Exterior; Mayoral Mansion: Elena flies down the steps and straight at Damon, actually physically pushing him once he's within arms' reach. "There is something seriously wrong with you. You stay away from Caroline, or I will go straight to her mother -- the sheriff. You got it? Stay away from her." She leaves him standing there. He looks up at the house, undoubtedly searching for his meal. The camera pulls out to reveal Stefan standing off in the distance, by a fountain, which is where Elena finds him. She apologizes for her earlier behavior and takes back everything she said. "You were completely right about Damon." I think Stefan must be a good guy, because he doesn't say, "Duh. Brother." She tells him about the bruises and bite marks all over her friend and says Damon has Caroline all messed up in the head. When Stefan nods silently, Elena is appalled that he's not surprised by this horrid news. Stefan will only say that he's "handling it," to which Elena replies that he should be having Damon arrested. He says he doesn't expect her to understand, which only sets her off, again. "I don't understand anything, Stefan, so why don't you just clear it up for me?" Stefan says there are things he wants to tell her, but can't. "And I may never be able to.... I just need you to trust me." That's a big no. Elena says, "Trust is earned; I can't just magically hand it over." Stefan hardly listens though, because he's watching Damon lead Caroline (rather roughly) down the steps and into the night. Stefan says, "I'm so sorry, I have to go," and leaves Elena standing there.
Gilbert Gables: Germ is sitting alone playing video games, because I've grounded him until he apologizes to my Pudding Pop. He greets the sound of his doorbell with rolling eyes, and is shocked to see Vicki standing on his stoop. He tells her she looks "amazing," and asks what she's doing there. Vicki says, "I was thinking maybe I could make one more wrong choice, today." Germ smiles, because he doesn't realize that's Girl for, "I'm using you as a salve on my wounded ego." Vicki's smile grows. "I still have 17 minutes." At first I take that as dig on his prowess, then I realize he's a teenaged boy, and then I realize all she meant is that there's 17 minutes left to today. She crosses the threshold, grabs his head in her hands, and gives him a big smooch. They stop for a moment to look at each other, then pick right back up where they left off. We leave them while Jeremy is trying to close the door without breaking their clinch.