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OFF WITH MY BROTHER'S HEAD Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had to "kill" Stefan just long enough for Silas to toy with Qetsiyah.
At the costume ball, the hottest serial killer in the place (Caroline as Bonnie) admitted she'd emailed the decorating committee some suggestions. Stefan was there, dressed as James Dean. He was buzzed and on the verge of having a good time so he grabbed Caroline to dance. (Stefan always did like to dance.) Elena and Damon were dressed as Anne Boleyn and and Henry VIII. Damon wanted to dance -- that boy loves to dance -- but Elena wasn't in the mood. She said it's not her fault that Bonnie died but it is her fault that she didn't figure it out sooner. She's not gonna let Megan's death fall through the cracks, too. She talked to Aaron and compelled him to tell her whether he killed Megan (no) and why he's avoiding her -- because everyone around him dies. It's a curse, he said, and if she had any idea about survivor's guilt, she'd leave him alone. She compelled him to forget the conversation, but now we know why showrunners Julie Plec and Caroline Dries have said Aaron would become a genuine friend to Elena through their shared tragic backstories.
Qetsiyah approached Stefan at the bar and wanted to buy him an "I'm sorry" drink. It would take a keg, Damon said, and led Stefan away. Stefan critiqued Damon as a wingman -- "Trust me, the last guy to hit on her is still paying for it," Damon responded -- and then Silas was there. "Hello, me." Ha. Damon snapped Stefan's neck. You were angry, and yet, that serious amount of cleavage Damon was rockin' made you want to forgive him. When Stefan is "dead," the link between them is gone and Silas has his psychic powers back. (Sure. Why not.) Silas was going to pose as Stefan: This face won Qetsiyah's heart before, he said. A woman never forgets her first love no matter how badly it ended. (Hear that, Damon?)
Caroline and Tyler weren't having the best time: She was ready to leave and go use the handcuffs that came with their costumes. He told her he didn't come back just to get her in bed. She thought he meant he wanted to talk to her as well, but we all knew he was hinting at something more. Qetsiyah and Silas were having a better time -- talking about her love of bacon, then dancing. He admitted he'd wanted to hear her say she still loves him, but when she wouldn't, he got down to business. Using his powers, he got her to tell him she created the anchor but the Travelers hid it after they killed her. They move it frequently. She's there to find a pendant of hers on display that will increase her power so she can do the locator spell that will help her find the anchor. He told her to forget their conversation. Off she went, just as Stefan came to. He was pumped with vervain, so Damon could easily snap his neck again after he explained he was doing this to get Bonnie back for Elena.
Katherine found Nadia collapsed in an alley with the cane still stuck in her chest. TWIST TIME: That story about Katherine in 1645 was bogus. Klaus' minions never would have confused someone else for her. Nadia finally told the truth: Katherine had killed her mother, but it was on April 6, 1492 in a little cottage in England. She stuck her mother's head in a noose and pushed her off the chair. Longtime fans knew it already, because they've seen that moment in flashback: "My name is Nadia Petrova. And you are my mother." This should be interesting! (Also, you totally thought of, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," too, right?)
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