The Vampire Diaries s05e04 Episode Script

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Previously on "The Vampire Diaries" Love brought me to Mystic Falls, I love you, Damon.
Love drove me away.
Silas.
Hello, my shadow self.
And just when we thought we were safe Our enemies took everything from us.
I'm not ready to be dead yet, Jeremy.
I can tell everybody that you're with family.
I might not be able to touch you, but I'm here for you.
Our lives What are you doing to my brother? I'm frying Silas' brain.
Stefan, we missed you.
I have no idea who you people are.
And even our memories.
"March 12, 1922.
I blacked out for days.
"I wake up in a stranger's blood "in places I don't recognize with women I don't remember.
" "I feel alive again.
" All right.
I think I've read enough.
Nada? I know "nada" means nothing.
I know what day it is, I know what year it is, I know this car has a v-8 engine, and yet I am two journals deep, and I have absolutely no memory of who the hell I am.
Well And is this supposed to fill me up? Well, yes, and no.
Technically yes because you're a vampire.
Weird.
Realistically no because you're, you know, you.
Ahh, yes.
The insatiable and blood-lusting vampire ripper of Monterrey.
And we're only in the 1920s, baby.
Well, sorry, but this is a lot to process.
You're a vampire, not a cave man.
So let me get this straight.
I helped you steal this car, I found out I was a vampire who killed his own father, and yet I don't litter? You're a man of principle, Stefan, who had his memories erased by a 2,000-year-old witch.
Yeah.
Well, I bet that 2,000-year-old witch probably drives a little faster than you.
Wait.
Let me guess.
Fun brother, safe brother.
Heh heh.
What are you doing? Do you trust me? Do I really have a choice? Nope.
Oh.
Oh, ho.
Ohh.
I got it.
You're the fun brother.
Whew.
Please tell me I wasn't out of my mind leaving Damon in charge of vampire amnesia 101.
What did he say exactly? One text "So far, so good," which in Damon speak Means that they probably devoured a troop of girl scouts by now.
Caroline.
I'm kidding Kind of.
Although it's not uncommon for patients with retrograde amnesia or other traumatic brain injuries to turn volatile.
Ok, Dr.
Forbes.
Since when do you know so much about amnesia? It's possible I studied up on my chem, biochem, applied microbio, molecular bio, and "gray's anatomy," the real one and the television show.
You did all of that for Stefan? Of course I did.
I'm also trying to impress Dr.
Maxfield.
I figured if I could get closer to him, I.
E.
into his biology class, maybe I could figure out why he covered up our roommate's murder by vampire, and it's also possible that I have a study buddy.
Hi, Dr.
Maxfield.
Are you ready to go study, Jesse? Jesse? Dr.
Maxfield's incredibly hot, funny, and miraculously single lab assistant? I'm dragging him to our hometown graveyard bell-ringing ceremony.
As in creepy first date? As in a study date.
While I'm there, I might as well ring a bell for Tyler and me considering our relationship is on its death bed.
See you monday, doc.
Stay out of trouble.
Will I see you there? You could bring Stefan.
I mean, it is ironically called remembrance day.
I hope so, I really do.
It just depends on how Stefan's handling the whole download of his dark and stormy past.
All right.
Well, I'll talk to you later.
To uncle Steve! Uncle Steve! Yeah! Wow! Ahh.
This town always so upbeat about dead people? Well, in the theme of morbid town tradition, you go back to the 1820s when everyone was so paranoid about the cholera thing that they would occasionally bury a body a wee bit before its time.
So we have a holiday dedicated to burying people alive? Well, they were so paranoid that they would actually request to be buried with a string attached to a bell above ground, and then the whole family would hang around the grave for 24 hours in hopes of hearing the bell and that their loved one would come back, but now it's just really It's a really kick-ass excuse to get hammered.
Hello.
Hey.
Uh, hey, darling.
We'd love another round, please.
You got it.
What the hell was that? That, my brother, was you jonesing for something a little stronger than a blood bag.
So what's the problem? You spent the whole day trying to convince me I was a vampire.
