Back on the road, Damon cajoles Elena into going with him to "a little place, just outside of Atlanta." Her problems are still going to be there when she gets home. She can step away from her life for five minutes. Elena asks if she's going to be safe with him, because she knows Damon to be an honest soul that she can always trust...what? And she asks that he not enthrall her, because she knows Damon to be an honest soul that she can always trust...what Damon yes-es, her -- that is, until she outright asks if she can trust him, because she knows Damon is...Oh, come on. Even Damon has no patience for her sudden loss of intellect. Rather than answer her, he hustles her back in the car.
Mystic Falls High School Parking Lot: As Alaric rifles through his car, Jeremy walks up and greets him. Alaric is looking for his conspicuous ring, which he explains he took off before going to the gym. Alaric is protected by shade for almost all of this scene, so he could be a vampire vampire-slayer, but the sun does hit on his hands once or twice before he finds the bling, and there's no sizzle, so I'm going out on a limb and saying he's not. He slides it on and blathers about how terrible it would be to lose a family heirloom. Jeremy -- whose suffering was removed thanks to Damon -- doesn't even twitch, even though he lost his heirloom pocket watch which is really an ACTUAL VAMPIRE COMPASS. The duo natters about the extra-credit project Jeremy's doing to get himself out of the jackass file.