Isobel's: Snark returns to find Isobel packing. She doesn't have the missing piece yet, but she has the next best thing -- Jeremy. Snark is less than pleased to see that his nephew is being used as bait and demands Jeremy's immediate release. Isobel threatens John. "That gaudy ring on your finger? It comes off." Snark starts to sweat, so he appeals to the remnants of Isobel's humanity. "Come on, Isobel. I know you. It's me, John. You can't hurt a kid." Isobel: "I'll kill him to prove you wrong." Snark stupidly asks if she's the far gone. He goes on about how the old Isobel must be in there, somewhere. Nothing pisses off Isobel more than intimating she might have retained a shred of decency or human feeling. On her command (in French) she and the newly empowered pets overpower Snark. Once he's down, Frank keeps kicking him. After a quick look at Jeremy, Isobel softly says, "Hey," to get Frank to stop. She nearly winces as she hopes no one notices that she cares. She then rips off Snark's Magical Ring, and takes the lead on Gizmo retrieval. Jeremy tries not to panic as he watches his uncle suffering on the floor.
Classroom: Elena tells Bonnie and Stefan that Isobel has grabbed Jeremy and says they've got to turn the Gilbert Gizmo over to Izzy. Stefan points out that Damon will never agree to hand over an anti-vampire weapon. Elena looks at Bonnie as she wonders aloud what Damon would say if the weapon were to be rendered harmless.
Mossy Manse: Damon's all Absolutely not. He doesn't trust Bonnie or her powers, so of course he chooses to taunt her rather than try to win her over. Finally though, Bonnie convinces him that she is capable of removing the spell, by magicking his copy of Jack London's Call of the Wild off a shelf and into his waiting hands. Damon denigrates this as a parlor trick, so Elena half begs/half orders Damon to give her the device. Damon turns to Bonnie. "I don't trust you. I tried to kill you." Bonnie smiles and comes over all sex kitten. "Hmmm. You're right. You can't trust me." My stomach flips over. Earnest Elena pleads with her lesser boyfriend. "But you can trust me." Stefan watches as Damon thinks it over. He can't resist that face, so he relents and hands Elena the gizmo. His digits linger a little too long, and he places it in her hand and wraps her fingers around it. Stefan sees that, too. Commercial.