I'm convinced.
Let me act like one.
Well, unfortunately, Stefan, there are two types of vampires in the world, ok? There are those that can handle moderation, and then there's you.
Well, I'm no shrink.
- Right? - Right.
But maybe killing our father and turning into a vampire and all the trauma associated with that is what made me become a vampire who feeds on people and then rips their heads off, but now that I don't have all those memories and all that guilt, maybe the ripper thing won't be such a problem.
Let's not try it out, ok? And here I thought catching up on nearly two centuries would be a drag.
Remind me of your name again.
Elena.
Elena.
Right.
You haven't told him about me? a long time.
Right.
Well Don't stop on my account.
Sorry.
I, uh I just went for a run.
What are you doing here? It's not like there's Netflix where I am.
You working out is my main source of entertainment.
I was just working off the extra adrenaline.
And every girl on the other side thanks you for it.
So is this our new thing, you make dead jokes while I avoid all of our friends on your behalf? There's nothing I can do to get Stefan's memory back, Jeremy.
But they don't know that because they don't know you're dead.
They're waiting for you to help them because that's what you do.
You help.
What happened to you being there for me in my decisions? I want to, Bon, but not like this.
Hey.
Hey, Jer.
You got a sec? Um, I'm kind of freaking out here.
Yeah.
Yeah.
What's going on? So I woke up last night covered in mud with this.
Ok.
Weird.
Yeah, I know.
I have no idea where it came from.
I blacked out, and I'm pretty sure that it's not the first time.
How many times have you died wearing the Gilbert ring? No.
I don't think it's the Gilbert ring that's messing with me.
No.
Like, it's got to have something to do with why Silas couldn't mind control me.
He saw something or someone or whatever that Czech freak put in my head, but I think it's still there.
What's with the camera? I set them up all over the house to help me figure out how I'm losing time.
Have you talked to Bonnie? I think that she's the only that might know what's going on here.
Yeah, yeah.
She's in D.
C.
with her mom or something.
So she can't pick up? I sent her, like, and she writes back twice.
Did I do something to piss her off? I don't know.
She hasn't mentioned anything.
Jer, look.
I need you to help me get in contact with her, ok? I haven't slept, ok? I'm scared I'm going crazy here.
I need her help.
I got to go.
What? Where? So Mr.
So Far, So Good, Mr.
I Can Handle My Brother, Mr.
I Know What I'm Doing.
Hey.
I never said I know what I'm doing.
Hmm.
- Who are you calling? - Bonnie.
A witch did this to him.
I'm on top of it, sister.
I've called her about 10 times.
She hasn't called me back.
Look.
I say until she does, let's just let Stefan be Stefan, fun, carefree, drunk Stefan without 100 years of vampire guilt on his shoulders.
That guilt came from a blood addiction that might still be hard-wired in his brain.
You take one philosophy class, now you're the queen of nature versus nurture? Hey.
Where'd he go? You don't see that cute, little waitress anywhere, do you? Don't scream.
Don't move.
I don't want to hurt you.
You seem really nice.
It's not like I want to rip your head off, but I keep being told that if I have one taste I won't be able to stop And although the thought of killing you scares the hell out of me, this feeling of hunger that I have inside of me is just so much more powerful.
Today, I'm the safe brother.
What kind of name is Honoria Fell? Shh.
You're kind of the one that killed her.
Oh.
Hindsight being 20/20, way too much temptation at the bar, so if this ripper gene is biological, then we need to minimize human contact until we get your brain all witchy-wooed back to normal, so here it is.
So this is the family crypt, huh? Anybody here I didn't kill? Well, we've covered our father, who art in hell.
Uncle Zach, my bad.
On the bright side, our mother died of consumption.
Oh, good.
Ooh! I got to go see a man about a witch.
Party on without me.
Brother For you And this is for you.
Well, I, uh, I certainly hope your family history was happier than mine.
Well, let's see.
In the last 3 years, I lost my adoptive parents, my birth parents, my aunt, our guardian Alaric, and my brother Jeremy died, although he came back to life, so there's that.
