Next, they discuss the bracelet Elena gave to Jeremy. Anna likes it, but neither she nor Germ know it's loaded with Vervain, at least until Jeremy tries to give it to her. Anna -- who seems to figure it out -- requests they keep their relationship a secret,
especially even from his sister. She then goes on to accuse Jeremy of only liking her because of what he wants from her. Jeremy scoffs. "No, I--I like... you." The stuttered protest is never so convincing as when you're a teen, or trapped in the body of same. Anna -- who may have been born at night, but not last night -- returns the bracelet to its rightful owner. "You should wear it. It looks better on you, anyway."
Meanwhile, at the bar, Matt tells Caroline he yelled at his mom and confesses he feels like the parent of a screwed-up kid, but he worries that if he gets too stompy, she'll take off, just like Vicki. And then, Matt breaks my heart. "I wish that she would just try a little, you know? If she would just try to try, that would be okay." Caroline: "Maybe she'll surprise you." You keep dreaming, kids. Anyhow, because another dark and stormy night is falling, Caroline decides to leave before the roads get worse. She has to go to attend her dad's boyfriend's daughter's birthday party. Matt is appropriately concerned. "Buckle up. Don't speed. Stay off your cell phone and call me when you get there." Caroline laughs. "Anything else?" Pudding Pop says, "Yes," and then it's all kissy kissy smoochie-face. Mmmm. Pudding Pop.