The Vampire Diaries s05e03 Episode Script

Original Sin

Previously on "The Vampire Diaries" I'm Elena.
I'm Stefan.
Love brought me to Mystic Falls, love drove me away.
I love you, Damon.
Silas.
Hello, my shadow self.
But as new enemies reveal themselves Jaryakat a zem.
Things are spinning out of control.
I know exactly what you're thinking.
Silas is using his mind control to find Katherine.
You all know Elena Gilbert.
Well, the girl that I'm looking for looks exactly like her.
What do you want with Katherine? I could tell you, but wouldn't it be it be so much more fun if it were a surprise? Why can't I get inside your head? With so many unanswered questions Somebody's already in there.
Stefan's been suffering for months.
Now the truth is about to be revealed.
You're right.
He was hungry.
I bet he still is.
Hey, man.
Last call was 4 hours ago.
If you want some coffee, I could put some on.
Aah! Aah! Aah! Run.
Run! Unnn.
You must have restless sleep syndrome or something.
It's like sleeping with a tornado.
Hey.
We were up all night.
You're exhausted.
Come back to sleep.
I had a dream about Stefan.
Oh.
It was more than just a pit in my stomach this time, though.
It was real.
It was like I was there with him.
I know I said it didn't bother me that you have some psychic connection to your ex-boyfriend, but I don't need a play-by-play, Elena.
You're right.
It's weird.
Sorry.
Fine.
Tell me.
I'm sure whatever's in my imagination is 10 times worse than what's going on in your subconscious.
It was just so vivid.
It had a red awning and this broken neon sign, and he was screaming in pain.
Well, should I go check in the attic, see if there's a crystal ball? Maybe you can conjure up an address.
Route 29.
Joe's Bar.
I think I had the exact same dream.
So I've found and none of them are called Joe's.
I had a feeling there was something wrong all summer, and I ignored it, but I was right.
Stefan was in a safe.
Probably killed whoever it was that found him.
I know it sounds crazy that I'm following some psychic dream, but it's the only lead that we have.
It doesn't sound crazy.
It is crazy, but I'm open-minded.
Shotgun! What? I get carsick in the back seat.
Another charming human side effect you stuck me with.
Please tell me that she's not coming.
Trust me, I have no interest in Katherine's well-being, but for some reason, Silas wants her real bad, and if Silas wants her, I want her more.
Can't we just stash her in the cellar or maybe a deep, dark well with a pair of water wings? Do you really think that I want to take a road trip with you, America's most boring, self-righteous vampire? Just remember, Damon wouldn't have to play bodyguard if you hadn't shoved that cure down my throat.
You were trying to kill me.
I will admit, though, I take great pleasure knowing that you wasted your one shot at a human life on me.
All right.
Play nice, or I'm gonna revisit the deep, dark well idea.
I want to find Stefan just as much as you do and not just because I don't want to be a pawn that you can trade off for his life.
I care about him.
I always have, and since we've been having the same dream, makes me think that you care about him just as much.
Ok.
Train's leaving the station.
Choo-choo.
You ever play the "what if" game? When you're calcified for 2,000 years, you learn to entertain yourself with these little brain teasers.
Look, Silas.
This phone is prepaid, and I don't have a lot of minutes.
Oh, no, no, no.
It's really easy.
I'll go first.
You know how much I hate travelers, so to prove your allegiance to me, you killed your traveler friend Gregor, but what if it as all an act? What if he's still alive? You saw him bleed out.
You buried his body yourself.
But what if Matt's tacky ring brought him back to life? If this is the game, it's boring.
If we're gonna work together, I need to know that you're on my side, so find out if Matt Donovan's still alive and kill him.
Fine.
Say Matt is still alive, what if he could help us to find Katherine Pierce? She's still your priority, is she not? yes, she is.
So get the information that you need, rip that ring off Matt's little finger, and make sure he doesn't cheat death again.
I'll take care of it.
I don't want to hurt you, so get away from me, before I rip your throat out.
Hello to you, too.
I brought dinner.
A vampire doppelganger who's burdened by a conscience.
Now I've seen everything.
You saved me from burning to death outside that bar this morning, didn't you? And I pulled you from the quarry before that.
That is, I figured out where you were and told the former owner of this cabin to pull your lock box from the water.
You thanked him by biting off his head.
How do you know I'm a doppelganger.
