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[ A memorial service for Carol Lockwood in the gym of the high school ]

Liz: Carol Lockwood always said that togetherness in times of tragedy, leads to healing. That one community is stronger than a thousand of its members, but how does a community stay strong after losing its leader? And Carol was so much more than a leader; she was an open minded friend and a concerned mother taken from us too soon by a terrible accident

[ Camera focuses on Tyler ]

Tyler: Screw this.

Caroline: What? Tyler? Tyler?

[ Tyler stands up and leaves the gym ]

Liz: Please join me in observing a minute silence in her memory

[ Everyone puts their heads down for the minute of silence. Elena looks over to the otherside of the gym and sees Rebekah. She closes her eyes and looks over again, but finds Rebekah isn't there anymore ]

Bonnie: Are you okay?

Elena: Be right back.

[ Elena stands up and leaves the gym ]

Liz: Thank you so much. In the wake of this tragedy, the town has selected an intern mayor. Many of you may already know him. Please welcome Mr. Rudy Hopkins.

Rudy: Thank you so much Sheriff, Carol Lockwood put this town first....


[ Elena is walking down the hallway and stops when she hears someone crying, she turns around the corner and finds April ]

Elena: April, what's wrong?

April: Nothing I'm fine.

Elena: But you're crying?

April: It's just the whole mayor thing, you know. It's bringing stuff up about my dad.

[ Elena nods ]

April: And I know you're a vampire.

[ Elena looks shocked ]

Elena: Wait, what?

[ Rebekah comes out of nowhere and snaps Elena's neck ]

April: Was that necessary?

Rebekah: No, but it was fun.

[ Rebekah smiles ]


[ All the students are coming out of the gym. Caroline is walking through the crowd talking on her phone ]

Caroline: Hey you just missed the mandatory school assembly.

Stefan: Well, that's because I'm at a mandatory all day drinking party

Caroline: Seriously? You decided to go on a ripper bender now?

Stefan: My brother slept with Elena. It kinda puts a damper on things.

Caroline: First of all, you weren't supposed to know that, and second of all, Tyler is already spiraling, and he gets top priority.

Stefan: His mother just died. What do you expect?

Caroline: I'm his girlfriend. I expect him to talk to me. Instead, he's all angry, and it doesn't help that everyone keeps referring to his mother's death as an accident which is just a really polite way in saying she was drunk.

Stefan: You think Klaus killed her?

Caroline: Hmm, I don't think she drowned in her martini glass. Just, get it together. I can't do it alone.

[ Caroline hangs up ]


[ Elena is leaning against a bookshelf, she looks around and then gets up. April walks in ]

April: The assembly is over.

Elena: What the hell is going on?

April: The school will be empty soon...How many times did you compel me?

[ Elena looks at her ]

April: Don't...don't lie. Rebekah says you lie.

Elena: Rebekah isn't who you think she is, April.

April: What? She's not a thousand year old original vampire?

Elena: Listen, we can figure this out, but we have to get out of here.

[ Elena pulls April with her, they turn a corner and Rebekah is standing there ]

Rebekah: Sorry, not allowed.

[ Rebekah walks up to Elena, she compels her ]

Rebekah: Why don't you take a seat? The rest of the class will be here shortly.


[ Matt is helping Jeremy to train, Damon is out of the board walk on his phone, his listening to his voice mail ]

Elena: Hey, it's me. Look, I know why you sent me away. You think what I'm feeling for you is because of the sire bond. But I hate not being near you.

[ Damon stops the voice mail and walks towards Jeremy and Matt ]

Jeremy: All right, go ahead-make a move.

Matt: I drove up here to be your wingman, not kick your ass.

[ Jeremy flips Matt over ]

Matt: Okay I get it, I get it. You're a badass.

Jeremy: Did you see that?

Damon: You couldn't miss it. It was is in slow motion

Jeremy: Then, teach me something useful. We've been here for days, and so far, all you've done is bark orders.

[ Damon looks at Jeremy ]

Damon: Okay.

[ He grabs on the stakes that are on the table, he throws it to Jeremy ]

Damon: Take a seat at the bench, quaterback. Kid wants a shot at the title.

