The Vampire Diaries recap: The Cabin in the Woods

Enzo screwed up the plan to hide Elena and Stefan from the Travelers, and the battle for Tyler's body went just as poorly
Ep. 20 | Aired May 1, 2014

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Enzo realized he, too, could touch things in our plane after he got pissed overhearing Stefan talk to Elena about his death while getting wood. (Not a euphemism, Caroline!) Inside the cabin, bartender Damon made drinks and Caroline prepared a game of Charades with the theme of secrets people think they're getting away with. Hint, hint. At Salvatore Mansion, Bonnie told Jeremy that when she pictured their romantic day together, she didn't see him and two other guys. You know, Bonnie, that is not a bad visual to have. The boys had Tyler chained up and brought forth Julian. They made Julian drink a vervain-wolfsbane cocktail.

Markos yelled at Maria for not being able to tell that Julian wasn't in the body that she was trying to dry hump earlier. He wanted to hear more chanting as the Travelers went on the move. Bored now. I hope next episode Markos gets more to do. This show isn't the same when the bad guy isn't as compelling as the good guys.

As Caroline predicted, it was Stelena versus her and Damon in Charades, and Stefan and Elena were winning. (Except for when it comes to quality eyerolls.) Damon wanted to play Never Have I Ever. In the end, it was so Caroline could ask if Elena had kissed a Salvatore brother that day and Damon could ask Stefan if he'd lied about Enzo's whereabouts. Elena excused herself for bed and drew a bubble bath -- that Enzo promptly drowned her in. Damon found her and asked why a ghost would be targeting her...

Matt and Jeremy continued to torture Julian with Matty Blue Eyes going full Zero Dark Thirty on Tyler's body. Julian didn't know where Markos is, but he said knowing Markos, he'd be looking to make Tyler's body Julian's permanent home. Well, as long as the body stays on the show, I thought...

Caroline overheard Stefan calling Bonnie to confirm that ghosts like Enzo can now touch things on our plane, and she figured out Enzo was dead. Elena had told Damon, and Damon was pissed. But they had bigger problems: Enzo had screwed with Luke, who was gone, so there was no masking spell. Markos had their location.

The girls went off into the woods looking for Luke: Caroline was annoyed that Elena hadn't told her the truth about Enzo, and Elena wondered where Caroline's accusation about her and Stefan sucking face had come from. Setting up that Caroline will acknowledge that she has feelings for Stefan by season's end, are we?

The boys had it out, too: Damon seemed to be more upset that he didn't feel that Enzo was gone, just as he didn't feel Stefan was missing last summer or Katherine was a passenger in Elena.

NEXT: A little less conversation, a little more action, everyone

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