We return from a commercial touting the newest Vampire Diaries novel, and it feels like we return a couple of seconds late, doesn't it -- because Klaus is plunging a wooden stake into Stefan's chest and narrates that it's scraping Stefan's heart. Shudder. Katherine says Stefan is just trying to help his brother. Um, Katie? I know being goodish is new to you, but did you not see what Klaus just did to his very own kin? Somehow, I don't think you're going to appeal to him on brotherly bonds. Stefan tells Klaus that the witches said he has the cure for Damon. He proposes a deal in which he parses but nothing: give him the cure and he'll do anything Klaus wants. Oh Stefan! Klaus pulls out the stake, pours himself a drink and says that as Stefan is now, he's just short of useless.
Mossy Manse Dungeon: Alaric visits Damon and brings him some blood. Oh no wait, that's booze. He says he doesn't blame Damon for Jenna. Damon starts rubbing it in about how he killed Isobel, but Alaric says they're not drunk enough for that conversation. Damon wants Alaric to kill him. Since riling him up over Jenna and Isobel didn't work, he grabs Alaric's throat through the bars on the cell door and begs him outright. Alaric: "Screw you." Damon falls to the floor in pain and calls out for Elena. Alaric: "Elena's not here, Damon."
Mossy Manse; Exterior; Night: Elena is too here, but before she can enter the manse, she is picked up by She's the Sheriff and a random He's the Deputy.
Interior: Damon cries out for blood. While Alaric is getting a bag from the fridge, he's confronted by Sheriff Liz who is pointing her gun right at him. She's come for Damon. Alaric tries to warn her off, but Liz and her deputy shut him in another basement room and open Damon's cell. He's hiding up against the wall when Liz enters. When he says her name, the Sheriff turns toward him. Damon grabs her by the arms, swings her like a baseball bat and bashes her head against the wall. That's gonna leave a bump. Commercial.
Event O' The Week: Caroline, Bonnie and Jeremy watch as Scarlett surveys the wounded Confederate troops in Atlanta. Caroline whispers that all the waiting is ruining Scarlett for her. I hear ya, girl. Who can really watch a movie at one of those things, anyhow? You must have the DVDs at home. Alaric calls Jeremy and warns him that Damon has gotten free. Since as far as Jeremy knows -- Elena is out looking for Damon, he wants to go find her. Bonnie tries to stop him, explaining how off the rails the werewolf venom could make Damon. Jeremy puts his foot down. I think he's really the Scarlett -- of this episode, at least. "You keep doing this. You left me behind before, and guess what? Jenna still died. Now I'm going to find my sister. You go ahead and you try to stop me."