Bitten Recap S1E12: Caged

Elena makes a dash to her car to search for Clay. Nick and Jeremy arrive before she can take off. She tells them that Olsen stabbed Philip and they took Clay. They tell her that they attacked Logan too, Logan and Rachel are missing. Elena wants to split up and search, Jeremy warns that the mutts are no fools, that they won’t kill Clay until they have Elena. She’s not willing to risk Clay’s life on that assumption. Jeremy tells her that Nick will travel with her back to Stone Haven where they’ll regroup to prepare for the mutts.

Daniel Santos has Clay strung up, as he shocks him with a pair of jumper cables. He has to work hard to get his to make any noise. He thinks its about getting respect, but Olsen thinks its about revenge, and he wouldn’t be far off. Santos makes a call to Elena with a proposition. He wants her to meet him alone at the Bear Valley diner. He shocks Clay until he screams to get his point across. Clay still manages to stare him down in between shocks.

Marsden and LeBlanc meet up with Santos. LeBlanc delivers more sedatives. Marsden worries about what he plans to do with Clay, while Santos sends LeBlanc to watch Olsen. Marsden tells Santos about LeBlanc’s rogue actions which left Logan alive. Santos apprises him of his less than stellar results as well. Olsen did not kill Philip, so he can ID him to the police, they did not get Elena as planned to use against Jeremy, so he took Clay instead. Things are not exactly going as Marsden was told. They were supposed to cull the herd, instead it’s been all about Elena. Santos doesn’t think it matters as long as they all get what they want in the end.

Diane sits at the hospital a wreck. Her mother arrives, and asks what happened. Diane tells her it was a home invasion, and Philip was stabbed. Her mother asks about Elena, and she tells her that she doesn’t know, Elena is MIA.

Jeremy doesn’t want Elena to go, knowing it’s a trap. She wasn’t asking, and even Nick chimes in that its too dangerous. Elena worries that Clay will be shipped home one piece at a time, and still Jeremy says no. Rachel arrives with the injured Logan, and the pack springs into action. Rachel tells them that two people broke in, and Logan tells them it was LeBlanc and Marsden. Jeremy moves to remove some fluid so his lungs can inflate. Nick takes Rachel from the room so Jeremy and Elena can work. He tries to comfort her, telling her that Logan has a lot to live for. Rachel isn’t sure what she’s bringing her child into. Nick tells her that she’s bringing her child into a loving family who will protect her, that she means the world to Logan. Nick assures her that Logan will pull through, that she’s safe. She wonders if she and Logan can go back to their normal lives. Nick tells her that things will never be the same, but that’s what happens when you have a baby.

Logan can breathe again, and he apologizes for bringing Rachel there, but Jeremy knows he had no other choice. He tells him to rest up, he’s gonna need all his strength.

Santos rouses Clay, they have some catching up to do. Santos tells him that there are things that he needs to know, but Marsden reminds him to get answers he needs to asks some actual questions, so far he’s just made some petty statements. Clay ruined Santos’s childhood, and killed his brother and he wants to make him and the Danvers family pay. Marsden thinks he’d be better off getting some good therapy. Clay is feeling a little frisky this morning, and LeBlanc drugs him up, to Santos’s satisfaction.

Elena sits by the phone looking guilty. She finally makes a call to Diane. She asks how Philip is, and he’s fine just resting. Diane asks how she is, and she says that she’s fine. Elena wants to know what Philip remembers, but so far Diane tells her its not much, that she should be here with Philip. Elena asks which hospital, and tells her that she’ll be there as soon as she can, but she’s not going. She turns off her phone, and pulls out Clay’s ring box, looking at the ring before putting it back away.

Logan awakes in the recovery room, with Rachel watching over him. He looks awful.

