While Silas tried to strange Bonnie with her own mind, Elena went to see Jeremy's grave and critique the uninspired writing on the stone, "Brother and Friend." She broke down in tears. She realized Stefan was right: Killing Katherine would do nothing for her. At this point, I started writing WHY ISN'T JEREMY COMING BACK??? in my notes. Elena said she can't move on and doesn't want to. If that makes her weak, then fine. She can't handle him being gone or feeling like this anymore. WHERE IS HE??? Someone showed up -- Kol.
In the hellmouth, Grams finally appeared to tell Bonnie that her suffocating wasn't real. She got her to breathe again. I got teary again there. We found out Grams has been fine this whole time, watching over Bonnie. Bonnie apologized for messing up. Grams told her that she was powerful enough to immobilize Silas herself; screw Qetsiyah.
Damon stumbled into Silas when he looked like Alaric and put a chain around his neck. Bonnie literally worked her magic and made Silas turn into stone again, like Qetsiyah had. He was becoming his true self, Bonnie said, before it was complete. So I guess we HAVEN'T seen the real Silas? He just wanted to play Phantom of the Opera for a while?
At Jeremy's grave, Elena's ass was getting kicked. She told Kol to kill her, he'd be doing her a favor. He was about to oblige when he had to drop her to catch a stake. JEREMY! I guess it took him a long time to find his crossbow -- that's why we didn't see him sooner. "How many times do I need to kill you?" Jeremy asked him. "Kill me once, shame on you. Kill me twice, shame on --" oops, Kol didn't get to finish that thought. Stefan was there to snap his neck. "Let's leave it at that, shall we?" Stefan quipped. Jeremy went to Elena, who was lying on the ground. When she reached out to touch him, I got chills. Like really long chills. And then I teared up again.
While everyone stood around and tried to figure out what to do with Silas' body, Elena and Bonnie made peace. Then Bonnie got to hug Jeremy. She said she'd give Jeremy and Elena as much time as she could, but she was going to have to put up the veil. I wanted more of a goodbye between Jeremy and Bonnie -- do you think she already knew she was going to try to bring Jeremy back? When Elena and Jeremy embraced, it was so sweet. It made me think about how wonderful it'd feel to hug my late father again. But then I thought about having to lose him again. Another tender moment in that scene: When Stefan told a newly stable Elena, "Welcome, back."
Stefan went to the Grill, and Caroline was there ready to toast the (temporary?) end of Silas. He was still Mr. Blue. "There was someone that I thought I would see today, and I didn't. That's all," he explained. "You better mean me," answered... LEXI! "You've got to be kidding me," Stefan said, getting up to hug her. So great to see him smiling. "Thank you for keeping an eye on this one," Lexi told Caroline. So great. Later, we'd seen them walking and laughing and Lexi joking that Stefan had replaced her with another blonde. "She's cute," she said of Caroline. Stefan told her not to start. (No, Lexi, start!)
Alaric and Damon were off burying Silas' body and having a drink themselves. Damon said he thought Alaric had cut back, and Alaric said he thought Damon would take care of the children. Ah, so now Damon knows Alaric was there the night that Damon visited his grave and gave that great monologue. Alaric had found the cure in Silas' pocket and gave it to Damon. Damon didn't know what the hell to do with it. "Get the girl," Alaric said.
This was all too happy a note to end on, clearly. Back at the hellmouth -- or perhaps we could call it Candle Cave -- Bonnie told Grams that she wasn't bringing the veil back up just yet. She wanted to bring Jeremy back for good for Elena. Grams told her no. But Bonnie said she has all the power and got superveiny and Grams couldn't even watch, she disappeared. Bonnie collapsed to the ground. "Can she be dead?!!!" I wrote.
We got one more look at Matt and Rebekah, who'd emerged from the Grill. Matt thanked her for pulling Caroline out of the hallucination but wait: Who's that in the town square? ALEXANDER, Rebekah's Hunter ex. She told Matt they needed to get out of there. They turned to run, but there were Connor and Vaughn. Ooh, this is gonna be goooood.
Bonnie came to and stood up. Grams eventually touched her shoulder. "I'm sorry, Bonnie. The spell, it was just too much," she said. Bonnie turned to see her body was still on the ground. "Ohmygod... I'm dead," she said. Exact quote from my notes: "YAYYYYY!"
So I wonder what's going to happen next week. If Bonnie is in her cap and gown, will she pretend she's still alive for Elena's sake until we get an emotional goodbye? Will she get to leave with Jeremy? Who do you want to get the cure? Will it be a letdown if it's Elena?