SOMEWHERE IN THE WOODS
[Matt is frantically running for his life. A vampire is chasing him. He stops and hides behind a tree. He looks behind the tree, and when he turns his head back, a vampire attacks him. Jeremy shoots the vampire in the back with an arrow as the vampire drinks Matt's blood. The vampire falls over.]
A BAR SOMEWHERE
Jeremy: No way. I'm not doing this.
Klaus: What makes you think you have a choice?
Damon: You have to kill vampires to complete the hunter's mark. Mark equals cure. You're in a bar full of almost vampires, so get your hunt on.
Jeremy: Screw You. You said I wouldn't have to kill any innocent people.
Damon: Jeremy, they're not people.
Klaus: Enough! Have at it or else.
Jeremy: I don't take orders from you, dick. [Jeremy drops a stake.] Hunters can't be compelled.
Klaus: [laughs and walks up to Jeremy] You're right. I can't compel you. But if your conscious is getting in the way, then, allow me to make this easy for you. Because, I can compel them.
[They look at the vampires in transition and compelled women our feeding them their blood.]
Klaus: I'm going to give you a two minute head start. Then, I'm going to send every vampire in here after you. You kill them or they kill your friend...Matt.
Matt: Oh, what a second!
Damon: No, no! you turn them; he kills them. That was the deal, Klaus.
Klaus: I'm taking artistic license.
Damon: You know he can't take them all at the same time.
Klaus: With you as his coach, he'll be fine. It's Matt I'm worried about.
Damon: Ah...Jeremy, go get the weapons out of the car; I'll be right behind you. [Jerem runs out of the bar.] Both of you. [Matt follows.]
Klaus: If I hear an engine start, I'll kill Matt myself!
[Most of the transitioning vampires have been fed blood and are standing.
SOMEWHERE IN THE WOODS
[Jeremy is holding a piece of fabric's to Matt's bleeding neck. Matt is on the ground.]
Jeremy: Are you okay?
Matt: Yeah, I just need a second.
Jeremy: We don't have a second. They can smell your blood. We need to go.
[Jeremy hears something behinds him. He swiftly turns around, holding up his bow, but it's Damon. Damon reflects the bow.]
Damon: Don't hesitate! You're lucky it was me or otherwise you'd two be dead.
Jeremy: You set us up.
Damon: I was trying to get this thing over with. You're the one that pissed off Klaus. Now, you have to fight your way out of it.
Matt: All right, where are the other vampires?
Damon: They're newbies. They're still figuring out how to track which means you have two seconds to figure out how to fight.
Jeremy: [turns to Matt] The lake house is this way. If we can get there, they won't be able to get inside.
Damon: Wait, you want to run?
Jeremy: They're going to kill Matt.
Damon: [Hesitantly] Fine. Get out of here. I'll slow them down.
[Jeremy and Matt run to the lake house, and a vampire charges at them. Damon rips out the vampire's heart and looks at it. The vampire is dead.]
Matt: [running] Jeremy! Where are you?
Jeremy: Keep going. We're almost there.
[A vampire trips Matt, and Matt falls to the ground. The vampire stares at Matt hungrily and drags Matt closer to him by Matt's feet. Matt screams and struggles. The vampire is about to bite Matt, but Elena snaps the vampire's neck and throws him backwards.
Elena: Are you okay?
[Elena helps Matt up, and Jeremy is running towards him. Elena looks at Matt's blood covered neck.]
Elena: Oh my god...
Jeremy: Get to the house! Hurry!
[The three run to thw house and make it in.]
Elena: Jeremy, what's going on?
Jeremy: They're coming.
[Elena looks backwards, and a group of vampires arrive. Elena closes the door, and the scene fades, going to the opening credits.]
[To be continued around tomorrow at Friday, Eastern time, USA.]