The auction interviews are lame and boring until we get to Damon -- the last bachelor. When Mulva asks if he likes to travel, he says, "Oh, yeah. L.A., New York, a couple of years ago I was in North Carolina, near the Duke campus, actually. I think Alaric went to school there, didn't you, Ric?" Yeah, that name's not happening, either. I like Alaric. Damon continues: "I know your wife did. I had a drink with her, once. She was... she was a great girl. Did I ever tell you that? She was...delicious. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm." At her table, Elena can't believe her eyes and ears. On stage, Alaric struggles to maintain his composure. Meanwhile, Stefan works his way across the floor, getting ready to play damage control.
When Jenna, who doesn't know the half of it, asks if Elena's okay, she says she needs some air and rushes out. Stefan follows her outside, so she turns and asks him if Damon killed Isobel. Stefan explains that he doesn't know how it happened, because Alaric said they never found a body. Elena feels stupid for ever feeling sorry for Damon. Stefan tries to explain that Damon doesn't know about the connection to Elena. She wants to know why he's protecting Damon. Stefan says she isn't the only one who was hoping Damon would change. Aww. Their conversation is interrupted when Elena sees the Horseless Headman and tells Stefan that the same man had been waiting outside Trudie's. Stefan hustles her back in the bar and we follow.
Grill; Interior: Kelly (who I just called "Vicki" by accident, because what good casting) gets Bachelor number 3, just like she didn't want. Mulva smarms about how "The lovely Kelly Donovan" and "the plumber" will be just perfect for one another. When Kelly turns in her ticket to Caroline, Caroline again tries to be friendly. With Matt out of earshot, Kelly pulls no punches. She tells Caroline to stop trying so hard and stop with the fake niceness. "Like your mom." Oh Kelly, once your kids are in high school, it's high time to get over it. She doesn't listen; she keeps verbally pummeling Caroline. "For some reason Matt fell for it, but that doesn't mean that I will. I don't like you, okay? So, tell Plumber Boy I'll be at the bar." She staggers off, leaving poor Caroline absolutely shredded.
But you ain't seen nothing yet. The real shredding comes when Elena confronts Damon and reminds him of their earlier conversation about her birth mother. Damon's still feeling the rush of being an absolute ass to Alaric in front of the whole bar, so he's all flirty and cute until Elena says, "Her name was Isobel." Elena gives Damon a second to do the math and then continues. "Go ahead. Reminisce about how you killed her." She swoops off, leaving the brothers staring at each other. Stefan refrains from saying, "Way to screw things up with our girlfriend," before following Elena out.