The Vampire Diaries RECAP 12/12/12: Season 5 Episode 10 “Fifty Shades of Grayson”

The Vampire Diaries RECAP 12/12/12: Season 5 Episode 10 “Fifty Shades of Grayson”

The CW’s much loved supernatural drama, The Vampire Diaries, returns tonight after a brief break with an episode called “Fifty Shades of Grayson.”  On tonight’s show Elena is horrified by Dr. Wes’ confessions about the dark history of Whitmore College and his own ultimate goal.   If you missed the last episode don’t fret; you can get all caught up by checking out our full recap RIGHT HERE.

On last week’s episode  Stefan continues to offer Katherine his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline showed up with an unusual form of therapy. After trying to make amends with Caroline, Elena grews so concerned about Damon that she turned to Aaron for help. Later, when Damon told Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, she shared the disturbing information she just learned about her own family. Finally, Aaron decided on a desperate course of action after a conversation with Dr. Wes.

On tonight’s show  show Damon (Ian Somerhalder) realizes Elena (Nina Dobrev) is in danger and enlists Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) help to find her.  The brothers pay a visit to Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos), and Damon shocks Stefan by revealing his first-hand knowledge of Aaron’s family.  In an attempt to stop Damon, Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) unleashes his secret weapon, forcing Damon to deal with a part of his past he thought was gone forever, as well as the consequences of his decades-long plan for revenge.  Meanwhile, Elena is horrified by Dr. Wes’ confessions about the dark history of Whitmore College and his own ultimate goal.  Finally, a frantic Katherine (Nina Dobrev) turns to Matt (Zach Roerig) for help, until she realizes that Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) may be the one who can solve her problem.

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 episode 10 “Fifty Shades of Grayson” airs at 8PM tonight on the CW and we will be live blogging it will all the up-to-the-minutes. So come back to this spot and spend the evening with us enjoying the show! Make sure to refresh often to get the most current update!

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Damon punches the walls of his cell in captivity. He knocks a rock loose and grabs one of the bullets Aaron dropped when he shot Damon. He uses these to try and break the bars loose. He kicks the gated door viciously and it finally swings open!

Katherine awakes in bed smiling and turns to Stefan who is still asleep. She notices a clump of her hair has fallen out and covers herself with a blanket and runs out of the room as Stefan wakes mystified. She pins her hair up and stuff it under a hat as she’s rushing out when Damon comes in and asks if Elena is there. He calls for Stefan and she says he hasn’t seen her either since he was with her all night.

Elena wakes in the lab but is still drugged out somewhat. She sees the stairs and then a ball bouncing down them. Maxwell calls her by her assigned number and she asks where she is. He asks if it looks familiar and sees a machine hooked to her. It’s a dialysis machine. He knocks her out with an anesthesia gas.

Stefan asks where Damon has been and he says he was captured and Elena is missing. He thinks Maxwell still has her. Damon says they need some leverage to use against Maxwell. Damon finds Aaron and asks if he thinks he should kill him or try and use him to get Elena loose. He tries to run but then Stefan is there to stop him.

Elena wakes again as Maxwell takes digital notes on the experiment. She tells him to let her go and he says he will when he’s done with her. He tells her Aaron thought he had a death curse but it was just Damon slaughtering his family members. She asks how he justifies torturing vampires and he says it’s all in the name of science. He reads notes to her about electrocuting vampires and she says he’s a monster. He tells her he’s reading from her father’s journal and that everything he’s doing to her he learned from her Dad.

Aaron says he doesn’t know where Maxwell took Elena. Aaron asks who Stefan is and he says that he’s his brother and is dangerous because he’s in the middle of a psychotic break. Stefan demands to know why Damon thinks that and he says he knows he slept with Katherine. Stefan says he’s jealous and Damon says he’s disturbed.

Aaron wants to know why he’s not dead and Damon tells him to shoot for the heart next time. Damon says they’re going to call Wes and tell him if he hands over Elena they won’t rip his arms off. Elena wakes up again and is horrified that she’s trapped in her dad’s clinic in the basement. He tells her that it’s just a condemned building where no one will find them. He gets a call from Aaron and heads outside to take it.