Because I've seen your face before on someone who wasn't you.
Who are you? How much do you know about Silas? Heh.
I know that he's a bloodthirsty immortal who's killed more people than I can count, and that was before he stole my identity, locked me up in a safe, and dropped me in the bottom of a quarry.
You made it through.
Barely.
I came very close to flipping off my humanity switch, but I didn't because I knew if I ever got out I wanted to be myself when I killed him.
Strong words.
He's a monster, and I'm going after him.
Except you'll burn to death in the sun without your daylight ring.
Silas wasn't always a monster.
He used to be a simple man in love with a simple girl, his soul mate.
She was his one true love.
Heh.
You know how that goes.
They thought their love would last forever.
How do you know all this? Because I was there in his arms.
You're telling me that you were Silas's one true love.
I would have done anything for him.
That's impossible.
How are you here right now? Love bends the rules of possible.
Silas and I were the two most powerful members of a gifted people called Travelers.
When we were engaged to be married, we decided to reach even further.
I don't ever want to be parted from you, even by death.
We wanted to find a way for our love to last forever.
Yeah, look.
I know the story.
Everything was great for Silas until some witch named Qetsiyah or whatever came by and screwed him over, right? Wrong.
You don't know the story.
Silas convinced Qetsiyah that he loved her so she would make the immortality spell, but when she found out that he was just using her, she dumped in a tomb with a cure, hoping he would take it and die because she had created a supernatural limbo to trap his soul.
Like any other sane, rational, well-adjusted woman would do.
Which catches us up to today.
Now Silas wants to destroy that supernatural limbo.
Once the other side is gone, he can take the cure, become mortal, and die, and finally pass on and find peace.
Look.
If you really are Silas' one true love and you're not dead, then why don't you just do us all a favor and run off into the sunset together? Silas was my true love.
I never said that I was his.
I'm Qetsiyah, that sane, rational, well-adjusted woman you seem to know so much about.
Clearly you've heard the man's version of the story, the one where I'm a back-stabbing lunatic who ruined everything for Silas, a raging bitch witch whose obsession with vengeance created a whole new dimension of suffering in the afterlife.
What are you doing here? I thought you were dead and on the other side.
I was for 2,000 years, but I came back For you.
You sure you know what you're looking for? Last bar had a red awning and a neon sign.
I'll know when I see it.
Me, too.
Didn't ask you.
I'm just trying to make conversation.
Anything to drown out the sound of eggshells breaking.
So, Elena, I couldn't help but overhear.
You've been dreaming about Stefan all summer? That must be really stressful on a new relationship, especially when you're having those kinds of dreams lying in bed next to his brother.
They weren't dreams.
It was just a bad feeling, like something wasn't right with him.
Oh, no.
Yeah, sure.
I totally get it.
There's still a connection between you two.
Maybe deep down you know that he was your one true love and breaking up with him was a big mistake.
Ignore her.
As soon as the Vervain's out of her system, we'll compel her, and we'll put her on mute.
Or maybe Stefan's been trying to reach out to you all summer but you've been too distracted with Damon to help him so he reached out to the person that he trusts--me.
Nah.
You're probably right.
Elena and I had the exact same dream on the exact same night.
Why would that mean something? What the hell did you do to me? Look.
I know you and your creephshow boyfriend screwed with my head the other night, so who the hell are you, and what do you want? I'm here to keep you safe from Silas.
Silas? What do you know about Silas? I know that he still wants you dead.
You're going to need to trust me, Ok? Gregor, I'm sorry, but Silas was going to kill you.
Doing it myself was the only way to salvage the deal.
I need his trust.
So you slit my throat? You knew the stakes.
It is why we put you inside the person with the invincibility ring.
So now what? I am just a passenger that you can call out of Matt's head and put away whenever you want? I will find a way to make this permanent, Gregor, because I love you, Ok? And I will do anything, anything for you.
Tell me where you buried my body.
Ok, but first, you will have to dial your friend Elena Gilbert and find out where Katherine is.
Do you have, a, uh, cell phone? I have to make a phone call.
There's no cell reception out here, and remember, I made it safe for you here, but I wouldn't go outside if I were you.
No offense, Qetsiyah.
I'm having a bit of a hard time believing what you're saying.
"Qetsiyah.
