The Vampire Diaries s04e21 Episode Script

She's Come Undone

Previously on The Vampire Diaries: - I can't, I can't! - Turn it off.
She's ruthless without her humanity, Damon.
When Silas was buried by the witch Qetsiyah, she left him the cure.
She knew that he wanted to die, be reunited with his one true love.
Bonnie's the one that can drop the veil between this side and the Other Side.
You'll open the floodgates for every supernatural being that has ever died.
Silas, show me your real face.
And why would I do that when I can look like whomever I want you to see? - What are we gonna do? - Lock her up.
Make her life hell.
You boys wanna play games? Let's see who breaks first.
Elena, you're here.
I got valedictorian.
You can help me write my speech.
- Pass.
- Come on.
We're graduating this year.
This is it.
- We need to soak up every second before - Wait, something's not right.
I don't wanna be here.
What is wrong with you? Don't you wanna be with your friends? Graduation parties, caps, gowns, you know the drill.
What is th? We're not really here, are we? - We're in my head.
- Relax.
I wanted to show you what you've been missing out on since you took the giant leap over the cuckoo's nest.
The last thing I remember Let me guess.
Prom? Beautiful dress, gorgeous hair, you trying to murder Bonnie.
- Good thing I was there to take care of you.
- You and Stefan starved me.
We had to keep you weak so I could bring you here.
See, I figure if I can make you nostalgic, you're halfway to getting your humanity back.
It's not gonna work, Damon.
Well, there are other ways to provoke an emotional response.
You still have her locked in the safe.
You've been in her head for an hour.
What, still nothing? How you doing in there? Come on.
Is the old you ready to come out and play? Go to hell.
Okay.
Back you go.
We can do this the nice way or we can do it the other way but either way, we're not stopping until you turn your humanity switch back on.
So I'm gonna let you think about that.
I'll come back in a couple hours.
Or a couple years.
Because all we have is time.
Where is she? I wanna see her.
We're not letting anyone see her.
- Isolation leads to misery leads to emotion.
- She's been here for days.
- She hasn't improved at all? - She doesn't want to.
Not yet.
She's devastated.
She lost her brother, attacked friends, killed an innocent woman.
- You said you knew how to help her.
- We are.
How? By torturing her? It's not torture.
It's an intervention.
The only chance we have with her is to provoke her.
Trigger something.
Fear, anger, self-pity, anything.
Let me talk to her.
Before any more interventioning.
If she's weak, she can't hurt me.
Please.
Just let me try.
Good luck.
I brought you something.
It doesn't have any vervain in it, I swear.
I just figured a little blood might help you think straight.
For the record, I don't agree with what they're doing.
I mean, I agree that you need to turn your humanity back on but I don't think that making you suffer is the way to do it.
That's not who you are.
What makes you such an expert on who I am? Because we've been friends forever.
I tried to kill you, Caroline.
I'm not exactly BFF material anymore.
You should move on.
I am not going to give up on you.
This annoying, clingy thing that you're doing? Ever occur to you maybe that's why both your boyfriends skipped town? I mean, I know that Tyler said he was running for his life but maybe he was running from you.
And Klaus? Heh.
Let's just say it.
Nobody likes a tease.
Hey, I'm not judging.
It might be nice to have a bad boy ruffle those perfect feathers.
You're in pain, you're lashing out.
I get it.
But you can't stay this way forever.
We're about to graduate and start new lives.
You deserve Are you seriously talking about high school graduation? Caroline, do you realize how pathetic you're gonna look in that cap and gown? Pretending to be human while your mom fake-smiles and just counts down the minutes until you leave town so that you can stop being a reminder that her daughter is a repulsive, blood-sucking, control-freak monster? It's really too bad Stefan stopped me before I put you out of your misery.
But, hey here's to second chances.
Elena.
Do whatever you have to do.
I'm gonna be upstairs.
Tear down a portrait of a little girl lost You took her and built up a great debutante I was wondering if you were gonna say hello or keep ignoring me.
I was working.
I see you compelled the bartenders again.
I'm celebrating.
My brothers and I have parted company.
Elijah and Nik have run off to New Orleans chasing God-knows-what, and I am finally free.
Yeah, I heard about that.
Did you hear that I lost the cure to Silas? I was this close to the life that I always wanted and then, poof, gone in a heartbeat.
- I'm sorry.
I know how much you wanted it.
- Please.
I know you were planning on stealing it for Elena.
I never had a chance, did I? I meant what I said but if you wanna feel sorry for yourself, go ahead.
- Why don't you have a drink? - I can't.
I've gotta go meet Caroline.
