2×12 – The Descent

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Plot Summary

Elena has a new plan for the future, but Stefan has his own thoughts about how she should handle the situation. Damon tries to get the truth out of Jules and asks Elena to watch Rose, but things quickly become dangerous. Matt and Caroline try to be honest about how they feel about each other, and Caroline is surprised to see how Tyler reacts to her generosity. Damon finds it difficult to hide his true feelings when a life-and-death situation impacts him more than he expected.

Music

“Impossible” by Anberlin
“The Last Time” by The Daylights
“The Mall & Misery” by Broken Bells
“Take Me To The Riot” by Stars
“Country Lane” by Telekinesis
“I Like It A Lot” by Death Ships
“DLZ” by TV On The Radio

Quotes

Damon: I feel, Elena. Ok? And it sucks!

Rose: What do you call this whole deal with Elijah?
Elena: I call it my best option.
Rose: It’s the easiest option.

Damon: I’m lost…
Jessica: You’re laying in the middle of the road.
Damon: Not that kind of lost. (sits up) Metaphorically. Existentially.

Caroline: Everybody just needs to stop kissing me!

Damon: Jessica, I have a secret. I have a big one and I’ve never said it out loud. I mean, what’s the point? It’s not going to change anything. It’s not going to make me good. Make me adopt a puppy. I can’t be what other people want me to be. What she wants me to be. This is who I am, Jessica.
Jessica: Are you going to hurt me?
Damon: I’m not sure. Because you are my existential crisis. Do I kill you? Do I not kill you?
Jessica: Please don’t.
Damon: But I have to, Jessica. Because I’m not human and I miss it. I miss it more than anything in the world. That is my secret. But there is only so much hurt a man can take.
Jessica: Please don’t.
Damon: OK. (compelling her) You’re free to leave.
(Jessica starts to run, Damon changes his mind and kills her)

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