Matt: Jeremy, you're not ready for this.

[ Jeremy runs towards Damon. Damon grabs Jeremy by the arm and grabs his neck ]

Damon: Now, all I have to do is apply a little pressure in your jaw.

[ A pizza car drives up ]

Damon: Really? Again?

[ Jeremy taps Damon's arm to let him go ]

Pizza Girl: Double pepperoni three days in a row. You guys eat anything else?

[ Damon comes up behind her ]

Damon: Why? Are you offering? 

[ Damon takes the pizza and gives her money ]

Damon: That's something extra to cut off the pizza pipeline for a couple a days. No matter how much they beg, don't come back.

[ The girl leaves ]

Pizza Girl: Sorry, guys.

Jeremy: What? You're going to starve us now?

Damon: If that's what it takes to make you into a hunter. Now, run around the lake..twice

[ Looks at Matt ]

Damon: Keep him company.

Matt: I don't have to listen to you.

Damon: You do if you want to eat.

[ Matt takes off running. Damon listens to the end of the voice message from Elena ]

Elena: Being near you, and I miss you, Damon. I wish you would just let me come to you.


[ Stefan is there, and his phone rings, he looks at his phone and it says Unknown Caller ]

Stefan: What!?

Rebekah: Guess who, i'm back dagger free and i'm holding Elena hostage at the high school, just thought you should know

Stefan: Who the hell is dumb enough to pull that dagger out of you?

Rebekah: I'll be asking the questions today, see you soon

[ Rebekah hangs up, Stefan drinks what's left of his drink and calls Caroline ]

Caroline: I'm only ready to talk to you if you ready to join civilisation

Stefan: How would you like to drive the white oak stake through Rebekah's heart?

Caroline: If it means that you're not drinking your way at the mystic grill,  sure

[ Stefan walks out of Mystic Grill, and the camera pans onto Lizz and the new mayor ]

Liz: So first speech under your belt, now for the fun part. Welcome to the world of careful cover ups. The rule of Carol's death is head trama, that's the official autopsy

Rudy: She did not go gently did she? Any leads?

Lizz: We have ideas

Rudy: Let me guess sharp teeth and bad table manners

Lizz: You sure you want this? I mean six people were offered this job before you, they all said no for a reason

Rudy: I'm saying yes for a reason, and my reason just walked in

[ Bonnie walks in ]

Lizz: I'll let you know what we find 

Rudy: Thank you, sheriff.

[ Liz gets up ]

Bonnie: Hey, sheriff.

[ Bonnie sits down at the table ]

Bonnie: Hey, dad.

Rudy: Hey.

Bonnie: So far cry from being a pharmaceutical rep.

Rudy: I noticed a few of your friends missing from the assembly. So much for mandatory, I guess.

Bonnie: Dad, stop. You can't come in here and start making rules.

Rudy: Ehh, I think this town could use a few more rules.

Bonnie: You're forgetting that I can help protect the town.

Rudy: I'm well aware of your gifts, Bonnie. But don't forget I'm your father. That means that I get to protect you.


[ Caroline is walking down the hallway with the white oak stake in her hand, she looks in a classroom for Rebekah. She texts Stefan, she hears a noise and turns around. Stefan is walking along another hallway and get her text. He looks in another classroom, he hears a noise and looks towards the end of the hallway and texts Caroline but is interrupted when Rebekah shows up ]

Rebekah: Hello Stefan

[ He puts his phone in his pocket ]

Stefan: I'm here what do you want?

Rebekah: The same thing i wanted when you helped Niklaus dagger me

Stefan: The cure?

[ Rebekah pushes him against the lockers, Stefan grabs her and pushes her against the lockers ]

Rebekah: I hope you're not waiting for Caroline to show up and stake me? 

[ She shows him the stake ]

Rebekah: Because i already found her


[ Rebekah walks in with Stefan ]

Elena: Stefan

[ Elena gets up ]

Rebekah: Did i say you could move?

[ Elena sets back down ]

Rebekah: Class is in session. You've all been compelled; you know the rules. Answer my questions honestly, no disobedience, no one leaves. April, my sweet, take notes. This is how you get answers in this town. Let's start with a little quiz. In the year 1114, my brother learnt, thanks to yours truly, about a brotherhood of vampire hunters with tattoos that grew with each kill. Theses tattoos revealed what, Elena?

