'Vampire Diaries' recap: Kill Bill: Vol. 1
In Mystic Falls, Elena and Damon are growing closer, a fact which neither escapes Alaric's notice, nor pleases him. When Alaric gets Damon alone, he tells our Evil Pixie Monster to take a beat, where Elena is concerned. Damon spent a lot of time with John Locke when he was Boone on Lost, so he gets all "Don't tell me what I can't do!" Meanwhile, Bonnie is back. After giving big smoochies to Jeremy (who sees Anna in the mirror during said smoochies) Bonnie joins Elena and Caroline for some girl time. They all catch up on each other's lives, and Caroline makes it plain that she knows Elena's got a little thing for Damon, despite herself, and that Elena should not have a little thing for Damon because he is, after all, DAMON. Care Bear points out that if her own Daddy can't change her, Elena has pretty much no chance of changing Damon. It's during this time that Gloria is working her necklace-finding Ju-Ju, so it starts burning Elena's neck. When she takes it off and hands it to Bonnie for mystical inspection, it sparks, causing Bonnie to drop it to the floor. Later, when the girls are trying to figure out what's up with the necklace, it levitates on its own. Bonnie pronounces it magical (gee, ya think) and keeps it for further investigation. Toward the end of the episode, Elena meets up with Bonnie in town, and gets the necklace back, but as soon as she has it, she disappears, because PSYCHE, that was Katherine. Bonnie, aren't your powers strong enough for you to tell the difference between your best friend and a hellcat like Kiki?
There's a Founders' Event at the Lockwood Mansion. The Council meets during it, and as the meeting closes, Liz, Carol and Damon are surprised to see Bill Forbes show up, because earlier in the episode, Liz had Damon compel Bill to forget what he knows about Caroline and head back to wherever it is that he lives now. It seems Bill has trained himself to be uncompellable (note to spellcheck: if compellable is a word, uncompellable is too), a trick he picked up during his research into mind control. Damon meets up with Alaric and Elena, after his confrontation with Bill, and tells them Bill wants the Council to dose the town's water supply with vervain. Elena allows that that's not a bad idea. When Damon complains that he should have killed Bill instead of trying to compel him, Alaric again gets up in Damon's grill, so Damon kills him. But don't worry, it doesn't stick and Damon knows it won't stick, because Alaric is wearing his Protect-o ring.