Mossy Manse Dungeon. Lying on the floor, Damon stirs when he hears Stefan. He tries to plead his case that it's safe to set him free, but Stefan doesn't even talk to him. He just tosses him a test tube full of blood and leaves a water bottle in reach. When Damon goes to get it, he sees Klaus who informs Damon he's his new babysitter. Stefan tells Klaus to give Damon a vial of blood often enough to prevent desiccation. "If he gets too much strength back, or if he just annoys you, bleed him out again." When Damon remarks that Stefan's silent treatment indicates he's still angry that Damon slept with Elena, Klaus says, "You sure about that? Because I caught him trying to sneak out of Rebekah's bed this morning, which would suggest to me that he's moved on." Stefan sighs at this revelation but I think Klaus is being sort of sweet in a twisted way. He still thinks of Stefan as his friend sometimes, which is monumentally sad, no matter how you look at it, or which side you take. Damon makes some stupid crack about revenge sex that just doesn't work for me. Stefan leaves them to enjoy their "villain bonding" time, while he sets out to retrieve the dagger from Rebekah. How is Damon a villain, right now? I mean, I know he was compelled to kill the Germ, but he didn't, and tried his damndest to make sure he didn't. Sure, his past is more than checkered but coming from Stefan the judgment just sounds petty. Don't make Bitter Stefan sound petty, even when he's being petty. Bitter Stefan should be biting not butthurt.
Before Stefan gets out the door, where his shiny motorcycle awaits, he gets a call from Elena. He assumes she's calling to check on Damon, but for the first time in weeks, Elena has something else on her mind. Hooray. She tells him that Kol just tried to kill Bonnie and Stefan actually cares even though he doesn't know there's a current magical need for the shiniest tool in the shed. When Elena shares that Kol is intent on murdering anyone who wants to find the cure, Stefan agrees and tells her about how Klaus has assigned him to get the dagger from Becky, so they can disable Kol. As Elena relays her Cockamamie Kill Kol Plan, Stefan revs up his bike, I suppose to block Klaus's hearing. I suppose this is smart, but it takes me out of the moment, because I start thinking that Klaus is still down in the dungeon, then I wonder how vast the range is when it comes to vamponic hearing, when I should be paying attention to the show. Anyhow, Elena tells Stefan that Bonnie now thinks she has enough power to entrap Kol long enough to give Jeremy a clean shot at staking him. It's a pity that's not how it will play out, but I'm getting head of myself.