Bonnie chases after a departing Lucy. She wants to know more, like why she instantly trusted this stranger. Lucy explains that she's a distant relative. "My mother is Joanna, first cousin twice-removed from Pauline, niece of Sheila." Scott says, "They're more closely related to Noah than each other." He's not wrong, but whatevs. Seeing Bonnie was a wake up call for Lucy; she's swearing off vampire entanglements. Bonnie wants to know how to stay out of the middle of them, too. Lucy tells her she can't. "Unlike me, you're one of the good ones, Bonnie. The middle of it is exactly where you need to be." Right after Lucy promises Bonnie they'll meet again, she walks off, but Jeremy soon approaches. When he offers Bonnie a ride home, she boggles at the fact that he's old enough to drive. Jeremy's expression, while exasperated, remains charming. "I'm not a kid anymore, Bonnie." He ain't, girl. Look at that, there. Oh, hey, she's listening to me. Bonnie: "I'd... love a ride home." And by "ride home" I think she means, well, you know what I think she means. All right, she probably doesn't mean it yet, but she is so going to mean it.
Meanwhile, Elena, who just moments ago was bleeding out, is now standing by her lonesome -- along the side of Lockwood Lake. Stefan finds her and tells her that Katherine is gone. No way is that bitch dead so soon, and certainly not before the end of November Sweeps. What kind of rubes do you take us for, Stefan? He's not listening. He's all intent on reuniting with Elena, Elena, Elena -- but guess what? Elena is so not ready to get back with him. "I want to be with you, Stefan, you know that. But first? I need to wake up and know that the people I love are safe. I need to feel safe. Do you understand?" Stefan nods quietly. Elena sighs and limps off, leaving him as alone as she is.
Katherine wakes up alone with her beloved moonstone in ye olde tomb. The moonstone no longer seems toxic to her, because she grabs it from the ground as she rises to her feet, only to find she can't leave the tomb. As Kat struggles against an invisible barrier -- like a mime in a box, only sexier -- Damon appears and informs her she's where she should have been all along. When she tells him he should have killed her, he replies that death would have been too kind. No, it wouldn't have, Damon. It would have been the only action that made sense, and yet...? Katherine begs Damon not to close the tomb door, adding that Elena's in danger. Damon accuses her of lying as usual, but Katherine insists otherwise. "Why do you think I haven't killed her? She's the doppelganger. She needs to be protected." Damon considers this for a moment then says, "Then I'll protect her while you rot in Hell." Booyah! He slams the door on Katherine's pretty, pretty face as she screams, "You need me. You need me." Once the tomb is closed off, Damon breathes a sigh of relief.