Pearl's Pad: Pearl and Harper continue to pack. Pearl tells him he doesn't have to come with her and Anna, if he doesn't want to. Harper: "This was never my home, Miss Pearl. I was just a soldier who was left to die. You saved me. I'm coming with you." When Pearl hears something outside, she opens the front door, and a stake flies through the air and into her heart. I smell a Snark. Pearl falls back into Harper's arms.
Mossy Manse; Parlor: Damon is having another drink by the fire when Stefan returns, hand in hand with Elena. Elena goes upstairs, leaving the brothers to talk. Stefan thanks Damon, but Damon tries to turn it into a joke. "No, Stefan, thank you. You're back on Bambi blood, and I'm the big badass brother, again. All is right in the world." Stefan brings the conversation back to his original point. "Thank you for helping her take care of me." Damon wants none of this. "You brood too much, Stefan. Everything on this planet is not your fault. My actions -- what I do -- it's not your fault. I own them. They belong to me. You are not allowed to feel my guilt." Stefan asks if he does feel guilt. Damon says, "If I wanted to. It's there." And then, "Emily waited until after I turned to tell me she'd been successful in protecting Katherine with her spell. She didn't want me to know about the tomb. She thought it would impact my decision." And as we already know. Emily thought vampirism was a curse. Damon adds: "Witches. Judgy little things." Stefan asks Damon why he didn't tell him this, before. Damon says he didn't want him to know. "'Cause I hated you, and I still do." Stefan nods at this common knowledge. "I know."