MFHS; Exterior: Bonnie tells Elena about her Emily Bennett-induced dreams. She thinks she's being haunted and wonders if Emily is using the talisman to connect with her. Elena suggests asking Grams, but Bonnie says Grams would tell her to embrace it, whereas Bonnie just wants it to stop.
MFHS; Saltzman's classroom: Jeremy stops by at Saltzman's request. It seems All-Trades Tanner kept a "Jack-Ass file" (thus labeled, even) devoted to the Germ. Alaric is the hot, cool, young teacher, so that's not his style. He throws it away. Oh man, despite the pretty, I'm really feeling Flutie, now. I hope you don't get eaten by hyena-transpossessed cool kids, Al. He can see Germ is trying to turn around the grade situation, and offers him an extra-credit project. He wants a paper on local history, with "no Wikipedia regurgita." The camera focuses on Al's ring as he and the Germ shake. It's like a class ring, but bigger -- a Super Bowl ring's younger, plainer cousin. In case we missed the camera work, Jeremy comments on the ring. Al says it was his father's. The look on Germ's face makes me wonder if he's missing his pocket watch/ACTUAL VAMPIRE COMPASS. At any rate, he has a week to do the assignment.
MFHS; Exterior: Matt and Caroline have another awkward, "Hey," moment, but she totally calls him on his lame guy moves. I thought I was going to loathe this character. Boy, was I wrong. She says the heys wreak of "awkward subtext." Since he spent the night in her bed, "...cuddling" and then snuck out the window, at least he could talk to her. This is not Pudding Pop's proudest moment, for sure. He explains he heard Caroline's mom coming home that morning and since She's the Sheriff, he really didn't want to piss her off or get Caroline in trouble, so he snuck out. "As for the heys, I'm pretty sure it's what I've said to you every day since the first grade." He's probably technically accurate, here, but his deer in the headlights expression does nothing to strengthen his case. Caroline is somewhat mollified though. Then, Matt goes on the defensive. "Trying to read something into it? Lame girl move." He walks off, leaving her standing there, all alone. I'm not calling him Pudding Pop for the rest of this weecap, because that was kind of... shitty. Don't get me wrong -- it was great. He can't be practically perfect all of the time, but still? Shitty.