: next full moon I’m howling on all fours.
Jeremy: Is that why he came back? To tell you all this?
Tyler: Yeah, right. He had to tell me. I caught him. He’s not here for me.
(He takes the moonstone from his pocket and shows it to Jeremy)
Tyler: He’s here for this.
(Liz, Mason and the deputies are going into the Lockwood’s old estate ruins. The deputies are carrying Stefan and Damon)
Mason: It’s down the stairs to the left.
Liz: Careful. The wooden bullets and vervain won’t keep them down for long. What is this place?
Mason: Old slave quarters from the original Lockwood house.
(They are in the ruins)
Liz: Thank you, Mason. I appreciate all you’ve done. We got it from here.
Mason: You’re gonna kill them, right?
Liz: Yes. That’s why you should go. Here it’s the council, not the law. You can’t be a party to this. It’s for your own protection.
Mason: Liz, I don’t care about…
Liz: I do and I’m not asking. Goodbye Mason.
Mason: Don’t take any chances.
(Caroline and Elena are in the woods looking for Liz, Damon and Stefan but suddenly Caroline stops)
Elena: What is it?
Caroline: They’ve been here.
(She bends down and looks at a plant. There’s blood on it)
Mason: What are you two doing out here?
Elena: Have you seen Stefan?
Mason: Yeah Elena, I’ve seen him. Seen Damon too.
Elena: Where are they?
Mason: You don’t need me for that. I'll let your friend here sniff them out.
(He looks at Caroline)
Mason: Does your mother know what you are? I’m happy to tell her.
(She goes toward him but he catches Elena and strangles her from behind)
Mason: Don’t be stupid! Necks snap easy around here.
Caroline: I can take you
Mason: Wanna bet?
Caroline: Yeah. I do.
(She rushes over him. Catches him and pushes him against a tree)
Caroline: I told you
(She kicks him in the leg, throws him on the floor and kicks him on the stomach with strength. He’s thrown against the tree and falls on the floor)
Caroline: Come on
(Damon wakes up. Liz shoots him in the leg.)
Liz: This is how it’s gonna work. Answer me and you don’t get shot, understand? How many of you are there?
Damon: Liz, please.
(She shoots him again. He screams)
Liz: How did you fool us? How do you walk in the sun?
(He doesn’t answer. She shoots Stefan.)
Liz: I will drag this out painfully.
Damon: But you’re my friend.
Liz: Our friendship was a lie. Answer me and I’ll kill you fast.
(Elena and Caroline arrive at the ruins)
Elena: What is that?
(Caroline hears her mother telling her deputies to kill Stefan and Damon)
Elena: Caroline. Caroline, what is it?
Caroline: My mom. She’s killing them.
Elena: What?! We have to stop her!
Caroline: No, I can’t. Elena, she’s gonna find out about me. Elena!
(Elena goes into the ruins)
(Liz is still in the ruins)
Liz: Let’s do this. Each with a stake in the heart, then burn them both. Check it out.
(They hear someone. One of the deputies is going to check it out. Elena hits him with a plank and then goes into the cell)
Liz: Elena! What are you doing?
Elena: You can’t kill them. I’m not gonna let you.
(They hear a noise. The door closes by itself.)
Deputy: What was that?
Liz: Who else is with you?
(Caroline is here. She kills one of the deputies and then punches the other one)
Caroline: Hi mom.
(Damon and Stefan are now awake. Damon is feeding on one of the deputies and then he checks on Stefan. Elena is sitting with Stefan.)
Damon: You need to drink some deputy blood.
Stefan: No. I’m gonna be fine. It’s just gonna take a little bit longer.
Caroline: Damon’s right you know. If there's ever time to break your diet…
Elena: He said he didn’t want it, okay?
Damon: This is a most unfortunate situation. Two deputies dead and you.
(He looks at Liz)
Damon: What am I gonna do with you?