" Sounds so Ancient timey, don't you think? How about Tessa? It's a little different but not so different you wouldn't find it on one of those souvenir key chains.
So that's why you rejoined the land of the living, souvenir key chains? I'm here because the Bennett witch lowered the veil.
I saw an opportunity to make myself a living, breathing mortal, and I thought, "why not?" My hunters had failed in their task to kill Silas.
I figured it was time to handle things in person.
Well, 2,000 years is a hell of a long time to hold a grudge.
You have clearly never been left at the altar.
Like a lovesick idiot, I created an entire garden for our wedding, and I made a spell that would keep us alive forever, an immortality spell so we would never have to part.
Silas and I were going to drink the immortality elixir as part of our wedding ceremony, but then everything around me started to die, my wedding flower, the garden trellis, our harvest, and then I realized why.
Silas has already used the immortality spell.
He was already drinking the elixir somewhere else.
He took what he wanted, and then the bastard abandoned me.
So call me a woman scorned or a vindictive bitch or whatever label suits your story, but I thought I was his one true love, and he ripped my heart out.
I'm sorry.
I deserved a chance to look him in the eye and make him understand how much he hurt me, so I found him in the wilderness with the woman he gave my immortality to, the woman he chose over me, and just when I thought his betrayal couldn't cut any deeper, I learned that his actual true love was someone very close to me My handmaiden.
Just as you are mine, I am yours forever because when I look at you Amara All I see is an angel.
So Silas was the first version of me, and your friend was the first version of Elena? Amara was hardly a friend.
When they drank the immortality elixir, they violated the natural law that all living things must die, so nature found a balance by creating mortal shadow selves.
Doppelgangers.
Like you and Katherine and Elena, all caused by the ripple effect from Silas and Amara's sin.
You want to tell me what the hell you've been doing this whole time? Silas stole your daylight ring.
You're going to need a new one.
When this is ready, I need your help to take down Silas once and for all.
This is exactly like it was in my dream.
Are we really just gonna leave her in the car? The only time she shuts up is when she's sleeping.
I didn't want to disturb our peace and quiet.
I thought you said this was the one.
It is.
It looks exactly like it did in the dream.
Isn't that a little freaky? Yeah.
It's a lot of freaky.
Let's go see if Stef's inside.
Can I get you something? Yeah, sure.
Why don't you tell me what happened to your neck, Jo? Some sicko attacked me, bit me, told me to run, so I did, and when I looked back, he was on fire.
The sun must have come up.
He doesn't have his daylight ring.
And then what happened? Some woman shoved him into a truck, drove away.
Did you know this woman? No.
She was driving Cam Peterson's truck.
He lives about 10 miles down that dirt road out back.
Here.
Look like you could use one of these.
Hmm.
I could.
Thank you.
Vervain.
What did you do? I told her to pour him a drink or I'd kill her.
Who the hell are you? Which one of you is Katherine Pierce.
She is.
Katherine is a compulsive liar, but I need her alive.
Katherine, run! You really do look exactly alike.
Wonderful.
Now we've got a vampire bounty hunter to deal with.
Let me guess.
Eurobitch was not part of the dream.
I've never seen her before.
Yeah.
Well, whoever she was, she wants Katherine, which means she's probably a Silas spy.
I'll go chase after her.
You find Stefan.
Wait.
What? No.
She almost killed you.
We don't have time for a detour.
Damon, Stefan's hurt.
Find him.
Wait.
No.
Stop.
Just wait.
Any sign of trouble, you let her go, do you understand me? I don't care how bad Silas wants Katherine.
She's not worth the hair on your head.
You got me? Ok? Kiss me.
Go.
Hovering actually slows down the process.
Ah.
Got it.
So what's your, uh, plan? Take the cure and shove it down Silas' throat, kill him? You're skipping ahead.
We don't stand a chance against Silas with his mental powers.
You took him down before, right? A long time ago.
That was before he could compel masses, and 2,000 years of consuming dribbles of blood from thousands of people, it's allowed him to hone his skills.
It prepared him to escape from the tomb I put him in.
Is that where Amara is right now, locked away in a tomb? No, Stefan.
Amara is not locked in a tomb.
What are you doing here? I brought you two gifts.
The first is the chalice from which we were to drink at our wedding.
I know you must be very angry with me.
I was For a time, but then I realized it was within my power to forgive you by creating this, your second gift, a cure for immortality.
