Gilbert Gables: Tyler stops by to pick up the Heritage Project items from Elena, so of course Germ answers the door, so they can revisit this toothless triangle. Elena arrives just in time with the box o' trinkets. She tries to diffuse the trouble, but once she's gone, Tyler blocks Germ from closing the door. "Hey, would it make a difference if I told you I actually like Vicki?" He seems completely sincere, but Jeremy thinks otherwise. "Not even if you meant it." He shuts the door. Since Tyler started out as a would-be date-rapist who seemed interested only in Vicki's pants, not her heart, and was 'Roid Rage incarnate last week, it's hard to reconcile his sincerity, her, and his actions throughout the rest of the episode just confuse things later. I'm fine with the idea of this triangle, but the execution isn't working for me.
In the kitchen Bonnie compares perfumes for Elena's benefit. "Delicate Flower versus Naught Vixen." Elena says, "Tough call. Can we mix them?" Oh, you should, but it takes a delicate hand, Elena. A delicate hand. Bonnie acts enthusiastic about Elena's date, but Elena knows she's fronting. Bonnie spills that per Caroline, Katherine chose Damon over Stefan, which drove Stefan mad. He did "horrible things" to break up Katherine and Damon. "He manipulated Katherine. He filled her head with all these lies, until finally it worked, and she turned against Damon." Elena recognizes this as Damon's side of the story, but Bonnie, who has already abandoned Team Stefan, says, "I just wanted you to know." She calls Stefan a "calculating, manipulative liar," but when Elena protests, Bonnie points out that Elena doesn't actually know much about him at all.