Are they still keeping Elena trapped in the Salvatore mansion? I happen to like her just the way she is.
It's tragic that they're trying so desperately to fix something that isn't broken.
Elena was my friend long before she was your mean-girl sidekick.
If you're upset you lost the cure and your brothers ditched you why are you still in Mystic Falls? Some of us don't have the option of leaving.
Some of us are broke and failing all of our classes and stuck here.
So why don't you take your freedom and get the hell out of town? I would.
Bonnie, where have you been? I left you 90 million messages.
Studying French.
We still have final exams, remember? Ugh.
Don't remind me.
Look, this whole thing with Elena, it's about to get brutal.
I know she's not your favorite person right now, but I could use you over here.
For what? Moral support or so you can check up on me? Moral support.
And maybe just a tiny check-in to make sure that Silas isn't playing any more pesky little mind games with you.
I'm fine, okay? Silas doesn't control me anymore.
And I think I'll pass on the invite.
Elena tried to kill me.
I'm not quite ready to forgive and forget.
I'm gonna call you later, okay? I gotta go.
Lying, scheming, and a secret rendezvous with moi? Not very Bonnie Bennett-y.
Especially when Elena needs her favorite witch.
This has nothing to do with them.
This is between us.
All right, well, luckily for you, I've got some spare time on my hands.
You said you have an offer I can't refuse.
Well, by all means.
What do you have in mind? Good, you're awake.
We thought you could use a little sunshine.
Looking for this? Oh, you know the rules.
Bad girls don't get nice jewelry.
You took my ring.
I'm devastated.
And bored.
Can I go back to solitary now? No.
I kind of like you in the hot seat.
Whenever you're ready, brother.
Am I supposed to be scared? You will be.
And when you are focus on that fear.
It's the key to getting your humanity back.
You're not gonna burn me.
- You don't think so? - No.
Even if you do manage to get my emotions back I'll remember all this and I'll hate both of you for it.
Worth the risk.
That feels better, huh? How about a little gratitude? Or any human emotion whatsoever, and we can stop this.
I didn't quite catch that.
I said, I'm gonna kill you.
Bingo.
See, there's a little rage.
Should have figured that'd be the first emotion.
I tend to pull that out.
Elena, look at me.
We don't wanna do this, okay? You can stop this right now.
It's your choice.
Kind of funny, actually, you being the one to pull back the curtain.
I bet part of you enjoys it since, you know, I dumped you and all.
Wow.
That was downright vindictive.
See, I think now we're breaking through that tough candy shell and getting into the gooey rich center of your humanity.
That's good.
I think we should shine some light on the subject.
Let me guess.
This is gonna hurt you a lot more than it hurts me.
I know what you're going through.
After all you've done, you're afraid to face the guilt you'll feel if you turn your emotions back on.
The only way we can help you is to make the alternative hurt even worse.
We have to keep talking.
If we don't keep talking I won't be able to stop myself from listening in and I can't stand to hear Elena in pain.
What do you wanna talk about? I don't know, anything.
I ordered you a cap and gown.
- You did? - I just figured you'd forget so I ordered yours when I ordered mine.
And I got one for Elena too.
It's gonna work.
We're gonna get Elena back.
What the hell is she doing here? Hi.
I don't mean to interfere.
I happen to know all they keep in this house is blood and booze, so I brought a peace offering.
Burgers? Thanks.
Yeah, we can't really entertain right now, but thanks for stopping by.
I think I might stay.
Matt mentioned that he was failing classes and needed a study buddy.
You're failing? Well, why didn't you ask me to help you study? - Well, I didn't exactly ask her.
- What classes are you failing? I'm not failing.
I'm just really, really behind.
History and Italian and math.
- Matt.
- This year's been a little distracting.
We can both help.
All hands on deck.
That's the motto around here, right? We don't have a motto.
Look, if you need to study, we're gonna study.
I'm gonna go home and get my flashcards, and study guides and some energy bars.
This is gonna be good.
You dated that? She likes projects.
Who's there? - Oh, my God.
- Hello, Caroline.
Give me the sun, sun Okay, let me get this straight.
You want me to hand over Silas' tombstone? What makes you think I even have it? I know you took it from the island.
You'd never leave it behind.
So you're working for Silas now, huh? Running errands for the big bad immortal? I didn't switch sides.
In two days there'll be a full moon.
Silas wants me to harness its power to drop the veil between our side and the Other Side.
He wants to take the cure and then he wants to die.
I said I'd help him, and I've been hiding from him ever since.
Buying time.
- Time for what? - Don't worry about it.
You just need to bring me the tombstone.
It's a hunk of rock.