That's not possible.
I promise you, it works.
I just used it on someone else immortal.
What did you do? Amara! No.
Amara! No.
Amara! No! No! She couldn't speak after I cut her throat But I could tell by the way her heart was beating She knew she was going to die.
I will kill you, I will kill you! You will not come near me unless you take the cure and give up your immortality.
Take the cure, Silas.
We can live long human lives together.
Can't say I didn't give him a second chance.
That's what you call a second chance? I'm a complicated person, but Silas remains a simple man.
I created the other side as a supernatural barrier between Silas and the peaceful afterlife he craved.
Then I dropped him in that tomb with that cure, thinking eventually he would take it and kill himself to be with Amara just so he could realize that he was caught with me for all eternity.
How's that working out for you? He's been a little stubborn.
I take it you're not really making me a daylight ring, are you? Do you really think I'd give you the one thing you need to walk out of here? All right.
Listen.
We're on the same side.
I want Silas gone as much as you do.
Have you not been listening to me.
I have trust issues.
I'm controlling and paranoid and a little crazy.
And that's working out just fine.
I'm can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm really glad it's you.
My leg is cramping, and I'm freezing.
Do you mind if I, uh--can I borrow your sweater? Let's go before she doubles back.
Why didn't you kill me? If Silas wants you, that means you're leverage.
No.
I mean, after you shoved the cure down my throat.
I was trying to kill you.
Why didn't you finish me off? You think that because we share the same dreams and both care about Stefan that we're alike, but we're not.
I value my humanity, which is why I let you live, to give you a chance to find whatever shred of humanity's buried underneath Or maybe you thought that being human was punishment worse than death for me.
Naw.
That was just a happy accident.
Wellthank you.
I'm glad to know that you care, even if you are a condescending bitch.
Do I have to knock you out, too? Not necessary.
Stefan.
You couldn't call a brother? Nice to see you, too, Damon.
What the hell is going on here? Well, Silas' ex-girlfriend decided to come back from the other side.
Qetsi-whatever? It's Qetsiyah.
Do you see why I want to change it? You won't be able to break those vines.
The spell won't release him until I get what I want.
I guess the rumors are true.
You are a ray of sunshine.
Question--why is my brother wearing your compost pile? I'm going to link Stefan to Silas.
Casting a spell on his doppelganger will neutralize Silas' mental powers.
Once he's weakened, I will force him to take the cure.
That's a great idea, force the cure down his throat.
The cure's gone, done, it's ingested.
Katherine you mean.
I'm aware of her condition.
She was supposed to be with you.
Wait.
Katherine took the cure? We have a lot to catch up on, Stefan.
Wait a minute.
What do you mean supposed to be with me? Did you plant those dreams? What is it, some kind of, like, witch party trick? So where is she? We ran into a little snag.
Then I'll get started without her.
Ok.
Well, thanks for the hospitality, but we should really get going if we want to beat traffic.
Yep, yep.
He's right.
Probably don't want to get on my bad side.
You realize you're not the only one with a bad side, right? Aren't you brave? Without Silas' mental powers, he is an immortal nobody.
We can defeat him.
Isn't that what you want? Just do it, all right? Just get it over with.
Do it.
Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I like to know the identity of my kidnappers.
Who are you, and what do you want? Ask me again, and I'll sew your mouth shut.
Silas.
Of course it's you.
What are you doing here? GPS tracker.
It's even better than a locator spell.
Thank you for working so quickly, Nadia.
I'm not ready to hand her over yet.
Oh, that's right.
Your fascinating unfinished business I don't care about.
Get out of my head.
What are you two talking about? Let go of her arm.
Now I want you to pull out your gun And aim it at your heart.
Good.
Now pull The trig--ugh! Unh! Seriously, what is going on? Aah! Aah! Aah! What are you doing to my brother? Frying Silas' brain.
Ugh! No one said it would be pretty.
All right.
We're done here.
You're right.
We're done.
It worked.
Stefan, Stefan! Stef? Damn it.
Whatever you did to him, undo it.
Relax.
I just burned through his conscious mind.
He'll wake eventually.
You sure you want to take him home? You and Elena were doing so well without your guilt getting in the way.
Spying on us from the other side? Don't flatter yourself.
It was like watching a soap opera except boring and with no volume control.
You know, there was one thing worse than being on the other side and watching Silas resist the cure.
