Elena is studying with Stefan. Yes we are actually maintaining the dubious fiction that Elena is involved in education. They also appear to be drinking coffee and not neat bourbon. Who are these people? Bonnie arrives to join the study session – well, actually to exposition. See, with the Other Side falling apart, Bonnie’s existence is also in jeopardy, if the Other Side collapses, the Anchor will also die. Bonnie has apparently accepted death but Elena talks her out of it.
Anyway to the Traveller invasion (we nearly spent 2 seconds on Bonnie’s problem and Matt and Jeremy realise the Traveller Knife is missing and that Liv’s assessment of them and Tyler as the three stooges actually gave them waay to much credit. Damon arrives for the knife and to randomly threaten to kill them with his keys (they won’t invite him in. And I am always amused by Damon’s nicknames for Jeremy). Damon, realising the peril of working with the less-than-brilliant pair, calls Enzo for some competent help against the Travellers, but he has other plans.
Tyler, possessed by Traveller Julian, is chained up with Markos in their new hideout (they keep moving, also, Hybrids are hard to keep possessed). Markos reminds us of the case that keeps his people nomadic and how they intend to break it – first test on doing that is to have Sloane drink Tyler’s blood and then have her throat slit. Their plan is to become vampires/hybrids?
Personally I think the Travellers lost to the witches because all their magic requires something special to bleed or a whole back up group to chant along with you. I also think that cattle are not the first creature that comes to mind when I think “roaming”
Daisy is actually a jetsetting world traveller, thank you very much.
Anyway, Enzo joins Elena and Stefan (for a brief moment we nearly saw Bonnie talk to Liv about saving her life but the camera-man realised Elena wasn’t in shot and quickly jerked back round). Anyway, Enzo wants to talk about Maggie, the woman he developed a Stockholm-Syndrome-like attachment too because, unlike his other captors, she refrained from eye-stabbing. Awwww, how sweet. He hasn’t seen her since 1950 and apparently that’s because someone beheaded her. Enzo isn’t amused that someone killed the object of his creepy domestic fantasies. She died in Mystic Falls in 1960 and Enzo thinks it was Stefan because Stefan killed people as well. Stefan denies it
So Enzo whistles up Liv to use her witchy powers on Elena and Stefan – because Enzo has Luke captured by mind controlled rugby players (wait, wait, Luke is a witch? Ad 2 normal humans can hold him prisoner? We’ve seen witches just look at people and cause brain-haemorrhaging migraines… but Luke can’t?) and threatens to kill him if Liv doesn’t obey.
Stefan and Elena are tied up (Elena showing her scintillating intellect and being duly mocked for it by Enzo) while Enzo reads aloud from his prison guard’s diary. She loved her little imprisoned pet vampire really and it was so sad that she assumed Enzo was a dead lab rat and not her own personal lab rat. Oooh booo hoo sadness. Enzo uses Bonnie’s phone to fill Damon in because, I don’t know, convoluted rescue I guess.