Mystic Falls Founders Hall, Exterior, Night: The Event O' the Week is a fund raiser to restore Wickery Bridge -- the very same bridge that was the site of the accident that killed Elena and Jeremy's parents. Alaric and Damon discuss Stefan as they approach. Alaric can't figure out why, since Stefan saved Damon's life, he's ready to risk it to taunt Klaus. "Is his humanity on or off?" Damon says it's more of a dimmer switch, which is a problem, because Damon can't predict how far Stefan will go, until someone gets killed. Alaric: "Suddenly, you care who lives or dies?" Damon: "I have a small list." Love that. Alaric scoffs. "Talk about a humanity dimmer switch." Damon: "Screw you." Oh would you two kiss and make up, already? Come on, Alaric, you know you miss him. Oh no. I just had the most horrible thought. What if Damon loses it again, and kills Alaric again, and the ring utterly fails. There'll be no coming back from that. Never mind, Alaric. Don't kiss and make up. And maybe don't pick at currently sane Evil Pixie Monster so much, either. M'kay? When they get to the steps leading up to the hall, and read the sign announcing the Event O' the Week, Alaric sighs. "Can't a Council Meeting ever just be a Council Meeting?" No, Ric. What are you -- new?
Cemetery, Night: Elena, Bonnie, Matt and Birthday Vampire Barbie enter a crypt. Elena announces that Caroline doesn't need a birthday party. "You need a funeral. You need to say goodbye to your old life, so you can move on with your new one." Caroline and Matt smile at the sound of that. Caroline takes off her birthday tiara and says, "Here lies Caroline Forbes..." Elena, puts a candle in Caroline's cake, each time she adds to this spoken-word epitaph: "Cheerleader. Miss Mystic Falls. Third-grade hopscotch champion." She smiles when that gets a laugh out of Caroline. Bonnie adds: "Friend. Daughter. Overachiever." Matt: "Mean girl." Caroline just looks at him. Matt says, "Sometimes, no offense." Caroline: "Eh, none taken." Elena: "She was 17 and she had a really good life. So rest in peace, so that you can move forward. That's what you really need. That's what we all really need. Amen. Or cheers, or whatever." Bonnie then lights the candles with her mind. Elena tells her to make a wish. Caroline closes her eyes and approaches the cake.