Elena: A map

Rebekah: Which lead to what Caroline?

Caroline: The cure for vampirism

Rebekah: Perfect, so were all caught up. Stefan Salvatore, the last time we saw each other, you had a vampire hunter, but in order to decode the map, you needed the location of the hunters sword which you got out of me using some very dirty tricks. Assuming you found the sword, you also found the cure, and yet, you're all still vampires which means something went wrong.

[ Rebeakh looks at April ]

Rebekah: What are you doing?

April: You asked me to take notes

Rebekah: I wasn't being literal darling. But now that you metioned a flow chart would be nice, which means index cards and push pens go fetch

[ April leaves the rooms ]

Stefan: You're wasting your time. We don't know anything

Rebekah: So you just gave up? I thought you would do anything to save Elena? Even if it meant taking the cure yourself, so you can grow old and die with her?

[ Elena looks at Stefan with a shock look on her face ]

Rebekah: Why do you look so surprised?

[ No one answers ]

Rebekah: I'm missing something. What is it?

Caroline: They broke up, okay!

[ Rebekah smiles ]

Caroline: Now let us go

Rebekah: Broke up? Wait i'm confused I thought Elena was your epic love Stefan?

[ Rebekah sets down in Aprils chair and she looks at Stefan ]

Rebekah: I asked you what happened. You have to tell me.

Stefan: She slept with Damon.

[ Elena looks at Stefan and then she looks at Caroline ]


[ Jeremy is putting wodden bullets in a gun. He hands the gun to Damon. ]

Damon: Good. [ takes the wodden bullets out ] Now, do it like your life depends on it which it does.

Jeremy: Don't act like you care about my life. You care about the hunters mark and curing Elena so she isn't sired to your ass.

Damon: Both require you to be alive. Which is why I updated our relationship status to 'it's complicated.' Have you talked to her at all, Elena?

Jeremy: Maybe. Why? Running out of voice mails to listen to?

Klaus: I'm sorry. Did I interrupt play time?

[ Klaus appears ]

Jeremy: What the hell are you doing here?

Klaus: I'm simply appreciating the sites and smells of nature-neither of which presently include the smell of rotting vampire flesh, so i'm a bit concerned. How many vampires has he killed?

Damon: If we throw Jeremy out in the real world right now, he's chum.

Klaus: Yeah, see that's not a number. Twelve! That's a number. That's how many of my hybrids I slaughtered with my sword. Three. That's how many days it took to quil the urge to kill your brother after he knowingly watched as I walked into a death trap. One. That's the number of purposes you serve. You are here to grow Jeremy's mark so I'll ask again, how many vampires has he killed since he's been here?

Damon: Zero

[ Klaus smirks ]

Klaus: That's a pity. I'm going to need that cure sonner rather than later. Hybrid shorted and all. How can I help?

[ Damon picks up the gun ]

Damon: You know, now that you mentioned it, Jeremy, watch and learn.

[ He shoots Klaus with wooden bullets ]

Damon: That's for Carol Lockwood.


Rebekah: So vampire Elena is a trollop who likes bad boys, and that explains why Stefan reeks of alcohol. But what it doesn't explain is why sweet, loving, innocent Elena could be so heartless towards Stefan.

[ Elena looks at Stefan ]

Rebekah: How could she hurt you like that? Answer please.

Stefan: She didn't know it at the time, but she was sired to Damon.

Rebekah: The sire bond. That's fascinating. [ sits down in the chair ] And what do you think about that, Elena?

Elena: I think you're sad and bored and in desperate need of a hobby.

[ Rebekah compels Elena ]

Rebekah: You're hiding something. Fess up.

Elena: I didn't sleep with Damon because of the sire bond. I slept with Damon because I'm in love with him.

[ Stefan looks up and at Elena. He seems visibly hurt by what she said. Elena looks shocked at what she said. ]

Caroline: What does any of this have to do with the stupid cure?

