Bonnie and Caroline are downtown too, but away from the action, even though they are hanging lanterns in a tree. The have an expository conversation about how, while Bonnie's spell got rid of Vicki, Anna's still hanging around, and Jeremy has a direct line to the other side. As long as he and Anna want to see each other, she'll be here. Bonnie says she upset the balance of nature when she brought the Germ back, and now she's paying the price. "I'm a thousand times not okay with it. I just don't know what to do about it." They're interrupted when Damon drives up. Damon? How the heck did he survive the sunlight? Ugh. Oh, Show, I love how fast you move, except for when I don't.
Damon tells Bonnie she got her "voodoo wires crossed" when she sent Vicki packing. "I'm pretty sure I just got spit-roasted by Mason Lockwood's ghost." Caroline asks why he thinks that. Damon: "Maybe because he chained me to chair and shoved a hot poker in my chest. Let's just say I'm having déjà vu." Bonnie doesn't understand how a ghost could physically interact with someone on this side. Damon: "Yeah well, I don't have time for a vengeful Lockwood. When I kill someone -- they're supposed to stay DEAD. Whatever you screwed up, fix it." Matt watches all of this from across the street. His eyes meet Bonnie's after Damon zooms off.
Mystic Grill, Exterior: Alaric, Elena and Jeremy are seated at an outside table. Elena wants Jeremy to see if he can contact Lexi's spirit, because whenever Stefan went off the rails before, Lexi was able to pull him back. Alaric asks if these spirits are in some sort of a "supernatural purgatory," because...um...the purgatory most people speak of is... not supernatural? Shoot. This is one of the downsides to covering The Vampire Diaries. The show moves at such a rapid pace, that I usually miss all but the most glaring stupidity on first watch. On re-watch, I am not so lucky. Moving on.