FRICKING AUNT JENNA picks this moment, out of an entire season, to act like she might actually be Elena's guardian, rather than her BFF. UGH, Jenna. Your timing sucks. You couldn't have waited another minute. Or day. Or something. Damon's ashamed. He turns his face from Jenna. Elena, who looks high and who can blame her, is not afraid of Jenna's judgmental glare, and boy is it ever judgmental. Finally, Elena says, "Hi." Jenna looks like she smells something bad. "It's late. You should probably come inside." I'm sorry, don't you have an elsewhere to be or an Alaric to do? Elena nods compliantly, grabs her dress and heads in the house. Damon watches her without meeting Jenna's eyes. Jenna shuts the door on him.
Once they're alone, Jenna says, "What are you doing?" Elena stammers. "I don't... wanna talk about it." Out on the porch, Damon looks from the street to the Gilbert's door and back again. He presses his fingers to his lips and we cut to...
Sidebar: So, has Damon figured it out, yet? Some people think he knew before the smooch. Some people think he figured it out during. Some people think he figured it out in that last scene. I think he knows something is up, but is too OMG SHE LIKES ME to have put it together, just yet. I'm sure he's well on his way, though.
Bathroom: Jeremy has downed all the pills. He makes his way back to his room and climbs into bed and holy moly. Look at Steven R. McQueen's bicep. Where've you been hiding that all season, Show (and why have you been hiding it)? He lays his head on his pillow and closes his eyes.
Kitchen: Uncle Snark Daddy is rooting around for something to eat. Genocide is hungry work. When he closes the fridge door, he's startled to see Elena. She apologizes and sets to tidying the kitchen as John tries to explain himself. He's been in love with Isobel since he first laid eyes on her, but he doesn't think she ever quite returned his feelings. "She was special. Part of why I hate the vampires so much is because of what she became -- how it ruined her. And I never would have sent her to Damon, had I known she wanted to turn." Then why did you send her? You were hoping he'd make kibble out of her? WTF? "It's my fault." Well, yeah. "I'm telling you this, because I hope maybe you'd understand." As Elena is putting away the carving knives she nods and thanks her Uncle Daddy. He asks if he can help. She eyes his ring. "Sure," and CHOPS OFF HIS FINGERS, including the one on which he wears his magical ring. She then shoves him against the sink. Uncle Snark Daddy: "Katherine?!" She vamps out. "Hello, John. Goodbye John." And with that, she knifes him in the gut. Will he survive? I think not. I mean, I don't know, but it's a messier situation if he's dead, particularly if Katherine leaves his corpse there.