Rebekah: You're right. We got off the point. Stefan, how do I find the cure? Unless, you'd rather talk about Damon and Elena all day.

Stefan: There's a professor. He knows where the cure is.

Rebekah: Thank you, and um, where do I find this professor?


Bonnie: So now, I'm gifted? He hates my witch heritage. That's why he travels all the time; he can't handle it, and now suddenly, he wants to be a protective father? No, not like this. Come on, distract me.

[ Bonnie sits down in the chair ]

Bonnie: Isn't there like some sort of magic therapy that you haven't shown me yet?

Shane: Listen Bonnie i hate to tell you this- actually, I take that back. I'm proud to tell you this. You don't need my help anymore. In fact...

[ Shane pulls out a box from his draw he takes out a necklace ]

Shane: I was hoping to present this with a cupcake or something. Happy graduation.

[ He hands Bonnie the necklace ]

Bonnie: It's beautiful.

Shane: It's human bone.

Bonnie: Ohh.

Shane: Legend says it was worn by the 2000 year old witch, Quietschy, who drew on it for strength. Bonnie, you have come so far so fast. You trust my opinion. Your magic is exactly where it needs to be.

Bonnie: Does this mean that I have to go home now?

Shane: I've got a stack of papers that I have to grade by tomorrow.

Bonnie: I can take a hint.

[ Bonnie stands up ]

Bonnie: Thanks, Shane.

[ Bonnie leaves, she walks down the hallway and walks past Kol. She stops and suddenly remembers who that was ]

Bonnie: Oh My God,  Kol!

[ She rushes to Shane's office to find that he's not there ]


[ Tyler is sitting on the couch, his phone rings he gets up and sees that it's Caroline calling ]

Tyler: I told you I don't wanna talk.

Rebekah: I heard that you're keeping all that rage bottled up inside. Caroline's worried sick about you.

Tyler: Rebekah?

Rebekah: Hello Tyler, I heard my brother made a real mess of your life. Believe me, I can relate. You have my condolences. In fact, why don't you come down to the High School so you can accept them in person?

Tyler: And why would I do that?

Rebekah: Because I have your girlfriend. Maybe, you have a better shot saving her than you did your mother. Bye now.

[ She hangs up, Tyler seems angry by what she said; he throws his phone at the wall ]

[ Kol walks in ]

Kol: Sister.

[ Everyone looks ]

Kol: Look at this; you're even worse than Klaus.

Rebekah: Kol, finally. Did you bring what I asked for?

[ Kol shoves Shane into the libaray ]

Rebeakh: You must be Shane?


[ Damon is sharpening bullets ]

Damon: If you're here for pay back, go for it. Then, you would be stuck baby sitting the little hunter that could.

[ Klaus sits down ]

Klaus: You know if you adjust your angle a little bit, you'll find a shaper edge.

[ Damon looks at Klaus ]

Damon: I know how to widdle. Thanks. Now, I know why those hybrids hated you. You are annoying.

Klaus: Actually, I'm just perplexed as to why Jeremy hasn't killed any vampires.

Damon: Dawrinism, Klaus. He needs to know how to protect himself before we hunt down his first vampire nest.

Klaus: And here was I thinking you were the fun brother! Let's play a little game, shall we? Jeremy needs more victims, and there's a whole town just down the road with people waiting to be turned into vampires for the slaughter

Damon: You don't think that occurred to me Klaus?

Klaus: Tragedy is Damon it did occur to you, you just choose to ignore it. My guess it you did it to impress Elena somehow to honor her you will find a way to spare innocent lives and walk Jeremy down the moral high road.

[ Damon smiles ]

Klaus: That's why I already made the necessary corrections.

[ Damon looks at Klaus ]

Damon: What did you do?

[ The pizza girl shows up at the Gilbert Lake House. Matt walks in and opens the door ]

Matt: Don't tell me we ordered another pizza?

Pizza Girl: No, I'm just an idiot. I ran out of gas, and my phone is dead. You think I could use yours?

Matt: Yeah, come in. I'll run upstairs and grab my cell.

[ Matt goes upstaris; the girl tries to walk into the house, but cant ]

Pizza Girl: What the hell?

Jeremy: Hey, what are you doing here?