Caroline: You won’t tell anyone, will you? Mom? Mom? Please. Look, I know that we don’t get along and that you hate me but I’m your daughter and you’ll do this for me, right? Mom, please. He will kill you.
Liz: Then kill me.
Liz: I can’t take this. Kill me now.
Damon: But you were gonna drag it out so painfully.
(He catches her)
Caroline: No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
Stefan: Damon, don’t!
Elena: Damon, please!
Damon: Relax guys. No one is killing anybody.
(He looks at Liz)
Damon: You’re my friend
(He looks at the deputies)
Damon: We've got to clean this up.
(Jeremy is looking at the moonstone)
Jeremy: What is it?
Tyler: It’s a moonstone. I looked it up online. It’s a natural rock but there supposed to have all sorts of supernatural legends attached to them.
Jeremy: Why didn’t you give it to him?
Tyler: Because he wants it. I’m a dick that way. It’s important to him for some reason but I don’t trust the guy so I’m not just gonna hand it to him.
(Aimee and Sarah arrive)
Sarah: Found you!
Aimee: Hey, you guys are missing all the drinking.
Sarah: Oh, I’m sorry. Were you two having a moment?
Tyler: No, we’re good.
Sarah: Hey, hey, what is that?
Tyler: It's... woah, hey.
(She takes the moonstone)
Tyler: Okay, let’s not play with the rock.
Aimee: Well, come and get it
Tyler: Look, I’ll play along for a little bit but seriously, give it back
Sarah: Lookie here
(Sarah has the stone)
Sarah: Snooze, you lose
(She runs, he goes after her)
Tyler: You’re lucky. You’re cute when you’re drunk.
Sarah: I want Jeremy to come get it.
Tyler: Give me a break.
Aimee: Sarah, don’t be a bad drunk.
Sarah: Jeremy, come upstairs with me. See how a bad drunk I can be.
Jeremy: I’m good, thanks
(Tyler goes on the stairs and tries to takes the moonstone from Sarah’s hands. He takes it and she falls and hits her head on the floor)
Aimee: Sarah, oh my god!
Tyler: She fell!
Aimee: She’s not moving. Oh my god.
(Sarah opens her eyes and laughs)
Sarah: I fooled you.
Aimee: Oh my god.
Sarah: You pushed me down the stairs!
Jeremy: Look, he didn’t mean it okay? You got her?
(She gets up and leaves with Aimee)
(Caroline arrives with a luggage)
Caroline: Hey, sorry that took forever. I just didn’t know how long my mom was gonna be here.
Elena: Damon says it’ll take 3 days’ tops for the vervain to leave her system. Maybe even sooner.
(Stefan rejoins the girls)
Caroline: Hey! You get some bunny in you?
Stefan: Yeah, I’m feeling much better, thank you.
(Damon in in a cell, in the basement. Liz is on the phone)
Liz: A stomach bug. Yeah, it came on fast. I’ll definitely be out tomorrow.
(She looks at Damon)
Liz: Or longer. I’ll text you. Yeah. Good night
(She hangs up and gives the phone to Damon)
Damon: Thank you. It’s not exactly the Ritz, but it’s secure. Brought you a good thread count. And once the vervain is worked out of your system, I will compel you, you will forget everything and you will be a free woman.
(Caroline, Stefan and Elena arrive at the cell and listen do the conversation)
Liz: Can you keep Caroline far away from me please? I don’t want to see her.
Damon: She’s your daughter, Liz.
Liz: Not anymore. My daughter’s gone.
Damon: You have no idea how wrong you are about that.
(He looks at Caroline. She leaves, Elena follows her. Stefan sees the fridge and opens it. He takes a blood pouch and looks at it. Elena arrives)
Elena: Stefan, I think that we should… what are you doing?
Stefan: Katherine took a little vervain every day and built up a tolerance to it.. I could do the same with blood. I could learn to control myself on it
Elena: But you can’t, Stefan. You don’t have to.