Oh, yeah? What was that, realizing that your plan totally sucked? Century after century, I watched versions of Stefan and Elena find each other like magnets, always the same story-- conquering all, falling in love.
You didn't think your brother was Silas' first shadow? Destiny has been trying to get the doppelgangers together forever.
Look here, miss crazy, why don't we just dial down the destiny talk a notch, Ok? You don't want to hear it, but the universe is working against you.
If you're trying to downplay your reputation as being a psychopath, you might not want to say you're spokesperson for the universe.
You and I are the same, Damon, the obstacle standing between two fates.
Silas had his true love, and Stefan has Elena.
We're merely the conflict that makes it interesting.
So what are you suggesting, I leave him here with you while I run off and live happily ever after with Elena? I'd keep him safe.
You have a bad track record with men.
I want to keep him safe.
Now that he's linked to Silas, Silas can't mess with our heads, and as long as Stefan's in the way, you will never be with Elena.
Take it from a woman who's had front row seats for 2,000 years.
No one would have to know? No one has to know.
Or you could just go back to hell.
Stefan! Stefan! Stefan! Hey! Oh, no.
Stefan, hey.
Stefan, can you hear me? Stefan! Wake up.
Oh, God.
Oh, my.
Fine.
I was snooping, trying to find a passport or a business card or maybe even a parking ticket because you won't tell me who you are.
You said you were hungry.
For food, not packaged poison.
Suit yourself.
Silas the betrayer.
Someone lived up to his reputation today.
Where are you? Wouldn't you like to know? You know, I may not be able to read your mind anymore-- it's too bad you lost the one thing that made you interesting.
But that won't stop me from killing you if you don't hold up your end of the deal.
Now whatever twisted fantasy you're playing out with Katherine is your issue, but she stays alive.
We'll see.
It wasn't a question.
As you mentioned earlier, Katherine is still my priority, and since I lost my psychic abilities, that can only mean one thing.
My ex-fiancée is alive again, and she's on her way to Mystic Falls.
Well, maybe you two will get back together.
Heh heh.
Reconciliation isn't really her thing.
She hates me as much as I hate her, and if you think that I don't play fair, wait till you see what she's capable of because Qetsiyah and I have some common ground-- neither one of us will stop until we get what we want, and both of us want the cure.
Enough of the games, Silas.
What do you want with me? You know, it's funny.
The love of my life looked exactly like you, and yet the mere thought of your face makes me want to vomit.
I don't know what you're talking about, but if I'm nothing but a gag reflex to you, why not cut me loose, and then we could call it day? Because the cure still exists, and I still want it.
It's just running through your veins right now.
Your blood is the cure, Katherine.
Does that clear things up for you? Hello? It's me.
I just wanted to let you know that we found Stefan.
Unfortunately, we lost Katherine along the way.
Hey.
Are you Ok? You sounded weird on the phone earlier.
I was worried.
Wait.
We talked on the phone today? When? You called and asked me if we found Stefan and if Katherine was safe.
I told you where we were headed.
You don't remember? Yeah, yeah.
I remember.
Can I call you back tomorrow? Ok.
Well, he's got his daylight ring back.
We're all set for a picnic.
He's lucky he has a brother who looks out for him.
Otherwise, you might have pawned it for a pinball machine.
Hmm.
You're suspiciously quiet.
Tell me what Qetsiyah said back at the cabin.
She told me that we don't stand a chance.
And what does she know about us? Well, she told me a very interesting little story about the history of doppelgangers, how they're fated to fall in love with each other.
Basically, the universe programmed you to fall in love with Stefan, not me, which means We're a lost cause no matter what we do.
I'm paraphrasing.
The universe? Her words, not mine.
So she's crazy? Maybe.
Maybe she's not.
Look.
I know I spent the last couple days focusing on trying to find Stefan, but that has nothing to do with how I feel about you, and I'm not gonna let Silas' 2,000-year-old ex-girlfriend screw things up between us.
You think I am? I mean, no one tells me how I live my life, no one tells me who I love, especially not some vindictive prehistoric witch and definitely not the universe, and I'm not gonna let someone else's idea of destiny stop me from loving you or being with you or building a future with you because you are my life.
Welcome back, brother.
Stefan We missed you.
Uh, I'm sorry.
I--I have no idea who you people are.