Pizza Girl: Car drama. Your friend just went to get his phone

Jeremy: Well, I'm just about to take a shower, but you're more than welcome to wait inside.

[ Jeremy leaves and she steps into the house looking surprised that she could ]

Pizza Girl: Thanks.


[ Kol, Rebekah shove Shane in a closet ]

Shane: Kol and Rebekah Mikaelson. Two members of the original vampire family. This is such a trip.

[ Rebekah trys to compel him ]

Rebekah: Where's the cure?

Shane: Compulsion wont work; it's a little trick i picked up in Tebit.

Rebekah: Right well, we're just going have to do this the old fashioned way.

[ Kol smiles ]

Rebekah: Beat him until he tells you where to find it

[ Rebekah walks out of the room leaving Kol and Shane there. Rebekah walks back to the libaray where Stefan, Elena and Caroline are ]

Rebekah: Still glued to your seats? Ahh, it's thick with tension in here. Let's spice things up a bit. Elena, truth or dare?

Stefan: We're done playing your stupid games, Rebekah.

Rebekah: Truth or Dare, Elena. You're compelled answer.

Elena: Dare.

Rebekah: I dare you to tell Stefan the truth about Damon.

Caroline: Seriously!? 

[ Rebeakh looks at Elena ]

Elena: Being with Damon makes me happy.

Rebekah: Makes you happy? Clowns make you happy, Elena. Dig a little deeper.

Elena: When i'm with him it feels unpredicable, like i'm free

Rebekah: And how do you feel when you're with Stefan?

Caroline: Stop

Rebekah: She can't shes compelled

Elena: Lately i feel like i'm a project, like i'm a problem that needs to be fixed. I think that i make him sad and i can't be with someone like that, because when he looks at me all he sees is a broken toy

[ Rebekah smiles but Stefan looks hurt by what Elena said ]

Rebekah: Do you still love Stefan?

Elena: Yes

Rebekah: Are you still in love with Stefan?

Elena: No

[ Elena looks like she wants to cry. Rebekah turns to Stefan ]

Rebekah: Did that hurt? Having someone you love drive a dagger through your heart?

Stefan: Go to hell!

Rebekah: Did. That. Hurt

Stefan: Yes.

Rebekah: Welcome to the last 900 years of my life.

[ Stefan looks at Rebekah. Suddenly Tyler runs through the door ]

Rebekah: Ahh, good you're here. It was just getting depressing.

Tyler: What the hell is going on?

Rebekah: Listen to the rules carefully. Stay in the building, no vamp running in the hallways

Caroline: Vamp running from what?

[ Rebekah looks Tyler in the eye and compels him ]

Rebekah: Turn

Elena: What?

Caroline: He can't he'll lose control

Rebekah: That's the point, I've exhausted all your knowledge. Now, I have the professor to help me find the cure. You're just competition. Whoever finds it first, gets to decide what to do with it use it. Share it, destroy it, save it. I want that to be me.

Tyler: But if I turn, I'll kill them.

Rebekah: Yes, you will. Turn.

[ Rebekah walks out ]


(Matt takes his phone, suddenly girl appears)

Girl: Did you find your phone?

[Matt returns and girl attacks him, Jeremy is coming in living room and he killed a girl, Damon sees them. Hunter's mark appears on Jeremy's hand]


[Bonnie enters in the class of laboraty, April is there]

April: Bonnie? How did you know everyone was here?

Bonnie: Who's everyone? I came to find Shane.

April: Did you do a GPS magic locator spell or something?

[Bonnie looks shocked.]

April: Rebekah told me that you were a witch.

Bonnie: Rebekah!?! What the hell is going on?

April: Rebekah has Stefan, Elena, and Caroline compelled. She's getting them to actually tell the truth for a change.

[Bonnie walks over to the counter.]

April: What?

Bonnie: Shane can't be comeplled. Okay? She'll probably torture him to find out what he knows.

[Bonnie is searching for something on the counter.]

April: What are you looking for?

Bonnie: I need salt.

April: I think I just saw some.

[April goes over to the shelf and pulls out a jar of salt. She openes the container, and Bonnie pours it into beakers.]

