The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 18
I Never Could Love Like That
As The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 18 begins, Caroline and Stefan show up at the bar for a little humanity-free fun.
Enzo takes Sarah Salvatore to the Salvatore mansion after revealing the history of her origins. He's shocked to find Lily Salvatore opening the door and whisks Sarah away. She turned him into a vampire in 1903.
Elena encourages Damon to give his mother a chance and he refuses. He provides Elena a distraction when she almost discovers the cure hiding in his t-shirt drawer. As breakfast with Lily comes to a close, Elena gets a phone call from Jo. Someone has been attacking Whitmore students.
Enzo continues driving Sarah away from the Salvatore house and explains more of her life history along the way. Then he tells her the story of how he came to be a vampire. In 1903, he tried to board a ship to America. When the captain wouldn't let him on board because he was sick, Lily rescued him. Enzo compels her to forget everything but she's on vervain. She stabs a needle into Enzo's neck, courtesy of Matt.
Caroline and Stefan sing karaoke, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," to be exact, right in the middle of study hour at the bar. Matt and Tyler walk into the bar for food and stumble into the middle of Caroline's entrancing performance.
Damon takes Lily on a ride to campus to check out the murders and he teaches her to text along the way. All she seems concerned with is rescuing her friends. She reveals that she knows about the cure and wonders if he wants to give it to Elena.
Elena fills Jo in on the return of Lily Salvatore and the fact that Kai's trapped. Then she learns that Jo is pregnant.
After singing, Caroline decides to play "Caroline Trivia" with Matt and Tyler asking them questions about herself. Whomever answers correctly gets to live. When neither of them answer the final question correctly, Caroline announces it's time for both of them to die.
Jo and Elena continue walking through the hospital checking on patients. It's obvious Elena has issues with being a vampire and Jo asks her about them.
Sarah questions Enzo about why she trusted him and whether he's the one who mind-controlled her. Sarah reveals that she's always found death alluring.
While on their way to find Stefan and Caroline, Damon learns that Lily didn't return to America to find her sons. She can't reconnect with the woman who was their mother and worries that she won't be able to be the person Stefan needs. Then she says she feels nothing for her sons because she spent so long with her new family before walking away from Damon.
Tyler breaks a chair and turns it into a stake threatening either Caroline or Stefan to come for him. He lunges for Caroline and she uses Matt as a human shield. He takes the stake instead of her.
Damon calls Elena from Alaric's classroom to tell her about the conversation with his mother. He believes Lily will be unable to help them. To convince her to try, he gives her the Ascendant.
As Matt bleeds out in the Skull bar and Stefan and Caroline taunt Tyler, Damon enters with Lily Salvatore. Caroline stabs Stefan in order to get out of the bar before the humanity-switching starts again. At the hospital, Matt refuses to take Elena's blood preferring instead to be treated by a doctor.
Lily starts her conversation with Stefan by saying she's a ripper and blaming herself for his guilt. Damon gets into her head in order to help her speak to Stefan and their plan works. Stefan turns his humanity back on and goes looking for Caroline.
Elena visits Matt to ask why he's refusing her blood. He tells her it's because he can't be friends with vampires any longer.
Enzo plans to compel Sarah to disappear but ends up just setting her free instead. Damon finds Elena outside the hospital and she tells him she wants to throw Jo a baby shower because the baby is the happiest news they've had in a while. Damon knows a life with him is Elena's consolation prize.
Jo tells Damon that they have to get the Ascendant back but it's too late. Lily's companions are siphoners, like Kai, but they're also vampires.