Aaron tells him that unless he hands over Elena, Damon will kill him. Maxwell agrees and says to meet in the classroom. Maxwell wakes up Enzo and asks when was the last time he was out in civilization. He shoots him up with something that he says will guarantee he’ll comes back to Maxwell. He tells Enzo he needs to do some catching up with Damon!

Elena is with Matt in the woods and he’s helping her do a handstand. She tells him she’s training him to make her hot and prolong death as long as possible. She realizes she didn’t hear what he said and she’s going deaf. She begs for water and guzzles some water. Matt asks why she just doesn’t have a vampire turn her. She says her buddy rejects the blood and she realizes her vision is going soon.

Nadia tells her that suicide isn’t very motherly – Stefan gave her the suicide note. She punches mama Katherine in the face for not saying goodbye before she tried to off herself.

Damon catches Stefan up on his capture and experimentation torture back in the 1950s. Aaron tells Damon to tell Stefan the rest of the story and they tell him to shut up.

Katherine tells Nadia that she’s changed her mind about the suicide and asks if she might ever forgive her. Nadia says she’s there because she has an idea to keep her mom alive.

Elena wakes again and sees the stairs she went down as a child chasing her bouncy ball. She recalls seeing medical records on big shelves and hearing noises behind a metal door. She asks Maxwell when he met her Dad and he tells her. She asks if her Dad ever brought a vampire to the basement before. She says the basement always creeped her out as a kid.

Elena asks where Enzo is and he says he’s on a daytrip to work out some unfinished business with Damon. She asks “what did you do?”

The brothers and Aaron head into Maxwell’s classroom and Damon is shocked to find Enzo waiting for them – he calls Damon 2051 and tells him it’s been awhile.

Stefan asks who he is and he introduces himself as Lorenzo and says his friends call him Enzo but that he has no friends. Damon says that they were in captivity together and Enzo reminds him he left him to die. Enzo tells them to take a seat and says he’s been waiting 70 years to tell his story.

Elena asks Maxwell if Enzo was the one who killed Megan. Max tells her he’s drained her of enough blood to start phase 2 but won’t tell her what it was. He tells her that Megan’s family was funding her dad’s work but she got suspicious and poked around and found Enzo’s cell.

Stefan calls Maxwell and threatens Aaron. Maxwell threatens Elena with a lobotomy. Stefan tells Damon that Maxwell doesn’t seem to care about Aaron and Enzo is miffed that he interrupted his storytelling. Aaron says he’ll listen to him. Enzo throws a tantrum and a chair to get their attention.

Enzo goes back to telling his story about how he helped Damon escape. He tells Stefan and Aaron about the fire and how Damon couldn’t get the cage open. Then he tells them that Damon walked out and left Enzo to die. Stefan points out the he didn’t and Enzo says he wishes he did and how he’s been tortured for the past 50 years. Stefan says he didn’t mention it and asks why Damon is unfazed.

Aaron offers them files on the Whitmores to save his life. Damon tells him if he’s lying he’s going to gouge his eyes out with his thumbs. Enzo tells Damon he’s not going anyway. Damon tells Stefan to take Aaron and go and to kill him if he’s lying.

Nadia tells Katherine that her dad was a traveler so she should be able to work the passenger spell to live on in someone else’s body. Katherine says her dad told her traveler magic was evil and tells her that Stefan likes the body that she’s in. Nadia understands that Katherine wasn’t asking Nadia about her forgiving her but about Stefan forgiving her. Katherine says if she has to die, knowing that Stefan still cares about her will cushion the blow. Nadia tells her to go kill herself and see if anyone misses her.

Enzo drinks and asks Damon if cricket ever caught on in America. He tells him he took up drawing for a while but had to work in his own blood. Enzo is getting sick and he tells him that Maxwell injected him with poison so he’ll have to come back for the antidote. Damon tells him they can go back together and finish off vampire torturing scientists for good.

Enzo says Maxwell told him he couldn’t have the antidote until he killed Damon. Enzo grabs him up and throws him out the window! Damon crashes into a car and Enzo comes up and tells him he probably broke a few bones. Damon says he won’t fight him and he asks if he’s going to run. Damon says he just wants his girlfriend back. He punches him and throws him away from him. Enzo says he just wants to kill him and that it’s all he’s thought about for the past decades. Damon begs Enzo to tell him where she is but he collapses and desiccates!