April: What are you doing?

Bonnie: If this pendant will connect me to Shane, then, and I can do a protection spell.

[April backs up, and Bonnie pulls out the necklace. Bonnie stares at it before clutching it against her chest. She closes her eyes, and moments later, the salt ignites a fire. April looks startled.]


Kol: Where is the cure!?!

[Kol shoves Shane's head into a sink, drowning him. Kol yanks Shane's head back up, and Shane gasps for air.]

Kol: [Calmer] Where is the cure?

[Shane is breathing heavily and doesn't reply. Rebekah walks in. Smirking, Kol drowns Shane again.]


[April beings to cough, and Bonnie stares at her.]


[Kol is still drowning Shane.]


[April is still badly coughing.]


[Kol yanks Shane up, and Shane is gasping for air.]

Rebekah: You're human. Why do you want it anyway?

Shane: [Gasping] That's the beauty of it. You can have it. I just want Silas.

[Kol holds Shane up by his shirt.]

Kol: No. What do you know about Silas?

Shane: He's the world's first immortal being who just happens to be imprisoned with the cure. I want to free him.

Kol: [Drowning Shane again] No!


[April continues coughing.]


[Shane is still shown being drowned by Kol.]


[April coughing worsens and Bonnie notices.]

Bonnie: April?


[Camera goes back to Shane drowning.]


[April grabs her throat, trying to breathe.]

Bonnie: What's happening?!?

[Bonnie rushes over to April.]


[Camera goes back to Shane drowning.]


[Water pours from April's mouth. They flash between the two scenes a couple of times.]


Rebekah: Stop!

[Kol brings Shane back up for air. Kol lets go of Shane.]


[April stops coughing, and she breathes heavily. Bonnie helps her to her feet.]


Rebekah: He's of no use dead.

Kol: Did you not just hear what he said? Silas will kill us all, sister.

Rebekah: Silas does not exist. He is a-a fairytale made up to scare children into eating their vegetables.

Shane: Silas is very real. [Rebekah and Kol turn to him.] And I know where he's buried, and soon I will have the spell that wakes him.

Kol: What a second, you're lying. You can't get to him.

Shane: Without his tombstone? A dozen to die in a blood sacrifice? Believe me, I know. I've done it. Those massacres-pay attention here.

Rebekah: You're the one who got the council blown up.

Shane: [Deeply breathing] It was a noble sacrifice. Temporarily. Because once I wake Silas, Silas will raise the dead. [Kol picks up what looks like to be a mop.] He will bring back every last soul who died on his behalf.

Kol: [Impaling Shane with the metal pole.] No!


[April is bledding where Shane was stabbed. She and Shane our linked from Bonnie's spell.]

April: [Looking down at the blood stain on her shirt] Ah! Ah! A-a-ah!


[Shane falls to the floor.]


[April is dying.]


[Shane dies.]


[Bonnie looks up as if she realizes what she did.]


[Tyler slams into the bookshelf, causing many books to fall.]

Tyler: Agh! I can fight this!

[He breathes heavily and falls to the floor. He crawls over to a table and pulls himself up. He grunts as his bones break. Caroline, Elena, and Stefan look at him from a distance. He slams his arms on a table, breaking it.]

Stefan: [Ushering Caroline and Elena.] Go! Go!

[The three run into the hallway, and Stefan closes the door. Tyler's screams can be heard.]

Elena: [Running] That doors not gonna hold him!


[Tyler's eyes glow amber, and his teeth poke out. He rams the door open. He runs into the hallway after Elena and Stefan. Elena and Stefna close a door, trying to get away from Tyler. Stefan takes the fire axe and sticks it in the door handles. Tyler's growls can be heard as he rams into the door. The door is denting and opening; Stefan and Elena struggle to keep it closed. Elena rips off a locker door and sticks it through the door handles. Stefan and Elena just away from the door and stare at each other. They both charge at the door, banging it shut. It becomes quiet as Tyler left.


Kol: You should be thanking me.

Rebekah: You kill my only chance at finding the cure.

Kol: Silas on the loose would be hell on Earth. Frankly, sister, [pulls out the white out stake] I don't think you could handle it.

