Torture Emporium: Stefan isn't really in the mood to entertain company, even though Damon proclaims it is "Family Day at Vampire Rehab." When Damon references Elena's faith in Lexi's recovery plan, Stefan says, "We should all listen to Elena, right? I mean her plans always work out so well, don't they?" Stefan tries to get Damon to leave by implying Elena might be in danger from Rebekah, but Damon isn't worried. Once he decides Stefan really has given up, he frees him from his bonds. Stefan asks what he's doing. Damon: "Screw this Lexi Plan. I think we could both use a drink." With Damon out the door, and his restraints removed, Stefan stays in the chair for a moment. Some of Stefan's humanity remains, indeed. Look at how sad he is -- sad in part, to be free.
Mossy Manse: Elena arrives to find Rebekah blaring music. Rebekah is all smiles as she fills two champagne flutes. A compelled bevy of beauties parades out in the various dresses Rebekah is considering for the Homecoming dance. She asks Elena her opinion on the frocks. Elena's not there to shop. She wants to know about Mikael. Rebekah takes Homecoming dress selection so seriously that she Stealth-Salvatores over to one of the girls, puts on her game face, and hovers her fangs over her victim's neck. Elena gives in and makes a choice. "The red one." Becky sends the girls away, telling them to remember nothing.
Once they're alone, Rebekah picks up her glass of champagne and walks over to Elena. Standing far too close, Becky grits her teeth and says, "You do not threaten me. You'll learn what I allow you to learn. Is that clear?" Elena nods. Commercial.
Gilbert Gables: Bonnie arrives and gives Alaric the "necklace that wouldn't die." Sensing her sorrow, he gives her a little pep talk before getting to work. "Listen, Jeremy is an idiot. And I know this with certainty, because I was once a Jeremy. Trust me. We...learn. Eventually." When Bonnie gives him a half smile and Alaric grins back at her, I realize something about myself. Whenever any two characters on this show have any sort of moment, my inner 'shipper gets all excited. Stop that, inner 'shipper. I have work to do, and I can't see the show hooking Alaric up with any of our main three girls, at least not while they're still matriculating at the school in which he teachers. Anyhow, Alaric holds up a picture of another petroglyph. It seemed familiar to him, because it is. It's the same design that is on Elena's necklace. After confirming with Bonnie that Grams said the necklace once belonged to the witch who put the hybrid curse on Klaus, Alaric notes that the symbol is repeated throughout the cave. He then labels that photo witch.