Upper Cave. Damon picks the shrapnel out of Rebekah then collapses next to her. Like vampiric hearing, vampiric healing is unreliable, so I won't bother with all Damon's lying around right now. What I want to know is -- are these brothers going to switch girlfriends, again?
Rebekah: Why didn't you go with them? Did you give up?
Damon: I made peace with the fact that I can't control everything.
Rebekah: You love Elena and always will. If she becomes human and her feelings change, you will never know peace.
Damon: Life sucks. Get a helmet.
Recapper: Can I steal that line and use it on my kids?
Damon: Be my guest.
Rebekah: You did something selfless, Damon. If I didn't know better, I'd say you were becoming a halfway decent person.
Audience: Oh crap, Rebekah. Don't let your newfound skepticism fade now.
Meanwhile, in the burial chamber Jeremy is smashing away at Silas's hands with a rock, as Bonnie again insists the only way to get the cure is to raise Silas. Before she can say more, Vaughn arrives and knifes her in the back.
Vaughn: Don't listen to the witch, boy. We must raise Silas and we have to do it, now.
Sponsors: Here's a word from us.
After the break, Jeremy rushes to Bonnie's side. Meanwhile, Vaughn slices open his own hand and starts to feed his blood to the beast. He plans to raise and kill Silas. Jeremy, feeling more of a bond to his sister-cousin than to his mystical brother-in-arms, pulls Vaughn away. I'm not your action recapper, as well you know, so suffice it to say that they struggle. They argue too, but little said is of consequence, so I'm not going to bother with it. As Vaughn is about to possibly kill Jeremy, "Elena" (KATHERINE) rushes in and grabs him. She is about to bite his neck when Jeremy warns her that he's a hunter, so she tosses Vaughn aside, then asks Jeremy if he's okay. We cut to...
Gilbert Gables. When Klaus wanders out onto the porch, Caroline asks how he's free.
Klaus: I figure something awful has befallen your friend, Bonnie.
Bonnie Haters: HOORAY!
Recapper: Don't get ahead of yourselves. I think she's just been weakened by her wound, and has lost mystical hold of Klaus.
Bonnie Haters: Damn it!
Klaus: I won't hurt you, Caroline.
Caroline: You've done enough.
Klaus: I've done more than enough. I've shown kindness. Forgiveness. Pity. Because of you, Caroline. It was all for you.