Duke: Vanessa gives Elena a box of Katherine's stuff, and Elena plucks some vervain from it and gives it to Vanessa for her protection. Damon demonstrates his vamponic hearing as Elena explains some basic vampire mythology (vervain is helpful, vamps have super-hearing, but do not read minds) and Damon 101: "He's very capable of being a first-rate jackass."
Swimming Hole: Tyler waxes horndoggishly to Matt about Amy Bradley's newly hot ass. Um? Okay. Matt confesses that things are a little off with Caroline, but he doesn't know why. Their conversation is cut short when Brick House drives up. He warns Tyler to move the party off the premises by nightfall, and reminds him of Carol's liability concerns. When Brick House drives off, he eyes Caroline and Stefan with serious intent. Stefan returns the gaze in kind and Caroline teases him about his "serious vampire look [...] which is different from [his] worried vampire look, neither of which stray too far from [his] 'Hey, it's Tuesday' look." Hee. These two have some surprising chemistry together. When Stefan asks if she thinks he's too serious, Caroline throws back his, "I wasn't going to say it like that," quip. They're both smiling as they walk off. Care Bear really hit the nail on the head, there. I mean, I love Stefan and Elena together and were she real and my friend, I'd tell her she belongs with him, but both Stefan and Elena are quite serious, so it's nice to watch the sparks fly when they play off characters like Caroline and Damon.
Caroline comes up to Matt while Amy "Hot-Ass" Bradley is flirting with him. Overcome with jealousy, she compels Amy to "go find somebody single to stalk." Matt doesn't know from compulsion, but he knows from rudeness and tells her it's lame that she's been dodging his calls, but then shows up to play the jealous girlfriend. Once he walks off, Stefan calls Caroline out for compelling someone for such a shallow reason. Caroline feels like everyone's sticking up for Hot-Ass, and frets about her magnified jealousy issues, deciding she'd be better off dead. "My entire personality is killing me."