Anyhow, Dream-Stefan leaves Katherine to follow after Elena and Damon. When Stefan exits the mansion he's in modern street clothes and entering the Mystic Grill. Elena's waiting by the pool table saying "It's your turn," but she's not talking to him. Damon (now in modern garb) joins her and while on the surface, his "Be prepared to lose" taunt is aimed at Elena and their billiard game, underneath, it's a warning to Stefan's jealous psyche. Stefan looks on as his brother and best girl kiss. Soon, Katherine appears, still in her ball gown. "It hurts doesn't it? Now you know how I feel. Don't fight it, Stefan -- you loved me once. Love me again." As he starts toward Damon and Elena, Katherine grabs Stefan's arm. Voice-over Katherine says, "I love you, Stefan," as Stefan and Katherine are suddenly back at the original Founders' ball. She promises they'll be together again and kisses him. Dream-Stefan holds Katherine tight as Actual-Stefan wakes at Mossy Manse -- with Elena in his arms. Wait. Wait. I know those cosmetics. That's the eye makeup of the damned! That's not Elena. It's Katherine! Stefan jumps out of bed and snarls at her. Katherine smiles. "You have to admit, I am getting better at this." Title card.
Katherine crows (aw, I miss the crow) that since it was so easy to get in Stefan's head and manipulate his dreams, he must have completely forsaken his true nature. Stefan growls and leaps at her, but she handily tosses him on his arse -- reminding him she could rip him to shreds and do her nails at the same time. She won't though; she just wants to see him. Her three reasons for being back in town: Stefan, Stefan and Stefan. Stefan-Stefan-Stefan doesn't buy it, but Katherine insists it's the truth. Perchance then, fair Katherine, would you please explain why it's taken you 145+ years to track the dear boy down? No, of course you won't, but I can't blame you. He never fricking asks about that, so why would you?
Grill: Elena's studying when she's surprised by Damon. She still wants nothing to do with him, so she rises to leave. Damon takes it with his usual Evil Pixie Monster charm. "Okay, see you at Jenna's barbecue." Damon exposits that he talked Alaric into convincing Jenna to host a barbecue (henceforth known as "Contrivance Cookout") and inviting Mason "Brick House" Lockwood. A waitress delivers a bakery box to Damon's table as Elena notes that Jenna is not currently Damon's biggest fan. He admits he's hoping to buy her off with the peach cobbler in the aforementioned box. He's also determined to put some silver in Brick House and prove he's a werewolf. I know you're jealous by nature, Damon, and I'm not scar-averse, but just don't mess up the pretty, m'kay? My heart is big enough for the both of you (and Stefan, Matt, Ty, Alaric, and probably a few others).