Elena: How could you do this to him? He didn't kill anyone and you know it.
Meredith: You date vampires, Elena. It shouldn't come as a shock that your guardian is a murderer.
Recapper: I'm sticking a pin in this moment. Because from the beginning of the episode until now, everything Meredith says -- and everything Liz reports that Meredith has said to her -- all shows a Meredith who is trying to get Alaric arrested and charged with the murders. Everything. Yes? Agreed? Okay moving on, for now. Commercial.
Grill. Becky's still trying to talk tree. Thank goodness Damon tells her she's not invited to boys' night and walks off.
Meanwhile, Matt and Elena break into Meredith's place. Elena goes to Mere's closet, because Mere is a Fell -- one of the founding families so of course she has a secret compartment in her closet. Matt pulls out a box that contains files on M.E. Brian, Bill Forbes and a huge file on Alaric.
Back at the Grill, Damon and Stefan are playing darts and talking about today's murders. Damon says there's no way Meredith could be the killer, because she's a woman and wouldn't have what it takes to stab three grown men. YES, THIS IS THE SAME DAMON WHO HAS BEEN SUGGESTING ALL ALONG THAT MEREDITH IS THE KILLER. I like his haircut. I know that was a non-sequitur, but I'm tired of being annoyed. Besides, Rebekah saves the moment by stopping her tree investigation long enough to point out a woman certainly could kill a man with the proper motivation. She then mocks Stefan for being testy. Damon gives Stefan more crap about the bunny diet, and his self-righteousness. He then picks up Stefan's 1912 diary and, adopting a pompous voice, reads aloud.
Stefan's Diary: Dear Diary, Damon has lost his way. Though I have pulled my own life together, he continues to waste his.
Rebekah: I grab the diary from Damon and continue with this oh so dramatic reading.
Stefan's Diary: His bitterness consumes him. He is nothing but blackness and bile.
Rebekah: Ooh! Judge-y. Although honestly, Damon, you don't sound like you were much fun back then, either.
Damon: I wasn't. Let's have another flashback.
Mystic Falls, Night, 1912. Sage finds Damon feeding on some random woman. After he casts down his kill, Sage tells him he's doing it all wrong. Damon stiffly replies that he was hungry and now no longer is. Sage tells him women are for pleasure too, not just food.