Damon gives Isobel a big O.K. on her choice of Cherie and says, "Good to see you, Isobel. I was just having fun with your naughty little minion." Isobel sparked one up on the way home, so it takes her five minutes to ask: "How'd you find me?" Damon Stealth-Salvatores himself up into her face. "Searched all the neighborhood bank-owned foreclosures and found the most expensive one." Isobel acknowledges she learned that trick from him and wants to know what he's doing there. Damon points out she's caused quite a stir in town, and yet didn't bother to pop in on the man who made her. "I'm a little hurt." Isobel's as "sorry" as Damon is "hurt." She starts to hug him, but in a flash, it turns violent and Izzy? She's a hair-puller. "Did you bring the device?" Hey, wait a second. Damon is 140 years or so older than she, right? How come she's roughing him up? Maybe he's just playing nice.
He ows over his pulled hair -- eliciting a laugh from his former prey. Damon wants to know what Isobel is doing with Uncle Snark. Isobel: "We dated a few times when we were young. He's a little bit in love with me." She then claims not to have any personal interest in the mysterious Gilbert Gizmo; she's just doing as told and informs him they're on the same side. Damon approaches her again, and grabs her chin. "What side is that?" Isobel: "Katherine's." She puts her hands on the back of his head, but plays nicer, this time. "She wants John Gilbert to have the device, and I think you know that she's not happy when she doesn't get what she wants." Damon shoves her off and asks why she's doing Katherine's dirty work. Isobel: "Don't kill the messenger. We both know that you can't control Katherine. She does what she wants."
Damon scoffs and says he gets what he wants too, but Isobel's not buying it, because she reads the recaps. The duo then gets rough with one another, but they're in the clinch, and their lips brush together as they speak. Somerhalder's movements reek of sex. Finally, they kiss and Izzy flash-forwards them over to the couch, where she mounts him. But she doesn't stay on top for long. Damon forces her to the floor, and while simultaneously straddling and throttling her, lays down the law. "Now that I have your attention, listen up. You do not come into my town -- threaten people that I care about." People? Who, besides Elena, rates? Could it be -- is the memory of his man-date still so fresh in his mind? Damon continues: "Going after Elena? Baaaaaad moooooove. You leave her alone or I will rip you to bits because I do believe in killing the messenger." He whispers in her ear. "You know why? Because it sends a message." Still holding her by the throat, he brings her head up and then slams it down on the floor. "Katherine wants something from me? You tell the little bitch to come get it herself." Whee!