Elena tries to sneak out, and Jeremy intercepts her. She tells him that Santos asked to meet him, and Nick takes up a position behind her. She rushes Jeremy, but the alpha grabs her and sticks her in the cage. She cannot believe that he is locking her in, but Jeremy is trying to save Clay too. He cannot have her compromise his negotiations. He let her go back to Toronto thinking she would be safe, and he was wrong. She tells him that he thinks he can offer himself up to Santos and this will all be over, but Santos is untrustworthy. Err, hello pot, meet kettle. She was about to do the same thing. Elena thinks that Santos will kill him and Clay, but Jeremy already knows that. He cannot trust Santos, but he vows to protect Elena from herself while he and Nick deal with Santos.

Rachel remains in Logan’s room. He awakens, feeling better, asking about her. She’s fine. She tells him that said they were safe at Stone Haven, but she doesn’t feel safe. He tells her that the people who attacked them can’t get them here. She asks if they’re suppose to live there forever, but he tells her that when he’s healed they’ll go, far far away.

Santos taunts Clay that it won’t be long until he and Elena walk off in the sunset, but Clay knows that it’ll never happen. Santos is confident it will. He alludes to Clay’s unwavering pack ties, asks how it felt to kill his brother at Jeremy’s behest, Clay tells him as good as it will when he kills him. Santos hits him, asking which families are aligned with the pack. All of them, another hit. Is Jeremy recovered from his sneak attack. Enough to take out his prize fighter Koenig with enough to kick Santos’s ass. Well Santos is just not getting the answers he desires. Santos tells him that the pack is falling apart, and that the only thing left in Clay’s future are more beatings. Marsden stays his hand. This isn’t about taking down the pack, its about a petty little man never getting his way, while Clay gets everything he desired, pack status and the girl. Marsden walks away in disgust. The Pack may be reduced, but Santo’s most dangerous and valuable asset has lost faith in the cause. Santos struggles to recover, telling Clay that time is running out, that he and Elena have a lunch date. He tells him how he watched Elena at Philip’s sister’s wedding, trying to live a normal life, but she’d give it all up to save Clay, a fact he’s counting on. When he gets his hands on Elena he plans to use her as a broodmare, making a new generation of werewolves. He gets too close to Clay, and Clay head butts him. Santos retaliates by giving him another round of shock therapy.

Elena paces in her cage.

Jeremy checks in on Logan, and tries to rehydrate him. Rachel is resting in Elena’s room, he’s been trying to keep her from wandering around. Logan thanks him for saving his life, and apologizes for not being there when he was needed, but Jeremy understands. He tells him how excited he is for a little one to be running around the grounds again. Jeremy beams, happily, telling Logan his life is going to change so much with fatherhood, that a large part of parenthood is to do what is right for the child. He tells him that the first time he looks in his child’s eyes he will do whatever it takes to keep him safe. Jeremy turns serious, over the centuries they’ve learned the best way to keep their kind safe is within the pack. Jeremy leaves him with his thoughts, hoping to continue to conversation later.

Elena continues to pace. She hears Jeremy car leaving, and she tries again to break free. Rachel hears Elena rattling the bars of her cage, and she sneaks away to find the sound. Down the stairs she creeps through the empty house, until she finds the door leading to the basement. Rachel opens the door, and Logan stops her. She told him that she heard something. He tries to blame it on old pipes, but she’s not buying. He warns her that she does not want to go down there, that she cannot unsee some things. But her curiosity is not assuaged. Logan says again that it’s just old pipes, and urges her upstairs. He goes down himself and finds Elena in the cage. She tells him that Jeremy put her in the cage because he plays to sacrifice himself to Santos in exchange for Clay’s life. Logan stupidly releases Elena. She doesn’t think they’re safe, and tells him to take Rachel and leave as she grabs the tranquilizer gun.

