Ahem. Okay, I'm going to collapse this storyline and plagiarize somewhat again, so I don't WRITE THE REST OF THE WEECAP IN ALL CAPS LIKE THIS HERE. OKAY? OKAY! In the 1912 records, Damon sees that Son of White Oak brought the Salvatores big bucks, because it was used to build Wickery Bridge. That means the wooden underpinnings can kill an Original. Sage reminds Damon that her twu wuv Finn is an Original, but Damon strikes a bargain with Sage -- if she helps him kill Rebekkah, Finn will be spared.
After Damon gets dressed, he looks for Sage, who of course is already gone. He races to Wickery Bridge. Becky and Sage have already burnt all the wood. Since Sage could enter ancient Original Beckster's mind while she was sleeping, the comparatively juvenile Damon's mind was no challenge -- even while awake. Once she realized the Originals are linked (if one dies, they all will) she betrayed the Fellowship. Super. Now the already all-but-invincible Originals have an unoriginal, but thoroughly ancient and powerful addition to their team. This is where I want to choke the script. I know most of you prefer a scene by scene recap. Time makes that difficult to do, in a weecap. This Son of White Oak plot makes it IMPOSSIBLE TO DO WITHOUT SCREAMING, REGARDLESS OF MY DEADLINE. THANK YOU FOR INDULGING ME, GENTLE READERS. OH LOOK, HERE'S A SCENE WITH STEFAN AND ELENA. LET'S GET TO THAT!
When Elena arrives at Alaric's loft, Stefan is waiting for her. Alaric told him she'd be there. Elena tells him she knows he doesn't want to be around her. Stefan doesn't want to hurt her, but he can't be who she wants him to be right now, because he's not in control. He's there, because he's done more digging into the Gilbert family insanity. Samantha killed two people while she was institutionalized. She was on suicide watch, so she wouldn't have been wearing her ring at the time.
Elena: Wait, so you're saying the violent behavior can still happen, even if the person isn't wearing the ring?
Recapper: I've got a bigger "Wait, so..." In the recaplet, I mentioned that I wanted to choke Stefan at some point, but I didn't mention when. This is the when. I'm trying my best not to go all CAPS again, but seriously, show? Stefan leaves tiny little Mere home with Alaric, alone, to find Elena at the apartment and tell her something he could have told her over the phone? Shouldn't he maybe be babysitting Alaric instead, in case he has a ringless psycho killer fugue? Grr.