Meanwhile, Stefan, who probably fancies himself the Jack Shephard of this piece, is tying a knot and giving Rebekah a hard time about not helping, so I immediately think of them as Shannon and Boone, which is confusing, because Damon is Boone. It's like how Jared Padalecki plays Sam (brother of Dean) on Supernatural, but he played Dean on Gilmore Girls. Okay, I've lost all but three of you, now, but you three know exactly what I mean, yes? Thank goodness. Anyhow Stefan isn't actually looking for help with knot-tying. What he wants is for Rebekah to avoid getting under Elena's skin, but it's too late. When Rebekah lists Elena's sins, Elena stops in her tracks and says, "You know I can hear you, right?" Rebekah: "You now I don't care, right?" With that, Elena Stealth Salvatores up in Rebekah's grill and tries to stake her with the Perma-Son of White Oak stake. Of course she fails and Rebekah knocks her down, but doesn't confiscate the stake. This makes not one bit of narrative sense. Contrivance Fairy: "Patience, Grasshopper. Later, you will come to understand why I enchanted Rebekah such that she doesn't take the only weapon capable of killing her and her ilk." After twittering about how Stefan likes her (Becky) again, Rebekah wiggles off. Stefan offers Elena a hand in getting up, but she's feeling petulant, so she ignores it. Stefan walks away, which is something he should do more often.
Damon teases Elena about abandoning her Team Building skills, then reminds her that Stefan only brought Becky to make Elena think he's moved on and to make Damon think he's not getting under his skin. The closed captioning disagrees with me and the Somerhalder mumbles, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Elena tries on a new outlook for size and realizes that if they just get the cure, Rebekah will be a human and much less of a threat. Damon: "Human Rebekah. Can't imagine her without fangs." This provides Elena the opportunity to ask Damon what he'll do with the cure once they've found it. Will he take it? Despite her hopeful look, all Damon says is, "I don't want to speculate." I love how all these characters assume there will be enough of the cure for anyone who wants it. I desperately hope they're wrong.