Nick and Jeremy wait. Santos may be many things, but he’s always punctual. They wonder if it was all just a ruse just to lure them out. Elena waits for Santos, and Santos arrives with LeBlanc in tow. Elena warned Santos that Nick and Jeremy were waiting for him at the diner and chose an alternate location. She’s willing to bargain for Clay’s release, but he hasn’t brought Clay, worried that Elena was setting a trap for him. Santos shows Elena a video of the tortured Clay, and Elena reintroduces Santos to her fist. She holds him in a strangle hold, but he waves LeBlanc’s help off. Elena threatens that if he kills Clay she will hunt him down and do worse. Clay will remain alive if Elena cooperates. She’s willing to listen. Santos tells her that the pack is going down, but if she joins his new pack he’ll let the rest live as long as they take up the nomadic mutt life. Santos is deadly serious, and if Elena reneges on the deal he will have Clay and the pack slaughtered. Best of all in Santos’s mind is that Elena gets to birth a new dynasty, because letting a sleazeball knock her up is a bonus. Elena asks about everyone else in her life. He tells her that Victor Olsen went to visit Philip, and he doesn’t believe in a cell phone. Santos is all that lies between the pack and death. Elena makes no choices, but Santos is only keeping the offer on the table until dusk.

Philip is interviewed by a detective. He tells him he remembers a couple of guys coming in, but he didn’t recognize them. The event flashes through his mind in bits and pieces. They didn’t say what they wanted, they just jumped him when they came in but he put up a fight. The detective saw the place, and was impressed by the amount of fight he put up. The detective asks if there was any reason he could think that would have provoked the attack, but Philip has no enemies. He gives him his card if he remembers anything. Diane tells him that he should have told him about the stalker at Elena’s show he beat up, but he didn’t say anything since the stalker was one of the guys. He explains to Diane that Elena and her family are involved in some kind of mafia war, that she told him yesterday. He tells her to keep things quiet. He’s not saying anything because he doesn’t want to put them in further jeopardy.

Marsden pays Clay a visit, and offers him some water. He wishes that he could help Clay more, but Santos has made him little more than a peon. He tells him that Elena and Santos are having a meeting, that Elena has made quite the impression on Santos. Things have gone sideways on him, he never intended for things to get this far out of hand. Clay asks if he thought the pack would roll over and play dead. Marsden confesses that he traded the Devil he knows in Jeremy for the Devil he doesn’t in Santos, who’s gone from ambitious upstart to tyrannical despot in the blink of the eye. Clay suggests that he can switch sides. Marsden wonders if that is the same offer he made Cain before he killed him and buried him.

Philip watches the wolf video with a renewed interest after seeing Elena in wolf form.

Nick and Jeremy rush through the house. Nick heads off to find Logan and Rachel, while he heads to check on Elena. Nick finds them missing from the recovery room, and Jeremy finds the cage empty. There was no sign of a struggle, no scent of a mutt. He knows that Logan let her out, he just hopes that Elena knows what she is doing.

Victor Olsen returns to the scene of the crime to Elena and Philip’s apartment. Elena catches him in a surprise choke hold. She gets him chained up in the bathroom, she wants to knows where they’re holding Clay. Olsen taunts her about their friendship. He’s been in his life longer than anyone else. He asks what she’ll give him in return for the information she desires. She offers him his life as she changes a single finger into a talon. He doesn’t think she’s a killer, but the truth is that he doesn’t know her anymore.

No word from Logan or Elena yet, messages left for both. The grapevine is buzzing that the mutts are looking for new recruits. Nick is guessing for an all out assault, which makes sense to Jeremy. With Clay gone they’re weak, but the longer this attack is drawn out, the more he suspects Santos isn’t the one actually pulling the strings. He was behind the recruitment of Marsden and Cain, and the changing of the killers and pedophiles, but its just a small part of the big picture. Elena is being hit from all sides, and then the video of Elena and Logan as wolves surfaces, it just all too many coincidences otherwise. Nick tells him that Clay said the video was given to Philip by James Williams. They turn their attention to James Williams and his motivations.

