Grill: Isobel's not there to answer Elena's questions. She admits she's there to sate her curiosity, but her real reason: "I want what your uncle wants -- Johnathan Gilbert's invention." Elena: "How do you know my uncle?" Oh for pity's sake, Elena. Do the math. He's your biological father and you're your own grandpa. Isobel is more subtle. "I used to spend a lot of time here when I was younger. John had a crush on me for years. He was the first one that told me about vampires." Elena asks what made Izzy want to be one. Izzy says it's a long list of reasons, "All of which I'm sure you've thought about." Elena purses her lips and shakes her head no but her quick glance at Stefan is her tell. Izzy agrees with me. "That was your first lie. It's inevitable. You're gonna get old. Stefan won't. Forever doesn't last very long -- when you're human." I'm sure Elena has read Twilight, Izzy. Ease up on the poor kid.
Elena takes on an edge and a sneer. "I'm sorry, but I don't have what you're looking for." She rises, but Izzy kicks out her chair, grabs Elena's arm and orders her to sit back down. Stefan's halfway across the bar by now, so (without turning to see him) Isobel adds, "And tell your boyfriend to walk away." Elena nods at Stefan, and gets a big sour smile from Mumsy, who again demands the invention. Elena says she doesn't have it. Izzy: "I know that, but Damon does, and you're going to get it for me." Elena says Damon won't give it to her. Isobel says, "Then the blood will be on your hands." She rises, grabs her purse and starts out of the bar, calling over her shoulder, "It was nice meeting you, Elena." As Elena's face crumbles, Stefan heads toward her, but over at the entrance, Bonnie's coming in as Dizzy Miss Izzy is leaving. Elena sees her first. She stands and faces her friend as the tears roll down her cheek. Bonnie's resolve weakens. She wants to go to Elena, but when she sees Stefan approaching, she turns and walks away. Elena sighs with longing as she watches Bonnie go. Oh you girls. Stop that. Stop it right now.
Gilbert Gables: Jenna is making a sandwich as Jeremy wanders into the kitchen, cellphone glued to ear, leaving a message for Anna. Jenna asks how Anna is. "I like that girl. She has fire." Jeremy doesn't know. She won't return his calls. Snark walks in and asks his nephew if he has girl troubles. Jeremy says there's no trouble, he's just waiting on a call. John tries to probe about Anna a little more, but it puts off both Jenna (of course the fact that John is still breathing puts off Jenna) and the Germ, who wants to know what's up with the curiosity. Snark: "I'm just making conversation. No one else in this house likes me. At least I can talk to you -- especially if you need someone to talk to about girls." Jenna: "Oh, please. I'm eating" Hee. I love her Snark-hate. Once they're alone, Snark closes in on Jeremy and asks how well he really knows Anna. Jeremy says "Extremely well." Snark reminds him that he can talk to him about anything and can answer any questions that he has. Jeremy asks him why. Oh my word. Would one of you just say the word vampire and get it over with. Nope. Not yet. Instead, Snark explains in thusly: "Because your dad would want me to." Jeremy blinks, swallows and stumbles over his words until he ekes out an I'm good.