Wait.
Jeremy that lives in our house? Yeah.
After I had a breakdown and burned my house to the ground.
Hmm.
What? How do I not remember you? I mean, you're smart, you're pretty, you're funny.
Obviously, you're the strongest woman in the world if you managed to figure out a way to get through all that.
I surround myself with amazing people who help me through it.
Like you.
You're one of those people.
So bonded by death? Please don't tell me that we met in a cemetery.
Really? We met in a cemetery? Well, no officially, we met somewhere else first, but, um, you want to see? Yeah, sure.
Hello? Jeremy Gilbert picks up.
Wow.
It's a remembrance day miracle.
Now tell me you found Bonnie because I have a hungry vampire who forgot that he's the hero of the story.
I need you to come meet me, and I need you to come alone.
And I need you to be less vague and less weird.
I know where Bonnie is.
Get over here, and I'll explain.
Anything? No.
Sorry.
Actually, I think you were coming from that direction because I remember looking that way, so maybe if we switch.
Sure.
Ahem.
Right.
This is where we collided.
Let's try again, shall we? Hey, Elena.
As frustrating as it is for me not to have any memories, I really don't think that re-creating the time we met is magically gonna bring it all back.
Yeah, I know.
Right.
I'm sorry.
I It's just that seeing you like this is so Strange.
I'm strange? You were the one coming out of the men's bathroom.
Do I even want to know why? Let's just say that I was having a pretty horrible first day.
I want to show you something.
Come on.
Yeah, sure.
Come on! Close your eyes.
You close your eyes.
Come on, Stefan.
Trust me.
All right.
All right.
You can open them.
The view's great! Come on up.
How the hell do I get up there? Jump.
Just push off with every ounce of strength that you have.
Ok.
All right.
Well, I have to admit that was, uh That was actually pretty amazing.
You're the one who whooshed me up to the top of a ferris wheel once before I was a vampire.
Right.
You mean, when we dated.
I thought Damon hadn't gotten to that part.
I may have amnesia, but I'm not an idiot.
I'm 164-year-old vampire who went back to High School, so I'm guessing that had something to do with you.
Uh, yeah.
And obviously we're not together anymore, so I have a feeling me ripping people's heads off might have been a little bit of a turn-off.
Actually, no.
You were the most compassionate person I'd ever met.
You hated the idea of hurting anyone.
The guilt would overwhelm you.
You were always in control.
So I bored you to death? No.
Stefan, it wasn't you.
It was me.
Becoming a vampire changed me.
How'd you become a vampire? Why don't I show you? Meet me down there? Ok.
Togavirus.
Go.
Togavirus causes congenital rubella, whatever that is.
Ok, hot shot.
Red queen theory.
A theory often used to explain the contradictory relationship between predator and prey.
And why does the supposedly weaker species always stay one step ahead? Fear oar extinction.
The rabbit is faster than the fox because the fox is chasing its dinner.
The rabbit's running for its life.
Damn.
If Maxfield doesn't let you in, you can have my spot.
How did you learn all that so quickly? Well, whenever anyone tells me I can't do something, I prove them wrong.
Is that why you invited me here, to prove to your boyfriend you don't need him? I don't know where my boyfriend is.
That would require communication and mutual interest and respect, and I invited you here because you're smart and you're nice and, I don't know, I just kind of wanted to hang out with you.
I think that guy is doing a keg stand on his granddad's grave.
What? Uh, sorry.
I've just kind of wanted to do that.
Since move-in day.
Aplastic anemia.
Go.
Aplastic anemia.
Ok.
Where is she? Call her.
Get her here.
That's the problem.
I can't actually call her.
No one can.
Please don't do this, Jeremy.
I've been lying to everyone for months, and I can't keep lying knowing that everyone's waiting for her to swoop in and save the day.
I don't speak crazy person, Jer.
You're gonna have to translate that for me.
Think about it, Damon.
I was dead.
I wasn't supposed to come back.
Yes, exactly.
The beauty of Bonnie magic, which is what we need right now.
You're not hearing me.
