Humanity-less Caroline is drinking and invoking her dead mother so as not to be cut off. It’s harsh and nasty – and still not even slightly as tasteless as asking whether Stefan likes her in front of her mother’s open casket. Anyway because she has no humanity, dead mumsy no longer features but tight shoes are still a pain. Being humanity-less means she’s also happy to flirt with Liam (who is very hot, it has to be said – this is one of Elena’s brief cast offs)
Snack food time!
Stefan and Elena are looking for Caroline – and Bonnie appears! Champagne time as Bonnie finally gets to change her clothes (and a nice touch of Bonnie not being completely unscathered – a champagne cork startles her). They also explain Jeremy not coming back because they’re not going to tell him so he can have a normal life
Don’t stare at this storyline too much, it’s too fragile. Instead Caroline comes home and, obviously, isn’t all emotional about Bonnie’s return because she
hasn’t experienced true happiness and got her soul back
has switched off her humanity. Anyway, Caroline didn’t kill Liam because while
she is delightfully evil, she’s also practical and doesn’t want to deal with
the police or body disposal both of which are just sooo annoying.
Anyway, this is Caroline’s deal – since she has proven she can handle her evil and she is smart enough not to want Elena to arrange an intervention, she wants a year. A year where Elena et al lets her be evil trusting that even if she’s not moral enough to be good, at least she’s smart enough not to be evil. She will go evil if anyone tries to make her human before that
Stefan’s angsty. Damon’s generally not caring all that much. Stefan goes investigating Caroline’s non!rampage which means asking Liam questions about his kissing technique.
Kai is still around. Oh dear gods why is Kai still around? And he is still telling us how all this guilty stuff is annoying. He’s annoying Damon who apparently wants Kai around while he digs up his dead mother to try and be sure if she is actually dead (something Damon is rooting for because he’s not up to dealing with vampiric magical imprisoned mummydearest) This show has had far too many mothers in coffins lately. Unsurprisingly, she isn’t dead
So probably is a magically trapped vampire and likely evil. Kai agrees to help Damon get to his (very likely evil) mother, in exchange for a meeting with Bonnie so
she can beat him repeatedly with a lead pipe
until only mush remains he can say sorry.
Enzo is still ingratiating herself with Sarah Salvatore who just learned about vampires last week. Ye gods does anyone, anywhere in the entire world actually care? Sadly we’re dragged along anyway while Enzo shows off his powers and reveals he’s a vampire. She’s weirdly unimpressed – and Caroline drops in for more fun. Enzo rolls his eyes over
Time for inevitable party time. Yes even evil Caroline organises parties. It’s like some deep seated compulsion with her. If she were ever trapped in a Gemini prison dimension she would have the whole place festooned with streamers.
To the party and Caroline is… partying, but generally behaving herself. While Bonnie burns a guy who gets far too grabby for her liking. Bonnie is still awesome. Elena, in a moment of actual common sense, thinks that Caroline may actually be in control and maybe they don’t have to do anything – but Stefan can’t have that he’s consumed by the guilt weasels! Because it’s all his fault!