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LITTLE MONSTER Stefan (Paul Wesley) worked through his appetite issues.
Matt woke up on the sofa with a cut on his left hand. He watched the video and saw himself answer the phone, his eyes go black for a second, and then he was speaking a different language. He hung up the phone, spotted the camera, picked up the knife, and addressed the camera. "Hello, Matt Donovan. I'm the passenger inside you. I know you have many questions but all you need to know is that one day my friends will come looking for this blade. Protect it at all costs." He cut his hand. "Or this will be your throat." EEK!
Damon got drunk and called Elena. She told him that Stefan was gone and hungry again before he could tell her that Bonnie was dead. Caroline ran into Stefan in the graveyard. He'd been studying pictures. He knew her name and that she was his best friend. "You are much hotter in person," he said. My shipper heart fluttered. "Sorry, I'm a little drunk." Jesse walked up with two drinks and Caroline quickly compelled him to leave and hide after Stefan spoke about Jesse having a paper cut. Stefan asked Caroline if she had any blood bags, and he ditched her when she turned to lead him to her car.
Jesse ended up at the family crypt, naturally, where he still had a good enough signal to phone Caroline to say he had no idea why he was there. That call was cut short when Stefan bit his neck. Stefan pulled himself off Jesse. "There, that wasn't so bad, was it? I did it. I stopped," Stefan said proudly. Jesse genuinely seemed to not know what Stefan was. So Stefan explained. Uh oh, this version of Stefan can still brood. He said he's good and compassionate, but he has nothing to show for it -- no memories, his brother stole his girlfriend and his girlfriend let him. What's the point in being good, Stefan asked. And then we saw a real Ripper face when he bit into Jesse again. That's the scariest vamp face we've ever seen on this show. Caroline ultimately pulled Stefan off him. She told Stefan that he was better than this, he's not this person. Stefan left. Caroline fed Jesse her blood and apologized. (Off-camera, she compelled him to forget what had happened.)
Stefan went back to Salvatore Mansion and burned his journals. He didn't want to be the person in those journals again. He said he trusts Caroline, who told him she'd call him every hour to make sure he's okay, and he left. "I think we just got dumped," Damon told Elena. Now she wanted Bonnie's help more than ever. Finally, Damon told her that Bonnie was dead.
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