Rebekah (Claire Holt) caused quite a rift between Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) on The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 10 (“After School Special) while Damon (Ian Somerhalder) spent his time on hunter babysitting duty with Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Matt (Zach Roerig) at the lake house.
Here are the top ten biggest moments of the episode:
- Rebekah Kidnaps Elena
Rebekah, newly un-daggered, is causing quite a mess for Mystic Falls. Things start off with that April girl finally making herself useful by distracting Elena with her new information on the supernatural just long enough for the she-original to snatch her up. Time for the games to begin.
- New Mayor
Welp. Carol Lockwood bit the bullet, and she was already a replacement mayor. Coming in to pinch hit for her from the big seat is … drum roll please … Bonnie’s dad! Mr. No-Show is suddenly in the picture. How about that. “Dad, stop. You can’t come in here and start making rules,” she warns. Oh, but he will.
- Stefan Would’ve Taken the Cure
When Elena finds out Stefan aspired to take the cure and live out his days as a mortal alongside her, her expression is worth a thousand words. Even more priceless was her face when she finds out it was Caroline who spilled the beans about her rummaging the sack with Damon.
- Take that, Klaus
As revenge for his ill kill of the mayor, Damon gives Klaus a few bullets to the chest. “And here was I thinking you were the fun brother,” Klaus cleverly remarks.
- Compelled Confessional
Elena admits, full on, that she is in love with Damon … to Stefan. Ouch.
- Ciao, Pizza Girl
Fully prepared or not, Jer gets another stretch of his hunter’s mark when the local pizza girl turns out to be a vampire with a thirst for Matt’s blood.
- Love, Not IN Love
Elena still loves Stefan, but she’s not in love with him anymore, she explains. Damon makes her feel unpredictable, but Stefan makes her feel like a project that needs to be fixed. The dagger just keeps getting deeper. “How many more ways are there for you to rip my heart out?” he wonders.
- April + Shane = Linked
Bonnie’s new brand of magic is a little out of hand because as she tries to protect Professor Shane, she accidentally links him up with April. The poor chick almost drowns as a result.
- Erase Her Please
When Rebekah offers Stefan an out – the complete erasure of Elena from his memory – he opts in. She won’t oblige, of course – “I refuse to let you forget her the way Klaus made you forget me. But as least you know how he feels,” she explains.
- Damon’s Call
Despite what she’s just been through with Stefan, Miss Elena’s still got a silver lining to cling to. Now, she can let Damon know all the warm and fuzzies she feels for him. He offers one satisfied smile to the sky for that little memo.
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