Stefan: I almost died tonight, Elena. Because I was too weak.
Elena: But the last time that you drank human blood…
Stefan: I told you I’ll find a way to stop Katherine, didn’t I? Well this is it, this is the only way because she’s stronger than me. And unless I change this, I can’t protect you.
Elena: Can we talk about this later?
Stefan: He can hear us wherever we are, because he drinks this. This is the only thing that can help me!
Elena: Are you serious? Are you pretending to fight? Because I can’t tell if…
Stefan: No, this is real. No more pretend.
(She looks at him and leaves)
(Caroline is alone in the living room. Elena rejoins her)
Elena: You want me to take you home?
Caroline: I can’t go home.
Elena: Why not?
Caroline: Because I’m scared.
Elena: Why are you scared? Caroline, you can talk to me.
Caroline: Katherine’s gonna be there and she’s gonna want me to tell her everything that happened today. She told me I had to spy on you and report back to her.
Elena: I know and I’ve been so mad at you. But then, I tried to put myself in your position so that I could understand why you would do this to me and to Stefan because he’s been such a friend to you. Who did she threaten?
Caroline: Matt, she threatened Matt and I’m so scared of her Elena! I am so scared of her.
Elena: And you should be. Caroline, we all should be.
Caroline: Why is she doing this? What does she want?
Elena: That’s the million dollar question.
(She embraces Caroline)
(Mason is leaving a message to Liz)
Mason: Hey Sheriff, its Mason Lockwood. I just want to make sure everything went okay today. I didn’t see you later and… give me a call will you?
(He hangs up. Tyler arrives)
Tyler: I almost killed a girl today.
Tyler: It was an accident. I was being stupid. She’s okay though but there I was and just for a moment, for a split second, I hoped she would die. Look, whatever this is inside me, I don’t want any part of it. I don’t ever want to feel that way again, I won’t, I can’t.
Mason: I know.
(Tyler gives him the moonstone)
Mason: Thank you.
(Elena tucks a blanket around Caroline. She gets up and walks to the door. Damon intercepts her.)
Elena: Caroline is sleeping on the couch.
Damon: I heard and you?
Elena: I’m going home. (She goes to the door, but stops.) What you did for Caroline’s mom, that’s the Damon who was my friend. (She opens the door to leave.)
Damon: Hey, Stefan didn’t drink the people blood, if you were curious, but he needs to and deep down you know that.
(Stefan is in the Salvatore’s library. Elena rejoins him)
Stefan: You can come in.
Elena: Do you really think that you can control it?
Stefan: I don’t know but if I don’t try…
Elena: So a little bit every day?
Stefan: Yeah, just a few drops of blood in my system. I think it's worth trying.
Elena: So do I, but I don’t want you to do it alone.
(She takes a paper-knife)
Stefan: What are you doing?
(She cuts her hand.)
Elena: It’s you and me, Stefan. Always.
(He drinks her blood. His face changes. She kisses him. His face becomes normal again. They kiss again.)
(Mason is in the woods. A car is waiting for him. He goes in the car. Katherine is in the car)
Katherine: I’ve been waiting
ONE YEAR AGO
[Emerald Coast, Florida]
(Mason’s eyes are yellow. Katherine arrives)
Katherine: Mason? What happened?
Mason: Jimmy attacked me.
Katherine: What? Why?
Mason: He said that I hit on Marla.
Katherine: Why would he think that?
(She embraces him)
Mason: He’s dead. I killed him.
(She looks at Jimmy’s body and smiles)
Katherine: Everything’s gonna be okay.
(Mason tries to kiss Katherine but she pushes him away.)
Katherine: What was that stunt today that you pulled with Damon and Stefan Salvatore?
Mason: I thought you would be happy about that.
Katherine: I told you to stay away from them.
Mason: Why do you even care?
Katherine: I don’t want you to get distracted. I need you to find the moonstone.
Katherine: You got it?
Mason: I got it.