Ladies Room: Elena and Caroline meet up while freshening up their makeup. Caroline gently pumps Elena for information about her and Stefan, but Elena lies that everything's just great between them. Caroline notes that her radar must be off, but before she can bang the final nail in her very own Damon-crafted coffin, Elena interrupts to ask her about the marks that are visible through her open-work cardigan. When Elena starts to pull at it, Caroline pushes her hand away and says, "Don't." Undeterred, Elena goes straight for the scarf and finds the healing but still obvious bite mark on Caroline's neck. Caroline gets nasty as she insists it's nothing, and tries to get Elena off the subject by saying, "My mom would kill me." As Caroline leans towards the mirror to adjust her lipstick, Elena pulls back the shoulder of her cardigan and sees the bite marks on her shoulder blade. Elena says, "Did Damon hurt you?" Caroline slaps her away again, tells her to leave her alone, and takes off. Jaw on the floor, Elena stares after her.
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.