What do you want with it? The less you know, the better.
Silas is psychic.
He can get into people's heads, read minds make them see things that aren't there.
I'm taking a big risk just talking to you.
Okay, then.
How do I know that you're not him? You don't.
But I'm not.
And what makes you so sure that I'm not him? Because he can't get into my head anymore.
I'm the only one who can see his true face.
What's in it for me? Bring me the tombstone.
Help me stop Silas from unleashing hell on Earth.
Believe me, I'll make it worth your while.
You'll thank me for this after you turn it back on and realize life with no emotions blew.
You know what else blew? Being sired to you.
Going every day believing that I was in love with you.
I remember every horrible moment of it.
And you, so scared that it wasn't real.
Well, guess what.
It wasn't.
You were right.
So go ahead.
Keep trying to get the old me back.
Who knows, maybe Stefan and I will give it another go.
I am the girl that you love.
You wouldn't do anything that actually hurt me.
You just proved that.
So, what do I really have to be afraid of? So that went well.
Every other vampire turns it on, no problem.
You kill, you feed, you do all the awful things a vampire does and then when you're done, you turn it back on.
Why is she being so stubborn? Because she has nothing to come back to.
Her home's gone, her family's gone.
She alienated her friends, she destroyed her relationships.
No.
She wants to come back.
Scaring the hell out of her should have worked.
She's smart.
She knows we're not gonna hurt her.
So we get somebody else.
Somebody who really will hurt her.
Who? - Katherine? - Think about it.
She's the reason Jeremy's dead.
If anybody will provoke an emotion, it's her.
We call her and then what? Beg her to help out of the kindness of her heart? Katherine was just abandoned by Elijah.
She has nothing, she has no one.
We invite her into our house to come torture Elena? There's no way she'll turn that down.
Everyone said that you were gone for good.
It's true.
But I never meant to go without saying goodbye.
You don't owe me an explanation.
You're moving on.
By all means, go.
Well, that's just it, isn't it? I never had any intention of moving on.
The truth is, I've tried to stop thinking about you and I can't.
Come to New Orleans.
What are you afraid of? You.
I'm afraid of you.
Wouldn't it be more accurate to say you're afraid of yourself? Your darkest desires? Elena was right, wasn't she? Deep down you long to have your perfect feathers ruffled.
How do you know what Elena said to me in that cell? - Aah! - Then again, there's so much to be afraid of.
Like what I'll do to you if your friend Bonnie doesn't come out of hiding.
- Where is she? - Silas.
Where is she?! She's not at home.
She's not anywhere.
Bonnie is playing games with me, and I don't like it.
Tell her I'm looking for her.
Tell her to come out of the shadows.
Tell her that this is only the beginning.
What time will Caroline return from the train station? Well, that's handy.
Sort of a cheat, though, isn't it? Not everyone's had a thousand years to learn everything about everything.
I'm not sure how good I am at modern Italian.
I was fluent in the 12th century but languages have a way of evolving.
- So can you help or not? - Of course I can.
Don't be cranky.
I was just teasing.
I just don't wanna get left behind when all my friends go to college and I'm the only repeat senior.
The only reason you're failing is because you're preoccupied with training doomed hunters and dealing with Elena's drama.
You need better friends.
Like me.
I could compel you good grades and a scholarship.
I don't wanna do that.
Why not? Everyone needs an advantage in life.
I could be yours.
When you convinced me to save April Young's life at the prom I realized that I could be a better person, and I'm grateful for that.
So let me give you some advice.
Take advantage of what I'm offering you.
Make something of yourself.
And for the record, anyone who leaves you behind is a fool.
I wouldn't.
What a beautiful sentiment.
Seriously? You can't knock? Sorry.
I didn't realize we were standing on formalities.
- What the hell are you doing here? - You didn't get the memo? I'm here to talk some sense into poor, emotionless Elena.
Are you out of your mind? You got a better idea, prom king? Unless you want me to lock you up with her I suggest you shut up and let the adults handle this.
Looks like the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
Where are you going? Calling Caroline.
No way we're letting that psycho in with Elena.
- Caroline! Where have you been? - Aah! We have to get out of here.
- No, Caroline.
Wait, it's okay.
- It's not okay.
Silas is out there.
He made me think he was Klaus and - What did Silas want with you? - He's trying to get to Bonnie.
Do you know where Bonnie is? If I knew where she was, I wouldn't bother with you! Now, get me Bonnie or I'll kill someone.
Maybe I'll start with your mother.
No one in the house can help.
Find Bonnie or I'll kill the person you love the most.
I know, I promised I wouldn't work too late Mom, I need you to get home and lock the doors.
