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As the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse nears, Twi-Hards everywhere are gearing up for another reunion with vampires, werewolves and Taylor Lautner's abs. So what's the perfect way to pass the final moments until Jacob, Bella and Edward return to the big screen? By brushing up on the previous film, of course!
Whether you somehow missed New Moon or just need a refresher, read our Cliffs Notes and you'll be prepped and ready when June 30 rolls around.
The Unhappy Birthday
For Bella Swan's (Kristen Stewart) 18th birthday, the Cullen family insists on throwing her a party. And though she hates the attention, all goes well until she slices her finger on a piece of wrapping paper. The sight of her blood sends Edward Cullen's (Robert Pattinson) brother Jasper (Jackson Rathbone) into a frenzy, and he has to be restrained from attacking her.
The Tragic Goodbye
Edward feels awful for putting his girlfriend in danger yet again and decides the only way to keep Bella safe is to disappear from her life -- forever. He convinces her their love is over, and she spirals into a deep, dark depression.
The Best Friend
After months of grieving the death of her relationship, Bella finally allows herself to be comforted by her childhood friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). They bond while restoring old motorcycles together and Bella begins to see Jake in a new light.
The Danger Zone
Bella discovers that when she puts herself in danger, Edward's face appears in her mind, warning her to be careful. In an effort to make him appear, she jumps off a cliff and nearly drowns. Luckily, Jacob comes to her rescue just in time.
The Italian Job
Edward's psychic sister Alice (Ashley Greene) has a vision of Bella's jump, but mistakenly thinks she died. Edward discovers the false news and decides he has no reason to live without Bella. Because of his superhuman strength, the only way he can die is at the hands of the Volturi, the powerful clan of vampire royalty. Edward heads to Italy to provoke them, where he decides to reveal himself in sunlight to humans in Volterra -- leaving the rulers no choice but to destroy him for breaking the cardinal vampire rule.
The Passionate Reunion
Alice explains Edward's plans to Bella, and they hop on a plane to Italy, determined to save him. She reaches Volterra in the nick of time, rushing to Edward just before he steps out of the shadows. But the Volturi witness their reunion and realize that Edward has revealed his identity to a human. After a violent meeting, they allow them to leave on one condition: Bella will become a vampire. Soon.
The Perfect Proposal
Back in Forks, Edward promises never to leave Bella again. In fact, the credits roll just after he asks for her hand in marriage. But the question remains: Will she say yes?
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