Bree's Bar: Elena's waving her hands in the air like she just don't care -- until her cell phone rings and she shows us she totally cares. And even though it's just Jenna, not Stefan, she takes the call outside, so as to escape the noise. It's then that mysterious stranger Lee strikes. Before Elena can do much more than confirm for Jenna that she's okay, she trips, which momentarily makes me hate this show, because Lee then grabs her and drags her off into the dark. Elena's cell phone falls to the ground. Pretty girls, please take back the night. Do it for Buffy, yeah?
Bree's Bar: Zoe asks Damon where his girl is. He looks around and realizes Elena is nowhere to be found. When he goes outside, he finds her up on some sort of structure. (Look, it's late; I'm tired; my office TV is awfully small). Elena warns him off. "It's a trap," but she's too late or Damon doesn't care. Lee appears and proceeds to beat the snot out of Damon. As you can imagine, it takes a while. As Damon grunts, "What the hell?" and Elena cries in terror, Lee vamps out and pours gasoline all over his little Evil Pixie Monster body. Damon asks, "Who are you?" Lee says it's perfect that he's so clueless. Elena doesn't understand. Finally, Lee explains, "My girlfriend went to visit Stefan and Damon killed her." Elena realizes that Lee's girlfriend
is was Lexi. Elena says she knew Lexi and thought her lover was human. "Lexi turned you?" Lee lights a match, and then looks from Damon to Elena and says, "If you want to be with someone forever, you have to live forever." Elena, I believe you just got thwacked by the foreshadowing fairy. Anyhow, Elena tries her best to talk Lee down, reminding him that Lexi was good and loved him, and so he must be good and blah blah blah. Lee finally relents, shakes out the match and instead of lighting Damon up like the Fourth of July, he throws him across the alley and into a wall.
Second-Sight Shack: Stefan brings Bonnie home. After she and Stefan have a moment, she retires, leaving him alone with Grams. They remember one another. Grams' name is Sheila, and she and Stefan met at an anti-war protest in October 1969, when Grams was barely in her teens. "You took a big risk coming to see me earlier, letting me read you, realize who you were -- could have gone in a completely different way." Stefan nods. "Well, your family has a very long history of keeping my secret. I knew that I could trust you, if you believed that I was worthy of your trust." Sheila says "Bonnie knows, doesn't she?" When Stefan confirms that, she continues, "Well, please understand that our loyalty can only extend so far. This town won't be easy on any of us if they figure it out. And I'll protect my own before anyone else." Stefan's turned into a bobblehead. "I know that." Sheila shrugs. "As long as we're clear." The bid each other goodnight, and we cut to...