Founders Hall: Uncle Snark Daddy shows the Mayor how the Gilbert Gizmo works. It emits a high-pitched noise (outside of human hearing range) which disables any vamps within a five-block radius. Once they're down, the town deputies will inject the fang gang with Vervain and drag 'em off. Snark tells the Mayor that his informant confirmed that the Revenge of the Refugee Tomb Vampires No-Star Revue is going down tonight. How dare they attack on Mystic Falls' high holy day? Is nothing sacred to these bloodsucking fiends? Nope -- on account of their being bloodsucking fiends. They want revenge for what the founding families did to them in 1864. The Mayor thinks Snark's plan is risky. Their families will be there. Snark says it's the only way to draw them out and kill them. "All of them." You'd better not hurt our pretty Brothers Salvatore, Snark Daddy, or a band of pitchfork-wielding fan girls will hunt you down, bite your finger right off, and shove your magic ring where the sun don't shine.
Tomb Refugee Headquarters: Some nameless boy vamp lays out the plan for the Revenge of the Refugee Tomb Vampires No-Star Revue: Go to the nighttime Founder's Day events, blend in, and once the fireworks start? Show time. It's then that a visitor arrives. Nameless: "Anna, what are you doing here?" No way is she in so wounded over the Germ not immediately turning that she'd betray him like that. He's her weakness. She's a spy, I say, and good on her.
After the parade, the young 'uns decamp to the Grill. Damon's already there when Elena shows up. He says he likes her better in her street clothes -- the period look doesn't suit her. She asks if that's an insult, but he assures her it's a compliment of the highest order. It's also wrong. Nina Dobrev is so beautiful she could work even the proverbial potato sack to her advantage, but all that finery looked mighty fine on her. That said, I get what he means and believe he means what he's saying. She's gotten to him. He's starting to understand not only that Elena is no Katherine, but that that's a good thing.
Elena changes the subject to Stefan. She knows he's worried about her friendship with Damon. When Damon smiles, his eyes go all Evil Pixie Teaser. "Did he mention something to you, too?" Elena: "No, did he mention something to you?" Damon lies poorly, but I think that's his intention. "No." Eye-thing. "Nothing worth repeating." Sly grin and more eyes. Elena's serious. "I think you should stop with the flirty little comments and that..." (Elena, I think the term you're looking for is "eye-thing" -- trust me, I'm a writer.) "...eye-thing that you do." Oh my word, a TV character finally listened to me. I've got to go write this in my diary. BRB .