Caroline is cleaning, much to Enzo’s bemusement because she switched her humanity off – but Caroline again shows us that even with her humanity off she’s still more sensible than the rest of the cast combined. And she’s still joining the school musical (she’s a drama major. Yes it says a lot that she’s been in college for this long and this is the first time we’ve heard about her major).
Oh she also tells Enzo about her master plan last episode which seems to rather worry Enzo. Though whether that’s because he’s afraid of her evil awesomeness or that his own petty revenge plans would be scuppered with a humanity-less Stefan and a dead Sarah I don’t know
Sarah is in hospital with her mind all compelled and Jo feeding her some lies. She’s not very happy about this and lets her new fiancé Alaric know. They’re keeping her in hospital so she doesn’t die with vampire blood in her system – which says a lot about how dangerous they think the area is. Jo’s also running through baby names in full on mummy mode. This seems all kinds of pointless but it does allow Jo to say “anyone named Alaric should not be allowed to name another human.”
Domesticity is ruined by Enzo shaming Alaric into helping capture Caroline. This means lots of Alaric and Enzo snarking at each other and pretending to be relevant.
Damon tries to vervain Stefan so they can re-humanity him but gets his wrist broken in the process. Stefan’s out and about with a lot of weapons so this is likely to get messy. Damon decides to break things to deal with this; he explains his frustration to Elena that the more people Stefan kills while a Ripper, the more guilt and whining Damon has to deal with when Stefan is human again. I almost like how Vampire Diaries isn’t even trying to pretend with its morality any more.
Damon also tells Elena about his dangerous evil mother. Elena, being Elena, decides this is the best way to get Stefan back – unleash a THIRD murderous evil vampire on the town. Damon objects but then decides to go ahead despite already saying what a terribad idea this is. But they’re going to need witch help for it
Which means Bonnie, who has barely been back 5 minutes and has already been treated appallingly by her so-called friends, is now being pressed into service. Bonnie is not amused because not only is Damon asking her help, he’s asking her to work with Kai
Bonnie, just murder the whole town. All of them.
Of course she agrees and they go see Kai who makes this even worse and demands that Bonnie goes with him to the prison world because this show just wants to make Bonnie suffer. At least she keeps telling everyone how terrible they are
Elena also decides to join (because they want to make Bonnie suffer, remember and she always has to be involved).