MFHS Parking Lot: Matt sits in his truck looking at all the students wandering toward school when Vicki pops in. He was thinking about their first day last year. "I was worried about running into Elena and you said..." Vicki finishes his sentence. "Suck it up. Be a man, and show her what she's missing." Matt adds, "Yeah. Instead, she met a vampire." When Vicki asks if he's okay, he says life is a lot to deal with, with her gone and their mom not around. They confess they miss each other, and then Vicki asks, "What if I told you there was a way that you could help me come back?" Before she can explain what she means, Tyler walks up and bangs on Matt's truck door. Vicki disappears. When Matt gets out of the truck, Ty asks if he was talking to himself. Matt changes the subject. "What's got you in such a good mood?" Tyler: "We're seniors, man. Life is good." Is it just me, or has hybridism made him a little 'roid rage-y again?
Mikael's Crypt: Katherine is dangling a mouse over Mikael the Vampire Vampire Slayer (MtVVS), but he's not tempted enough to even stir. He doesn't wake when she yells at him to wake, either. Damon calls and scolds her for not taking his calls for two days. Thanks to Germ, he knows she found MtVVS. Katherine complains that MtVVS has refused to wake for any number of treats. "And I've tried everything. Grave diggers. Mourners. Mice. Rats. Bats. He's just not interested." Damon tells her to try harder. "We need him to kill Klaus so I can de-Ripper-fy Stefan -- before he destroys the house." Katherine spots a fresh mourner visiting a nearby grave and says, "Fine. I'll give it another shot." What a team player.
MFHS Corridor: As Elena arrives at her locker, her phone rings. It's Damon. "So... you might not want to come here for a while. We have a new housemate -- Barbie Klaus." Oh look, Damon. You dubbed Caroline Vampire Barbie, a nickname I've used ever so cheerfully, but they can't all be Barbie X or X Barbie. It's cheap and derivative. He ignores me and tells Elena that Klaus ditched Rebekah, "After I name-dropped Mikael." Elena asks what Stefan is up to. "Oh, you know Stefan. Journaling. Reading. Shaping his hair." Heh. Elena knows he's blowing smoke up her arse. Damon doesn't want to have this conversation with her, so he says, "Oh was that the bell? Ding ding. Don't want to be late," and hangs up.