Jeremy looks at Damon and says, "You," and I nearly fall off my couch. Of course, Bonnie is standing right next to Damon, so that's really who he means, but wouldn't it have been much more fun if Damon was Jeremy's detour. When Jeremy explains that he feels that way about Bonnie, she smiles, because it's the first time anyone has felt anything about her in approximately two seasons. All Damon is feeling is awkward, so he awkwardly announces his awkwardness and takes his awkward leave.
Shane finds Elena down on the dock. She's wrapped in a blanket, or some sort of blankety poncho thing. Should Elena even get cold, anymore? Well, I guess Nina Dobrev does, so I'll cut this some slack. Besides, I'm pretty sure Elena always wraps herself in that thing when she's at the lake.
Shane praises Damon's suggestion of using Bonnie as Jeremy's touchstone, because we're not calling it a detour, anymore. When Shane brings up Elena's relationship with Damon, Elena asks if he has any idea how to use hypnosis to free her from the sire bond. Shane says, "In all my world travels, the one spell I've never found is how to break somebody from loving too much. Trust me. I've looked." When Elena gives him a curious look, Shane explains that his wife and son died. He was trying to figure out a way not to miss them. I'm sorry. Real world stuff is still keeping me from caring. Well, real world stuff and the fact that I don't think Shane is above manipulation, because it seems to be his gift.
Anyhow, Our Lady of Compassion doesn't rip off her daywalker ring then and there, and immolate herself in honor of Shane's pain, which is good, because here comes Damon walking softly and carrying a big stick. Actually, it's an axe. He hadn't yet threatened to kill Shane this episode, so he takes the time to do that, then asks Professor Shady why he's after the vampire cure. Shady says he never said he was looking for it, but can tell them where to find it. While Klaus's sword will lead them there, so can Shady. He's already been there. We cut to...