Right now.
Don't let anyone in.
Not even me.
I have a key.
I can let myself in.
- Do you understand? - What's going on? Just do it, okay? I'm on my way.
Oh, honey, you look awful.
What the hell are you doing here? Your boyfriends invited me.
They want to know if you still have a heart.
There it is.
Your bodyguards won't let me kill you, but I can rip your throat out so I don't have to listen to you whine.
But first satisfy my curiosity.
What did you tell Elijah back in Willoughby? That's why you're here? He dumped you, didn't he? Oh.
Now you're just looking for a scapegoat.
Tell me what you said to turn him against me or I'll feed you your own eyeballs.
I didn't have to say anything.
Look at you.
A self-obsessed egomaniac on the run for five centuries.
What good would you be to anyone? Heh.
You're the definition of damaged goods.
No wonder Elijah left you.
Yeah, I've done some horrible things to survive.
But unlike you, poor, delicate Elena, I don't turn it off.
I deal with it.
You wouldn't last a week as a vampire without everyone fawning over you.
But I'd love to see you try.
All that pain and torture.
I've worked up quite a thirst.
Couldn't have anything to do with Elena calling you out on your recent boy trouble? Sorry, couldn't help but overhear.
You ever think Elena would've been better off if she'd never met you? You trying to get a rise out of me? My emotions are fine.
I love Elena.
I despise you.
Aw.
So romantic.
So doomed to fail.
You know, as soon as she goes back to her old self she'll go straight to Stefan.
That's the tragedy of you.
- You never get the girl.
- She's gone.
- What? - Elena's not in her cell.
I'm gonna check the grounds.
Find out what she did.
Oops.
Did I forget to lock her in? Let's just say I've lost interest in Elena's recovery.
I'd rather watch her tear through an orphanage.
Heh.
Imagine trying to come back from a spiral like that.
Elena's gone? What happened? - Donovan, come with me.
- Why should he? Elena's hungry and missing.
For once, his life might actually have purpose.
Bonnie, why aren't you answering? Silas isn't gonna just give up.
You're the only one that can stop him.
Call me.
- Caroline, what's going on? - Mom.
Don't come any closer.
Stop.
- What's wrong? - I don't know how to tell if it's really you.
What if this is another trick? He can get in my head.
He would have known that I called you.
Okay, Caroline, it's me.
It's your mother.
I don't know what's happening, but everything's gonna be okay.
All right? You just need to talk to me.
Hi, how's it going? Oh, good.
Please, help.
Matt.
Thank God you found me.
Elena, stop! I know you don't wanna do this.
You don't wanna hurt me.
I'm a vampire, Matt.
The thing about vampires is that we need to feed.
You're more than that.
You're my friend.
You're my oldest friend.
You're the girl I've loved longer than I can remember.
Whatever wall you wanna put up, I know that still means something to you.
Deep down, it probably does mean something.
But I'm really hungry.
Bonnie hasn't called back yet.
I just don't understand why she hasn't called.
Caroline.
- There you are.
- What's going on? - Are you all right? - I've been calling you for hours.
I'm sorry.
I came as soon as I got the message.
- Caroline, let me in.
Let me help.
- How do I know it's you? Silas keeps getting in my head.
Attacking me.
He says he wants to know where you are.
He threatened my mother.
- Caroline? - Mom, just stay there.
Caroline, that is not your mother.
What's going on? Oh, my God.
Did you really think you could hide from me, Bonnie? I'm here now.
What did you do to her mother? She's right where you left her.
Mom? Mom! I thought you and I were on the same side.
The full moon isn't for two days.
I've been gathering my strength.
Preparing myself.
You're the only one who can do this spell, so I can't hurt you.
But I can hurt the people you love.
You do understand that, right? I understand.
I will do your spell.
I will drop the veil.
And I will help you die, I promise.
Just don't hurt my friends.
Please.
Please, please, please.
Mom.
Your promise is binding, Bonnie.
If you break it, you have to answer to me.
- I won't break it.
- Then you should leave this house now.
And the next time I come looking for you, I expect you to be waiting.
Open your eyes.
You need my blood in your system.
Come on.
Mom! Please, Mom, wake up! Mommy! Aw, come on.
I barely drained an artery.
Come on, get up.
I'm hungry.
My head's fuzzy.
I can't think straight.
I need more.
Elena, stop.
But you're so good.
Hey, hey.
You're cut off.
- Let go of me.
- Stop it! Enough.
You are acting like a little spoiled brat.
You know that? You think that we can't punish you.
Maybe not.
- But I can sure punish him.
- Elena.
- Seriously? You think this is gonna - Shut up.
