Caroline calls Elena and says that Abby thinks Bonnie can reverse the protect-o ring's damage. The same sort of thing happens with witches who become obsessed with dark magic. Elena sighs with relief. Bonnie takes the phone and in the first time she's talked to Elena since Damon vamped Abby, she says she needs a personal effect of Alaric's -- something he wore before he started wearing the protect-o ring. Elena takes the opportunity to apologize to Bonnie for everything and to thank her for doing the spell, but Bonnie's not ready to engage in that conversation, so she just tells Elena to be ready to do the spell when Bonnie gets back to town. After the call, Elena tells Alaric what they need. He proposes his wedding ring, which is at the loft. Elena's a bit taken aback. I guess that's because Ric was married to her birth mother, which is a nice touch. Alaric's going to get the wedding ring from his loft, but Mere says it's best if he stays back at Gilbert Gables with her.
Alaric: Oh, you and your tranquilizers. [The ring is] in a dresser by the kitchen. It's in an aspirin bottle -- probably covered in cobwebs.
Damon and Rebekah are in bed. She's sleeping, but I already told you about this scene, above, so I get to fast-forward, now. Yay, me!
Still wet, and wearing just a towel, Damon looks at the Salvatore business archives, while Sage distracts Rebekah. Once she's gone, he goes right to the archives from 1912. There are years' worth of archives here. Why choose 1912 -- is it just on a hunch, because Sage is in town? It's too easy. I mean granted, I don't want to watch Damon read through decades of ledgers and whatnot, but when this Son Of White Oak "plot" was introduced, Rebekah told Klaus that there was a cave painting that dates back to 300 years after the Mikaelsons fled back to the Old World, so Son Of White Oak would have existed more than 700 years ago, right? Now, oak trees can last for centuries, I don't have a big problem with that. I'm just thinking the Salvatores must have been harvesting trees and milling since somewhere around the 1860s until whenever they stopped, but Damon walks right to the 1912 records. HAVE I MENTIONED I HATE THIS DAMNED TREE PLOT?