Founders Hall, Interior: As they inspect the model of Wickery Bridge, Alaric asks Damon what's up with Elena. Damon says he doesn't know, but he's sure it, "Starts with a Stef- and ends with an -An." Alaric doesn't look convinced. Damon says, "I'm gonna get a drink, write a check -- and then we're out?" I knew it! Oh, out of the party. Never mind. Once Alaric is alone, Dr. Meredith Fell approaches. She takes no time in revealing she knows about vampires. Alaric is taken aback, until Meredith confirms she too is from a Founding Family and is on the Council. Looking at the model, she says she hates the Wickery Bridge and has since her senior prom date dumped her on that bridge. Alaric: "Did you throw him over?" Meredith laughs that she totally should have. "I've been holding a grudge ever since." She then asks where Damon is, because she's supposed to hit him up for a donation. Alaric: "Well you should. He's loaded." Meredith mentions that some rich British guy just wrote them a huge check. Alaric is all: "What British guy?!"
Of course it's Klaus. He's in another room, charming Carol Lockwood, when Damon finds him and mocks his vest. Hee. Klaus plays at playing nice, but Damon doesn't have time for pretense, and reminds Carol that she's kissing the ass of the guy who ruined Tyler's life by making him a hybrid. Carol, remember, witnessed Tyler once, during transition, so it doesn't take much to make her believe Klaus when he says he did Ty a favor. She says Klaus has promised to protest Ty and the town. Damon points out Klaus and his hybrids are the reason the town needs protecting. Klaus complains about Stefan hanging onto the Originals, and then says made a deal with the Mayor that the Council will stay out of his hair, and the town will remain safe, provided Damon gets Stefan to stop decapitating his babies. Carol chimes in and agrees Damon needs to get Stefan under control, or the Council will be forced to take action against him. Damon's all, "You've got to be kidding me." Klaus: "Come on, mate. Give peace a chance."
Birthday Wake Crypt: The kids are all tipsy, now. Elena catches Caroline drunk-texting Tyler. All she says is a mildly disapproving, "Caroline," but Bonnie's had some tequila too, and snaps at Elena, "Oh give her a break. You can't control what everyone does all the time." Even Matt is like, "Ouch, Bon." Bonnie apologizes with one of those "I'm sorry, but" apologies, and then lectures Elena about taking away Jeremy's choices. Elena knows it's wrong, but reminds Bonnie she's trying to keep the Germ alive and give him a normal life. When she says, "Bonnie, you can't tell him," Bonnie replies, "Why? Are you going to compel me not to?" Matt calls them both out on ruining a perfectly good funeral. Buzzed Bonnie realizes she's being Buzzkill Bonnie, so she wishes Caroline a happy birthday and leaves.