Stefan is at his desk when the phone rings. It's Sheriff Forbes. "We have a bigger problem. We cut to...
Damon's Car. Damon answers Stefan's call, even though he's driving. That's very dangerous, Damon. You should pull over. Oh, I know you won't die, at least not unless you crash into a picket fence (that could be a metaphor about fandom desires, if I strain myself). When Stefan asks where Damon is, Damon says, "Out for a drive. I needed some space. It's not me. It's you." Stefan gets to his point. Sheriff Forbes says there have been reports of six other bloodbank thefts within 30 miles of town. "Somebody's stock-piling blood. It's not us. [...] I think Silas followed us back from that island. He hasn't fed in 2,000 years, so he would have to gorge on blood. That explains the thefts." Damon grimaces. "You know, I'm not really in the mood to Scooby-Doo our way through the Case of the Stolen Blood Supply, so why don't you hold the fort down 'til I get back and I'll be in touch, brother."
After Damon hangs up on Stefan, the camera zooms out to reveal Elena is riding shotgun. She tells Damon, "He's gonna hate you for that." Damon: "Yeah, well, emotions are overrated." When Elena asks where they're going, Damon looks at the photo of him and Will, then says, "A place every newbie vampire should go at least once in their life -- New York -- the city that never sleeps." Elena looks happier than she has in... maybe forever. Drive safely, kids. Title card.
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