By The Light Of The Moon.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Tyler goes through his first transformation, a new wolf arrives in town and Elijah makes a deal.

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Tyler packs up his chains as he watches the footage of his uncle transforming. He tries calling Mason and leaves a voice mail. His girl friend, Jules, gets it. She heads straight over and finds Tyler, informing him and his mom that Mason never arrived in Florida. He heads off and finds Caroline, telling her the latest. They rush off, right by Alaric. They go down to the crypt and he begins setting up the chains as she prepares the wolfsbane. He strips down and chains himself up. She watches as he tries to choke down the diluted wolfsbane. As he begins to turn, he tells her to leave, but she won't. She holds him as he convulses. When he gets out of control, she runs out and locks him in as he leaps around the room. Once he's transformed into a wolf, he claws at the door. She runs into the woods and later returns as the night goes on. She finds Tyler turned back into a person and huddled on the floor.

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Damon goes down to the crypt to see his brother and drop off a care package. Stefan asks him to keep Elena safe. When Damon is gone, Katherine begins taunting Stefan. She strips down and tells him they should make the best of the situation while Damon is with Elena. They start to make out but then he snaps out of it and barks at Katherine to stay out of his head. After a lot of silence, he challenges her to prove he can trust her. She offers to help him find Klaus and explains that Elena's mother found her once.

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Bonnie fills Elena in on the latest twists with the stone. Elena is more worried about Stefan being stuck in the pit with Katherine. Jeremy interrupts and Bonnie makes herself scarce. Elena swipes the moonstone and heads out. Bonnie intercepts her but Elena won't let them stop her on her suicide mission. Bonnie casts a spell to trap her in the house. Damon shows up and makes light of trapping her in. Jeremy worries about the full moon. Damon says 'vampire Barbie' is looking after Tyler. Alaric calls and tips him off about Mason's friend showing up. After the vampire leaves, Jenna shows up and tells her that one of her mom's old friends has roped her into helping out with the historical society. Elena's shocked to see this 'friend' is Elijah. "I hope to see you again some time soon," he tells Elena as he leaves. She runs upstairs and finds him there. He explains that he's not interested in breaking the curse and doesn't want vamps rushing around trying to take her to Klaus. He wants to use her to draw Klaus out himself. Elijah tells her to do nothing until he needs her. Then he'll draw Klaus out and kill him. Elijah goes down to the crypt and tells Stefan and Katherine that Elena requested his release. He lets Stefan out says Elena can explain the rest. Katherine begs him not to go but he does. He goes straight to Elena.

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Damon and Alaric are at the grill discussing the Lockwood situation. They spot Mason's mystery woman, Jules. Alaric swans over to be 'friendly' and then Damon pops over to tell him to get lost. They slip woolfsbane into her drink. They chat and he tells her he knows Mason. She won't drink the booze. They start grilling each other and he tells her to leave town. She say she smelled him the moment she met him and he's marked. After she storms off, Damon and Alaric run out. Ric warns him not to risk getting attacked and tells him to go home. He does. Rose is there to apologize... and she has nowhere else to go. A window breaks so he grabs a sword. A wolf jumps her and bites. He stabs it and it runs off. They're surprised when her wound starts to heal. They guess it must have been Jules. He's glad that a bite isn't killing her and they assume that must have just been a myth. She wants to stay and help him. They make out until he notices that her wound is festering.

Bonnie goes to see Luka to give him his chains back. He's angry that she was channeling, but lets her in and shows her all the spell books his father has collected. They go out back and set up some candles to unbind a talisman. She pulls out the moonstone and they start the spell. The stone hovers and then blows up. He heads back in and tells his father that Bonnie fell for the whole show. Luka hands him the stone.

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Cryptic Commentary: I didn't expect a deal with Elijah but that makes sense, though it makes you wonder what he really wants. It can't be that straightword. It was nice to Alaric having a little more to do. Also good was the whole Tyler transformation scene. He and Caroline are really consistently interesting together. But damn them for making Stefan and Katherine's make out a fake. I mean, come on: can't the guy do anything interesting?

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