Magic finds a balance.
I'm not supposed to be here.
No.
You can't just bring somebody back from the dead.
There is always a price to pay for it.
Don't say it, Jeremy.
Don't you dare.
She didn't show up to her dad's funeral, Damon.
Nobody has spoken to her all summer.
Please, Jeremy.
You say it, and everything in Elena's life goes to crap, do you understand me? Everything changes.
Do not say it, Jeremy.
Don't.
Bonnie's dead.
Damn it, Jeremy! You realize what you just did? Why would you say that? I'm sorry.
People need to know.
How is it cosmically possible to get into to accidents on the same bridge? I don't know.
Maybe it was fate drawing me back, saying that I cheated death the first time.
But if I was there both times, then why didn't I save you both times? Because the second time you saved my best friend Matt because I asked you to.
Ah.
Got it.
So I'm an idiot.
No.
You were the perfect boyfriend.
You valued what I wanted even if it wasn't what you agreed with.
Well, it's gonna take me a minute to wrap my head around that.
Fair enough.
It's working, you know? You're remembering? No.
I mean, this, whatever we're doing, the distracting, the sublimating, whatever you want to call it.
The urge to feed has settled.
I'm not, uh, hungry anymore.
Good.
Whatever monster I was capable of being I could see why I was different around you.
You were never a monster.
Elena, I saw my reflection in the mirror today.
I was scared of me.
Well, you never scared me.
The first time I saw you for what you were, I touched your face like this, and I told you not to hide.
Don't.
I'm with Damon.
You're with my brother.
And neither of you thought that was something that I should know? We weren't hiding it from you.
It's not that I'm sorry.
I just And just like that, the hunger returns.
I'm sorry, Stefan.
Hello? Dekuji, kristof.
What the hell? Cestovã¡nã bezpecná.
Hello Matt Donovan.
I'm the passenger inside you.
I know you have many questions, but all you need to know is that one day my friends will come looking for this blade.
Protect it at all costs Or this will be your throat.
Hey! Where are you? I've been calling.
I'm at home.
Look.
I really need to talk to you about something.
Damon, Stefan's gone.
What? What happened? I told him about you and me, and he just He stormed off and said that he was hungry.
Damon, there's an entire graveyard full of people here tonight.
Ok.
I'm on my way.
Stefan? Caroline Forbes, my best friend.
What, you recognize me? Well, I've studied pictures.
You are much hotter in person.
Sorry.
I'm I'm a little drunk.
Yeah.
Yeah.
I can see that.
Are you ok? Well if by ok, you mean heavily spiraling into ripper oblivion, then yes, I'm dandy.
Keg stand guy passed out, so I stole these.
Hey.
Do you mind just giving us a couple minutes? Yeah.
It's probably a good idea because I can sense from here that you have a paper cut on the palm of your left hand, and I want to rip your entire arm off.
Stefan! Go away, hide.
I'll find you.
Look.
I know that you're hungry, but you don't do people, ok? It just It doesn't end well.
What about blood bags? Do you have any blood bags? Yes.
In the car.
Come with me.
Hey, Caroline.
It's Jesse.
I don't know what's going on, but for some reason, I'm in a crypt in the cemetery, and I have no idea why.
Ohh! There.
That wasn't so bad, was it? I did it.
I stopped.
I don't know what you are, man, but Oh, I'm a ripper.
You know what that means? That means I literally can't stop feeding until I rip someone's head off, but look at us.
We're working it out.
Let me out of here, please.
I know I should let you out.
I'm good, right? I'm compassionate.
I live with this burning hunger inside of me that allows me to stay in control, but what do I have to show for it, huh? I don't know you, man.
I have no memories because my brain was fried.
My brother, who's been my brother for 160-some-odd years, stole my girlfriend, and my girlfriend let him, so you tell me what's the point of being good? I've been knocking.
Yeah, I noticed.
You're not gonna believe this, but Matt, wait.
There's something I need to tell you.
It's about Bonnie.
What? Is she back? What, Jer? Hey! Stefan, stop! This isn't you, ok? You might not remember, but I do.
