Duke: Alaric blah blahs about Isobel until he finds Research Assistant Vanessa Monroe, a former student of Isobel's. She leads Alaric, Damon and Elena to Isobel's shrine... er... office and says she'll grab the light, yet instead she leaves the room. Damon's the first one to clue into how weird this is, but even he's too slow. They turn around to find Vanessa with a crossbow aimed right at Elena. Damon Stealth-Salvatores between Elena and Vanessa in the nick of time, and takes the arrow for his would-be love. Commercial.
After Elena manages to remove the arrow from Damon's back, he intends to kill his attacker, but Elena forbids it. Damon and Elena bicker, and he accuses her of trying to manipulate him. Meanwhile, in another room, Vanessa freaks out to Alaric about Katherine Pierce and the supposedly dead Damon Salvatore being right in the next room. Elena and Damon enter and Elena explains she's Isobel's daughter and Katherine's descendant, and that Damon is the Damon Salvatore. Elena then pleads for Vanessa's help.
Woods: Stefan takes Caroline bunny hunting. Ooh, bunny. She's freaked out over that, and the fact that she's missing Matt, and the big party at the old Lockwood swimming hole. Stefan tries to calm her by insulting her and exalting himself. "When someone becomes a vampire, their natural behaviors are amplified.... As a human, I cared deeply for people -- how they felt. If they were hurting, I felt their pain, and I felt guilty if I was the one who caused it..." And once he became a vampire, the very sun shone out his arse [paraphrase]. Caroline: "So, you're saying that now I'm basically an insecure, neurotic control-freak... on crack?" Stefan smiles as he says he wasn't going to put it exactly like that, but mollifies her by promising he'll take her to the Lockwood swimming hole party after their hunt. "Matt is the closest connection you have to your humanity, so being around him is a good thing." I don't know, Stefan. I'm pretty sure he's going to be magically delicious. Pudding Pops generally are.