Rebekah: How did you get that?

Kol: Too easily.

[Kol walks out of the closet, leaving an angry Rebekah. The camera flashes to Shane's dead body. Scolding, Rebekah also leaves the closet. Shane's eyes open and he is shocked. He looks at the pole in his chest and struggles to take it out as he pulls himself to an upright sitting position.

Shane: Bonnie.


Bonnie: Help! Someone help!

[Elena and Stefan rush into the room and see April's limp body.

Elena: Bonnie, what's going on!?!

Bonnie: She needs help.

Stefan: What happened?

Bonnie: I did a protection spell, but it accidentally linked Shane to April.

Elena: And you couldn't control it?

Bonnie: I didn't know I was doing it! Usually, I feel pain or I bleed, but this time, I felt more power.

[Stefan is feeding April his blood, and she gasps, petrified.

Stefan: It's okay! You're okay. [Stefan holds April in his arms.] You're okay. Bonnie, get out of the school. Just be careful. Tyler's out there, and he turned.

Bonnie: [Getting to her feet] Well, what about you?

Elena: We can't leave. Rebekah compelled us.

Stefan: Just go. We'll deal with her later.

[Bonnie helps a still terrified April out of the room. Bonnie stares back at Elena before running out with April.

Elena: Stefan-

Stefan: No!

Elena: Stefan, we have to talk about this. Please.

Stefan: Talk about what? Huh? How many more ways is there for you to rip my heart out?

Elena: I'm sorry.

Stefan: Sorry that it happened or sorry that I found out?

Elena: I'm sorry about all of it!?! I'm really sorry Stefan. I didn't mean to hurt you. I didn't want that.

[The door opens and Rebekah strides in.]

Rebekah: Why are my least favorite people always the most durable.


Caroline walks into the gym with a blunt object in her hands. She sees Tyler on the floor and drops it.]

Caroline: Tyler! 

[She runs to him and wraps some type of cloth around his bare body. Tyler is in pain, and Caroline holds him in her arms.

Tyler: I'm so sorry.

Caroline: What? No, it's not your fault.

Tyler: Yes, it was. This whole's all my fault.

Caroline: No...

Tyler: [Crying] I should have saved her.

[The two sit there crying as Caroline consoles Tyler.]


Stefan: Leave her out of this. This is between me and you.

Rebekah: You're still protecting her. Must I rip your bleeding heart from your chest and show you the scar tissue that is Elena Gilbert? [Rebekah walks over to Elena.] There's a solution to all your problems, you know. I could compel him. Erase every memory he has of you, everyday you spent together, every kiss, every lie, every ounce of pain...I could take away every bit of love he has for you. Give you both a clean slate. Just say the word and I'll make you and all that misery you caused him disappear. 

Stefan: Do it.

[Elena looks shocked, and Rebekah turns to face Stefan.]

Rebekah: Excuse me?

Stefan: Erase it all, every memory.

Elena: Stefan? No!

Stefan: I said 'do it.'

Rebekah: [laughs] No. It'd be far too easy. I refuse to make you forget her the way Klaus made you forget me. [turns to Elena] But at least you know how he really feels. [back to Stefan] Consider your eternity of pain my revenge, Stefan. I've used you for all you're worth, so now, you're free to go.

[Rebekah leaves, and Elena is clearly upset. Stefan starts to leave as well.]

Elena: Stefan, wait.

[Stefan ignores her and walks through the hallway. Elena follows him.]


[Shane is changing his shirt, and Bonnie storms in.]

Shane: Turns out I miscalculated; Kol's going to be a problem.

Bonnie: I almost killed someone, and that's what you miscalculated!?! April could have died today!

Shane: And that's only because you didn't know that extent of your abilities.

Bonnie: My father just became mayor. I can't go out doing black magic. [She starts to leave.]

Shane: That's not what expression is!

Bonnie: [turns around] Then, what is it?

Shane: It's a way of doing magic that isn't monitored by nature or the spirits. It isn't good or bad, but it also has no limits. So how you use it is up to you. [Shane starts walking over to Bonnie.] That's what I'm here for. To help you. Bonnie, listen to me. You are the key to everything. I'm not going to let anything bad happen to you.


