Jeremy arrives home to a dark house. He's ready to fire his crossbow, but finds only Elena who says Kol is gone. She then asks Jeremy where Bonnie is. He says she's right behind him, so when the doorbell rings, Elena expects to see her best tool, but instead, she finds Kol, who, sadly, overheard them. The truce if off. When Elena slams the door in his face, he kicks it open and sets off in search of some Gilberts, and some scenes that strain all semblance of sense.
Meanwhile, back at the Bennett Bungalow, Bonnie and her Interim Parents argue about magic. When Bonnie says she's not using dark magic, but instead Expression, I can't decide if Abby Abandoner is alarmed or perplexed. At any rate, Bonnie explains about the vampirism cure, and how Bonnie can use it to save Abby. When she tries to leave, Abby says she isn't the one who needs saving, Bonnie is, and then knocks out her own Interim Daughter with a face full of magical whatever that is. Bonnie slumps to the floor and we cut to commercial.
Mossy Manse. Annoyed that Stefan isn't returning his mash notes via text message, Klaus vents to Damon about how long it's taking to recover the dagger. He then mocks Damon for not trying to get out of dungeon. Damon says since he's compelled to kill the Germ, "It's probably smarter to sit in here and chitchat with you, than try to bust out of here like the Hulk." I'm only quoting because of the later Jeremy scene, and you know it. Klaus belittles Damon for his inability to resist the compulsion to kill Jeremy, especially since Stefan fought against compulsion so hard on Elena's behalf. You know, I've been seeing this around the internet, a lot, and Damon even mentioned it last week. Sure, Stefan did fight the compulsion, but when Klaus commanded him to bite Elena (and to turn off his humanity) Stefan eventually did bite her. I don't see a big difference between that and how Damon struggled to resist his compulsion to kill Jeremy. Damon was begging Jeremy to shoot him in the heart. Stefan staked himself with a broom handle. What am I missing? My TiVo died over the summer and I haven't yet purchased the season 3 DVDs so I haven't re-watched episode 3.5, but unless I'm missing something huge, I'm thinking Chad and Dana would agree with me that compelled Stefan wasn't appreciably better. There's more teasing the love triangle, but it bores me, so I'm ignoring it. Klaus's cell phone rings and saves me.