You are better than this.
You are not this person.
I have to go.
What? I have to leave.
Stefan.
Oh, my God.
Jesse, Jesse, drink this.
You'll be ok.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry I got you into this, and I'm sorry I let you kiss me when I I'm just sorry.
Stefan, there you are.
We've been looking everywhere for y What you doing there, brother? Well, you know, just tying up a few odds and ends.
You sure you want to do that? Well, I know what I don't want.
I don't want to be the person in these journals anymore.
I don't want to live in this house.
I don't want my brother's advice.
I don't want to hear how I supported you, Elena, and I definitely do not want to continue this conversation.
Stefan, wait.
Don't worry.
I'm not gonna go on a ripper binge.
Besides, Caroline said she'd call me every hour to make sure I was ok, and, uh I actually do trust her.
But I think we just got dumped.
We need Bonnie.
Why hasn't she called us back? It's so unlike her.
He can't stay like this.
Elena, Bonnie can't help us.
Did you talk to her? What did she say? There's got to be something that she can do.
I mean, she'll figure it out.
She always does.
Bonnie's dead, Elena.
What?! She's dead.
I'm sorry.
Hey.
How you feeling? Hmm.
I'm feeling better, which in my world means I haven't committed a homicide since I last saw you.
I've been doing a lot of thinking today, a lot of wandering around, and this seemed like the most appropriate place to come.
What's wrong? It's Bonnie.
My friend, our friend.
She's dead.
Uh What What happened? Please don't ask because then I'm going to have to try to come up with an answer, which means I'm gonna have to actually think about it, and then I'll start crying, and I'm afraid that I might not ever be able to stop.
Hmm.
I'm sorry.
I I wish that I could remember her.
I don't know.
Part of me just wishes that I could trade places with you because without all the memories, maybe it wouldn't hurt so damn much.
It's ok.
It's not.
I'm never gonna see her again, and I have no idea where Tyler is, and I just got so used to them being there all the time, and now what? I'm supposed to just learn to move on without them.
How do I do that when all I have is this sadness and this anger and Me.
You have me.
Look.
You were there for me last night.
Sounds like you're always there for me.
So let me be there for you, ok? Hey.
I don't have any clothes.
I have nothing to wear.
I mean, I burned my house down with all of my funeral clothes in it.
I'm supposed to be strong, I'm supposed to have learned how to handle this, but I can't.
I can't keep doing this, Damon.
Stefan's gone, Bonnie's dead.
She gave up her life so that I could have my brother back, and I didn't even know about it.
I know.
I can't believe this is happening.
I can't believe she's gone.
I'm so sorry.
I'm sorry.
It's ok.
They need this.
I need this.
We ring this bell in honor of Bonnie, in remembrance for her.
I'm not sure what else to say.
Say that I'm not going anywhere, say that even though they couldn't see me I've been there the whole time.
She says that she's not going anywhere, that she has been here all along.
Bonnie has watched you have the summer of your life.
the summer of your life And I saw you happy, and I know you think now that you can't have a normal life That you have to be here for everyone, but you don't.
Everyone will find their way, so you are gonna repack your things, you're gonna go back to college, and you're gonna live it up.
You didn't do anything wrong, Matt.
You know I would have sent you I miss you.
Caroline I watched you decorate that dorm room like your life depended on it.
And I know that college isn't everything you expected and that you feel like something's missing, but Tyler.
That was good.
This is all I wanted.
I'll be ok.
We'll all be ok.
Your vitals are normal.
Don't sound so disappointed.
Tell me about your night.
Caroline Forbes took me to a party in Mystic Falls, and then It's kind of a big blank.
I must have been really drunk.
What's causing your memory loss didn't come in a red cup.
It appears you have vampire blood in your system, Jesse, which means you were either injured to the point of needing to be healed, or someone wants to turn you into a vampire.
I'm guessing the former, and then I'm guessing you were compelled to forget.
I'm sorry.
What? It's nothing to worry about.
The good news about having vampire blood in your system is that's step one to creating a new vampire.
This is step two.