[Somewhere in the woods, Damon is burying the pizza girl's body. His phone rings, and he answers it.]

Damon: Hope your day's going better than mine. Gotta say I'm liking the odds.


[Elena is sitting in a chair.]

Elena: Stefan knows about us.


Damon: Ow...How'd he take it?


Elena: How do you think?


Damon: Well, I'm thinking 'for the first time all week I'm happy to be at camp nowhere.'


Elena: How's Jeremy.


Damon: That depends on how much you trust me.


Elena: You know that I trust you.


Damon: Nah, I think he's going to get through this just fine.


Elena: Thanks for looking out for him.


Damon: Yeah, well, I told him if he were good I'd buy him icecream, so...


Damon: [over the phone] Look, I gotta go.

Elena: Not yet. Something happened today. I realized something about you...about us. And you can say that it's the sire bond, but you know, maybe-maybe, it is. But I'm telling you it's the most real thing that I have ever felt in my entire life. I love you, Damon...I love you.


Damon: Look, I'm going to get this cure for you, and I'm going to have to do things you're not gonna like.


Elena: Damon-

Damon: [over the phone] Listen carefully. Get in your car right now and come to me.

Elena: [Smiling] I'll be there soon. [She hangs up the phone.]


[Damon also hangs up the phone. He looks up and smiles.]


[Stefan has a drink in his hand, and Rebekah comes through the door.]

Stefan: Please, let yourself in.

Rebekah: You called me. Should I be checking for hidden daggers?

Stefan: You still wanna find the cure?

Rebekah: More than anything. I want to ram it down Niklaus' throat and look into his eyes as he realizes he's mortal again. But Shane's dead, and you are useless. So I'm right back where I started.

Stefan: Shane's not dead.

Rebekah: But I watched Kol impale him?

Stefan: Well, you probably shouldn't have left him alone. Bonnie did a little spell; he's perfectly fine.

[Stefan pours a glass of alcohol, and Rebekah is shocked.]

Rebekah: You don't have to tell me that. Why am I really here?

Stefan: You were right. I'm going to be here for an eternity, and I will do insane if I don't know how Elena truly feels about my brother.

Rebekah: Well, if you really want the cure, you should know that Shane has an agenda, and it's a dark one. He said he organized dozens of people to die in sacrifice. He admitted to the council explosion where twelve people died. I'm guessing it's not a coincidence that twelve hybrids died at the hands of my brother.

Stefan: Twelve...channeling the energy from mass death is used in witchcraft of dark spells. It's called expression. [Stefan gets up.] Shane admitted all this to you?

Rebekah: Proudly.

Stefan: Well, then, I guess we'll have to figure out how to manage him when we find the cure for ourselves.

Rebekah: [scoffs] We? There is no 'we', Stefan.

Stefan: Listen, I hate my brother, and you hate yours. But Damon's got Jeremy, and Klaus has the sword, and Shane has Bonnie. You and I are the only ones left with nothing. You said it yourself, right? Whoever finds the cure first gets to decide what to do with it. So what do you say? You wanna be partners?


[April is sitting at a table with Liz and Rudy.]

April: My father had no reason to kill eleven people. He had no reason to kill himself. He loved me. He loved Mystic Falls. He was brainwashed into sparking that fire. Professor Shane organized his death and the eleven others that died with him.

[Liz and Rudy glance at each other.]

April: It's time this entire town started telling the truth.


[Music is playing, and many vampires in transition are lying around still dead. Jeremy, Matt, and Damon enter and stare at all the bodies. They walk up to Klaus who is sitting at the bar and pouring himself a drink.]

Klaus: I was beginning to worry you boys wouldn't find the place.

Jeremy: The hell?

Matt: Did you kill all these people?

Klaus: Not exactly. [gets up] They're in transition. [to Jeremy] Killing them is your job.

[Both Jeremy and Matt look at Damon.]

Jeremy: You said you were going to convince Klaus to do this another way!

Damon: Well, I thought about it, and then I realized, his idea was better.

[Klaus smiles, and Jeremy stares at Damon in disbelief. The one guy on the bar starts to move, and the scene fades out.]