The Mystic Grill: Caroline arrives to find Matt and Hot Ass talking quietly. As she watches from afar, Care Bear's feelings are written on her face: first jealousy, then regret, love and finally resolve. She takes a deep breath, steels herself and then marches toward the table and deliberately makes a scene -- chasing Amy off with no compulsion, just cattiness. Once Hot Ass is gone, Caroline continues the act and lets Matt think she's intent on perpetuating the drama. Disgusted, as she knew he would be, Matt turns away. Caroline is brave here -- so brave. She takes another deep breath and then loudly asks if he's breaking up with her. Matt's voice is gruff as he says he is. When he leaves, Caroline and her valiant heart take a seat. I think she's going to be a better vampire than she was a human. Oh crap. That means she's doomed, doesn't it? Noooooooooooo!
Gilbert Gables Living Room: Jenna's having a glass of wine when the gang returns from Duke. Alaric enters the house first and alone. Before he says anything he takes Jenna in his arms and kisses her. He stops only to say, "I should have done that this morning," before going back for more. Woo! So much better than Scum.
Gilbert Gables Porch: Damon tries to convince Elena that road trips work well for them, but she's had enough. She demands that he tell her the truth about whether or not he saw Jeremy was wearing a protect-o-ring when he snapped his neck. Desperate to reestablish their connection, Damon admits he did not, and that it was just a lucky break. He doesn't know what he would have done if Jeremy had truly died. He apologizes with plenty of eye-things thrown in -- gratis. Elena thanks him for his honesty but then tells him he has lost her forever. Damon says, "You knew that already, didn't you? You used me today." Elena: "You had information about Katherine that I needed to know." Damon: "I thought friends didn't manipulate friends." He waits a beat, then adds, "You and Katherine have a lot more in common than just your looks." This stings Elena, which is stupid BECAUSE ELENA, GIRL, HE TRIED TO KILL YOUR BABY BROTHER! Ugh.