Recapper: Arguably, she'd be better off without both.
Stefan: Don't you want to be that one?
Damon: Well sure, but I'm a huge Stefan/Elena 'shipper.
Stefan: The kids just say "Stelena."
Damon: Precisely. And how old are we? Look, there's only one dose of the cure. She wants to take it. You want her to. I don't.
Stefan: Things have changed. It's not that easy, anymore.
Damon: It is right now. Get down there and help Elena get the damned thing.
Elena is wandering down below when she hears a noise. Is it telling she calls out for Stefan, rather than Damon? I can't decide. After hearing a few more rocks fall, she hears an echo-y voice call out her name. I think the voice sounds like Bonnie's voice, but when Elena turns, even though we don't see her assailant's face, we can tell by her reaction that it must be Katherine. Oh, happy day! Happy day! Elena charges at Katherine and we cut to another wonderful word from our sponsors.
Gilbert Gables. Porch. Caroline and Tyler are sitting on Elena's porch swing trying to say goodbye. Tyler says this isn't goodbye, it's just "until we find a way." He reminds her they're immortal and promises they'll find a way.
Caroline: What if we don't? Tell me you'll never think of me again. Tell me you'll forget about me. Tell me you are going to go on and live a full and happy life without me.
Tyler: This is one of those situations you women put us in, where we're never sure of the right thing to say, even though you seem to be giving us the words.
Tyler: I will live a happy life without you. I will forget all about you. And I will never, ever think about you again.
Tyler: Damn it. I'm just going to shut up and kiss her.
Audience: Excellent choice, Pudding Pup.
Caroline: Until we find a way?
Tyler: I'm just going to nod, because I'm pretty sure whatever I say is going to get me in trouble. And I'm off.
Audience: Damn it.
Back in the hole, Stefan finds Shane, who asks him for some healing vampire blood. Stefan demands to know where Jeremy and Bonnie are. Shane says he'll lead Stefan to the cure, if only Stefan will help him.
Stefan: Did you know this whole time there was only one cure?
Audience: There is no sense asking him anything, Stefan.
Shane: Everything I ever said was just to bring back my family.
Stefan: Well, you know what it was like to have hope, and now you know what it is like to lose it.