I'm done playing nice.
Turn your emotions back on now, or so help me God I'll give you something to be sad about.
I'll kill him right here in front of you.
- Damon.
- Don't "Damon" me.
If she doesn't love anyone, fine.
Prove it.
If I'm wrong, what difference does it make? - One less busboy.
- Elena.
You're bluffing.
How about now? You feel anything now? You angry I just turned your buddy into roadkill? Or are you sad that the guy everybody loves is just a bag of bones? Remember when he was a little kid? Huh? Warm heart.
Big goofy smile.
His whole life ahead of him.
Guess it was a good idea that he's wearing this.
Oh, Matt.
Feel that weight lifting off your chest? That's joy.
Because your friend isn't dead.
That's emotion, Elena.
That's humanity.
- You're gonna be okay.
- No.
- Look at me.
- No, no, no.
- It's not okay.
What have I done? - Elena.
- Hey.
- No, no.
What did I do? I almost killed him.
Matt I almost And Bonnie.
- And Caroline.
I just No, no! - Elena.
That woman.
The waitress.
I actually killed that waitress.
- Hey, hey.
- No! I killed that waitress! Hey.
Hey, hey.
Look at me.
Look at me.
I know this stage, okay? The emotions are overwhelming you.
- You just have to focus on one thing, okay? - No I can't, I can't.
Just find that one thing inside of you that makes you strong.
It's in there.
Just latch on to it.
Channel everything you're feeling into that one emotion.
Find the thing inside of you that makes you want to live.
Elena, let it in.
Let it in.
That's good.
That's it.
That's it.
Just breathe it in.
Blow everything else out.
That's good.
You okay? No.
I'm not okay.
But I'll get better.
Come on, come on.
This will work.
Please.
Mom? Open your eyes.
Come on, wake up.
You have to wake up.
You have to see me graduate.
I swear we can just I swear I'll get you out of this town.
And find you a nice man and Mom.
Mom! Okay.
I've never actually seen that ring in action before.
Does it hurt? You mean, getting my neck snapped? Or coming back from the dead? Because they both hurt like hell.
Did it work? Well, it looks like Elena's emotional floodgates have been burst wide open.
So she'll be back to her dull, sympathetic self in no time.
Here.
It was a brave thing to do.
She saved me from drowning at the bottom of that river.
I'm just doing what I can to pay her back.
There aren't enough apologies in the world for the part I played in this.
Running you off the bridge.
Elena becoming a vampire to save you.
If you don't want me to cheat you into college, fine.
We'll do it the hard way, but, Matt I will spend every day until graduation trying to find a way to pay you back.
I'm perfectly aware that tombstone isn't just a hunk of rock.
- No kidding.
- And it got me thinking.
All big spells require a source of power.
A recurring element, like the full moon, a comet.
That tombstone is filled with the blood of your ancient relative Catsuyay, or whatever.
- Qetsiyah.
She was powerful enough to create the Other Side.
So maybe, if you have her blood you don't need a full moon to drop the veil.
Maybe you can do it whenever you want.
The thing I can't figure out is: Why do you want to drop the veil at all? I have my reasons.
And again, I ask, what's in it for me? You'll get the one thing you want most in this world.
Freedom.
Survival.
Never having to run from anyone again.
Once I've dropped the veil, I can speak to Qetsiyah.
She created the spell that made Silas truly immortal.
Invulnerable to any weapon.
You'd like that for yourself, wouldn't you? I can give it to you.
Bonnie Bennett, we have a deal.
Hey.
Here you go.
How you feeling? The pain's still there.
The grief and the shame.
But I get it now.
Shutting it off, it's a cheat.
I mean, you put up this wall and shut out everything that makes you who you are.
Nothing affects you, nothing matters.
But things do matter.
Things happened that can't be undone.
I know there's something I need to do about that.
Elena, what you need to do is rest.
Take it easy for a couple of days.
- Maybe even a couple of years.
Here.
- I'm done resting.
I have to get ready.
There's so much that I have to do.
Whoa.
Hey, what are you talking about? Think about it.
It's so obvious.
Go back far enough, there's one person who brought us to this.
Who ruined our lives.
I mean, look at you two.
Everything that's happened to you, she did that.
She brought Klaus to Mystic Falls.
She turned Caroline into a vampire.
She killed my brother.
It all comes down to her.
Katherine.
Okay, Stefan said to focus on one thing.
So I did.
I focused on hate.
And I hate her so much.
- I don't think that's what he meant.
- Elena, Katherine is not worth your time.
Even if you spend 10 minutes of your life hating her, she wins.
Not if I kill her.