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The Vampire Diaries Episode: "Rose"

Season 2, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Elena is abducted by a masked stranger at the masquerade ball, and Stefan and Damon learn surprising information about vampires in the distant past. Meanwhile, Jeremy helps Bonnie after she casts an exhausting spell, and Caroline tries to make life easier for Tyler now that he is a werewolf.
Original Air Date: Nov 4, 2010

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Season 2, Episode 8
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Length: 42:16
Aired: 11/4/2010
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The Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: "Rose" Season 2, Episode 8

This week's episode begins after Elena is abducted at the masquerade ball. Will Stefan and Damon save her? Meanwhile, Bonnie and Jeremy get closer, while Caroline tries to make life easier for Tyler now that he's a werewolf.

So who's got Elena? Well, she's in the trunk of a car on her way to an undisclosed location where the driver meets some dude in sunglasses. Once they exchange Elena, the driver gets eaten up, so you know Mr. Sunglasses isn't messing around.

Back in Mystic Falls, Damon reminds Caroline not to tell Tyler their secret. But as Tyler learns how strong and super-human he has now become, he can't help but think that Caroline isn't telling him the truth. He grabs her arm and when she fights back even stronger, Tyler knows Caroline is not a human. Still, she plays it off like she has no idea what he's referring to.

In a vacant house, we learn that Trevor and Rose are the people who have kidnapped Elena. They're using her as a bargaining chip so that they can finally stop running from Elijah, who Rose calls, their "worst nightmare."The two of them have been running from Elijah and "the originals" for 500 years. Trevor once mistakenly put his trust in Katerina (who we know as Katherine), and in return, he pissed off Elijah. Since Elena is her true doppelganger, she can be the sacrifice to break the spell that was set with the moonstone years and years ago.

Bonnie uses blood for a tracking spell, and like that, the blood points out on a map where Elena has been taken. Stefan and Damon hit the road to save her. In the car, Stefan admits he's been slowly increasing his blood intake by feeding on Elena to build his strength. "How romantic," Damon says. "Since we're roadtrip bonding... what happened to that guy, he was a hoot?" Damon adds. "Guess he found something else to live for," Stefan responds.

Tyler shows up at Caroline's still searching for answers. He thinks she's a werewol, and she laughs at the thought. She then shows her teeth and reveals that she's actually a vampire. She tells him that alcohol actually helps and then they talk. Caroline makes him promise that no one will find out about them, and then Tyler admits he's scared as they hug. I love Matt, but I kind of like this pairing.

Bonnie and Jeremy continue to get close as he worries about his sister. Bonnie tries one more spell and her nose begins to bleed and she faints. But it works because 100 miles away, Elena finds a note saying "Stefan and Damon are coming for you, B." Elijah then shows up, and Rose explains that Katerina didn't burn in the church in 1864, she's alive. Elijah seems satisfied with being brought her doppelganger and then kills Trevor and tells Rose she's now free. Elena brings up the moonstone in order to stall, and Elijah rips off her vervain necklace and compels her to tell him where it's hidden. Soon after, Damon and Stefan arrive and then manage to stake the 500-year-old Elijah. As Elena runs down the stairs, Damon gives her a smile before realizing she's running to his brother and not him. Poor Damon.

Back at home, Stefan tells Damon they can't fight if they're going to keep Elena safe. For the first time, Stefan says he's sorry for being the guy who made Damon turn 145 years ago. He says it was selfish and that he needed his brother. Rose then shows up and tells Stefan she doesn't want to run anymore. She tells him that Elijah may be dead (well, in the last scene we see he's not), but that the originals will still come for Elena. They'll do it for their leader, Klaus, she says.

Damon shows up at Elena's bedroom, returning her vervain necklace. But before he gives it back he says, "What I'm about to say is probably the most selfish thing I've ever said in my life. I love you, Elena. And it's because I love you that I can't be selfish with you. I don't deserve you, but my brother does." And then he kisses her forehead, but then compels her to forget it all. 

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This week's episode begins after Elena is abducted at the masquerade ball. Will Stefan and Damon save her? Meanwhile, Bonnie and Jeremy get closer, while Caroline tries to make life easier for Tyler now that he's a werewolf.

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