Elena continues slashing away at Olsen when he doesn’t answer her questions. She slices open his wrist, and offers to stop the bleeding if he tells her where Clay is. Olsen tells her what a pretty girl she’s always been. He just wants to brush he hair one more time. He asks her to untie him. She will after he tells her what she wants to know, he will if she promises to let him go. Elena hears someone trying to enter the apartment. She gags Olsen and binds his wounds with a towel while she goes to check who is there. It’s Philip. He didn’t get her messages since he didn’t have his cell phone, and he backs away from her fearfully. He’s unsure who is the bigger threat the men who attacked him, or her. She tried so hard to make things work, to be who he thought she was. All he wanted was honesty, but she couldn’t do that. She asks him to go her one last favor and go, run far away, but he refuses to be chased away. She tells him that once he met her his life was forced down a dark road. She didn’t want that but it happened. He hears a noise in the bathroom, and she has blood on her hands. She begs him to go while he still can, and he heads out the door. She heads back to the bathroom, tells Olsen that he can save himself. He thinks she’s still scared, but she isn’t anymore. He tells her what she wants to know, and she wonders how can believe him. He taunts her, that’s the same thing Philip just said to her. She removes the towels from his bleeding wrists, and stuffs his rabbit foot into his mouth. She promised to release him, but she lied.

LeBlanc practices his knife throwing skills when he smells something, or rather someone. He heads off towards the scent, into the woods. Santos comes outside, and finds LeBlanc missing. Elena ambushes Santos from above. She knocks him unconscious with the tranquilizer gun. Marsden hears a disturbance outside, and finds Santos knocked out. She hits Marsden with a tranquilzer, and kinds Clay strung up. He says “it’s to see you darling,” and I squeal just a little. LeBlanc sniffs out Elena’s jacket, and heads off towards the road to find her, but he’s too late. She already has Clay in the car, and she heads out.

Back at Stone Haven, Clay is doing fine, but he’s still weak. Jeremy tells Elena that Jorge went to her apartment to sterilize it, and remove all traces of her. He’s sorry that she was forced to kill again. Olsen gave her everything that she needed, and she still killed him. She never wanted to be an executioner, which is why she left Santos and Marsden alive. After what she saw they did to Clay though, she should have. She did what she had to do for Clay, Jeremy tries to assure her, like Clay did for her when she first came there. Clay bit her and almost killed her, she doesn’t see the connection. Jeremy admits that when Clay first brought her to Stone Haven it was a very foolish and impetuous act. He’d just come back from a run, and was changing when she saw him. Elena didn’t see him. Jeremy tells her that he couldn’t take that chance. He thought she had saw her change and he was going to kill her, he couldn’t take the chance. Light bulb. Clay bit her to give her another chance at life, he defied Jeremy’s orders. All that time Elena blamed Clay for ruining her life. Clay was always the faithful son, willing to accept his burden to protect the relationship between Jeremy and Elena. She cannot believe that he would let Clay carry that weight, and he questioned himself everyday if he did the best thing, and ultimately decided it was best for the pack. Elena is back to her selfish thinking. Jeremy’s decision wasn’t best for her though, or Clay. Jeremy points Clay chose to make that sacrifice, as she chose to make a sacrifice to save him. All that time, Elena shut him out, while Clay has remained the most trustworthy person she knows. She walks away. And the burden shifts to Jeremy’s shoulders.

Elena goes to check on the recovering Clay, who lies asleep on his side. She slides into bed behind him, wrapping her arms around him, and he relaxes in them.

Marsden realizes that they’re all dead. LeBlanc wants him to come, but he doesn’t realize the hornet’s nest they’ve kicked. Santos reasons that Clay is still weak, they can win this battle. Marsden doesn’t like the odds with the three of them left. Santos gets a call from James Williams. He knows that Santos has lost his trump card. He informs him that there will be no more kidnapping. He’s ready for action. It’s time to storm the castle.


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