Back at Abby's, Caroline finds Jamie chopping wood. He's antsy because he knows Care Bear is a vampire. Oh Jamie, you silly, pretty man. Caroline is infinitely more likable now that she's a blood sucking fiend. On the other hand, Jamie is ignoring Abby because she's a vampire, and I really wish I could ignore Abby, too. Caroline, being far too awesome to comprehend how badly Abby is going to suck by episode's end, gives Jamie a righteous lecture about how Abby needs to feel connected to the people she loves, and ends it by telling him to get over himself.
Elena calls Caroline and tells her Bonnie is still avoiding her calls. Caroline reminds Elena that Bonnie is still hurting. Elena completely understands, but something awful is happening to Ric and she's hoping Bonnie can help.
Over at Gilbert Gables, Alaric and Meredith go through her huge Alaric file. He explains his past fights, but they never do get into why Isobel swore out two restraining orders against him while they were still dating. I really think that's a missed opportunity, Show. In the forum, ElectricBoogalo reminds us that when Alaric first came to town, Sheriff Forbes did a background check on him, and his record was clean. I don't know if there's a public school in the U.S. that doesn't do employee background checks. I can't remember Liz doing the check, but I have no doubt it happened. It's just a little retcon, but it itches because since the ring is the psycho-making thing, why is there the need to give Alaric this violent record? I mean, are we to believe that buttoned-up Samantha Gilbert was violent before she got the protect-o ring? Since this is residue from last week's convolution celebration, I'll let it go and get on with the weecap. Sorry for the digression.
Alaric explains away most of his violent episodes as youthful indiscretions committed against people who earned their beatings. He says becoming a vampire hunter was the way in which he dealt with his dark side. He then confesses that he's the slayer who slayed her cousin, vampire Logan "Scum" Fell. Meredith says she uses vampires for their healing blood, but otherwise stays out of the vampire fight.