'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Enzo Leads The Travelers Straight To Elena And Stefan
Damon, Stefan and Elena are attacked by a vengeful, and dead, Enzo while hiding out from the Travelers in The Vampire Diaries' “What Lies Beneath.”
At the Travelers compound, Tyler (Michael Trevino) wakes up in his own body, having seemingly taken back control of himself from Julian. Maria (Tamara Austin) tells him that Markos (Raffi Barsoumian) is planning on casting the spell with the blood of the doppelgangers today, sending Tyler into a rage and he shifts.
Over at the Salvatore house, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) enlisted Luke (Chris Brochu) to cast a locator spell to find Enzo (Michael Malarkey), but Luke is having no luck. Stefan (Paul Wesley) interrupts and manages to steer Damon away from discovering that Enzo is, in fact, dead, and that Stefan killed him.
He’s helped when Tyler arrives and tells them of Markos’ plan to take the doppelgangers today. Damon decides that it’s time for him, Elena and Stefan to hide out. Luckily Caroline’s (Candice Accola) father left an empty cabin in the wilderness for the brothers and their ex to escape to. Their close quarters create problems for Damon and Elena since Damon told his ex love that he needed to stay away from her. Meanwhile, Elena and Stefan are trying to keep the fact that Stefan killed Enzo a secret from Damon, and Enzo’s ghost is haunting them at the cabin. Even worse, with the Other Side breaking apart at the seams, spirits are able to physically affect the world around them, as demonstrated when Grams knocks over a lamp in Bonnie’s dorm room.
Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) get a text saying that Tyler is back, and Tyler wants Jeremy and Matt (Zach Roerig) to help him call Julian forward in his mind and tell them where Markos is so they can defeat him. They call Julian forth and torture him with wolfsbane and vervaine. Later, Matt stabs Tyler, desperate for answers, and Julian tells them that they need to get to his body, because Markos will be trying to make Tyler Julian’s permanent body.
Ghost Enzo Attacks Stefan, Damon And Elena
Over at the cabin, things get complicated when Caroline and Damon suspect that Stefan and Elena are hooking up again and decide to play a game of Never Have I Ever to get it out of them. Things take a pause when Damon calls out Stefan on lying about Enzo, but Stefan refuses to budge. Elena escapes the awkwardness and goes upstairs to take a bath. Enzo creeps up on her and forces her head underwater.
Elena manages to call Damon to help her, and is forced to tell him that Stefan killed Enzo. Caroline, Damon and Stefan figure out Enzo’s real plan: he attacked Elena to cause a distraction so he could get rid of Luke, disable the cloaking spell and lead the Travelers to the doppelgangers. Knowing the Travelers are probably on their way, the four vamps split up and search the grounds for Luke. Damon tells Stefan that he’s less angry that he killed Enzo and more angry that he lied about it. During their heart to heart, Stefan admits the real reason he wanted to keep Enzo’s death a secret from Damon: he didn’t want Damon to hate him. The sweet brotherly moment is interrupted when the brothers find Luke in the woodshed and are trapped by Enzo, who stabs them with wood and sets the whole place on fire. In a last ditch effort to save themselves, Damon tells Enzo that the other side is falling apart and he will figure out a way to revive Enzo.
Tyler Is Permanently Possessed
Bonnie and Jeremy track down Julian’s body, which is hidden in a creepy Traveler cave full of unconscious Travelers who are possessing the people of Mystic Falls. Before they can pick out Julian, Maria and her backup, Travelers show up, magically choke Jeremy and take Julian’s body. When Bonnie and Jeremy return to Tyler and Matt, Tyler starts having visions of Julian’s life – the Travelers started the spell to make Julian permanent.
Back at the cabin, Caroline and Stefan share a friendly/flirty moment about Enzo’s death and Damon and Elena also talk about Enzo. Damon reveals to Elena that he is desperately fighting the urge to spiral into a rage because he wants to be good for her. He kissed her, needing a moment to anchor himself, but not for anything more, apparently. Damon goes back to the cabin to finish getting their stuff, leaving Elena at the mercy of the Travelers! Markos shows up and grabs Elena.
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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