Pearl's Pilfered Pad: Alaric twigs to the fact that Damon was lying about someone at the house having information on Isobel. Damon is completely unashamed. Just then, Pearl walks in, demanding to know what happened. Damon explains: "Your merry little band of vampires spent the day torturing my brother." Pearl assures him the responsible parties will be dealt with. Damon cautions her that their little arrangement doesn't stand unless she learns to control them. Pearl: "This wasn't supposed to happen." Damon: "Well, it did! If I had a good side? Not a way to get on it." Alaric follows him out, leaving Pearl and Anna to survey the carnage.
Woods: Fast Freddy starts to rise, but it's all for naught. Stefan is a super
villain hero, now. He stakes Freddy dead, and then stakes him and stakes him some more, until Elena tries to break through to him. Eventually, Stefan stops with the overkill and turns to his best girl. AND GROWLS! They stare at each other, until the humanity in Stefan can break through. He drops his makeshift stake, staring at Elena as he pants. Commercial
Mossy Manse: Elena considers her reflection in the window until Stefan returns to his room. They're awkward around one another at first, but they try so hard. Stefan frets that she could have been killed while trying to save him. He's also sorry she had to see him in his vampyric form. Elena says he was like another person, "And it's my fault. I made you..." Stefan assures her she didn't do anything. "You were saving my life, and I was saving yours. Everything's going to be okay." His pants burst into flames. As he caresses her cheek, Elena's phone rings. She slides past him and answers it. "Hey, Jer. What's going on? Oh, no..."Donovan Domicile: Sheriff Liz Forbes sits by as her daughter makes coffee and Kelly cries. Eventually, Caroline slips by a silent Jeremy and Tyler and into Matt's room. As she pours him coffee, she asks if there's anything she can do. Matt's too broken to worry about anyone else's feelings. He says he just needs to be alone right now. Caroline is hurt, but takes this rejection as best she can -- until Elena walks in. Matt's face crumbles when he sees her. Elena runs to him and takes him in her arms. Matt sobs. Elena joins him. Caroline -- always second best -- looks on.