It’s been a while since we’ve seen Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) Jedi mind trick where he can get inside a vampire’s head and alter what they’re seeing. He last did it to give Rose a peaceful death. In a preview video for The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 21, “She’s Come Undone,” he’s trying to convince Elena (Nina Dobrev) to feel again.
“Don’t you want to be with your friends?” he asks Elena when she arrives at school with Caroline (Candice Accola). “Graduation parties? Caps, gowns. You know the drill.” When Elena turns to leave, everyone has disappeared and the schoolyard is empty.
“We’re not really here, are we?” she asks. “We’re in my head.” So that’s why the Salvatores have been starving Elena since prom. They needed her in a weakened state before Damon could work his vampire magic.
He wanted to show Elena what she’s been missing since she “took the giant leap over the cuckoo’s nest.” If he can make her nostalgic, then she’s halfway to getting her humanity back.
When Elena tells him that the mind trip isn’t going to work, he promises her there are other ways of triggering an emotion in her.
Something tells us they won’t involve harmless little illusions, either.