Aaron tries to pull a gun on Stefan and Stefan throws him against the wall and says he’ll kill him. Aaron tells him that Damon has been killing off his family for the past 60 years. He says Damon only leaves one alive each generation to carry on the family line so he can keep killing them. Aaron says Stefan should kill him so Damon can’t keep tormenting his family. Stefan tells him that not all vampires are like Damon. Aaron hands over the files to Stefan and tells him Elena’s name is on some of the last pages.

Elena remembers hearing screams behind the door as a child and the rattling of chains. She recalls her dad told her she can’t be down there and she says she heard someone screaming. He tells her he’s about to save a little girl’s life. (we can assume using vampire blood)

Elena realizes that Maxwell is turning her into a vampire blood addict. She reminds him that Jessie couldn’t stop feeding. He tells her she’s about to be patient zero for vampire killing vampire. She begs him not to and says it will turn her into a ripper. Maxwell says – I know.

Maxwell takes notes and says Elena is ready to be injected with the compound. He heads toward her with a needle and injects her as Stefan comes down the stairs. Elena head butts Maxwell and knocks him out just as Stefan arrives. He cuts her loose and tells her he’s got her. She tells him to get her out of there. She grabs her father’s work file as she goes.

Nadia waits for Matt outside the bar and reminds him she met him on a patio like this. He says he’d rather forget her. She hands him a traveler’s knife and says she needs him to hold onto it for her. She says she’s leaving Mystic Falls and wants to know it’s safe. She says Katherine will need the knife if she decides to try and live longer. Matt says she won’t change her mind because she’s selfish and stubborn.

Nadia cries and says she spent 500 years searching for her only to lose her mom again. She says she doesn’t know whether to hate her or be at her side when she dies. Matt says he gets the crappy parent thing and tells her his mom sucked, drank and was selfish. Nadia says he knows what it’s like to hold onto hope that maybe just once they won’t be selfish. Matt tells her he’ll hang onto the knife in case she changes her mind.

Enzo wakes back up to find Damon has injected him with the antidote. Damon tells him that the only way he could save himself and leave him was to shut off his humanity so he flipped the switch and felt nothing. Enzo says – and now – and asks if he feels remorse and pain now. Damon tells him they’re even. Enzo tells him that he ruined him but that’s just who Damon is and who he will always be – a monster.

Damon finds Elena reading her Dad’s research papers and she tells him she had a bad feeling about the basement since she was a child. Damon says she’s going to get nightmares reading her dad’s files. She says she thinks the little girl her dad cured with the vampire blood was Megan. She tells him her dad’s research saved children and families. Damon tells her that her dad tortured people and she says she’ll defend him because he’s her dad. Damon wants to know if she defends him for the same reason even though he’s also a monster. She says she loves him and Damon says he’s bad and has to let her go.

He says he wants to relieve her of having to defend him every time a horrible ghost from his past turns up. He tells her to stop defending him and says he won’t and can’t change who he is but that he refuses to change her. He walks away. Elena cries.

Katherine studies her hair when Stefan shows up. She tells him she’s got wrinkles and he laughs and says it’s karma. He asks why she’s in his room and she says she wants to talk about last night. He says okay and she tells him to talk. He tells her it was a long day and they had a moment they got swept up in. Stefan asks if she expects him to forget everything she’s done to him for the past 147 years.

She reminds him she’s dying and he says she’ll find a way out of it. She tells him she’s looking for a little redemption and she asks if he would ever look at her the way he looks at Elena. He hangs his head and she tells him good night and starts to go but then he takes her hand and tells her he’s sorry that she’s dying. She says she’s sorry too.

Aaron finds Maxwell in the basement lab and looks at all the equipment. Aaron demands him to explain it. He tells him that he sold him out to the vampires. Maxwell says he’s sorry and he says he never wants to see him again but takes the syringe of ripper serum with him. I can’t tell in Maxwell got it into her system or not…

Elena tosses her dad’s notebook into the fire and watches it burn. Katherine calls Nadia and asks her to help her find a traveler to work the passenger spell. She says she thinks Stefan thinks part of her can still be redeemed. But it looks like Katherine is having a heart attack! She clutches her chest, collapses and rolls down the stairs as her daughter calls her name!