Hospital: Caroline's leaving voice mail for someone, and we're just going to assume it's for her mom because that will make things easier, later. In her message she says the doctor has signed her out and to call her back. After hanging up, Caroline chats with her nurse, who is still alive but has a big bandage on her neck. She makes the most cheerful, polite little vamp with her: "I'm so sorry about that. Okay, now what's the story?" I mean really, I don't think she was that polite as a human. The nurse, still under compulsion answers, "My husband likes to get kinky." Caroline's pleased with this answer, and I think she says something to that effect, but I can't hear her because I'm laughing like a drain. Next, Caroline babbles on about how she must get to the carnival. "I mean, God bless Elena, she does not understand the word fabulous." She apologizes again to the nurse, asks her to forget the whole biting thing and takes her leave, exclaiming how brilliant her compulsion powers are.
Carnival: Brick House and Tyler are over at an arm wrestling competition. First Tyler beats everyone. Then Brick House beats Tyler. Then Damon volunteers Stefan to wrestle Brick House, all in the name of science and sibling humiliation. And it works. Well, Stefan is surprised by Brick House's power and does draw on some of his own preternatural strength, but if you watch his face you can see he checks himself and decides to let Brick House win, rather than arouse suspicion. After, Damon rags on Stefan for not trying at all. Stefan explains he did, and that while Brick House doesn't seem as strong as a vamp, he's definitely stronger than a strong human. Now mind you, Stefan's the one who said Brick had a more-than-human strength, so it makes no sense that when Damon wonders what the Lockwoods are, Stefan mockingly answers, "Oh, uh... Ninja Turtles." Damon: "You're not funny." Well, he's not as funny as you Damon, but he can be amusing. This time though, he's just being obtuse. As if to prove my point, Stefan then says, "Or no -- zombies? Werewolves?" Damon frowns. "No comedic timing. At all." He's soon distracted by Carny Carter McDoomed. He pulls him aside, enthralls him and orders him to pick a fight with Tyler Lockwood and not to back down. Stefan tries to stop Damon, but he won't listen. He never does. He wants to see what happens when Tyler gets out of control. "Let's see who intervenes. Maybe it's the ambiguously
gay duo supernatural mystery uncle."