Stefan is delighted to have Damon back but Jeremy misses 'self-sacrificed' Bonnie even worse now and Elena refuses to have her memory restored by Alaric. Trip catches vampires, including Damon and Enzo, and has them transported to the border to be killed by the magic ban. During the last-minute rescue after Matt warns Stefan, Alaric falls on the fatal side and is barely brought back from death by his witch lover Dr. Jo but discovers this undid his vampire status.
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The title of this episode, 'The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get,' comes from a 1994 song by Morrissey
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Previously when an Original dies or is stabbed with a white oak blade any compulsions they placed on other vampires is canceled. Since Alaric had the same attributes as an Original and essentially dies as a vampire when Jo saves him (as a human) when he crosses the town line, the compulsion he placed on Elena should be canceled and her memories of loving Damon returned. See more
Dr. Jo Laughlin
Why don't you just compel me out of the way? Look don't you think it's about time we level with each other?
Okay, how's this: my best friend, he just came from the dead but now i have to save him from a vampire hunter before he's driven across an anti-magic border and killed... again. So here's some friendly advice: it's probably a good idea to stay as far away from me as possible.
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