Back on the Common, Elena says to Isobel, "You were never going to hurt him." Isobel says, "No. I was going to kill him. Don't look for any redeeming qualities in me. I don't have them." Elena: "But you took a risk with Damon. How did you know that he was going to give it to me?" Isobel blinks and smiles. "'Cause he's in love with you." Elena's all Aroo, while Damon steals a sidelong glance at Stefan and is all Oh shit, and Stefan's all, I can't hear you lalalala. Before Elena can get all incensed and stomp off, Isobel stretches forth her open hand. Elena begrudgingly approaches and slams the Gilbert Gizmo into her miserable birth mother's palm. "Thank you." Isobel asks, "For what?" Damon waits for it, but he knows -- he knows what's coming. Elena shakes her head. "For being such a monumental disappointment. It keeps the memory of my real mother -- perfectly intact." Isobel has a parting dig of her own. "Goodbye, Elena. As long as you have a Salvatore on each arm, you're doomed." The camera pans from Stefan to Damon and then cuts back to Isobel. "Katherine was smart. She got out, but we all know that you're not Katherine." Isobel moves in before she turns and struts away. Elena fights back disappointment's bitter tears as she watches half her gene pool walk off into the night. Once the bitch is gone, Stefan takes a devastated Elena in his arms. She can't help peeking over his shoulder at Damon, who cannot take his eyes off her. Elena closes her eyes and snuggles into Stefan's shoulder. None of this escapes Stefan's notice. None of it. He looks over at Damon, who has the grace to avert his eyes and walk away. Stefan caresses Elena's hair. Commercial.
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Gilbert Gables; Jeremy's Room: When Jeremy reaches Anna's voicemail once again, he hangs up in disgust. It's then that Elena enters his room without knocking. "Jeremy, we have to talk about this." Jeremy says they really don't. Elena says there are things he really needs to know. Jeremy: "Yeah, because I'm pretty sure your journal covers it." Elena: "You read my journal?" Jeremy: "Yeah. Save me the speech about 'invasion of privacy' because I read a section about Damon erasing my memory about what happened to Vicki." Oh Show, your reveals are so awesome. Never stop. Please, never stop. Elena says he doesn't understand. "The night that Vicki died -- it was like Mom and Dad died all over again." Jeremy swallows hard as Elena continues. "It was all over your face. And it hurt so much to see you like that. I just wanted to take away your pain. I'm so sorry." Jeremy closes his eyes for a moment, and then: "Just get out." Elena tries to plead her case, but he'll have none of it. "Just get out. Please." Elena sighs and turns to go, but after she crosses the threshold, she has second thoughts. "Jer, I..." Jeremy's heart hardens. He closes the door RIGHT IN HER FACE, which means I have to go back to calling him Germ full time, at least for a while.